Friday, September 25, 2009

Happy birthday, Sadie

09.09.09*, Sadie turned one. How can that be? I though Josh's first year went fast, but with the two of them running around like mad people, this year just flew. So what's new and exciting with my beautiful princess?
  • She has been walking for months. Seriously - almost two months. She's fast as lightening. It's scary.
  • She is chock-full of attitude. She's a spicy one. But we knew that from the beginning. She's got a mind of her own and she's stubborn as hell. I don't mind so much - the apple doesn't fall far, know what I mean? I may eat those words when she's a teenager, but for now, I enjoy how feisty she is.
  • She's little. Well, by normal standards, she's perfectly average. 50th percentile, average. But by Ross standards, she's teeny tiny. Except for her head, which continues to defy odds in the 97th percentile. As my sister ever-so-affectionately said, she's a lollipop.
  • She still is her brother's biggest fan...the more obnoxious he is, the more she encourages him. I find that mildly annoying.
  • She's happy. So happy. Cheerful, loves people, engages total strangers everywhere she goes. She works the room at church on Sunday - traveling from person to person, holding hands, making eye contact, them moving on. It's pretty impressive - one day she'll be dangerous.
  • I just can't imagine life without her.

*Yes, dude, I know. More than two weeks ago. And as much as I scoffed at the people who said "With your second, ..." They were right. It's not because the first was more important, by any stretch of the imagination. It's just that having one can be rather dull - and my first slept all the freaking time. So I had a lot of time to blog, write baby books, make albums, whatever. This time around, not so much.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ten Years

Originally uploaded by sjross
Isn't it sad that our life has gotten so busy that I didn't even find 10 minutes to acknowledge that we've now been married for TEN YEARS.

Happy 10th babe - it's been amazing. I'm so very thankful for my life with you and our children. I'm so glad I get to spend the next ten, twenty, fifty, forever with you...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What a day!

Sadie turned one.

Josh started school.

and we got a dog.

I suspect that tomorrow will look rather dull by comparison.

Saturday, September 5, 2009