Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
I left there when missy miss was born, with the option open to work days 2ish a week. So I called when she was 3 months old or so and we had it set up that I'd call when I wanted to work, or they'd call when they needed help, or something. Turns out the only work that anyone wanted me to do was crappy stuff like maintaining the website and virus proofing the boss's home computer. But it was paying and for 6 days a month it wasn't so bad. No one said/did anything more than "congratulations" when I became registered. But then, one of the more frustrating times I was working (removing poker programs from said home computer), I saw a proposal going out - with my name on it as a staff architect. Oookay.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
We were preparing for the holiday house tour locally, and then had an open house. 1200 people wanted to see it just to see it. Four wanted to see it to buy it. Hey it only takes one right?
Anyway, I've been making snowflakes. They give money to the salvation army.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Just in time for me to have jury duty tomorrow. Sigh.
Oh and how do people get super cute pictures of two kids for their holiday cards? I need to trick them. I'll enlist my husband's help for the second attempt. They primarily turned out like this. Maybe I use it and call it artsy.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Nino is done with his antibiotics and is no longer complaining. We've had many head knocks all around this week but other than some starting-to-brown bruises, we're fine.
I'm also in much better shape this year for christmas already. I have found some wonderful things and am hoarding them. The kids are getting a play kitchen. I ought not to buy a single other thing for them, but know that's impossible. I've also discovered how much I love H & M's kiddo stuff, so if you're in the buying mood for my kids, go there. I only bought socks and gloves because I was running late. I'm going back.
On the other hand, I have no clue what to buy anyone else. I want to buy things that are fun and not clutter. And not spend so much money. Not so hard, right?
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
I'm in the process of watching the really long Thorn Birds. I just read the book. It's a bit weird to watch a movie in several days.
And the Carter's outlet rocks. Expect to see photos of Ms Thing in her new $3.99 Turkey outfit. Pants *and* shirt for that. And several other christmas treats.
Wonderful weekend, too much food, fun time with visiting friend. "Momma, I sure do miss Julie" about 3 hours after she left.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
First event is already over - Nino and his school had a parade. It was rockin'. Now I love him going to a big old public school, they get totally into it. My niece's school doesn't even reference halloween. They won't even read books about Jack O Lanterns.
When I dropped him off this morning, halloween music was playing over the PA system (outside too!), the principal was a lion, every kid was in costume, and Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty are teaching today. I just love it.
Look at this adorable, erm, scary, bat! One of his ears doesn't stand up quite right. We'll work on it before tOt.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
While waiting for a car repair, I met Mary. She was saying something to me about how hard she finds it to make decisions, like about her car battery, without her husband. And not that she is a pushover, but just emotionally knowing she couldn't run it by anyone. He died a month ago from Alzheimers. And her son has kidney cancer that's running through his whole 41-year-young body.
Then in walks newlywed, new homeowner lady, who was shopping online for her new house. Her 58 year old mother was diagnosed with Alzheimers two years ago, and she already has forgotten how to eat and speak.
I actually cried driving away. And then called my mom.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
I am also on a quest to find a case to put my ipod mini in while I exercise that keeps it on my person somehow. Damn having a discontinued ipod size.
Friday, October 20, 2006
He has also already put in a request to Santa for a SpiderMan spin brush. Now, looking at the ad, I see a fire truck and space man as well. I'm sure Santa will be able to find one.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Annnyway, she's now up to 17 lb 13 oz (that's the 6%, so she's not forward facing any time soon), 29" long (48%) and has a 97% head. According to the doc, that's part of the reason she's likely not walking. She pulls up but doesn't want to get that melon going too fast, it'll take a girl down hard. Several younger babies in the waiting room had pounds on us. But the doctor cited a new study linking large head size to higher IQ. Of course.
Meanwhile, big brother is thriving at school. Has a zillion friends, is pooped every afternoon, comes home with more artwork than eight fridges could handle, it's all good. Teachers are really good at working with what he gets and what he doesn't. I love when they tell me about little parts of him that I know and love too.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Anyway, I know for sure of two things for birthday/christmas for the big boy. A scooter, and Blueberries for Sal. We are definitely abusing the library's renewal policy.
