Yesterday, Rebecca had her first visit to Ft. Hood, Texas, and saw her Mommy’s workplace for the first time.
Yesterday, I scratched another item off my To Do List. I installed an extra shelf in the master bedroom closet.
We all have friends who’ve just disappeared from our lives. In my case, it usually happened because I moved away and continuing contact wasn’t always convenient. In the case of Rusty Porter, that was also true. But now he’s just plain disappeared.
Like any human being, our daughter Rebecca has an emotional cycle that repeats every so many days. Hers runs from fussy/whiny to happy/giddy. Usually, she’s somewhere in between. But yesterday was the highest I’ve seen her on that cycle.
My wife had just one day off this week — Thursday; I mowed in the morning, and we went to Ross in the afternoon. We always find great bargains there.
Despite the lack of rain — only one shower so far this spring, our back yard is still progressing slowly. Of course, it’s no longer as high a priority as it was last summer when we moved in. Now (obviously) Rebecca is my top priority, and she leaves little time for planting more seed. Fortunately,[…]
Maybe Rebecca will someday love applesauce. She doesn’t like it now. So far, she’s eaten: Banana: loved it Yam: ambivalent Mango: loved it Applesauce: hated it.
Rebecca took to eating solid foods like a champ. We started her on pureed bananas on April 10, and each day for four days she ate one ounce of that. Each time it was about lunch time, so she could start detecting a pattern. On the 14th, she started eating yams (sweet potatoes). She didn’t[…]
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Rebecca turned six months old today, which meant she had another checkup with the pediatrician, and got two more shots. This time, she cried before the shots — as soon as the doctor began examining her, and again when the nurse came in the room with the needles. Afterward, she calmed down very quickly. She[…]
First, here’s a “note to self” and a note to others about to follow in my footsteps: paint the garage before you organize it. I did it backwards. Okay, I mentioned the other day that I’d started painting the garage as part of my To Do List. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, we bought three gallons[…]
Just a few notes: ● Last night it rained hard for several hours, the first rain we’ve had in a few months. ● Yesterday, I finished painting the garage, but haven’t yet moved all the stuff back into the proper places. When I do, I’ll take a picture of the finished product. (Note to self:[…]
Rebecca finally got to play in the Pack N Play (playpen) for the first time on April 4 (Monday). Until now, we’ve had the bassinet insert installed and she was sleeping there at night time (taking daytime naps in her crib). On April 4, we switched her to full-time crib sleeping, and my wife is[…]
Knocking another item off my To Do List, I started painting the garage today. We picked a light green color called “palm frond” (I think), and it looks good so far.
Unlike our back yard, the front yard hasn’t required too much work. The front and side lawns came standard with Bermuda sod. Despite being laid in August, after months of drought, the sod caught and looks relatively nice. Several people have said we have the nicest lawn in the neighborhood, which was only begun early[…]
Over the last couple of days, I knocked another item off my To Do List (mentioned here). This one was “Organize the Garage.” Unlike many people around here, we don’t have a garage full of boxes or shipping containers. We moved here from a decent-sized apartment and previously lived in even smaller apartments, and so[…]
Rebecca is still trying to crawl, and a few times in the past week, she’s actually forced her way across a room (usually trying to get to her “food” — Mommy). But her favorite position now is standing.
I may have mentioned it before, but bath time is the most fun time of day for Rebecca. She kicks and splashes. It’s also the only time of day she’s naked enough to see her belly, so she pokes and grasps her stomach. She also plays “jokes”, like watching us out of the corner of[…]
Studies show that a person who lives to be 75 will have spent 1.5 years of his life in the bathroom (average of about 210 minutes per week). So it just makes sense for them to be nice places. Back in November, we added a bathroom organizer (pictured here) to our second bathroom, and we[…]