Monday, March 19, 2012

Hi, Hi, Hi, Dad

Piper loves the phone. She enjoys her toy phones, but man, she really loves the real phones.  The house phone, our cell phones, all phones.  Earlier today I thought it would be funny to dial Aaron and let her talk with him.  She loved it!  So we did it again, and here you go.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Moves Like Jagger - Part 2

This is for you Dad.  

It takes her a moment but, she gets her groove on.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Moves like Jagger

Ok, so Piper is watching the Bubble Guppies and not listening to Maroon 5.  But I'm always singing "Moves Like Jagger" to her and she loves it.  So today I played her the video, and she had moves like Jagger.  She danced and patted her leg to the beat of the music.  She loves music.

So tonight while I finished making dinner, Aaron put the Bubble Guppies on and she started tapping again "dancing" on Daddy's lap.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Thank God for Facebook.  I feel like it's a little bit of a life line right now.  I know, I can't believe I said it but I am missing my friends so terribly.  I want to pick up the phone and call a million times a day, but don't want t bug them because I don't know what they have going on. Blah!!!

I can't believe how much my friends baby's have change since I left.  Today I see sweet Paige who is getting so big and my lovey Farrah with the sweetest smile, who is looking more and more like a big girl.  Man, I miss everyone so much. It is amazing how you take everyone for granted when you have them so close and you can see them when ever you want, Now, I'm just so isolated I am craving people to talk to. Blah!!!

So, I go out.  And when I go out, I go shopping.  I look around, waste time, and try not to spend money (okay, too much money). I'm trying not to, and if I do I try to stick to just stuff we need.  Aaron keeps telling me to just go meet people. If he tells me that one more time I will punch him in the throat!  If only it were that easy.  Our neighbors are all way older (and the scary dude next door is an Obama lover).  It isn't like the Navy where you have a common ground to start on to meet people. Or a job where you can talk to and meet people.  I've tried finding some Mommy and Me groups, but that is even proving difficult. Blah!!!

So I play with Piper and we are working on walking, which it is still so odd to me that she isn't walking because both boys were walking by 9 months. And today we started working on getting her to sleep in her crib! She screamed "HEY" at the top of her lungs for fifteen minutes, then calmed down and just stood there. Didn't nap but I guess it's a start.  Once she was calm I walked in and out of her room for a bit, then sat on her twin bed and nursed her.  Hopefully she'll get used to being/sleeping in there. Man, I hope she'll still nap today.  Blah!!!

So, I'm sitting here hoping Piper will go to sleep and trying to convince myself that I don't need to go to Costco.  Blah!!!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot.  I got to order my new glasses the other night, I am excited to be able to see more clearly.  With bifocals.  Blah!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's all falling into place...

Wow, things are finally starting to feel normal to me.  This house is starting to feel like our home and I'm getting more comfortable with the area.  I even took a day trip with the kids (no Aaron) on Sunday to Potomac Mills Mall, had to drive on the highway and all.  We had a lot of fun.

Aaron starts his new job on Monday (finally).  As wonderful as it has been having Aaron home all the time for the past month or so, Piper and I no longer have a schedule.  Makes my days (and me) kind of crazy.  Add to that moving, and constant outings to learn the area and taking care of everything else (cars, licenses, doctors, etc) we have been, well, crazy.  I know I am going to miss having him home to talk to and help me all day.  I am torn about loosing him as my shopping partner, though I know he won't mind not going out with me.  He hates shopping, and spending money even more.  I love shopping and spending money, though I do try to be very thrifty.  I am the queen of sales.   But I do look forward to getting back on a schedule and finish setting up the house how I really want it.

Today, I had lunch with a friend from Connecticut, who actually lives literally across the road from us.  It was so wonderful having lunch with Felicia and her cutie Isa, I look forward to getting together with her again soon. I also had my emissions and safety check done on the van.  I was worried, but Aaron had replaced my catalytic converter last week and I passed with flying colors.  Wahoo.  Now we can go and get my van registered in Virginia and once our marriage license gets here from Washington I can get my new drivers license.  Kind of weird to think about since I've always had a Washington state drivers license.

I have two big projects planned.  The first is to refinish my dining room table.  I am really excited to get this done.  I have been wanting to do this for awhile and finally got the paint I need.  And the second is to get Piper to sleep in her own crib.  I am really done with co-sleeping.  I know she is ready to sleep in her own bed, especially since she gets annoyed in the middle of the night and pushes away from me, thank goodness we have a king size bed and there is plenty of room. She has also taken to only napping if we hold her.  Not fun at all.  So, I plan to start this week.  I am excited and think it's going to be really good for both of us, well, Aaron too.

Parker is doing well in school and has made some friends. Luckily a few kids close to us also skate but he does really miss his friends. I think he misses having places close to skate too.

Piper is growing in leaps and bounds.  We are pretty sure she"ll be walking soon and is mimicking everything we say.  Parker is currently trying to teach her to say "Chill".  It will be very bad for him if she does.