Monday, October 31, 2011


Now they really start. Pea’s birthday marked the beginning of our fall/winter festivities and I just can’t seem to take down the Happy Birthday banner that hangs in my dining room.
Now we fly straight into Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and slew of birthdays. As I’ve mentioned before, things are ever-changing in our house with a girl that is growing so big, so fast. Leaves falling are a sign of change and we are wearing an extra layer around here. This indoor mommy is being pushed daily to step outside and explore the fall around us. “Buh” with a tiny finger pointing up is a bird sighting, and a little grin appears each time she causes a crunch with her tiny feet.
But the family is changing, too. Brothers and sisters moved (far) away, creating new traditions for our own family, and not being the “kids” anymore. It’s weird, different, and good in some ways.
This year we have tried to give our girl the best that we can give. We will continue to teach her, cuddle her, laugh with (or sometimes, at) her, and let her go a little more each day.
Last year on this night, Andrew set up signs in the yard “DO NOT KNOCK OR RING DOOR BELL”. For there was a 9-day new baby sleeping in the house. We wanted Halloween to pass quietly, for every moment of sleep was sacred. This year, we visited with cousins, put on our costume one more time, and stayed up a little past bedtime.
It really does seem like minutes since this time last year, but we are embracing it, enjoying it, and always freezing it in time :)
Monday, you have exhausted me.
Robeez, we need to strike a deal soon. Buy two, get one free? Buy three, get two free? I’m pretty sure I own part of the company now. I’ll be awaiting my coupon…
Bring it, holidays.

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