So I'm slogging my way out of the oppressive, hate-filled process of data recovery !@#$%- ahem- to tell you I HAVE been having a little fun. Or Fuh-un, as Cindy Lauper would say. It's been all about the girls lately! :)
I give you... Melanie! Who is FIVE! (I really wish YouTube let you choose the frame grab, because I would have chosen a shot of the birthday girl, but alas, it does not).
The rest of the party photos are here.
As of yesterday, she is also an official kindergardner. She really changed this summer. Aside from shooting up about 3 inches, she just seems... a little older, a little wiser, maybe? She has also entered the phase of life where she's discovered the gift that is a Best Friend.
Wendy Shenberger was the banner-carrier of that particular title from MY first day of kindergarten until 7th grade. If you're out there in cyberspace somewhere, these two little girls reminded me of us. We did have fun, didn't we?
Then there's Lauri, Andrea and Lucy. I drove down for Lauri and Mike's engagement party and a short engagement photo session. They're a great couple. They have so much fun together, AND they let me take them to a total stranger's house, knock on their door and ask if we can jump on their trampoline. Such good sports. :)
You can see the rest of the photos here.
And then I have to hit you with some gratuitous baby cuteness, because Lucy? Is, like, 17 different kinds of awesome.