Saturday, December 19, 2009

oh my. how quickly a year passes

A year ago today, we signed our lives away in a quaint escrow office. I've never had the pleasure of purchasing a house before and so I had nothing to base our experience off of. But we had some, lets just say, high maintenance sellers. In fact, I didn't want to count my house chickens before they hatched....it was a struggle up till the last week. What seller in their right mind would consider backing out day 40 of a 45 day escrow?! Ours did.

Thankfully, those days are looooong behind us. 363, in fact. Yes, we had squatters. They didn't want to leave the house they just sold - check in hand?! We finally got the keys two days later.

Behold, our wall-to-wall aqua carpeted abode.


Pretty, ain't it? Yup, that is carpet in the dining room (middle pic) - for some reason carpet in the dining room seems dirty to me. It wasn't used as a dining room prior but a big storage closet. To each their own, right? Not sure you can tell the ceiling height in the third hallway. I could palm the ceiling and I'm not that tall. Anyone over 6ft would have to duck under that pretty fixture smack dab in the middle there.

It didn't last long this way. Couple days, if I remember correctly. My fabulous Pop, the hubs & a few friends spent the better part of the two weeks of scraping popcorn ceilings, busting tile, installing can lights, pushing up ceilings in the hallway, installing wood floors and baseboards for our move in date of Jan. 2. Lots of friends and family put in elbow grease to paint to get us in on time. It was a wild holiday season.



The afters are nearly the same angles. Ahh, I love wood floors. The dining area looks like, well, a dining room. And can you see the difference in the ceiling height? Wowza. There's even a vintage F in the shot :)

Lots more has been done with the place since, I'll take more pics and update soon. Aside from the hiccups in my work schedule, this year has truly been a good one. I'm finally feeling more myself. We are lucky.

xoxo

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

double up the pup

can you believe it's been a month since we brought our pup home?! well, we can't either! it's crazy how quickly time is passing.
....and i thought F grew with great clip. he's nearly doubled his weight in four weeks! ahh-mazing.

so, here's our big boy at 4 months. he is the best damn pup.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

cry me a river

**warning: this is a very whiny lengthy vent**

I've been in a funk lately and have been considering an entry to get it off my chest but I've never really been a fan of airing out my laundry. I'm private like that. Since this has mentally been draining me for a month so far, I figure a post just might let my mind let it go for the night.

Early Q1 of this year, I had to take a huuuuuge paycut at work. I had survived the two rounds of layoffs that had been done the year prior. It was meant to be a temporary thing - just through Q2 and then we'd be back 100% with a retro pay of the $$ missed. Sounded like a good plan. Something that I could support. I should preface that I really like my company. Sure every office has its issues and nothing is perfect about this one. I'm not trying to sugarcoat but it's a family friendly company, for the 3.5 years I've been there - it's a work hard and be rewarded mentality. I like it. I knew taking one for the team would eventually run its course and I'd be back 100%. Small price to pay when the unemployment rate is through the roof. Sure it sucks but life isn't always peachy. What's that saying? This, too, shall pass. And frankly, we weren't given an option. Ridiculous% pay cut for everyone across the board.

So we're rounding the corner to seeing a year of these said paycuts. We've adjusted the budgets, we're used to it by now. Thankfully we live well within our means, we're not going without. Sure the HI trip has been postponed and that remodel is on the back burner. But regular ol' life is good, as usual.

Well, it's not. anymore. I've been moved to part time on a part time salary. I'm feeling a pinch and I don't like it. I haven't seen paychecks this size since, well ever. All I think about are the days of yore.
I've always provided. For myself when I was single. For us two, when it was just the two of us. And my contributions to the family of three. I've worked hard and supported myself since I got my first job. It's an independence thing that I just need. Yes. It's a need. My brain is just wired this way. I wish I could turn it off or even down just a bit. We're fine. We'll always be fine. I just have been losing sleep over this. I'm not sure if I'm sad because it's a blow to my ego or if it's because I feel that I'm letting down the family because I'm not contributing what I was or am capable of. Not everything is measured by dollar signs, I realize. I just can't put my finger on my exact feelings. It's just such a bad time to a) be looking for a job and b) not wanting the change. Perhaps it is a comfort level or I'm realizing that I like where I'm at more than I'll fess up to on a regular day. I just don't want to be job hunting. The very thought makes me nauseous.

