After barely surviving Ashley’s birthday celebration, I find myself once again bracing for another birthday party. Mallorie has always been my technologically saavy child. She always has to have the latest gadget or information appliance. I’m afraid she inherited the technology gene from me. As her birthday approached, I asked her what she wanted as a gift. She immediately inundated me with brochures of new pagers and other techno-gizmos. Trina of course just rolled her eyes and walked off leaving me to do the research on these products to determine what Mallorie would get. Mallorie was very persuasive in her argument of why she needed these new silicon based devices in her life. My favorite justification was that she would be able to receive the latest baseball scores for the Diamondbacks so that she could keep me informed as to how they were doing. I have to give her extra credit for that one. Coupled with her birthday, Mallorie is also graduating from Middle School and will be in high school beginning next fall. I find it hard to believe that she is that old already. It seems like only yesterday that I was sitting in front of her high chair teaching her to sing “take me out to the ballgame”. Oh wait, that was yesterday. Just kidding Mallorie.


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