because we didn't see these cousins very often, the times we did play together are quite vividly etched in my memory. this was taken at chuck e cheese, probably around 86 or 87. i remember meredith's zebra shirt and running after jennifer, watching her long hair seeming to float behind her. funny, jennifer, never thought you were talking about your own ears until i took a closer look at this picture! :) that's my brother andy up top and my other brother james looking a little pouty on the left. looks like this picture was taken shortly after james decided to give himself a haircut. is it just me, or is there a bit of tristan in that face? and, of course there's me with my bowl cut. the shirt i'm wearing had little balloons on the corner and they felt velvety. amazing the details the brain picks up, eh? the other time we played together that i can remember was at grama and grampas house, in the backyard. we played simon says. it might have been just meredith there that day.
anyhow, things are up and down a bit, but i'm getting at least a couple hours of sleep per day into that boy. once he gets less cranky and sleep deprived and more himself, i'm planning on focusing more on the routine (i'm following it now, just a tad loosely in order to at least get him to sleep) happy plans for dinner at josh's folks with jessica and the kids tonight (i feel spoiled..2 dinners in one week!) thanks for your prayers.