Friday, July 31, 2009

New blogs needed

I can't wait for Angie to start her blog here. This one is simple and then we can all stalk each others pages. Makes it very convenient.
Angie has the most obscure thought process so it would be absolutely a good read. I always enjoyed strolling over to the other Blog place for a read. Keeps me knowing what is going on in her life. This is how I found out about game night and other revelations.

Casey is still thinking about making one too. I think it is a good place to mark what was going on at any particular time. She is a new mommy and so alot is happening and she should write about it. She is here with the baby all day and sees all the new things Raevyndaun is doing. I say ~~~Casey take notes ~~~ :)

Reyes should make one too. I think she has a 9 month old daughter Bella and she would have alot to write about. Reyes brought Bella up to the office today and she is so beautiful. She has the cutest grin and even though she did not let me hold her, she did allow me to touch her fingers once.
Reyes told me today about her husband's twin brother holding Bella and when her actual dad walked into the room. It freaked Bella out!! She had thought her daddy was holding her not his identical Twin!!
Can you just imagine the confusion... Oh to have seen a video of that! It would have been priceless.

So see you all have things to blog about... and you know I would read it happily.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Can't wait for ultrasound pictures of the new girl

Angie goes back and has ultrasound again in a couple of weeks and I can't wait to see the pictures. It is amazing to me how well you can make out a baby in the black and white cone shaped picture. I have a male friend that thinks it might be too early when he looks at the ultrasound pictures. But I can always make out the little features. I think you have to look at them with a Mother's loving eye.
Angie has a page that allows people to vote on her baby's name and once I saw so many choices I was not convinced what name to give her. I am wondering if it is one of those times where you have to see her and know This is the perfect name for her!!!
So lets see if when we see the little black and white snapshot it just becomes the "Aha"moment and the little one has the perfect name.. She probably already has one picked out for herself.. now for us to recognize it :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Weekend and Raevyndaun

Grandma and Casey worked Raevyndaun so much this weekend. We increased tummy time to about 45 minutes and added in sitting up with assistance. She holds her elephant and makes him rattle by slinging him up over her head and back down by her side. Sometimes he flies out of her hand and that seems to surprise her. Rae has the cutest little squeal she does when she is happy. Her mouth opens wide and her nose crunches up and then this squeal just comes tumbling out. It is adorable!!
She is attempting to sit up and tackle her little *beep* *squeak* and *whirl* machine. Now I doubt that is the official name.. but it is an apt description. I was holding onto the back of her little onesie while she sat up there whirling and beeping and squeaking and she was balancing herself.
It was amazing to watch that little body take that huge leap. She started grabbing with purpose last week and then she decided that she was tired of laying on her back and watching her toys work without her. Her feet can move the buttons when she lays on her back, but she loves it even more when she is sitting up in front of it reaching for all the color coded buttons that make their own unique sound.
And her most wonderful discovery of the weekend was that when the "Binky" is missing she has a build in one on her right foot!! That toe is just the perfect size and shape.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Visit with Steve

Steve drove up from Tucson on his motorcycle. It is a beauty!! Red and chrome.. He looks so much like the Steve I remember. His hair is longer, he said "dad told him once I moved out on his own I could grow it to his ass if I wanted to.. So he did!

We caught up on all the families as much as we knew. Sorry to hear that his dad passed away from Lou Gehrig's. I really thought alot of Mr. Salter. He was a large and tall man but he had the cutest snicker and he laughed a lot. I had forgotten about the motorcycle that he had. But it all came flooding back to me.. Names of neighbors I had not thought about in so many years. Remembering the bicycle trip of a lifetime coming down cherry bomb hill with no breaks... Was able to go 2.5 blocks before coming to a stop. I can still remember how mama looked on the porch thinking I was showing off by going so fast. That smile was more of a snarl if she had been able to see me clearly!!

A great visit. Memories of the band in the dungeon and the shower in the middle of the 2 story basement. We have decided that we should do some touristy things here in Arizona. I think that will be fun. So many things to see and I do better when it is planned than just getting up and going. I used to be the opposite.

But the day was totally fun.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ellis and Jessica went to the Grand Canyon

They came over last night and told me abou ttheir trip. It sounds like they had a wonderful time with the whole family. They walked down into the canyon some then the trip back up to the top took 90 minutes. It was probably a good thing they did not push on farther.

