Almost party time

May 28th, 2010

Our annual Memorial Day party is approaching although it hardly seems like it. In fact I’m starting to worry that I haven’t worried enough. Does that even make sense?

We arranged for a sitter to come over Wednesday night for a few hours so we could make the big shopping trip. And we didn’t even have a list or anything. But if we forgot something we’ll have time to run out, or one of our friends will run out for ut.

I’ve been trying to keep the house fairly clean. Cleaned the bathrooms and steamed all the tile floor last weekend. And I’ll need to do some more cleaning tomorrow. But really not much. Just not too worried.

Two of the families are coming a night early – so we’ll have company all weekend. This strangely relieves the pressure in a way. The house isn’t going to be perfect with a housefull of people and kids all weekend so why stress about it?

It’s almost spooky I am so relaxed. My husband won’t know what to think. Maybe I’m going to lose it at the last minute.

Why today was a good day

May 25th, 2010

I had to have dental surgery today. And you’re probably wandering how that registers as a good day. Well, here are a few reasons today turned out to be good.

1. I found a turtle. Yep, you read that right. I drove home from dropping off the girls at daycare and there it was, right by my driveway. I called my dad, since he has rescued about every animal there is, and got some advice and now he is temporary living in my screened in porch and named Tuck.

2. Anesthesia. After all these dental problems this year, I’ve developed some anxiety about getting my teeth worked on. Especially when today’s appointment involved inserting a metal post in the bones of gums for an hour. And I was practically asleep before they gave me the drugs. It was amazing. Best nap ever.

3. We got our air conditioning working. And today’s high was 88 so I was very relieved!

4. Our baby may be brilliant. She officially can sit up by herself. Although she will fall eventually so I won’t leave her alone to do it, but she can do it! So I got out all Ella’s old baby toys and Eva sat up thoroughly excited playing with them. It was so cute.

OK, that’s it. Now tomorrow I face the eye doctor, with both kids. Wish me luck.

Good eater

May 22nd, 2010

I started feeding Eva solids a few weeks ago, at about 4 and 1/2 months. She seemed interested in what we were eating so I went for it. And I thought maybe she would even sleep better.

The first few times she pushed the cereal out of her mouth, but within a week she was really eating it all. She seemed to catch on fast. And yesterday we gave her sweet potatoes for the first time. She loved them. And Ella loves feeding her so it’s been a fun new experience. And I couldn’t believe how much she ate at lunchtime today. I think probably 3 ounces!

5 months old

May 22nd, 2010

Please don’t turn me in.

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    Me. Blogger. Formerly lived carefree life of eating out, staying out late, traveling and whatever else I wanted. Now mostly chase around two kids, cook, clean and work as graphic artist.

    Wonderful web guru husband who prepared this site for me. He's even trying to help to do dishes more around the house. Good man. I met him at a party in college in 1998 and he still hasn’t gone home.

    Unbelievably cute daughter who's been running the show at our house since March of 2007.

    Our newest, precious girl who just joined us in December of 2009.