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We went for a walk along the Santa Ana river yesterday, and Zoë was having a great time running along the path, touching each tree with her new found stick.  At one point she ran towards the edge of the path, where a rock drop leads to the river (really a water runoff) and I stepped in to intervene, seeing in my Dad's eye that she might keep running and plummet down the slope.  And therefore, my daughter received her first skinned knees. 

Zoë's poor little knees

I was harvesting the fruits of my garden today, and feeling a little melancholy because I'll have to leave the garden behind when we move.  I had a bowl of tomatoes and peppers that I had just collected sitting there in the evening light, and I got out the camera and took a few pictures.  I thought they just looked so Summery

My latest crop

The tomatoes are Romas, the peppers are Cayenne, Serrano and Anaheim.  Salsa anyone?


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Aug. 13th, 2004 03:56 am (UTC)
First skinned knees...
I have some trouble believing these are her first skinned knees... And she's almost three!! Um, gee, she's a girl, I forgot. And my guys are um, perhaps a bit active. I've really lost count of the number of skinned knees, skinned elbows and amkles and foreheads they've had through running and falling, knocking each other down, jumping off of high things and falling down, tripping over their own feet while walking, tripping over each others' feet while running or walking, doing somersaults in bad places while I reach helplessly from just a few too many feet away yelling "Stop!! Be careful! You're going to get... hurt." sigh.

Were you wracked with horrible guilt? Let me tell you the agony of the parent doesn't lessen much with repeated incidents.

How you three doing with the move stuff? We miss you all...
*massive hugs*
Aug. 13th, 2004 08:46 am (UTC)
Re: First skinned knees...
Alex seems to be remarkably resistant to skinned knees - I think he's done it once and even then it wasn't terribly major. A few other scrapes and scratches and a healthy harvest of bruises but not much else (other than the time he cracked his head climbing onto one of those irritating rides they have at the supermarket and developed an impressive goose egg on his forehead).

On the other hand he's also a little more restained than most of the kids I see (like Pipp or even James) and doesn't tend to throw himself into things without considering first if it's safe. This was quite apparent at his party when he bounced less energetically on the castle than all the other kids (still had a whale of a time, just less gung ho) and when he spent an afternoon throwing himself off a platform and onto a rolled up futon with Pippa - she launched herself arms spread wide, he tended to come down more carefully with his arms out to catch himself.

Still, if my knees are anything to go by he'll probably still manage plenty of scraped knees as time goes by.
Aug. 13th, 2004 03:37 pm (UTC)
Re: First skinned knees...
Y'know, he can actually hurt his wrists by trying to catch himself....get that boy into a kids' Aikido class to learn how to fall safely!
Aug. 13th, 2004 05:06 am (UTC)
such cute knees!
Aug. 13th, 2004 12:10 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwww, poor Zoe!
That photo of those vegetables is great, by the way.

Hm, now I'm hungry....
Aug. 13th, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC)
Todderl knee and such
If Nick *doesn't* have matching bruises below his kneecaps, I wonder what's wrong . . .

Skinned knees, ankles, toes (that's a new one), and lots of bruises on his legs. He's got Mom's skin, tans really easy, welts and bruises easily, but heals quickly *wry grin.*

Now Matt? That's a whole 'nother story.
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