Buddy and his tricks…

Our bedroom and all guestrooms are off limits for Buddy and he knows this well, but every once in a while I hear a small movement and realize that Buddy is not outside the door but actually under the bed. He sneaks in and slithers under the bed so he can be close to us without being caught.

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So I coax him out with a little playtime. 

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…then I kick him out of the bedroom. 🙂 Mommy has tricks, too! 

 

 

hickies and hairloss: grannies gone wild or a new parent…

I haven’t really done parenting posts. I realize that I have an eclectic following so I apologize if you are of the audience that doesn’t care for this and hope you’ll still enjoy my later entries on living in a winter wonderland or cancer or being in Japan. 

My daughter is almost 5 months old. She is teething (I think). She is certainly drooling constantly to the point of needing to change her shirts. She sucks everything. Have you ever experienced this with a small animal and thought it was charming? NOT CHARMING!

 

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…ok. maybe a little charming. She didn’t do this until recently, but now she sucks everything and HARD. I am a breastfeeding mom, so she knows what a food source is and that it really only comes from one place. Even at the breast she sometimes misses and gives me a third nipple! 

She is also grabby. This is good. Her hand-eye coordination is coming along well. She can grip and pull a toy away from me well, almost too well. I feel like she understands my commands when I encourage tug-of-war. However, she engages when I haven’t encouraged and I often find her giggling with a tuft of my hair as I maneuver around her grasp to get her into a baby bath or car seat or stroller. My life is so different with a baby: more red and less rouge and a whole lot of scrappy hair!

Crawfish Madarao guestrooms – Room 201 renovations in pictures

This was the least demanding room. He already was spacious including a unit bath (bathtub and sink in a room designed to be cleaned easily) and a balcony. The room itself is on the highest Southeast corner of the house so it has breathtaking views year-round. All the room have great views, but in summer peak when the foliage is thick, this is the best!

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And now for the room transition…

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What a difference. I am amazed at everything that Jake can do, even on the “easy” rooms.

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