A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. ~Eudora Welty

Monday, February 14, 2011

Just a heads-up!

I won't be posting much for the next couple weeks, but don't think I've disappeared or quit!! I'll still be taking the pictures, but with some traveling going on, I won't be able to get everything posted.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 34

February 10, 2011

Munchkin has perfected the art of climbing off our bed. She had come to bed with me since Mark had to go to work super early and decided to wake me up by climbing off the bed and coming up to my face to laugh and give me kisses.

After a successful diaper change, Munchkin ran off to her chair before I could get her dressed! She picked up "The Little Red Hen", one of her favorites. This was a book given to me by Murmur in March 1989 (Thanks to Auntie Em for writing that in the "This Little Golden Book belongs to" line), so it's a special one!

Munchkin wanted a banana for a snack...well, the sticker said "Place on forehead and laugh". What can I say? We had to follow directions!!

Day 33

February 9, 2011

She didn't want me taking her picture...which is odd!! A smidgen grumpy this morning!

Munchkin's newest favorite "trick"? Pretending to blow her nose. She took this bib off of the hook on her highchair. She blows through her lips to get the appropriate sound and then LAUGHS! It's hilarious and super cute!

We had spaghetti tonight--guaranteed bath time!! She asked for Daddy the ENTIRE time she was in the bath until he heard her all the way downstairs and came up to her!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 32

February 8, 2011
I can't believe we're on Day 32 already!!! A whole month has been documented so far...wow!

Sorry for the blurriness, but I was dancing when I took this picture! Munchkin started playing the music from her house, so I entertained her by dancing. She was my little DJ for a few minutes!

Since she didn't have a real nap, she fell asleep in the car when we were running errands. She looked so uncomfortable with her head hanging down so Mark was sweet and put her neck pillow on--and we found out it's not so super helpful when she has a big hood behind her head!

We tried a new place for dinner (and it was yummy!). Munchkin hid her cups at home (one is still MIA!) but since she knows how to use a straw, we didn't have to worry! She LOVED drinking out of a cup like Mommy & Daddy! To give credit where credit is due: Mark took this picture--I was busy cutting up her first piece of pizza (she ended up eating about one and a half slices, but they were REALLY skinny slices!)

Day 31

February 7, 2011

Mondays mean Kindermusik! I finally remembered to bring my camera inside with me! Munchkin loves when we get to play with the scarves to the "Peek-a-boo" song!

 Munchkin got this toy for her birthday and it was a HUGE help in her learning to walk, but now she gets to play with it as a ride-on! She's still trying to figure out how to ride it--she mainly goes backwards right now, or just gives up on riding and pushes it!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 30

February 6, 2011

I put Munchkin's hair in a regular ponytail for the first time today!!! It's hard to believe her hair is long enough!!

There is a "before" picture...but we're not going there. The shelves are more packed than I'd like since we still don't have a bookcase, but that will be remedied soon so those shelves can go back to being storage instead of a bookshelf!

Lightning's pooped after a day of....well, not much! Whenever Mark isn't home he gets sad and mopes. He's a super good dog and I couldn't ask for a better one though!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 29

February 5, 2011

We had a pretty normal day at home, I spent a lot of it attacking the laundry/storage room and got some major progress, but it needs oh so much more! Munchkin got this SweetPea Beauty doll right after Christmas when Daddy took her shopping for some VeggieTales movies. She loves her!

 You can't see it very well, but she's holding onto Daddy Bear giving him night-night hugs. She loves being able to hear Mark even when he can't call us!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 28

February 4, 2011

Today we said "see ya later" to Mark as he heads off for training/school. Munchkin had SO much fun playing with him this morning waiting for our breakfast at IHOP. She even sent me a text message from his phone!

Unloading his bags at the airport. Sad part of our day!

We've been under a "Winter Storm Warning" for a day or so now, people are blowing it way out of proportion (see my post here), but what ice isn't on the roads is on/in our fire pit. Since it'll be gone in a day or two, I can say it's pretty.

Day 27

February 3, 2011

Mark's bags all packed to go. It's an important month for us, we'll see what doors this opens!!

One of Munchkin's favorite things to do is take the rug from it's home by the door and drag it all over everywhere. She leave she one by the back door alone though, and they're exactly the same. Apparently she thinks we don't need that rug there!

A sign of the times. A 16 month old (almost 17 months) can very deftly maneuver around Netflix on the Wii. She knows which buttons to push to make something play and has even changed shows to something she likes (VeggieTales, Bob the Builder, Martha Speaks, and Word World are ones she has on the queue right now).

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 26

February 2, 2011

It was chilly today so both Munchkin and I wore our "TwinkleToes" socks/slippers that we got in Alaska. I was surprised that hers still fit..barely, but they fit! (I do not know why the picture isn't horizontal. It is in my pictures, but when I upload it, it goes vertical with no option to rotate!)

Munchkin was being very silly and putting her sunglasses on funny!

Before bed, Munchkin had to blow Daddy LOTS of kisses! It was hard to get a picture because my camera is slower in the dark, but you get the idea!

An extra bonus: Munchkin's self-portrait

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 25

February 1, 2011

We had to go to Wal-Mart to get diaper trash bags for Munchkin's diaper bag and Mark saw the "Daddy" pjs. Munchkin picked out the elephant pjs that say "Mommy's little lady". We had to get size 24 month!!! She's getting so big!

Munchkin closing her closet door, she loves the sliding doors!

 While I was reading her stories, she walked around her room brushing her hair. It's quite a production to get her to bed now!

 I had to sew Mark's uniforms up for selection. Oh goodness, that was a task, but I did it!! I only stabbed myself with pins about 5 times (for 6 tops and 6 pants, not too shabby!) and only ALMOST sewed through my finger once.

Day 24

January 31, 2011

Some days I really hate living on North Fort. There are only two roads from South Fort and both of them are intersected by the same train track...I ended up going the "wrong" way today and caught the same train three times!! If I'd gone the other way I only would have caught it once.

I'm finally allowed to post a picture of our new car!!! Mark's Equinox..we LOVE it!!

The forecast said MAJOR rain, so we cleaned our windows and applied Rain-X! That stuff is amazing!

Day 23

January 30, 2011

Munchkin decided that she had her own personal chair outside...silly baby!

On the way home...two days early due to some misunderstanding after some soldiers got in trouble on post.

Day 22

January 29, 2011

We went to Southlake for some shopping and walking around outside in the beautiful weather!!

We went to Saltgrass for supper and Munchkin ate almost all of her chicken, which was crazy big for a kids meal!

Mark got some cool new sunglasses!

And a little something to make you smile....Mark being awfully silly with his dad!

Day 21

January 28, 2011

Headed to Texas for a long weekend!

The best sign I've ever seen!!

Day 20

January 27, 2011

Munchkin likes to help me with the dishwasher! She goes for the silverware first and then will go for the things on the bottom rack. Thank goodness for Corelle--I can't count how many times Munchkin (or I!) have dropped one of our dishes just for it to bounce a little and be picked up!!

Day 19

January 26, 2011

Munchkin finally realizing that apples are yummy in other forms, not just applesauce!!

Munchkin thinks it's super fun to pull out all the books from their bin. This is nowhere near ALL of her books, just the ones sturdy enough for her loving

Day 18

January 25, 2011

Just a fun day at home after PWOC! Munchkin loves her Build-A-Bear flag that I got for her to wave when Mark came home from Afghanistan.