Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Not the Taylor Swift song, but our Kid is fearless!! Or has no common sense...we haven't decided, though it could be a combination of both. She dives off couches, runs around like a mad women and face plants to the floor like it is no big thing. She has scratches and bruises but acts like it is no big thing. I am glad she isn't timid but I have a feeling we are just getting payback for all the scrapes and ruckuses we created growing up. It doesn't seem like baby proofing is helping either as she is very smart. Outlet covers, plug ins, lighters she has figured out. Football players have nothing on her.

I don't know who was more proud, Grandpa or Dad, when she went digging under the recliner, came up with a lighter, turned it in her hand, and actually tried to light the sucker. It shouldn't surprise me though with the sheer amount of candles that her Dad lights around here and the fact that the Moylan's may in fact be pyros. She totally enjoyed being spoiled by her Grandpa for the week and getting to hang out with her Grandma and Aunt. They drove up right after a huge dumping of snow and ice and then it kept snowing it seemed like for 4 days.

I took the in-laws Black Friday shopping and though I didn't buy much we had a pretty good time. We stood in line at Joann's for 4 hours to get our fabric cut and had I asked a few questions of the non-profit I am going to start making pillowcases for, I would have been at the cutting table a lot longer than I was. I am not sure what to think when the most money I spent on Black Friday was at a fabric store. I have many projects to get done in the next coming weeks and I can't wait for Christmas to get here so I can show them off.

Bosco is the new word of choice around here and I couldn't be more pleased that she picked his name over Belle's. I think it is only fitting as he takes the most abuse from her. She is saying Good Girl more, and No Way. No Way is actually pretty comical because she usually spouts it out at the perfect opportunity or if you ask her a question. The tantrum throwing is not so nice but hopefully just a phase.

Other than that, our Holly Jolly spirit has not kicked in because the snow was falling so hard on Sunday that I wasn't going outside to get the decorations. Has yours?

Thursday, November 25, 2010


So I am already getting grief for not posting but as always I have an excuse. We have company! Unfortunately for everyone, B and I woke up in the middle of the night very sick today. I recovered long enough to make some Thanksgiving dinner and then took a nap. B is finally feeling better and I am back on the downhill again.

We have made our list for shopping tomorrow but just can't bring ourselves to go at midnight, so it seems like 4 am will be when we head out. We had a heat wave today of 20 degrees.

I will post more about our visitors and all the fun of house guests later. Until then, Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekend Rewind

So I have taken a little breather, mostly because I was studying for a part of the exam. I think it went ok, not sure if I passed it or not. The night before I had planned a review just to finish getting myself ready. Yeah, nothing ever goes as planned I have decided. The poor Bug had her first vomiting incident and I may have successfully overcome my gag reflex. I have never had anyone else's grossness on my and I can only hope it is a long time before she is ill again. Poor thing, had no fever or anything, she was just sick. She stayed home on Wednesday and slept most of the morning. By the time I had driven back from Helena, I wasn't feeling so hot and she was ready to party. B left me to go take a test as well. I ended up staying home on Friday because I thought my head was going to explode from the sinus pressure.

I have also learned that just because it says non-drowsy doesn't mean its not going to knock my but out on the couch for an hour. That happened on Saturday when I had planned on cleaning a little. (Like I said, the best laid plans....) Our new windows are being delivered on Tuesday, so B had to get the garage all ready for them to arrive. I really can't wait for them to be installed and of course it might be when our visitors arrive. But we will adjust and make it all work.

B and I will be making Thanksgiving dinner for our 7th year running. Dinners have evolved in that time and most of the guys we used to cook for are all spread throughout the world. Last year was the first time it was just us and we were pretty down about it, but this year with family coming, I hope we bring back some of that previous joy. I think we are going to try some new dishes and Willa will get to enjoy this year.

Have I mentioned her penchant for saying No Way! now? Well, it's pretty funny most of the time, but she doesn't always use it in context. Sometimes it means Yes! We are working on please now, so that she will ask nicely when she wants a book read to her. Poor Bosco has been attacked by her all weekend. She sits on him, tries to ride him like a horse, pounces, and hugs. He just lays there and takes it until she tries to play with his teeth. Every time we tell her to be nice, she says Good Boy.

Besides doing some cleaning, we haven't done much. We walked to the park but it was getting chilly so we didn't stay long. Watch football of course. Teams we wanted to win, did not. My poor Wildcats just aren't being very consistent.

I talked to my favorite JP the other night and I think we are both ready for Harry Potter next week. I am trying to figure out when B and I are going to see it. Next weekend is the Cat/Griz game and everyone is usually pretty busy.

Have a nice week everyone.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I totally forgot!!


I forgot to mention that in my last post. My dash lights all work correctly now and it's great. Now I just need to get an oil change and all will be well with the world.

It seems like we are on the verge of a major verbal break through. Willa has been saying several words one time, but we can totally tell what they are. The new favorites are Good Boy and Good Girl to Bosco and Belle. She has also learned No! Usually in context too. I have even heard a few thank yous tossed in there.

We also think she might be allergic to strawberries. She breaks out in little round bumps all over her face occasionally and we couldn't figure out what it was because they would always go away fairly quickly. Last night she had some strawberry yogurt for dinner and it finally dawned on me. I am hoping it is something she will grow out of, but I am just so glad it hasn't been worse that it is and upset that we didn't realize what it was sooner.

At daycare I think they have been working on utensils and cleaning. She can use her spoon a little bit even though it usually a big mess. On the plus side she will also wipe her hands and face if you give her a wipe. She even wiped my face for me.

Her love of books is growing!! She finds her Mommy Love Me book every night and makes me read it over and over. I love that she wants me to read to her but I am so ready for a new book with more than 15 words. Paged books are no good since she loves to rip paper. She did bring me a farm book tonight so hopefully we can diversify a little. Whoop Whoop!