Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mae in May

(found this one from last year...)

Happy birthday Isabelle the Mae!

May is a big month around here. Six people who are dear and near to our hearts have late May birthdays...two of them right here in our own house!

You guessed it - she's eight!

Our good friend Cooper G has a birthday right in between Isabelle and Rye - and it is becoming a tradition for us to celebrate with the year's first dip in the pool and cupcakes! Great times and great friends. Aaahhh. Good stuff.

Eight years ago Chris was working in Ohio during the week, and traveling home on weekends to see his wife and three kids. We lived about six months like that - during that time my Isabelle the Mae was born. We still lived in our "tiny" house. Bailey was 3, Nathan was 2. I had just become a don't-have-to-drive-to-work-every-morning mom and we were transitioning to our new home and new life in Columbus Ohio. It was a busy, busy time. Isabelle and I used to share many early morning hours together. It seemed to be the only time her little head wasn't turning red from all of the screaming. Yes, she was a screamer. She hated the car. Hated the bed. Hated the swing. We resorted to a carseat on top of a running dryer many a day just to try to calm her. I'm convinced that she was a grown person born into a little body and she was trying to let us know how much she didn't care for that.

We haven't had to put her on the dryer for quite some time. Love that kid. She's going to be a leader some day - just watch!
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