Saturday, February 28, 2009
Busy pulling the power cord out of Brian's laptop.
Busy trying to grab Brian's feet on the coffee table.
Busy picking out toys.
Busy crawling away from me.
Busy trying to wrestle the camera from my hands.
Busy trying to get to the diapers and throw them all over the room.
So here's the best shot of the bunch. Tongue out, making her way over to Brian. She has power cords to pull on you know.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
So happy birthday to Brian!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
She likes to wave a lot these days. She waves at her crib when we go get her out of it, she waves at us from across the room, she waves at nothing in particular. She sticks her arm straight up in the air whenever she does it which is just too cute. I want a picture of it, but more often than not I'm holding her while she does it. So...yeah. That's all I guess.
P.S. Someone needs to come over and eat my sugar cookies. They are pink frosted and delicious and they are calling my name! I just shouldn't bake.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Fortunately, I get to pick and choose which ones to print. Unfortunately it is taking me DAYS to do that. Note to self-- print pictures more often!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Yes, I am nerdy enough that I took pictures of the books I bought. Also, yes. That is a lot of Dr. Seuss. I love the library, and I'm sure we'll be spending lots of time there when Kalena is older, but these are all books I think are worth owning. Now you tell me: what books would your collection be incomplete without?
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
**Edited to add since Kari asked: Of COURSE she's laughing. As always.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Crazy after-bath hair.
Photographic evidence that I'm not opposed to all things valentine-y. (You might not be able to read the onesie, but under the penguins it says "I love you.") Of course, I bought this around Christmas time, not for Valentine's day but whatever.
Ever the smiley, happy child.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I think we should continue celebrating Valentine's day like we did in elementary school-- all day party with cupcakes. Because who doesn't love cupcakes? Anyway, just my opinion.
Also, if you ever get the urge to buy me flowers? Roses from Sam's club would be lovely.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Well, eBay and our tax return. Speaking of which, why do I love Brian so much? Because he is ridiculously on top of things and did our taxes so early that we got our return 2 weeks ago. Yay for extra money and online shopping! And don't worry, I'm sure you'll be getting more posts about the online shopping. Especially since I'm a nerd and my biggest purchase was a bunch of kids books. I am overly excited about these books, but I just can't help myself. Anyway, I'll post more about them after they get here. (Soon I hope!!)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Anyway, I was glad to have it because Brian put Kalena in the very cutest outfit in the world today. (Seriously, the whole world.) After I took some pictures of this adorable outfit, I was looking at them and all I could think was-- when did this tiny helpless thing--
turn into her own little person?
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
When Kalena was born we got a card that said, "Forget baby proofing" on the front and on the inside it said, "It's too late, one already got in!" That's pretty much how I feel these days. A few weeks ago, Kalena realized that she could crawl out of the living room and into the other rooms. (Before, the tile floor at the edges of the room were like some sort of barrier.) Since then she's been on the move and into everything. Well, everything she wasn't already into. She likes to chase the dogs; she is fascinated by the dog door; she wants to pull books off the bookcase and get into the kitchen cabinets. She pulls down the dishtowels hanging on the oven door and not too long ago Brian caught her with two fistfuls of dog food.
We keep talking about how we ought to buy baby gates, but instead of doing it we just push the ottoman in front of one of the doorways. I think that's going to have to change though. Because last week? She discovered the stairs. She can only make it up one right now, but it's just a matter of time. Since we all prefer she not fall down said stairs and crack her head on the tile, I think baby gates are in order.
Ah stairs. Good times.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Really the whole thing sort of surprised me. I expected that she'd start sleeping through the night on and off before doing it on any sort of regular basis and instead one week she didn't sleep through the night at all and the next week she did it every night. Also, I expected that she would just stop waking during the night (they do call it SLEEPING through the night after all) not that she would up and start putting herself back to sleep. But hey, I'm not complaining! We never did anything to try to make her sleep through the night and I'm glad about that. I'm pretty sure trying to force it before she was ready would have driven me crazy. Sleep deprived was enough, I didn't need to add crazy on top of that.
Anyway, I'm sure that none of you care about the sleep habits of my child. I would make it up to you by posting pictures of her, but my camera battery is dead and I have NO IDEA where the charger is. More cleaning is in order I guess. I'll stop rambling now.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
My phone for neglecting to ring or tell me I have a voice mail until I open it to check the time. 3 hours after the fact.
Blogger for being incredibly picky about what kind of formats it will work with. (Don't worry, I finally won this battle-- like the new header?)
Inkscape for saving over the one file I needed and then shutting down for no good reason.
Yeah. I'm 0 for 3 tonight. I want to add some more stuff to my blogger template, but I'm not sure how soon I'm going to be in the mood to fight that fight again.
By about December I gave it up as a lost cause. I knew it wasn't in the laundry or her room or the car, so I was pretty much out of ideas. At this point I hadn't seen it in 5 months. Then last week I was cleaning some stuff out of our closet including the garment bag Brian had taken to Hawaii. All it had in it was a couple empty hangers, but I figured I'd check the pockets before I put it away. And what do you know?! There was the blanket, along with a pair of shorts I'd been missing.
Brian always takes his garment bag as his carry on so we must have just stuffed it in the pocket when it wouldn't fit in her diaper bag. (The shorts were in there because I changed into pants at the airport.) So now you know, clean when you can't find something. And don't wait 6 months to unpack your luggage.