Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Baby Steps

No, Alice is not yet walking.

Without help...

No actual "baby steps" are being taken in our house....yet. My money is on the first week on November. Literally. Mike and I have a little bet going. Sure, she's a little late in the walking thing. Am I concerned? Nah. She'll get there on her own Alice timetable. She's standing, crusing....taking baby steps towards her actual first steps. I don't mind one bit, holding her little body is one of my favorite things. I have a feeling that "the Boss" will not want to be held once she gets the walking thing down.

Miss Ella is taking her own baby steps towards kindergarten. Seriously. I can't take it. KINDERGARTEN?!? I have her kindergarten orientation for next year on Thursday. I might have to tape my mouth shut so as not to scream out in the middle of the damn thing, "NO! My BABY is too little for this! Let's just put this whole thing on hold! Okay!?!?". I guess they break the moms in early by having this thing in October. I have 9 more months to process it and act like a normal person the first day of school. Not a crazy, crying mom holding onto E's foot as she gets on the bus.

My baby at 2. Can't believe this little monster is going to real school soon.

And me? Baby steps towards kicking this sinus infection that settled in my face this week. Ugh. I am thinking I should be fine by Saturday. (Big day. Hallo-freaking-ween and Silver Comet Half Marathon. I'd BETTER be fine). Baby steps towards a PR on this "it could NOT get any flatter" course. I think my pumpkin running costume should definitely help.

Since it is Hallo-week this week. Yeah, I made it up. Some Halloween shots...

Our three dormer windows are from left to right, an Alice witch, an Ella witch, an Annabelle the dog witch, and a a Goldy the goldfish witch. My mom and I did these this year...they look so cool up there.

Pumpkin carving

The masterpiece. (The pumpkin is throwing up, per Ella's request)


The Chapples said...

We're not walking yet here either. Close, but not quite.

I can't wait to hear about your flat 1/2! Sending healthy vibes your way so that you're feeling in peak form on race day.

Mimi said...

OH! My baby E - where did she disappear to? I want to pick her up in that 2 yr old picture and get a big squeeze. So glad that Allie Boo is still holdable.

Angela and David Kidd said...

Good luck this weekend! Hope you feel better.

You are so creative. I'm jealous.

DC Running Mama said...

Wow--thinking about kindergarden makes ME want to cry! Love your halloween spirit and good luck kicking this sinus infection so that you can whip @ss at the race!

Jennifer Harrison said...

I cried like a baby when my twins went to Kindergarden. Then, when they went to 1st grade, and this year, 2nd grade, we went out for breakfast and cocktails.


Heather said...

Alice is just so adorable. Glad you have a good attitude re: the time schedule.

Good luck tomorrow on the Comet.

Alicia Parr said...

That pumpkin is AWESOME. And, yeah, I picked up on the throwing up part. I do believe that is the first puking jack-0-lantern I've ever seen.