Thursday, July 27

So it begins...


We begin the long dark journey known as decorating the house. Choosing a motif, color palette, decor, etc. is very consuming when you have a new home. You want it to be stylish and better than your last home. But you just bought a house, there isn't usually extra cash lying around saying spend me. You try to prioritize items, but everything seems essential at the time. So you buy things piecemeal, hoping things don't look too freakish half-done. At least that's how I feel.

On to another topic. My daughter is just getting more and more fun. She is 14 1/2 months going on 10. She has such attitude, as I was told by the gym caretakers today. She was only there for 30 minutes but pitched a fit the entire time. They had to come get me to take her out. So the fun part is a very slight bit of sarcasm. Really though, she is a blast to watch. She loves to hide behind something and peep her head out to look at you. If you get excited about seeing her, she will continue to peep out every 10 seconds or so. It is truly adorable!

Sunday, July 23

We live here


We officially moved in to our new house yesterday. We slept there last night and now we are back at our friends' house having breakfast. I can't wait to go to the grocery store and stock up. Our neighbor brought us tomatoes, summer squash, and corn from their garden. Apparently with their church they get a plot of land to farm with whatever they want. So when they harvest, they share with us. We have the best neighbors here in NC.

On another note, Leah is becoming Miss Independent, as per Kelly Clarkson. She wanted to feed herself yogurt this morning. She screamed when we tried to take the spoon and get more yogurt on it. Now she is covered in peach yogurt from forehead to lap. This does not bode well for the future. :)

Monday, July 17

What if there were two?


Leah and I are here in VA visiting my sister-in-law and nephew. When I first held him, Leah crawled right up in my lap and started whining and trying to push him off. I immediately envisioned that happening to her future little brother or sister. I only hope that by the time a new little one arrives (not for another year and a few months), she will be old enough to understand a little and we can prepare her. The pictures we took of the two of them today are adorable. I will post one when we get back home.

Friday, July 14

My new house


Yesterday was very exciting. We spent 2 hours walking through our new house. I feel a little (I emphasize little) sorry for the foreman because we were so nit-picky. But our last house, while a very good house, had things that we should have noticed at the walk-through but didn't. Of course, later on they were not covered under warranty. So we noticed everything. Even things that were really no part of the foreman's job, like putting in a range hood instead of a microwave (we already have a really good microwave). Hopefully come next Thursday, our house will be perfect and ready to move in.

On another note, I have discovered that the reason Leah has not been sleeping all night is because yet again she has an ear infection. At least it is only fluid and not swollen (according to the doctor) and it is the first since leaving day care in May. Tonight she had her first dose of antibiotics and Tylenol. We will see how she does.

Wednesday, July 12

I think I like it


I have decided I like blogging. I know, I know, I only have one post (now two). BUT I got 4 comments on my first post. That means people will actually read my blog. Therefore I will continue to write. I like hearing what other people have to say. :)

Otherwise, today was a pretty boring day. I picked up lots of chewed food off the floor, Leah screamed herself into a frenzy at bedtime, put away about a million plastic eggs, and picked up my mother-in-law at the airport. She is staying for almost 2 weeks, through when we close on our new house so she can watch Leah for us. While she is here, we are going to go visit my sis-in-law and her almost 3 month old son. I can't believe that I have only seen my nephew twice since he was born! I can't wait to see him again. I know everyone says this, but babies change too fast. I don't like it :(

Tuesday, July 11

Trying out this blogging thing...


Hello all! So to explain my domain name and title, I love to eat blue crabs. They are my ultimate favorite food. I know it implies that I have a crabby personality, but I absolutely do not (my husband would argue on occasion). I was trying to come up with something that was unique about me without getting too cheesy or trite. So Crabby Mama it is :)

I sit here right now hoping Leah is finally asleep. Lately she has been going to bed late and waking up several times throughout the night. I read in my favorite baby sleep book, Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, that when night waking occurs, earlier bedtimes often fix it. It has been proven in the past in our house, so we are trying it again tonight. So far, no luck. I just heard her over the monitor.