Sunday, January 27, 2008

So she likes anatomy...

Dillon has always been highly fascinated with anything to do with the human body. Got an injury? She wants the whole scoop, including blood if you have it to show. We have an anatomy book that she loves looking at, which we did for a little while today.

A little while later-

"Mom? Will you hold you hold your arms up in a big O and let me go through them? That way you can be the fallopian tube and I can be the egg."

Understandably, I'm often a little concerned with what she'll come up with next...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday My Little Imp!

One year ago today, right about the time I'm sitting down to write this, Corryn was born after a dream of a labor and delivery. Today, we're celebrating her first birthday with a chocolate cake, lots of singing of "Happy Birthday" and time all spent together. She dug wholeheartedly into her cake:

And clearly enjoyed it immensely. Raised her right, huh? :)

I've nicknamed her my little Imp. She's the kid that crawls into the room, looks around to see what she can get into, gives a little grin, then goes for it.
Some of her favorite activities-
Taking off her diaper cover and "accidently" dropping it down the stairs...

Turning the cold water on in the bathtub. This is especially fun when someone is in the shower...

Crawling up the stairs, even if it means crawling over the barricade I've put at the bottom to stop this little adventure. She's incredibly quick and silent at the stair climbing.

She loves imitating Dillon as much a possible. Blowing raspberries was the shared activity yesterday. She's almost walking, though not quite. She has 4 teeth- the top and bottom front ones. Although still not a big eater, she prefers spicier food than bland food. She's still a little studier, preferring to watch things and take it all in. Much to most people's chagrin, she's not a particularly smiley baby to strangers. She gives us big smiles and giggles, though. She dances when she hears music, even if it's just Dillon singing. She's starting to learn some signs, which I love. I remember how much easier it made life with Dillon. She shows all signs of being able to throw a proper tantrum :)

Happy Birthday my little Imp!

(And yes, that is her crawling on the tray of her high chair in the first picture!)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Yes, we're really going to homeschool

A conversation in the car today between Dillon and Dave:

Dillon: "How big is the earth?"
Dave: "Really big."
Dillon: "But how big?"
Dave: "Well, about 25,000 miles around."
Dillon: "Are we in the earth?"
Dave: "We're on the surface of the earth."
Dillon: What's in the middle of the earth?"
Dave: "Oreo stuffing."

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Job search update

This will be brief since we're a germ factory around here. Corryn's been running fever on and off the last 36 hours, then I started running fever this morning. What a joy.


The job search is still ongoing. Dave ended up going on the interview to TN alone. The hospital balked at the cost of bringing all 4 of us to travel there on short notice. Can't really blame them, given that it was probably close to $1000 per ticket and 2 members of the family don't really have a say in whether or not we move there. In any case, the interview went extremely well, he really clicked with the partners in the practice. They practice there have other interviewees scheduled, so their timeline for making a decision is "a few weeks."

The job in Indiana is still out there. They supposedly are expecting to have all contract paperwork completed with the new anesthesia director by this week, at which point they'll put him in contact with the candidates. They are anticipating this happening by the end of the month.

There are a couple of more places that have requested interviews with him, it's a matter of scheduling. So, there are at least 2 really strong possibilities, either of which we could see being really happy in.

More waiting, though.

Monday, January 07, 2008

A new job interview

Dave has a new interview offer in eastern TN, so we're headed there later this week. I'm excited to go somewhere warmer- though our local forcast has record highs predicted for the next couple of days. It looks like a nice area, so we'll see what happens...

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Do you hear what I hear?

Because what I hear more times a day than I can count is:
"Hey mom, watch this, watch this, WATCHTHIS!!!!!!!"
"Hey mom, you know what?"
"Hey mom, guess what?"

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I finally got a chance to go through some pictures and thought I'd post a few.

Playing outside:

Corryn and me with Dave's grandmother at Thanksgiving:

Corryn, 10 months:

Dillon shoveling snow:

Christmas morning frenzy:
11 months old:

Happy 2008!