Tuesday, November 11, 2008

500 Posts Old!

Whew - yesterday's post was kind of a downer, huh? Thank you for all the wonderful and supportive comments. I sometimes question my right to be sad about anything, given the two wonderful children we have. It was nice to find so much understanding in the comments section - I really like you guys! And it is good to know that our child-bearing status is "out there" so, if I get to feeling weepy about it in the future I can talk about it without having to explain everything. (But this doesn't mean I won't be answering Swistle's question about baby names we might have considered for other children, because naming children is fun, especially on a day when you aren't sad about not having more of them!)

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So this blog is 500 posts old today - sometime back in October was the third blogiversary of Midwest Mom, which is mind-boggling, if only to me.

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This weekend Michael turned 8 months old. Yikes! Here are his 8 month photos (you can revisit the 7 month ones here):




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Back when I was worried I'd run out of things to write, one of the questions Tracy asked was about Harper's current career aspirations. We discussed this as I was putting her to bed tonight and here, in no particular order, are the things Harper would like to be when she grows up and what she said about them:

- firefighter

- mermaid ("You can come visit me in the ocean, Mom.")

- pediatrician ("You know, a doctor for kids.")

- veterinarian ("So I can check on people's pets.")

- swimming lessons teacher

- physical therapist ("So I can help babies to do some exercise.")
(She pronounces it physical ferapist - hilarious!)

- Old McDonald's worker ("Because I would sell people happy meals.")

and

- angel ("So I could look into some people's windows for God.")

Oh how I wish I had tape recorded that conversation!

6 comments:

MamaK said...

Wow!! I'm betting on mermaid. If anyone can figure it out, Harper can!

Anonymous said...

I am getting so much press in your blog lately, I love it!

And, as I expected, Harper's answers to my questions did not disappoint.

Michael looks SO big, cute, and happy!
love, Tracy

Mommy Daisy said...

Yeah on 500 posts! I'm getting very close to that myself. I'm trying to make it happen before the first of the year.

I LOVE those photos of Michael. They remind me SOOO much of my Zachariah when he was that age. Now I'm going to have to look through all his 7-8 month photos.

Harper is so funny. You may not have gotten that conversation on video, but it's here on your blog and you can share it with her some day.

Erin said...

Kelsey, that boy is SO BEAUTIFUL. Seriously. Breathtaking.

His cheeks look so rosy in those photos. It makes him look so hardy and vibrant, like he just came in side from chopping wood. HA!

Pam said...

Congrats on 500 posts!
I bet Harper would make a great mermaid.

Jill said...

What cute ideas for what Harper wants to be! I don't have to tell you which one I vote for (physical ferapist of course!!).