Friday, August 31, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Ah, it doesn't really matter. I am leaving in about 14 hours and Patrick will be home in 1. I am pretty much packed, just need to add my toiletries in the morning. I still would like to polish my toenails and file my fingernails. And switch Ruby's car seat into the car we are taking to the airport. That's about it!
We had our friends over this morning and it was fun. Chaotic, but fun. We are quite the procreating bunch.
Susan brought a little purple sweater over for Ruby that she immediately fell in love with. It has a cow on it, you see. Kate put it on her and she wouldn't take it off until after she woke up from her nap. Poor little sweaty girl. (we do have the AC on.)
Oh yes, Kate didn't like the Prestige at all. She thought it was mean spirited and she seemed a little surprised at how much I liked it. Lighten up, Kate! A little deceit, mental anguish and revenge never hurt anyone! (haha!) ;)
Monday, August 27, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
We headed out this morning happy and excited. The sun was shining and there was a lovely cool breeze.
After a while, I parted ways with Kate & Oliver and tried to find a pay phone. People. Do you realize how screwed you are without a cel phone these days? There are no pay phones ANYWHERE (that I could find) and 3 businesses said I couldn't use their phone...me with a baby strapped to my back! It's so odd to have hundreds of people around you who you KNOW have phones in their pockets and you can't find a public one. I knew I should just ask someone and I finally did...a young college girl who was so sweet about it. I got a hold of Patrick and we finally were reunited. James did run about half a block towards me with his arms out...pretty cute.
So, our family fun morning turned into two separate jaunts around our state capitol. We went to the thrift store for a little bit and then came back home. (just found one little gift.) Patrick napped when the kids did and I am anxious for him to get up so I can leave for a while.
In other news, tomorrow is our 12 year anniversary. TWELVE years!! Our neighbor is watching the kids so we can go out for brunch...I'm so looking forward to it.
Let's see, what else? I did have a fabulous cup of coffee this morning. It's sad how a really good cup makes me realize what crap I drink most of the time.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Has anyone read the new fall issues? Is there any one that you loved in particular?
I think we'll go for a walk. I don't really want to but it is so nice out. I just want to keep drinking coffee and reading the Everyday Foods cookbook I got from the library.
Oh yeah. Ruby can say MORE now. She had been signing it but said it out loud this morning. We were making mini banana muffins and I gave her one chocolate chip to try. I turned around to put them back in the cupboard and I heard this little, urgent voice behind me, "moooooow." She is also making cow, puppy, kitty, piggy and sheep noises. She says apple, too.
Yesterday I told Kate how she put a scrap of paper in the garbage and then shut the closet door, just like we do. I told the story like it was the cutest thing in the world and we just laughed. She said she understands though...I can't help myself, I just think almost everything this little girl does is soooooo perfect. It's fun. (except the biting. the biting is not fun.)
I hope you all are having good Fridays...it's almost the weekend! Yay! Any big plans?
York Harbor is one of MY FAVORITE PLACES IN THE WORLD.
I hope they enjoyed it because they'll be back there next week.
Can't wait! :) xoxox
p.s. If you haven't noticed...we tease eachother a lot in my family. It is done in a loving way and not (usually) meant to harm. teehee.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
(there are about 12 of these to get one like the one above.)
Now I am ready for Patrick to come home so I can continue my password changing and finish my mei tai! 45 minutes and counting!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
it's like sewing a giant squid
always at least one casualty
pocket detail (I was proud of this) just needs to be top stitched all around and tie ends finished
morning bubles, come here for a minute (I just couldn't show you my face...up until midnight)
the back carry!
I don't have long to write now but I am very happy this morning. How cool to make something and have it actually work! It's very comfortable, too. I have a little tweaking to do and may cut off the top flap...not necessary for us. The fabric cost $17...so that plus about 40 hours of labor...I saved a lot of money! :)
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Of course, I had to try it on, even though the shoulder straps are the only thing attached right now. This is kind of how I look, minus the beard and leather belt.
The padding on the shoulders makes them stick out instead of lay flat. Maybe with the 18.8 pounds of baby (for those who are curious about her weight) in there they will look better.
May the force be with me.
See, I started sewing my carrier last night so my sewing stuff is all over the table. I have all 4 straps done and am going to stuff them with some fleece today for cushion. I hope to start sewing it together tonight. I am taking my time with this and trying to do a good job. I actually pressed these long straps before sewing them...made it so much easier!
