Thursday, January 12, 2012


Last night I walked out of the grocery store at 7:30. The wind hit me and I thought, "I HATE winter! I can't wait for spring weather."

It was about 48 degrees. I was wearing some soccer warm-up pants and a long sleeve t-shirt. No coat, no gloves, no hat because I didn't need them.

Complaining about temperatures below 50 and calling it "winter", I love being a southerner!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Anna's First Beach Trip

Last week we took Anna to the beach.

Here's what I didn't bring with me:
- Anna's bathing suit
- Sunscreen for Anna
- Sunscreen for Jamie and me
- Any type of summer clothing for myself
- Towels
- A blanket
- Anna's hat and/or sunglasses
- Beach-appropriate footwear for myself

Here's what we did have:
- The three of us
- 80 degree weather
- Aqua blue water
So basically everything you really need.

Anna was not a fan. The water was a little too cold and when we stuck her feet in she screamed.

The sand felt funny and tasted even worse.

And getting her feet rinsed at the showers was terrible!

But she enjoyed lounging on the picnic table in the sun while we brushed her off and got her dressed.

And was quite happy once we put her back in her stroller and she could play with her feet again.

Anyway, I can't have a kid who hates the beach so I guess this summer we'll just have to make several trips until she loves it.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Romance At Its Finest

Tonight was date night. We passed a cemetary on our way to dinner and I asked Jamie, "You're not going to bury me when I die, right? What will you do with my body?" My thought was that I prefer to be cremated, but I wasn't sure we'd ever discussed it. And date night is a good time for serious, albeit morbid, heart-to-hearts.

Jamie responded, "Donate it to science."
Me: "But I don't want to be donated."
Jamie: "You'll be dead. It won't be your body anymore, it'll be mine." And then he laughed at the thought of owning a body.
Me: "Seriously."
Jamie: "I'm going to have you stuffed and mounted. I'll hang you above the fireplace. We've been looking for something to go there. I'll have them make your face like the wild animals people mount. In a snarl. Might make it awkward when I start dating again."
Me: "I hate you."

A few minutes later he hit himself in the face with the door as we left his grandparents. You know what they say about karma.

Friday, January 6, 2012

In case you were wondering...

Anna did have a 5 month birthday and we did take pictures. I haven't done a post yet because our computer has died AGAIN and I don't know how to put pictures on this here iPad. But it's coming soon! I promise.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Five Months

Little Miss Anna is five months old today! She's getting soo big! See?

This month she:
Celebrated her first Christmas! We had a great time celebrating with her and travelling all over the east coast.

Had her first trip on a plane, and did a whole lot better than I was expecting! I was pretty much expecting 3 hours of screaming, but she only cried for a few minutes on two separate occasions.

Got her first tooth! Sorta. It's there, I can feel it but you can't quite see it yet.

Discovered squealing and fell in love. She used to smile, babble or giggle when she was happy, cry when she was upset; now it's all squealing all the time. She squeals when she's happy, sad, angry, tired, bored, apparently expresses all emotions.

Finally met her cousins! Biological and honorary.

Found her feet and fell in love again. She had noticed her toes before, but now she's really aware that they're great play things.

She's growing and changing so fast that I'm sure I missed something! She is more and more fun every day and we love her to pieces!!