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The Necklace Saga. 0

The Necklace Saga.

For Rosie’s first birthday Tyler’s Granny gave her this little locket.  At the time I didn’t realize the significance of it–our lives were somewhat disorganized, we were just getting started out on our own and everything.  I remember we put the necklace on Rosie for his Granny to see, and later Rosie was tugging on it and fearing it would break I took it off and stuck it…somewhere. A year or so later Tyler’s Granny brought over this extremely expensive and out of...

The Progress of Nosey Puppy. 1

The Progress of Nosey Puppy.

Last month I decided I wanted to get Ada a pull toy doggy for Christmas.  I searched and searched but I couldn’t find one I liked.  None were cute enough, none looked like our dogs so that Ada would recognize it.  She loves dogs so much for some reason. Then I saw Fisher Price Nosey Puppy #445 from the 1950’s. I found one for sale on Etsy for just a few dollars… He was in sad condition, but I had to buy him! On the other side of his...

Co-sleeping and Child Led Weaning at Age Four. 4

Co-sleeping and Child Led Weaning at Age Four.

Another day of being alone.  Thankfully Tyler will be off this weekend, because I’m not sure how much more I can take.  He came home from work at 4 in the morning, then slept until 1.  At 1 he got up and we ran to the store to arrange for the appraiser to come tomorrow to price tile floors for the kitchen and bathroom.  (That’s what the in-laws are getting us for Christmas!)  It’s estimated at $2,800 including the tiles and installation. ...

Fleece Bags. 3

Fleece Bags.

We woke up this morning to four inches of snow on the ground.  It usually doesn’t snow much in December, this is like January weather.  Strange! The average day time high temp for December here is 45 degrees.  Today the high was 21 degrees.  Brrr. Rosie is still seriously struggling with her attitude issues.  She was fine all weekend, but then today she’s been horrible.  And you know what?  It’s because she knew Tyler was going back to work tonight.  I feel...

Success! 1

Success!

After trying to figure out knitting and/or crocheting for several years, I have finally succeeded!  I’m so excited.  I can do it, I can really crochet stuff, not just make semi-formed thingies. So far I’ve made this little dolly, Sleeping Sarah, who still needs a face. Isn’t she cute?  Ada loves to chew on her hat tip. I also made Ada a hat.  I am debating whether to add ear flaps or kitty ears to it. The hook size I need to make the ear flaps...

The Intruder Incident. 5

The Intruder Incident.

It’s 6:00 at night and it’s dark out and I am a bit on edge. Up until a few days ago I’ve always felt fairly safe in our neighborhood.  I know all of our neighbors, nothing scary ever really happens…a lot of older people live around here so the most excitement we get are ambulances when someone has a medical problem. Tyler leaves for work at 3:45 every afternoon.  It gets fully dark around 5:45-6 in the evening these days. The...

Bangers a la BANG! 3

Bangers a la BANG!

Rosie had her first ever dentist visit this morning.  It was shockingly uneventful.  I don’t know what I was so nervous about. I’ve been going to the same dentist since I was three years old.  The dentist was excited that I was bringing in my kid, said it made him feel old.  He took a picture on his camera of Rosie and him together.  I’m waiting for him to email it to me.  He’s a nice guy. Rosie was thrilled to get to go...

12/8/2010 0

12/8/2010

I may not be able to find that patience in a bottle, but I have figured out a trick. Rosie is distracted from being picky by making meals funny.  I tell her I’m going to make a surprise plate of food for her and no matter what she cannot look until it’s sitting in front of her at the table.  These surprise plates somehow make her excited about eating things like carrots or whatever.  I’m not sure how it works, but I have a theory...

12/7/2010 2

12/7/2010

Being a parent is so difficult sometimes. I wish it was all about smiles, laughter, happy moments, and fun times.  Unfortunately in order to achieve all of those happy moments there’s some background dirty work that has to occur.  Why can’t children just pop out as perfectly behaved, permanently cheerful creatures? Rosie has been having such a difficult time lately.  It’s funny because each year it gets a little more difficult–you’d think it would get easier at some point, but alas...

Rosie’s Dance Recital.  <3 0

Rosie’s Dance Recital. <3

Rosie’s first dance recital last night went well.  She had such a great time! Despite any reservations I might have had about her outfit, they all looked SO CUTE together.  The other age groups did a wonderful job too.  Ada loved watching them dance.  She kept putting her arms over her head in an arch and then clapping her hands, and dancing by bending her knees.  I think maybe she will want to do dance when she turns four too… Look how...