Monday, March 25, 2013

Oldie but a goodie

I was looking back at old blog posts and read this one about the cat and the dog.

I don't even remember this happening. Anyways, I just thought it was funny enough to highlight again. Enjoy.

Friday, March 22, 2013


Dear Jack Frost,
No one likes you. Wait, my crazy sister does. Go visit her. I've had enough. People who are naturally hot blooded and enjoy things like skiing and ice skating like you. I am not one of those people. I tolerate you because your arrive usually precedes Thanksgiving, Christmas, Baby Girl's birthday and other happy family times. This year you have outstayed your welcome. GET OUT.

Don't you have somewhere better to be, like the southern hemisphere?

I am tired of bundling up my baby girl and wrestling with the car seat straps over the layers of clothes and winter coats. I'm tired of making sure my car warms up for 20 minutes each morning. I want to go on walks. I want to go to the zoo. I want WARM WEATHER.

Didn't you get the memo? It is Spring.

All normal people that love warmth.

PS. If we skip Spring entirely and go straight to the humidity of a New Orleans August, another disgruntled letter will be mailed post haste to your superior, Mother Nature.

Friday, March 15, 2013

What a difference a year makes

She is just growing up SO FAST.

Last year, celebrating her first St. Patrick's Day.

This year, modeling an Irish hat that I had no idea Hubs had stored somewhere....

The second picture is blurry but she moves so fast right now that I have a hard time capturing her.

Friday, March 1, 2013


I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on how much Caroline had changed in the past year. This is probably due to being around other babies. It’s easier to see how dramatic the changes are when my toddler is grabbing my knees, as I cradle a friends 5 month old. Hubs and I were talking about when she was little, we couldn’t fathom her being able to stand, let alone WALK. “Remember when we could put her down, leave the room, and she would be IN THE SAME PLACE when we came back in?" Now here she is toddling around the house, flipping through books, petting the dog and chasing the cat. I’m sure as she grows we’ll always be struck with how different life was, just a short time ago.

The nostalgic side of me even went back to reading some of my old blog posts, prior to getting pregnant, here. It grounds me. It reminds me how lucky we are and how time changes so much.

I think I’ve always been afraid to type this, but here it is, she is a really good and easy baby. We are lucky. She is so easy to put to bed at night. Sometimes she points at the bed to tell us, yep, I’m ready. Then she sleeps for 12 HOURS. You heard me right. That is 12 hours of undisturbed sleep. I usually have to go check on her to make sure she’s still breathing. I can even pick her up for a quick cuddle and lay her back down. The eyes may open. I might get a confused expression through squinted eyes. But she puts up with it, and is back to sleep the minute I lay her back down.

Anyway – that’s what’s on my mind this week. Well, that and anxiously awaiting the warm weather.

Happy Friday.