And did you see the girl's ticker above? That's four days from now. Such a big girl.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Went to the attic and the ghost shirt is in hand. As well as a really cute other halloween outfit. No vest but we'll deal.
Secondly, while you're up there, can you find the green fleece vest in similar size? Thanks.
Thirdly, thank you to the bank for setting us up with overdraft that directly charges to our credit card. And for erasing two overdraft charges. It is not my fault. I leave $500 in our account for unforseen buffer. If you are going to write a $600 check on the 29th of any month, please check.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Working on keeping the house clean. I feel like it's starting to spiral away from me, and we haven't even had a single speck of interest yet. Two active kids is just too much. Little Miss is now standing up, pulling up, and occasionally letting go. I've been counting on her walking as late as her brother, which leaves me 3 more months. She doesn't seem to know of this plan. I'll work on that.
Lots of apples at home, what with 2 trips to Cider Hill Farm under our belt. Lots more to come, one more trip this weekend. Come over next week for apple pie okay?
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Today we're driving to Falmouth to see a house be loaded into place by cranes. Then some seafood and beer. Woot!
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
In the car, I remembered this and linked it mentally to the Charleston/Savannah/Atlanta trip this fall. We are staying in two *sweet* historic hotels for free (sort of)!! Give me a woot. Sadly, now that we're taking advantage, we're not using that card as much. Darn kids and the college savings card.
Also, we're getting the house ready to sell. I have been cleaning and organizing for a while and I'm not nearly done. I need to do things like wash the windows. Sigh. The hardest part is going to be keeping it clean. At least shoving toys into baskets doesn't take long. I hope that if I wash the windows now, a quick windex fingerprint swipe will cover me.
Monday, September 18, 2006
School is going well. I haven't had this much definition in my weeks in months, at least. Getting up and out the door at the same time 4 days a week is a big thing. And it's totally wiping him out. I'm so glad we didn't sign up for too many activities this fall, he needs just regular old downtime.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
I think we'll have playgroup party early in the day here, and then dinner and cake here for the family. I'm going to use orange and hot pink as the "theme" as well as the number one on everything. An orange cake with a giant hot pink 1 on it perhaps?
I'm going to call curious creatures as well, to find out what their rate is for kiddos parties. Nino loved it. Maybe I'll see if Ethan's mommy wants to go in on it with me for playgroup.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
So anyway. We again hired someone sort of as a favor, to redo the kitchen floor. I loved it as is, but with two dogs and two kids and life, it was a bit scratched. We had stained it. They sanded it to pretty much bare wood and then finished it. It's much too blonde for me. I'm sure I'll get used to it and it looks great in that real-estate way but it's not what I wanted. At all. And we even went away camping for this. At least we caught him after 3 coats and him saying "but it's not that shiny I can apply another" because we *bought* satin finish and we don't want it any shinier, thankyouverymuch.
I just want to be able to walk across my kitchen. Now.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
I just put all of the stores into glass containers. All the while grossed out. Some of the things didn't fit so we'll be making cookies. Much cereal is going stale, so some of that will go in the cookies too.
Friday, September 01, 2006
If things work out perfectly, we'll have no mortgage, a new house, and a vacation home. I don't see that happening, but if we have no mortgage and a new house, it'll make building the vacation home easier.
I want to go kind of nuts with the solar stuff up there, since it's entirely off the grid, but hubby wants to just keep it simple. Simple is good I suppose but I don't want to have to do anything screwy to the toilet for the winter. Sounds dumb.
Plans are underway for the I dream house. 4+ bedrooms, 2 offices, playroom, library, media room, fireplace, den, 2 car garage - oh and did I mention it's just 2100 s.f.? I rule. ;o)
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
mom to two
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend:
my husband is napping
3. Your hair:
pigtails inspired by dream
4. Your mother:
gets it done
5. Your Father:
6. Your Favorite Item:
7. Your dream last night:
weird braid extensions.
8. Your Favorite drink
regular coke if calories don't count.
9. Your Dream Car:
stationwagon with 4wd and great fuel economy
10. The Room You Are In:
office, a bit of a pigsty
11. Your Ex:
12. Your fear?
driving into water
13. Where you want to be in 10 years?
right here, mothering at least one more.
