Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Groundhogs, Squash and Minimal Hairs

The weirdest thing happened this week: Monday didn't happen. I'm not exactly sure how Monday managed to sneak off, but it some how got totally skipped! All day, yesterday, I kept filling things out to be dated 2/2/09 and was so excited to tell Jay "Happy Groundhog Day" when he got home from work and then when I finally did, he informed me of my erroneous thinking. Weird.
I've never understood Groundhog Day. It's definitely one of the weirder things we have pre-printed in our calendars. I'm especially fuzzy on how it makes sense that shadow = more winter. To me, shadow = sunny = not cold. Am I missing something? And, can anyone ever remember a time when the groundhog didn't see his shadow? (it is a he, right?) Did anyone's family actually celebrate? I'm thinking about starting some kind of absurd family tradition, to go with this absurd holiday. (I mean, we don't even get off work/school. What kind of holiday is that?)


Yesterday The Frog got his first taste of "real" food - squash! I had steamed and pureed some from my parents' garden, and it's been patiently waiting in my freezer for this moment. More patiently than I have. The Frog is quite a champ. I just mixed it in with the same amount of rice he's been eating and he downed the whole thing!! (well, except for the bits that ended up decorating his outfit, bumbo, the table, and my clothes) He's so funny- it takes forever to give it to him because he grabs the spoon as soon as I stick it in his mouth and then gnaws on it for awhile, until I can sneak it away. And then as soon as I get my spoon back, he starts sucking on his bib and the food that resides there.


He's very independent. When I wipe off his face, he likes to grab the washcloth and suck on it. I love this picture, though, because it looks like he's wiping off :)


But the climax, for me, is the end of my continual whining. I've been complaining about how much I want to chop off my hair, ever since it started its post-preggo falling out stage, and I finally got up the nerve to remedy that today. Here's a little before and after :D

8 comments:

Kirsta and Morian said...

your hair is so cute, Libby! what does the back look like? I've been needing a change to my hair too. Morian doesn't really want me to go short, but that's kinda what I want. Hmm..

Mel said...

AH! It's so cute! I wish I could do a good ol' fashioned chopping to my hair. One day....

Laura said...

Whoa! It's like a short haired you! Yes, I know, the profoundness of my comment is astounding. Very cute blib!

Robins Nest said...

I love it. What does it look like in the back. I miss my short hair sometimes.

Keegan, Patrick, and Caleb said...

Baby looks so cute. I love the washcloth picture; it's funny how you can fuzz out reality with baby pictures. You'll be able to tell him that he could wipe his own face at 5 months- he was an absolute genius from day 1. I'm excited for Caleb to start on solids. It looks pretty fun. And I love the hair! I totally understand about wanting to chop it off. I think I will be following your example soon. :)

Shannon said...

Oh my gosh, I love the hair! Very sophisticated :)

Mel said...

I'm sad my comment about your hair didn't make the cut to appear in your blog comments. Guess the world will never know....

Natalie said...

this before/after is so stinking hilarious. it reminded me of eve for some reason. HA!