It’s been almost 30 days since I last updated this site. Some may
think that I have simply fallen off earth. Others may think, or are
hoping, that I have been abducted by space aliens. The truth is that
none of the aforementioned doomsday scenarios have come to
pass. Instead, I am my own victim.

At work I have been busy getting my unrulely and overwhelming project
back on the road to success. At times, coding this project is tedious
and mind numbingly boring. Other times doing something clever and
non-obvious makes the job fun again.

At home I have been busy with household chores. We have moved the
office from upstairs to downstairs. This move has resulted in more
space in Hailey’s room because the big person’s bed has been moved to
the Longhorn Guest Room (fka the old office). We are now ready to
accommodate guests, should any decide to venture to this area. We now
have more space in the office for books and can begin to purchase
reading material once more.

Hailey continues to change at her incredibly alarming pace. She can
understand complete and complex phrases. Pick up the paper and take it
to the trash, results in an action that resembles the phrase. She can
tell you, with her albeit limited vocabulary, what she wants. “Up
please,” is my current favorite phrase. To hear it would absolutely
melt your heart.

Hailey has moved from her crib to a toddler bed. Going to bed now
seems to take forever. Eventually this too will be easy and second
nature. For now though, going to bed seems to be the most difficult
thing in our day.

Over the weekend we were outside in the back yard when Hailey started
saying ball, ball, ball. I had to tell Hailey that there is no ball
back here. I shouldn’t have been so quick to jump to my
conclusion. When I looked up from what I was doing I noticed that one
of the neighbors kids had lobed a beach ball over the fence and there
was, in fact, a ball in the backyard. I guess she told me, I’m sure it
won’t be the only time that she is right and I am wrong.