Monday, July 16, 2007

What's new this week

This has been a fruitful week. We're just about ready to move into our newly converted office, thanks to one final push this past weekend by Arwen. I "helped" too, although he may've been better off without me. I swear, every time I pick up a paintbrush or a hammer lately - always with the noblest of intentions - I somehow create disaster in my wake. Case in point, I was doing some final paint touchup while he took the car into the shop saturday morning. I was hopeful that if I was quick about it I might have it all done before he got home, as a pleasant surprise. Instead I had a mishap with the can of spray wall texture and it practically exploded all over our nice new stained concrete floors. I mean all over. As it turns out the stuff is oil based so I spent the next two hours scrubbing a million bright white spots off our dark brown floors. Harumph! But that proved to be a minor setback, and tonight we plan to start moving furniture in. Yippie!

Also I've started a nanny search, hoping to find someone to come in a couple days a week to help out with Roan so I can attempt to rub two brain cells together for more than 15 minutes at a time. It seems like every mom in my neighborhood is looking for a nanny at the moment, and there aren't enough to go around. I don't want to jinx it, but I met a very promising candidate in person today and it may even work out to where we can "nanny share" with our friends Molly & Scott. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

As far as new Roan developments go, I'm still mildly embarrased by my nonstop gushing in the last post, but what can I say. New parents. This past week was funny because after all that fussing over her rollovers, she didn't roll over again for a week. And she's only done it once since then! I think she's making it clear to us that she's no one's circus monkey. Anyway she's been very wiggly this week, raising her legs up and swinging them to one side or the other, or grabbing at hanging toys with her feet. She seems to always do things on the left side first. Maybe she'll be a lefty. Last night was the first time she grabbed both feet at the same time, one in each hand. (See top photo) It was so cute - she looked up at me with this expression that seemed to say "Are you seeing this Mom? Isn't this cool?!" She was so proud of herself.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know Missy Roan is keeping you in line. She is too adorable to ignore. I'm hooked on pics of her (and you) like a heroin addict. I need another fix just as soon as you are able.
Love GGD