Freaky Friday & the Number 50
Dear Mom and Dad..
What a day we had today. You see today was the last SENIOR SKIP day of six kids in Nana’s house. Aunt Arrianna, who is graduating in just a few days, was staying home today, and Nana and Poppy were secretly conspiring to try and meet Poppy between his morning and afternoon office hours for a surprise GRADUATION LUNCH. I was going along with it all, and Aunt Arri would have had a great time only… right when we were getting ready to go… something happened.
Nana was changing me, and she had Aunt Arrianna get my diaper bag into the car. She did, and opened the garage door too. When she came in Nana was you guessed it SINGING TO ME ON THE CHANGING TABLE, and getting ready for Aunt Arri’s surprise. There is a reason Nana stays home all time. …. try to change her routine and chaos emerges. The door in the laundry room opened, and all three dogs got loose. Justice (Bubba), Liberty, and Mr. Griff were gone… I half dressed, was laid into my crib where Aunt Arri stood and NANA who now has three broken bones and a hip that is so painful was on a mission to find them all… AND SHE DID, BUT NOT ALL AT ONCE… first she found Mr. Griffin… and tried to get him into the car… he is good at putting his two front paws in, but you have to lift his rear… and let’s just say, the neighbors most likely were enjoying the efforts Nana made, finally….. she did it, and she drove him home. Unloaded him and went to look for the other two. Aunt Arrianna and I waited about 10 minutes later, Nana returned with the other two. Unfortunately Bubba found a man walking his dog ( a large dog that Bubba was trying to go after, and the man got between them), and Bubba is believed to have bitten his ankle. Yes, there was a mark on it, and Nana flipped out. Now, we don’t know what will happen. The animals had in fact taken over the zoo… so Nana called Poppy who came home on his lunch break , and visited the man, who seemed fine, but angry that our dogs got loose, Aunt Arri feels bad, and Nana, well, she is N A N A and that says it all to anyone who knows her… can we say ‘drama’! Don’t get me wrong, it’s all so upsetting, but, she snapped today…. and is afraid they will have to get rid of Bubba…. I just don’t know. Aunt Arri never got her surprise lunch, and I … just sat through the whole episode looking – really adorable, which made Nana smile even when sad. In other news, I have been good, all day, I just figure Nana could use a break and so I was just a little angel for her sake. But then again, I always am!
So here are some awesome photos for you mom and dad… and don’t worry one little bit. I am ALL PRINCESS under this jersey!
Me in my game day garb.
Princess Power Play!
Nana took a bunch of these so she can update Uncle Nick’s site too.
Mom… you said I can’t play hockey, you never said I can’t watch it…. THIS IS ME WHEN I AM NERVOUS DURING A GAME… I JUST CLOSE MY EYES!
IS WHAT I DO WHEN I THINK THE REF MADE A BAD CALL… OR WORSE MISSED A CALL ALL TOGETHER…
I even have my own Red Wing watching red seat!
Hey, I am wondering wear are my skates?
Nana, do hockey fans wear ruffled socks?
I mean, really…
Well I guess it makes me a Princess Fan…
50 is an interesting number. 50 dogs – bad, 50 mosquito bites- bad, 50 dirty diapers – smell BAD! Yet, 50 kisses…. good, 50 perfectly heated bottles, better! 50 – smiles, awesome! My point is…
My great grandfather, Papa Alan, I had mentioned was going out of town this weekend in an earlier letter. Tonight he is celebrating 50 years since he graduated podiatry school. He has been working for 50 years with his patients, and taking care of his family. While you and dad now have learned about how much we all sacrifice and how hard we work to take care of our families, I wanted to say
CONGRATULATIONS to Papa from you both and from me, Little Miss Adorable, on HIS FIFTY YEAR REUNION. We are all very lucky as are so many of your patients that you made the choice to be Dr. A. Come home safe… and bring back GG-ma… I miss you both,
Mom and Dad, that was today, tomorrow, hopefully Nana will be recovered, and until then, I will always be your Little Miss Adorable, your daughter,
GO WINGS! LOVE YOU MOM AND DAD! WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW THIS ALL TURNS OUT. GUESS IT DOESN’T MATTER MUCH TO YOU OVER THERE IN IRAQ, LOT’S BIGGER THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT, BUT THAT IS WHY NANA AND I WRITE ABOUT THE SILLY STUFF… JUST HOPING TO TAKE YOUR MIND OUT OF IRAQ AND BRING YOU RIGHT BACK HERE TO MICHIGAN, CAMP NANA AND HER ZOO. XOXOXO