Saturday, February 23, 2013

Night Out

Had an awesome night out.  Returned to a wicked stomach virus that hit all the Edwards men

This is life as a parent.

I wouldn't change it.

But really?????

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Gift for Our Daughter

A high school friend posted on Facebook a couple of days ago this article:

I know I've mentioned it before, but one of the biggest gifts I was given as a daughter was complete and utter comfort in my own skin.

My beauty is there.  It is different than yours.  (And yours).  But its there.

And it is inside and outside. 

I'm pretty because of my killer smile.  My awesome hair.  My secret dimple on my right cheek that only comes out sometimes.

But I'm also pretty because of the way I treat others.  Because of my kindness.

I'm beautiful because I can make people laugh.  Because I connect people and make them feel and know they are valuable to me and to the world.

Because I'm intelligent and can think outside the box.  I'm a creative thinker.  I'm in general a thinker.

Because I can sing "Welcome to the Jungle" or "Rollout" in front of a huge crowd with only one or two drinks of liquid courage.

And because I am who am I.  Confidence is the most beautiful gift any woman can have.

I'm delightfully normal in lots of ways.  I worry too much.  I have terrible taste in TV shows. I can be forgetful.  I can be completely inflexible.  I like to be left alone when I want to be left alone.

I get frustrated easily.  I'm 10 minutes early to everything.

Did I mention I watch Dance Moms?

But my gift to Anna Helen is that she sees the beauty in herself and in others.

That she grow wise and confident and strong.

That she works that double chin if it is here to stay.

The women in my world are pretty in so many ways. Beautiful in and out.  The most gorgeous I have ever seen.

I can't wait to raise another generation of that kind of woman.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lesson Learned

Lesson learned.

Anna Helen does NOT like the "zerbert"

Mom to a cute coo-ey baby this afternoon: the zerbert.

I mean who wouldn't.

53 minutes later the insanity meltdown calmed.

Monday, February 18, 2013


She likes to coo.

(And cry).

But the cooing?  Way cuter.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

She is all that and a bag of chips

This is shameless plug for my wife for Wife and Mommy of the year.

Anna Helen has been struggling with sleep.  Now to be fair she is ten weeks old and we were spoiled by Robbie who was sleeping through the night at 8 weeks.  I have try to do what I can to be helpful but Susann has done the vast majority of the effort.  She does it all with grace and a smile.  When you can do that at 3am . . .

Robbie, Anna Helen and myself are so lucky to have Susann.  Thank you does not cover it but hopefully we love you does.  That and Susann is taking next Friday night off - completely off.  In possibly the most unromantic Valentine's gift ever she is going to a nice hotel on Friday to recharge - alone.