Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Off to Texas!

On Thursday, baby and I are traveling to the home turf. Mostly. We're meeting my folks in San Antonio, half-way across the state from my hometown. This will be Bridgette's first plane ride, and we are hoping her ileostomy bag doesn't pressurize in flight. I'm sure I'll post a picture or two from our trip later, so I won't burden you with itinerary details now, but I am really looking forward to seeing friends and family.

Per usual, all other photos and commentary are random. They cover the last two weeks or so.

The biggest news for me is that I successfully defended my master's project and will actually graduate in August. There are a few details to attend before then, but I'm basically finished. The babe was with me (or inside me) almost from day one, all the way to the end. She even attended my defense.

These folks are in my cohort. Steve and I defended on the same day, and Ryan and Kristin were kind enough to support us and attend.

And in continued randomness, here is a photo of the first fruits of the year. We have strawberries up the wazoo, and our cherry tree was most plentiful this season. We're sharing the cherries equally with the birds.

Speaking of fruit, baby eats about 1.5 bananas a sitting now...

Yum! Slinky!


Bridgette is not crawling or walking, but she is starting to wiggle out of starting position. Pre-nap, all her toys were in a nice row above her head and she rested in utter verticality. This is how I found her post-nap. Don't knock it. Progress is progress.

In further progress, I promise this wasn't how I set her down on the armchair. Again, I found her reaching (having flipped herself almost onto the floor) for my purse. Which she likes to disembowel, one object at a time.

Father's Day!

Grampa Johnson is a new father too! He rescued and adopted this cute little kitty that would have died without his help.

And last, here is baby getting hit repeatedly in the face by Piper's happy tail. The "abuse" was mutual, but we failed to get footage of baby playing Piper like drum.


Angela said...

I love the baby in the suit case. Classic. And we have similar packing challenges, diapers, bags, and all the stuff you need for the bags.
Oh and Isabella has that same yellow with hearts onsie dress, love it!!!

Lisa Merkley said...

Oh, they get big too fast! Once she starts moving more, that'll be the end of everything. Enjoy it while you can. I'm having to re-babyproof everything because Sarah is a MAJOR wiggler. Her chosen method of transportation for now is the roll, but the crawl is up and coming.

Enjoy the trip to the homeland. It's too bad we won't be there at the same time. We are planning our LAST (eek) trip to Midland in July. After that, who knows how long it will be before we get back there.

Anonymous said...

And we are so looking forward to seeing you in...TWO DAYS!!!!! Yikes! I have so much to do.

I hope the plane ride goes well for both of you, but especially for Bri and her ostomy bag.

See you soon.


Aria said...

Congratulations on successfully defending your thesis! What an accomplishment! I love the picture of you and Steve! I hope you guys have a safe trip to Texas!

123 checkoutourfamily said...

Congrats on your upcoming graduation. I know you must be relieved.

Yay for Texas! :) We're getting ready to head your way. I'm loving your garden. (Brayden found the computer) hjjujjjjnfjgjtjhtv,kkgjtjjtjjrrjjjrjjejejjjejej3jhehehhhgeggggqgg1f`g

Love the video! how funny!

Jacqueline Miller said...

Can't wait to hear about your trip. I hope the plane rides are blissfully uneventful :)

Chelsea said...

Yay wiggling Babs! Have a good trip and we'll see you when you get back.

kelgrandy said...

Wow, so much to report on. Great job on successfully defending your thesis, and on being DONE! Way to go. I love the pic of Brigette in the suitcase- so stinking cute! Hey, how was the trip to TX?