Friday, February 26, 2010

The Wounded Soldier

Here's a little video snipet of Oakley doing her army crawl. She's been doing this for about two weeks and just barely started knee crawling the other day. Yesterday she started pulling herself up in all the furniture and walking along it. She's unstoppable now!! More videos soon to come...

Wounded Army Crawl

This is how we found the little pumpkin, sleeping away with her bum in the air and her head stuck in the corner.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I don't think there's a mommy out there who can resist a few naked baby pictures. And they may aid in motivating teenage Oakley down the road;)

P.S. Just posted a new article on my "Hot Off the Press" sidebar that you should check out.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Keeping my cool and heating it up

Many of you know that I have a bit of a hot temper when it comes to politics (rather how so many people misunderstand politics but I won't go into that). Dave and I have posted a couple of things that may have somehow upset some people. From now on I'm going to try and keep this as just a family blog and hopefully keep out the negative comments. BUT I want to do my part to keep people informed, so I'm going to keep current and relevant news articles and video clips on my sidebar that you should check out:)

Anyway, here's some cute pictures of Oakley because what's a post without pictures?

9 months old and she's already got her sassy face!

Next up, here are pictures of a fun fondue night we had with some friends. I have begged and begged Dave to take me out to the melting pot since he gets 50% off but he claims he can do a much bigger and better fondue feast. He's not lying!! I think everyone left full for the next few days. I can't take credit for the pictures, thanks Tyler!

The Food.

The Fun…

The People!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Abandon all hope that things will ever change!

This one's for you Aaron!!!

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So, I have really hated blogging lately. Maybe its the lack of sleep, the baby tugging at my pant legs, or the fact that it takes way more time than I'm willing to give. Luckily, I have found myself with a bit of extra time on my hands since I've been SNOWED IN for the last four days. Which is probably where all my extra sarcasm is coming from. OK, trying to be positive… ( Oh and its snowing AGAIN!!)

Oakley Updates:
She started army crawling about two weeks ago, which has made both of us much happier. She's pulled herself up on a few things, including the bathtub ledge (scary!). I've realized this happy period of only baby-proofing the house to ankle-biter standard won't last long. Plus, all she wants to do is walk holding my hands and walk along furniture. My dreams of a content crawling baby are quickly fading away! Lastly, she's getting her top teeth in meaning lots of sleepless nights for both of us. Oakley turned 9 months old today and is in the 95% for height and 75% for weight.

We were so excited to have my dad and brother, Aaron all the way from Germany, come to visit last weekend. We had grand plans of going to museums, movies, dinners but found ourselves spending the weekend taking turns shoveling 24" of snow off our cars, driveway and street! (Yes I said street, no snow plow has ever attempted to come down our cobblestone road.) We did enjoy some yummy meals Dave prepared, movies and playing games. Cabin fever isn't nearly as bad if you have more people to spend it with.

The Oakster munching on some snow.

A little collage of "snowmageddon".
(That only took me an hour to put together and you can't even read it, another reason I hate blogging.)

Other news:
I finally finished a project I've been working on for months, Christmas Stockings. A little too late but I will definitely enjoy them next year when I'm working on my matching table runner and tree skirt. Luckily those projects won't involve handmade bias tape which was a "fun learning experience".