Friday, December 30, 2005

Top 10 ways to know your server doesn't have kids of his own

OK, all I really have is the number one way. Anyway, drum roll please...

And the Number 1 way to know that your server does not have kids of his own...

You order hot wings and he brings a third appetizer plate for your 10 month old.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Perfect for Napping

Too tired to play our usual 'games' while getting her diaper changed, B was not tired enough to fight me on the subject of a nap.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

A different kind of "Blue" this Sunday

So sad to see the Colts lose in the dome today. We didn't play very well. And, I really think that the Chargers' need to win today outweighed our wanting to go undefeated. I have no doubt that we are the better team. And, as I am not a professional sports player, I don't think I'll ever really grasp how that difference in desire or desperation to win a game can make a team come out and beat another team that's actually better talent and skill- wise.
Oh well, at least we got the undefeated season monkey off our backs so that we can focus on the important task at hand...Super Bowl XL.


Saturday, December 17, 2005

Buenos Dias

Good Morning. I just read an article in American Baby Magazine's December edition that said that sometime between 10 to 12 months B will 'begin to lose the ability to hear all possible sounds in any language.' This is because she is already specialized in her native tongue. As I read this I was feeling kind of guilty because, although I have spoken some Spanish to her, it has definitely not been enough to make a difference, just a few words here and there.
It is my hope that she will have a desire to learn Spanish as she gets older. I just don't feel comfortable enough with my own knowledge of the language to have her learn from me. Hopefully, the little groundwork that I've already laid will help encourage her to learn later in life...since, it's too late now. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

New Developments

Banana is a perfect angel (this is not a new development). But, for those who don't know here are a few of her awesome accomplishments.
She is clapping so well. If she here's a song or someone singing she will start clapping right away. B-I-N-G-O is one of her favorite tunes. She also likes to watch her crazy Mom do the Hokey Pokey.
She can crawl very well, though she still drags her stomach and her soft little knees are just getting toughened up. She is very mobile. She talks a bunch. And it really feels like she is communicating with us. She has started eating the teething biscuits and she loves them. We call them cookies. They are the closest thing to sweets that she gets (besides fruit).
Banana is playing catch too! That's right folks. A nine month old who plays catch. We throw her the ball, she picks it up and throws it (sometimes she gets a bad bounce, but great effort), and then she claps for herself. It is adorable.
We are having so much fun with her and really looking forward to sharing her with even more family. I'll have Mike post another picture soon. Take care all!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Long Day!!!!

What a day, today we had christmas with my parents and sis.
all the gifts were great! banana got alot of great stuff to play with and books to read. after we did all that ,molly had to go to work so i took my family up Mt. Lemmon were they had a blast taking pictures of the mountains and stuff. all this took sooo much out of little banana...but not too many 9 month old's have seen all the amazing things she has in just one day.
when we got home i cooked a pork-loin dinner with all the fixin's and baked a key lime pie for my family to eat tomorrow.
Merry Christmas !!!!!( im going to bed!!!!) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Holiday Fever

I'd like to comment on the lack of excitement that is the Tucson holiday season. In other cities and states I think that the holiday fever begins to set in a little sooner. This has a lot to do with the change in weather that is subtle here, compared to most parts of the country. And, though I am glad to be spared three plus months of dreary and drab, I'll be so glad to visit Indianapolis in a couple of weeks.
Another very important thing that is really making most be glad this time of year is their ability to cheer on their professional home sports team. We don't have one. Though the Cardinals are technically the Arizona Cardinals, they are formally the Phoenix Cardinals and therefore shunned by the bitter locals who dare the owners to let one city support the team.
So, with that being said, GO COLTS! I can't wait to go to Indy and feel that Colts fever as I drive through downtown and as I watch the Seahawks game from the comfort of my parents Indianapolis living room. (Or maybe my uncle's?) Anyway, Hoosiers, enjoy your holiday fever. Hopefully it can keep you warm for a little while longer.
P.S. Shout out to the driver of the truck (Jerry?) that delivered to my work today. He showed up with a Colts hat on. Turns out he's from Connersville.

Monday, December 05, 2005


not much to talk about today, banana and I watched the game with molly's sis and steve.(molly had to work :(
banana is teething so she's kinda upset right now so i have to go!!
GO COLTS !!!! 12-0 Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Fun with B's Toys

Can you identify the extremities of this little guy?
Stars = Antennae
Hearts = Arms
Circles = Legs
Upside- Down Triangle = ?

