Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Road Trip

Ahh, let the good times roll. I'm hitting the road with the family. We are heading to VA to visit the family and friends we left behind. That means yours truly will be trapped in a minivan for a little over four hours with six other people, including a 16 month old prone to loud vehicular fits. Hopefully, I'll live to tell you all about it.
Pray for me.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Bang Bang!

My 16 month old niece is fast becoming a violent little terror. Today she pointed her finger at me and said "bang, bang" We (the family) made the mistake of laughing in shock and now she won't stop doing it. Everytime we try to tell her something she points her finger and says "bang, bang" or my personal favorite, "stab, stab" complete with stabbing motion.

Now I will admit that the stabbing thing is my fault. The other day she had a pin poking at her mother and I said "don't stab mommy." She kind of took it and ran. She started running around making a stabbing motion and going "stab, stab." Now she seems to do it when we make her mad or just for kicks. My sister says she does it because we react and we should just ignore her. But it's so hard! She's soooo cute and it's really rather funny. This is what comes watching violent t.v. shows and movies while pregnant. It's going to be classical music and family friendly programming all the way for me.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

My First Post

It's Mother's Day and this is my first post.

I'm on my way out with my family to check out puppies in Apex. They're getting a dog. I say "they" because I don't really want a dog and most importantly, I'm allergic to dogs (family remains convinced that a short-haired, well-groomed dog will not be a problem). However, this isn't a huge deal because I'm moving out at the end of the year. Yay! It will be my first time on my own. I didn't go away to college or anything. I'm really looking forward to it. My mom is, of course, less than enthused. She (like so many Muslim parents) believes that a single girl belongs at home with her parents until she's married. Not....gonna....happen. I love my family and we're close but it's time to move out.

P.S. I'm going to post pictures as soon as I can figure out how to shrink the file size (if such a thing is possible)