I'm Back... sorta... maybe... well.... we'll see....

It's obviously be ages upon ages since I fired up the old keyboard to pound on the Qwerty's to make some sense of the madness inside my head.

I'm currently hiding from my family in the home office, soaking my feet in scalding hot water and peroxide in an attempt to get rid of the winter heels I'd developed.

Since I last logged on, my family grew. We added one, who just turned 1 a few weekends ago. He's a great little guy. He keeps us entertained, on our toes and my hair is mysteriously turning ever more gray.

The girl, she's 4 now. And knows everything. She's quite the personality. Everyone adores her, me included.

Surreal, still.

Me, a mother.

There are many moments I don't feel much like a mom. A maid, a nurse, a magician, cook, dictionary, memory card.... well you get the idea.

But I do love my sweet babes. They complete me in a way I didn't know I needed completing.

The hubster still slaves his days away to provide for us. We miss him like crazy…

Going Basic

To free up my domain name for other uses, I'm going back to the basic blogger address of So feel free to update your bookmarks, although I doubt you'll get many new updates.

Seven Months Later...

We are still alive and kicking. I had forgotten all about blogging, what with chasing around a rambunctious toddler around and all.

She turns two next week.


Quick Update

Things have been going fairly well in the Roxx house.  Leelu has two molars and a third on the way.  She's been really fun and playful and straight up goofy lately.  She's really developing quite the personality.  We have cuddly days and days when she just wants to play alone.  She's become OBSESSED with Frozen and Despicable Me 2. 

She asks for things that she wants now and her vocabulary grows every day.

It's amazing how quickly she's growing and learning.

Now if we can just teach her a good safe way of getting DOWN stairs.  She's an expert at going up them, but going down... not so much.

We've officially moved into our new kitchen, by the way.  Amazing!

And we've started work on the first floor to get the living room and dining room in order.  I hope we can move into those rooms by Thanksgiving. 

In the meantime, we are just plucking along.

Rough Stuff

The past couple of weeks have been rough on us here in the Roxx home.  Leelu is cutting molars which is making her a whiny, slobbery, often intolerable, mess. 

Then there was last Tuesday.

One of the local cinemas has a free movie every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the summer that starts at 9:30 AM.

We decided to skip the usual Tuesday library story time and check out the movie. Plus, I figured it would be a cheap (free) way of finding out how she would do in the theater. 

She did better than I expected, honestly.  She sat on my lap picking at the popcorn and laughing at the appropriate moments.  We saw Despicable Me 2, which we had watched twice before at home without paying that much attention to it really.  But she seemed to thoroughly enjoy it on the big screen.

We managed about 3/4 of the movie before she started getting too antsy to get on her feet and move about.  So we left early.

When we got home things took a turn for the worst.  We hadn't been home 30 minutes when …

Are you my Pawpaw?!

It cracks me up (and can be kind of embarrassing) when Leelu calls pretty much any old(er) man she sees "pawpaw".  I guess it's good that she makes the connection that her multitude of grandfathers are older, have grey or thinning hair and are called pawpaw. But when she points at complete strangers in public and exclaims "PAWPAW!" its a little awkward.

Of course I usually just tell her something along the lines of "yes honey, he might be someone else's pawpaw" and then I try to redirect her attention.

She's a hoot.

We've spent a fair amount of time with my sister and nephew this week.  Leelu and I went to their house and went for a swim in their pool earlier in the week and then yesterday we met out and about for a day of just loafing at the mall. 

When it was time to part ways, poor Leelu didn't want it to happen.  After dropping my sister and nephew off at their car she cried and cried on the way home, alternating whines and sobs wi…

Hobby Post

Many of you know I took up knitting quite a while back.

Some of you know I also recently learned to crochet.

I've been having loads of fun with both of them lately and decided to start a blog about the projects I get myself into. 

If you have an interest in this, feel free to check it out.  I've added links to both my Ravelry site and my Pintrest Knit & Crochet Board on my sidebar as well.