Thursday, February 27, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
On Saturday someone very special turns two years old. She was my Valentine and is and always will be the most special gift I could ever receive. So in honor of both Valentine's Day and her birthday, I've created this little slideshow. It still tears me up watching it because it is amazing how much she has changed and how far she's grown. She's our big girl, and she amazes us every day and always will. Happy birthday, sweet girl. Your Mommy and Daddy love you so very much.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I have been with the new job now for over two weeks, hence my lack of posts. I've been really working hard to learn everything and adjust to this new normal. I cannot really give details into what I am doing exactly I am doing, mostly because with this new job, a whole new level of confidentiality is needed and well...I try to keep those two realms separate. But suffice it to say that it is completely different from what I was doing, very challenging, but I am really enjoying it so far. So it is going very well. I just have less time to do other things during the day, you know, like things I probably should not have been doing but did any way. So writing is limited to my lunch hour which is normally spent working on freelance stories. So I have been busy busy busy.
Last week was spent traveling for work, which only reminded me of one thing - I hate traveling in the winter. Flights getting bumped back to the point where we've missed our connecting flight and have to switch flights and run through large airport terminals to make them. We got there, and we got back. But man...flying in winter? It's for the birds.
You will have to stay tuned for the end of this week because guess who is turning 2 on Saturday? And I have a special surprise in honor of her birthday to share with all of you. She's very pumped, singing "happy birthday to me!" I cannot believe she's going to be two. It is still just hitting me. But I am pretty damn proud of what I created in honor of her birthday so come by on Friday! She will always be my favorite Valentine's present ever.
Short update, I know, but...it's an update!
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Well, she's not yet two, but it sure feels like it! Adventures in nap time with Aubrey this weekend...let's go to Saturday...
I did the routine, trying to stay in there with her so she fell asleep. I say the rosary while she lays there and try to be as quiet as can be. Yeah, didn't work. I finished an entire rosary, and she was still up. So I say, okay, just leave. I exercise and come back upstairs and hear a loud crash and "uh-oh!" I run upstairs and there lies her humidifier on the floor, pulled off the dresser, water everywhere and the thing is broken with pieces of plastic all over. She somehow figured out how to open the diaper pale and has the little round puck of baking soda we put in the bottom of it in her mouth. (It's plastic and isn't edible but still), with clothes from her dresser everywhere. I look at her and said "what did you do???" She bends down on the floor with me as I try to pick up the broken humidifier babbling, but I did catch a "Daddy fix it." Oh, honey, Daddy can't fix this one." I am just glad she didn't hurt herself but....no nap and she broke a piece of machinery.
Sunday we try putting her down. She had been fussy all morning and not feeling well so I thought surely she'd go down. No. I tried staying in there but she kept talking to me so I left. I went downstairs to run, and T says he hears her open and close the closet door, which is a first for her because she's never done this...she proudly exclaims "I did it! Aubrey did it!" and is talking and banging the door stop awhile before it gets quiet. We go up there to just get her up because clearly she wasn't going to sleep. We push the door back, her blanket and pillow and a Christmas dress (I think this was her proud acquisition in the closet), blocking the door way. Random clothes from the dresser and toys from the closet. But no Aubrey. So we find her here.
In the corner of the bedroom between the rocking chair and dresser. And she somehow managed to pull the clock off the dresser, too, and was snuggled with that and puppy and butterfly. This was her bedroom...