Sunday, February 28, 2010

Carsyn in the Corner


Baby girl has found a new spot to play.

It’s a corner in her room. So sweet that she likes playing in her room.


Yup. Can’t tell you how thrilled I am that she picked the corner next to the diaper pail.


Good thing that box was there. She really needs the extra height to look out the window.

 P1030252Alright! We’ve made contact. Touching the diaper pail. yucky.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Toy

What parent can go to Walmart and not buy their baby a toy?  Well, our household likes to balance practicality with fun.

P1030232Since I was too lazy to put these paper towels in the pantry, Carsyn has pushed those things around the whole house for a week. She even took them into our bathroom then into the front of the house. That was hard work.


So hard she had to take a rest on the bottom step of the stairs. But she was too tuckered to walk around to the front of the stairs and just popped a squat on the side.


Friday, February 26, 2010

Playing Catch


Tony entertained Carsyn Sunday night while I got her supper ready. What a sweet daddy.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Short Order Cook

Get it? She’s short. She’s in the kitchen cooking.



Welcome to my kitchen! Look the menu over and let me know what you’d like.



Let me put the phone down and take your order.



Oh good! Your toast is ready.



And now for your viewing pleasure…

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Stick a Fork in It

Carsyn used a fork tonight for supper. And a spoon. Well I used the spoon to feed her almost all of the mac and cheese first. Then I gave her a spoon. Then I remembered I bought her a fork this weekend.



Hmmm…what is this? Digging this red spiky handle. Pretty cool.




Think I might eat it. Who needs mac and cheese or a spoon. This fork is where it’s at.


Sleeping Beauty


Who doesn’t love a sleeping baby?

Thank the Lord Carsyn is a good sleeper. I think she gets it from me. Tony and I are pretty pumped about it. Yet, not bragging. We realize she could turn on us any moment.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Belated Valentine


Yeah, I know it’s a little late. Last week Tony and I were both sick. Then Monday was a Federal Holiday and she stayed home again. Then Tuesday, I was sick and actually took Carsyn to daycare in her PJ’s. I was too exhausted to even get her dressed. So finally on Wednesday Carsyn got to wear her Valentine’s day outfit. It’s sublet (it that the right way to spell that? My vocabulary out-shines my spelling). I like it that way. She can keep wearing it without looking silly. And that’s what I’m all about. Trying to avoid my child looking silly. Because having a stuffed penguin, that your parent’s call Mr. P, hanging out of your mouth doesn’t look silly in the slightest. Good thing her buddies at daycare are too young to call names.  I plan for that thing to be gone before that happens.

Happy Valentines Day! Hope yours was sweet.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cuddle Bug


This sweet baby girl just crawled up in her daddy’s lap to snuggle. Then he read her every book we own. Well, at least every book that Carsyn owns. I was in the kitchen chopping up stuff for salad and he hollered at me to go get more books from her bedroom. It was so good times!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010




Do you see it?  The big event of my week? Actually it was last week, but I noticed it this week. My 2004 Honda Accord rolled over the 100,000 mark. Tony and I bought this car a year into our marriage. It was time for my 1993 Mitsubishi mirage to be retired (retired by me that it is. We passed it on to my cousin in Edmond and rumor has it that the little red car still goes). I thought we should get a Hyundai.  A girl I worked with had one and I swear it looked like a Jaguar. Tony very nicely told me I was crazy and there was no way he would drive a Hyundai. Truth is we really know nothing about Hyundai’s. We’re totally judging them unfairly and if you own one, I’m sure it’s a fine vehicle.

Any way, I’m super glad we bought our Honda Accord. Even though my sister said it looked like a mom car. That’s ok I guess. 4 years later I became a mom. So now it fits.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Saturday Night

My sister and her hubby came to town this weekend. It was a two fold purpose. 1. to get that baby crib that’s been sitting in my living room for a month. I know Rosa will appreciate it’s being gone. 2. To celebrate her birthday.P1030188

I just knew we had to go eat at the Reata. Jeff, her husband, is a meat snob. He likes to kill his own stuff and is rather persnickety about other people’s stuff. The buffalo steak did not disappoint. Score one for the in-laws.


Here is my sister. She’s now 30. She’s more than half way through her first pregnancy. Doesn’t she look great.  I on the other hand, look like I actually have a child that is running around this world and keeping me from sleeping. I’ve come now to believe that I was also suffering some effects of a stomach virus.


After the enormous meal at the Reata we walked about 10 feet to Four Day Weekend. LOVED it. Really fun. I recommend it. Think Drew Cary and Who’s Line Is It Anyway? (Disclosure: this is not a paid endorsement of Four Day Weekend. I am not receiving any compensation for this post)


The happy couple who will soon know no sleep like the next couple.


Monday, February 15, 2010



On Friday night, Carsyn and I had a playdate with her buddy Cason and my friend Catherine.


We stayed about 2 hours. It was nice for the moms to chat. Cason has some cool toys that Carsyn doesn’t have. He was very sweet to share them with her.


Sunday, February 14, 2010



I bought Carsyn some new PJ’s from Target. I was taking the tags off to wash them. This was one of them. What is that all about? Carsyn has had a lot of hand-me-downs, so maybe I’ve just missed this kind of tag before. Or maybe good moms don’t buy clothes with this kind of tag on it. Or at least they look at all the tags before they by the clothes and aren’t shocked when laundry time comes. Have you ever seen this tag before?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow Day!!!

We had snow day on Friday!!! My work is closed if Irving ISD is closed. That pretty much never happens, so I was so shocked on Thursday evening when they announced Irving ISD was closed, I had two margaritas! P1030150

This is why they close things around here. I work with people raised in New York and Connecticut.  They think we’re stupid for being scared of a little snow. But look at the road and traffic. We know our limits.


Here is a tree/bush in our front yard. Toppled over.


Here I am after two margarita's. I thought I looked cute, so I took my picture.


Here is the view from our porch. DFW airport recorded 12.5 inches.


Ah, yummy stew for a cold winters day.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I asked Carsyn is she wanted to go shopping! She was all about it. Very excited!


I don’t think it turned out like she thought.

Monday, February 8, 2010


I’ve been trying my hardest to get video of Carsyn walking. I got about a half of step and then she decided to remind me of the way things used to be. Currently she’s walking (of course i didn’t get that on video), before that she could only stand, before that knee walking, before that crawling on her hands and knees. It all happens really quick. Don’t blink.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Bag Lady


Carsyn opened up my purse the other night. She thought she’d help momma clean it out. Without a doubt it needed it, but I’m not sure if she was the woman for the job.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Puffer Girl

So, I'm a bad parent. Carsyn doesn't have a coat. She's 1. She doesn't really play outside. She doesn't even really walk. She gets shuffled from one door to a warm car to another door. She's probably outside for all of 2 minutes a day. (I know that is also sad and another reason I'm a bad parent. But the reality of our lives is such that this is the case. The sun is almost down when we get home. we eat. bath. sleep.)
Any way, enough of that pity party. It was cold here in Texas yesterday. High of 40 something. So I was digging around in Carsyn's next year clothes and found this super cute puffer vest that Granny bought. It's 18-24 mo. Carsyn is 13. That's ok. Puffer vests are supposed to look big.
She loves it. It was roomy enough to still move around. That pretty much ranks up a the top of must haves in baby clothing. For babies any way. Cuteness is at the top of my list. She loves it. Well, maybe she just likes the hoodie. Are her fist clinched? Perhaps she isn't as crazy about the whole thing as I thought.
Thanks Granny! Love ya.