Sunday, July 19, 2009


When you get a hankering for a Cherry Limeade, sometimes you just have to go with it. And where must you go for a Cherry Limeade? Sonic, of course. We have been sans Sonic for the past four years, interlaced with random Sonic attacks while in Oklahoma. And now that we're in Cleveland, the closest Sonic is an hour away. So we spent our Saturday trekking across the beautiful Ohio countryside (if you think I'm being sarcastic, I'm not) to meet our food destination. Here's how it went:

We drove to this Sonic:

For this:

And this:

And this little girl was confused as to why she was exiled to the front seat:

Well, it's because she could not keep her hands off my burger:

As punishment, I taunted her with my ice cream cone.

All in all, a great trip. Now that I'm looking at the pictures, we might have to go back today.

P.S. Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post! I think I have it all figured out. I say that now, but I'm sure I'll say something different when I blog about our trip.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Enlisting the help of all of you mommas, who are much more competent than I

I need your help. Chloe and I are flying to Oklahoma in a couple of weeks, and I need some advice on the packing/flying situation.

The facts are these:
  • Chloe and I will be by ourselves (start praying for her now)
  • We have an early morning flight with an hour layover in Memphis (start praying for me now)
  • We will be in Oklahoma for 2 weeks
  • Chloe will have a bed at my mom's need to bring one
My questions are these:
  • What is the one thing, or things that are must have travel items?
  • How should I try to handle the car seat/stroller situation? Currently don't have one to borrow in OK. Should I bring my whole system? My arms are starting to hurt now.
  • What's the best method for transporting her around the airport? Stroller, Baby Bjorn?
  • How many Vicodin do I bring (for me)? How much Rum do I bring (for her gums, of course)?
Basically, any tips would be much appreciated. I don't want to look like too much like a dufus

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Note to Self

Next time you vainly have your daughter wear her cute Mary Jane socks, have her wear them with the little rosettes out. Like this:

Because when you have her wear them like this:

This is what you got. Torn up rosettes, with random pieces of thread snagged.

The damage mentioned above occurred on a 20 minute car ride. I guess I should've had some idea, with the rate her legs kick about and feet rub together these days. But I learn as I go. So goodbye pink Mary Jane's. You were cute while you lasted. Good thing I have about eight more pair. And I know that I could sew these back up, but let's be honest, I do not sew. 

Addition Post-post: While getting ready for an outing today, I had Jason put socks on Chloe. While putting on her socks, he whispered, "rosettes out". See it is a good thing I blog about random and stupid things. One more pair of socks saved. 

Thursday, July 9, 2009

4 Months

My sweet girl is 4 months today! She is just getting so big and her skills have really been developing. Her little personality has also grown. She is not a passive baby, and she wants to be in the middle of everything. Feeling like she is involved is very important to her. She keeps us on our toes and she's not even mobile yet! I have a feeling like she's going to give us a run for our money soon enough.
Chloe is so sweet, and she smiles all the time. This girl smiles with her whole body. She also laughs quite a bit. We laugh so hard along with her that it makes us cry. Or maybe we just cry because it's the best thing we've ever heard. Hard to differentiate. 
Chloe had her 4 month appointment yesterday and did so great. I cannot believe that she weighs 14 lbs, 4 oz! She has a new pediatrician who I just love. Of course Chloe put on a show for her; smiling, talking, and playing with her stethoscope. We are so thankful to have a healthy and happy baby. 

We got the green light for cereal and Chloe absolutely loves it. There was no hesitation with the spoon, and she knew just what to do. I was not surprised. This girl loves her bottles and now she loves her cereal.  

Happy 4 months, Chloe. We love you so much and we can't wait for the adventures that lie ahead.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Almost Fireworks

With dusk occurring around here at 9:45, and Chloe's strict bedtime of 7:00, the 4th of July  fireworks celebration looked like this:

And these tired parents didn't even hear any fireworks, as they were already asleep.

However, we did have a great evening of cooking out, eating, and hanging out with Jason's co-resident and family. Maybe next year we'll make it to the fireworks...maybe not.