For now, I'm trying to enjoy my time off with F. We're hitting up story time at the library, walks, swings and slides. It is fun! I really love the stage she's at - she's full of kisses and hugs and telling stories and getting into all kinds of trouble. It really is the best right now.

I don't know what this post was supposed to accomplish and if you made it this far, I commend you and thank you for your ears - or eyes, I suppose. I'm hoping to be back to my wiseass self asap.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sing-a-long on Turkey Day

We had a great Thanksgiving with my family this year. The traditional turkey dinner, a guitar and two cute munchkins dancing always equals great family time. I mean, com'on how can you not love this??

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

puppytime

Do you remember when F decided she wanted a pup instead of a sibling? Well, that day has come. Gunny has joined the Auger clan. He is the sweetest 14week old Olde English Bulldogge. He's taken a liking to his new surroundings and has made himself quite comfy in the house.

We haven't quite decided which will be worse. Potty training Gunny or F because this little guy is already quite defiant - although I woudn't expect any less if we want him to fit in around here. We're a tough crowd.

Let me introduce our newest addition, Gunny.

What? You thought I'd give up all the goods tonight? Ha. Don't worry there will be an endless stream of puppy pics coming your way. This was just to prove I have a snoring dog in my living room.
xoxo

reality check

My baby girl is growing up! I could gush right now like a mammoth geyser but I'll spare your eyes for all the mushy details. I stand by my stance of counting down the days till she's wiping her own bum, speaking well thought out sentences (hardeeharhar) and walking herself to class but these days are flying by.

This afternoon when I pulled into the driveway she ran to my door hopped on my lap, planted a big ol' mmmmmmuah smooch and said 'luuuuuv yoo' while waving her thumb and pointer "L". She still can't get that pinky up for the proper sign but I'll take it.
Seriously? This is amazing. I love this stuff. Nothing is much better than getting an unsolicited kiss and I love you. Priceless.

She's even getting a bit of hair. She just might need her first haircut by her 5th birthday...

I luuuuuv yooo baby girl.

F is for Flower Girl

Our sweet little one had her first big commitment as a flower girl. I must say, flower girls don't get much cuter than this.


Thanks M&S for letting us share your big day with you! We had a blast!



xoxo

chickadee

Because F was sick we weren't able to take her out and see the 'hood. A couple days before she was cranky and snotty, we were able to get a couple pics of her in her costume. Behold, the cutest chicken. ever!


and we did what any respectable parent would do and teach their young brood how to peck like a real life chicken. I mean we take this stuff seriously. Seriously.



that's what's up, chicken butt.




xoxo

Sunday, October 25, 2009

my big girl

Baby girl or big girl?
I suppose she will always be my baby girl but each day she continues to amaze us with new things. Between singing 'a b c d e', ehhh-yooos (thank-you) and various animal noises, she makes me smile everyday. This evening has been no different. She went number 1 in the big girl potty! Ohmygosh!

She's taken an interest in the toilet, a fascination really. The past couple weeks we've talked about getting a training seat just to get her acquainted with it. I never thought she'd get down to business so soon. All afternoon she was sitting on her throne fully clothed playing with play-doh. Tonight after bath time, we let her run around in her birthday suit. Suddenly, she bolted across the living room and sat on the pot...and tinkled! Whoa. Daddy and I sat in in awe and high-fived her and sang praises - afterall you only have your first pot experience once, right? And because I know you're dying to see the evidence (there's not much really, just a tiny reflection).



I know, I'm slowly turning into that mom.

