September 7, 2010

I've Been a Mom for 7 Years

Hello! We're back from vacation. I had some work to catch up on and it took a few days to download the pictures but now I have my ducks in a row.

But first, happy birthday to my wonderful 7-year-old daughter K. I felt deeply connected to her the minute she was born and she is exactly the child I expected to have with Ralf - tall, smart, competent, impatient and determined. She's all alpha and we couldn't be more proud.

Happy birthday, baby girl!

In contrast, the constant senseless joy and playfulness radiated by our youngest child raises certain genetic questions. We adore L heart and soul but neither of us is sure how we got her.

And now some vacation pictures from the Italian alps and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.


  1. Simply amazing. I don't think it gets any better than that.

  2. What wonderful vacation pics, lots of smiles and plenty of sunshine. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I found it fascinating that you knew she was the kind of daughter you expected to have with your husband. I was very young when I had children, but I don't think it ever crossed my mind as to the kind of child I would have. It all seemed so mysterious back then. I wonder if I was a mother later in life, if I would have pondered this, or would have possibly allowed it to determine the person I married. Something else I've never contemplated.

  3. Happy birthday K--if that is your real name.

  4. Awww.. happy birthday! And please enjoy your younger daughter's joy!

  5. What great photos! Thanks for sharing them.


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