Friday, July 24, 2009

Not A Book Reader--But, A Book Eater

She shares her momma's love of books just in a slightly different way...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Holes & Stuff

We had to call in the big guns for help with our septic issues. The Big Gun would be Allen McKean, Chris's dad. I believe if you told Chris right now that you were about to purchase your first house he would tell you to run screaming in the opposite direction. But, that's just a guess. As I write, he is attempting to cover up the MASSIVE trench he had to dig when he discovered that we had no leach field. If you don't know about septic-y things (lucky you!), and I'm not pretending I do, apparently this is not the best news. So, this was our front yard just a few hours ago: Since, I, fortunately, have the wonderful excuse of a baby to tend to, us girls went swimming. It was Haven's first time in the pool. She really liked it. Which, of course, she would; her mama sometimes wishes she were a fish (a big fish at the top of the food chain).

She's wearing my first bathing suit when I was a baby. I'm wearing a bathing suit that covers as much of my post-baby body as is possible--just in case you were wondering. And for extra measure, I try to wear Haven towards the front just to hide the mess she left behind (she was worth it, I'm just saying).

Sometimes being a girl (except for that whole labor thing) is the best.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Here are a few pics from this weekend. We've been quite busy living at Grandma and Grandpa's house while Chris digs big holes in our yard to fix our septic system. Always a fun job--which is why I'm glad that I have the excuse of a baby to take care of.
While Daddy was working, Mommy was introducing Haven to prunes. Which she liked--perhaps a little too much. We both had to have a bath afterward.

Yesterday we attempted the Lavendar Festival with 4 little ones in tow. I'm not sure I saw much lavendar. Haven wouldn't eat before we left which, of course, resulted in her being hungry as soon as we arrived at the Grower's Market (the first stop on the way to the lavendar fields). So, I spent the majority of my time burning up--it was hot outside--and feeding Haven banana. Next time I think I will enjoy the Festival sans baby.

Haven had a good time trying to hold her friend Isaac's hand though. Daddy wasn't around to stop her from flirting.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My Future Vet

Summary of the 4th

Today was Haven's 4 month check up. Including vaccinations. I hate vaccinations. Both for myself and for my baby. She was so happy, playing with the doctor, smiling at the nurse...and then they poked her.

On the plus side, I was told that she has the motor skills of a six month old. He marveled at how much she moves. No kidding. I wonder if he would marvel at her set of pipes if he heard them?

She's really starting to be so much fun, though. Now that she's sleeping better mommy can truly enjoy her. She's very interested in food--not just beer. She loves to pet Trudy (i.e. pull her hair). Her favorite food is peas. Yuck. I don't know if she's my girl or not.

This is a picture of her on the 4th of July in the outfit her great grandma Keagy gave her. She doesn't normally do bows--or rather, her mommy doesn't, but I thought she looked pretty cute. However, we took her to see her Auntie Sarah Taylor, and she was stripped down in no time. Her Auntie even babysat her so that I could ride bikes with the big boys--that would be Zach and Chris. I didn't go with them for long because 1. they make me look bad since they can ride so much faster and further than I can and it annoys me & 2. there was a huge storm coming in.

I headed back to Sarah's parent's house in Moriarty where we were all hanging out after about an hour. I left the guys debating on which direction they should head. To the Northwest was a huge storm with sheets of rain. However, I implied that they would be wussies if they went to the South, and so they headed off without me. When I arrived at Kathy and Chuck's house (Sarah's parents) without the boys, Chuck was slightly concerned about them. Sarah and I told him they were fine. He asked what would happen if it hailed. I told him that they had helmets on, it would be loud. We were both unconcerned, even with Chuck offering to go fetch them. I guess we should have listened, but they do stuff like this periodically--we can't be responsible for their behavior. They did eventually call to ask that we come retrieve them a few miles from Santa Fe where they'd ridden into the thunderstorm. They suggested we pick them up and go out for dinner. Sarah suggested they get a room together. I liked that idea. We sent Chuck, who I think was keen on the rescue mission. Next time they shouldn't listen to the person who is headed back to the safety of the house.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Attack of the Green Bean

So, we had a slight problem actually getting food into Haven's mouth the other morning. First she hit the spoon with her hand and green bean ended up on her face. Then she decided mommy was improperly loading the amount into her mouth and so she spit out the excess. She really digs green beans and sweet potatoes, though. She's undecided about apples. I thought every baby liked apples, but apparently not mine.