A Dollop of Sour Cream

I'm not much into spicy food. I have recently discovered that if a meal is just a tad too spicy for me, I can put sour cream on top and make it not just palatable, but wonderful. This blog is devoted to doing the same for life.




James Dean

I thought I would have a good long time before he started to walk. After all, he was not even standing!

But then we went to the Mommy Bloggers event and I guess he saw all the other little kids standing and wanted to be like them. So here he goes. (Technically he had help getting up in this picture but he later did it on his own.)

Uh-ohI think I could get used to this

(I must say Flickr makes blogging these pretty easy!)


What's to see along the way?

Pray that I will get the job in Austin.

Nonetheless, we are starting to plan for our trip to Texas. We are planning to travel South to Sacramento, then head east across the country to Texas (by way of Phoenix/Tucson, AZ)

We'll have a 1-year old with us.

Anything not to miss along the way? Suggestions greatly desired for traveling with children.

I see Joshua Tree National Park. I love Joshua Trees at christmas. Is this related?


Growing up So fast...

He doesn't want to be held to eat anymore. He wants to hold the bottle himself and certainly not with MOM. So independent.

And my heart sinks

But this is the same boy who crawled away from me earlier today, then looked back, and grinned, and turned around and crawled right into my arms!

And of course he continues to twist and turn in the midst of a diaper change. Now, though, the same boy who used to just twist and turn, can crawl. and he's started trying to lunge from a crawling position (to make up for the fact that it has curved sides I think) and while it is nice when he is lunging toward me, I fear for the day I miss his lunging and he goes right over the side.

So I could stop using the changing table -- but it is no easier on the floor where he wants to be anywhere but here.

Today I held him and he bit me. On the neck! He's got quite a few, well-sharpened, teeth, so this is no small thing. So I was quite sharp with him and then felt terrible when he got upset too! Does he understand what he did? I love his wide-mouth kisses... but I find myself flinching away because they become nips in sensitive places way too often.

And yet, he patted me on the back tonight when I started to cry after he bit me. Kind of like I do when trying to get a burp out of him. It felt like he was trying to apologize.