Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Alexa Avery Litton

On April 9, 2010, my first grandchild was born at 5:43 a.m. She weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz. and she is the apple of all our eyes. Zach stayed with Ali through the whole thing, what a concept!

I wish we lived closer! She's so sweet I just want to watch her all the time. Zach and Ali are doing a great job. She's a really good baby and it's fun to watch them be in love with their daughter. I am so proud!!!

Monday, April 05, 2010

A little tale

Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved nursery rhymes, fairy tales and all things Walt Disney. She adored her mom and dad, Mr. Rogers and birthday cake.

Every morning while she ate a bowl of steaming Malto-Meal she watched Speed Racer, The Three Stooges and Popeye, and in the afternoons she couldn't wait for Sesame Street and The Electric Co. on Channel 8. Tomato soup with crushed up saltine crackers was her favorite lunch.

She believed in God, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Big Foot. Her favorite toy was a play medical kit with candy pills, a fake syringe and stethoscope, and she wanted to be a nurse when she grew up.

Nothing turned out the way she planned. But she still likes tomato soup and she still believes in God. And sometimes Big Foot, but don't tell anybody.

Saturday, April 03, 2010


I'm grumpy today. I got some housework done, ate strawberries and Nutella and enjoyed some quality time with my husband earlier, but I'm still really grumpy.

 Savannah will be 10 next Wednesday and usually we have a big birthday party for her the weekend before her birthday, but this year I encouraged her to choose a day at the mall with a friend instead. I thought it would be less expensive and we both would enjoy it more. I was wrong. It sucked.

Dalton ended up taking the girls shopping because I had to take Katie to get her septum pierced while we were in Humble (another long, horrible story.) They only went to one store, when the girls had their hearts set on a day of shopping, (Dalt, bless his heart, did the best he could.) I finally got there after they'd already eaten and then they had to wait on me to eat. The movie Savannah wanted to see was incredibly boring and then it was time to leave. Yippee-skippee.

So now I'm sad and grumpy and there's no cure in sight. I guess I'll just go eat worms.