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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Callie is 11!

Our Callie girl is 11 today.   She loves the Katy Perry song "FIrework" and it fits her. There's a stanza in it that reads "You don't have to feel like a waste of space - You're original cannot be replaced - If you only knew what the future holds - After a hurricane comes a rainbow"  Then the verse which is belted - "'Cause baby you're a firework - Come on show 'em what you're worth - Make 'em go oh, oh, oh - As you shoot across the sky."

Every time I hear this song I think of Callie and am grateful for the little firecracker she's become.  I'll admit we're still often in the hurricane stage with her, but she shows her rainbow side on a regular basis and we were often unsure that would be the case.

Nearly every day she awes us with something new.  This year will be full of Callie hurricanes and rainbows which is what makes life so very exciting and challenging.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY CALLIE!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Wow - summer must've been busy!

I can't believe I haven't posted since the end of June.  Summer's are pretty busy, but full of things I wish I would have documented.

The funniest, in retrospect, thing that happened involved Callie - of course.  She had been having an exceptionally impulsive day.  Mark and I had only sat down to rest for a few minutes when we both realized she wasn't in eye sight.  Mark started walking towards the family room which is one story off the ground and saw things flying towards the window, but didn't hear a sound.  He realized the window was open and there was no screen and she was pitching virtually the entire contents of our family room out the window.  As he started running towards her saying, "Callie, Callie, Callie,"  she started throwing as fast as possible as to finish what she had started.

It was one of those times when what she did was so enormous it was laughable - even in the moment.  It was, however, beastly hot and not much fun to make her pick it up and haul it back into the house.
The girl may have a point - I'm in a bit of a pitching mood myself - if only to avoid her calling my attention to the fact we all have too much.  Putting it neatly in bags before hauling it outdoors is a lot easier.