Saturday, January 29, 2011

Gorgeous Saturday

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day today There's nothing like Sixty-five degree sunshine in the middle of winter to do wonders for your mood and productivity. Trudy and I hung out under the carport potting broccoli and onion sprouts while Dave took down the dog pen and replaced it in "the field" for our new garden area.

Red Onion

There's a list of about 5 reasons I keep my nails super-short. Now there's 6 reasons.Trudy's diapers got a much-needed sun bleaching. I just love the look of fluff on the line!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Introducing solids - attempts number 2 and 3

We tried to coax Trudy into taking some rice cereal mixed with breast milk in a bottle when she was 5 months old. She wasn't impressed. Now that she's a few days away from turning six months, I thought I'd attempt the same concoction in a cup.

All ready to go
Bring it on!
We wound up with a big mess as I expected. She made a face, spit it all out, and wound up wearing the cereal. she was however very interested in chewing the lip of the cup. *sigh*
Who? Me? And what might I ask is wrong with just nursing the rest of my life? Mommy has a few reasons. :)

Fast forward a couple days and I decided to try some bananas. I read that breastfed babies tend to like bananas while formula-fed babies tend to like cereals. Here's the reaction the bananas brought.
I'm not going to force solids on her so I guess we'll just wait until next month and try, try again!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Jumping Trudy

Trudy loves her jumper! (for about 10 minutes at time)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Brandon!

Brandon celebrated his 16th birthday exactly how you'd the DMV! He passed his driver's test with a 97%.

My husband tells me every male needs a machete. I'll take his word for it.
The Pulaskis got him a car. ;)
Mom and Dad wrapped a note telling him to look in the truck of the car. We've been big on hiding gifts in this family this year.
A laptop and printer! That's a pretty sweet 16 even if you are a guy.

Trudy with her Aunt Katy before she started getting cranky. Trudy, not Katy. Ha!Happy birthday, Cuz!

Monday, January 10, 2011


We got 8 inches of snow overnight! While Trudy was napping, Dave and I rode the 4-wheeler around the yard and street.

Just beautiful
Tire tracks

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Grape me, minions!

Ok, we gotta crack down on the spoilings before she gets completely rotten! ;)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

5 months

Trudy is 5 months old today so it's time for the monthly rocking chair/onesie picture

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Family Picture

We were all wearing similar colors today so I had Mom snap a pic. Dave is so enthused as usual.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

This is what happens when Daddy isn't home to rescue her. Isn't she the cutest New Year's baby you've ever seen?