My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Number 17- my big announcement

Last week the whole big Alston family went to Disneyland. (Thanks, Mom and Dad!)  We had matching shirts, which made it easier to keep track of our group. 


We got asked, several times, to explain the number system on our backs.


Grandma and Grandpa were 0 and 00, then each of their children were numbered, starting with me.  That’s right, #1!  (The boys were super excited to find out that Uncle Brandon was #2!  We had lots of crude jokes about that!)

Anyway… everyone in my little family had a number that started with 1.  Jeff was 10, Becca was 11, Savannah was 12, etc.  On down to Simon, who was 16.

So the first day, when we all put on the shirts, I made a little addition to mine:


I put stickers right over my belly that said 17.  That’s my big announcement!  There is going to be another little Davis!

The kids were all so excited, which made it really fun.  Little #17 is due sometime toward the end of September!


  1. AHHHH Congrats!!!!! That is super funny, that you all had matching shirts! I just love the Alstons! Looks like you guys had a great time!

  2. Yay! So excited! -Savannah

  3. congratulations!! I guess Jeff got his answer!

  4. Just so you know I think about this everyday and think how happy I am. Best part of Disneyland... hands down. -Lindsey

  5. Congratulations! You are so blessed!