Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Little Moments

It's the thank you's, here you go's and bless you's recently that have struck me. I turned around this week and my little baby had turned into a growing young girl! She's independent, curious, stubborn, loving, loud, sweet and smart. She sings to me, laughs at me, plays tricks and makes friends. She smiles and the world melts. I just can't believe how much she has grown.

Tonight, after bath time, I put on her pajamas, combed her hair and she brushed her teeth. Sofia yawned and I asked her if she was ready to go to bed (nearly an hour before her normal bedtime!) and she said, "yeah". Huh? So, we went into her room, grabbed a book and started reading. After a short potty break and one more story from Dad, she dozed off without any protest.

I never expected being a parent to feel as it does. There are days when I want to pull my hair out and milliseconds that have the power to erase the feelings of insanity and frustration. It's the little moments of, "mmm, tasty!" that I never want to forget.

I keep thinking back to the fall when Chris was gone for work. Sofia was tough, I was worn out and I never felt like thing were going as they should. All I could do was think forward and remind myself that "this period won't last forever". But now, I am kind of wishing it will...

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Moves

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She's almost got this one down. :)

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"Hey Mommy, can we start over?"

Every Inch Counts!

It's true. Since moving into our house 3 years ago, we have been on a perpetual quest to master our storage situation here. This past weekend, we took one more step toward the big sigh of organizational relief and added some serious shelving to our laundry closet. Take a look.

Before: Messy and very crowded


After!

A Little Glimpse


Post-bathtime Cuddling

"Mama, hole jou?" Translation: Mama, hold me?

At 28, I finally got the family recipe for Baklava. Woo hoo! So fun to make and even better to share and eat.

The Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC

How to survive as a chaperone of 59 8th graders for 4 days...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

And Tomorrow Is Another Day

I feel like all I did was blink and nearly 6 weeks have gone by! My wake-up call came today when I looked at a jug of milk in the store and the expiration date said May 1. May? Holy crap! Between traveling to Florida and Washington DC for work, my dad, step-mom and brothers visiting, applying for round two of grad school and a whirlwind of activities at work, I have sorely neglected my blog writing duties.

I have been trying write for days now, but just haven't been able to. I have been a walking definition of writer's block. It's almost like with so much going on, I couldn't sort out the simple things to talk about. I am hoping to move past this soon.

We have had some really great family time lately. I'll have some pics to post soon from my family's visit a few weeks ago and some hilarious videos of Sofia singing and dancing are in the queue. :) Chris and I re-did our laundry "room" (it's actually a closet) today and made it into a super-storage, super-functional area. We (we meaning I) seem to be on a bit of a storage-saving frenzy lately.

For now, I am off to bed to rest up for another busy week. Much love to you all.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Congrats...Doctor.

Hey everyone, Meg was accepted today for her Ph.D. program for Walden Univeristy. She will be getting her Ph.D. in Education with a specailzation in educational technology. She has been working really hard on her application for the last few weeks, and it paid off! Of course all of her undergrad and master work probably helped too. It is an online course and I am sure more detail will be posted soon. Congrats Meg for all of your hard work. You Rock!