BIRTHDAY to OLIVIA!
came over this morning and we met up with Wing for lunch. I haven't
seen Bett since D's surprise party (she's in the midst of moving right
now). It meant a lot to me that she took time out of her busy schedule
to spend the day with me. Bett, Wing, and I ate at TK Noodle, then Bett
and I dropped by my old work for a visit. In past emails, Mary had lightheartedly
scolded me for not visiting whenever I was in town...so this time I
made it a point to stop by. We stayed for a while, but I felt bad taking
everyone away from their work. The growing crowd around the baby caused
such a distraction for others...and should the Big Boss walk by, it
wouldn't look too good. =/ Afterwards, Bett and I grabbed boba tea on
the way home. We got a bag of fried chicken bits to share, and the smell
of it always reminds me of the day I gave birth. HAHAHAHA The aroma
of spicy chicken bits had filled my delivery suite. Funny how we associate
certain smells with a specific time/occasion.
met up with us at my place, and we spent the remainder of the afternoon
with Marisa and the twins. When Bro came home from work, he gave each
of us a ride in his 911. *sweet!* At one point, he took the car up to
100mph! The only draw back to riding in a convertible is that afterwards,
I could barely get a comb through my hair! Oh, and not to mention that
my Bro was blasting his fob-techno beats as we cruised. HAHAHAHA Mid-life
crisis, I tell ya.
joined my family, cousins, Bro and the kids for dinner. We dropped Ashlyn
off at home before heading over to Wil and Tony's. Wil, Tony, Ivy, and
I hung out, watched ER, and surfed the web. My mom called around 11:30pm,
as I was getting ready to leave, telling me to come home quick. When
I came through the door of my parent's place, I can hear Ashlyn screaming.
It was past her bed time and I've never heard her cry like that before.
Poor baby's face was beet red and she cried so hard she had a difficult
time catching her breath. It was cute and sad at the same time. I was
able to calm her down and put her to bed. I don't really know why she
was so upset...my only guess is Ashlyn's starting to recognize people
these days, and I think being tucked in bed by someone other than me
or Aric was unnerving for her. I had mixed emotions...I was happy that
she finds comfort in my presence and routine, yet the thought of her
relying solely on me to go to sleep peacefully is somewhat of a burden.
I mean, what if I can't be there ALL the time? Makes me weary about
the upcoming Girl's Trip. =T Hopefully she'll be better by then. *fingers
and Ashlyn...gosh, this pic looks familiar
me, and Ivy at Sis'
Ashlyn, and Bett watching Zoog Disney
me, and Ivy hangin' at Wil's
got an email from Craig today. He wrote: "what are you doing
with dat baby? you drawing a goatee on her or somethin'? its kinda early
for halloween dontcha think? hahaha jk.....take care of that baby and
stop drawing all over her! hahaha jk "
Yeah..now that I look at Ashlyn's pictures, she does look like she's
sportin' a goatee. hehehehe Well, her rash is finally healing now. It'll
just be a couple more days before the redness fades.
Dude...my counter hit 15, 000 yesterday! I had no idea I was getting
THAT many hits everyday. CRAZY! From talking to everyone, I've realized
that the reason anyone checks this site is mainly for the pictures.
Hmmmm, I guess I need not waste my time on composing text, huh? *boo-hoo*
=P Well, I aim to please...I try to post as many pics up as I can without
taking too much of my host's space. And as BT
says...this journal's not only for me, my friends, and family, but for
Ashlyn as well. After she's all grown up, she can read back and see
the chronicles of my life and hers.
pics of the day
starting to look like a little person! *sniff*