Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Note from Alaina

Greetings, blog friends! I just wanted to say a quick thank you for your kind interest in my life and progress.

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Thank you also for your kind comments. Mommy won't read them to me, because she's afraid I'll get a big head, and my head is big enough already. It's actually rather heavy, I have difficulties keeping it under control at times.

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I'm keeping busy, with a full schedule on most days. I've been doing some research into the principle of cause and effect.

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I have noticed recently that when my hand comes in contact with a stationary toy, it moves in proportion with the amount of force exerted. This has some interesting connotations which I would like to follow up on.

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Unfortunately, my Mother continually interrupts my studies for highly unnecessary cleaning sessions. She is, I regret to say, somewhat of a monomaniac on that topic.

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For example, only yesterday, when I was in the midst of some most important observations, I was whisked away. For what, you ask? A pressing interview? A national crisis? No, a bath. It's so provoking!

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Of course I voiced my objections in the most forcible manner, although I must admit that splashing one's feet in warm water is not altogether unpleasant.

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This whole changing of clothing, however, is an experience I totally abhor. Altogether, the experience is an exhausting waste of time and energy.

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Despite these trials, I wish to assure you all that I remain in good health and spirits. I will keep you posted on the progress of my research. Have a lovely day!

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Sincerely yours, Alaina


Kristi said...

Delightful!! :)

Tete said...

Oh, my poor Alaina- things will get better in the future and one day, like your mother herself dicovered, changing clothes is one of a girls favorite things to do.
In no time at all you will have more energy than you will know what to do with. And sooner than they know, you will spending way too much time in the bathroom attending to girly things like hair, makeup and which outfit should I wear today.
The head thing gets better over time, too.
Make sure your parents keep the pics coming- from a totally devoted fan...

The Hemmers said...

Loved the pictures and description! I actually laughed out loud... :)

Anonymous said...

I love picture #2! Those cheeks are absolutely adorable, Alaina. I'd have to say your mommy is doing a pretty good job keeping us all updated, but do you know how hard it is waiting until we get to see you in person? It's torture!

See you (oh, and your parents too) soon!


Anonymous said...

Oh, that made me laugh! How cute! I especially loved the tea party picture!

~The Dunns

agingrich said...

You're too funny :)

Anonymous said...


You are the most perfect mother for a little girl. Alaina has some delightful days ahead of her!

Julie P

Heather Paulsen said...

I agree with my mom...Gretchen is a perfect mom to a little girl! can come join your friends Miles and Luke. They disliked changing clothes so much when they were your age!

Keep the pictures coming! Actually why don't you bring her to zion!!!


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the narrative, obviously this is one bright girly-girl! Sounds like mommy is having a lot of fun being a mommy. How wonderful for both of you (and Daddy)! Thanks for the lovely pictures and "stories". Especially like the last pic with that big smile and kissable cheeks! Sue B.

Anonymous said...

Oh, we loved it - the pictures, the letter and everything! We both laughed, oohed and aahed over the adorable pictures. How sweet the last one is of her precious little smile. Of course, we loved the one of her with the teacup, too. Oh, what fun you must be having being a mommy!

We're looking forward to meeting Alaina sometime and seeing her mommy and daddy again. :-)

~Ellen and Elaine~

~the gambill ladies~ said...

Enjoyed all the pictures and story line. Oh what fun is ahead for you sweet Alaina as you grow! :)

Elizabeth J. said...

Too cute!

Abigail and Lydia said...

She is so cute! She has the cutest cheeks!

George and Krista said...

Hi Gretchen~

I haven't been able to figure out who Alaina looks like before the pictures with her mouth open where she's either smiling or crying, she looks like you :)