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Archive for January, 2009

A list… because I’m lazy.

  1. Teddy bear.  What a laid back kid.  It just totally amazes me what a completely different kid he is.  He’s so mellow and just rolls with the punches.  He wakes up everyday and plays in his crib.  I never feel like I have to rush in there.  He just patiently waits, chatting away to himself.  When I do get to him he lights right up at the sight of me.  He’s still waking in the night.  Two nights this week I put a little less than a teaspoon of rice cereal in his last bottle of the night (BOO HISS… terrible mother, you should never, tisk tisk tisk, blah blah blah) and he woke up at 5am, then 8.  Which is much better than what he usually does without it… 2 or 3am, then 5 or 6am, then up for the day at 7:30.  Sooo… I’m not sure I’ll continue it.  I know I’m not supposed to do it, I’m just dieing for longer stretches of sleep.  I just don’t get it… the kid is a tank.  He’s huge and eats like a man.  Yet, doesn’t even seem close to sleeping through the night.  Am I way off here?  Thinking that he should be??  I need to revisit the Baby Whisperer and see if there’s another route I can take.  Otherwise we just might stick with a little cereal for mommy’s sanity.
  2. JackJackJackJack Jack.  Yesterday Jack told me (when I was half paying attention) that he was going to hit Teddy with his piccolo-dactyl (a terradactyl with a body of a piccolo… Little Einsteins).  And he did.  Repeatedly.  All of which happened over the course of a few seconds and it didn’t register what he had said until I heard Teddy freaking out.  Today he couldn’t resist himself, while I was on the phone with my Dad (the first time talking to him since his hip replacement surgery), and he sat next to Teddy on his gym thingie (with the danglie stuff overhead) and kicked him in the head.  He kicked his brother’s head.  On purpose.  I know it was on purpose, because I watched it happen.  What happened to my good little boy?  Sure he’s been a button pusher for quite some time, but seriously he’s never been one to hurt people.
  3. I’ve been doing the South Beach Diet for a little over a week now.  And honestly it is a total joke.  I am the biggest cheater ever.  I make up my own rules (I can have one glass of wine, honey with my yogurt, Weight Watcher desserts, oh and this peanut butter cup isn’t going to hurt me, crepes for Christopher’s birthday – it was his birthday for pete’s sake, I had to, cupcakes for Obama’s inauguration) and then I can understand why it’s not working.  So about two pounds fell off pretty quickly.  And that’s been about it.
  4. I’m sure you’re wondering how the 30 Day Shred is going, right?  Well it’s not.  It was going great.  I was into about a week of Level 2 and somehow started doing something very wrong and found it very difficult to do regular everyday tasks because my lower back was in so much pain.  And just when I think it’s starting to get better I do about 700 too many squats while holding Teddy (which is something he likes too much to help lull him to sleep) and I’m right back where I started.  Geez.  I’m so tired of this baby weight.  I feel like someone is following me around all day, and every time I turn around I realize it’s just my ass.  And this wrinkley old lady belly.  God forbid I actually look down at it while blow drying my hair upside down.  It’s freaks me right out.  It reminds me of Oprah’s flappy flag arms.  Just a flapping in the wind.
  5. Today is the first day of sun we’ve had in about a week.  Or so it seems.  And seriously that is like an eternity down here.  It’s usually so sunny here that I’m enjoying the clouds and gloom.  Nope.  I am so ready for the sun.  And the warm weather.  And long walks in the evening.  And wine on the patio.  And taking the kiddos to the Y pool.  And playgroup at the park.  The sprinkler, and popsicles, and cookouts, and flip-flops.    Thank goodness January is almost over.

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Look What We Woke Up To

snow picnic

snow picnic

mittens

mittens

Mom & Jack

Mom & Jack

You've got a little of that hot cocoa on your face, bud.

You've got a little of that hot cocoa on your face, bud.

This picture looks a little familiar.

This picture looks a little familiar.

Remember this one?

Brrrr... it's cold out there.

Brrrr... it's cold out there.

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Pictures of the kiddos…

balancing act

balancing act

big strong boy

big strong boy

Teddy, you wanna play dinoswords?

Teddy, you wanna play dinoswords?

Chillin with Teddy

Chillin with Teddy

Rockstar

Rockstar

my sweet boy

my sweet boy

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1.  When you have two children the hamper morphs into a bottomless pit of hell.  And laundry seems to accumulate all throughout the entire house in tiny little piles.  Oh lord, the receiving blankets and the burp cloths and the jeans and socks and more socks, little tiny socks and seven pairs of socks a day from E, the sleepers and the pitifully disgusting preschool dirty shirts and pants, oh and the towels (which I’ve mentioned already), and of course that one pair of yoga pants and t-shirt I’ve had on all week.

2.  McDonald’s is delicious.  I don’t care what anyone else thinks.  And yes, I’m still on the 30 day shred.  And it feels like I’ve been doing it for months, but really I am pretty sure I’ve only accumulated about 7 days.  Ug.  Anywho, the McDonald’s probably has something to do with my lack of results.

3.  Teddy is a tank.  A 13 pound, 8 ounce two month old tank.  Like my brother says, one of these days he is going to sit up and look at Jack and say in a deep man-voice, “There’s a new sheriff in town.”

4.  Jack ceases to amaze me with his strange-ness.  One of his favorite “toys” is a turkey baster.  He pretends it’s a microphone.  He slept with it last night.

5.  My kids are cute.  Look at this kid.  So.  damn.  cute.  And as soon as I get some pictures of Jack’s new haircut I’ll load some pictures of him too…

Now what, mumma?

Now what, mumma?

Hunk of burning love.

Hunk of burning love.

His feet absolutely kill me.  Really, it's the toes.

His feet absolutely kill me. Really, it's the toes.

They have a finger-like quality.  Just like mine.

They have a finger-like quality. Just like mine.

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Possessed by the devil and ready for some pancakes and syrup.

Possessed by the devil and ready for some pancakes and syrup.

sitting still... for just a second.
Sitting still… for just a second.
RSV, who me?  Oh yes, poor Teddy bear... a post all in itself.
RSV, who me? Oh yes, poor Teddy bear… a post all in itself.

 So, one of these days things will calm down and I can update you on our first Christmas without travel which somehow still managed to be unbelievably hectic holy cow.  Until then please enjoy some photos… here.  And if you look really close you can see some of the kitchen updates… once we’re completely done with all of the details (lighting and touch-up paint etc.) I’ll post before and after photos.  Anywho, I’m getting waaaaay ahead of myself.  Enjoy the Christmas photos.  And Happy New Year by the way!  I actually made a resolution this year… 30 days of shred.  Oh my goodness I’m sore.

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