Saturday, May 19, 2007

Imaginary Friends

I am finally feeling better and not requiring a nap every day during Hayley's and Jack's naptime, so I'm hoping to be better about blogging more frequently. I'm finishing up week 10 of the pregnancy and happy to be close to the end of trimester #1. I cannot complain even a little bit about it though, b/c I am fully functioning and able to eat and keep food down. Christine, if you are reading blogs, I'm still praying for you that your sickness will subside. I wish so much there was more I could do for you and your family. I saw your precious Jack today and he is as cute as ever.

Okay--now for the connection to the blog title. Yesterday Hayley informed me that she was headed outside to see the ducks (our new "pets" that live in the pond next to our house---a mama and 12 babies) and that she was going to see if her friend "Nucy" was here to play today.

I said, "You have a friend Lucy who plays with you outside?" She said, "No! NOO-SEE!" Ohhhh. Like Lucy, but Nucy. So off she went. She came in later and I asked if Nucy was here today and she responded, "Nope."

My sister and I had 3 "imaginary friends" growing up. Their names were Nusha (pronounced "noo-shuh"), New Ryan, and Muh-Muh. We played with them a lot and I still have a mental picture of what Nusha and New Ryan looked like. So when I heard Hayley had one it got me thinking. I just wonder. . . are they imaginary? Or are we TOLD they are imaginary and that we are making it up in our heads? Did anyone else have "imaginary friends" growing up? I'd love to hear if you did and what their names were. : ) So I've decided not to call Nucy her "imaginary friend" but to treat her as if she IS here and that somehow she is related to Nusha and like Courtney said, "Maybe we have some family guardian angels hanging around." Kind of neat to think about.

My parents' 34th Anniversary is today. What a special day! And what a blessing it is to have them love each other more today than ever. What a gift to have their example for us and our children of a Christ-centered marriage. I love you guys and am proud to be your daughter!

Here are some recent pictures of Hayley and Jack. We've had a trip to Austin to "Nana's and Big D's house," a fabulous Mother's Day, a trip to the zoo---just the 3 of us, lots of playing outside w/ these gorgeous days, and the last day of school was this past Thursday! We're all looking forward to our fun summer days ahead!

Being silly

Gettin' muddy (she ended up taking the other shoe off and coming to the back door w/ mud everywhere!) Why didn't I get a picture of that???

Our new pets
A very happy Mother's Day

Jack loves playing with daddy!


Leilanni said...

You are one hot mama! :-) And I love the picture of Tra throwing Jack up in the air - too precious!

Sorry - no imaginary friends here. I was too busy hanging out with my stuffed animals and all their personalities. Brad still thinks I'm crazy when it comes to that!

Kendra said...

That is a cool picture of Tra with Jack!! Wow! Good to see you back, and so glad your energy is returning some. I still want to get you those drinks, I just never see you at church! This blogland friend will have to just call you and talk "phone to phone" to get them to you! he!

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you are feeling more energized! Call me when you want to get together.

That is so neat about your parents. Congrats to them! I can't wait to be able to say that.

Glad you had a good Mother's Day. What a precious family.

angela said...

Alex had an imaginary friend for about a year and a half named "Dulia" (like Julia, but with a D). She was in the "2's" class, so I think she was 2 1/2 to 3 years old. I don't quite remember when it went away, but I asked her today if she remembers Dulia and she said no. I think it was when Faith started crawling and walking that she stopped talking about her. Maybe she just needed a friend.

You look great and I am glad your feeling better! I remember those days, pregnant with 2 little ones. My only advice is to write down Jack's fun moments. I have trouble remembering some details of Faith's "babyness", unlike with Alex. They are all such blessings though! If I had to do it all over, I wouldn't change a thing! Fun, fun!

Kara Alexander said...

Glad you're feeling better! You look beautiful. I never had imaginary friends, but Shane had five. When we were dating, I learned all of their names. Who knows? Maybe they're still real to him! I'll have to ask him the question you posed. Glad the ducks are their for Hayley's joy! Have a great day. Love you!

Angie said...

Shelma, do you think Nucy is the daughter of Nusha and Nuryan?
That's what I think. Who knew they would end up together...ha! Love ya!

TedTracie said...

You guys have a precious family. I love the picture of Jack flying in the air.. that's awesome!