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This blog captures my thoughts and observations of Amelia since there are so many wonderful things I want to just bottle and enjoy. Time doesn't stop and while I will have memories, it will be nice for both her and me to have these in-the-moment snapshots of her life.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

She has definitely grown

In one of those moments when I wish I had a camera ...

I came out of the restaurant after refilling our sodas and found Amelia and her daddy standing in the grass watching a freight train go by. It was so sweet, the two of them holding hands, her with a big smile on her face because, like her daddy, she loves trains.

It was just a day or so ago that Daddy mentioned to me that he knew for a fact she had grown some more because he, at 6'4", could hold her hand without having to bend or stoop at all anymore.

And for more evidence of brain cell death in mommy ...

I am one of those tree hugging types that brings reusable bags to the grocery store. I like that they hold more and the straps are long enough for me to carry them on my shoulder. Remember, Amelia's new "I need to walk" kick? Since we didn't need much, I let her walk and she was doing a nice job of helping me push the cart. Then I told her she could get a cookie from the bakery but she had to sit in the cart. This would give me an opportunity to have her restrained while we checked out. Then I took her out of the cart, grabbed my bag that was too heavy to put on my shoulder (thanks to milk and laundry detergent) and went outside. I put the bag on the curb, buckled Amelia in the carseat, waved hello to someone I knew, walked around the car, got in and drove the 5 minutes home. Got out of the car and realized ... I left the groceries on the curb and it did not occur to me until that point that I had done so! Amelia was wanting a drink so I took her upstairs to Daddy and hightailed it back to the store. A bagger was just picking up my bag of groceries with a quizzical look on his face. (Yeah, I know buddy, who would leave an entire bag of groceries on the curb right in front of the grocery store.) I ran to try to catch up and finally yelled out, "Hey! Those are mine!" He turned around just as I reached him and I took them, explaining I put the baby in the car and forgot the groceries, which is certainly better than the other way around.



Blogger Clementine said...

This post made me's DEFINTELY better to leave your groceries than your daughter, I say!

We had a shopping adventure this weekend as well: We were at Target and Hester was in the front of the cart with lots of heavy things (baby wipes, dog & cat food, etc.) in the back. I parked the cart at the back of our car, then walked around the cart to unlock Hester's door. However, as I walked away, the heavy cart slipped on the ice and began to roll away! I caught it before it crashed into the next car, but it freaked me out BIGTIME. Hester was fine, but I was so scared. Who knew that shopping could be so dangerous?

12:47 PM  
Blogger -LGirl- said...

At least you didn't run them over! or leave them on the roof of your car! I'm glad you got them back!

2:21 PM  

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