After we got her snuggled up in bed we found a trickle trail from her toys to the froggy. We laughed, grinned at one another and reiterated how wood floors was the way to go.

So there you have it. My baby girl is moving toward big girl status.

Up next: college bound.

xoxo

Monday, October 5, 2009

For Casie


As far as I'm concerned, cancer is a dirty four letter word. It has unfortunately affected my life in more ways than I care to count.

This past Saturday, an old bud lost his battle - too too early - at the age of 29. Casie fought like a warrior up until the end. His bright smile is something I will never forget.
Casie, you will be missed. Rest in paradise, my friend.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lawngames 2009

After Mammoth's cornhole (isn't that name for a game terrible!?!) & lasso golf games, we had the itch to host a lawn games party at the house. I can't think of a better way to spend the afternoon with friends, food & memory making competition...can you? Thus the inaugural Auger Lawn Games was born.

Behold!


We have some good looking friends, no?

xoxo

Mammoth Lag

I have started and saved several posts - I just haven't hit publish. No real reason...I've been a blog funk. I'm busting at the seams with stuff to write so I'm breaking through, forgive me - my writing is...umm...less than stellar. I'm still haven't busted the funk.

Mammoth treated us like kings & queens (as usual). I feel at home every summer we head north. If I cared for seasons, I'd consider moving. BUT I happen to think that today's cool 65* is feeling like fall. I wore a sweater.all.day. How do you think I'd hold up in freezing temps? This isn't chemistry. I'd.die.period.end.

F was amazing and loved every minute we let her pluck rocks and toss in the stream, grab handfuls of dirt and general 1.5 year old shenanigans. See! She was awesome.



I have an incredible family. I love each and every one to pieces (not everyone was able to make it this year) but can't you feel the love? :D



And how does this compare?? Remember last year? She was soooo teeny!



Thanks again Mammoth for being a rock to our summer. I can't wait to see you again next year.
xoxo

Monday, September 14, 2009

Shaggy Speaks....

:::dusting off the keyboard:::

I know, I know, I promised Labor Day.

It's not that I don't have lack of topics to share, it's that we haven't been home long enough to kick the legs up and blog. Between Mammoth with the fam, San Diego for an old college bud's nuptials and visit with to see Shamu. We've been around. So much so, I'm too exhausted to sleep. And the dark circles tell me I should have been snoozing hours ago.

I'm not sure you're interested in the excuses though...could I request forgiveness with not just any ol' pic but a video? I knew I had you at hello :)

This is on our way to swim class. On our road trip to Mammoth we saw LOTS of cows and were able to squeeze in a quick mooing lesson - the others have been in her arsenal for quite some time. Enjoy.

Friday, September 4, 2009

No need to panic, I'm still breathing...

My lack of blogging has been quite impressive as of late, wouldn't you say?

Our cruise control has been set to 125mph and haven't been able to figure how to slow it down...I have Mammoth pics and lots to chit-chat about. This weekend. Promise.

xoxox

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I can't be found speechless often...

...except when naked bubbles are involved.


Usual props to my bud, KLP! Amazing as always, my friend.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

All's Fair at the Fair

Nothing says summer quite like a trip to the local fair. I can't remember the last summer we didn't venture over for a least a night. The lights, the rides - no amount of money would entice me to ride (but that's beside the point), the $9 light beer, roasted corn-on-the-cob, fried anything, gorgeous sunsets...ahh, love me some fair. Most importantly, we haven't left the fair without hopping in the photobooth for a quickie times four.

Photobooth pics are tradition. I do have anther with theme and the hubs in the very early dating stages but we have moved 5 times in the past 5 years (although I'm pretty damn sure we aren't picking up and hauling out anytime soon)...so it's got to be in a box somewhere. If I stumble upon it, I promise to update it because I know your sitting there with bated breath. But we're pretty cute, wouldn't you say??

A Great Time, No Doubt

What do you say when a great old friend sends you a message asking to take an extra ticket to No Doubt off her hands? Ummm, no brainer...you say yes! So what it was a Tuesday in LA, my reply was an ecstatic YES!

