Monday, October 19, 2009

An Entire Decade

UPDATE: Dave does indeed have H1N1 and will be out of work (since he works in the NICU) for at least a week. He also got pulled over while telling me this because he was talking on his cell in a school zone. Thankfully, he only got a warning. October is usually one of my favorite months because it's Tay's birthday month but right now I sort of feel like crying... But, seriously, there are so many who have bigger issues that I need to just buck up and be a big girl so I'm now ending my pity party.

My precious, recently operated upon, baby girl celebrated her first decade of life last Monday. 

What type of mother would I be not to capture photos of her on that very special day?

Well, I'm not exactly sure but the words busy, frantic, exhausted, barely functioning on caffeine and overwhelmed come to mind. Coincidentally, that's how I would describe myself this month (originally I thought it was just a rough week but we're not staring down the barrel of Dave having H1N1 so I'm going with month) so it comes as no surprise that I actually almost let Tay's birthday slip by without photographic evidence.

That explains why she is in bed (the extra bed actually - it's not as high so it's easier for her with the bad arm) when these were taken. Yes, I had tucked the child in and then had to go back in and get her up.

A mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do.

Now please enjoy these pictures while I get a refill on my Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Isn't she beautiful? I think so too!

Will the person who taught the child this lip move please step forward? Admission of your sin may make me take it easier on you. Probably not but it's worth a try...
These were taken the day before her birthday with her present from me and Dave, Nana and Boppy, and Maw Maw. What 10-year-old doesn't need an iPod Touch? :-)
Yes, cheesiness does run in the family...and I wouldn't change it for the world.