Thursday, September 22, 2011

This Day in History...

Isn't it amazing to think that you've been experiencing September 22nd for as many years as you've been alive? Today is my 34th 9/22 (35 if you count the 9/22 I was busy growing arm and leg buds in utero!)
As an avid picture taker, there is rarely a day gone by since Em was born that hasn't been documented on film (or pixels). Perhaps when they are 33, they'll be able to compile 35 photos of themselves for every day of the year.
For now, we'll start in 2003.

We were almost on the road to our new house in California. We had packed most of the house, the moving truck had come and gone, and I caught these two playing in a suitcase in the entryway.
It became the picture of our "we've moved!" cards and address labels later on.
 In 2004, we were at one of my VERY favorite places to go in Cali. Lemo's Farm. We went on opening day every year while we lived there. It was quite a long drive, the traffic backed up for miles when it came to the steep mountain roads going down to Half Moon Bay.
Emma loved picking out her pumpkins and riding the rides and ponies. I loved the giftshop!
 On this day in 2005, we were at "Kids Fest" in San Jose. Her favorite care bear was there, and she was thrilled to meet him (and was trick-or-treating as him later this year, too!). She ice skated for the 3rd time in her life there, but this time it was on synthetic ice, so it wasn't cold (as you can tell).
 In 2006, we were back at Lemo's Farm again! This was a bittersweet trip. We had just lost Eli, and it was so hard to be out doing anything that we had planned on doing with him there. He had a little pumpkin outfit ready for his first trip to the fall mecca, complete with the tiniest little brown soft boots. It seems forever ago. I was glad we went though. It would be our last trip there, and I enjoyed watching Emma explore this world she, by now, knew very well. My mom was with us, too, and it was special to introduce her to this place, as I get my love of fall from her.
 In 2007, we had moved back to Oklahoma and bought our first house. The house we fell in love with the moment we pulled up to the driveway. On this day, we were changing the walls in Emma's room. We removed the wallpaper border of little baby dresses, and hung a new one that matched her bedding and such. This would be the first big change in our home.
 2008 was a happy year. Our long awaited baby had arrived, and the weather was cool and sunny. His eyes were still blue on this day, and they would stay that way so long that it made me a little worried they would stay that way, never changing into the deep dark beautiful browns that the rest of us have.
My GOSH, isn't he just enough to make you want another baby? All sweet and handsome, squishy and squirmy?
 September 22, 2009 must have been another beautiful day. I remember charging the battery for this truck that morning as she went off in the big bus to school, in preparation for her return. She pulled him around like this for quite awhile. They would both giggle and laugh when they would go down the edge of the driveway into the street because the wagon would roll fast, bumping into the truck.
 I was a little suprised that I hadn't seen anything OSU up to this point. It seems we are always out around campus in the fall. This was 2010's Pistol Pete Partners day. The kids got to meet the football team and head out to the field to play. It was raining on and off that evening, and we left a soaking mess.

 Now, what will we have in store for 2011...

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for doing this. You are awesome! I can't believe some of those pictures are that old. It truly went by way TOO fast. :( But every year gets better and better so I guess I can't complain.

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  2. This is so wonderful!!! Sorry, I missed your birthday. I hope it was a great as you are.

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