Sunday, November 29, 2009

Crafting Attempts

As probably everyone who wanders into this blog has figured out my husband is in the Coast Guard. For our family that means he works 24 hours on/24 hours off and everyother weekend. And by working I mean gone away from the house for a full two days. So that means pretty much half of the week its just Madeline and I, and the other have we have a husband/daddy around. I am insanely afraid of the dark and hate nights that Taylor isn't sleeping here (and of course I miss him during the day too!) but I have finally started to accept this is military life and I am getting used to it. So half of my nights I have a lot of free time (Madeline goes to sleep between 7 and 8.. I go to bed usually between 12 and 1.) I'm not a tv watcher so a lot of my time has been spent reading crafty people's blogs. So I have decided to try my hand at it and I made my very first Christmas ragamuffin garland! I am still going to hang an ornament or two on it, I just haven't decided which one yet. I tied mine around the lamp that is beside my front door. Although it isn't as full as I had hoped (I cut my strips too short evidentially) for my first attempt I am very pleased!

Note: This table would normally be filled with my little odd collections, but my 15 month old enjoys taking all of those things off this shorter table. So it is bare..

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Big Cups

My little girl got off of bottles about a month ago. We just got rid of them and she adapted very quickly. She is great at using a straw, however those cups are much more messy than the sippy cups. So whenever I have given her a sippy cup, I have to tilt it for her to get drink. When she wants drink she gets her sippy cut and just wacks me with it until I tilt it into her mouth. The past few days I have refused to give it to her except at meal time in her seat. And today she started tilting her own sippy cup to get drink! Wohoo!! I feel like I finally have an independent big girl!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

November Nor'Easter

As you have probably have seen on the news the Outer Banks and the Hampton Roads area got pounded by a November Nor'Easter this week. Virginia Beach got the brunt of it, the water was up above their car's windows! Here the Beach Rd in many places is so flooded it looks like a river! The worst part for me was that Madeline and I were at home alone since Taylor was on duty! I was so paranoid I roof would blow off or we would lose power and I would panic ha. It is pretty amazing how much damage mother nature can do!

Madeline and I got home on Monday from spending the week at my parents house! I got my hair cut a little above my shoulders and a bit blonder.. I am learning to love it. Madeline has been constantly saying "uh-oh" to everything "bad" that happens. She will hit the dog and go "uh-oh" as if it were an accident! She is lucky he is so patient with her because she pretty much abuses the poor thing.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Lynchburg, Lynchburg

Madeline and I have been at home in Lynchburg since Monday. I must admit it is hard staying at anyone's house other than my own, even my parents! We are headed home Monday morning and we are ready! Poor Taylor had a horrible day at work, he recovered his first dead body! Ick! And he managed to lose his wedding ring on the beach, he was so irritated! Hopefully tomorrow will be better for him!

Madeline and I have been all over this week. She stayed two days with her Grandma Sharon. My mom works all of the time now, so the rest of the week I went around spending times with old friends. It was a much needed breather from "real life!" I love our life in the Outer Banks, but it is nice to come home and relax with friends who I have known for years!