Friday, October 20, 2006


We are back to months everyone. 13 months now. In celebration of her 13th month of life, Lucy drank out of a sippy cup. And she picked it up herself and then held it and then DRANK OUT OF IT. Only once or twice has Lucy ever felt she should stoop to the lowly level of holding her own drinking vessel. And that was only because I propped it up for her and convinced myself she was doing it on her own. So she drank out of her own cup, and then we went to the grocery store. That was it for the day. Exciting times.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Day Off

Ken took Lucy to his mom's house on Saturday, for the night. Let me say that again. I had 22.5 hours of time to myself. With no baby. And it was wonderful (thank you Grandma Sue). I went out to a movie, dinner, a party. The store, the farmers market. The house was sparkling. I slept for 8 hours in a row with no interuptions for the first time in over a year. I crammed it all in and the time away was just right. When Ken and Lucy got back on Sunday we went to pick out our pumpkins. The squirrels will love them, eat them, destroy them in a matter of days, but it was still a fun day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

My cell phone, it takes pictures!

The snow starts flying today and everyone is all depressed, saying things like, “Sure is cold out there”, and “I’m not ready for winter”, and whatever other generic weather comment you can think of on your own. We all know it will warm up again, the sun will shine and we will still get skip around outside before the bottom really falls out in November. Get another cup of coffee people.

Ah yes, Coff-Ay! Filler up! My play group friends and I decided to meet at the coffee shop today (the weather – it’s BAD) with the play area for tots. Evidently, EVERY other mom in the hood had the same idea because it was MASS CHAOS. At one point, no exaggeration, I counted 20 kids. I’m sure I missed a few due to back hallway toy heists and for fear if I took my eyes off of Lucy for more than three seconds she might become a casualty of war. The most exciting part of the whole event was that I captured one small image on my cell phone camera. And then I emailed to myself. And it worked! I’ve learned nothing new in the past year that doesn’t have to do with babies. I am quite proud of myself for figuring out the features of my 1.5 year old cell phone, despite the fact I wasted away half of a precious baby nap in the process.

This is Lucy and her pal Oscar. We were the first to arrive, thus were able to stake out our territory. You can’t see it in this picture, but you have to believe me. The numbers were impressive. Much more so than the photo.