Saturday, August 23, 2008
eating

This is a quick video of the babies eating. Good times.
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Saturday, August 16, 2008
11 months






I simply cannot believe my babies are 11 months old.

Britta is still everywhere - she is climbing up the stairs like nobody's business. We just got a gate and when she discovered it, she just cried. She is standing and cruising along the furniture, so it won't be long before she's walking, I think. Britta laughs a lot and is just such a cute girl.

Drake just started crawling this week and we were all so excited. He's such a sweet kid. He's a lot more clingy than the other two, but I'm hopeful that he'll be a lot less frustrated once he can get himself around. He still needs a lot more sleep than Jack and Britta do, so I have been putting him to bed a little earlier. It's been good because I can give Jack and Britta a little extra attention then.

Jack is crawling all over and pulling himself up and standing by himself some. He's gotten a lot more interested in food this last month. He's the only one who really understands that the bottle needs to be tipped down to work, so he'll either throw himself back on the ground when he gets his bottle, or (my favorite) he'll kneel and hold the bottle up so he can drink it. I've tried getting a picture of him doing it, but every time I do he just lunges for the camera.

Even stranger is that my other babies are 14 years old and almost 10! Years! It's really crazy. It's amazing and fun and just a little sad all at the same time.




But, I have to say the jokes just get better and better.
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Saturday, August 09, 2008
25 days


she called up
And gave me the news
It made me so sad, sad, sad
There was nothing I could do
- crowded house

I've got this energy beneath my feet
like something underground's gonna come up and carry me,
I've got this sentimental heart that beats
but I don't really mind that it's starting to get to me now
- the killers

Stop! in the name of love
Before you break my heart
Think it over
-the supremes



The babies were 11 months old yesterday and I will write my monthly post about them sometime next week, but I don't feel right about not writing about the sad news we got last month. There's a lot of stuff I don't write about here now, but it seems right to write about Chris.

I've known Chris since 1990 - almost as long as I've known David. He's been David's friend since high school and I'm lucky to say that he was my friend, too. He killed himself last month and the news was devastating and just so strange for me.

26 days ago our friend Chris was alive and making his classic jokes. For 25 days, those of us who knew him have lived with the fact that he is gone. He is gone and he shouldn't be.

I still haven't processed what's happened. I don't know if I will. Part of what makes it bearable is that it's still not really real. Because he wasn't part of our day-to-day lives, we can forget just a little how much we have lost.

The first week after he died was painfully slow for me, but life has gotten back to normal. I cried about him this morning a little, but it was the first time in a while. Life goes on because it has to go on and that's how it should be. But, things will never be exactly the same. His death broke my heart in a way that won't ever be totally healed.

The days that go by without Chris are going to pile up and turn into years and decades. I'm thankful that I will get to wake up and see those days pass. I wish Chris still could. I wish he had wanted to.

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