Monday, July 28, 2008

Standing Up and Falling Down


You know, I really should update more regularly. At work, every Monday we are supposed to complete our time cards and turn them in. Should be fairly easy because my department is supposed to record what we do daily in these little diaries. Yeah, well, I've been forgetting to do it until the following Monday when I'm doing my time card which means that I don't have that to do my time card from. That poses a bit of a problem and I usually end up sitting there for about an hour trying to figure out what in the world I did the previous week. I check my calendar, my email inbox and my sent messages trying to remember what I did for 40 hours. Just like my time card, by the time I get around to updating here, I no longer remember what has happened! I view my recent pictures in an attempt to job my memory and sometimes it helps.

So, what exactly has been going on since last we spoke. In Lilyland, she is one mobile little bug! Two Thursdays ago she learned how to pull up. As in, I saw her do it once before and then all of a sudden she was pulling up CONSTANTLY. I believe it is due to the fact that she was at a different daycare at that time. Her normal daycare was on vacation so Lily went to another daycare. This daycare had a younger child and a baby that is only a few days older than Lily. Something must have happened because she came home that first day and just pulled up on everything. With pulling up comes falling down so we've had to reorganize a little bit. This basically means moving the coffee table. We're moving in a week here so when we move I'll really reorganize to make things much safer for her.

First came the pulling up, then came the falling down and then came the falling down on purpose. This weekend, Lily decided that she was going to pull up on something and then let go, balance for as long as she could and fall with a pretty loud thud on her diapered rear. It looks like it must hurt, but she does it over and over and over again. She thinks it is the funniest thing ever. I'll try to catch it on camera here soon and post it.

What else...ahhh, her backup daycare got sick while Lily was with her so Lily went to the backup's sister-in-law (whose baby is Lily's age). Lily had lots of fun there. She learned how to get up and crawl on her knees (though this only lasts for a few steps and then she realizes that her tummy requires less work for her) and attempted to teach the other baby how to clap his hands. Apparently she would take his hands and try to make him clap. Needless to say, he didn't like that so much.

Lily might have another ear infection. She had a 102.7 fever when last I wrote. The fever went away Friday and then came back Saturday. She was also super cranky and didn't want to eat or sleep. We took her to the pediatrician who, after spending a while cleaning out her right ear, saw that her ear drum was moving okay but still suspects an infection. I'm not convinced but I guess he has his reasons. Either way, she's on antibiotics. I'm not thrilled about giving them to her when I'm not convinced she needs them but I'd hate not to and then for it to get worse.

So that's Lilyland. In other news, a couple weekends ago Grandma came to visit. We had fun. Had breakfast and dinner together, went to see Mamma Mia (Lily stayed home with a sleepy Dadda) and just generally had a good time. Hopefully they'll come back soon. *nudge nudge wink wink*

This past weekend we went to see our other Grandma and Grandpa. We went early and had a nice little vacation. Friday we took Lily to the zoo for the first time. We went to the Pt. Defiance Zoo and frankly I was a little disappointed. For being comparatively priced to the Woodland Park Zoo I thought that Pt. Defiance was not nearly as nice. The next time we go we'll definitely be going to the Woodland Park Zoo. Anyway, Lily didn't really care much about the animals. She liked the walruses because their huge bodies came right up to the window multiple times, but aside from that she could care less. Mamma and Dadda had fun though.

Sunday brought about more fun times. Hubby's cousin got married to her wonderful man in a gorgeous wedding. She was absolutely beautiful and looked like a Barbie doll. As soon as I get permission I'll post a picture or too.

I don't think anything else is really going on. Work is busy. Inspections, writing the newsletter, preparing for the fair and the car crushing event. Should be fun stuff.

Okay, I think I'll pop on some pictures and call it good. Hubby is working late tonight so I'm own my own which means that le babe is currently wreaking havoc on my living room.

Oh yeah, last thing. HELENE'S PROPERTY PLACE SUCKS! The current lease where we will be going is up on the 31st, however we cannot get in until the 4th. This is on a Monday meaning that we have nobody to help us move. No.bo.dy. Yeah, can't really watch a baby and help Mike load a uhaul with a couch and other large furniture. Ergh. Anyway, I called them today to see about getting in just 12 hours early - Sunday evening. I was told that they can't show tenant preference and they need 4 days to clean and do the carpets in all the units and thanks, bye, click. The woman HUNG UP ON ME! There are not many things that peeve me off, but a business hanging up on me is definitely one of them. Stupid B-word.
Zemanta Pixie

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Teeth, Swimming, Sunburns and More!

Wow has it been a while! I'm not sure that I can even remember everything that has happened since the 26th (our 4th anniversary by the way). I do know one thing that hasn't happened, however. We have not yet sent in our package to get our voucher for our new crib. Don't get me wrong, we want to participate in the recall, but with moving in two weeks and everything else going on we just haven't got there yet.

