There was a meetup today at the Georgia Aquarium that Voni and I hosted for the local Atlanta Lolita community. Even with the disappointing turn out, the day was great family outing excuse. To any visiting the Atlanta area, I high recommend making a stop by the Georgia Aquarium. The exhibits are breathtaking, it's very much geared towards family education, and while hokey, the dolphin show is worth the watch.
(Yes, to add to my dorkiness, I am a Lolita. For more info on the fashion, visit here).
Holly, a local lolita , enjoying the Tropical reef display.
Her favorite pillow.
Back in January, during Abbie's first visit to the aquarium, Voni shot and made a fun little short film for her campus film contest. Go check out the film HERE on Youtube.
Nine months ago, this little goofball came into my life. Nine months ago, she turned my world upside down and right side up at the same time. Every day is a wonder and every new milestone she makes makes me just as sad as I am happy. My baby girl is getting big and beautiful.
Yes, we spent the day watching this move for the 124567534 time. Owlfish absolutely adores it and likes dancing along to it in her bouncer. I may be getting a wee bit sick of hearing it, but she certainly is not!
Today mark's Owlfish's very first Fourth of July celebration. Today was also was very very hot! Temperatures were near triple digits here in Georgia. And a certain 8 month old wasn't having any of it. But we didn't let the heat get us down. Daniel and I grabbed Voni and spent the afternoon with Daniel's sister and brother in law, Brittany and Chris.
Now before anyone panics about a wild animal being near my baby, THIS DEER WAS VACCINATED. Yes, it is a REAL baby doe. Brittany is a vet tech and was taking care of this doe that had been injured by a car. Abbie loved it and the rest of us just couldn't believe that there was a deer walking around the house. Quite an experience.
My weird self making funny faces due to camera flash...
Today has been "one of those days". I broke down and cried a lot. Days like today, where everything seems to be going wrong, aren't easy to deal with. The brief rain today helped some, but it didn't deter this awful heatwave traveling through the South. But what makes everything all the more bearable when these down days decided to show up uninvited is glancing around and reminding myself, "A baby girl lives here." The little messes, the unfolded clothes, the left open bottles of shampoo. It's all become a comfort, knowing there are sign of a baby, my baby, still crawling about the house.