Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lucy gets some inspiration

Sarah wanted to hate this video... but in the end, she laughed.  John 1, Sarah 0

Friday, February 25, 2011

Getting Old(er)

On Tuesday, Lucy became a two-month-old. No more measuring her age in weeks - she's too old for that now. Check out the new picture with Pooh:

The day after her two-month birthday, she rolled from her front to her back. Even though I caught two instances of it on video, she has yet to replicate the feat for Daddy, so right now he thinks that I got some help from Industrial Light and Magic in creating the videos. Can I help it if she likes to exercise in the morning and relax at night?

Right now Lucy is talking to the duck that hangs over her chair and is getting very frustrated that he's not responding to her. Must run!

PS If you want to see all of the monthly posts with Pooh, just click on the "Growing" label.

Monday, February 21, 2011

You know they're serious cause they aren't wearing their cheesehead hats

I'm a little overdue for a blog post.  Lucy has been keeping us busy with equal amounts of total consciousness and unexplainable fussiness.  She can spend hours just looking at Mom and me, smiling and staring inquisitively and then spend hours in a cranky funk.  Coincidently, I seem to get a mystery illness during the fussy times and hide in the bedroom.  ;)

Lucy has also been quite troubled by the Wisconsin protests.  It's tearing her Nana and Grandpa apart!  On one hand, she thinks that Gov. Walker created this shortfall by cutting taxes.  She also sees the pension shortfalls as being part of the economic downturn and doesn't see why the unions should pay for wall street's lack of regulation and reckless greed.  She also doesn't understand why Gov. Walker won't accept the financial concessions of the unions and insists on killing the unions.  Of the five states without collective bargaining for teachers, the SAT rankings are: South Carolina -50th, North Carolina -49th, Georgia -48th, Texas -47th, and Virginia -44th.  This makes no sense to this two month old.   

But on the other hand...  hmmm... she's got nothing.  Granted Lucy doesn't watch much Fox news in this house.

I'm sure Grandpa will straighten her out in March when he makes his next visit.  ;)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Amateur hour is over.

Sara Schultz hit town on Wednesday to put an end to Lucy's reign of terror.  She's like the Wisconsin Mary Poppins.  Lucy cries... Sara taps a magic umbrella and makes it all better. :)
We've gotten some good tips and eaten well.  The wife and I are gonna hit the movies tonight and finally see True Grit (the movie we were going to see the night Lucy came a knockin').  We may need to see if her husband Jason will let us keep her.  ;)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Lucy is still amped about the Packers

It must be Grandpa's influence or the complete lack of a winning franchise in Washington, but Lucy is still very amped about the Packers Super Bowl win.  Took us some hours to get her to sleep and then we lost her for awhile... wonder where she went.

My brother Tim and sister-in-law Ellen stopped by this morning on the way to Florida for a visit.  I never thought there'd be a chance that my sister Mary could actually be the last O'Grady (Fridman) to make it down to see her niece.  /end guilt trip/ ;) 

I worked from home today so Jenny also came over to help Sarah with Lucy.  She decided to bring out her inner rocker.  

And now I have to get back to work to make up the time I spent goofing around.  Till next time. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

And like that, poof. He's gone.

My brother and nephew left this morning... well technically we parted ways last night at 4:30am after an impromptu bar crawl. Joe's buddy Isaac offered to take them in and drop them off in the morning. Sleep seemed like a bad idea when we'd have to wake up in 2 hrs to drive to BWI airport so I handed them off to him. And so it turned into an all nighter for the O'Grady boys. Hope they made it out ok. ;)

It was great having my brother and nephew in town but I think I aged 20 years. I hate to say it, but Joe is the canary in the coal mine for me. I got to get off the smokes for good, lose some weight, and get in shape or I'm gonna be moaning and coughing and struggling to get myself out of a recliner in seven years. Note to Jane: Get that man to a doctor! :p

The moral of this ramble is that we just couldn't party like we used to. Aging is a bitch!

My brother Tim and sister-in-law Ellen are going to stop by in the morning on the way to Florida and Sarah's friend Sarah Shultz comes in from Wisconsin next week. Busy busy busy.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Caught ya!

Lucy has been Ms. Personality the past few days but the frequent smiles had somehow avoided my camera lens. Finally, I got one!

She was just looking out the window here as I incessantly chattered away in a high pitch squeal.  She's finicky with those smiles and the only consistent ones are when Mommy and I come into a room after not seeing us for awhile. I think Sarah gets those more than me so I better begin phase 2 of my "Why Daddy is cooler than Mommy" propaganda campaign.  :)