Dame Folle

Saturday, July 28, 2007


For a 5 year old, Nicole is really verbal and learning new words everyday. Occasionally, she gets a word wrong here and there. When we were at Costco and I was picking up the latest JK Rowling book she exclaimed, "Hey, you are getting the new Harry Hotter book!" I giggled a little, but not too loud so as to embarrass her too much, and corrected her that it was Harry Potter. In addition to being into vocabulary she is really into what she wears and seems to know what is in and what isn't (as well as telling me what I should be wearing). Today, she was wearing an adorable dress that was smocked/gathered on the bodice, tied on the shoulders and then was straight to the hem. When her cousins came today to swim, she decided to fill them in on her outfit and said that she really liked it because it had a 'vampire' waist. I corrected her, of course telling her it was 'empire' not 'vampire'...at least she tries to use new words even if she doesn't quite get it right.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Kids & Pets

My nephew, Terry, is turned 40 today (no, I am not that old, I just have a very convoluted family). At milestones like these, my sister Ginny (Terry's Mom) takes loads of time finding old photos and reminiscing by telling old stories. For my 40th, she put together a CD with music and old photos and is doing the same for him. Here is a photo that she decided to send us commemorating how our home was always filled with kids and their pets. You should be able to tell which one is me by picking the one who looks the most like Nicole.

Happy Birthday Terry!