Saturday, September 25, 2004

Are you a camel?

Tonight, Lauren drank SSssooo much!! She also ate a 1/4 lb. hot dog! Growing girl indeed...
She is really telling us when she is hungry too. She actullay led me by the hand to the kitchen and opened a cabinet to let me know she was hungry tonight.
Then, when we got home, she wanted a drink. Maybe the hot dog was too salty? Anyway, drinking, drinking, drinking.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Waiting for Momma

I have been waiting and waiting for Lauren to say Momma, but not yet. She says Dadee, dog, cat, ice etc., etc., but no Momma. I am trying to be patient, but I'm losing my patients. Not really, but I can't wait to hear it. Someone remind me of this a year from now when I am considering changing my name from Momma to some undisclosed name that no one will be privy to.
In the mean time, I'll just keep waiting...

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Dirty bird

Do you think a dirty child is any indication of how much fun they had at the park? I know I do. IF that is any indication, then boy! Lauren had F-U-N today! She required a bath before her nap! "Hi! This is my daughter Pigpen."
Very cute and VERY dirty!

Monday, September 13, 2004

What a beauty!!

Everyday. That is how often I look in amazment at this gorgeous child of ours. Walking, talking, running, dancing, or crying, she is just the best thing in the world. She is beautiful. Amazing. Smart.
God, I love her!

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Nothing to do with Lauren

Once upon a time, Rebecca and Bryan found Zu. Then, a few months later, craziness happened. Ex-cons laid claim to a dog they didn't love, and in turn, we think really hurt this sweet, innocent little dog. Now the dog will pay the ultimate price. He will be put to sleep this afternoon.
I don't understand how anyone can hurt a dog. I don't get it. Why are those people so mean? How are they rearing their children? To do whatever you want to do in order to get your way? I am so mad!
Zu was a great little dog and I am glad we got to know and love him.
RIP little doggy.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Lemme tell 'ya

Chicago is a great city. To visit. Not to drive in, not to ride in, but to visit and see Oprah and shop and eat, FANTASTIC! Loved it!
Lauren's babysitter was really nice and Lauren took right to her.
Our hotel was really nice too. Lauren even slept in the crib provided by the hotel and today before we left, they gave us a glass of milk for her.
There are stores there that I have only heard of or seen online. The Apple store was one of the most beautiful stores that I've ever been in and Lauren liked listening to an IPod playing Barry White.
Lake Michigan is bigger than I remember it, too. With lots of sail boats on a windy day.
In Chicago though, there are reminders that not everyone is as fortunate as we are. There are poor parts of the city and homeless people. In our small little corner of the world, you don't really see that too often. If you can carry everything you own in one milk crate, your world isn't so great. I hope no one I know is every in that position. For the record, if I know you and you ever feel like that is where you are headed, please tell me. I will help you.