Not only was this a fantastic opportunity to catch up (it's been years since we've had the chance to do so) but we spent many an SB night dancing and singing into wooden spoons. This was the perfect excuse to live vicariously through our college days. The vast majority of my college memories include Jenny and I'm very fortunate to have her as a friend today.
Add coughninecough years and a kid into the equation of jumping, dancing and belting it out with Gwen and I was sore and hoarse for a few days following. I never would have survived a rock star day.
<3 you Ugly! Thanks for the great time!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sunshine and Friends, Perfect Combo

The weather has been amazing! We have been enjoying as much vitamin d as possible!

This past weekend the babe and I made it to the lagoon to swim and bask in the glorious day with a birthday girl and friends. Beautiful day with beautiful people. The only thing missing was daddy, unfortunately he was on call and super busy with the crazy tides over the weekend. Did you see the size of the waves? Amazing!

As always KLP always snaps away when we're hanging out...the babe was totally working the camera...and her bathing suit.



After she had enough of the sunshine, we met up with daddy and some friends with little ones her size for a BBQ to cap off the fantastic day! Thanks Bsides for having us over!!!

xoxo
mama

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mornings are my Fav

Just wanted to check in and share a pic. Been a crazy month and it doesn't seem to be letting up. I'll post more when I have a second to spare but a quick story in the meantime!

My favorite time of day is between wake up and walking out the front door for work on the weekdays. We cram in so much quality time in those few hours...sometimes more so than when we've got a full day together!
From wake up, we cuddle on the couch, enjoy some milk and cereal, tickle and giggle, pull out the toy du jour and mess around - just enough time left to look presentable, take a shower and haul ass out the door and be exactly 10 minutes late. Daily. I LOVE it!
Today was her stroller. She picked up her teddy put him in the seat and pushed him in circles around the kitchen and hallway. She's always been a bit of a tease and thoroughly enjoys playing cat and mouse. Especially if she thinks she's pulled a fast one on me....little does she know my arsenal of tricks up my sleeve. She'll find out soon enough.
As predicted, I am loving her walking! She is getting into all kinds of mayhem and it's fantastic!
xoxo
mama

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I never thought the day would come...

Finally! YES! Holy moly!!!!!!! Where'd this come from?!?!!

We have been joking for months about how she's enter kindergarten not walking. We picture her raising her hand, asking to go to the bathroom and scooting out the door since she hasn't yet taken the walking plunge. We've giggled about it often.

Yes, people continue to tell us that we're lucky she's not 100% mobile yet:
Enjoy this now because you know when she takes off....you'll really be in for it.
You better watch what you ask for....
Yeah, yeah, we know what we want. Her to walk. She is old enough now to know what she wants and where it is. She just can't get to it, this ensues some whining and frustration tears. We are ready for her to walk.

She took her first unassisted steps yesterday while Daddy was golfing, see I told you fun things happen when it's just her and me at the house....of course when he got home she didn't feel like showing off her new skills, poor Daddy misses out on all the fun!

She woke up this beautiful morning ready to brag about it and I was able to capture it. We're still wobbly. I'm hoping this week we'll practice, polish up and look less like she had one too many out on the boat.

Without further ado, our walking babe!



Hope you and yours have a great 4th!
xoxox
mama

Friday, July 3, 2009

summer summertime, let's just sit back and

drink smoothies? Yes, The Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff had it all wrong.

That's exactly what we did this morning. F and I made an amazing blueberry orange smoothie to share for our mid-morning snack while daddy is at the golf course....we always get messy when he is out for the day.







Do you think she liked it? While looking at this picture it is required to imagine her saying "cheeee-eese" (see last post)



.....and I think it is time to start saving now for braces. I think it might be necessary.
Before you get all up in arms about me thinking about braces for my just-over-a-year-old, know that I have a thing with teeth - call it a complex, I'm totally okay with it.

