Monday, September 8, 2008

I Stand Corrected and at Attention

First, I need to apologize to my mother. She did not buy the SquidSoap at Target because it was on clearance. My dad bought it at ShopRite because he had a coupon and they double coupons. I love my parents.

Yesterday was a glorious day. After the in-home confinement caused by the remnants of Hanna on Saturday, we had some much needed outdoor time yesterday. We went to the annual Norwalk Oyster Festival with the Hoos' parents and his brother's family. A nice time was had by all and lots of free tchotchkies were acquired by LP (because you can never have enough nerf footballs advertising the local banks, right?).

Last night we decided not to let the summer end too soon. The Hoos called his brother and asked if the family wanted to meet us at the beach for a pizza dinner. An agreement was reached, pizza was procured and the beach was descended upon. LP loved playing in the sand and pointing out the moon to her cousins, and the Hoos, his bro and our nephew O, loved catching snapper-blues (baby bluefish) in the surf.

As we were packing up to leave the beach - DEE LAUGHED FOR THE FIRST TIME! She has been goo-gooing and gah-gahing for a while, but she out and out giggled at me at the beach. And we even had witnesses. It was awesome.

Also awesome, but totally unrelated, apparently LP has the first of her 2-year molars. We didn't even know until the Hoos noticed it last week while brushing her teeth. Hopefully this means that the crankiness that accompanies this momentous occasion is moderate enough that we won't notice for the other three teeth.

Summer, I salute you.

Notice how Dee looks like a little koala clinging on to her big sis? Coincidentally there are little koalas on her outfit:)


Tiffany said...

Such cuties! A child's laughter is the best thing in the world!

Anonymous said...

Oh, what adorable little girls you have! And that photo is to die for!

Love your plan to hang on to summer. Sounds like a great time. And the giggles... my heart is melting just thinking about it. I was just thinking today about interactions with our little ones. I wonder what they're thinking.