My husband and I are preparing to move, and it’s a doozy — cross-country from Florida to California. I suppose we love the sunshine.
Cora is 19-months-old this April 7th! Loves “Ring Around the Rosie” and polar bears. Doesn’t want to hold hands to walk anymore. Just said the word “computer.”
So, we had these couches. We bought them sometime in our first or second year of marriage, when we were still in the tiny apartment with the loud air-conditioner. Dark brown leather, soft and puffy but still firm — it felt like sitting on a cloud. You could stretch out and even comfortably sleep overnight on them – as my brother-in-law can attest. They were awesome.
We moved them from one tiny apartment where they barely fit to another tiny apartment where they barely fit (we had to move them in through the sliding glass door) and then even down to South Florida where we eventually shed them in favor of a lightweight Ikea set. Every time we moved (which – God help us – has been way too many times for my preference), we dreaded figuring out what to do with these big guys.
I’ve been thinking about these couches recently.
It’s Five Minute Friday. As our fearless leader, Lisa-Jo says, “this is where a brave and beautiful bunch gather every week to find out what comes out when we all spend five minutes writing on the same topic…” Today, it’s the word joy.
I can’t get over her giggles. Oh, the giggles! Bright eyes, thrown back head, can hardly contain it all giggles erupting over “Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes” or “If You’re Happy and You Know It” or the fact that she made someone else laugh, too.
And the earnestness! The seriousness with which she takes her joy when she sings — loudly, proudly, ever-so-slightly off key, but ever-so-slightly more on key with each day she practices. She knows all the words and if she doesn’t know them yet, by-golly she will hit repeat or ask to hear it again until she does.
Cora is 1-and-a-half today! And we got to go to Magic Kingdom! Thanks, Abuelita. :-)
She loves singing, walking, and the It’s a Small World Ride.
Now it’s feeling really weird counting in months, but I think I’ll keep it up until 24. Only moms, right?
She has finally started walking independently! Woohoo! She’s obsessed with blueberries and is working on her singing voice. We’re so proud. :-)
It’s Cora’s sweet 16!
She is starting to sing, enjoys counting and saying “hi” to everyone around her. She’s also got a little bruise under her eye — the life of an adventurer!