Saturday, September 30, 2006

Oh, yeah

So Tina and Ellie are abandoning me again next weekend. Going to Gatlinburg, TN with a bunch of rednecks...I mean, Tina's family.

...Oh, come on, why else would you choose to go to Gatlinburg? I mean, right next door is Pigeon Forge, home of the world-famous Dollywood.

For the record, I admit my own neck gets red every now and then, so I can say these things. I do watch a little NASCAR, I listen to bluegrass, I do say "y'all"'s better'n bein' some citi-fied blue-blood east coast trust-fund baby or a citi-fied blue blood new-money left coast hippie.

Anything is better'n bein' a hippie.


Our friends and erstwhile neighbors Corey & Beth moved away. Corey took a job in Cincinnati (well, just across the border in KY) and they moved. So we're a little lonelier lately. Ideally we'll be living in that general area in a year or so, so we hope to be able to hit the local Mexican joint and ice cream parlor with them soon.


I've been dissertating.

Ellie's been sick again -- she had a cold from a virus that actually gave her hives. Pretty ugly stuff. She didn't really seem to notice the hives too much. Once they were itching her, but some Benadryl cleared that up.

On a related note, she seems to have inherited my reaction to medication -- nothing makes me sleepy, and pretty much everything keeps me up. Benadryl seemed to make her pretty resistant to napping.

But she's over that. We think she's teething again. Gallons of drool and miscellaneous fussiness. But we can't get her to show off the new teefs, so we have to guess whether and where they're coming in.

Tina seems all recovered from the surgery last month. (It's still September as I post this, so the surgery was still last month.) So that's a blessing.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Here are some pics from the last month

There are a bunch of pics forthcoming from her party too. I'll post them when I get them.

By the way, her birthday party was Sept. 3 in Cincinnati. I think I forgot to mention that.

See y'all later.

Ohhh, dream weaver...

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Curses! Foiled again!

Yoo haff found me creeping oonder zee table. I moost devize a noo plan to take over zee vorld! Posted by Picasa


Ellie and Spoon leaving a trail of destruction behind them. Posted by Picasa

Bubbles! Mammaw's sink. Posted by Picasa

Ellie, Mammaw and Emily in the pool

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Dramatic shadows

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Where's your belly button?

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Ellie and her cousins on an alligator

or a crocodile, I'm not sure which.

This at the Cincinnati Zoo. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Sorry no updates

Hi all,

Ellie had her birthday party on Labor Day weekend...but since everyone's been home we've been busy and then got sick (ugh). Plus the computer's been acting up (the monitor shuts itself off so we can't see stuff). So I haven't gotten a chance to post anything. I'm dissertating whenever I can and helping Tina with getting Ellie's tummy back in order. All's well now and we should be able to get a little stuff posted sometime soonish. That said, we're out of town this weekend so maybe not. Hang in there, more pics of the world's bestest and gorgeousest baby ever are on the way.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Home again

Wife & baby home again. Life can continue.