Thursday, January 29, 2009

Actual Quote

Here is an actual quote I caught myself saying to my daughter today who, by the way, is 5 months and has no idea what I'm talking about:

"Ah hah! I've got your arm and now I'm going to put it through the sleeve. It's all part of my evil plan to get you dressed!"

Mommies talk funny. I sometimes think she would protest a little more if she actually knew what kinds of things I put her in:

The shirt says, "Being good is overrated." As so, it seems, it is. She looks like a cross between a pink elf and a bandit.

Reese has been weaned off off a binky pretty well. She's replaced it with her thumb. Even during mealtimes.

This was yesterday, her 5-month birthday:

Thursday, January 22, 2009


I don't know why they call it "solids". I think it would be more accruate to say, "Last Saturday, we fed Reese her first slop."

Friday, January 16, 2009

Post Holiday Post

Ah, the Holidays. Let's be honest, I'm sooo glad that they are over. I'm not so glad that I kept forgetting my camera at every turn. Christmas day, visits from two out-of-state-er sisters and their adorable children, New years, all of the feasts, fun and activities. And I'm sorry, without pictures, I'm ready to move on instead of recapping the mayhem and exhaustion. Lets just say that a great time was had by all, Shareese didn't have even the slightest interest in festivities but did enjoy lots of attention, and William and I discovered that the gift thing just isn't as big a deal as it was when we were little.

Moving on.

As our Relief Society literacy specialist, I'm in charge of running a book group. The last couple of months I've handed out around ten books and had around two people show up at the meetings. Yesterday there were seven people at the meeting- and two didn't show simply because they had the date wrong. Maybe I'm not so bad at this after all. By the way, we read The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs, and everyone loved it. Anyone have and other good book group titles?
Will recently took the GRE and can now finish applying to graduate school. His test score was better than expected, cross your fingers for the acceptance letters! He's considering either a Human Resource degree, or Public Administration. I think whatever makes him happy and us some moolah will work- as long as it means I can travel permanently to a more agreeable climate eventually. After the past couple of snow storms, I think I've won him over to this way of thinking. One of our cars is still snowed-in on the side of the road.

Shareese is beginning to reach. She's at the stage where she's just starting to grab things and put them in her mouth. She often grabs my wrist when I'm changing her diaper. I guess she thinks I need both slobber and poop on my hands. (In case anyone has an uncontrollable desire to spend money for no coherent reason, I could really use hand sanitizer with a pump dispenser.) She's begun being amused by the toys that hang down from a rocker given to us by our aunt Sally and some other relatives. At first I wasn't so sure about it, but this rocker has turned out to be one of my favorite things.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Missed It

Yesterday I put Reesy on her tummy and then checked my email. When I turned around she was on her back. Now I don't want to jump to any premature conclusions; her abilities are still being tested, but I have the sneaking suspicion that she may have rolled over.

No pictures on this post. I missed seeing the milestone, and apparently you will, too.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Reese had a doctor's visit on Dec 29. She weighed 16 pound, was 26 inches long and has a flat spot on her head.

Here's a picture.