Monday, July 18, 2011

Kaya, year 1!

Kaya will be one on the 26th.

I love you little girl.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Is it Summer Yet?

What? You looking at me? What?

Take me to your leader!

I've had some phenomenal Powder days this year, and I hope to get maybe another this week BUT, these warm days are killing me. I paddled Westwater last week with Johnnie A. Shizznittle, and Wiley and the sun was out, 61 degrees, I got a sunburn. The weather has been perfect for running. Tiff's been digging in the dirt, we have the garden started in planter boxes in Kaya's room. I'm ready for
"The Warm".

Kaya has a new habit. It includes digging her fingernails deep into any fleshy surface that is mistakenly placed within her short reach. This usually includes my neck, cheeks, eyeballs, eyelids, lips and nose(it really hurts when she gets a finger in your nose and then pinches)

So the other day we were out in the yard, Tiffy was cleaning up the garden, I was packing for Weswater, getting stuff out of my shed which I Love. Kaya is sitting in her Bumbo chair watching Tiffy and in general just looking like a garden variety Garden Gnome in her Pata-guccie hoodie(thx Murdocks). Ani the big black lab is roaming the yard, chewing anything that should cross her path and knocking kids down with her waggin tail. She approaches Kaya and the battle for the number 2 female in the family was about to be decided. Ani got right down in Kaya's face, Kaya latched on to Ani's lips with her piercing fingernails and dug in. That big black dog just sat and waited patiently for the claws of death to release and the pain to subside. So I guess Kaya established her dominance early on, and Ani secured her place in my heart.

Chillaxin on the swing with little Miss Alien Eyes

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Year, New Post

I should hopefully be able to fulfill my New Years Commitment to update this blog at least once a year to keep my one reader (Tiff) appeased.

Been a day or 5 since my last update. Not much has happened. Max had Birthday #5 Noah had birthday #9 Tiff had Birthday #34 and I also had a birthday. Christmas came and went. The kids got a ton of "stuff". We got further in debt. Noah lost 2 more teeth, Max lost his first, Kaya is trying to grow some. Kaya got longer but not much heavier, she's 6 months now and just hit 12 lbs. most of which she carries in her cheeks. I on the other hand am trying to shed the lbs I got for Christmas. Got a wicked case of Achilles Tendinitis the last week of the year from running in my new Five Finger shoes, (the ones that look like stupid feetgloves) Today was my first day back running, felt great.
Back in November Tiff and I both got thrown off the horse, that was fun. Tiff's back is just now feeling better. I spent the last 3 weeks in frantic study mode for my annual "if you fail you lose not just your job but your career" test. I passed, whew.

Took some pictures of my favorite little peanut

In the immortal words of Tom Petty

"She had eyes so blue, they looked like weather"

That's my girl.