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Molly on Vacation

We’re on vacation this week. First since August! We were in dire need of one…

Lots of fun this week. Most of it has been centered around Molly. We’ll just hang out for hours, playing with her all around the house and at the parks. When in downtown Waynesville, she loves waving at nearly everyone she sees. It is now apparent that everyone in Waynesville also knows a dog named Molly.

Waynesville folks are also very attached to socks. You see, Molly pulled one off this morning and we caught it. Put it in our pocket for safe keeping (putting it back on her would just be silly at this point). And spent the next 3 hours explaining to all sorts of passerbys that yes, she did pull off her sock, it’s because she’s a Florida girl, yes we have it, thanks and have a nice day! To be fair, said passerbys were all VERY friendly and quite content to let Molly laugh and smile at them. She waved and smiled and delighted the entire Whitman’s 11:30 lunch crowd today, much to all’s content.

Took a ride up to the Blue Ridge yesterday, very fun. Started out in the 50’s at the house, nadir at 33 degrees up in the clouds on the parkway. Photos forthcoming. Timed the trip with Molly’s AM nap. She was so sweet, she woke up for a few minutes in the mountains just to say high, smile smile smile, then turned her head and went back to sleep!

More later.


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Scientists Break Brain/Twitter Barrier [Voices]

Aside from being kinda cool, think of the possibilities! I mean, what would Molly twitter if she could just think about twittering?

I think her first twitter would be “Cheerios!” if we gave it to her this morning.

From All Things Digital:

“Scientists Break Brain/Twitter Barrier [Voices]

University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering doctoral student Adam Wilson has successfully tested a “brain wave monitor” to the Twitter publishing interface, allowing him to compose a message merely by thinking and publish it to the arguably too-popular microblogging service.

Either the gates of Hell have begun to open or this is a grad student who really knows how to publicize his work by riding the bandwagon of popular culture. Both are probably true.

Read the rest of this post at the original site

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Weekend Update

Had a blast of a weekend down with the Hegland and Higdon families. Lots of pictures going up on Smugmug!


Molly is standing quite well, and sitting down from standing too! We noticed today that she has an interest in walking with help. She’ll put out her hands to you for handles, then take a step or 3 before laughing and sitting back down.

Eczema was back yesterday, and then mostly gone again by today. Go figure.

The teeth are here! Almost 6 more in the past 2 weeks! All the better for chomping down the Cheerios.

Also purchased a new Maclaren stroller last week. This would be our 3rd or 4th stroller, and I think it is “it”. Perfect height for either me or Erin, only 12lbs, fits beautifully in the Tiguan taking very little space. Quality wheels. Quite stable and sporty. Best of all, Molly seems to really enjoy riding in it! Would highly recommend it. Another great purchase from Amazon!

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More Photos, February 2009

More photo’s of Molly! Mostly taken throughout February. For more, check out our Smugmug gallery!

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Miracle-Gro (verb): What Molly does on a daily basis
Miracle-Gro (noun): Plant food. Or, as of Friday, 13th of March, 2009, Molly’s favorite outdoor snack.

Yes, dear reader. The Tighe Family (Gainesville edition) had the honor, privelage and pleasure of its first phone call to the Poison Control Hotline  (toll free! 1-800-222-1222).

Yes, it’s a good thing momma was home, because she was sure to be the cooler head than dad’s would have been. Phosphorus is just one of those electrolytes I’ve learned to respect, and I’ve never prescribed 2 teaspoons of miracle gro q2h for hypophosphatemia.

Yeah, Memories!

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5 Seconds

We had 5 seconds of independent standing today. Hurray! Molly looked like a surfer, knees slightly bent, arms out, looking all around. Finished her feat by falling forward to daddy’s arms. She was so happy!

After a stormy morning complete with tornado warnings, Gainesville brightened up to a beautiful breezy day. Molly took her first assisted-steps out by the lake. She was intrigued by the grass. Simply, ecstatically intrigued.

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More Pictures!

More pictures! Approximately 40 photos posted to our Smugmug account, out of nearly 400 taken since Jan 31.

Ran many of these through Noise Ninja. Very impressive how easy it was to use with Aperture. Seems colorful photographs fared particularly well.

These past few weeks have been a true joy. Molly is now fully and independently mobile, crawling everywhere at lightspeed. A new consonant every 2-3 days, mingled with more and more emotion.



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