This Little Miggy Stayed Home: Stuck Inside

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Stuck Inside

The car was warmed up, 3 year old was all dressed and ready to go--hair in french braids even!--and right before we left I had the feeling we should check school closures.  Sure enough pre-school was cancelled today, due to ice.   It didn't look too bad, but once you stepped out side it was really bad.  The sidewalks and roads were like an ice skating we're inside today.  I'm going to get a lot of cooking done and freeze some meals for the month to make dinner a lot easier on me.  Here's one of the recipes I'm going to make:  Crock Pot Curry Pork Chops.  It doesn't look very fancy, but it's really good.  I usually add sweet potatoes, carrots and regular potatoes and substitute vinegar for the white wine.  So I really need to go do some mothering but first a couple things to share...

First, guess who is 7 months old today?  People told me that time will fly with your second baby and I had my doubts, but it's been so true.  I can't believe this little love is already 7 months old.  She's an unusually happy and sweet baby.  Considering she still has a small stomach and can't eat very much at one time (I'll have to update everyone more on that later) she sleeps pretty well.  She's a gift in every sense of the word.  Sometimes I have to get creative with keeping her entertained, like in the photo above, but she's still happy almost all the time.  From the very beginning she has filled in the gap and completed our family in a way we didn't know we needed.  We couldn't imagine life with out her.  We love you Lamp.   

Also we saw the movie 127 Hours this weekend.  For those of you who don't know it's the true story of Aron Ralston, the guy who was out hiking by himself in southern Utah when a boulder fell on his arm trapping him for 5 days.  He eventually cuts off his own arm to save his life.  That shouldn't be a spoiler since it was such a big news story and the ending is known from the beginning all along.  I liked the movie and I thought James Franco did a great job...but I have to admit I liked the movie even more having seen this interview with Aron Ralston on Jay Leno first, parts 1 and 2. 

I've got to go.
The natives are getting restless.  


  1. Anonymous12:28 PM

    Happy 7 month bday to that precious Lamp! Such a cutie pie in her little seat on the counter.

    We are iced-in here, too, in North Texas. Schools closed. (My "kids" are in there 20's, so that doesn't affect us.) Hubby's office closed. Yay! Hubby's helping me some around the house. Double yay! Wind chills are in the single digits. Brrr. It has snowed some, too, but not a lot. We usually don't have weather this c-c-c-old. Wouldn't you know it that it would be unusually cold for all the Super Bowl fans coming into the area this week. All those Northerners coming here probably hoped to experience some of our nicer weather. This past weekend it was in the 70's! For the actual Super Bowl, it is supposed to be in the 50's, quite a bit of an improvement over today, for sure.

    Stay warm! Drink hot chocolate! (I already have.) : )

  2. Linda P.12:31 PM

    Ooops! The above post was from me, Linda P. I didn't mean it to say "Anonymous." Sorry 'bout that!

  3. Anonymous1:11 PM

    I was curious of your methods of keeping her occupied and ways you kept things close to her to chew on , etc. It must be a challenge at that age, they love to gum everything.
    Happy 7 months!

  4. yikes about the ice. our winds are so bad here in utah that i woke up to an OPEN front door. hubby hadn't locked when he left for work so it just, y'know, blew open. awesome!

    happy 7 months to lampy! ingenius toy idea you rigged up for her. she's one lucky lady.

  5. Thanks Linda...she is a cutie.

    Liv and Anon--yes it's not always easy to find ways to help her interact with the world around her, but hanging things seems to be the easiest way to allow and encourage her to play by herself.

  6. This is Heather Ward. We miss you guys! I found your blog through Terese. Congrats on your new little one! I loved the line in your post, "From the very beginning she [Lamp] has filled in the gap and completed our family in a way we didn't know we needed." You seem to capture motherhood in so many little snippets all over your blog. Hugs to you and your family from the West coast!

  7. I watched the Aron Ralston videos, and I can't fully express how impressed I was by him! I highly doubt I will see 127 Hours though...I have a super WEAK stomach! I'll just take his word for it ;) What an impressive human being he is. What a wonderful tribute to families, and what can be accomplished by the LOVE our families bring us. Thank you so much for sharing his videos. They gave GREAT perspective on life! Seriously, I never would have seen them if you didn't share.

    So thanks :)