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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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


It snowed today and Amelia had a blast. I picked her up early from choir because I was nervous about driving in the snow. (Took driver's ed in FL ... can you blame me?) She couldn't wait to get home and into her snow pants to play in it!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Becoming her own person

Amelia is turning into a little person and it's just wonderful to see her emerging. She is still not all sweetness and light (but what child is?), but it's fun to see how she is coming into her own as a person.

Today we went to Wal-mart and she definitely had opinions different from mine as to what she wanted.

We got home and she asked Daddy if she could run a train, so they went downstairs together. That hasn't happened in a long time.

She also asks do I have time for xyz before supper? She seems to (finally!) be developing a sense of time. yay!

Last week she decided she was ready to be dropped off at school rather than me walking her in. She is so proud of herself, getting out of the car and slinging that backpack onto her back. For me, it's dealing with that fine line of being proud of her and *sniff sniff* she is growing up so fast!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Amelia developed a fever 20 minutes before we ate dinner. Seriously.

But otherwise, we had a great Thanksgiving. Uncle Stephen and his family came. Amelia thoroughly enjoyed visiting with her cousins. We went to the Hands On Museum and also the Speedway Christmas Lights.

Good times!

Friday, November 18, 2011


Daddy is out of town and last night I went to bed about an hour later than normal - woohoo! But then around 2 am Amelia came into the room and climbed in bed. She fell right to sleep but then scooted into the  middle of the bed, and then scooted some more towards me. Katerina, our pregnant kitty, was already at my feet. I was crowded in our king sized bed and Daddy wasn't even there!

I wasn't quite awake when Amelia came in and just assumed it was 5 am (couldn't see the clock so I didn't realize it was around 2:30 am) and we'd be up in an hour or so anyway. This morning, after the sun was up, she told me she had come in because she'd had a bad dream and I told her just to lay in the bed since Daddy wasn't home. I didn't quite remember the entire sequence, but it made sense. She also told me, once the sun was shining, that when she woke up she thought we were in a hotel. She cracks me up.

Her being in bed made it hard for me to sleep because she does make noise and it puts my mommy radar on high alert, just like when she was an infant. Also, my hand has stitches and boo-boos from a bad fall last week (Amelia was running and took us both down, but only I got hurt thankfully). I was worried she'd snuggle into my bad hand since she was sleeping on that side of my body. Since I couldn't get back to sleep, I got up and putteredor about an hour and then went back to bed at 4 am, only to have her wake up for the day at 4:50 am. She was excited because it was her leader day at school. Ugh.

So I am exhausted.

In other news, she is turning into such a great helper. Had to use a snake on the bathtub drain tonight and I asked her to get me some paper towels and she did so ... immediately!

The best part of the day was just a little while ago. When I put her to bed tonight she said, "Mommy?" And I said, "Yes?" And she said, "I love you." Awwwww. She'll say she loves me, too, but she doesn't initiate very often, if at all. So it meant a lot tonight.


Thursday, November 17, 2011


Watched A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving with Amelia earlier. She LOVED it but I couldn't help think of the technology. As a kid, I had towait and watch it the night it came on TV. Tonight, we watched it when it was convenient - thanks to a DVD and a laptop. We didn't even have VHS and computers when I was a kid ... we've come so far so fast, not to mention the TV had maybe 5 channels if you counted the sometimes fuzzy one that we got on the lower dial ... yep we had to get up off our butts and literally turn the dial. No remote controls. And no cable bill ... TV was free! Am I really that old? Don't answer that.

Another striking difference is the one between her and me. She cackled and giggled over the physical humor parts and the non-speaking parts, like where Snoopy was setting the table with Woodstock. I always thought, how boring, when are they going to start speaking again. I have always been into dialogue - but she LOVES physical humor. As much as I enjoyed Lucille Ball, I always found her antics too outlandish to be believable. I was always more interested in how she was going to get out of the mess she got into in each episode and whether she'd ever get some sense (ha!). I know Amelia is going to adore her and just laugh and laugh and laugh. I need to get ahold of some episodes of I Love Lucy! I wonder if there are some on You Tube.