I believe I was in 2nd grade when I asked my mom what a "gap" was. She told me to go look in the mirror and smile. There are pleeeenty of other gap examples but she doesn't sugarcoat things. And why should she do it for a 7ish year old? I suppose it explains where my wit came from - I was taught by the best. (I know she's reading this. I love you MOREMOREMORE Mama).

I had braces twice. That's right, twice. The second time by choice at 20yrs old. I have a thing with teeth.

xoxo
mama

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Fav Word

No description needed. Go ahead watch it, you'll agree.



xoxo

Sunday, June 21, 2009

so why don't you brag about it?

Okay, I will.

As you know, the house we bought last December had fruit trees. At the time the only one that was showing off for us was the avocado. She is a beaut. The creamiest most amazing avos I have ever tasted. We (and all our friends/family/anyone that could get their paws on them) enjoyed every last one of them. Sadly, the season is over and we said goodbye until the fall.

Now that summertime is upon us, we had no idea how or what other trees listed on the mls that we'd actually get to enjoy. We were promised apples, oranges, lemon, apricot, fig and avocados.
I've never had a green thumb. I wish I had one but alas most plants that come across my path die a senseless death. It's sad and I'm trying to get better. Thankfully, all these are mature trees and almost no maintenance....
Just in the last week or so has the apricot tree blossomed. I was cruising the yard and dozens, really literally DOZENS, of apricots had already fallen to their death. This was my sign that the apricots were ready for picking :) I grabbed my trusty garden basket and shears (yup, I act the part) and got to clipping. Be very jealous. Here are our gorgeous sweet apricots.




While I was at it, I plucked a couple dozen lemons off the tree as well. YUM! I think I might try whipping up some of these or maybe these later in the week. What do you think?

Happy Daddy's Day!

I couldn't be luckier to share this crazy road called parenthood with C. He's quite possibly the greatest person I've met.
I love you babe and thank you for being the greatest Dad to our little one!



xoxo
mama

Friday, June 12, 2009

Doggie or Sibling? Or Dare I say, DogBro?

We're toying with the idea of getting a dog in lieu of having another kid.
Every other Friday, mornings are actually fun in our house. C - lucky duck - works the 9/80 so he handles what normally are my morning motherly duties. Of course, without the rush to get out the door by 8:15 to be only 15 minutes late.daily. Yes, take F out of my usual running-a-muck and the mornings are fab (I even do my hair)!
The dog idea isn't new. Looong before F we wanted a pup and that yearning hasn't left, simmered perhaps - but oh still there. C envisions the dog riding shotgun with its head out the window ears flapping - probably with Joe Walsh on the radio - me taking the backseat. Fat chance that'll happen. But I let him dream....


I tell you all the above to have a better understanding of this morning's story.

I was straigtening my hair - half in the bathroom/hallway, C was sitting at the comp and F was sitting in the hallway reading - a dog book, in fact.
We posed the question to our one year old...would you rather have a doggie or a sister or brother. She looked down at the book, looked back up at us and exclaimed "daaahhgy." So there you have it! Done and done.

Dog it is ;) We'll just have to repeat this story when she's 7 asking why she doesn't have a little sister or bro....

TGIF!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

two

....is the number of hours the JAAD household slept last night. please, oh please let this last molar break so we can get some rest tonight!

can we fast forward to 5pm?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Floss and BS

As you may recall, baby girl isn't one of those babes that teethes with ease.
Actually now that we've rounded the molar-bend, I'm convinced that no baby sails through sprouting teeth with ease. Sure, sure you say that not one phased little Johnny, he just woke up one morning with a sparkling grill. Go on, boast again how he never woke you at the 3 o'clock hour inconsolable and shrieking in pain. Go ahead, I don't believe you.
We've tried Tylenol, teething tablets and even this and nothing has saved the nights. Nothing is more painful than not being able to comfort her. Cliche? I don't care, if I could take a bit of the pain away, I would. It's just that bad in our household. I've resorted to toothpicks holding my eyelids open and considering convincing Renee's nurses to administer a caffeine IV just to get me functioning in the morning. Do you think they'd go for it, Nae? Speaking of, here's a pic of her and F during one of our visits this weekend at Hoag. We LOVE you, Nae! Cancer doesn't stand a chance.



