we could tell bebe liked james right away, but she pretended to read a book, feigning disinterest. at five months old she's already a woman of the world. what a minx!
one of our presents from great U.C. and company was a couple of scratch tickets. it was quickly revealed that mems had never scratched a scratch ticket. we all gaped openly, but i guess it's not such a weird thing.
with james at her side to verify that she was, in fact, doing it right, mems scratched and scratched, and when she finally stopped her scratching, she had won ninety dollars!* beginner's luck? teed also won big and he never plays them either. he didn't hoot and holler each time he scratched off a winner, though.
*when mems went to cash her ticket in, the girl at the counter had to explain to her that she had not actually won ninety, but one-hundred and ten dollars...