Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tree Business

An eventful weekend at the Moylan Ranch. The massive tree in our background lost 3/4 of it's limbs and The Kid got to see her Grampy. The other 1/4 of the tree would have lost it's height except for the neighbor was being a pain. Instead of moving their camper so we wouldn't have to rope out several limbs, they sat on their porch and drank beer. In place of their precious car in the garage they put another. I am disappointed about the whole situation, but the guys did a great job with what we were able to accomplish.

We took the men sight seeing to see the Falls, a baseball game, and some fishing. It was a whirlwind weekend, but fun. We were exhausted and thankfully the Kid cooperated and slept pretty well all weekend.
The Kid has decided she is anti-puree and is now completely on big people food. Now we really have to cook around here. B does most of the cooking, but now we are adapting to baby friendly foods. We did discover we love Sweet Potato fries from Goode's, so now I need to figure out how to recreate them
We had her 9 month well check today. She weighed 19lbs but we couldn't get an accurate length. Oh well, I know she is growing because her pants are all capris now. Her hair is starting to curl a little bit which is way too cute.
Hello Husband! Thanks for reading.

Monday, June 14, 2010

News, News, and more News

So many exciting things I don't even know where to start. So I am just going throw up all over you as they pop out of my head.

B is home. I am not.
I golfed on Friday. Not well, but we placed 3rd in our flight.
That 4th tooth popped through and Kid is much happier.
The Big 12 is staying together!!
I made marshmallow fondant this weekend. It was easy, fun, and tasted pretty yummy.

B beat us home on Friday due to the marathon of a golf tournament, so the Kid was a little groggy from her catnap, but very excited to see him. We spent most of the weekend doing yard work, getting groceries, doing laundry and giving B a crash course in her routine. Nothing like being a bachelor for 4 months and then becoming a single-parent for 4 days. I only feel a little sorry for him.

On the previous TDY's and from doing two stints in "the field" we have learned it always takes some time to adjust to being back together. Thankfully, I have learned that we both do things a little differently and as long as we follow the guidelines, it doesn't matter how things get done. But it is tough when I am used to doing things my way and at my pace. It will be really interesting when I get back on Thursday and try to jump back into the swing of things. I am pretty sure "Daddy's rules" will be in place.

The dogs are her new jungle gym and while they were happy to humor her for a few days they have quickly grown tired of it. They give me the save me look and try to move to safer ground. Her tooth must have came in days after the first top one because I noticed during one of her laughing sessions. We still have a ways to go for the rest, but hopefully we get a little break before the next one.

I made the cake from the previous post on Saturday as well, and had quite a bit of fun. Marshmallow fondant is pretty tasty and my buttercream frosting didn't turn out to bad either. If anybody wants to try it, let me know and I will send over my tips. I might even attempt to make the Kid's first birthday cake when the time rolls around.

But I am off in Billings for a few more days and we intend to eat at all the spots we don't normally get. Johnny Carinos and Texas Roadhouse (which funnily, started in Indiana) were the first off our list.

Have a great week.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Celebrate Good Times

Husband home, a break from the Kid, fun fondant time ensues. Not bad for a 1st try.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


We have a new tooth! A top tooth broke through I think one night ago. I say one night ago because last night she slept through the night. The previous 2-3....weeks worth of nights she would wake up around two and would be inconsolable. I was to my breaking point. Of course, last night I had a hard time going to sleep.

B will be coming home and we will be in an adjustment phase for a while. We have been through this before, but never with a child. Hopefully all goes smoothly. I have totally slacked in getting ready for him to arrive. I know he is bringing laundry and while mine is caught up I really need to do dishes and get some more groceries.

I have been feeling crafty/creative lately. I hope to have some pictures to share soon on a few things I have been planning.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Kids

My Kid is cruising along anything she can pull herself up on and the real Kid retired. My favored Ken Griffey, Jr. retired and I didn't get a chance to see him play again. I told B last summer that we should take a trip to Seattle to watch a game, but the pregnancy police did not allow that.

The little cruiser though has been cracking me up. She laughs all the time, yells at her toys, tackles the dogs and is always on the lookout for a cell phone or remote. She has been trying all sorts of table food and for the most part likes everything. Usually she wants whatever I am having and strains her neck to see what is up. Cheerios are a new favorite.

We are down to last week of being bachelorette and are very excited. The rain won't stop around here, but it did let up enough for me to mow over the weekend. Still haven't made it to the golf course, but surprisingly its ok since I am a fair weather golfer.

Since it was raining on Friday, I went a movie. It's the second time I have gone to a movie by myself. First was the Dark Knight and this time Iron Man 2. Weird choices for a chick, right? Oh well, it was really good.

Until next time.