Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Moving on Up (or down I mean)

After a few weeks of using me as a jungle gym, the Kid decided to show off her skills by showing me how she can pull herself up to her knees in her crib. Today she followed up by standing all the way! B lowered the crib once before he left, so tonight I set out to conquer and lower the crib myself. I lowered it one "rung" and she was still almost over the top, so I had to go all the way to to the bottom with the crib. Which is not so good for the mommy who is all of 5'2". I have to stand all the way on my tip toes to lay her down. Lucky for me she can pull herself up now.

Our fun going to bed routine is out of whack again and it can be a real party trying to get her down for the night. Usually though, once she is all the way out she stays that way until 5:30-6:30 in the AM at which point she drinks half a bottle and sleeps for another hour. The dogs, not so much. They want out and they want breakfast too. Their jingle jangles are loud so I have been shutting the gate to keep them on my side of the house in the mornings. So they have been coming back to bed too.

We start our half-day Fridays at the office this week for the summer and I am pretty excited about it. If the weather holds, I will be golfing for the first time this year at roughly 12:30 and we are having a blue jean to go with it. The weather continues to be crazy, won't pick a season but knock on wood, we haven't seen any S---.

But off to bed since I think my little party-er (sp?) finally gave up.

Oh, and still only the bottom two teeth, though I think the next one is causing some of the sleep issues.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Whirlwind Weekend

So much to do and so little time. We had an eventful Friday. The Kid got to go to Bunco since our babysitting plans fell through. She did great, loved the lasanga, and I won for most wins!

Saturday brought us what I had been dreading. Having to mow the yard. I think it was the 2nd or 3rd time I have had to push mow. Not a big fan. Of course, then both neighbors mowed their yards and mine still looks like a jungle. I also started deep-cleaning around the house. My way of cleaning is interesting to me, now that I realize what I am doing. As I go to put things away, if that room hasn't been cleaned yet, I just make a pile. This means that the last room to be cleaned is the worst. In this case, my office needs some work. Luckily, it's mosting just clutter and filing that needs to be done.

Watching the hoarding shows, usually kicks my butt into gear to get things done. B is totally a pack rat and I can recognize when I am holding on to things to long, which usually results in a power struggle to let things go. There are so many things in the garage and storage shed that should go down the road, but haven't yet. My big problem is I get things boxed and sacked up to take for donation and then they sit in the garage because I don't want to make lots of little trips. I am determined though, to get several of the boxes out of the garage before B gets back.

After some grocery shopping today, I finished up the dining room, packing up my sewing projects for a little while. We are expecting guests this week, so I figured we might want to use the table. But it was gorgeous this weekend, so we opened the windows and turned on the fans. It was such a welcome after all the cold weather and snow we have had.

The little mover and shaker has discovered the fireplace! She pulls herself up on the step and literally does push-ups on it. I have blocked it off with random items until I can find something better, but she just tries to push it all out of the way. She is so Ornery! She heads that way and then waits for me to say something to her before she keeps going. She is so proud of herself being able to pull up on it. I need to find some boxes or something for her to practice on before she knocks out some teeth.

Back to the grindstone tomorrow, but hopefully I will get some things finished up. I think all of us are looking forward to our half-day Fridays that will be starting soon. I am ready to hit the golf course and this weather if finally cooperating. Now just need to work out the time aspect.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Forgotten SuperMom Story

I totally forgot to include a story on the last post! While flying home we had to make a diaper change, which we had accomplished on the trip in December so I knew what to expect. However, due to the close call in making our flight I also needed the facilities. Like a pro, one-handed, I accomplished this feat. Because this girl very rarely will use a public facility and the Kid rocked at holding still while we balanced precariously on the changing table. Hopefully this makes up for all my supermom fails.

The first mother's day has passed and I tried my best to not do much. We mostly played all day and web-cammed a little. On Saturday, the Kid attended her first birthday party. She sat and bounced a little on the jumper and enjoyed a Mum Mum while everyone else had cake. She eye-balled the cake but poor thing didn't get any. We also scored the car seat for my car at Target. It's the same one purchased in Kansas but Target was out of some other car seat so this one was the rain check. So it was like $20 less than it would be normally. Since I am still hanging on to the infant carrier (because it is oh so much easier to carry my purse, laptop, kid, and anything else I balance) I have yet to install it. She can be in the carrier until she is 32 inches (She will not make it to 32 lbs in it) I am trying to get my monies worth out of it. She doesn't seem to mind and I only carry her from the car to the house or daycare. Eventually, I am going to have to figure it out though. Maybe after her dad gets back. :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


My dearest love........I watch and understand so much more on the television. We originally got it for B while he was TDY and wanted to record Shark Week! Shark Week I tell you, the man is a closet nerd. But being the loving wife that I am and trying to be nice while he was on the 2nd of 3 TDY's in 6 months I ordered it. But secretly, maybe not so secretly, I fell in love. Especially the pause and rewind features. Kid cries, pause, kid screams, rewind, time to skype, pause, can't hear what they are saying, rewind and up volume. Inventors of TIVO should be put up for sainthood.

The Kid and I arrived safely back from the Land of OZ late Sunday night. This time with out luggage and all her new clothes. Seriously, 41lbs and I bet only 5 of it was my stuff. Plus, I had taken a bunch of stuff to people and left it, and really didn't need to take anything for her since she got gifts from both Grandmas.

The wedding was a lot of fun and the bride and groom looked wonderful. The Kid was only semi-noisy during the ceremony but she acted about how I expected. I think we should only go back for events like that. It is so much easier to see more people all at one time and catch up quickly. It had been quite a while since we had been out dancing, so I was excited to do that. We got our pictures taken, so I only have a few on my camera, hopefully we see those soon. The Kid stayed at Grammy and Grampy's so we were able to enjoy a night out by ourselves which I believe was the first time since she was born. I highly recommend it to all new parents. Take some time to have a date night once in a while. Especially if one of the spouses isn't out of the state.

It was nice to see B for a few days too. The Kid recognized him though she was kind of a Momma's girl by the end of the weekend and a Clingy McGee this week. Not sure if its a new tooth coming in or she is tired of all the changes in her schedule. There should be no more trips or visitors for a while so maybe we can get back into our routine

She was such a good sharer while we were gone. She liked both Sophies and her cell phone. We might have a little techie on our hands if we aren't careful. Poor real Sophie thought she was getting a treat.