Friday, September 14, 2007

Trial; Also: is it the weekend yet?

I've been sneaking teeny bites of vanilla yogurt to Claire. Don't worry: no one's been looking, and therefore she's kept it down. I think it's like the dieting thing. If no one sees you eat that hot fudge brownie sundae with whipped cream and 2 cherries (what?), no actual calories are consumed and therefore you do not gain any weight. So, it's been Claire's and my little secret. Anyway, she keeps grabbing for my fork of citrus chicken, or trying to divert my peppermint pattie-laden hands to her mouth. I am certain that she is not supposed to eat poultry or chocolate at this point, so I opted for carrots this afternoon instead. It's been an hour. She is sleeping, so either when I hear her wake up she will be lying in a puddle of orange guck, or she'll be happy as a clam and arching her eyebrow at me as if to say, "Why haven't you given me more of that good solid food yet?" My response will be, of course: because.

Are there anymore carrots in here?

Jen & Claire.

Claire, Tim & Kate after breakfast.

Today is the birthday of the Air Force. Personally? Woo-hoo. But, to celebrate, we went to breakfast together this morning on base. As in before swim lessons. Before 7am. Before any of us were truly awake. Dear God I am tired. It's been a long week, especially since neither Tim nor I had a weekend last week. Right now both of the girls are sleeping. And what am I doing? Blogging. I have a serious problem, folks.


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Anonymous said...

Forgot to say Happy Birthday Air Force!!!!!!!!!!! Share with everyone down there a big Thank you for all you do. Contrary to popular media thought (is that an oxymoron???)you are greatly valued and appreciated.


Mom said...

Great pictures.
I'm glad you continue to carefully try solid foods. I'm sure she is going to be just fine and just needed a little more time.
They didn't used to recommend ANY solid food until 1 year of age???!!!!???
And, don't worry too much about your blogging obsession - as long as nobody is complaining to CSD about the neglect of your children (isn't it odd that nobody complains about the neglect of our husbands?:-) - it does seem to help preserve sanity and adult vocabulary so.......blogg away!
Miss you all, Big Group Hug!!!!!!!

Andrea & Ben said...

I love the squealing look on Claire's face in the last picture! Fun!

ArtCMummy said...

Jen, love your hair by the way! We missed you guys at the breakfast- it takes us (in other words, "me") longer to get going in the mornings. :) Hope you're having a great day!

Elizabeth said...

Your hair looks great in that black and white picture!

CakeHead said...

You have a beautiful family! And you live in AZ too! Thanks for visiting my blog.

And I can't tell you how many times I've found myself up way past my bedtime fooling around with my blog.

Katie said...

yay! I love blogging!

amie said...

Hey, you have short hair! Looks great!