Monday, May 07, 2007

More walking !

Our daughter has been walking for about 1 1/2 months now. She loves to walk, and does not like being carried much anymore. She still loves her snuggle time though. My favorite part of her learning to walk was watching her take small shuffling steps, and then look over her shoulder at me... and hold her hand out for me to hold. I missed all of this for the boys when they were in this phase. I hope everyone out there is doing good. I wish you all the best.


What's been going on?

Life has been absolutely crazy these last 6 months.

Blizzards, yet another road trip, another blizzard, soccer, swim classes, and walking babies!!!

DEC Flashback Blizzards-
Two back to back blizzards. (DEC) Crazy snow here. It was insane, like watching a South Louisiana rainshower, only with snow. For 18 hours. That gave us 19 inches. We got our drive cleared, but the street remained untouched. Then, two days later, we got hit again, with another 20 inches. Seriously thinking of buying a snow blower. The streets are finally getting cleared, but it is slow going. The 2 inches left on the street is packed ice. Fun to drive in, if you are alone... lol. To top it all off, we are supposed to leave on the 23rd to go to MO. I-70 has been closed, and will be awhile before it's open. ** Update- we are leaving tomorrow morning at 10:00 am. Hoping the roads are ok.

DEC Flash back- Road Trip
Left at 10 am. Roads are crap. Everyone who was stuck in the Denver area is now trying to leave. 470 to I-70 is not so bad, but all the ramps are closed. Ever had to p33 really bad and can't pull off to go? LOL. To make matters worse, the exit (which was supposedly open) to I-70 had the sign knocked down by a snow plow, and we missed the exit. Had to drive clear to the north side of denver and back down I-25 south. 2 1/2 hours later and only 10 miles, still have to go. What normally takes 40 minutes (Our house to I- 70) has taken over 3 hours. Finally found a place outside of Aurora to go. 13 hours later, we were home in MO.

JAN, The Trip Back-
Turns out, the weather wanted us to stay home a little longer. 2 days before going home, the 31st, CO + KS recieved more snow. We had to extend my vacation time by another 2 days. KS finally opened their I-70 up to CO, and we left on the 3rd. It took about 14 hours of straight driving. At least there are no windy roads between KC and Denver. If it wasn't for the ice, we could have set the cruise control and took a nap. KS is sooooo boring. lol.

Soccer and swim classes have been keeping us on our toes lately. Between the two, we are running ragged. Our daughter started to take small steps, and finally started walking. She is 18 months old, and was just not interested in walking until now. Now that she can do it, she is really going all out.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hello Again

Hello Again.

Things don't always go as we plan.
I was going to write up the road trip, got sidetracked.
I have some of them on my backup drive, and I'll publish them at a later date.

It's been really hard to keep up with life, let alone blog.
As before, it's not that I don't want to, it's that life keeps
throwing things at me that are more important than the blog.

I'll be posting the Christmas Card pictures soon. (as soon as my wife lets me... lol)
We don't want to give away the secret poses until we are sure people have their cards.

Friday, September 22, 2006

One Year Old... time flies

I cannot believe that our little baby girl is a year old today. What happened to last year? She loved her cake, loved her presents... Woke up happy as always. What more can ya ask for? She is a little beauty.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Made It

We are here. It was a long 5 days, but we made the drive from Louisiana to Colorado.

I have some good stories to write up. But that's for later. I think I need to help unpack and get settled.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Crawling Video

I know this is a little late, but we are doing what we can... lol.
Busy is an understatement around here lately.

This video is from the first of August. She is even faster now. :)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Where is My hairbrush ?

We had to take this picture. She loves her hairbrush, and me singing to her in my 'Larry The Cucumber Voice'.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

So long 'soccer mom image'

I do not think the minivan had another 500 miles in it. We ended up trading it for a Nissan Pathfinder. It at least has a warranty. And we love it, unlike the minivan.