Tuesday, February 19, 2008

This week in review

This week has been a blur. Here are the highlights:

Monday: Stinkerbelle got her first official haircut. It was really just a little trim and now she has some very cute bangs. She looks like a little doll. The hair sylist took her picture with a Polaroid camera and I have just learned that my scanner isn't working properly. :( I have to substitute a picture that I took.

Lovie was very opposed to getting the haircut, but he admitted last night that it is growing on him.



Tuesday: Lovie made my most favorite of meals. We invited the neighbors over and had a nice evening and a great meal.

Green Salad
Fresh Bread with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar for dipping
Steamed Asparagus
Grilled Ahi Tuna steaks
Orzo pasta
Chunky Tomato sauce stuff that is AWESOME!

Dessert (for those of us feeling especially indulgent) was Gram Brownies and vanilla ice cream.

After dinner we asked each other trivia questions from Brock's "6th grade trivia game." It was our own mini-version of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

Wednesday: Brockstar's last basketball practice, well, sort of. It's his last "regular season" practice. Nothing too exciting today.

Thursday: Brockstar was working on his school project with little time for distractions. Well, except for when we started messing with his hair. He's growing it out long and we decided to see how "poofy" it was... I think he could get a good "Flock of Seagulls" thing going if he really tried.

Stinkerbelle came home with a fever this afternoon, but I am pretty convinced that it is related to her teething. She's not acting sick in any way and I can see another tooth about to poke through on her top gums. That would be tooth number 4!! She likes her teeth but doesn't like it when she bites her tongue or her finger.

I guess that's it for this week. This weekend we are doing the Cowtown Marathon (well, the 5K race) as a family.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Laser Vision

Today Lovie got Lasik surgery. He went in at 9:00 this morning and got home about 11:00am. Hey Dad was the driver/companion/chauffeur. It seemed to go very well, no issues. Lovie is now zonked out asleep, which is the best way for him to recover.

Stinkerbelle gets her beautiful blue eyes from her Daddy so I am very excited that they won't be hidden behind lenses anymore. I have a great picture of the two of them but can't find it. This one will have to do. He's a little scruffy here, and she looks like she has spitup on her chin. Actually, this is the REAL Lovie and Stinkerbelle, in their natural state. :-)

I seem to have recovered from the funk I was in for a little while. I don't really know exactly what it was. Maybe a little post-partum depression (delayed response?) or maybe just the winter blues? Regardless, I am feeling much better and I am glad to see the real me returning. I think another thing that helps is that we bought an elliptical trainer for our fast-expanding home gym. I have only made it 20 minutes so far, on the easiest program, but it feels good to sweat and get my heart rate up.

I read a blog today about braces and the whole orthodontia fun. It made me start thinking about the 12 yr old Brockstar and the dentist's recommendation that he go for a consultation. Oh that boy, does he know what he's in for? I don't think so! Neither does our wallet, I'm sure.
I think that's it for today. Happy Friday to everyone!

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Love Thursday

This is one of my all-time favorite pictures of Lovie and Stinkerbelle. Her blue eyes just JUMP off the page.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A plague upon thee...

I suppose it was bound to happen. Everyone one we know has been hit by it already this year. The "bug" that is going around has hit our house. Lovie and Stinkerbelle are down with it. Stinkerbelle was running a fever of about 102.6 this morning. Tylenol seems to bring it down and she is still eating and sleeping well. So that means no trip to the doctor yet.

She is crankier than usual, but that is not saying much. This is the kid that is so very rarely cranky. Times like these makes me realize just how spoiled we are to have such a good-natured stinker.

Lovie went to the doctor this morning and got a shot and 3 prescrption meds. He's feeling better but "disconnected."

So far, the Big Brother and I have managed to escape the bug's grasp. Hopefully that trend will continue.