14. Who you hung out with last night?
the fam and the boatbuilder and the hubby's old pal.
15. What You're Not:
16. Your Best Friend:
I can't say there's just one now. highschool, she died. 13 years ago.
17. One of Your Wish List Items:
some sort of baby's first year book.
19. The Last Thing You Did:
nurse a baby.
20. What You Are Wearing:
life is good tshirt, jeans, bare piggies.
21. Your Favorite Weather:
cold fall air, sweaters and jeans.
22. Your Favorite Book:
The Red Tent.
23. The Last Thing You Ate:
24. Your Life:
excellent. love the fam.
25. Your Mood:
tired, still have work to do.
26. Your body:
flabby but working on it
27. What are you thinking about right now:
going to lay down with the book and the babe.
28. Your Crush:
I'm so out of touch I'm not going to even try.
29. What are you doing at the moment:
this. And watching the kids play decently.
30. Your summer schedule:
It's pretty well over now. We're going to see Real Dinosaur Bones at some point.
We went camping for the first time. It was really nice but I was glad to be home. I woke up the next day with a splitting headache, and I think it was all of the stress of the dirt, the bugs, the not bathing, the lakeside site/3 year old/campfire combination just slamming into me the moment I got some rest. Hubby wanted to go back this weekend, but I'm thankful that the holiday has it all booked up. We'll go the following weekend, after I've had my fill of screens and showers.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
We played miniature golf, which lasted 3 holes and 45 minutes. The place was packed.
We also went to old sturbridge village. Kids had way more fun than I expected. Blacksmiths are cool.
When you go to target for portraits with a coupon and don't have an appointment, expect to get what you pay for. They made me wait, and now I have to wait 15 days to pick them up. "Why does it take so long?" "It takes 7-10 days". "um . . . 15?" "the holiday?"
Right. A one day holiday makes it take 5 more days.
Oh and I changed the photos above. Aren't they just the cutest things?
Friday, August 18, 2006
I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to do next week. Babysitter is going on vacation, but I still need to get some work done. I'm thinking of finding a neighborhood girl to hang out with them a few hours for a few days. I hope they're cheap, because I still pay for vacation time. The arrangement sucks.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
And then into Boston again tonight for a cocktail/schmooze hour. It was beautiful and fun but I missed the rugrats. I now have a good structural engineer contact though. Speaking of, I need to make business cards.
Speaking of making things, I made Nino's backpack for school and it's sooo cute. I really love it and think I might just make and sell a few. It's so simple and old-school. And toddler sized. I'm not putting a full sized one on his little back. But it will still hold full-size artwork.
I would take a picture but I can't find the camera. I remember the last day I had it but no clue. I'll keep looking.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Fortunately, the chinese soup tub stayed shut the entire ride and the only thing that smells of frog water is the tub itself. I drove in a tizzy all worried.
Both kids also have a viral rash. No telling what it is, but they have a lacy but not bumpy rash primarily on their cheeks. Also present on arms, shoulders, and bum. In the sun, it gets nice and red and streaky on the cheeks and they look like I should have them shuttered up with chicken soup or something. But they're really fine.
Monday, August 07, 2006
On another note, good luck today Stacy. I can't wait to see pics of that beautiful baby girl!
Monday, July 24, 2006
Friday, July 21, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006
My dad had a segment of his colon removed today. He seems to be doing well. I'm going to see what the hospital's policy on 3 year old visitors is.
I was supposed to have 3 houses done by today. 1 is really done, 1 is very close to done, barring some plants and the like on the rendering, and 1 needs some minor changes that still will take half a day. Wonder when that day will come?
Hubby has been working nonstop as well. Until 8+ pm, leaving at 7. If I weren't able to find him so easily, I'd think he had another family. Hmm . . .
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
When Nino was a baby and he nursed to sleep, he'd nurse, his eyes would slowly shut, he'd doze off and his mouth would go slack. This is what I thought was normal.
