Monday, May 26, 2008

to wii or not to wii

Last Tuesday was my birthday, J did great - he left a present (a picture frame) and card on the chair I nurse Gerald in (so I wouldn't miss it). Then he took me out to dinner and asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I really had no clue. So we brainstormed all week and we've kind of decided on a Wii; but I'm really torn.

I've played a few times, and it is really fun, but I really didn't want to have a game system in the house while our kids are young. I really want "outside" kids. We're lucky because most of the kids on our street would rather play outside than do most anything else. I just figure it will be easier to encourage them to play outside if there isn't anything more enticing inside. But I can also see where it would be really fun to play the Wii as a family, especially during the terribly cold and yucky winter months.

The other item I would really like is a Le Cruset dutch oven from Williams-Sonoma. But I'm not exactly cooing up a storm these days, and I could probably save my pennies and buy one for myself without too much effort. Blahhh!!!! I just hate making decisions.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

the verdict

Thanks for all of the input! I decided to return the bedding, it worked, but it just wasn't what I was looking for. I think I found it though, and I've already ordered it, it's back ordered until June, but I can wait :) Here it is. I wish you were all here to witness me stuffing the comforter back into the packaging - matching up fold lines, wedging it carefully into the cheap plastic bag, and then the zipper popped - HA!

Other reasons my day is awesome:
*I couldn't just buy the duvet cover, I did a little extra shopping :)
*Grocery store has started carrying some of my favorite little German cookies, although this could prove problematic, I'm happy for the moment.
*I woke up to Gerald absolutely cracking himself up. Very cute.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

yay or nay?


We found this last night at TJ's, I'm not sure if I'm sold. I'm thinking - maybe too plain and washed out (I was hoping for more color). I'd obviously add more pillows and possibly a coverlet. I do like the sheets that I bought, they are the same blue as the pillowcases and I think they will look good in the room, so that's at least a step in the right direction.

Monday, May 19, 2008

dear cheekbones

...please come back. I have been working hard to find you, but I think you need to help. The calves and ankles have been found and are now part of the rescue team.

Don't make us call in the authorities.

I miss you,
Alanna

Sunday, May 18, 2008

melanna party

Mel came to visit us last week. We miss her and the boys - we will come and visit soon!
BYOB (bring your own baby)


Mel showing off her mad-mothering skillz (like Kobe's microphone?)


time out


we've still got it

Thursday, May 15, 2008

new level of gross

It's Spring and we have an ant problem in the kitchen. Last year I was vigilant about taking out the kitchen garbage, not leaving dirty dishes out and keeping all unwrapped foods in the fridge. And J sprayed outside when I asked him.

I saw the first ants a few weeks ago and told him, he said he'd spray.

He didn't.

Today I noticed a bunch of ants on the electrical outlet near the sink. I wiped them off a few times throughout the day, and they kept coming back. So I decided to investigate. The ants were trying to colonize the outlet; ants and larvae everywhere. It was officially the grossest thing I have ever seen.

Ever.

Monday, May 12, 2008

more randomness

* On Sat I heard "Forever Your Girl" by Paula Abdul twice on the radio. It is now embedded in my brain.

* I take my own bags grocery shopping - on Sat I just couldn't squish everything into my bags and had to use one plastic bag. I got home and realized I had the plastic bag full of groceries, and eight additional plastic bags attached to the bag. pooh.

* My baby is into self mutilation. See evidence below.

Scarface

(it's hard to see in the photo, but he has a gash across his right cheek, and a chunk missing under his nose - I just trimmed his nails!)


* I need new bedding. The set we have is old and gross, I'm a bit sick of it, and it doesn't match our room. I thought I had the perfect bedding picked out, PB thought otherwise. We painted the room this color, and I want to somehow be able to tie the bedding to the chair in the corner. Any suggestions?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

random thoughts

* Went to a wedding on Fri, very nice. At the reception the DJ announced that he would be playing a song by Florida, as in Orlando, FL. Only in Findlay.

* J got us Tim Horton's for breakfast - he wanted to take me out to breakfast, but I just couldn't imagine waiting for a table in a crowded restaurant with an infant as being my ideal Mother's Day. Donuts and yogurt were great, but unfortunately I think that's the extent of my Mother's Day celebration. He's currently watching poker.

* CNBC has a virtual portfolio game - sort of like fantasy football for investing. I think I'm going to sign up.

* I also think that's where our stimulus check is going; I'd like to see it make more than .75%, or whatever ridiculously low amount it makes in our savings account. I'm thinking of opening an account at Schwab - anyone have any insight?

* I need a haircut.

* Gerald helped me sweep off the deck yesterday - well, he sat in his bouncy seat and talked to me while I swept the deck. And then we put out the patio furniture - now, if it would only stop raining.

* I was going to order our new bedding today - but stupid PB doesn't have any left. Dorks.

* I'm making a Key Lime Pie today :)

* We're going to have visitors next week!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

forgetful

I used to be able to remember things - people's names, what I was talking about, why I walked into X room. Not anymore.

Someone, anyone, please tell me that my short term memory will improve, soon!

note- This is also the reason I haven't been commenting as much as I usually do. Please don't think I have nothing to say; but if I read your blog while I am holding the bebe, I can't remember to come back and comment later.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

binky

Earlier Today Gerald was fussy, but I couldn't find his binky. It wasn't in the folds of his blanket, on the floor, on the couch - it was just gone.

I found it a few hours later - wedged between my boobs.

It made me think of Head :)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

milestones

Yesterday Gerald turned 2 months old. I'm having a hard time remembering what life was like before he arrived :)

This morning we went to the Dr. and Gerald was immunized. He cried for about 30 seconds, as soon as I could pick him up and love on him he settled right down. He's such a good boy! He now weighs 10.5 pounds, and is 23 inches long. His legs are finally pudgy enough to wear socks! And because I bought him a bouncer, he is taking naps during the day :) which makes me happy because he isn't as cranky in the evening and I can get a few things done. He's also graduated out of the "football hold" for nursing (holding him next to me) and I can easily nurse him while holding him in front. This makes nursing a lot easier, especially without the boppy.

"I love my bouncer!"

The Dr. did say something about Gerald's tongue. I had noticed that he is a little tongue-tied, his frenulum (little bit of skin under your tongue that connects to the bottom of your mouth) is long and so his tongue doesn't stick out very far and looks a bit forked. Since he has no problems nursing it isn't really a big concern, it might just fix itself. But once he starts talking if it proves to be a speech impediment the Dr. will just snip it (in the office) and we should be just fine. So I'm trying not to worry, we'll see how well that goes.

Friday, May 02, 2008

happy friday


My smiley little boy says "Have a great weekend!"

baby q's

1. How long do you let them cry during (the dreaded) tummy-time before picking them up? I hate this, I put my happy little boy on his tummy to play, he gets so worked up, and then it takes forever to calm him down. Aarrghh.

2. Has anyone had a problem with dry baby scalp? I don't think it's quite cradle cap, but it looks gross, and he leaves flakes everywhere.

3. Any good books on baby massage? I went to the library to look for some and there were none in our collection. Poo. I guess I'll have to spend money on one.