Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I prefer the empty cup.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Friday afternoon I drove over to the lone knitting store in Longmont only to find it closed and an empty storefront. I was so upset! I did a bunch of research online to find alternatives and the closest one I found that carries good stuff is 45 minutes away. UGH!
Saturday our neighbors had a BBQ. Maggie wanted so desperately to play with the older kids she crawled all the way down that hill to join in.
She also loves our next door neighbor Jenny.
That afternoon I made the Martha Stewart cookie of the month. I don't have a pic so just picture what was basically a Nutella oreo. Pretty good but more effort than they're worth in my opinion. That night we melted into the couch with a movie and popcorn.
On Sunday I left Maggie with her dad and headed to church alone. I sat and listened and enjoyed the peace of it all. We had an early dinner with our friend who is moving back to California. I spent the night knitting washcloths while Patrick watched both the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Cavaliers win their games.
Maggie refused to take her morning nap on Monday so I thought taking a long walk would put her to sleep in the stroller. Instead she partied through the first hour--getting her first experience with a train--then fell asleep for the last 20 minutes.
Dinner on the grill: Martha Stewart Sour-Orange Grilled Chicken Paillards.
Friday, May 25, 2007
We also went to the library yesterday. Maggie was not terribly interested and just crawled around and played. She only looked at books for all of 5 minutes.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Now we have to teach her to come DOWN them safely. I worked on it with her yesterday and will try to do so every day. I want her to know how to handle stairs, but for the most part (since she seems to sneak a way from us so quickly) we'll get a gate.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Looks can be deceiving. Maggie spent the whole day being a complete angel. Then she got nasty. For some reason she cried almost all night long.
Here she is playing with her measuring tape/toy. She also gets in the way of her dad while he's cooking dinner--notice she drags the measuring tape with her in the mouth.
Then she lets me take a few pictures before getting irritated with it all.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
We had a playdate at our neighbor's house. Owen and his mom let Maggie join the ride around the lawn.
I did not put my sunglasses on her. She figured that out herself!
Monday, May 21, 2007
Step 1: Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the city/state and country you’re in.
Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, USA)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Todd (Louisville, Kentucky, United States)
miss kendra (los angeles, california, u.s.a)
Jiggs Casey (Berkeley, CA, USA! USA! USA!)
Tits McGee (New England, USA)
Kat (Ontario, Canada)
Cheezy (London, England)
tafka PP (Jerusalem, Israel)
Liza ("Northern" Israel)
Beth (Dublin, Ireland)
Emily (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Diana (Longmont, CO, USA)
Step 2: List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location.
Ugh. So few choices out here.
One, Angkor South East Asian Cuisine. Our realtor took us here our first week in Longmont. We've been addicted since. They're also one of the few places that delivers--a BLESSING to new parents!!
Two, Stanley Hotel, Estes Park. This is the hotel where Stephen King stayed while he wrote The Shining. Lots of character and fun local cuisine--try the sampler tray of sausage (Buffalo, Wild Boar, Venison, Elk).
Three, Brown Palace in Denver. Fancy pants and lovely all around.
Four, Martini's Bistro. Voted best outdoor eating patio. Known for their desserts (try the Passionate:white chocolate mousse & passion fruit mousse with pistachio genoise) and cocktails. Not so great with the service....
Five, Dushanbe Tea House in Boulder. I posted about it here.
There are some fantastic places (so I hear) but I must admit we've not explored the culinary options here in CO.
Step 3: Tag 5 more people. Um, ok...Julie, Micaela (maybe Seattle since you just moved to CO??), Ashby, Brandi, and Karla.
Woke up early on Saturday and headed to Lowes. Did some more container planting. Patrick installed more cabinets in the garage while I took Maggie to the park. We had a yummy dinner: grilled tri-tip, corn, and some garlic rosemary red potatoes. So good!
Here's Maggie before I planted the whiskey barrel behind her. The girl LOVES to eat rocks.
Sunday church was eventful. Maggie complained the whole time so I was either waving a toy in front of her, feeding her snacks, or taking her out in the hall. Didn't hear a darn thing.
We spent the afternoon cleaning out the basement so we can make a big play area to hold Maggie and her ever growing mountain of toys.We had a sick little girl so we let her eat anything she wanted--just eat something! This is what she wanted. And she wanted to manage it herself! She rules our house and we are suckers...
Friday, May 18, 2007
Maggie has learned about cupboards. She doesn't really seem interested that there's anything inside--just that she can open and then SLAM them shut. Awesome.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Maggie starts out alone, having a good time in the sand.
Actually she spent the majority of the time with the kids her age and was left with a huge goose-egg after a headbutt. Good times.
Then she came home and spent a good portion of the day pushing her high chair around the kitchen.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Here's just one of the pics from her blog. Doesn't it just MAKE you wanna be creative?
I currently share an office with my husband but since he works from home I'm often left out in the cold (the rest of the house). 90% of his day is spent on conference calls which requires quiet and privacy. Plus our office looks EXACTLY like a college student's dorm room minus a bed. Its my least favorite room ever. If I won the Pottery Barn Sweepstakes I would pick this room for a makeover.
My friend Brandi has a very enviable craft room. Check out her blog here.