Friday, April 12, 2013

It's the Teeniest Bit Stressful Having One Graduate High School and One Turn a Year Old Within Less Than Two Weeks of Each Other

In fact, it's more than a little stressful. So much so that my title hardly even makes sense.

Around here we've been trying to figure out how to get The Sweet Pea to college. The Beeb had roseola. I've been trying to plan the The Beeb's first birthday party AND order invitations for The Sweet Pea's graduation.

We got Zumba for the Wii, so now not only does it call me fat and clumsy and a poor parent, it lies to me about being a good dancer:

But, what can you do? It's way better than joining a gym.

Meanwhile the Beeb is getting bigger. Here she is when she turned ten months looking all studious:

Don't let that fool you though. She is only seconds away from eating the book. Not innocently mouthing it, not sucking on it a little, not teething on it a bit. She's about to bite off as many morsels of the made-for-destructive-baby pages as she can possibly chew up and swallow before someone makes a mad dash to rescue the poor book. Books that survived both the Sweet Pea's gentle care and even the Boy's rough treatment are now crying for mercy.

She's also learning to walk as a means to an end. The end being to make us all smile and coo, of course. She's otherwise not really interested.

Here she is walking between The-Guy and Older Gal:

Last but not least, she's saying several words. The first word is "Wawa," which means water and cup and perhaps even, "I'd like to try your beer." She also says, "bawa" meaning both bottle and "I want that."

Her most frequent word is "BAOW!" which as far as I can tell means bottle, but also means book and "Let's torture the cat!"

That's the update from here. Hope all is well with everyone.


  1. I love the excited arm wave wind up. <3 She is absolutely precious.

    Very excited for Cass as she gets ready to start this next chapter in her life. You've done an amazing job parenting as evidenced by how damned cool she is.

  2. Thank you Cid! I kind of like both of them. :-)

  3. So what's the college story? Where and when and what course? She's not planning a gap year then like the kids do here?
    Oh and that video is delicious. Mind you the gay abandon with which those two toss that baby round will ensure that she is a tough customer in years to come ;-D. I approve.

  4. Very cute picture with the hat and the book.

  5. Hey Arizaphale, I'll message you about the whole college thing. She actually doesn't want a gap year, although it almost happened anyway. Thank you and very funny on the video! I told Older Gal that I'd stick up for her bec. she she said she wasn't "tossing" the baby. :-) And in truth, she can get a little hard to control, especially when she's excited. :-)

    Thanks Mark!

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  7. I love the pictures of the Beeb. Of course I was thinking it was the "other" beeb, but then I saw her pants were actually AT her waist and realized it was not the "other" Beeb.

    Also love the new (is it new?) banner with the pictures.

  8. Let me explain that I removed my comment because the funny portion didn't post. I shall try again.....AHEM

    Love the pictures of the "Beeb" and at first I thought it was the "other" Beeb, but when I saw her pants were actually AT her waist and we could not see her underwear/diaper that it was in fact NOT the other Beeb, but your Beeb.

    Also, I love the new banner (is that what it's called) with all of the pictures! Keep 'em coming.

    Now see, isn't that WAAAAAAY wittier than what I had before?

  9. Unfortunately, dawn's early light has still not fallen on marble head. I think you're talking about the video because there isn't anywhere else where she's mostly nakey in this post but who is the other beeb? (there's not a doubt in my mind that it's witty, I'm just clueless. :-) )