Date: May 12, 2011 03:21 pm Title: Epilogue: Sand
OMG, this was so adorable! I enjoyed every minute of this story. Your characterization of Cece was flawless! This last chapter was my favorite; I can imagine that adjusting to a new baby is really difficult (both for a big sister AND for her parents) and I love that you've captured both Cece and Pam's frustrations. You wrote Pam just how I would picture her. Overwhelmed and frustrated and trying so hard to be a good mom to BOTH of her girls. This story was such a treat to read and I greedily await the next story from you. P.S. I LOVE the name Maddy! It's actually on my personal list of potential baby names. Here's hoping Season 8 will bring us a second Halpert Baby!
Date: May 10, 2011 07:33 am Title: Sister Balloons
OMG I snorted about the underwear! I remember about 10 years ago, a couple friends were helping another friend move. We were moving drawers and my best friend took out a pair of panties from her drawer and yelled "Panties!" right in front of the guy friend she had a crush on. She was SO embarrassed and bright red! Poor Helene, I'm sure she wanted to hide! LOL
Date: May 09, 2011 02:54 pm Title: Epilogue: Sand
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY, I have been hoping and praying for an epilouge, and you didn't disappoint!!! This is serioously the cutest, most adorable story I have ever read. Everything about this was perfect. Cece throwing sand, the way Jim teases Cece... too many awesome moments to mention. Please write more - in general ;)
Date: May 09, 2011 11:40 am Title: Epilogue: Sand
Oh my God! I've never had a chapter dedicated to me before! I'm honored, thank you so much! I'm so excited that you did the epilogue. It's perfect. Completely realistic and I love it so so much! I definitely can see Cece getting mad and I love how she calls it a bubbly feeling and she needs to get rid of it. I like that Pam was stern with her and understanding at the same time, something I can really see her being. I felt so bad for Cece through this whole thing, and for Pam who most definitely seems like she's on the verge of tears there for a minute. I laughed at the showering part, very well put and it's so cute that Cece thinks her mom's talking about the laundry room. I like that Pam makes plans to have Pam and Cece dates, good compromise while also making her child realize that she can't be throwing sand. And I literally awed out loud at the end. Her apology to Maddy, the pat on the head, holding her hand, I love it! I'm going to be rereading this story for a long long time. Your voice of a four year old is perfect, and that she sounds like a little bit of Jim and a little bit of Pam, it's so impressive. Thanks again for the shout out in your author's note. :-) I hope you're inspired to write more things soon! If I could give you more than a 10 rating, I so would!
Date: April 27, 2011 08:18 pm Title: Lollipop
O.K. I don't think I have ever read a story where I had such a stupid grin on my face the whole time. There are lots of great stories here but you nailed Cece like no other. I would love to read more from Cece in the future.
Date: April 26, 2011 05:38 pm Title: Babysitter - but not for a baby.
P.S. I'm sorry for not mentioning this earlier, but I absolutely LOVE Maddy's name. As I was reading I literally started to squeal because my name is Claire. Ahh, this story is so sweet!
Date: April 26, 2011 12:51 pm Title: Lollipop
This story is beyond precious. Thanks so much for this little slice of sweetness. I really liked the name too (much better than cece...lol), but this made me laugh out loud: "Mommy gives him the look she calls not pleased"
Date: April 26, 2011 10:54 am Title: Lollipop
I loved this! I'm so sad you're done! How much can I bribe you to continue just a bit, maybe Cece and Maddy hanging out together a few years later? Maybe baby number three could be on the way and Cece tells Maddy all about that? Just a thought. I loved this story so so much, you depicted a four year olds inner thoughts so perfectly. I love how she's excited and nervous and then gets bored, and apologizes that she thinks her sister is boring right now. I love the little nick names, and how she calls toe nails fingertails. My favorite part of this chapter was the image of Cece singing to the baby, that she wants her and her sister to be best friends, and tells her all the games they're going to play. And I love the joyful tears from Pam and the image of Jim sitting on the edge of the bed watching over his family, it's about as perfect as anything I've ever read. Thank you so much for brightening my day with this!
Date: April 26, 2011 10:02 am Title: Lollipop
I'm so sad this is over. I've really enjoyed this little peak in to Cece' world. You've written her so well. This is definitely something I could have continued reading. So, fingers crossed you're back with us soon. I love your style of writing so much.
Date: April 26, 2011 08:10 am Title: Lollipop
“Would I lie about such a great name?”
This exchange totally cracked me up. I love picturing Pam's 'not pleased' face, and envisioning her crying to see her big girl holding and getting to know her little girl, how sweet. Oh, and "Maybe we'll leave Daddy here." lol!
Loved this fic, kaat. Thanks for sharing it. :)
Date: April 26, 2011 07:13 am Title: Lollipop
First off--MADELINE CLAIRE--I LOVE THAT NAME!!!!! :D :: clears throat, looks around:: Anyway, yeah. I liked this. A lot. Just kidding! I adored it. So perfectly sweet. You covered a whole spectrum of emotions. It really is beautiful. Write some more, ok? Pretty please?
P.S. Tootsie Roll Tulip FTW!
Date: April 25, 2011 07:38 pm Title: Sister Balloons
I LOVE this one. I can't believe how much I adore Cece in this story. A perfect combination of Jim and Pam. I'm excited for her to meet the new baby.
Author's Response: thanks kh! the baby's on the way. :)
Date: April 24, 2011 01:18 pm Title: Sister Balloons
*head explodes from cute*
there are so many things i love about this.
Author's Response: I hope your head is okay, FlonkertonChamp! In my opinion, you can never have too much cute. Even if it is damaging. :)
Date: April 23, 2011 03:59 pm Title: Sister Balloons
So unbelievably cute aaaaand there's ice cream! I'm beginning to wonder if you're actually a brilliant four year old, kaat...
Author's Response: HA oh NanReg, you caught me. I am secretly 19 going on 4. And ice cream - where would we be without it? Just HAD to include it AGAIN!