Thursday, August 21, 2008

Changing seasons

Big brother Andy packed up and left for college today. I want to know why these kids keep doing this to us? You'd think we'd get used to it, beings as he's the third one out, but no, they just keep growing up and leaving and we're left here with a gaping hole at the dinner table. On the other hand, there are some in the family who see Andy's exit as an opportunity to move up the food-chain, so over the last 3 hours his old room has undergone a complete transformation and is now David's new address.

So, Annie's been saying a few new sounds, and now is mimicking one of her noise toys. She still hasn't had a seizure in almost 2 months, and continues to gain strength in her legs and arms. Every new move she makes reminds me that I need to go to the gym--maybe when the kids are back in school, which seems to be here way too soon--summer just started for crying out loud. I think someone forgot to tell the weatherman that summer is actually scheduled to go through August. The fall rains have already arrived, the nights are cool, and my petunias are getting moldy.

Jean

9 comments:

Gretchen said...

I know...you raise kids well, and they pay you back by being fine, independent young adults. Andy...what a rat.

Oh, I kid. I know how much you'll miss him. Hugs to you all.

Maybe we can walk together some this fall.

uncle jeff said...

GAPING HOLE AT DINNER TABLE??!!

I'll be right over,,,

:)

Anonymous said...

Listen carefully....I hear your grocery bill shrinking! I had the very same sound at my house when Auston got married.... :-)

pam

Gretchen said...

Oh, Pam...that's cold--that's really cold. And I love it. :)

Annie Sullivan said...

Gretchen--yeah, I need to walk. A LOT. Pam--I wish my grocery bill would shrink. I keep spending more and getting less! :)

Jean

Anonymous said...

does that mean the ratio at your house is finally 50% estrogen? it hasn't been that way since Taylor was born!!!
(hugs and congrats to Andy - and we keep praying for God's hands on Annie and you all, Love, Kendra)

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that Annie's talking continues to improve and yippeeee no seizures! You are in my prayers!

Sue Powell

aunt rebecca said...

Larry had a standard comment when one of the birds flew out of the nest:

I have mixed emotions:
Something between joy and ectasy!

I know you don't think that.....


yet.


But someday, you and Bill will say
"hey, we're ALONE!!!!""""


YIPPPEEEEE!!!!!


Ask him. He'll tell you.

Love
R
















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aunt rebecca said...

Larry had a standard comment when one of the birds flew out of the nest:

I have mixed emotions:
Something between joy and ectasy!

I know you don't think that.....


yet.


But someday, you and Bill will say
"hey, we're ALONE!!!!""""


YIPPPEEEEE!!!!!


Ask him. He'll tell you.

Love
R
















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