Sunday, August 10, 2014


This week, we decided we needed to put a gate up at the bottom of our staircase, as G heads for them any chance he gets...and he's fast!  Can't turn away for a second, otherwise, he will have already made it up 3 stairs, in a flash!  G has also been a little cranky the last few days - I would have thought that maybe he was teething (the teeth are currently staying in his gums, happy to be inside) but I think he's actually got a little bit of a cold.  His cranky times remind me how fortunate we are that he is generally a very good-natured baby. 

Even amidst all the crankiness, he managed to squeeze out his first word: mama!!  He's been making smacking sounds for a few weeks now, which helps with the "m" formation, but then he put the "ah" behind each one, and I just about fell over.  It happened while I was getting him ready for bed the other night, and when Scott came in to say goodnight to him, I told him...and then he told me he had been saying "dada" for weeks now.  Yeah, right. :)  He told me he'd believe it when he hears it!  So, yesterday morning, Scott was in G's room, getting ready to give him a bottle, and he said "Where's Mama?" and G looked towards the door.  Yep, I'm taking "mama" as his first word! :)

Ava's spent this weekend with Grandma Deb and Grandpa Whitey.  Yesterday, they went to the Dakota County Fair, as a special surprise for Ava.  I haven't heard yet how it went, but I think she probably had a blast! Next weekend will be the first weekend in a long time where we have both kids around, for the entire time...the house is going to seem so full!

We're coming up on the last week of swimming lessons for Ava, and I'm a bit relieved.  She's still making a good effort, but I think we're both ready to get a few nights back during the week.  I wonder how it's going to be when she gets older, and gets really busy with activities!?

Can't get enough of these two together...

Naughty boy!  He was trying to pull himself OVER the gate!

Just a few short weeks until the Women Rock 5K - should be fun!

Tomorrow I head to Kansas City for an account review for a previous client of mine.  I'm looking forward to it, as I get to travel with another Business Analyst on my team, as well as a few other internal employees with whom I really enjoy spending time.  It's a quick trip - fly out at 8:45am, get back home around 9:30pm.  I might also be flying to Boston at the end of this month for a design session for a new seems that no matter what job I get, I'm destined to travel.  I just wish I liked flying a bit more!

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