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three years ago today

Three years ago today we were given the best gift ever. We couldn’t have imagined how you would change our lives, you and your strong personality. We went out to dinner with Daddy tonight and I had the radio turned up loud and you still talked the entire way home. The entire way.

In the past month you have turned into such a little girl. It could be the missing chucho, but you seem so much older lately. There is almost no toddler in you left. It makes me both sad but also excited for who you are becoming.

I may complain that you talk too much, or that you won’t sit still to eat a meal, or that you do a little dance so I can’t put your pants on, or that you yell random numbers in Hindi while jumping on the bed when you should be asleep, or that you hold my hand too much trying to fall asleep, or that your laugh makes me laugh so hard my tummy hurts, or how I can’t concentrate at work when it is raining because I would rather be home jumping in puddles with you. But make no mistake my sweet bean, I wouldn’t change even one of the 1.57 million minutes we have spent together. I love you to pieces. Happy Birthday.


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time keeps on tickin’ tickin’

We are heading out in a bit to attend Noah Holden’s first birthday party. Well one of them. But come on, first birthday! Craziness. I can’t believe it has been a year since we were all sitting around staring at Jacqueline’s belly, analyzing every move she made wondering if that day was going to be the day she was going into labor. And now it has been a year, and pretty soon we will be celebrating little Georgia Lee’s birthday as well. Where is all the time going?

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Oh I know, it is going to weekends in Spokane and Ajay’s birthday. Sofia and I spent the 4th up in Spokane. Bebe and Grandpa ordered in the good weather and the good food. We had a great 48 hours swimming and eating and relaxing. A few days later we were celebrating Ajay’s birthday with Malaysian food and tasty cake. It was a mellow day but nice that we were all home together.

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Saturday we head to Sunriver for a week with the family. I can’t wait to see the clan from London, I can’t wait to spend a week with cousins, grandparents, Aunties and Uncles, but mainly I can’t wait to have 5 days of time away with Ajay and the bean. I don’t mind the time tickin’ away when it is tickin’ to the good stuff.

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slacker no slacking, slacker no slacking!

I don’t know why it takes me so long to get a post up here. Maybe because the times that I sit down to do it are either right when I wake up or right before I go to bed and in each case I would rather be sleeping. We had a good week. Celebrated my birthday with the Fleschners and Holdens and had a lovely dinner out with Ajay, sans Sofia. We did miss her but it was nice to not be worrying about her shrieking, climbing, crying, throwing, etc during a meal. This week is going to be just as busy. Bebe and Grandpa arrive on Friday for our last weekend in the loft. Well actually second to last weekend but the following weekend all our stuff will be moved out and we will just be cleaning. And by “we” I mean “I”.


Sofia is trying harder and harder to be a 2 year old. She is chatting up a storm and is starting to play on her own more and more. It is becoming easier for me to work from home as she will entertain herself, diapering and un-diapering her stuffed animals or baby doll. It is funny how much she picks up from us and hilarious to hear her say “Oooof, that’s ugusting” when opening the dolls diaper. It sure is my sweet bean, it sure is.