Monday, July 13, 2009

Growing Up

"Sometimes really little things make me so happy," Saige says to me completely out of the blue as we were driving down the road today.
I have said this a million times. Little, seemingly ridiculous things give me unbelievable pleasure. So it delighted me to hear her say this totally without warning.
"Really, like what?" I ask.
"Well, the other day I was with Amanda at her club and they made frozen drinks," she said.
"That sounds nice."
"Yes, well I got a Pina Colada and Amanda got a Strawberry Daquiri and we had the new issue of Teen Vogue and we just lied on the lounge chairs in the sun and drank our drinks and read our magazine."
"That sounds like the perfect afternoon," I say.
"It was," she said smiling with a faraway look in her eyes.

What's that saying about the apple not falling far from the tree.

We spent the day at the beach with one of my friend Colleen and her daughter who I have loved since she was born. I even picked her name, Jordan. She was the first baby I knew. She was the reason I wanted a daughter so much. She's 14 now. Gorgeous and sweet and such a great kid. Watching her and Saige talk about boys and scope out the cute ones was amusing.
Until I saw this...

Yeah, I will be, Lifeguard With the Ponytail. You betcha.


Anonymous said...

Ahhh.... to be 14....on a beach without a care in the world! How I loved those carefree days!

heather said...

How grown up and beautiful Saige is getting! Those long legs of hers blew me away today. Marc will be scaring a lot of boys away!

Kathy said...

Beach Baby, Beach Baby, there on the sand.......

They grow up too fast!

Brother Chris said...

Okay, one Brother is back in business on CTBCK or whatever we're calling it these days. I'm sorry for the absence, I've been working in the yard. I think Mark from NYC has been very busy dating and responding from fan mail from a recent party he attended here in NJ, which may explain his absence.

Let's get busy Amy, it's not very nice to come back from my blog-cation and find a 5 day window of time since your last post. Start cooking up one of your crazy schemes and then explain it to us.

Mark said...

I don't get it. Translation, please.