Sunday, February 10, 2008

Where have the years gone?

My baby turned 9 years old today. I don't know how...her first giggles, first tooth, first rides on Grandma's horse, first days of K-5 (on a bus ride no less), first motorcycle ride, she and I having "girlie nights" of nail polish and popcorn while Mr. FixIt traveled for weeks on end, and her first garden all feel as if they happened only a few days ago. Where in the world did that time go? Man, does that make me feel old to think in a few years I'll have a teenager! YIKES! Though she's a true Drama Princess now, so I can only imagine what the teenage years will have in store for us. Ugh. Though she really is a good kid, doesn't fuss to do school work, generally thinks of other people before herself so we're lucky in that respect. She requested dinner out (woohoo! No cooking and no Chuck E Che*se hell!) so we asked for a back room and met grandparents, one of my sisters, cousins, great-grandparents, etc. Most of the kids had stuffy noses, including the birthday girl, from this crazy weather, but they all had a good time and the older than 9 crowd were able to chat and catch up a little bit also. Monster man is already planning his birthday...which isn't until the end of July. :-D

February is just chock full of celebration for our family. Several birthdays for uncles, grandma, and cousins on both sides of the family. Also, tomorrow is our anniversary, so with that, B's Bday, Valentine's day and my birthday, Mr. FixIt usually refers to February as "his poor month" lol. He always knows the date of our anniversary, which was easy to remember after B was born, since the date is the day after, but he has to use a cue for the number of years...B's age+5. Holy cow! 14 years?? And we dated for 2 years before that...where has the time gone??


  1. Happy BIrthday Miss B!!

    Happy Anniversary M and A!!

    Married 14 years, dated for 2 and knew each other for what, 15 before that?

    We're poor pretty much all spring and summer; I guess that's our own fault for having 4 kids ;) And crazy for more!! We'll be poor year round pretty soon. Hooray!!

    Hope you guys had a great week! I need to put a card in the mail for my sister and her hubby- 4 years on Thursday. They almost obliterated their marriage last year but they're back together, stronger and hopefully getting more that way all the time.

  2. Thanks, lol.

    Wait a minute...all year round?? You presently cookin' up something more than dinner?? :-D


  3. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really liked your suggestion of fundraising the cash for the costumes. Hmmmm, maybe I can suggest that to the studio. What type of things do you sell for the fundraiser.

    Happy Birthday to Miss B! My daughter will also be 9 (3/19). My son is 5, your son looks about the same age, at least from the shadow picture, LOL). We have one of those busy months, for us it starts the last week of October through the end of November.

    Have a Happy Anniversary!

  4. Thanks!
    You're right, my little man will be 5 in July. He's my handful and a half!

    Our studio sells cookie dough, I can email you if you want the company name, I can't think of it right now. but it works out that every tub they sell, they earn a couple dollars to go towards costumes (or tuition if you don't want to participate in the recital). So even if you only sell a few, which most can do w/o even really trying, you have earned a chunk of your costume money.


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