Saturday, June 24, 2006

Decisions, decisions

Shawn and I just seem to keep walking in circles when it comes to the house. Why does the same idea just keep circling back around? We're once again thinking about putting the house on the market. Here are just a few of the reasons we're coming full circle:

1. Commute. I have a 45 min drive each way. That's an hour and a half a day that I miss out on time with Miss Moo. 7.5 hrs a week. Think of what I could do with that time. The only problem with gaining these extra hours is that I would have no excuse to NOT cook dinner (or have Shawn cook it!).
2. Play space. We are being over run with Mallie's toys. No, she really doesn't have a ton of toys, it's just that I want my own "adult only" area where I don't have garish primary colors staring out at me and where I don't have to stub my toe on a mislaid block, car, __________ (insert wayward toy here).
3. Stuff. I'll admit it with my head held high: we're collectors. Okay, let me first admit that while I do collect it's really Shawn that has the problem. You should see the crap he brings in (and what he talks me into keeping) because we "might need it one day." I've finally come to the conculsion that most things can be replaced in the event we might "need it one day."

So, the realtor came over today and talked about prices in the neighborhood, etc. It's not a good story right now and we have a lot to think about. In the meantime, know anyone who wants to buy a house in the DFW area?

Where did this obsession come from?

Mallory is obsessed with shoes. And I don't say this jokingly, it really is an obsession that needs to be monitored because if left unchecked Mommy and Daddy's checkbook could take some serious hits.

Every time you turn around I hear Mallie say "ooeesss."

You that I think back, I think Jill may have something to do with this. I'm gonna have to have a lllooonnnggg talk with her.

Becoming a big girl

So, a few Saturdays ago it happened. I wasn't expecting it AT ALL, but time has a way of sneaking up on you. What is it you say? Well, Mallory walked into her room all the while muttering "night, night". What happened next is what amazed me. She climbed into her big girl bed. The crib just wouldn't do ... when I tried to lay her in it you would have thought she was in the Fifth Ward and was too scared to stay there by herself. So, the big girl bed it was.

I ran out and bought one of those toddler rail things (oy vey it's ugly!). But, if it will keep my baby from rolling off the side of her bed like a pebble rolling down a hill I guess I'll take it.

It's been a few weeks of the big girl bed and it's going great. Guess this is just like everything else Mallie does ... she does it on her own terms. It's a sigh of relief that I didn't have to do the transition myself, but boy am I in for surprises over the next few years.

Now, if she could only take this attitude about potty training.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

That girl has a green thumb!

We had some friends over this weekend and I guess we got distracted. Next thing you know I hear our friend Adam say, "ahhh...I think someone has been doing some gardening." You can see what we found. Still not sure if the culprit was Mallory or Christopher (Adam's son) but my bet's on Miss Moo.

A banner, bittersweet day

My little girl is growing up too fast. Seems like yesterday she was gooing and gaaing at me and the next thing you know she's decided that she was going to sleep in her big girl bed. Where does the time go? This weekend was the first foray into the big girl world. So far we're having very sweet dreams during naptime on the big girl bed ... but night time has yet to be tried!
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