She, on the other hand, nurses vigorously, clenching my hand but eyes closed. Gobble gobble gobble like there's not much more milk, ever. Then she decides she's done, snaps herself off (noise and all) and rolls away. Then she's asleep. She does everything with such fervor, even sleep. I crack up all the time at her little sleeping onesied back turned to me seconds after she was nursing.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
"no not four, foor"
"no not like a wooden floor, foor! like a deer has foor?"
"no not four legs. a deer has foor on his legs, on his back, you know"
"yes *sigh* foor."
"oh. well lots of things have fur. racoons, deer, dogs, horses"
"no birds have feathers"
"swans are birds. they have feathers."
"jojo says that swans have foor."
That JoJo. He's a rascal.
By the way, the spaghetti squash was good. More squash and less spaghetti than I expected but still good.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Anyway, two medium spaghetti squash are now cooling. I've never had. I hope he likes it.
By the way, my favorite cooking show is Everday Food. They actually make stuff that I *can* make. And they're ordinary people, just with a better kitchen and better knives than me.
Sunday, July 09, 2006
The fourth parade was fun. Nino was somewhat subdued - just taking it all in. Loved the firetrucks.
Here is the miss in her red white and blue:
We also had ten kinds of fun at Bradley Palmer State Park. This enormous wading pool, where I can sit with the bambina in about 3 inches of water while Nino runs into the "deep" (about 18 inches) and under the mushroom waterfall. He fell asleep mid-tofu dog at about 6 that night. If we buy a state parks pass for $35, we can go to the beach (the tidepool one) or there, any time we want. Seven trips to either pays us off. Might just.
She's going to be crawling before we know it. Nino dind't until 11 months, but she's not even 9 and close.
Oh and thanks to Zaboomafoo for dropping an ice cube down Martin's back. Tell a 3 year old that a) it's not cool and b) melon chunks, although cold, are much , much grosser than ice.
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Here she is for you pray-ers:
I also smell like pickles. Good recipe, stupid instructions to put it in a ziploc bag. Then transfer to tupperware? Thanks, but next time I'll make it directly in the tupperware. Sheesh.
Tonight we're making sour cream ice cream. I'm totally excited about it. I'm stealing the recipe from Oprah magazine but using lower fat stuff. And I love sour cream and strawberries, so we'll have it with strawberries and I'll even try my hand at a brown sugar glaze. Wonder if dinner first is a necessity?
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
He was fine. I showed up and he was all "oh hi mom".
Here are some recent gems:
"He's being nice and patient" about our 11 year old cousin. Funny that he said it, funny that he recognized the need for patience with himself.
"I'm an adult now. I can use this ice cream scooper!" Who knew that was the definition?!
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Not to mention that my house is a disaster. I have spent most of the last 6 days using it for only sleeping, and the ants have taken over. And the toys. I don't care what lessons I'm not teaching my son, I'll put his toys away so I can vacuum the cheezits.
I already miss W and Fia. I love having them close. I love just sitting around poking at the kids with them. I love picking up on conversations as if it hasn't been six months. I am already planning a trip to Ga and the aquarium.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
That girl cousin is getting so big and beautiful.
Thomas the train was fun as well. It was so stinkin hot. That place needs to seriously invest in some fast-growing shade trees asap.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Speaking of which, you're allowed to take a shower for no reason and wear sweats on your birthday right? Cause that's what's next.
Friday, June 16, 2006
But I digress. He was falling asleep and gets super-lovey. He kept going "momma, I *really* love you." *yawwwwn* Then he says "momma, you're so smart". Like that's the grandest compliment he knows. I don't really know/care if he meant it, but the fact that *that's* how he chose to flatter me. I hope he keeps that priority forever.
Anyway, we had a blast at the aquarium. He was asking when we could go back on the ride home.
Here he is with the seals:
Monday, June 12, 2006
Nino had his last skating lesson today. He's hysterical. We're taking the summer off with most of our activities and re-adding them once school starts and I see how he is with that.
When it's warm out the rink gets steamy so this is the best we get:
Also, we borrowed Lady and the Tramp from SIL who told us to be careful with it. Nino learned to remove dvds recently and did with this. I can't tell if it's scratched or has yuck on it. The one godforsaken dvd he can't ruin, he did. Sigh.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
"momma, why do you have two bums?"
