Friday, September 18, 2009


I keep a lot of photos in the windows of my china cabinet. When we first moved to the house, I thought about how nice it would be to keep our wedding china in there, all organized and pretty. I did for a while.

Then, when Karl died, I started putting pictures there. Four of the pictures are from Karl's memorial service. Tonight I was thinking about how strange it is going to be to me, and how strangely normal it will be to Elliot to go through photos, telling him what they are.

"Here's mommy and daddy at the hospital - look how tiny you were!"

"That's mommy and daddy at Ms. Barb's retirement party - daddy's stealing a kiss while you're distracted by your bottle."

"That's you and daddy in pawpaw's swimming pool."

"That's you and your Auntie V at daddy's funeral."

Seriously - how am I ever going to get used to telling him that? Maybe by the time he's able to understand it, I'll be used to telling myself, and I'll know how to tell him.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nodding off.

Elliot's been nodding lately when you ask a question. He's very solemn about it. Doesn't really matter what you're asking, he recognizes that it's a question, so he nods. If that doesn't get a good response, sometimes he'll pause, then slowly shake his head. If it's not yes, then surely it's no. Either way, it's adorable.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Florida, phones, and phonics?

We went to Florida last week to visit Aunt Kelly and hang out on the beach. It was a little rainier than I had hoped, but we had a great time anyway. More details in FB note.

Time has elapsed. I have been out to buy a new phone, so I may bot be able to call you for a while because I think it's smarter than me. I've been to knitting. I've also stayed up past my bedtime and should sleep.

But first, let me say that Elliot is making progress with the whole repeating sounds thing. A few days ago, he said "Bah, Heee!" Bah isn't new - we all know that means "more," but "hee," well, that's please. So he's not exactly good with the words, but he's trying.

Now must sleep.