100 lb. Club - babblage
03-08-2005, 12:00 AM
Everyone's been so down lately! We're all sick and unmotivated and just generally BLAH! I have been guilty of this lately, too, but right now I'm bored and have a lot of energy (I blame the pseudophedrine--aka sudafed), so I had to come post so I could see my new avatar. It is me and my sister's fiance's daughter from her birthday party a year ago. Yupyup, that is me and my Wacky Jackie (she's my Wacky Jackie and I'm her Silly Jilly, and no one else is allowed to call us by those names :p ). I have a picture of us from her birthday party this past weekend, too (she turned 5 on Saturday), but but I look icky from being sick, so last year's picture it is!
Here's the one from this past weekend (the pink cowgirl hat was one of her presents, as was the Army colonel's uniform--she's quite the well-rounded little girl :dizzy: ):
03-08-2005, 10:41 AM
She's SO cute! I gotta tell yah, you don't carry much weight in your face, I'm jealous!!! I have such a baby face, ick! I love pictures :)
03-08-2005, 11:24 AM
I have to admit I *can't wait* for spring. Ready to see this winter go on its way.
03-08-2005, 07:22 PM
Aaaah she looks like a 'happy wacky Jackie!!' - cute!
Love Amanda x
03-08-2005, 07:26 PM
LOVE the hat!
03-09-2005, 04:43 AM
CUTE!!! You two look like you have a lot of fun together!!!
03-09-2005, 07:42 AM
We definitely have fun together, since I have about the mentality of a 5-year old anyway :D Sometimes I am afraid she's smarter than me, though :o She had an entrance interview for a private school for kindergarten last week, and the interviewer handed her a pencil. I guess he was going to ask her to draw a shape or something, but before he had the chance to, she read the name of the school on the side of the pencil. He looked at her, then at her mother and just dumbfoundedly said, "She reads already?!" Needless to say, she got in :p
She's so grown-up for a 5-year old, too. At her birthday party, she took her friends around one-by-one as they arrived and introduced them to everyone else at the party. She also knows phrases in Chinese, Spanish, and German. Her mother, father, soon-to-be step-mother, and "surrogate" family (close family friends she spends a LOT of time with--she even refers to them as gramma, grampa, aunts, and uncle) all work in some way in the medical and/or military fields. Therefore, she already knows almost every bone in the human body and is now learning the names of the muscles, and I'm pretty sure she has a better grasp on military rankings than I do. Oi vei! I would be worried about her being a little geek, but she still has kid fun, too, so she's just amazingly well-rounded. I lived with her for almost a year (I moved in with my sister and her bf last year when I graduated from college), so now I miss her!
03-09-2005, 05:30 PM
what great pics. Thanks for sharing. You can tell that she definitely adores you.
03-09-2005, 07:52 PM
Wow. How smart! Do you have any children of your own Jilly?
03-09-2005, 10:37 PM
Nope, no kids for me (yet). I have been on "the pill" for almost 7 years for means of cyst prevention (since I had an ovarian cyst removed the week after I turned 16). I'm now 22 and only have 1 ovary (the cyst had cut off circulation to the ovary it was attached to and pretty much killed it, so they had to remove that, too), so odds are, even if I went off the pill, I wouldn't be able to conceive for a good few months. At least I know I won't have any children until I'm good and ready (and celebrating our 1-year dating anniversary this weekend, maybe a marriage proposal isn't too many years off)! I can't WAIT to have kids, though...I'm thinking maybe 4...but I guess it's not really just my decision, so we'll see :p
03-10-2005, 12:37 AM
Beautiful picture! She's cute, and so are you. :) She sounds totally adorable. I love kids and hope I can have a big family some day (don't worry everyone, like 10 years from now!) too.