Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Lucy's on the tail end of a looong nap, so I thought I'd try and get up an entry really quick. Seems like the poor kiddo is finally teething, and this is the first time she's slept all day. So sad. In other milestone news, Lucy did her first sign today! I've been putting in a meager effort at teaching her a few signs for things, and she recognizes them, but so far there's been no real reciprocation. But today after lunch she kept patting her jaw area, and I finally realized she was asking for water! I'm really hoping my poor thirsty babe hasn't been asking for water for weeks without me even noticing. Nothing like being completely ignored to really bolster the learning process.

Anyway, here are a few pictures of Ster and Lucy up the canyon over the weekend. Lucy is utterly in love with the outside. She gets all quiet and still, and just *looks*. It's pretty much the cutest thing ever.

(and yes, I know I never post pictures with me in them- Sterling will have to be talked in to picking up the camera for that to happen. Which means I will have to be talked in to putting the camera down).

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

More from the park!

The arrival of spring still seems fairly tenuous, so Lucy and I have been scrambling to the park every time the weather seems remotely agreeable. Today we met up with Lauriann and cute little (or not-so-little) Jack! He's only four months old, and the days of Lucy being bigger than him are long gone. He's so chubbalump and squishable-love those cheeks and that belly! Lucy's always been a big Jack fan, and at long last, he's finally noticing her back (or maybe he just wants the ball?)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Park Pictures

Here's where I post waaay too many pictures of Sterling, Lucy and I at the park. And where I have seemingly nothing to say about any of them. Eh, you're just here for the cute baby anyway. I know how it is.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Sorry for the lack of posting. Lucy's a tiny bit sick right now, which makes her super mad, and it also makes it so we aren't really doing anything worth posting about (including running. I guess there's a silver lining to pretty much everything). But she seems to be getting better quickly, so hopefully we'll be back to normal soon. Until then, here are a couple of pictures of the sick kiddo.

awww - poor little thing. You may be thinking, "but hey, at least her hair is behaving". Yeah. Let's go ahead and pan the camera out for a big NO on that...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

reeeally Slow, and not all that Steady.

I have started running. Well, if we're being honest, it's not as much running, as it is a painfully slow hobble, interspersed regularly with a gaspy, snail's pace stroll. But at least I'm doing it - and I'm doing it while lugging 14 pounds worth of Lucy along with me, as well as 8,000 pounds worth of this:

This is the EZ Strider. I bought it for $25 off of Craigslist, and it has certainly seen better days. I thought it would be a good idea to try out a cheap jogging stroller to make sure I used it, before I invested in a jogging stroller that a person so inclined, could, in fact, jog with.

It turns out, the "EZ" in its name is a bit of a misnomer (and I believe I could make a solid case against the "Strider" part as well). You see, the EZ Strider appears to have been fashioned entirely of steel and lead, possibly by Satan himself. It is ridiculously, absurdly heavy, a fact which had escaped my notice until I strapped Lucy in, and began my unfortunate progress around our neighborhood track.

I'm told it gets easier, this running thing. And I'm sure it will, just as soon as Lucy learns to walk and can start pushing the stinking stroller herself (preferably with me in it). Until then, at least SHE seems to be enjoying herself.