They stayed in one of the Cabins inside the Grand Canyon and really loved the view. Once Ellis realized the kids were trying to toss pebbles over the side he explained to them that "there are people 1 mile down and you can kill someone" about that time... Something hit him in the head. He saw stars and wobbled and looked down to see what bolder had hit him and there was a still spinning half eaten apple on the ground in front of him.

Now how unfair is that ... he stopped his kids from beaning someone in the head.. only to be beaned in the head by half eaten food!!!

There is a bus that takes you from one scenic spot to the next and you have a five minute period before the next bus comes and moves you along the rim. I posted one of the awesome pictures he took.

Meeting up with a face from the past

Steve Salter called me today. He lives in the same state and is going to come up and see me tomorrow. How awesome that I am going to spend the afternoon with someone I haven't see in so long.
I am totally excited and can't wait to just talk and catch up.

I will write how it goes.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Exhaustion and the escaping dogs

Sleep is not possible right now. 4:18 I go lay down. I have 2 hours and 12 minutes to sleep before work. No problem I fall asleep pretty quickly.

The alarm sounds and I get dressed. Sure there is morning stress as we try to get out the front door without the 2 Australian Shepherds Beau and Arrow flying out the door.

Too late we realize that in our slowness exiting the house the dogs have made their escape.

Now Kenn is a nice guy.. Casey loves him. Arrow loves him. Raevyndaun loves him and I admit I really think he is pretty awesome. Beau however, does not share this feeling for Kenn. They are arch enemies. Why? Simply Kenn reached down to pet Arrow and she jumped back from him because she didn't see him coming... Beau saw it and read into it that Kenn is secretly out to do these two some terrible harm. He looks at him with suspicion and glares at him and barking at him when he comes home from work. He will take treats frm Kenn and he will sit near him. He is just always alert lets not forget,He knows some things.

So Beau and Arrow have escaped and who does Beau find lurking near the car? KENN! He starts running. Fast and low to the ground, blind panic running with Kenn trying to catch him and Gerry looking at the clock saying.. we are going to be late... ohhh great we are going to be late. Nothing helps catch 2 dogs better than pointing out that you are not only in danger of having your dogs hit by speeding cars,, now you are going to be late for work. And it is gnawing in the back of my head as I a fast walking to catch Beau Kenn and Arrow that I have not had but 2 hours and 12 minutes sleep.
Arrow is confused and comes back just in time to see the car door open so suddenly she is up in the drivers seat. Looking very uncomfortable, she is very aware that this is NOT her usual seat.
The chase is continuing around the corner and down the side street. Kenn chasing a paniced Beau and totally ignoring my loud whistles and seems to have forgotten his name.. He is not listening to anything but his own terrified heartbeat.

2 blocks from home he spots a woman, a total stranger and goes over to her and submits. Lays on his back and tries to scoot upside down under the car. Kenn is still lurking somewhere and he knows it.

Ken grabs him and picks him up and starts heading back to the house. Beau is terrified dead weight and Kenn is not looking too happy with his morning. I am still trying to get to the place where the capture took place. I hear feet and when I turn around here comes Arrow coming to check on everyone... She seems to have learned how to leave the drivers seat. She sees me, but she hears someone else across the street and off she goes to check out the sounds, barking and in no way acting like she knows it is 7 am.
The woman that Arrow has found decides we all look suspicious so she begins to yell at me while I am picking up the 45 pound Arrow from the middle of the street where she decided to submit and roll on her back.
"Hey! Are those your dogs"? " Hey, were they chasing cats"? "Are you sure those are your dogs" I just threw her a not so neighborly look over my shoulder and shifted Arrow to keep her from hitting the ground.
My heels clicking on the pavement and my wheezing from exertion and one whimpering RedTri are the only sounds now heard.
I plop Arrow on the sidewalk and grab her ear and marched her home.
Did I mention this was 30 minutes after waking up from my 2 hour and 12 minute sleep.
We get to the car and head to work and we are Not late. As I park the car I seem to remember Gerry getting the same look as the curious neighbor and I do not regret either look. In my opinion they both deserved it.

My first step into a new adventure called blog

Blogging, Angie does it. Now I see Cheryl does it.

I will not be afraid I will venture forth one sentence at a time and learn to blog. I am all about the new adventures.

I have been working with the site where you cn research and opine and all this opining has made me curious to add to my knowledge tree.
There are many rings in my knowledge tree and I hope to add many more. Rich thick rings that can only come from expanding my world view.

With that said... I am off to expand my world view!