Friday, February 29, 2008

Naked Baby on the Loose!

That's what my parents used to say when my sister Mollie would get out of the bathtub and run around like crazy. (Sorry Mols). Now I hear myself saying it when Madeline squiggles out of my arms before or after her bath and takes off, head down, charging like a bull. It must feel so fabulous and liberating -- like when men take off their ties at the end of a long day or when we girls finally get to ditch our hose.

We're so proud of Rob. He managed a four-day conference, with 140 attendees from all around the world this week beginning Sunday night, and it was a huge success! We surprised him with a little party last night. Andi and Kyle came over and we put up balloons and made a big congratulations sign (it was actually a "Congats" sign....noticed this morning it was missing the "r"). Most importantly, I handed him a chilled beer the second he walked in the door. It's important to celebrate anything and why not ham it up and have a little fun?

It has been a nice week. We got to spend time with Ellie and Dan while Buffy was in New York City with her mom and sister. The girls adore each other -- well, Ellie's a bit afraid of Madeline, and she probably has good reason. Even though this picture looks a little....violent....the digital delay actually just missed a hug the girls were giving each other. It is probably one of the cutest things I've even seen. They literally wrapped their arms around each other.

Today we went to our monthly neighborhood coffee and then lunched with our dear friend Claire, who surprised us by treating! We're looking forward to a relaxed weekend and Kyle's birthday party Saturday night!

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