AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Play me that mountain music DATE: 8/01/2009 09:07:00 PM ----- BODY:
We're back. I know, you missed me and didn't even know I was going somewhere. Well, I did. We just got back from spending the week in the mountains. Surprised? Good. I learned the hard way not to tell the internet where I was going and when I would be there.

Last Saturday, Kevin, Little Bird, and I met my parents in Black Mountain, North Carolina, for a week long visit. We loaded up the dogs and most everything else we owned and headed west to our favorite place on earth.

While we were gone, Bird seemed to have a developmental explosion. He added more new words than we could keep count of, and his communication skills overall made him a much easier child to please and to discipline. He had his first Popsicle, his first hike, his first trip to the Biltmore, his first skinny dip, and his first berry picking outing. Even the days that his gums bled from the molars busting through were mostly filled with complete toddler joy.

There are pictures and stories to share, but for tonight, I'm just checking in for a quick hello. There was no cell phone or internet for the week. I have as much reading to do as I do writing. Hope you have all been well.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Stella DATE:Sunday, August 2, 2009 at 10:51:00 AM EDT Can't wait to hear all about it!

I feel like whenever we go away and there are new surroundings, new things to absorb, my kids bloom a little bit bigger!!

Glad you had such a nice time and so many new experiences! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous toddlerplanet DATE:Sunday, August 2, 2009 at 8:05:00 PM EDT We missed you! It's so good to hear about Bird and how he's growing (up)! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bubblewench DATE:Monday, August 3, 2009 at 10:51:00 AM EDT So glad you had a good time! Can't wait to hear more. ----- --------