Sunday, October 31, 2010

So I have slacked.....

Sue me. No, just been super busy at work and then out of town for a few days. We had our annual firm-wide CPE on Wednesday and Thursday which meant we got to see which accountants can drink a lot, stay out late and still make it to class at 7:50. Then sit there all day!!! I did it, but I was exhausted to say the least. Thankfully, the little one was wore out from her day too and we went to bed early. But we got to see some old friends, show off our dance moves, and had a good time.

Back at the home front, we discovered 2 more teeth came in, and that we skipped a few that seem to be coming in this week. If they do, her bottom right side is dominating in the teeth department. However, I think we might have the most hygienic child ever. She loves to brush her teeth AND floss. I am not very good at it, but her dad is and she is starting to get pretty good at doing it herself. I don't mind since with her genetics she is likely to end up with a mouth full of metal, so she will need all the help she can get.

Halloween made our little ladybug pretty excited. She loved running to the door to greet the trick-or-treaters. We had 19 before we turned our light out and then 2 little devils knocked on the door after I got out of the shower. B is sure we are going to get egged now, since I didn't give them any candy. They were old enough to know that no light means no candy so I didn't feel bad. Shoot our whole block had their lights out. That just drives me crazy.

But it was a good weekend and we got a few things done. We are getting ready for our Thanksgiving visitors and we still have a little ways to go.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A-mazing Sneakiness

We didn’t go to the corn maze as anticipated on Saturday, but I did get to help decorate a cake on the cold morning. We actually had frost on the ground! I guess it is October but it has been in the 70’s all week, so I guess it was just a fluke. The cake was fun, though we lived and learned. Cake decorating should be done in stages and Mandi did not allow enough time for cutting and freezing before we frosted. Result=chocolate cake in the frosting. But it still looked good and I heard the 84 year old Notre Dame fan loved it!

Sunday brought a milk/bottle strike from the little one. We have been trying and losing the battle of the bottle since before her birthday. I had heard horror stories of trying to break the bottle habit and we were gearing up for a long road. (Funnily enough, B made the comment that we were due for a battle since everything else has been fairly easy. This was easy for him to say since he was 2000 miles away during the first teething stage) I digress…..she would not drink anything but water. So on Monday, I told daycare I didn’t know what she would do and they just smiled. Fast forward to 5:00 I picked her up and she is drinking milk out of a sippy. I said Wow, did she do that all day to which they replied, “Oh, she has been doing that for a while.” NICE, she would throw a fit when we tried to use it. Now that Miss Sneaky has been outed we haven’t given her a bottle and she seems to be doing fine.

Sunday afternoon after a sad Chiefs loss, we headed out to the Corn Maze. I thought it was fun, cheap entertainment; the other two were under enthused. We played in the hay jump, whet half way through the corn tunnel, completed the corn conundrums, went down the slide, rode the grain train and did one of the corn mazes. It was a gorgeous day and we only had to turn around a few times doing the maze. I would be willing to bet the haunted maze at night is fun for the kiddos, but we didn’t try that.

I jinxed the poor Bumblebee. I thought I blew a fuse on my dashboard this morning and it made it quite a trip from daycare to work without knowing how fast I was going. Not safe, I know but luckily I was only on one busy strip to cross the bridge. But now it appears it’s a cluster box of some sort.
Have I also mentioned she loves playing in her old car seat? Hilarious!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Long Time No See

It might have been my longest hiatus from blogging, and it's mostly because I don't know what to write about. Do I write about my five days in Kansas or how I change more dipeys at home. :)

Kansas was a success. We got JCA married and she is now Dr. JCF and I have a feeling I am going to have a hard time making the switch. But after a harried day on Wednesday for JP and I to fly in to KCI. We both had drama, but after a delayed start we headed off to Manhappenin', where we both decided we are old. I learned this lesson the hard way and have vowed to never do it again. One of the bright spots of our trip was the TWO stops into Hobby Lobby. Oh how I heart Hobby Lobby. It makes we want to move to be near one. The game was a disappointment but we got to see some people we haven't seen in a while and meet some new friends. Plus, we got to play pitch!! The fun continued well into Friday and we successfully rehearsed and then got to know our new friends better. I even found out we knew some common people. Not that Kansas is very big, but it's still always fun.

