Tuesday, December 14, 2010

snow daze

Lucy got her first snow days off of school.  In a crazy, never heard of move, our public schools shut down for two days due to a blizzard, not knowing what to do with all the snow, and frigid temperatures.  Wow, she is ready to get out of this house!
 on Sunday we trudged through snow as deep as Lucy's hips to get to a bus stop. we had tickets to a concert and we were going to attempt to get there.  we waited over 20 minutes for our 2nd bus, and as we waited our damp feet got increasingly cold and painful.  Lucy was bawling. The drunk men at the bus stop felt bad for her, and so did I so we went across the street to Subway and had some lunch warming our bare feet in our mittens.  Our friend Eric had his 4 wheel drive out and he rescued us!

 Monday, school was closed and so was my work.  We celebrated with a play date with Morgan, S & B
 We made home made ice cream in plastic bags, made it green. Ate it.

 followed it up with pizza.

 "quiet time" had Zep the dog begging for them to plow the streets so school could resume a.s.a.p!

 Lucy and S hung out in the ottoman.

Zep thinks it's B.S. that he ain't got no bed, insisting on curling up on our throw pillow.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

a snowy day

We were trapped (almost literally) in the house today.  We had a blizzard. SO MUCH SNOW!  It was pretty exciting for awhile, then the reality of the situation hit and it got precarious.  I almost lost it when we lost cable and Internet for a few hours.  Whew.  Shockingly Lucy and I made it through the entire day together with very little fighting. 

 we used a lot of glitter. lots of glitter.  so glittery.

                                                   why it pays to be a cardiac doctor in Minnesota in the winter

                                                   the car was buried under snow drifts

view from the front door.

                                                       Navigating the stairs was hard with her little legs!

Lucy drew a house and decorated the roof.  The drawing was pretty but the most amazing thing is that she used crayons. My sharpie hiding is paying off!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snow and Santa

It snowed. I shovelled (a little).  We had a semi-private in home visit with Santa. 

right after i snapped this, Santa turned to me and asked "does she want me to answer her questions, or just listen to her questions?"  as Lucy rapid fired off the questions to Santa.  How many elves do you have (600), where are they (working), where are the reindeer? (north pole) Who made your gloves? (the elves), How did you get here? (plane), I like your hat (thanks),  can I touch your beard? (sure). 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Well I officially failed at NaBloPoMo this year!  Life got in the way about blogging about life I guess.  We have been busy.  Here's a little sample of what's been going on ...

 Lucy fell asleep exhausted on the way home from Thanksgiving.  Since Auntie Jen was already home from her festivities, sitting on the sofa, I plopped Lucy down, it wasn't long before a couple animals joined in the snuggle fest. 

 My beloved Azazel cat was very interested in the camera that night. 
It was so nice to have a four day weekend.  Lucy of course was driving me batsh*t off and on.  She's so intense. SO INTENSE.  It's hard to keep her engaged in a positive way, it's exhausting. 

 Here's the kitty again. So Lucy has been shifting the ways in which she tests me.  In a way it's getting easier (or else I am just so numb to it).  She's doing  alot of random/obnoxious nonsense word shouting.  "BANINO!" lord this drives me crazy.  She's all over the animals.  She has taken once again to being disrespectful and defiant.  The big difference though (thank god) is that these testing moments while more intense are much much shorter in duration.  We can actually have long long moments of playing, working, being together with no issues.  Most days it's pure joy being with her. 
 In terms of school.  Lucy is still having some struggles.  She can be defiant (although much less so now) with her teachers, she is very very wiggly and has a hard time keeping her body where it belongs, and she struggles with peer relationships.  She's always gotten along better with kids that are older or younger then her.  She particularly likes toddlers, and specifically toddlers that will follow her around like puppies.  J & S-wow came over to play (we had an 8:15 am play date!) on Saturday morning.  Ahhhhh was nice to have the little guy here to take some of the pressure off of me.  I felt a little sad for his momma who watched Lucy bounce her way around the house and kept muttering to herself "I feel like I am seeing into my future"  or "wow, so this is what it will be like 3 years from now".  Yeah. I believe she fb'd about drinking beer that night.  At least we didn't leave her with any false hopes about peaceful times in the near future! 
 we are slowly but surely bringing Christmas to our living quarters.  She was actually happy in this photo.
Zep the dog is not sure about Christmas trees. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Scenes from a Sunday

 Woke up to an icy non-wonderland.  So slick could not even walk off the deck.  So we stayed home most of the day.  First we made some home-made wheat bread. Lucy did most of the mixing.
 she also did a bit of kneading.  the bread turned out delish!
 at some point in the day Lucy put on a little rock and roll show. 

 when the ice melted, we went up the road to the Electric Fetus where we did a little
pretty woman type of shopping. 
 listened to some music

 we ran into Fran Healy from the band Travis before he went down to prepare for his in-store performance.

 he taught Lucy a little guitar

 put on a beautiful performance

 Lucy watched and listened very intently.

after the show he gave her his pick (much to the dismay of the woman behind us), and she had  him sign it for her.

Friday, November 19, 2010

We've been busy

 Have most definately been not keeping up with NaBloPoMo and that is fine with me. We have been busy this wee. So busy that in the evenings we just fall dead asleep.  I myself have been caught up in that dang Dragon Tatoo, Salander trilogy.  Too busy reading to write!
 We babysat Ivy for a little bit one evening.  Acutally Lucy babysat Ivy, and I watched Lucy. 
Here is Lucy letting Ivy pick out eye shadow. 
 took some photos tonight at Lucy's Martial Art's class.  Here she is stretching.
 deep cleansing breaths
 I'd call her a power meditator. Intense in everything she does.
 going through her forms.

Lucy has been doing much better in kindergarten.  She is really coming around and settling down. The big shift, I think, has been that she has had the desire to do good. She wants it now. It's hard for her but she's really really trying.