"momma, can baby elephants jump?"
Houses are going well. All's working out with that.
Oh and I've joined WW. I have been on for 3 days. I am remembering all the old tricks. Primarily, I haven't stopped eating like I'm pregnant for 4 years. That needs to change.
Sunday, May 28, 2006
- Traffic with screaming kids
- Vietnamese food with good pal
- Breakfast at 9:30 still too early for nyc
- Vomit all across the Judge Leonard suite
- Ironing when all smells like vomit
- Lovely wedding
- Noisy boy-train at reception
- Red wine all over new lime green sweater set
- Four of us sacked out in king size bed by 10:15
- Super-dark hotel curtains keeping kids asleep until 8 (must find some for Nino's room asap)
- Trying to wash out vomity clothes/ironing them dry, unsuccessfully
- Smiley cookies for breakfast
- Boy eating lots of new things at Dim Sum
- Wet car floor en route home
- Beautiful new parkway route
- Record time drive home, considering pee/boob/stretch stops en masse
- Altogther very fun, lots of time spent with old friends, making me want more
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Career Inventory Test Results
personality tests by similarminds.com
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
I'm kind of insanely excited about sleeping elsewhere. I hope the travel on the long weekend isn't sheer hell.
I'm also really glad to be licensed, when I'm going to see so many archifriends. I'm 20 lb heavier with big lactating boobs but hey I have a stamp!!
Thursday, May 18, 2006
"god is a big guy that made everything"
"what does god look like?"
"um . . ." (interrupted)
"does god have a dump truck?"
"is it yellow or orange or red?"
"all dump trucks are god's dump trucks."
"You know what god is, when you see a beautiful thing, like the sky or a butterfly, or you hear music you love. When you love something, that's god. God is that feeling."
"Momma! I see the blue sky!! Right there!!"
Monday, May 15, 2006
Mothers Day was nice, I got some nice things. I guess if you tell your husband what he's giving you, he comes through. Yes, he found a place that frames in a day, but he did it. We had everyone over for brunch, which my mom had catered, but for the meat and juice. Success.
And today schools were closed, which means skating was cancelled, which I had no idea about. So we showed up, and Nino was excited because we haven't done much of anything for days. So we went to the pool this afternoon, where he is now swimming all.by.himself. with a bubble. I will get photos.
Friday, May 12, 2006
|Your Birthdate: June 17|
You tend to find yourself lucky - both in business and in life.
And while being wealthy is nice, you enjoy sharing your abundance with others.
You put your luck to good use: you are very ambitious and goal oriented.
Often times, you get over excited and take on more than you can manage.
Your strength: Your ability to make your own luck
Your weakness: Thinking you can do it all
Your power color: Bronze
Your power symbol: Half Moon
Your power month: August
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Speaking of poop, can I just say that changing your own child's diaper isn't gross. Changing some other kids makes me want to vomit. Still, a shower and hours later I feel diiirty.
I'm going to use this to share all the wonderful 3 year old questions that come my way. Yesterday "momma, is Santa Claus old?" yes "is he going to die?" no.
Had my first working meeting with real sketches today about The Houses. Very exciting, very good feedback. It's so cool to really be architecting how, where, when I want to be. I want to build one.
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Monday, May 01, 2006
He's finally getting into skating. The first session he was fearless and did great. Then he learned that he just might fall, and last time barely moved the entire time. Now he's realizing that even if he falls, no biggie, and is getting back into it. It's so funny that he's doing this skating thing, because neither of us is into it. God knows where the idea came from.
Oh ya! Want to hear about the bizarre dream I had? There was this epidemic going around and I was pregnant. So we decided that we were going to go to Maine and wait it out where we wouldn't see people and hopefully stay healthy. So I was begging my doc to give me a c-section right then so we could leave. I was full term. Well then Nino gets the disease. But the disease was zombie-ism, and transmitted through eye contact. My poor baby was sick and I couldn't look at him. Fortunately, my OB let me in that the docs (like all doctors were in cahoots) had nearly found the antidote, and Nino's case wasn't that bad.