The BIG day was a neat experience too. The only other wedding I have been in was my own, so it was nice to view from this perspective. JCA was gorgeous and our photographer was hilarious. The I Do's were said and we were off to dance! Poor JP took a shot to the nose, but we all survived. SEW and I enjoyed some champagne and we chatted with our new friends well into the night again. The four hour drive the next morning was not nearly as exciting.

The neatest part of the whole trip was how the four of us haven't been all together in over two years and yet it felt like we still lived next door to each other. Those are the kind of friendships you hope for and I feel so blessed to have them.

The Kid and I were glad to be home and B was successful in his class he took while we were gone. She was also very excited to finally had reluctant tooth break through and we were relieved as well.

We celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary today, and while our relationship has evolved I can't think of any regrets about putting on that Maggie dress and waltzing down the aisle.

We are going to check out the corn maize tomorrow and I hope it's tons of fun.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Intruders and Shrinkage

Fall has arrived and brought a few little treats with it! Willa woke up the other night and I was sure for just a few seconds that somebody was breaking into the house. I kept hearing "walking" on our porch. But then it hit me, the crab apples were falling off the tree! They are like missiles if you aren't careful, we almost need to wear hard hats. It was nice to realize we were safe, but I am ready for the rest of them to fall so our porch doesn't look like a blood bath and we stop hearing them fall.

I have always heard that pregnancy changes your body, including your feet. As in your feet get a little bigger. A year or so ago I bought two pairs of boots, black and brown. Same boot, different color and I only tried on one. Well, my brown were a little snug, like a little narrow. I just couldn't part with them but I had a hard time wearing them because my feet would hurt. I put them on the other day and lo and behold they fit just fine. So I am not sure if your feet can shrink or if I was just low in my water retention but I am excited!

Our little Chicky gets more stubborn each day. She comes by this trait honestly, but man it can wear a parent out! I heard a phrase the other day that I think is so true. When they are newborns you are mentally exhausted and when they are toddlers you are physically exhausted. Her stubbornness is pretty funny, except it's probably going to get her hurt. She is fearless and has no problems throwing herself on to things. She ran into her car seat the other day and gave herself a black eye and I don't think it phased her one bit. She likes to walk when we are doing things instead of being carried. I like her Independence, but it makes me nervous for next week when she needs to set on my lap for the flight to Kansas. I am pretty sure it may not go well. I know I am going to be tired by the middle of the afternoon.

I am not complaining by any means just flabbergasted by it, but our kid has no interest in the TV except to turn it off or play with the remote. It amazes me because we always have it on, typically ESPN or music or just anything for noise. She might watch part of a music video but other than that she couldn't care less. I turned on the Sprout channel while I was getting ready one morning thinking it would interest her for a few minutes. Oh No, she didn't care and I was a little bored with it myself. But I guess we are doing something right if we don't turn her into a couch potato. Now if we could only get her interested in actual potatoes and other vegetables we might get back some parents of the year points. She loves her carbs and fruit (yeah, that's me too), but put some meat and veggies on her tray and she feeds the dogs.

When we named Willa we weren't trying to give her a different or unique name, we just liked it. But it's almost been a game when we say her name to people. They either say they know a Willa, or "that's different." After she was born a co-worker said there was a children's show with the name which is kind of neat. In the OR when she was born, all the nurse's and doctor's said they had never delivered a Willa which was special I think. A couple co-workers and I always check out the hospital babies for names since one gal needs ideas for her new baby and I was a little disappointed to see another Willa was born this week. It's not like we have a copyright or anything on the name or that I think nobody should use it. I'm not sure what it was.

We have some packing and painting to do this weekend and if B gets home from his class at a good time I hope we can head out to the corn maize sometime.