What else, what else. Right after my last post (well, that Saturday morning anyway) we left to go visit some friends that had moved away and abandoned us. It was their daughter's birthday party and seeing as how we hadn't missed one in years, we saw no reason why we should start. It was a wonderful surprise to my dear friend and her daughter - who also happened to be the only two people that didn't know we were coming. We had a wonderful weekend catching up and visiting.

A little later, Grandma and Grandpa came up for the Fourth of July for a visit. That was really nice. We hung out at the park, watched Lily eat some watermelon and marveled at the fact that she slept through the very loud band and fell asleep near the end of the fireworks. No joke, we were like RIGHT THERE in respect to the fireworks and the poor bug fell asleep. Silly girl.

That weekend was also a certain husband's birthday. While we hung out on Saturday watching movies I attempted to make a cake. Usually easy enough - rainbow chip cake with funfetti frosting. I decided to get fancy and attempted to make a raspberry preserve and jello filling for the two round layers. It was very messy and wasn't as easy as it should have been but the end product was still pretty and very very tasty. It was nice having family here because we did candles and had a little party. Yay parties!

During this whole time Lily had been cutting two top teeth. Her left front tooth and the little canine right to the left of it. Not too much after however, she cut her other front tooth and is now currently working on the right canine. She's such a toothy little girl! Be careful though, she loves to munch and anything that gets in that mouth is just something for her to gnaw on. Small teeth are sharp too!

As far as life around here, things have been...okay. It's kind of nice having a home routine where most nights we come home, play, make and eat dinner, play, change into jammies, play, nurse or rock to sleep and then sleep in our crib. Before, when that one set of friends was still here (and I wish they still were) we were over there ALL the time. Now that they aren't here, we've been forced to stay home more often. I think it's actually helped our little family. Lily is crib training much easier and the routine means that I actually get some time in the evenings to do things that I need to get done. Crib training itself is going okay. She's usually up 3 times during the night. Usually hubby gets up, shoves the binky back in and the bug goes to sleep. Sometimes, however, she needs me to get up (usually around 2 am) and nurse her back to sleep. I haven't had to do that in the last couple days though. It's crazy actually getting to stay in bed all night. I love it.

Before I get too far ahead of myself into present day, I have one more past thing to talk about. This past weekend we again went to visit our friends and accompanied them to the water park. It worked out fairly well because we were able to stagger it to where someone was always watching the kids while others got to ride the water slides. Admittedly some (*cough cough*) got to ride more than others and some hardly got to ride at all, but all in all it was fun. Playing with Lily in the water was fun too. She had an adorable fishy swimsuit and we got her a little green rain forest floaty. You can see from the pictures that she really liked it. We floated with her in the lazy river and then found another small pool with a waterfall and a fountain in the middle that we floated around for a while. I think she really had fun as did I. The only downer was that hubby and I tried an aerosol based sunscreen on ourselves - spf 50 - while she kept her regular waterbabies sunscreen. She didn't color, which is good, and we completely fried. Like, I'm still in pain as I type this.

So that's family life. Work life has been okay. A fair amount of drama and other inevitable things, but like I say, they are inevitable. Inspections have sort of lost their magic for me as I get more and more people that are upset and fairly rude to me. I'm also starting to learn just how the farmers around here view regulatory officials - even some from my own department - so that is hard. It really is not something that motivates you. *shrug*

In other workish news, I start my Masters of Education in English as a Second Language / Bilingual Education. I'm unsure if I ever want to go back into teaching kids, but I still love teaching and whatever I teach this will definitely help me. If I ever have to move and look for a new job I would LOVE to find something in Public Health Education. If not that then some other adult education. I'm nervous about starting classes but I'm only taking a half-time load so it shouldn't be horrible.

Current news involves Lily having a fever. Her daycare called today and said that she had a fever of 102.7. She had no other symptoms so they said she could stay there, but still, it's upsetting. When we got her home it was still 102.7. We gave her tylenol but only after an hour or so did she start to feel any cooler. We did our normal night-night routine but this time, instead of sleeping 2-3 hours she woke up after an hour and then again shortly thereafter. We gave her some more tylenol and she is now sleeping again. It could go two ways - she could sleep because she is sick or she could be awake since she has been sleeping all day apparently. We'll see which it is as the hours go by.

This weekend there is a huge event going on in one of the neighboring towns. Hubby is reserving Friday and Saturday night so that means I'm on my own for those two nights. I know I'll survive, but the thought is still hard. More power to you single moms. I am so spoiled by having hte help that I do. Also, tomorrow I have to go to the event and inspect the food vendors that are there. Sometimes they can be less than honest so with me luck. I wish everyone just realized the importance of food safety and made a concerted effort to keep their establishments safe.

Well, I think that's about it for now. It's past my bedtime and since sleep is a precious commodity around here I really want to take advantage of it.

Have a peachy day!!!
Zemanta Pixie