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Monday, June 18, 2007

Still alive... really!

Ever get so behind at something that it just keeps snowballing until it's impossible to catch up? Yeah... welcome to my blog. Or lack thereof.
New pics of Rylee here.

The sad thing is that I not only have I not blogged any of Ry's life over the past 6 months but I haven't written any of it down either. I have no idea when many of her major milestones happened and who knows when those last 5 teeth popped up. Sigh. And I thought having all this time go by without scrapping was bad. Now to see that even if I had the time, I wouldn't have the material. I've even slacked on taking pictures of her.

Life is so busy. I'm such a SAHM wannabe. And the husband is a only-work-40-hours-a-week wannabe. At this point I think I might actually give my left arm to be one (SAHM, that is). I hate missing everything and sending her off to daycare. I have a friend who actually gets to stay at home AND have a day to herself (baby goes to grammys) to herself each week! That's like a winning lottery ticket if you ask me. Working weekends is the pits and not having two days off in a row is even worse.

Rylee, you are growing so fast. Seriously. You're changing your baby's diaper as I type. (And putting her Nike's on her) You're a chatty Kathy and say everything under the sun. You say up to four words in a row now ("I miss you, Manny" or "I see that bottle"). We discovered yesterday that you can count to five (although often 'forget' four) and you can sing the "ABCDEFG" of the alphabet song. You make up the rest catching an occassionally letter correctly the rest of the way. You do the hand gestures to the entire "wheels on the bus" song and sing along with the "All through the town" (although you skip the word 'the' every time). Still not into TV although will watch a movie with real kids in it. You like reading a tad more... especially this one sing-along JoJo's circus book. You HATE having your picture taken. You throw a fit when you see the camera. You scream out "UH-OH" just as you're about to throw something. You say "tank-you" a lot but never say please. You hardly eat at all and you're so sick of all the dairy-free crap we have to feed you. I try dairy with you often with the same result: fussiness, diarrhea, hives. You're always pushing your boundaries and standing on things. You try to stand and balance on all of your ride-on toys... often falling off and getting mad. You are SOOOO smart but CANNOT figure out that I am mama and Auntie Michelle and Auntie Darcy is Auntie. You are very confused about this. I get SOOOO frusterated with you when you call me Auntie... which is ALL THE TIME. You are SOOOO social and ask EVERYONE to pick you up. (Which they do) You love people, especially kids and animals, especially dogs. Every animal is a "Manny"... I think you might actually think that is the word for animal. You love to go down for a nap and you love your blankie. Unfortunately you have a constant raw rash on your chin from the satin on the blanket and you won't give it up for a second... even when you're completely asleep. Your bedtime is somewhere around 9pm (give or take an hour) and you rise around 7 am (give or take an hour). Your favorite foods right now are watermelon and peas. You hate meat except for organic chicken hotdogs. You LOVE to swim and had a ball the other day over at Le'Skehan Mansion (your Auntie's house). Your red hair is still getting you all kinds of attention everywhere you go. You keep your father and I laughing all day long. You say and do the funniest things. You are a total snugglebug and love to give hugs and kisses. The other day we took you to your grammy's where we filled up a kiddie pool and you just LOVED splashing around in the water and being independant. You are such a fun loving little ham, Rylee Carmella and we love you so much!!! Love, mom


At 11:25 AM, Anonymous jason said...

Glad you're still alive. You ARE a slacker, though.

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Fiddler said...

Wahooo! I keep checking for a new post and today I was richly rewarded! Don't be too hard on yourself for not blogging (though I love hearing how you're doing)... Life is just so full sometimes, and something's gotta give :) Love the photos!

At 7:24 AM, Blogger Chris said...

There you are!! ;-)

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Bek said...

hey jamie!! so good to read a blog from you!!!!! i LOVE hearing all you wrote about your daughter!! it all goes so fast, doesn't it?! she is an amazing little girl - i loved reading about her!! and you are a great mom for keeping up with it all while on the run! hope u are having a fun summer........bek

At 10:37 AM, Anonymous Bryan said...

Great looking girl! She looks very happy.

At 5:21 AM, Blogger Nadine said...

I am SO SO glad you're back!! You had me worried there!

At 2:42 PM, Blogger Drea said...

your alive!!! yay. And how beautiful is she!!! Love the new pics. Post more often! we miss u.

At 8:19 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Aw...I can't believe how big she's gotten!!! Love the pics!


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