Milly’s First Dental Appointment

It wasn’t really a dental appointment for her.  Amanda and I were scheduled at 3:00 and 2:00 respectively, so I took Milly to Barry’s office and Amanda met us out there.  Throughout my entire dental cleaning Milly kept asking when it would be her turn.  Barry examined her teeth after Amanda’s appointment I think.  I wasn’t there because I’d forgotten my phone at home so I couldn’t check messages or email and I was getting antsy (for no real reason, it turned out).  Barry does it just to help kids get comfortable with seeing a dentist.  When she got home I asked Milly about it and she baed her teeth for me and told me that B had said she …

“You Didn’t Build That”

I’ve thought for a while now about writing out my thoughts concerning the “You didn’t build that” meme.  Context for any possible future readers, from Wikipedia: On a campaign swing through Virginia, Obama stopped in Roanoke to speak to supporters. In his remarks Obama noted that while he was willing to cut government waste, he would not gut investments that grow the economy or give tax breaks to millionares like himself or Mitt Romney. Obama went on to say that rich people did not get rich solely due to their own talent and hard work, but that, to varying degrees, they owe some of their success to good fortune and the contributions of government. Obama said in this context: There are a lot …

An Hour or So

I feel like I didn’t see Milly all that much today.  She got up and we played tackle for a while (where I sit on the floor and she runs into me from across the room), but I took her over to Nick and Amy’s to play with Eli after Amy texted and asked if Milly would like to go over and play. Amanda picked her up after she got off work, but I was on the phone when they got home and Milly wen right upstairs to take a nap, and she took a long one.  In fact, she didn’t get up until about 4:30 when I went upstairs to take a shower.  I left the house a little …

Milly’s Balance Beam

Last week after dance class Milly said she wanted a balance beam, so Amanda called her dad and asked if he could put one together with any spare beams laying around his shed.  When Karen came to watch Milly today she brought it, and the first thing I had Milly do was call her Paw Paw to thank him.  She really enjoyed it, though she’s not quite comfortable putting her feet in front of one another, preferring to to a side shuffle. I dropped the Escape off at Jeff Gordon today and Karen picked me up and took me back home then headed back out with Milly.  I got some work done, but the Escape wasn’t ready today, which was …

Missing Cobb

Don’t worry, he’s back now, but Cobb was gone for about 21 hours today. It all started last night when Harvey came barreling downstairs to go outside to pee.  I let him out, and Cobb ran out with him.  Bruce came to go outside a few minutes later, and Cobb was by the door then, but I couldn’t remember if he actually came in or stayed out.  A few minutes later Bruce and Harvey came back in.  Usually Cobb comes in with them, but sometimes he likes to just hang out a little longer.  So I gave it a few minutes then went outside to our fenced-in backyard to look for him using the light on my iPhone. I couldn’t …