Monday, January 24, 2011

New Niece!

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One week ago today, Mark and I got a new niece and Gaz got a new cousin. My brother Sean and his wife Hillary welcomed little Trixie into the world with a bit of drama, but that seems to be the way with these Rizen babies anymore.

Gaz is very, very excited, particularly since she just got to meet her future godbrother, Gabe, earlier in the month. She was very good about sitting calmly, and even sang to him and rocked him a little as he slept. It was one of the cutest things I've ever seen. Until we get down to Kentucky, that is!

Or, if we could get all the goils together in one place . . .we might all develop pink poisoning, but I'm sure it would be precious.

Now, Trixie is not her standard issue nickname, but unfortunately I have a bad habit of giving Gaz multiple nicknames and using them often. I've been calling her Bee for years for no good reason, and while I have tried very hard to stop, I figured an alternate nickname would probably be safe to avoid confusion. Fortunately for me, Trixie's other auntie had the same idea! So now we can both go on annoying our respective siblings. The world is as it should be. Gaz is so pleased with the new cousin that she isn't even insisting that she (Trixie) be named after her (Gaz) anymore. Now that's love.

If anyone can spare a good thought for Trixie, she's being a lazy nurser and isn't bulking up as fast as a baby ought to. I am confident she'll figure it out sooner or later, but I'm sure she'd appreciate some cheerleaders. :)

Friday, January 14, 2011


Just gah. Gaz just came in to show me she's naked and just about covered in marker ink. It's not the kind that washes off, or dries fast, either, so she's pretty much banned from the couch for the next hour or more. Anything she touches will get marker ink on it. And now she tells me she's off to decorate her back.

I swear, that girl.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

One of Gaz's Favorite Books

Voyage of the Basset

No brain for a review right now, but it's good. Gaz even dressed up as Cassandra for her school Halloween party. We're finishing up another reading of it now, and it's still good.