With the teeth comes the dentist. And for those that know me, know how important the appearance of a smile is. HUGE. It's pretty much my number one. So there is no question she will be headed in for her 6 month check ups and cleanings, starting now. I searched and found an amazing little office for the babe. She did swimmingly and the doc said her teeth are nice and strong. Although, I could have told you that. Nothing weak would keep us up night after night like these gd one-year molars. She got the clean bill of dental health, for now we've got to floss between her two bottom Chiclets (you should see that song and dance - performed twice daily) and we'll see the doc in December.

But seriously, how can you NOT love a face like this? You can't. Does it make us want to run and get knocked up all over again? Not quite (yet). Are we looking forward to more sleepless nights with a newborn again? No way. Is she worth it? ABSOLUTELY!



See! I don't lie, she's obsessed with our oranges and water.

xoxo
mama

Friday, June 5, 2009

TGIF

I woke up on the right side of the bed this morning, feeling rather content after a roller coaster ride this week. Thank you Bean for being on the receiving end of that phone call! I'm not sure why I had the need to unload at that very moment. Apparently I hit my boiling point. I found a quote that sums it up better than my diarrhea of the mouth ever will.

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. ~Unknown

And with that, TGIF!
xoxox
mama

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

waterbabe

Finally caught up on our long weekend...
Sunshine, water, family and love!
Come rain, hose, pool, lake, tub or bucket. This child doesn't care as long as she's a part of it.

I present to you: My waterbabe!



Summer is our favorite time of year!

xoxo
mama

Homegrown is Always Better

This girl loves her oranges. So much so they are devoured whole - rind and all. Once it's picked off the tree I have approximately 10 seconds before she's lunging after that sweet fruit. Homegrown allows F to grind zest and all.



We've got it all at Casa de Augs....F's avo tree



I could just pinch these cheeks all day. She's beautiful.



xoxoxo
mama

Cindy Crawford In Training?

Ahhh, a little dried banana does wonders for an impromptu shoot....

What do you think? Cindy C. in training?


I should know better, she doesn't like being compared to anyone....


xoxoxo
mama

Monday, May 18, 2009

Pregnant Women are Smug

This video made my morning. Hilarious!
Hope you find the humor as well :)
Happy Monday!



......and yes, I see the irony of the hilarity of this and the last post. TYVM

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

rose colored glasses

Who knew that I'd ever use the word 'me' and 'optimist' in the same breath?

Not me. Ever. Ever.ever.

WTH happened to me? I think I'm softening in my old age....No, really though, I'm tough.

I have always seen the bright side for others. Ask my opinion on a sticky subject. I'll be the first to give you honest sunnyside advice. I have always seen the optimist view for you.
If asked, I'll tell you I'm the glass-is-half-empty-get-the-bartender-ready-for-another-round kinda gal (and not in the pity party for one way). Eesh, that makes it sound like it, right?
I've always seen it as life is tough and not always fair. Work it out. No one is going to make things happen for you. I dont think it's too far off, is it?

Something happened to me and I'm having a hard time pinpointing that moment.
Is it because I've found happiness in my mind and heart?
Beacause I've realized nothing is worse than wasting precious time on senseless drama?
Have I always been a closet optimist? NO, not me!

But every passing day makes me feel a little more hope than the last. Seeing the world through F's eyes has definitely given me a pair of rose colored glasses. Not the kind that makes your poo smell better than others - I'll never be that. I now see there is so much more to life than I ever thought.

And other than functioning daily off minimal sleep, sometimes cleaning poo off my elbows and habitually running 10-15 minutes late. She has given me a pair of RCG.

