Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mid-Week Randoms from a far ...

So, you may have guessed it already, but Beatrice Kate and I are away from Durham this week visiting my parents in faithful little McAdenville, NCBea and I high-tailed it out of town for 9 days to give Casey a little peace and quiet so he can study for his Professional Engingeering Exam on Friday. Since I don't have access to my computer's camera card cable, you'll have to wait for the full photo review unitl when we get back. But, in an effort to give all three of my loyal readers something to read here is a super random, bulleted list of what's been going on here:
  • We went to another pumpkin patch on Monday. Beatrice Kate selected yet another teeny pumpkin. This one is about the size of a baseball. It makes me laugh everytime I see it; but she carries around the house with pride!
  • It's not been as hard as I thought it would be to keep Bea entertained each day. Suprisingly, even in a small town like this one, there are a lot of toddler-friendly activities. We went to a story-time yesterday, and Beatrice Kate even enteracted with the other kids!?!
  • Of course, by "interacted", I mean she stood around and looked at them; but it's better than sitting my lap like she normally does. Baby Steps, right?
  • Speaking of other kids... I know, I know Dr. Calm delcared Beatrice Kate a "normal" toddler, but every. single. time. I hear some croupy, mucousy cough from a nearby child, I cringe and race for my hand santizer for both of us. Will that ever wear off?
  • Today we're walking down to feed the ducks in the town's pond. I'm a little nervous that my child may lose a finger to one of those mean things. I'll keep her hands closely guarded!
  • My Dad is slightly OCD about the layout of his decorative bricks around the edge of his pool. This morning, before he left for work, he was outside in his shirt and tie re-straightening a few bricks that were knocked down over night by a renegade mole. It made my day and it may warrant a blog post all to it's own....stay tuned for that one.
  • Beatrice Kate has been eating like a rockstar here. Last night, she ate the better part of an entire, raw tomato, several bites of chicken and the night before, nearly polished off an entire piece of salmon by her lonesome. What has gotten into this kiddo?!?\
  • Yesterday, after storytime, I got a coffee at this local shop. This lady in front of us tried to chat up Bea; which of course, Bea returned with the "Why are you talking to me" face... then the guy at the counter informed me that the lady was a "Ghost Hunter" (As well as a palm reader and also, she works for Duke Energy. She's apparently busy.) We paid for our coffee and quickly got the H out of there.
  • My dad's computer is a pain in the tush. It keeps highlighting and deleting random words on it's own. Maybe I should call the Ghose Hunter lady. Anyway, that's about all I can stand to type on this Phantom Computer.
Hope you all are having a great week. Hopefully, my lack of posting hasn't driven everyone away!! We'll be back on Sunday with some super cute photos. Until then...



  1. Sending prayers for Casey's PE exam! Hope all goes well! We've been there, done that, and I remember the studying and stress! UGH, but I know he'll be glad to have it over and can relax this weekend!

  2. I don't blame you for the duck fear... i got chased by one when I was younger, and hate the darn things! We went to the VT Duck Pond for pics with the girls and I cannot lie, I was nervous!! Good luck to you and Casey!

  3. I loved reading the random tidbits about what you all are up to!