July Part 2

(Originally posted July 20, 2008)

I’m sitting here on a Sunday evening, enjoying a berry smoothie, made by my spouse.
Summer is cruising along at a steady pace. Heather is nearly 12 and this is the first year that she’s noticing how fast the time flies. It’s hard to believe that in just a couple of weeks, Kevin and I will have been parents for 12 years. When Heather was born, I had a 13 year old sister. My sister is now 25 and just last year, became a parent herself.

So anyway, we have a birthday coming up and the thing that Heather is looking forward to is the trip to the jewelry store to get her ears pierced. We’ve also been gathering gifts here and there, and before we know it, it’ll be the morning of her birthday. She’ll wake up to presents at her place at the breakfast table and she’ll be anxious for us to get up so she can open them. We’ll have a get together with family here at the house and then perhaps the following weekend, we’ll take both kids and hopefully one of Heather’s friends to Chuck E. Cheese for an afternoon of constant noise and arcade games. Pretty close to Heaven for kids I think.

Speaking of birthdays, this weekend, we went to my nephew’s 1st birthday party. He was pretty cute and my sister put on a great party for the little guy. I’m guessing that she and my brother-in-law were exhausted and possibly took a nap when they came home.

I guess that it’s time for me to close this entry. My daughter has brought out the game “Apples to Apples” and she’s ready for us to play.



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