Saturday, January 27, 2007

Utter Disappointment, but All is Well

Tyler had the afternoon off yesterday, so we decided to go to lunch before taking Ada to her 6 month doctor's appointment. We went to Teriyaki Stix since we had a coupon from the Happenings Book and it was close to the doctor's office. They had new orange chicken rice bowls, and since rice bowls are practically the only things on the menu, we both ordered one. When I went to pick up the order, all I could do was stare. On the tray before me were two bowls of white rice with a few pieces of chicken on top. No vegetables, no sauce (just a few packets of soy sauce sitting on the tray). The chicken wasn't even that good. And they were $5 each! Luckily we only had to pay for one because of the coupon. Next time I want a rice bowl I think I'll pay a visit to the freezer aisle and spend $3 on something that is actually good.

So lunch was less than satisfying, but at least Ada's appointment went well. The doctor said she looked perfect. She now weighs 16 lb. 4 oz. and is 27 inches long. So she's still tall but isn't quite so big for her age anymore. Oh, and she still has a small head. Unfortunately for her, she did have to get more shots. That's the hardest part of all, but at least she always takes a good nap afterwards. Tyler was finally there to witness it. He said it wasn't as bad as he thought it would be. I guess the very first time they get shots is the most traumatic since they're so small and unsuspecting. I thought she was done with shots for a while, but she has to go back in a month for another flu shot. Rats. At least she's a healthy girl.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Why, It's Positively Sinful!

Ada has always been a fussy baby, but we discovered early in her existence that chocolate made her even more so. Consequently, for quite some time I haven't even touched chocolate, which has been difficult since chocolate is one of my favorite things to eat. I decided that when she turned six months old I would try it and see how she reacted. She is six months old today, and last night I partook of a dark chocolate torte. My sister Angie was kind enough to make it on my behalf. I made sure that Tyler (and the rest of my family) was present to witness my first bite. It did not disappoint. It was one big taste of dark, rich deliciousness. I savored every bite, and then went back for seconds. I was a little nervous to see if Ada would react, but I haven't noticed any extreme behavior. Yay! I think I'm finally good to go. I celebrated today by digging into the Christmas candy I was forced to avoid until now, thoroughly enjoying a 60% cacao Dark Chocolate with Caramel Ghirardelli Square. Mmmm....

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

A New Look, and A Look Back

Even though hardly anyone has seen my blog, I decided to go for a new look. I realized that I picked the same template that my friend Shannon has on her blog, so I thought I'd go for something a little different.

So the college football season came to a conclusion last night with the BCS National Championship game. Almost everyone picked Ohio State to win, but they were slaughtered by Florida 41-14. Florida became the first school ever to have national championships in both football and basketball in the same calendar year. (It was nearly a unanimous vote that Florida was #1, but one writer from New Mexico voted for Boise State as the national champions. They're the only undefeated team and they won their BCS bowl game. Props to that dude!) Urban Meyer is a good coach, but I'm not a fan. As my Meyer-loving husband said, "He's a big, fat sweet-talker!" I couldn't agree more. I can't trust the guy. My dislike stems from that fact that I'm a BYU fan (yes, I did graduate from the U), so the only thing I like about him is that he gave Utah the shaft and only stayed for two years.

Speaking of BYU, I'd like to put down in writing a recap of their football season since I wasn't a blogger at the time. They started the season 1-2 with close losses at Arizona and Boston College that should have been wins. After slaughtering Utah State at home (their other win was another home victory over Tulsa), they proceeded to go undefeated in conference, with notable victories on the road at then-#15 TCU and Utah. The Utah game shouldn't have been that close, but Utah gave it their all and almost pulled off the victory. BYU won on an 11-yard pass from Beck to Harline with no time on the clock. I must say that I haven't been that happy after a game in years. Tyler put a video of the last play of the game on his blog, and I watch it when I need a boost. They capped off their season with a Las Vegas Bowl victory, handily beating Oregon 38-8. It was an awesome season!

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

10+ Hours and Overtime Victories

Wow, Ada had her best night ever last night. She's been struggling to sleep well at nights for the last two months (ever since she moved into her crib), but last night she slept for over 10 hours straight! She's had three 9-hour nights this week also, so I think she's finally getting the hang of it. Too bad I didn't sleep well, though. I think Tyler and I both have sleeping problems. I have trouble falling asleep and sleeping with any noises around me, and Tyler moves around in his sleep a ton. This often keeps me awake (or even wakes me up). Tyler always seems tired after he wakes up, so his quality of sleep must not be very good. I don't think our health insurance would cover sleep specialists, though, so we're just going to have to deal with it I guess!

On a different note, did anyone watch the Fiesta Bowl last night? Wow, what an exciting game! Boise State played Oklahoma in one of the most exciting games in recent history. Boise State led most of the game, but let Oklahoma tie it up with just over a minute left on a touchdown and 2-point conversion. Oklahoma then took a 7-point lead on an interception that was run in for a touchdown. Boise State faced 4th and 18 at midfield and scored on a trick play with 7 seconds remaining. In overtime, Oklahoma scored on a 25-yard touchdown run on their first play. Boise State moved the ball but faced 4th and 2 inside the 5. They snapped to a running back, who threw a touchdown pass and cut the lead to one. Instead of kicking the PAT and sending it to double overtime, they went for 2. Zabransky faked a throw and handed it to Ian Johnson, who ran it in untouched for the victory. So Boise State finished the season undefeated and became the second team ever to bust the BCS and come out victorious. I have a lot of problems with the BCS, but I'm glad Boise State was able to tack one up for the little guys.