Tuesday, September 30, 2008
She is starting to look more like me however she still looks a lot like her Dad and Grammi. Her favorite game is Peek-a-boo...she is still loving animals and she is the light of my life.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
You know that commercial where the woman throws her washing machine out the window and says, "I HATE SET-IN STAINS!"? Well that is me! I do, I hate them. I have a love/hate relationship with laundry. I hate doing it, but it relaxes me...there is something about folding clothes into neat piles that energizes me. Weird, I know. For stains, I really like OxiClean but we don't have our own washer and dryer and unfortunately they don't have a soak option, so I can't just let a whole load soak in hot Oxiclean water. I've been looking for a great stain remover and got a coupon for this Shout Advanced Gel: formulated for set-in stains.
I was most excited about it because it's a "leave on" remover. Something essential for us apartment dwellers who can't do laundry whenever we want. So...I thoroughly saturated 57 stained items and let them sit for 3 days and then washed them with normal detergent.
Her hair grows straight out of the top of her head and all falls forward. It's not quite long enough to tuck behind her ears, so I have to put it up every day. On lazy days it looks like the picture above, but on days we're going somewhere we make a better effort and put in pigtails or even braids...I know---an 11 month old with braids! So I'm always needing pony tail holders. The day I found out she was a girl, Mom bought her a package of little Goody sparkle hair ties and they have lasted us for this whole year. Last week at Target I bought a set of "So Dorable" hair ties in a zillion different colors, there are 600 in the package! Sadly, I didn't realize they are one time use only. I like having all the color options so I don't feel like I have to do barrettes too, but I would rather have the sturdier Goody brand. So there you have it.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I found this site today-when the new food guide pyramid came out a few years ago
I started tracking everything in there, but I got out of the habit.
Then I found this and it's a lot more user friendly.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I know how to be self disciplined.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
In the last couple days Lucy has learned to wave...not just to herself, fold her arms at prayer time and clap her hands during the song, "If you're happy and you know it." It seems things happen all at once. I've been trying to get some video but she usually sees the camera and comes after it. I'll try it with Tony's help.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
So, after the surgery I got out of any exercise routine and it SHOWS. After having Lu my metabolism is not what it used to be! Yesterday I went to see the Repro/Endo Doc and filled out the LONGEST questionnaire (11 pages!) and boy are those fertility docs nosy! I had to check "no" after, "do you exercise" and I felt like a big fat schlub. So...Jillian and I had a reunion this morning. I was WIPED and invigorated afterward. I love this DVD and recommend it to everyone. I'm taking her challenge to do it for 30 days, (Sunday's off) and we'll see where I am. She claims I'll be 20 pounds lighter, but I bet I'll plateau before that with the help of the Moose Tracks in the freezer. Anyway...I'm just glad she's back.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
“It is certain that one who studies the scriptures every day accomplishes far more than one who devotes considerable time one day and then lets days go by before continuing. Not only should we study each day, but there should be a regular time set aside when we can concentrate without interference. …
“A quarter of an hour is little time, but it is surprising how much enlightenment and knowledge can be acquired in a subject so meaningful. The important thing is to allow nothing else to ever interfere with our study” (Howard W. Hunter in Conference Report, Oct. 1979, p. 91; or Ensign, Nov. 1979, p. 64).
It really made me think about the "interference" with my study. I always get distracted after a few verses and start thinking about other things...or I think of something that needs to be done around the house and justify reading my scriptures later. I do my best to take advantage of nap times to read. The other day I turned the TV on and the show that was on was "Sunrise Earth," on the Discovery Channel. We used to call it "The Nap Show," because it basically picks a spot on earth, sets up a few cameras and records the sunrise. This particular day the camera was floating down a canal in Venice. I decided this would be a nice back drop for my scripture reading and hopefully keep the daydreaming to a minimum. So I started recording the shows in order to have them available whenever I read. Today I read at Arches, in UT. It was awesome. It's such a peaceful show it really adds a nice element to my reading.
On another note, Lucy was up while it was on and the camera focused on a bird chirping for a while. She got all excited and was gabbering back to the bird...She has such a "thing" for animals. She did the same thing with a seal on TV the other day. I can't wait to take her to the zoo...she'll be in heaven!
Monday, September 08, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
2. She's little Lucy Castro. She hates it when anyone leaves her area.
3. She puts her binki in upside down.
4. She only waves to herself.
5. She is unnaturally attracted to electronics for a baby.
6. She has abs of steel.
7. She loves taking a bath but hates being rinsed.
8. She has an alarming affinity for animals. Especially, ugh, dogs.
9. She'll eat anything but hates baby food.
10. She'll blow raspberries on your arm.
She's a silly one and she fits right in.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008