What a magnificent year! Nothing this year was more significant to us than being Rebecca’s parents. It was her first full calendar year of life, and her activities consumed almost all of our energy, thoughts, and emotion. In a year’s time, she went from being a two-month-old helpless infant to being a 14-month-old toddler with[...]
After a couple of cold and rainy weeks, it finally dried up around Christmas and began warming up over the past few days. During my aunts’ recent visit, we saw 60s in the afternoons and we’ve hit 70°F a couple of times since then. Rebecca made great strides in her eating on the 28th and[...]
Yesterday and today (Dec. 27-28), we were blessed with a visit from two of my Mom’s sisters: Janice and Norma. Both of Oklahoma, they’ve been down to Mission, Texas, to see another sister and are on their way home, which took them pretty near Killeen.
Rebecca is still enjoying her new toys, mixed in with her old ones. Over the past few days, I’ve sifted through her toy boxes and removed some things: (1) things that weren’t actually toys, which we’ve let her play with, (2) old toys she doesn’t play with much anymore, and (3) a few baby-ish toys[...]
Much like last Christmas (blog entry), we celebrated this year’s biggest holiday on Dec. 24. Unlike last Christmas, my wife worked through the holiday (five days straight, Dec. 23-27). She still managed to cook a tasty evening meal that included: chicken, dressing, sweet potatoes, pineapple upside down cake, cookies, rolls, herb-roasted potatoes, rice-and-beans, apple cider,[...]
With some milestones, it’s difficult to pin down a specific date. For example, if Rebecca makes a sound, and it seems to be an actual word, we wait for confirmation. Does it always mean that one thing? Does she use the same word next time? If the confirmation comes several days later, or if the[...]
Ate lunch at IHOP in Harker Heights. Afterward went to the park behind the restaurant (see it on Google Maps). Rebecca had a great time at the park; it was 63°F. It was delightful to watch her run and play with abandon. At the small play area in our neighborhood, she sticks to the sidewalks[...]
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Last night, confident that Rebecca wouldn’t sleep if we stayed home and hoping she’d sleep in the car, my wife and I decided to drive north of town to see the much talked about “2011 Nature in Lights” holiday lights display at BLORA. After an hour and a half in the car, we were home[...]
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