Wednesday, July 27, 2011

On Recharging

There's just something about escaping the artificial lighting and temperatures of an office building and eating a cold chicken salad sandwich and a frozen smoothie outdoors under the warm sunshine that's awfully refreshing. 


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Michael's First Birthday!

Sophie attended her very first party this weekend!  Our neighbors' son, Michael, turned one!
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At Michael's party, Sophie got to experience a ball pit for the first time.  She wasn't afraid, just unclear on the purpose of the whole idea.
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What am I supposed to do in here?
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Can I eat these?
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There were about 5 kids at or near Sophie's age at the party.  Michael and his friend Matthew (in the plaid) are about 3 months older than Soph, but they were running around like crazy, and Sophie isn't walking yet. I anticipate a very exciting next few months for her...
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She eventually decided to share the ball pit with everyone else.
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Daddy and Sophie enjoyed hanging out and taking pictures.
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The birthday boy, getting ready for cake!
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Sophie watched the cake-eating with jealousy.  (Your cake-smashing time will come soon enough, Soph.)
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Michael smashed his cake with glee.
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Need some water after all that icing!
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The Birthday Boy and his daddy.
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Caught Matthew by surprise!
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All of the excitement was eventually too much for poor Sophie.
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We should party like this more often -- maybe she'd nap more...Happy First Birthday, Michael!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

So. What Have I Missed?

I blinked, and it was mid-July, and I hadn't blogged in almost two months.  How did this happen?
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Perhaps.....
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...it has something....
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...directly to do.....
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...with a little person....
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.....who lives in our house....
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....and is full of emotions....
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....and energy....
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....and really....
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...just never....
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...stops moving!
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(Well, maybe that's not entirely true. She sleeps what feels like every few days. And so do I.)
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So we'll try to keep up a bit better around here, despite the boundless energy of a 9 month old.  Even almost-toddlers need quiet moments to reflect and contemplate once in a while, right?
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(Dear God, I sure hope so.  Or we are in for a heap of trouble...)

Testing 1, 2, 3

Trying to blog from an Android app that I just downloaded. Can anybody hear me out there?