Friday, September 28, 2012

it's the little things

I haven't been great about blogging since Nell was born.  I'm glad I've kept up with her monthly posts, of course, and other basic blogging necessities, but I want to do more than that.  Whenever I happen across an old post from my archives, I'm struck by how often it's the little moments, the ones I might have forgotten otherwise, that I'm so glad I happened to record.

So here goes: I'm going to do weekly post on 'the little things,' so I keep up with recording memories small as well as large.


At church on Sunday, someone said to me, "You look like a fall fashion plate!"

{I consider this a high compliment, although admittedly sometimes 'fashion' verges on the bizarre, and I try to have fun with my outfits without going too far down that particular path.}


My friend Melissa and I went and got pedicures together recently.

If you think you are not a pedicure person, it is because you have never gotten one.  And that's all I'll say about that.


My daughter's wrists and ankles look like they have rubberbands around them, due to her adorable rolls of chubby deliciousness.


{Also, her chubby cheeks are the most kissable in the world.}


Cheese and crackers and wine with the husband and the brother-in-law.

In the dimness of the evening, on the living room floor.

We're classy like that.


Oh, Nell.  We love that girl so much.

You should hear her laugh.

A couple of evenings ago, Andrew and I were singing 'I'm just a little black rain cloud" to her, from Winnie the Pooh.  She just started belly-laughing, she was so delighted with it.

And she laughs when I blow raspberries on her belly,

And she laughs when I help her 'jump' up and down on my lap,

And she laughs when I tickle her now!

{Maybe this blog is in need of a Nell video appearance?}


  1. I know most parents say their kids are the "cutest" or "most loveable"...but I have to admit--your little girl really IS adorable, and she appears to be soo happy!! Those chubby arms and legs are making me feel a tinge of baby fever again...

  2. What a great idea - and I bet that is such a wonderful sound to hear on your answering machine! You not only have an adorable granddaughter, but a clever daughter. But I'm sure you already knew that. :-)