Friday, October 31, 2008

happy halloweener

Here's Baby Frankie :)

Like the squint? That's his new 'cheese' face, and that's his poor little rug-burned nose.

Trick-or-treat was last night and we went to five houses; I already ate all of the good candy (left the dum dum's for J). Best of all my mom was here!

authentic scars, red-eye courtesy of my awesome camera skills

while at yoga

"Place your face on the mat and thread the needle." And *poof* I am stuck - face firmly planted on the mat. Panic set in, but I managed to wiggle my way free without causing an embarrassing scene. I also fell asleep while in 'relaxation pose.'

Happy Friday!

PS - Tena at My Therapy "booed" me for Halloween - so Boo! right back at you :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

teeth and stuff

Gerald now has four teeth.

Yesterday I was sure it was only three, but there are most definitely two teeth on top. This explains why he hasn't been sleeping very well (he ends up in our bed EVERY night), or napping very well, general crabbiness, and his new binky-addiction.

Swimming class is going well, he's having a lot of fun in the water, and so am I! I signed up for some aerobics classes at the Y this session - yesterday we tried the day care out again. He did great, played in the baby section and then watched the big kids. I think being away from him for an hour was good for me. Mon and Wed are tough - J bowls those nights and it's really hard not to resent him (just a little) for being able to come home, change his clothes and leave right away, and then not return until after Gerald has gone to bed. Don't get me wrong, I love staying home and being with Gerald, but when the day has been challenging....

Tomorrow is trick-or-treat for us. I made Gerald a Frankenstein's Monster costume - it turned out pretty cute!

Friday, October 24, 2008


I'll confess, I'm anxious for this election to hurry up and get over with. I really don't care about the 5 daily phone calls I receive from both parties - caller id and silenced ringers help with that (sorry if I've missed your calls!); nor the political adds, I just FF through them anyway. No I just want to know who will win. I need to know how my life is going to change.

Let's face it, there will be sweeping changes no matter who is elected, I'm just predicting that my family will end up on the low side of the teeter-totter if one candidate is elected, and if the other is elected we should (hopefully) remain on the some-what high side. Waiting is just no fun :(

At least I have Cake Wrecks!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

not his fault

Yesterday Gerald figured out how to climb out of the bumbo; he also mastered opening the bi-fold closet doors.

This morning he's been practicing lowering my desk chair while I am sitting in it.

Our little engineer can't be blamed, his gene-pool is skewed. :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

oh no you didn't

Yesterday was baby swim class (no pictures - the camera is dead, arrgh). There is one little girl that we always talk to, but I didn't know what her name was (her mom is sort of out there).

Her name is Hermione.

*oh you have got to be kidding me*

Friday, October 10, 2008


Freshly picked from today's public record:

Deputies responded to a domestic call at a Strong Avenue residence at 3:14 a.m. Thursday, after a man got upset that his girlfriend had given the last pickle to her son. No arrests were made.

A pig was reported running loose near the intersection of Ohio 186 and Hancock County 131 at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, but had disappeared by the time officers arrived.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

the haps

We've been busy...

*trip to Muskegon to visit with J's family and go to a baby shower, Gerald is not a very good rider after 2 hours... sort of turns the car ride into hell.
*swimming classes! Next week J is coming with to take pictures - it will be the only time a picture of me in my bathing suit will appear on the blog...EVER.
*we were supposed to go to the pumpkin patch on Wed, but it rained :( so we just went to play group instead.
*last night I drove up to Ann Arbor to attend a baking class at Zingermann's. It was awesome! I would highly recommend a class there. I took the class with my mom, we learned how to make German pretzels, and we used lye! I made a dozen pretzels and brought them home; we had some for breakfast and some for dinner and I took a few over to the neighbor's because she watched Gerald this morning while I had a dentist appointment. I learned a few interesting things - we used leaf lard, which was new to me. It's the lard that surrounds the pig's liver (or maybe it was kidney?), and it is a liquid at room temperature. It is also the purest lard in the pig. And we also had a great discussion on the different flours available, and another about yeast. So fun, so informative, so yummy!