Monday, December 24, 2007

Finger Foods

After Baby Girl chewed off a paper airline tag off Mike's suitcase last night, I decided she might actually be ready to try self feeding. Amazing how fast they grow up! There she is with her Zwieback Toast. Yeah! After we get the hang of the toast we'll try Cheerios.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Crack Monster Live

Mike and I finally felt like real live parents this weekend. We took LB to his first live performance: Sesame Street Live... Elmo Grows Up. At first, LB didn't know what to make of it. He was excited. We had talked about seeing Elmo all morning. He ran to the car saying.. "Go get Elmo!" We got to the center, and had to walk up the large stadium stairs to our seats. He was very quiet. I think all the noise and confusion and hundreds of other children silenced him. When the room got dark, and he saw all his favorite characters running from behind the curtain, he was enthralled. I was so excited to watch his expressions! The one thing about the show that I would have changed was the length. We watched for 45 minutes and towards the end of that time, LB was starting to fall asleep. There was then a 15 minute intermission, then another 30 minutes of the show. During intermission, Daddy got suckered into buying an 8$ Elmo balloon, which I've seen at the grocery store for less, plus a blue snow cone. That snow cone left his lips and tongue blue all afternoon. Then the next day, it reared it's ugly head in his diaper. I've never seen such a shade of poop before. It was green and it stained his ass. I had to scrub it clean!!!!!!!! As we rushed out the door to make the show on time, I thought about taking the camera, but forgot. So Bad Mommy am I, no pictures of the big event. I do however have his ticket, so I can start up his collections of ticket stubs. But these days, most people to have actual tickets, just print outs! The concession stand did not sell beer. I heard that they did sell beer at the Wiggles concert a few weeks ago. Maybe the next family event will have beer!

Santa came early

To our house, and look what he left under the tree!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Saturday afternoon...

Guess what I did??? Can you, can you??? I had 6 hours to myself today!!! I Christmas shopped and had lunch with the ladies I work with. LOVED IT! I needed that time to myself. Granted, I didn't get all my shopping done, but I sure did get some of it. I'm just thankful to have hours to myself. And guess what? I made a bet with myself that when I got home the kids would still be in their pj's. I got home at 3:45 pm, and my kiddos were in pj's!!! Too bad I didn't bet money on it!

Friday, December 07, 2007

It's Friday...

I've had a crappy day.. yet Mya sent me her copy of this and it made me laugh, so I decided to do it myself
Check out my family of Elves.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


I admit it. I now use the TV on a regular basis to pacify my son so I can do things like cook, laundry, and occasionally sleep. Yes I know the daily allowance for TV should be no more than 30 minutes to an hour. I fully admit that LB gets more than that on the weekends. This past Saturday morning, we had him watching a movie at 6:30 in the morning in our bed, so that Mike and I could get a few more minutes of sleep before the baby got up. Because he had already watched over an hour of TV, I had asked Mike not to let him watch anymore. Mike shut it off, and went to get a shower. I had Little Miss and was putting away laundry and Mike was in the shower. I thought LB was with him. No. He wasn't. Mike went downstairs, to find that he had turned back on the TV (which was already on Disney) watching the Little Einsteins. Mike went to turn it off. LB looked at his father, and said: "No! My Einsteins!" and continued to watch his program. We've created a monster. At least when the show was over, he willing shut off the TV to play with his play dough.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Six Month Stats

Baby Bear was actually 6 months on the 11th of November, but we didn't have our appointment until the 28th of November.
At this time she currently weighs 16.4 lbs
Length 26 inches

This puts her in the 45th percentile for weight and the 47th for height. At LB's 6th month appointment he weighed 21.7 lbs and was 28 in long. Quite a difference!!
You can now see a bit of similarity in their cute faces!


Last weekend after the men cut down the trees, we actually did decorate the tree. It's just taken me a bit of time to post. It's been a CRAZY week. But more on that later....

We did decorate the tree with LB's help of course. Nana was still visiting with us and she was a terrific help keeping on eye out on baby girl while we got out all the boxes. And I mean boxes. It's amazing to me that much of my storage is taken up by boxes of Christmas decorations. And each year it seems that we add one more.

Now every night when we get home from school, LB takes off the ornaments and plays with them and then puts them back on the tree or in the box, whichever he feels like at the time. This year, we won't have the most beautifully decorated tree, but we will certainly have a very well loved tree. I'm sure it will wind up looking like Charlie Brown's tree shortly.