Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
It reminds me of one of my favorite children's books, "Hug" by Jez Alborough.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Next on the green to-do list, making Swiffer Duster refills.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
We have a front yard and it is growing like a weed. (Although it is weed-free, for now.) We have already mowed it twice and it needs it again. Now we just have to get some extra dirt for the boulevard and get the grass going there and our yard will be complete. (Well, the grass part. Then M will be designing some landscaping for it. And we may even get a deck on next summer.)
Makes you want to run through it with bare feet, doesn't it?
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Babies come with lots and lots of stuff. (Well really, they don't come with anything, but any good parent will make up for that by buying lots and lots of stuff for their baby.) Just when you think that you have everything that you could possibly need you see something that you know that you cannot live without. A recent addition to our baby supply arsenal is The Miracle Blanket. (AKA The Baby Straight Jacket.) Little Peachy has uncontrollable hands that like to whack her in the face and take her pacifier away in the middle of the night. M and I tried every method of swaddling known to man, but our little girl is a regular old Houdini. She can get herself out of the tightest of wraps. That is until we purchased The Miracle Blanket. (Cue music and light from heaven.) Now most nights find her swaddled tightly in the cozy cocoon that is The Miracle Blanket. Once and a while she will get an arm or leg out, but lets chalk that up to operator error.
One would think that a baby would not tolerate being put into a straight jacket. But we have found quite the opposite to be true. Peachy almost seems to welcome being swaddled when she is tired. I just swaddle her up, give her her pacifier, and place her in her bed. Most days and nights she goes down without a fuss even if she is still awake. See how much she likes it?
So until she is able to keep those unruly hands out of her face, she will be snug as a bug in a Miracle Blanket when it is time to sleep.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I like to talk on the phone a lot.
I mainly talk to my family. It is a good thing that my sisters, mom, dad, and I all share the same cell phone company. That way we don't use any minutes as all of our calls are cell-to-cell. (I don't know what I will do when both of my sisters are out of the country and we can't use those free minutes for unimaginably long conversations. I guess we will be looking into Skype.) We recently got a landline and I now use the unlimited long distance to talk to several friends. It is so nice not to have to worry about how long a conversation has gone on.
Little Peachy has started to become quite vocal at times. She will blabber on at me or any inanimate object that looks like it might need some company. When my mom was here, she also started to talk on the phone. She and my mom would call up grandpa and have some nice little chats. It is fun to watch her listen and respond. Sometimes you can see she wants to say something, but can't quite get the sound out. Too cute.
I guess that the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree. (Just think, soon she will be walking around with a toy phone imitating how I talk on the real phone. I had better watch out.)
Of course she was jabbering away until I got the camera out. :o)