Friday, April 28, 2006
Now we get to find a thermos and school clothes and all that fun stuff.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Speaking of which, tomorrow I'm starting the Sacred Heart Medical Diet. It's a week that will get me jump started I hope. If I want to, I'll alternate one week on one off for a while, but one week and 10+ lb will be enough for now. And the week off won't be all cake and butter. I think the hardest part will be teh weekend, but I'll be on beef and brown rice by then.
Friday, April 21, 2006
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Off to iron and masking-tape hem his easter garb.
Monday, April 10, 2006
Sunday, April 09, 2006
This morning we have an easter egg hunt at Arthur's house. I'm sure I'll have photos to share.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
The windex is out because there are ants. Already. It's snowing a few miles away. Make up yer mind.
Nino wanted to make cookies for the Garbage Truck Man. So we did. And neighbors. She's pregnant. She needs cookies. That way, we get like 2 and pass them off.
Isn't this the cutest easter bunny you've seen in a while?
Monday, April 03, 2006
Saturday, April 01, 2006
Friday, March 31, 2006
He's gonna sleep like a log.
Additionally, Netflix shouldn't let you get the "bonus features" dvd for a movie unless you've already rented the movie. Stupid. Now we have to wait another week until we get it. Rrrg.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Today I instituted the "sanity drive". It consists of plunking both kids into carseats, driving through mcd's for a diet coke (although a coffee would count too) and driving the 14 mile bridge-to-bridge loop. It worked and by the end I was excitedly pointing out street sweepers again to Nino. Although he did start making *that* awful noise again (you know it, it goes a little like "maaaahk" in order to wake the baby) and the trip to the buffalo store was truncated. "momma, why are we almost home? What about the buffalo store?" "you made that eardrum-shattering noise and now we're going home". He's not too scarred.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Drove to New Haven and back Friday afternoon. The reason all four of us were in the car was so that we could have an adventure. Instead, the backhoe was enormous and hubby didn't want to just leave it somewhere so we drove 6 hours with two small kids. Not ideal, but you know they weren't that bad. Slept most of both ways, up for dinner.
My dishwasher is leaving little specks all over everything. I think it's time to break out the Tang. I bought it for this purpose and still haven't actually made/tasted it. I'm tempted every time, but just can't do it.
I nearly forgot! I met Evan yesterday. He is 8 weeks old but was 9 weeks early, so right now he's about newborn size. He looks it. He's perfectly adorable. Such a peanut. Makes my 15 lber seem enormous. I love his little dark fuzz and daddy's heavy lids.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Hubby turned 40 on Monday. We hosted a little shindig. By little I mean "not many others than the family" but even with just local family, it ends up at 20 people easily. I made *lots* of meatballs. It was a hit.
Yesterday I worked all day. I have to figure out what I'm going to do. I like getting away and making money for a few hours a week, but only being a few hours a week means I'm relegated to kind of crappy work.
And today we start swimming lessons. He's really excited, but our only option was 4:30 pm, so he needs a nap. I am perfectly willing to drive him around to get that. I need a stamp pad for my new stamp (woot) so I'll just get it a bit further away.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Monday, March 13, 2006
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Meanwhile, it's gorgeous here. We're all sniffling. Something is blooming.
Oh and little miss has her bottom in cloth right now and she will for the forseeable future. It is keeping in her explosions, and keeping those nasty crystals off her perfect skin. I don't remember this with Nino but she gets them all the godforsaken time. It oogs me out. I'm okay with washing her poop. It's not that exciting yet though. Ask me when she starts eating food. ;o)
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Speaking of the gym, I am back. I re-activated Monday, and have been each day since. I'm trying just to have 20+ minutes of aerobic activity until I feel that's not doing anything. I did 25 min on the bike at first, then 30 min on the elliptical, and today was 15 min on the elliptical, but dragging a 3 year old around the pool must count for something. Besides, it's nice enough we'll go for a walk later.
Our garden seeds have arrived. I am going to dig out those little greenhouse-tray thingies and Nino will help me load them up. We're just doing a few things - strawberries, cucumbers, broccoli.
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Anyway, he should sleep well. "My tired momma".
