Friday, November 29, 2013

Sissie at 10 Months~


:Just saw your first snow and were completely fascinated.
:Have started standing.  And even letting go while doing it.  Your head is bruised and your mama is nervous, but you are strong.
:Pushed a laundry basket around the room walking after it.  Holy goodness.
:Love food and are ready to eat, eat, eat.  You pull my arm and grab things away from me.
:Are crawling everywhere.  You look so cute, like a doll when you are crawling.  It kills me.
:Love playing in the vertical blinds.  You are surprisingly gentle with them.
:Climb on me and give me zerberts.
:Crawl to outlets to pull out the "childproof" protectors and chew on them.
:Think the dog bowl is your personal splash park.
:Rub your feet together vigorously when you are excited.
:Like dancing to music.
:Smack your lips when you know you are about to nurse.
:Have two teeth on the bottom and I can feel and see four on the top about to break through.
:Love playing in your brother's room.
:Also in the bathroom. Ew.
:Are having a great time in the bath recently.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Chilly day thoughts

I am approaching my 33rd birthday in a few days.  I am so lucky to get to celebrate with family and friends in a beautiful gathering.  Thanksgiving really is my favorite.  I think it would have even if I hadn't been born after dinner.
The other day Emerson and I had about the best day that could be imagined.  We went to the big library and then off to the tea house (which he decided to call the tea garden, "Because it is so peaceful and quiet here, Mama.") Emerson and I are both off gluten now and so we are sharing the fun of being two who are special.  I don't know if I am permanently off (and I'll admit to a little cheating after the first two weeks) but my health improved dramatically with a detox from all the vice foods.  No sugar, no gluten, no dairy, no coffee, no alcohol.  I'm not going to say for a minute that was easy, but the return was so good I'll be sure to add it into my regular calender.  Two weeks off everything was just right to restore a little balance.  Still no coffee either.  We've been having quite to tea parties here.
The baby (if I can still call her that) has gotten quite mobile and is pulling up on everything.  She is even lifting a hand instead using both to hold on, much to her mama's dismay.  You can see she wants to also move her feet, to start cruising around the furniture but hasn't gotten the courage yet.  I see trouble in our very near future.  The thought of both children having the ability to run in opposite directions has me almost ready for smelling salts.
Adding to all that, last night I went to an urgent care facility to confirm my suspected step throat.  And, of course, it is.  I am hoping the antibiotics do their job swiftly so that our trip to Atlanta isn't too painful for anyone else and I am desperately hoping everyone else fends it off.  Lucky for me at least that it can be treated and I don't have to wait it out.  I'm not much good at that.  The doctor asked if he could write me a note for work but when I told him my job he replied, "Aw, the perpetually overworked mother.  I'm fairly certain you don't get sick days even with a note."  Even so, there are worse jobs to be sure.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Pixie hat season.  And she is pulling up on everything.  And I can feel four teeth coming in on the top.  Oh my, the season is changing for her.

The Arboretum

We try to get outside while the weather is still nice.  I know it is good to get out regardless of the weather but my bones hold the chill so well that I don't follow that example.  I am glad he now has school to fulfill that for him during most of the week and Papa to help him on the weekend.

Anyway, yesterday was perfect.  Fall like but not cold and enough  sunshine to balance out the chill.  It was just the three of us until he found some other kids his age and latched on to them.  Instantly he was their leader, directing, encouraging, showing them the way.

The North Carolina Arboretum is close by and a favorite destination.  Add awesome lego creations and you have a super fantastic scavenger hunt to the trails like finding pixelated treasure.  The size of these things is crazy impressive alone, much less the fact that they actually look like what they are supposed to be.  If you are close by you should come see!

Thursday, November 14, 2013


This about killed me yesterday.  I had a dream where I told him I'd kill him if he kept doing what he was doing.  I then realized I was the violent one.  But thank heaven for the acupuncturist.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


We spent the whole afternoon outside.  He dug out rocks and raked and helped and helped and helped. She worked on figuring out climbing up and down hill. They were both completely exhausted.

Saturday, November 9, 2013


She is taking them off to taste each one.  He was so hard to play with this morning, I kept trying, but both of us were getting in the way of it being fun.  He told me he dreamed the old house burned down.


My best friend's baby came in the night.  It was the most wonderful news to wake up too.  Hearing everyone was safe and preparing for rest I spent the rest of the morning crying tears of joy.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Yesterday I laid on the floor all afternoon while he watched Blue Planet and she wiggled. She pulled up to standing.  Today I saw her crawl.


A visit was all we needed to brighten everyone's day.  And it was already pretty splendiferous.

Saturday, November 2, 2013


We've entered the time of perfect blue skies framed by bright colored leaves.  The days have been going pretty fast recently making me think we're all getting along well.  John and I are working together again and it feels good.

Friday, November 1, 2013


It was his first time trick or treating and I didn't bring the camera.  Dang, he was cute.  The little wolf stayed with her Papa most of the night.