one point five (and a day)

how is she a year and a half old already?  how is she three-quarters of her way to TWO?  (i know she’s acting like she’s nearly two, i just don’t know how it’s happened.)  i keep looking at ned and saying “we have a kid.  not a baby.  a kid.” i’m not sure how that makes me feel.  old, for one.  and, if i’m not careful, a little bit weepy. but that might be the sleep deprivation talking, er, crying.  (maybe this is the month josephine learns to sleep.  dream big, oma.)

we spent a weekend having fun with friends.  we hung out yesterday with friends we hadn’t seen in way too long.  it felt so good to reconnect, get to know their two kids and make plans to see each other more often.  today we went to a great park — kelsey creek — in bellevue with dylan, ann and jami.  there’s a farm with a barn and animals and now josephine can’t stop talking about the pig’s nose, the peeping baby chick and the sleeping rabbit.  dylan brought her toy shopping cart and, although it caused a few tears for park-goers under the age of four, it also facilitated some good fun. dylan and josephine filled the bottom of the cart with pinecones and put their dolls on top for a ride.  (this evening, we were eating some pine nuts with our dinner and josephine kept requesting “pinecones.”)  on the way home, there was a stop at top pot to sugar up for the long drive back to seattle across the bridge.

in other news, i stumbled across some photos of a younger, chunkier josephine the other day and i can see how some people might possibly think that it is maybe a slightly ok idea to start considering the possibility of someday potentially thinking about maybe having a second child.   i’m NOT there yet.  but i could see how it could happen.


5 Responses to “one point five (and a day)”

  • Allison Says:

    I think there might be a freudian slip in the last part of your post 🙂

  • Carrie Says:

    I was just going to say the same thing as Allison! I’m there yet too. 🙂 But close!!!

  • Oma and Ned Says:

    oops. that’s corrected now. that’s what i get for writing quickly after bedtime. thanks, editors, for keeping me honest (or, at least, i think this is the more honest way to state my position).

  • megan Says:

    a year point five already? we hit that mark next week. i can’t can’t can’t believe it. and i am right there with you – so not ready for two.
    hoping to see you all again soon.

  • Meg Says:

    Wow! Time flies, doesn’t it? I registered Luke, the middle child, my only son, for preschool last week. Isn’t it amazing that they grow up so fast while we don’t age at all (wink, wink)? 🙂