happening right here, today!! watch out adult world, your numbers have just increased...today K-Bug turns 18!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! her entry into adulthood comes at her with a full & crazy day complete with a list of mundane adult things to do like:
be awakened by her parents at the completely unnecessary hour of 5am, just to sing "happy birthday"...
visit the department of motor vehicles (i hear some sympathy growns out there!)...please take a number & wait for the next 18 hours to be told you don't have the right ID/are not in the right line/must take another test/etc...)
go to classes...fortunately, she likes them
study...or, maybe not!
do laundry...or will momma surprise her???
eat dinner...get your fork ready for some broiled steaks, homemade mac & cheese, & roasted veggie mix (this should be what's cooking wednesday!!)
have your dessert...why sure you can have your cake - or chocolate chip cookie dough brownie - & eat it too - especially today!!
& finally go out with your friends...have lots of fun!!
it is so hard to believe that the tiniest of our babies, born 4 weeks early, is a beautiful 18 year old woman who is a full 5 inches taller than her momma. it seems like just last week your newborn self was snuggled in my lap with your toddling big sister, Baby Girl, gently patting your feet & saying "i wuv you ne-ne!" poor Baby Girl couldn't even say your name, but you didn't care. the very first words i said to your daddy when you were born - "this feels just like family should!" you were the most docile wee one, smiling all the time...watching your beloved big sister's every movement, following her every step when you could.
your very first word (aside from the usual dada & mama) was "helicopter"...said with a breathy expectation that Life Flight would scoop down into our field & carry you away for a fun ride. you were the only child of the fold brave enough to literally splat your *entire* face & nearly all of your hair into your first birthday cake. your exhuberance & bubbly joy have carried through your whole life...even those supposedly cantankerous teen years were joyful ones...& continue to be so!! you leave a wake of love & smiles in your path everywhere you go!
this year you are stepping out on a very new & exciting path...it is so much joy for us to watch you do your K-Bug thing! may your day, your year, your life be one beautiful blessing filled with love!!!!
Little Man's 11am weather update....
it looks like our little friend off the coast is forecasted for a Carolina landfall as a tropical storm/cat 1 hurricane sometime sunday....stay tuned for further updates...
all computer model hurricane forecast maps courtesy weather underground