First Snowfall….

November 19th.  That is the day this year when we first woke up to snowflakes falling from the sky.  “Mom, wake me up if it starts snowing!”

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I’m surprised sometimes, that even after almost 11 years, life is still full of firsts.  This blog is like a giant Never-Ending Baby Book.

In that case, I’m a little behind, but here are some other Firsts from the past few months.

First Day of Fifth Grade

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First Candy Corn.  6 pounds of it.

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First Candy Corn Muffins

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First Leash

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First DJake.

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First huge cotton candy, eaten all by yourself.

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First homemade peanut butter.

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First Burger King.

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First Appendicitis

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First Austrian Hospital Breakfast

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First Halloween Breakfast (That would be Mike)

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First Cow Parade

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First time making a pumpkin pie.  Really, this was the first time.

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First Giant Bubble Man

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First Hot Stroopwaffle

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First Globe Museum

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First Leather Jacket

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First Viennese Oktoberfest

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First time on Austrian News

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First Medieval Fair

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First Pumpkin Beer

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First time walking into a beehive and getting stung 9 times.

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And yet we are still not too old to ride the swings,

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Or watch squirrels playing tag,

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Or carve pumpkins,

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Or paint sun-catchers at the kitchen table on a sunny afternoon.

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No, we are not yet too old for Firsts, or old enough for Lasts.  I think I don’t believe in Lasts anymore.  Life is just a series of Firsts, re-created with each new decade, that never stops.  Or gets easy.  Or is any harder or easier than it was before.  It is just life, a thread of knots on a string, that gives you a grip once in a while as you just keep moving along.

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