We’re almost there. The end of the first year of law school. No more 1L. Joel’s had 2 exams so far, 3 more to go. Torts is tomorrow – by the way, I always want to put an e on the end of that and make it like the cake. Tortes are so much more fun than Torts. I’m just saying.
I think that Joel will be really really glad when this semester is over. And so will I. We will have about a week of break before craziness starts again. But I will be thankful for that week. It’ll be a fun week, too. In that week is Mother’s Day, my birthday (29, eek!), and hopefully lots of fun family time and activities for the three of us.
But for now, Joel is studying away, and Clara and I are at my parents. They are just loving the time they’re getting to spend with her, and I think she’s really enjoying it, too. We have lots planned – framing my grandmother’s veil, picking strawberries, cooking, changing guitar strings – in the next few days. We’ve started planning out the landscaping for my yard, and I’m already overwhelmed. There’s just so much to do, and I don’t know when it’s going to get done. But I’ll just start with a little bit at a time. Right now, we just have the landscaping that the builder put in, plus one little sad looking flower bed I made in the front yard that desperately needs to be expanded so it doesn’t look so dorky.
I have a bunch of new photos and videos to share from our time here, but I have to get them all downloaded first. For now, I’ll leave you with these… from her 7-month birthday shoot.
This is the very serious (very tired) 7 month old baby girl. She is turning blonde.
Finally! A good shot of those two teeth!
I was in Target the day after Easter, and still did not manage to get any Cadbury Eggs! I mean is it really spring if you don’t eat at least one cadbury egg? But I did find these adorable little headbands for fifty CENTS! They make me laugh!
The two extremes of the bottom lip… Pouty or non-existent. Ridiculous.
This one says “I will eat you!” and then “I will take over the world!”
Another fifty cent headband… I love the progression here.
If you’ve been around for a while, you probably remember Clara’s 2 month picture with this bear…we’re making progress in more ways than one. I think they might be friends now.
So, here we are… almost done with the first year of law school, with a 7 month old girl who is learning to use a sippy cup, feeding herself puffs, and almost crawling, and about to turn a year older. Crazy.