Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Shelby!

Today is my baby's 11th birthday. I know, not so much a baby anymore so I guess I shouldn't refer to her as one. But as all moms know, it's hard to give up on that idea of the youngest being the baby and in my heart she will always be "my baby". (I'll stop now as I am beginning to sound like the old mother in the book "Love You Forever" - you know, the one where she climbs into her grown son's bedroom and rocks him to sleep?? yeah.)

So, as I come to grips with the fact that my 11 year old can stand next to me and look me evenly in the eye, wears a larger shoe size than me and can probably take me out with one swing if she is so inclined, let me wish her a very happy birthday.

Shelby, I hope that your eleventh year is the best one yet!! I love you!
Love, Mommy

Monday, February 16, 2009

Say cheese!

I bought myself a new camera. My Fuji has just about bitten the dust after having some hot cocoa (accidently) spilled on it a few months ago. It still takes pictures, but don't try to view, erase (or push any other button) without some major Japanese-technology resistance.

So, I have a new toy and am loving it so far. I went the point-and-shoot route this time around just because it is easier to stash in my purse or pocket. AND I got a great deal on it. I've tried out a few of the features but haven't printed any photos yet. If they come out as good as they look on the touch-screen display, I will be totally happy.