Monday, July 07, 2008

Monsters, fish, and memories

Here are a couple of random stories to update you on the happenings in our home in the past week or so:


Jeff went out and bought Caroline her first pet last Friday: a Betta fish. We thought the fish would be a good introduction to owning an animal; not much work, but you do have to feed them and no vet bills. So, we let Caroline pick out a name for her new pet. She looked and looked at her and decided on "Lauren". Then, the next time we asked her what the fish's name was she said, "Sammy". The next time it was "Sandy". The next day it was "Dolphin" and a few minutes after that it was "Dogfish". I'm still not sure what the call the fish.


Caroline loves to look at pictures. Every so often she'll ask Jeff or me to take her to the computer to go through recent pictures we've taken. Last weekend, Jeff pulled out the hard drive from our old computer and was looking at pictures from a couple of years ago. Caroline and I joined him to look at Caroline's baby pictures. The memories came flooding back for Jeff and me; we kept saying, "Oh, remember how she slept like that!", "I loved that outfit"(that was me, not Jeff), "Look at her first smile!" Caroline loved those pictures, with two exceptions: One, the pictures of the day she was born (she didn't like the naked pictures or crying pictures); and Two, the pictures from her 20 week ultrasound. When Jeff opened the folder from her ultrasound, I said, "Caroline, look those are some pictures of when you were in Mama's tummy." She looked horrified and said, "Oh no! Caroline was a little monster!" We fell on the floor we were laughing so hard


3 comments:

Amelia Walton said...

This made me laugh out loud, and when I told my mom this weekend she just laughed and laughed (about the "little monster"). So very funny. Give that girl and big kiss from her aunt and uncle!

Allison Bussell said...

Don't worry Caroliine. We were all little monsters...some of us still are...

Martha said...

Well written article.