Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March Madness! LL 86-97

We've just returned home from our first trip with Bailey to California to spend time with family, see friends, and let's be honest, eat In-N-Out. I can't remember the last time I watched so little of the 1st two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. We had a great time but are all pretty tired from the trip...

86. There's nothing easy about traveling with a child. Never mind traveling with the actual child, just traveling with a car seat is ridiculous. Could those things be any more inconvenient to carry??? After another flight with Bailey I need to be much more gracious to those traveling with their children. It's exhausting! Even more props to those that have done this solo. Jenny - rightfully so - put me in my place more than once for doing things that I've complained about others doing. The eye-roller becomes the eye-rollee...I never realized I am such a travel diva.

87. Bailey, airplanes, and I don't have the chemistry I'd hoped for. I don't know what it is but taking her to the lavatory just brings the worst out of her. Two diapers (not the nice, clean kind) in less than 45 minutes on our flight to CA. At least I had a changing table this time...

88. Bailey can actually stand (and somehow seems to enjoy) the taste/texture of tofu. Number of people I know that can stand tofu:  1. I'm not man enough to try the stuff. Gross.

89. Bailey looks AWESOME in sunglasses.

90. Bailey's got a badongadonk. On the plane she heard some music and was dancing. Out of nowhere she sticks her bum out and it starts moving like its nobody's business. I swear it started controlling itself. Another one of those moments that as a dad you're never ready for...

See, even when she's sleeping it's got a mind of its own...

91. Bailey's teething...drool has become a fashion accessory for us. If there ain't drool, it ain't cool.

92. Bailey's starting to grow like crazy! She's now put on 3 1/2 pounds since we've been home and is adding weight at about 15 times the normal rate of kids her age - this is great news since she's still very behind the averages for her age.

93. She has such a playful sense of humor - her latest little game is offering a bite of food and then moving it away as you go in to eat it. I love watching her make herself laugh! 

94. I celebrated a little prematurely when I heard her say "dada" while looking right at me. Before I know it, she's saying it to her oatmeal, the tofu, her foot, the air...oh well, soon enough she'll be talking, and then it will NEVER end...

95. She's picking up some signs (yes, we're THOSE parents) and is recognizing more of what we say. It is so much fun helping her learn how to communicate.

96. Bailey drinks milk like she's a drunken sailor after a few pints. Hilarious. She hasn't stayed still long enough for me to get a picture of her flailing about, so this will have to do.

97. I think this is what pure joy looks like. So beautiful and carefree.


  1. Where oh where did you get the In N Out shirt??

  2. My brother got her that from the In-N-Out website. We get so many comments on it when she wears it!