Friday, August 31, 2007

Royal Edict

One Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago, Beemer was sitting on a chair at the side of my bed singing a perfect rendition of "Give Said the Little Stream." I was a bit surprised as I haven't really sang it with her and realized she must have learned the song in nursery that week. So, I told her it was beautiful and asked if she would go sing it to her dad. She said, "Not right now, because this is my kingdom (indicating the room), and this is my home (indicating the chair she was sitting on) and I am singing here right now." Who can argue with such wisdom?

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Questions

In response to Wildbound's request...

1. What songs/books from your childhood are the most meaning to you now and why?
There are so many books, too many to name, but if I had to pick one it would be The Goodnight Book. Mom read it so often I had it memorized and now Beemer does! As for songs, it would definately be any of those that my Gramps sang to me and that I now sing to Beemer (I've Been Working on the Railroad, Red River Valley, Blood on the Saddle, etc.)

2. If you didn't have the constraints of family, work, and time what would you love to be doing now with your life?
Exactly what I am doing - Thanks Ahenobarbus!

3. Who did you have the biggest crush on in middle school/junior high -celebrity or real life?
Tom Cruise - I know, I know

4. What is something you can't seem to keep yourself from purchasing?
Shoes for Beemer - but they are SO cute!

5. What, specifically, have you done in your life that you are the most proud of?
Specifically, here are just a few -- the relationship I am building with Ahenobarbus; my adorable, confidant 2-yr old; attracting amazing friends into my life; completing my Masters degree; finishing Atlas Shrugged (including the Galt-rant chapter); and surviving the last month=)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Cutest Spider

Enough said!

The Long Day

Tonight, Ahenobarbus took Beemer in the living room to watch a movie so that I could rest and eat my dinner without Beemer's help. After eating, I went to check on them. Apparently the trip to Suson Park was a draining one for someone. Beemer was intently watching "Aladdin" and Ahenobarbus was happily dozing- but Beemer didn't seem to mind. She was just happy to have Daddy close. Aren't they cute together?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Cavalry

They came, they unpacked (and CLEANED), they left (much too soon for me and especially Beemer). My sisters came to rescue us this weekend from the tormet of boxes and chaos. Thanks to financial backing and childcare from my Mom, they were able to fly in Saturday night and got us unpacked, cleaned and organized Sunday and Monday.

Today before they flew home, we did a little sightseeing. We took them to the Arch, though we didn't have time to go to the top, so that will have to wait until the next trip. This picture is the three of us and Beemer walking to the Arch. We also drove through St. Louis a bit, but mostly we stayed in the air conditioning.

It probably wasn't the most exciting or entertaining trip of their lives, but it may have been the most productive, and it is by far the most appreciated! As Ahenobarbus put it, "Hey, there's actually a garbage can IN my bathroom now!" (Previously, it had been in our bedroom until there was room for it in the bathroom.)

Oh and for my update: Not only are we unpacked, but I felt good enough to leave the apartment, whether that was my sisters or the "12-week miracle" remains to be seen. But I'll take it either way!
Thanks guys, we love you!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Boxes, Boxes Everywhere...

Well, as you probably know from Ahenobarbus, we made it to St. Louis (barely) and I am hoping to rejoin the land of the living soon! Today, my success was to sit on the couch with the laptop to read and answer email waiting for me since June. It's all about baby steps now (no pun intended)!

For those of you who don't know, we are expecting another baby in February and I am approaching (but still waiting for) that 12 week miracle that will allow me to keep food down and finally get out of bed. For now, I am spending my time working on ways to show my love for my husband and to let him know just how much his sacrifices do mean to me; and hoping that my next post will announce that I am no longer sick (or that I can at least eat a meal with my family) and that I have finally been able to unpack (or someone else has done it for me)!