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Time Flies By
November 15, 2012


My wonderful brother-in-law, John, posted on Facebook tonight that he bought my nephew’s cap and gown today. My first thought was WHAT?!??? It seems like yesterday I remember his cute little self running around in a diaper!

And then their first Christmas in Missouri. They moved here in 2001 in a dreadful ice storm and were stuck in a hotel room for what seemed like months while they waited on their house! John John and Caroline were so worried Santa wouldn’t find them in a hotel! And that was almost 11 years ago. Time does indeed fly by.

So, you’re asking yourself, “What does that have to do with BAILEY???” I’m getting there. Patience, Grasshopper…

Well, after reading that post, I stumble onto a savings website (www.hip2save.com) where she posts all kinds of nifty finds on the internet that can save you big bucks. Tonight, she happened to have posted a side story about her family Christmas letter (that was a whopping 13 pages long, but good for her!) and how she was able to remember all of those little moments that happen in such a flash throughout the year. She has a cool idea that she jots down on post-it notes and sticks them to a special bulletin board. Then, at the end of the year, she’s doesn’t have to try and remember. I thought that was a great idea!

And then I realized, I already have that. Here. With the Bailey Daily. And I went back and read a couple and realized how much I missed capturing and treasuring those special moments. So, my plan is to start it back up…. So here goes!

First up… My treasured Nick Jr. doing a total belly flop with their new programming (at 9:00, they drop kids shows and show what I believe to be totally inappropriate for a 2-year-old “mom” shows). As such, Bailey has become a movie-holic. Now, granted, she rarely watches the entire movie, but she makes an effort. And with our extensive collection, she has quite a few options from which to choose!

Tonight, she selected an Easter favorite: Hop. (Of course, Johnny quipped, “You’re supposed to be watching CHRISTMAS movies!”), but Bailey is anything but traditional… So anywoo… Her favorite part is the music, big surprise! She LOVES to dance!!

So, without further ado:

I WANT CANDY!!

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“Girly Girl”
April 22, 2012


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Yesterday, Bailey and I went shopping and added a new hat to cover her head during all the upcoming ball games. I let her pick, and big surprise she chose Dora! However, I didn’t expect the fedora to be her choice. But, I must admit she makes it look goooooood! 😉

For the record, Hasten took this while I was driving…I told him that I wanted a picture of her cuteness, he took this first:

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Gotta give him props… She definitely cute in that one, too!! 😀

MAJOR rock star
April 22, 2012


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Wow… December 5th was my last entry… Not sure if anyone missed them, but I know not being able to go back and relive those days through the stories made me want to start these back up again…

Tonight, after a long day in the city with rain delayed baseball, we finally got home this evening. Bailey hasn’t been sleeping well lately due to the hectic baseball schedule we’ve been keeping, so I was hoping to be able to get her home in time to put her to bed at a reasonable hour. However, as you can see, she had other plans….

Donning her new Dora sunglasses (even at 9:30 at night, I guess that makes her a REAL musician!) she pulled her keyboard down and proceeded to play, what I think were scales!!

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Anyway, had to snap a quick photo. To which she came running over demanding to see it. And so I flipped the camera around and caught her again! 😉

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Pygmy Marmoset!
December 5, 2011


Today, with Hasten in one basketball game here in Wellsville and Tristan having basketball practice in Montgomery, it’s one of those running nights. But, Johnny took pity on my fragile flu ridden health and lack of sleep and put me on Bailey duty.

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So, I’ve cleaned up her room and changed her bed, started laundry and I’m taking a break to watch Bailey curl up on Quackster to watch Go, Diego, Go. (those of you NOT in the know, they rescue animals in the wild while speaking Spanish to them!)

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Regardless, anyone who has watched any of these shows knows that they strive to be interactive, constantly asking questions of the kids watching them. I’ve been trying to get Bailey to understand that she can answer for a few weeks now. She normally looks at me like I’m nuts for talking to a tv.

But, tonight was a different story. Tonight Diego was rescuing Pygmy marmosets! And so when he prompted Bailey to say “pygmy”, I was floored when she responded with a crystal clear “pygmy.” Then, proceeded to repeat the process with “marmoset”! Then, she was prompted to put them together and she had “pig marmoset!” Close enough for me!!

Boy, is she smart!!!

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Accidents Happen
November 8, 2011


Well, I originally wrote this big ol’ long blog on how Bailey fell and cut her face and when I went to add the photos, this app locked up and crashed and I lost everything. So, this happened Saturday night…

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And I’ll post more details tomorrow when I get back to a desktop… 😉

Appreciate the Little Things
November 7, 2011


After one of the worse days in a long time at work today, I walked into my mother-in-law’s house to silence.

I walked through the kitchen and into the living room where I was spotted without saying a word and greeted with an exuberant, “MOMMY!!”

Life got infinitely better sitting on her floor and watching my 22 month old bundle of never-ending joy run circles around me with infectious laughter.

After tucking her crying self into bed later (stupid time change), I found this article and thought it summed up my thoughts perfectly. Enjoy

Enjoying the Cool Fall Air
October 25, 2011


With me having to work late to catch up for missing yesterday, Bailey got full Daddy time this evening. As such, I got all kinds of cool photos on what I was missing…

The fun ride home from practice…

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Cracking up with Daddy & Tristan…

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Then, getting home and making one last ditch effort to stay outside since the Fall night was such a nice one!!

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I was so happy she had such a great evening and Johnny was so kind to make me a part of it the best he could!!!

What Happens When I Stay Home With Mama
October 24, 2011


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Today, after a long morning of play that finished up at the playground, Bailey was almost asleep when we pulled up to the house around 1:00. By the time we got her inside, however, she had woke back up.

So we let her play in her room for a while to see if she’d fall asleep on her own. After a while, it became obvious that wouldn’t work. So, we played some more and tried putting her back down around 3:00.

When Johnny realized how quiet it had gotten, he snuck down the hall to check on her and, after a minor freak out that she was not in her bed and not on her floor, he spotted this in the rocking chair located in the far corner of her room…

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Hello? Hello? Computer?
October 20, 2011


For you Star Trek fans, you can recall one of the scenes in one of the more recent movies where Scotty picks up an “age old” mouse and asks, “Hello? Hello? Computer?” because he can’t fathom that computers aren’t voice activated. (Of course, Siri is changing that quickly. Thank you, Apple!!!)

Today, when Johnny brought Bailey home, she actually repeated this scene. (Apparently EVERYTHING has the potential to be a phone nowadays!)

And, Johnny got it on his phone….

First you dial…

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Then you speak into the mouse, “Hello?”

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And, it’s for Mama!

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More Shoes!
October 19, 2011


Today, I get a text from Johnny that contains this picture…

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So, while I’m trying to figure out why on earth my HUSBAND has MY HIGH HEELS in the BATHROOM, I get this…

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First, big sigh of relief! Johnny isn’t secretly wearing my shoes. Although it’s a little blurry, it’s not hard to determine the TRUE culprit, especially since I’ve been specifically telling her to leave those shoes alone in the closet. I think she’s entranced by the bling…

While I’m pondering how the heck she got these out of the bottom rung of my closet shoe rack (behind a whole bunch of other junk), I get this…

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So, while I’m now fretting that she’s trying to wear them, which will, no doubt, wind up in a broken neck (because given the number of bruises scattered on her legs and feet, she’s obviously inherited my lack of Grace… Wait til Daddy reads this one! I just bet there will be a comment!!!), I finally get one last picture…

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Meaning, with a sigh of total relief, that she’s also inherited my common sense (let that one go, Daddy!!) and has switched to sensible flats!! She’s so smart!!!

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