Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Life in the Dash.

I need a new blog post. Desperately. But nothing seems blog worthy. Sometimes it feels like I spend my whole day in the kitchen. 11 month olds eat a lot. Seriously. Today for a snack Jace had an entire cherry cereal bar, approximately 15 animal crackers, a vanilla YoBaby yogurt, and 1/2 cup of blueberries. And after this afternoon feast there was much to clean up. Sticky yogurt hands, sticky yogurt face, smashed blueberries on the floor, and animal cracker crumbs in the seat. And dinner isn't too far away. Which means I'll get to do this all again. But the mess will be bigger. And stickier.

And while this isn't very exciting it is a big part of my life. After all Jace eats three meals and one snack a day. So there's lots to clean up. And maybe you'd still like to hear about it? Because I'd like to hear about your day, even if it's just filled with folding laundry and vacuuming carpets. Or sitting at a desk answering phones and attending meetings. Because life isn't always glamorous, but I think it's worth sharing.

My friend, Jen, recently blogged about some random thoughts and inspired me to post some of my own.

So here's what's been going on lately.

Jace is almost walking! It's exciting and scary, but I think I'm ready. He can already stand on his tippy toes and grab things off of tables and shelves, so how much more trouble could he get into?

Although speaking of trouble, today Jace got his leg stuck in a shopping cart. Like really stuck. He was sitting in the front of the cart, strapped in, like always, and all of the sudden I hear him screaming. I turn around and he has moved his leg out of the leg opening and into this teeny tiny opening next to the leg opening. I have no idea how he got his leg through it, but he did. And now his leg is stuck. And he's screaming. Thankfully, my mom was with me, but neither of us could get his leg out. And his poor ankle is getting more and more red. And he's still screaming. I thought we were going to have to call the fire department. Or the police. I thought we were going to need the jaws of life. Seriously. Somehow I managed to bend his foot just the right way and it slid back out- but what a scary moment!! I'm not sure if I'll ever put him in a Whole Foods shopping cart again!

Hubby and I have picked up a new TV show for the summer. Arrested Development. If you haven't seen this show- you should. It's on Netflix and is super funny. And if you own a Wii you can order a special dvd from Netflix that will allow you to watch shows on your television through your Wii. It is so cool.

I've joined a gym and am trying to gain enough confidence to try out their Zumba class. It looks like fun- but everyone is so good! Maybe I could just hang out in the back corner....

We are official NC residents with new driver's licenses and car registrations. Did you know when you apply for a license in a new state you have to take a written test? I thought I was going to fail. I mean, seriously, who actually knows how many points you get on your license if you are pulled over for a DUI? And in NC there are two DMVs. One for your license and one for registration. So that's two ridiculously long lines you have to stand in instead of just one. And did you also know the DMV only takes cash or check? There must be a way to do all of this online.....

Jace's birthday is next month. He's going to have a farm-themed party. I can't wait. There will be pictures. Just wait. I'm hoping to bake him a cake that looks like a cow. Wish me luck!

And now it's back to the kitchen for dinner. Here's to another messy evening.


  1. Oh Danielle! You are such a good mommy! And I would take sticky yogurt fingers over crusty oatmeal face any day...

    I miss you so much - but I truly love this little "window" into your day to day adventures!

  2. Nice hearing about your day, Danielle! Good luck with dinner. When I just can't cope with preparing food anymore, I thank God above for turkey hot dogs. I know EXACTLY how you feel. Imagine how much TWO boys eat! ;-)

  3. I loved this post!! And I loved hearing about your day! I wish we lived in the same town and could have playdates and coffe dates and talk about all the "mundane" parts of our day together!!