Sunday, August 24, 2008

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Earlier this week the girls and I took a trip up to Dallas to visit my grandpa in the hospital. He is 87 years old and had to have unexpected surgery, so we thought we'd go see him. He did really well and is now at home recovering. The hospital where he had his surgery just happened to be the same hospital where my sister, Sara, and I were born. There is a fun little play area for kids in the lobby, so of course, Bethany had to spend a little time there and I shot some pictures of her playing on all the animals. My dad said that when my sister was born (I was 2 years, 4 months old) I played on those VERY same animals! He said he thought they had some pictures of it, too. So when we got back to my parents' house that night I dug out the old photo albums and scanned some pics. Here's what we got:

Me in 1980

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Bethany this week - 28 years later

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Me

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Bethany

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Me

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Bethany

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Crazy, huh?

Well, onto the other child. It's been a big week for Baby Landry! On Wednesday she cut her first tooth - her bottom right incisor (I think that's what it's called!). I really think she's working on the one next to it, too. She gnaws on anything, including her own hands, all day long. Yesterday at a baby shower she was gnawing on my friend's wooden chair. Probably not too safe. Her favorite thing of all to chew on, though, is my keys. Really not safe. I'm going to look for those fake keys that look real at Target tomorrow!

And tonight she "officially" started crawling. My life is about to change drastically. We went to a neighborhood pool with some friends this evening and had a great time. I wore Landry in my new Porpoise Pouch for the first time and she LOVED it! So I got her out, dried her off, put her in some dry clothes and laid her on a beach towel on the concrete while I got ready to leave. I went to throw some trash away and as I was walking back I saw her off of the towel crawling on the concrete over to the grass. When she reached the grass she took a big handful, pulled it out and put it up to her mouth. Luckily one of our friends was right there and rescued her from eating grass! Of course I was having a cow because she was crawling and he said, "You've never seen her do that before?" Nope. She's never done it before! So for the next 15 minutes we were there she was crawling all over the concrete getting into everyone's bags. Great. Just what I need. A 2 year old AND a 5 month old to chase around! Really, I'm proud of the little girl, but I'm just not ready for this!!! I had my camera out in the car, but forgot until later or I would have taken pics of the first crawl. When I remembered that I had it, I did pull it out to take some shots of Landry and Kelsey - her buddy who is one month younger than her. Of course, my memory card was full when they were both smiling and they both got unhappy while I was deleting photos, so here's what we got.

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Unfortunately, I guess I moved when I took these because the sun is behind Landry's head and made the pics really dark. Oh well, I'm still learning!

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7 comments:

Amanda said...

Those pics of you and Bethany were really great, but ummm shouldn't that hospital have gotten a new play area in the last 28 years!?!

At first I didn't know which baby was Landry because neither baby had a bow!

Seriously, Glad to hear your grandpa is doing well. Sorry to hear that Landry is both teething and crawling!

Rebecca a.k.a. Mum said...

Ahh man I am back to not being able to see your photos again, stupid security system. :(

dougnlarry said...

Those pics of you and Bethany are amazing! You'll have to put together a scrapbook page with those.

I can't believe Landry is crawling at FIVE months! You poor thing. What a little overachiever you've got on your hands.

Jill said...

I am so amazed at how much you look like B as a little girl!!! I am also amazed that the old & new pictures are so similar and taken from the same angle.

Jennifer said...

I know everyone always said how much B looked like you...but, I really had NO idea how much until those pics! Awesome to have those comparisons! She's your mini-me! Oh, and Landry is still as cute as can be...and so active! You go, Landry. Keep your momma on her toes!!

Char said...

Hi Amanda, this is Char...I just had to say how incredible those pictures of you vs Bethany are - wow! That is so cool to see. And double wow that Landry is crawling already...what's next...walking at 8 months? YIKES! Good luck!

Alisha Stewart said...

That's so cool. I can't belive that they still have the same stuff after all these years. What precious memories you guys are making!