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Friday, July 27, 2007

Daddy is Home...

...and everything is right again. We picked The Chief up at the airport this morning and, though we contemplated celebrating right away by going out for lunch, we ended up driving straight home. The Chief promptly fell asleep, as did Bugga. Buddha and I watched the Rachael Ray talk show until the boys woke up. Then we all headed to The Bombay House for Indian cuisine. I was so excited! The Chief and his buddies had gone out for Indian food last night to celebrate their completion of the Bar. I was jealous. So, this was a treat for me. And, as a bonus, we discovered that Bugga has quite the international palate. :) He loved the Vegetable Samosa, the Chicken Coconut Kurma, the Naan bread, and, of course, the Mango Lassi. Pretty impressive for an eight-month-old, huh? Buddha's always been a picky eater (he only ate plain Basmati Rice, Naan, and Mango Lassi), so I'm eager to offer Bugga a wide variety of foods at a young age to hopefully avoid that drama. So, back to our celebration.... :) I didn't have a bib for Bugga, so he got really messy, but I think he had a great time. After that, our celebration pretty much ended. We went to the car wash and did a little shopping at Albertson's before heading home to take on the bed time routine. But, even though the celebration was short, I was on a high all night just having The Chief home and helping out with all the boring, mundane, normal, every-day activities. I don't know how single moms do it, but I have a lot more respect for them now. Welcome home, Papa. We missed you! Oh, and for all those who wanted to know, The Chief says there's no way to know how he did on the exam until the results are given in November, but he says he'd be shocked if he didn't pass. That's good news to me! :)

Daddy taking over the bed time routine. (Hallelujah!)

Our little Bugga Man.

Signs of a good eater. :)


Brooklet said...

Welcome back, Dan! Now comes the good ol' times of moving. Good luck with all of that! Two nights of Indian food- impressive!

Mom said...

You look good, Dan. Still keeping the weight off. Congratulations on getting through the last grueling month and exams. If you fail, it's the Scandinavian name. Scores were boosted for more politically correct names. How would you know that didn't happen? Who has oversight on something like that?

ScottnLisa said...

I'm sure it's a relief to have Dan home...I have a friend who's a single mom and when I watch how she lives her life, all I can do is sit back and admire her for all she does...single moms really do suffer. I'm with you in the sense that just one week would be difficult, I can barely handle a day. Hopefully you guys can make some time for fun together before you get back to the packing and moving business. Best of luck! (Hope you got a good score on your exam, Dan)

Lisa said...

Congrats Dan on having finished the bar. It has got to be big relief to have that over. I guess now it is on to more packing. Let us know if you still want Kev to help you move some of the furniture. Parker is really sad that you are leaving. He was begging me all morning long to go play at Sorens house.

Travis & Ashley said...

Dan, the Bar called me the other day on your behalf and asked for me to vouch for you, which of course I did, so I would be very surprised if you did not pass. Your surname did come up in conversation, however, so that remains an ever troublesome dilemma. Hollerings!