Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy birthday, L!

Do you know I actually googled "toddler" recently, to determine whether referring to L as a toddler was correct anymore?  Turns out, toddlers are no longer so at age 3.  Whoops.  I've been calling her a toddler for the past year.

But as we celebrated L's 4th birthday yesterday, I realized we most certainly have a little girl on our hands.

Where did the last year go?  She has grown so much in the last year, both physically and developmentally.  She continues to be stubborn feisty.  She yells "I" when she wants to do things herself, which is almost everything (even when it's completely unrealistic).

For the stats - she is 37 pounds, and 40 inches tall.  She has grown tremendously since her surgery in November.  We think that surgery must've allowed her body to start absorbing nutrients better.  Either way, she's growing like a weed.

We had been talking about her birthday for the past couple weeks.  So when she woke up to see balloons in her room, she immediately attempted to say birthday with a ginormous smile and equally ginormous bedhead.  Then she asked to blow out candles.

We took her to see her first movie in the theater yesterday - Planes: Fire & Rescue.  She stood most of the time, and stuffed her face with popcorn.  But she did pretty well and liked it.

Then we came home and she had some playtime in her new sandbox.  It was our gift to her and she absolutely loves it.  It's created a lot of independent play and keeps her occupied for hours.  I think I love it just as much as she does.

Speaking of eating, we celebrated her birthday by making her favorite food last night - grilled shrimp.  She ate shrimp and nothing else for dinner.  L is now on a egg-free and dairy-free diet due to allergies.  I made her a vegan birthday cake that was delicious and super easy.

The day left us all with smiles on our faces.  Feeling blessed to be starting another year with our girl.













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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Afternoon visitors

I looked out our kitchen window last week and saw two baby deer laying in the shade.  It's common for us to have deer in our yard, but these little ones have been lounging in the shades of our trees each day for almost a week.  Every night, I make sure their mama has come back to get them.  They remain calm when I walk slowly to a nearby tree and take photos, until  L comes outside barreling towards them yelling "bayba, bayba deeeee" (for baby deer) and scares them.  I was able to snap a few before they were startled by my curious girl.





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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Blogging dilemma

I have a lot of posts that are half written.  Life has been busy and I either don't feel in the mood to finish a particular post, or the post is no longer relevant to the happenings in our life.

I also find myself caught in a weird writing limbo.  I want to write and share what is going on but I'm also trying to find a happy medium of maintaining some privacy for my family.  Adding to this little dilemma is the fact that I passed the bar and have to be conscientious of the fact that future clients can learn information about me and my private life by searching my name.  Do I make my blog private?  Do I pull it down and start a more anonymous blog?  Do I stop sharing personal information about L?  Really, what good would my personal blog be without talking about L.  She's my little lady and if I'm being honest, it's probably why most of you come check my blog.

I'm in a limbo my friends.  I don't think I'm gone for good.  I have tons of things I've been wanting to write about.  Until then, I hope you are enjoying the much deserved beautiful warm weather and have been drinking wine on your decks like we have!

Have any of you gone through something like this?  Any suggestions?

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