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Monday, February 27, 2006
Now we're trying to figure out celebration. We were going to find a sitter and do a grown-up thing, but this is my party and I want those kiddos there. I like going out with them and showing them off, and I can still have a glass of wine with them there.
Additionally, Nino is totally into Bambi right now. Of all weird things. We got it free at the movie rental place, and we've watched it like nineteen times. He doesn't mind the mother dying bit, because he loves the daddy deer and his big antlers, and that's how we get to see him. He does constantly talk about the fire.
And we've been totally into making ice cream. Yes, it's single digits out but we like it. We made strawberry on Saturday, and today was mint chocolate chip. Fresh mint. Mmm. Sounds so much fancier than the actuality - we had fresh mint but no extract. So fresh it was.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Today the girl had her first "solids" - I shared an animal cracker with it. She chomped and sucked like she knew exactly what she was doing. She had about a thimblefull of mush. I'm a bit worried that Nino saw me do it and now will be "sharing" everything.
I was put into a rotten mood last night by three thoughtless events by my husband, one of which (onions on a sandwich) gave me a headache so I felt even worse. Bleh. I need a good nights sleep. He's out on a walk (yes, in the single digit temperatures, so sue me) with Nino, who I hope will be in bed moments after the dinner I'm preparing, and we can talk like adults and watch silly tv or something.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
I also took him ice skating today. I was worried since I had to put skates on too, but it was fun. I need a nap and a backrub though. I carried both of us awkwardly around the rink.
Monday, February 13, 2006
I love these stolen "dates" we get. I need to have him in my lap with no competition.
On the way home as they both slept, I was struck by how absolutely I love them. It hurts my heart or something when I think about it. And when he cried in the theater, I was on the verge of tears myself. It hurts me for him to hurt. I'm such a sap sometimes.
And this little girl who needs me so very much. To wiggle a laugh out of her gets me every.single.time.
Even on days like today, when I have to change her and (literally) hose her down in the kitchen sink because of the havoc amoxicillin is wreaking on her GI system.
3 names I answer to:
3 parts of your heritage:
3 things that scare me:
driving into water
harm to my babies
thunder + lightning
3 of your everyday essentials:
sloppy toddler kisses
toothy baby smiles
3 things you are wearing right now:
3 of your favorite songs:
Atlanta - Alison Kraus
100,000 miles - spearhead
Opera Singer - cake
3 things about the opposite sex that appeal to you:
sense of humor
3 things you want in a relationship (other than real love)
3 of your favorite hobbies:
3 Places you want to go:
Italy with the fam.
Philly for the shindig.
3 things you want to do before you die:
Have another kiddo.
Be a hot skinny momma.
See my kids success - wahatever they want it to be.
3 ways that you are stereotypically a female/male:
I love babies and puppies.
I eat pickles and ice cream when pregnant.
My hubby gets the brunt of my abuse.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
I really want to want to eat better. I can do it. Hubby brought home one whoopie pie for the whole family for dessert, and you know what? It was plenty. My four bites of gooey calories. It was fine. I need to remind myself that's all it takes. I need to be happy in a bathing suit this summer. I want to see fellow alum at that wedding and be smokin'.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Saturday, February 04, 2006
Friday, February 03, 2006
Friday, January 27, 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
Sunday, January 15, 2006
My sweet boy today, said "I want to tell Santa thank you". Could I love him any more? We colored a Bob the Builder picture to send to him. What child wants to thank Santa? :adore
Monday, January 09, 2006
I'm also going to work tomorrow for the day. At least I think the day. We'll see how it goes. I hope she does okay with the bottle. She isn't all that great about it yet. I'm just too lazy, too. Sigh.
Here we all are:
Friday, January 06, 2006
I took an exam yesterday. Hopefully I'm done now. Finally. And the girl and I were separated for about 5 hours. She sort of took a bottle but happily snuggled with my boobs for much of the afternoon.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Anyway, no shots. 32 lb, 37". Perfectly healthy, 50%, and she was overall impressed. "Other than a bit of dry skin, all's well". Apparently at 3 they should be pedaling a tricycle but it's not exactly tricycle weather, so he can't quite do that.