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Friday, December 02, 2005


this is a picture of our tree this year its about twice the size of last years only this one is
more special because this is our first FAMILY tree. we cant wait to see you all at christmas!! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

From the Bottom to the Top(ical Ointment)

Poor Banana has a terrible diaper rash now. It's pretty red, but, getting much better since she and I have been home together and I can change her diaper and reapply cream very often. She has such a great disposition so, it's obvious that it really bugs her because she hasn't really been herself these past few days.
I've been really pleased with how well our diaper creams have worked. We use either A&D ointment or Desitin. I've heard some say that letting your baby go without a diaper for a while would help but, how can we? Her diaper is wet when I change it as it is. In other words this pee would be all over the floor if I let her go bare all day. I guess I'll just keep up with our changing and creaming. Pray for a speedy recovery.

Monday, November 28, 2005

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You've Got to Play to Win?

I guess that's not the case since my fantasy football team is behind one team in the rankings, and barely beating another that have not changed players in weeks. Oh well, we are climbing to the top. Although, this week we are sure to lose to the Jordanaires, despite having multiple Colts in tonight, and this may put us behind both of these teams. Oh well, at least we are beating my smack talking 14 yr. old cousin who won last week with only one of two possible quarterbacks in.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Day with Dad

well it was just me and banana today,we had a really fun time reading books,watching her dvd's,and listening to music(christmas). and we even had time to go to the storeto buy produce to make baby food(yes we make our own). we made spinach,carrots and peas.tomorrow molly will make mangos,apples and prunes.
anyway as you can see she loved it.
I really love these days i have her to myself -we really get along great,but we do miss mommy alot.i'll have molly post tomorrow for a change of thought. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Our Contribution

almost forgot! heres a picture of the key lime pie we brought to the feast.we already have gotten request for it at christmas.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! Posted by Picasa

Great Day!

molly and banana (with her new dress on compliments of J).we had a great day with mollys family and the food was excellent ,we got so sidetracked with the conversation that we completely forgot to take family pictures but we did get a couple of banana.
how was your turkey day? Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


we are spending turkey day w/mollys aunt,uncle and sis.we are bringing a key lime pie(at the request of all).we will miss all family members not present-but we will send pictures out to enjoy.but on a differnt subject we cant wait for bananas first christmas,we are going to buy a small tree monday (SO FUN)because MY parents are coming next weekend and we will celebrate christmas early.we are really excited to see them all.hope you all have great day we'll post tomorrow! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Monday, November 21, 2005


I'd like to begin by saying that I know that we are lucky to be living where it is still warm and sunny during the day. But, we are so tired of seeing brown everywhere we look. There is no green, no red, no colors of any kind. Even the homes here are all brown or some similar color...burnt sienna, tan, sandy, get the idea. Anyway, midwesterners, you may refrain from making comments in reference to your own winter woes, unless you really need to. (actual photo from our camera) ------------>
I'd just like to get a little color or some rain for more than a couple weeks out of the year.
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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Lazy Day

I just spent two whole days in a row with my little family. It was really great. It is truly a great day when we can keep our daughter, Banana, on her schedule without having to put other errands, chores, or work first. I can really tell she feels more relaxed and comfortable after having spent the last two days with Mike and I. I hope, even though she's only 8 months old, that she will go to the babysitter tomorrow feeling refreshed. I know I will.
Of course, it also helps that we finished the weekend with the Colts continuing their winning streak, beating the Bengals 45- 37, and with the Annamals (our fantasy team) narrowly edging out my sister in a tough game. Colts, 10-0 going into week twelve. Go Colts! and Annamals 6-5. Go Annamals!


If you could see directly in front of this fire would see a wounded man from a motorcycle crash.This happened right in front of our house,we heard the crash and I rushed outside thinking it was a tenant throwing away some huge object.This turns out to be the young man that has been acting a fool in the parking area for days, showing off his new "bike". Needless to say, he drove face first into the trash dumpster, one witness said he was bleeding from the back of his neck. We were the ones who called the police (911). It took them 25 min to show. We were not questioned.
WTF! ... I've watched every episode of C.S.I, and I can't remember the last time that I've seen where a potential witness hasn't been questioned. We did not see the accident itself, but I heard this man's fellow Servicemen talking about how he was "showing off."
I hope he's OK and that if the police think that some more info is needed, they'll ask us. We are praying for him. Posted by Picasa