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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

June 6, 2006
HAPPY FOURTH BIRTHDAY, INDIA!







It was difficult getting you here and for your first six months difficult keeping you here, but you are so happy and healthy now and every effort to have you was so worth it. We are sooooo proud of you, my kind, sweet, funny, beautiful girl. Happy, happy birthday!



Poor India's birthday did not happen as planned; her party was scheduled for last Saturday but because I've been so sick we had to postpone it. I know that India doesn't really understand the difference and feels no deep-seated, life-scarring resentment towards me, but I feel so guilty. Tonight we went out for pizza and cake with her friends, Ellie and Anne, and had a great time. The girls are 5 (Ellie), 4 (India), 3 (Anne), and 2 (Kate)...almost had them in order for this picture!

India is most excited about her gift from Tracy and I...leotard, tights and ballet slippers AND ballet lessons this summer. She's been wanting lessons for a long time and is twirling and spinning all over the house with anticipation. I'll have to take Kate along, and the biggest challenge will be keeping her from charging into the lessons with the big girls.

June 7, 2006

We spent most of today outside with me trying to conserve as much energy as I can, which of course meant that both girls were need-machines! There was a lot of arguing, getting the Gator stuck which requires me "towing" the vehicle to safety, and Kate's demands to "schwing me, Mommy!". They did sit with me in my chair for a while and I was struck by our "girl feet", hence the photo below.

We are slowly trying to get ready for our trip to Okracoke Island next week. The house is a wreck, the cupboards are bare, and the dirty laundry is piled up to the ceiling. I'll try to get in one last post between now and Saturday.

1 comments:

da Boyds said...

Happy birthday India! Glad you guys had a good time. We liked the foot picture. It's a great example of the funny things that catch your attention with kids.