Thank you baby girl. In more ways than you'll ever know, I love you.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Giant Bummer

I have been looking forward to the weekend of May 9th for months. Months and months, in fact. Back before I became old and crotchety, I played field hockey with the most amazing group of girls. If you looked up team/teammate/friend4life in the dictionary all the UCSB Field Hockey Giants would be pictured there.

Giant, you say? I thought that the UCSB mascot was a Gaucho? Correct, but the hockey girls turned themselves Giants early 2000 season. Once you go Giant you never go back! And if you don't know why we went from Gauchos to Giants, I'm not inclined to tell....

You see, we were the best and I'm not lying. Check us here. We were the ish. And with the bond we created over those couple years, it's not surprising that although we've spread our wings over several continents, we keep in touch and remain close. Some of my greatest college memories are with these ladies. They made my transistion into UCSB comfortable.

This was our 'Giant Reunion 2009' weekend. Days and nights of fun, laughter and memories. Our plans came to a skreeching hault this past Tuesday. The Jesusita fire had other plans for us and tens of thousands of SBians. It is still tearing through the gorgeous beach town as I speak. Jenny had a front row seat and has kept not only us updated but CNN as well. Thankfully, she and her family evacuated safely this afternoon.

I'm bummed this weekend didn't turn out as we had all wished but hopefully we'll get our raincheck next month. Please keep all the displaced families in your thoughts and hope the weather starts giving the firefighters some relief. We're thinking about you!

Missing you Giants! I can't wait to see you soon.
xoxox

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ahhhh Haaaaa!

After a tumultuous week of fever peaks and valleys....I found it! She was so out of character last week. It wasn't the swine nor an ear infection, there had to have been an explanation.
Well, F has sprouted two molars. One on each side. No doubt these buds were the reason our week was hellish. She's finally sleeping again and I'm no longer feeling like Kanga with my Little Roo. As you know, teething doesn't agree with F. But they're nearly through and this week will bring more smiles than cries.

The little one started swim lessons not too long ago here. We ventured out to the lake a few times last summer and she wasn't too keen on the water. Although she had just gotten out of floating for 9 months. We get it, she needed a break.
It's so great to see her smiling and having fun. I can't wait to take her out to the heat for the first time this season in a couple weeks. FUN! Bring on the sunshine!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hot Hot Hot


This pretty much sums it up.


And you're welcome in advance for Buster Poindexter now dancing through your heads!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's not the swine

I've been boxed up the past couple days with the little one. It's nothing, the doc said so this morning. Whatever it was escaped through the window this afternoon (I hope!)! And life will resume to normal tomorrow. F and I have had some serious togetherness the last few. Plenty of walks and not enough naps...but it's actually given me the opportunity to update the ol' bloggeroo.


So wood floors were the one of the greatest decisions prior to moving in.

Exhibit A:



Exhibit B:


Been thinking about going brunette for years and just never had the cajones to do it. After asking my favorite photog KLP if she had darkened my hair in some B&Ws and she had actually lightened it - well, that sealed the deal. I've officially joined the darkside. Our self portrait.


We've hit the crossroads with age. 13months! We survived the first year. YAY us. :) We've kept the kid alive for a whole year! Yaaaaahhoooo. Parenting is crazy.

I must say though, I never quite understood why asking someone how old their child was and they said "14months" - why not a just year? I mean, I don't reply with 351 months when asked. Not that anyone asks my age anymore (29 yrs and 3 mo. for those trying the math) but it seems silly to me. Add this to my pet peeve list. I've been trying not to use the month as age when asked. But it's damn near impossible because after my response of a year, the next question is how many months. ugh.

Moving along, F is finally moving into the actual toddler moves. She's flipping all over the place, (finally) sitting herself up in the crib, cruising the furniture - albeit gingerly - but cruising nonetheless. I couldn't be happier! I'm beginning to think she might not be as spiteful as originally thought. Hopefully we'll have a walker soon! I CAN'T WAIT! Don't worry, you'll be the second or third to know.

xoxo
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