Sometimes I don't want to try my best because I think it will be so much sadder then if I fail. However, once I actually start doing something right it feels so good. Typing this out, I see how this relates to a few areas of my life. Does anyone else experience this?
after waiting for hours and hours, edited to add:
Okay, nevermind. Me, neither! I was just kidding! (hahahhahahahahha)
Monday, August 20, 2007
Wednesday: chicken drummies & sweet potato fries
Thursday: pork roast & garlic mashed potatoes
Saturday: chicken & black bean tostadas
Sunday: beef, brown rice & veggie stir fry
Monday: chicken noodle soup
Tuesday: taco casserole
Wed: Like I care! AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA
Sunday, August 19, 2007
- eyebrow waxing
- finish grocery shopping
- pay bills
- fill out preschool paperwork for wed
- preschool meeting wed night
- book group meeting mon night
- host playgroup tues
- leave next wed morning...early
I hope you all had a good weekend and are feeling refreshed for the week ahead.
Thank you to everyone who stops by. I think it's really sweet that you would take a little time out of your life to read about ours. xoxo
Friday, August 17, 2007
I am tired but happy and excited to see my Dad. James just got out of quiet time so I'm going to go hang out with him for a bit before Ruby wakes up. I probably won't be around this weekend much. It's so much fun to have a day or two off and then see all the new posts on Sunday night. :) Have a great weekend, everyone. xoxo
Thursday, August 16, 2007
James is napping so I made the white puree for our oven fried drumstick coating for dinner tonight. I pulled out the drumsticks, from happy little Whole Foods chickens, to take the skin off and they totally smelled like fish. SICK.
Now I have to go to the grocery store when he gets up and buy more drumsticks from chickens that undoubtedly had a hard and hormone filled life with nary a free range in sight.
One step forward, two steps back.
My work here is done. Almost.
I tell James to suck it up or he'll be leaving with a mullet. I walk away to put Ruby down and she immediately goes back to the bottles. I spy the suckers on the counter and quickly unwrap a yellow one. Oh Ruby, I call. She stumbles over and begins to suck greedily on the banana flavored choking hazard. James is finally finished with his cut and flies out of the car, almost breaking his kneecaps, towards the Mike & Ike machine. I pay the stylist and ask her for some quarters. On my way out, I catch the eye of a gentleman waiting. He looks at me coolly and I am imagining what he is thinking of me and my 2 kids, both eating candy at 11:00 in the morning. I smile sweetly at him and say to James as we pass, "What a good boy, let's go get some ice cream!"
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
J: I'm going to poke your eye bulbs out.
S: Don't say that, James. It's not nice.
J: (laughing) That's what my gramma says to me!
(a while later)
J: I'm going to put you in the garbage and you will go to the dump.
S: Well, then who will be your mama?
S: The same gramma that's going to poke out your eye bulbs? Good luck with that.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
- She likes a long, leisurely morning nursing session. She lies there playing with my hair and staring out the window. I like when she wakes up a little before James so he doesn't have to witness this. (makes him kind of antsy)
- Her perfect little body. It's all just so soft and cute and kissable.
- That she tried to help James wipe his bum, with her bare hands
- If you ask her if she pooped she will pause and make a little grunting noise (I realize this may not be cute to anyone but me.)
- If you say, "no choking, Ruby", she will make a little choking noise
- She said yum for the first time at dinner last night. (pizza)
- I gave her a long hug today and she curled right into my neck and said thank you.
- She gives Patrick kisses and hugs before he leaves in the morning and then says "byebye dada"
- Yesterday morning she brought me the clothes she has on over her jammies in the picture. She handed them to me and started nodding yes.
- Her vigorous nods, usually used to answer important questions like, "do you want your pants on?" and "milk & night night?"
- How she wanted to sit on the potty the other night and then looked at me with big eyes and signed help.
- She loves to read and each book needs to be read twice in a row
- I took her for a walk and asked, "hand?" She put up her little hand and walked with me that way for the first time.
- She has kind of a deep voice
- She likes to make out with James in the morning and at bedtime. James used to like to do this with me at this age so I am happy to have someone else to share the burden.
Monday, August 13, 2007
I tossed a ton and just straightened up what was left.
This is my bin above...what a mess! I got rid of a ton of old makeup and this is what I kept:
The towel shelf even needed help:Pretty easy fix!Yay! One down, 14 to go. :) For more great tackles visit 5 Minutes For Mom.