Thursday, August 27, 2009


WTH is wrong with Husband and me? In the fall of 2006, less than 8 weeks before my due date with Lily, Husband and I renovated our kitchen and installed hardwood floors on the entire first floor of our house. I painted the kitchen walls when I was overdue. I nailed flooring, held up heavy-ass cabinets and grouted glass mosaic tile when I was 9 months preggers. After we were finished (just in time for Lily to be born), we looked at each other and thought "WTF were we thinking??!??".

Fast forward 2.75 years. I'm 3 weeks away from my due date with our second daughter. Guess what I did this week? Cleaned grout from our newly installed glass mosaic tile backsplash in our kitchen (Husband did a fan-freaking-tastic job on the install!), and am watching him pound the last few boards into place in our new kitchen floor. I guess we just never learn. Of course, at least this time we chose a much smaller project, but to make up for it we started only 3 weeks out instead of 8. Oh well, I'm sure the new baby is totally going to love the new kitchen!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Welcome our New Family Member!

We have a new family member...and no it isn't the baby. Her name is Didi and she's Lily's new imaginary friend. Over the past few weeks, Husband and I have noticed Lily whispering or talking softly to herself. "Who are you talking to?" I asked one day. "Didi," Lily replied. "I told her to sit down. We don't stand up on the couch!". Lily goes back and forth between saying Didi is real or just 'tend, but nearly everything she says to Didi is pretty bossy and sounds strangely familiar. Things like "Hold my hand in the parking lot, Didi! There are cars!" or "Didi its time for night night. I'll sing you one rainbow and two twinkles. No, Didi, just ONE rainbow and TWO twinkles." or "Didi we'll go to the park if you take a good nap!". Well, at least Husband and I know that she's listening when we ask her to do things, even if she appears to be ignoring us.