Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Also, Madi's been standing a lot more and trying to move. Or cruise. Not quite successful yet. But it's good to see her trying. :)

She also doesn't fall asleep on me anymore. She's getting to the age where she doesn't want to be held, thank you. Although it's sad for me, I'm glad to see her growing and changing. :)


"Why don't you update the blog?" That's about all I ever hear from Pedro. Well because it's on the other side of the internet. *snort* Also, blogging is so one sided. When I put things up on Facebook, I hear back almost right away from people. And we have a little chat, etc. But here it's like I say "Marco...." And I never hear Polo. Did that make sense? Haven't finished coffee #2 yet.

I'm trying to get stuff ready for the trip but there always seems to be so much to think about. I know that we can order food on the plane and buy water/juice after security but it's damned expensive so I'm trying to figure out my own snacks, etc. I'm also trying to worry too much or that will overshadow the fun stuff. SIGH

Friday, September 24, 2010


I never know exactly where my time goes. It seems like the day is poking along and all of a sudden it's time to make dinner or get the girls in the bath for bed. I mean, they don't sleep in the bath. Lily's sweet smile? She thought that she was getting a cookie. Madi and I had just eaten the last few. whoops!

Madi has been standing more and more even just from the evaluating sessions. I mean, the therapists gave me some ideas to try with her, behavioral and physical and it seems to have made such a big difference. She stood for over a minute today and tried to pull herself. She would not, however, relinquish her blocks so she never managed to pull up. lol You can see that she still has trouble with that one foot.

She did stand on that foot for a little while but it doesn't seem comfy.

And most importantly, my pie.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Day

whew The evaluators came back today. Thankfully, they had a cancellation so they came by this morning. Better than two days before vacation. :/ The big guns came out: an occupational therapist and a speech therapist. Madi is lagging behind developmentally but instead of telling me what I already know I learned that there's at least one good reason for it.

The OT said that she has low tone and that means that it's a lot harder for her to do the things that other babies/toddlers are doing. It even affects her eating and speech. I'm hoping a therapist can come out next week for a session so we can get started on bringing Madi up to speed. I know she'd probably get there on her own but why not learn it now?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Wow. What a day. Various parties in the house barfed. The last one was a good one -Madilyn covered us both in her vomit. She's fine. But she's like Lily in that if she has to cough, she may as well bring everything up! That and I was committed to cleaning up the house today. We've had a busy last couple of weeks and they're only going to get busier so... I did pretty well, all things considered.

Lily and her daddy and g-pa went to the airshow on Saturday. Reviews are mixed. Pedro would probably have had a better time if he'd gone without Lily. She's little and they were out for almost 12 hours. I think she did the best that she could. Gosh, I had something else to write about but those old brain cells aren't working...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Still one of my favorite pics of Lily. This was an "honest" pic. She was mad at me. ha!

For M'Lou

Some more pics of the orchard. The carpets are all done and it feels so nice to be in a house where the floor no longer squeaks and we don't have to dodge the nails that the cats exposed with their scratching. I feel like a grown up!

wow, I have to admit that Stacy's Droid phone takes pretty good pictures. Maybe I'll get one next year. If my techno-phobe self can handle it.

Gosh the bean dip from Whole Foods is good. And to think that I almost wasted my money on some fried chicken. No, I don't have anything important to write about. I'm tired - no Madi still isn't sleeping through the night.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Well, we're not off to a good start with the carpeting. Apparently, the boss had a shredded tire on the way to work so the guys went out to help him. I think they were supposed to be here at 9 but it's almost 10 so.... I know they'll get the work done today because we're having the work done in two days so that we can manage moving all the furniture.

But anyway, auspicious start.

Here's a pic from our trip to the orchard on Friday. We had a good time and it was blissfully cool when we started out. :)

We're also moving forward with our garage plans. I think we're all excited about the thought of having more room in the house. I know, it's a garage but we'll be able to put the bikes in there instead of the house....