Sunday, May 24, 2009


I remember the second she was born knowing that all was right in this world.  How could anyone be more perfect? How could anyone question the existence of God when something this amazing can happen?  She was/is a miracle (and so is her sister) from the start.  I can vividly remember the second she came out of Mere's stomach, so how is it that she is done with first grade? If my memory is so clear, then how could so much time have passed?

At the end of first grade I find myself with a little girl who is rapidly maturing into what will one day be a unique, loving, smart, beautiful woman.  She is reading chapter books ALL BY HERSELF and moving through them at the speed of light.  She has strong legs from riding and strong arms from swimming.  She loves her sister.   She is her own mix of girlie girl and tomboy, spending hours playing dinosaurs while wearing her pink dress up outfit.    She is patient, insightful, thoughtful, sensitive, and loving.  I can't believe we have a second grader.  The time is flying......I just want to soak up as much of it as I can.

Wanna know what is even crazier?  Layne starts the two and a half class in the fall........

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Grass Is ALWAYS Greener.......

What a weekend!

Friday: Get Syd off to school, set Layne up with a sitter, go to work.  After work,  off to Pinnacle State Park for a school wide picnic with all of Syd's peeps.  Back home, bath, bed.

Saturday: Up early for a 9am birthday party, farmer's market and lunch with Layne (Syd went to a friend's house for the afternoon), home.  Syd had a friend over for a sleepover and I had a few people over for food and adult company.  Bed....late!!

Sunday: Up and off to church, Greek Food Festival, pedicure and manicure with Syd, potluck, home, bath, and bed (for ALL of us!).

It was busy and SO MUCH fun!!!!!  While I had a few hours with Layne on Saturday I found myself getting all weepy thinking about how much I LOVE these girlies.  Of course, then I start to regret becoming a doctor......maybe I should have been a stay at home mom.....think of all I'm missing.  There is so much joy to be found with my girls and I'm in a hospital somewhere.....seems kinda crazy.  I am reminded that our weekend would have been less then fun if we were not able to afford food, which is what would happen if I didn't work!  

In the end, I know that we have struck a great balance.  Mere and I are partners and that is really an amazing thing.  Somehow I managed to wake up in the middle of the super cool life and I'm so grateful for that.  I'm grateful for ALL that Mere does to keep our house running and our girls happy.  I'm grateful that she takes out the trash, balances the checkbook, pays the bills, and runs from swimming lessons to gymnastics to horse back riding all in a days work.  Most of all I'm grateful that I have 2 happy, healthy, well adjusted girlies and  a wife that rocks.  

Now COME HOME!!!!!!!