Friday, October 31, 2008
Saturday football watching
Mommy's little Hokie
Meeting Auntie Meghan and soon-to-be Uncle Chad
Meggie tells Darcy about shopping
Look what we found in the pumpkin patch!!
I swear, I take 30 pictures and this is the best one...
(it's not easy propping up a baby on pumpkins, you know.)
Darcy's new puppy toy from Grandma MaeMae
Reading her new monkey book
Enjoying her first real bath?
Logan missed Darcy so much he jumped in the car when we got home
and of course, Daddy missed her too.
Darcy and I had a lovely time visiting Charlotte and some family last week. Darcy Jean got to meet Great Grandma Jean for the first time, and also Auntie Meghan and Uncle-Elect Chad. It was Darcy's first real road trip, and she did pretty well. I went in the middle of the week, (what else am I doing - not working!?!) so Tony stayed in Nashville to work. He'll come with us over Thanksgiving.
Grandma Maeve & Great Grandma Jean got to see what fun it is to put Darcy to bed at night. (Hint - not very!) But Grandma Maeve came up with a dare-I-say-it brilliant(!) routine that includes a screamingly fun and relaxing bath, pjs, a nice long feeding, and falling asleep with barely a peep. I don't think the bath is really relaxing her, given the sheer volume of her screams, but maybe it's wearing her out enough that she gives up and falls asleep. I have never seen a baby fight sleep so much. But regardless, it has been working this whole week - asleep around 9 or 10, and not a sound until 3 or 4. That's pretty good for a 5 week old I think - 5 or 6 hours straight. We'll take it at this point.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
And now, my impression of a drunken hobo...And finally, a smile - captured via cell phone!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Here's some more video I took of her this weekend, at her Auntie Meghan's request. She is smiling more now, although I can never seem to catch it on film. But her little goat-y grunting noises come through pretty well.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
1. Clowns. Are. Evil. Seriously. No redeeming qualities there whatsoever, their freak show hearts just pump pure concentrated liquid evil. They eat children who wander too far from their parents in the park. I am not alone in this one, so if you are one of the people who thinks they are sweet and fun and harmless, enjoy your delusions while you still can. The be-wigged freakos are on their way over to steal your soul!
2. Everyone should be required to learn to drive a car with manual transmission - as part of driver's education to get a license. Seriously people, it's not that hard. You don't have to buy a stick shift, or even like it, but you need to know how to do it. They still make cars with manual transmissions, and yes, some of us even prefer our cars that way. (It saves money and drives better!) You never know when your pregnant friend is going to need you to drive her to the hospital, or when some hook-handed psycho is chasing you slasher-movie style, and the only car available is a manual. It's just something you need to know, deal with it. And while we are on the subject, if you are going to drive a giant vehicle (SUV, extended-cab pickup, Hummer, etc), you should have to take a special test to prove you are capable of maneuvering the humongous thing. If you can't park like a normal human being, it's a sub-compact for you. Let me just restructure the whole DMV licensing/driver's ed/car purchasing system, I promise you I can make the roads safer for everyone.
3. Don't buy clothes that have words across the ass. Especially don't buy them for your daughters. If you are one of Hugh Hefner's bunnies, you are exempt, because your butt probably would look cute with the word "angel" or "juicy" written across it. Go for it, girl, you've only got a few years in that mansion before your tushie starts saggin' and you'll be back to parking cars at wrestling shows. If you are anyone else, just say no. Or at least find the pants that tell the truth: "flabby" or "desperate". Cause no one can read the words anyway while your butt cheeks are bouncing through the Walmart.
4. I don't like spicy food or scary movies. They sort of fall under the same category for me - why would I pay good money for something to hurt/scare me? I want to enjoy my food/entertainment, not survive it. Quit trying to get me to try that jalapeno or go to that haunted house - it's not gonna happen.
5. Cheese is the perfect food. Anyone who knows me has heard this before - it is just so versatile. There is a type of cheese that will complement ANY other food out there. I defy you to come up with a food that could not be made better or complimented by the addition of some kind of cheese. There are obvious examples, like broccoli with cheddar sauce, or ham with Swiss. But there are so many less obvious - breakfast cereal? - bagel & cream cheese. Steaks? Just crumble up a little bleu cheese... mmmmm, the options are ENDLESS. God save me if I ever become lactose intolerant.
6. And I can't think of a 6th opinion right now (amazing, huh?) so I will just list out some of the crazy places I have worked: a paper mill, a primate research lab (monkeys!!!), a food science lab (microbiology & sensory testing - not on the same stuff!!), a pork processing plant (sausages, lunch meat, bacon, mmmm), a dog food plant (not so mmm), and about a billion retail jobs - bridal registries, kitchen stores, delis, and I was even a Pampered Chef consultant for a couple years.
There you go! So I'm supposed to tap 6 people now, but I only follow 5 blogs. My sister is one of them, and she tapped 2 of the other ones I know! So, that only leaves me 2 blogs left to tag. Kristie and Josephine, it's up to you. :)
The directions are:
1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog entry
3. Write six random things about yourself
4. Pass it on
5. Alert the bloggers you've chosen
6. Tell me when you're done, because I wanna read 'em!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
OK, you asked for it... here it comes....
SQUASHED TOMATO FACE!!! Oooh I am mad...