Friday, April 19, 2013

Of Life Lately

Well here we are.  Finally enjoying spring!  It has been wonderful to be able to get outside and enjoy the warm weather.  Maggie looooves being outside.  She is quite excited to get set up in her stroller and go for a walk to meet Daddy at the bus every afternoon.
I realize this is not the most flattering of pictures of the bebe, but it shows off her incredible chunkiness, which is a somewhat recent development, and when it's bigger it shows off the tooth.  It also shows off the telltale sign she hadn't napped well this day (although that's most days).  Like her daddy, when this girl is tired she has a very hard time opening her right eye, it gets very, very droopy.  Some afternoons she looks like someone socked her in the face minus the bruise, and yet she still.won't.sleep. until 7pm in the pm.

We went down to see the cherry blossoms in downtown DC.  Babygirl had a great time rolling around on her blanket near the Tidal Basin and enjoying the beautiful day.  Honestly, for this mama, we have cherry trees in our town and I'm not sure it was worth the metro and crazy crowds to look at a bunch of trees.  But we can check it off the "we live here so we should do this touristy thing" list.....which is still very, very long; hopefully now it will be getting shorter now that we have Little Miss.

The flavor of the week for things that are the most entertaining are books.  Any book really, she loves her bedtime book with daddy and she absolutely loves having a book on the floor to play with

Per her usual development milestones being at the very beginning of the "normal" range the doctor gives she has cut her first tooth at 5 months.  1 down and many, many more to go, but I'll take the victory.  She actually did fairly well considering it probably felt like a razor blade was pushing up through her mouth....we're through until the next one starts.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Procrastination makes it happen.....somehow

I have a problem.  The more I have to get done the less I do.  It doesn't help that I can actually clean our entire house in 1 1/2 hours flat, when I finally decide to do it's quickly and efficiently, but boy I like to wait until the last minute.

We have a ridiculous few days ahead.  Little Miss's godfather is coming to visit and that involves a guest in our house for 5 days, a trip to Costco, a trip to Giant, a trip to Target, cleaning my house, planning and packing for a day in DC, planning and preparing for a dinner for our dear friends with twins, godfather, and ourselves tomorrow, and for most of Matt's family on Saturday while also working this weekend.  And trying to get flowers in the ground and mulch the front garden before it's too hot, so possibly a trip to Home Depot in there as well.

I woke up this morning knowing all this had to be done and so far I've done nothing....besides drink coffee and play with sweet lady, which I tell myself is my real job so the other stuff can wait....

It will be interesting for us to have so many people in the house and around and I think it will be very, very good for Little Miss who really isn't a fan of people.  She is the smiliest bubbly little girl at home, but as soon as there are people around who aren't Matt and I watch out.  Let the glare-fest, and hopefully not but sometimes the scream fest commence.  This is very close to the nicest look she usually gives when people are around (this picture is actually her giving me some serious attitude about disturbing her playtime with her current best friend and obsession, our couch pillows):

So, hopefully having people around for a few days will help her get a bit more comfortable outside of the mommy/daddy bubble, and realize that people can be much more friendly than couch cushions, but we'll see.

I am excited to head into DC and get some pictures of Little Miss and some cherry blossom beauty and finally take the family pictures that involve Matt and my fat pregnant self off the wall and put up some of this sweet girl!

Friday, April 5, 2013

5 Months!

Crazy crazy!  This little monkey is 5 months old!  This was one of our more interesting photo shoots:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Escape from the Jungle

Mobile here we come!

Recently Maggie was playing on the carpet in her jungle where she stays put and I don't really need to worry about it.  Well this is where I found her:

And my world is now turning upside down; I don't think I'm ready for the mobile stage of life.

We had a wonderful Easter at home with just the 3 of us.  It was so lovely, the first day in quite some time we've all been home with no major chores to do and the last time it will happen for awhile.  So we got barbeque from our favorite barbeque pit, had some homemade carrot cake and enjoyed the Feast of the Risen Lord.  It was a glorious day.  Little Miss looked absolutely adorable in her Easter Dress:

                                                She's taken to talking to me during her photo shoots as you can see

We also watched the Red Sox opener the other day, and Maggie loved it......