Saturday, August 15, 2009

This post dedicated to my new baby cousin

If you know me or even if you just read this, you have to know I love babies. My cousin had a baby on Thursday! I got to hold her twice. ^_^ I haven't seen a newborn baby up close in a very long time...over seven years probably. I saw Alivia at the hospital the day she was born, and she was so small. She looked like a doll. I was holding her, and I was so afraid I was hurting her neck or her feet were squished or something. Babies are so fragile, you know?

I only have one picture of her, the one my dad texted to me five minutes after she was born. It's weird to see a baby right after they're born and think that just a few minutes before, they were inside somebody else. It's a huge transition from their cozy, protected little environment to the world where they're breathing on their own. It's one of those things that makes me believe in intelligent design. There has to be a God. Science just can't do that on it's own.

We took my cousin, her 7-year-old brother, out today. I love this kid. I'm always telling people funny stories about him. He's so smart, and he comes up with some funny, clever things. We walked by this trendy Japanese restaurant and they were playing loud music outside. He says, "Why are they playing rock music at a sushi place? You'd think they would play something calm and Japanese, but it's rock music. What is it, like, 'hey, check out our rockin sushi?'" He named his fish after Christopher Columbus' boats, and he told me his idea for building a pool with a glass fish tank underneath it, the glass of the tank as the floor of the pool. I don't know where he got that. He has such a cute personality.

School starts on Tuesday. I went in on Friday to help my newspaper adviser clean up her room and ended up with a role in a skit put together by my former government teacher for the Freshmen at their orientation on Monday. It's a (intentionally) super-corny skit showing how all freshmen are lost coming to a new school and how it gets better. The girl who was supposed to do it wasn't in town to rehearse, so I took her place. If she's there on Monday, we're going to share the part. I go to school to dust some computers and end up with an acting job.

Not sure how to wrap this up, so here's a quote from Winnie the Pooh! I have the Pooh Bear quotes page in my favorites. Reading through them always makes me feel better.

"Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”
--Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne

Juliana <3


  1. Holy cow! You're doing a skit during the little introduction ceremony thing on monday? Dang, now I have some incentive to come early to sit through it. Thanks! XD

  2. I'm doing it with Flamingo Joe (or, I rehearsed it with him). If I have to do it and the other girl doesn't come, I'm going to mess it up.

  3. And now I'm trying to gauge whether or not it's worth sitting through an hour of nonsense to watch you screw up for a couple minutes, tops.

    Do you know how long the ceremony thing is?

  4. Yes, babies are a lot of fun. It was a wonderful experience when I had my first child. I can't wait to have more.

  5. Great quote!

    I LoVe babies too! They're just so cute and little! And they can't talk back yet. ;)

  6. Congrats on the baby!! So lucky!

    Have fun at orientation :) I know two kids who are going to be there.

  7. That is so sweet :) I never knew about GC wanting to desgin a pool like that. That is awesome. He is a pisser!