Friday, July 31, 2009

breaking news

A nugget from our local docket:

"A Benton Ridge woman reported Monday that upon returning home from vacation, she found her pet fish missing."

Please keep a look out for any lost fish wandering through your area.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

forts are fun

JJ and I have been building forts.

We rock.

Monday, July 27, 2009

a tidy little space

Generally, I am not a morning person.
My 18 month-old son, is.
It can make me crabby.

But a quick cleanup of the dressing area of my walk-in closet has brightened my mornings considerably. I had intended to clean-up the area for months, but never got around to it. Then at the store I noticed a new 3M Command Strip product - a key rack, which would be perfect for hanging up a few of the necklaces I often wear.

Here's my closet before:

Here it is after:

It's made my mornings much brighter!
The little chotkies and boxes are all out of my son's reach (very necessary), and they remind me of some of my favorite people. My mom made the name banner for my bedroom when I was 3, I really love seeing it every morning :) Plus, it's just so much easier for me to find my accessories!

something new

I've been thinking about this, and talking about this for a long time. I decided it was time to just jump in and start writing about all of the little projects I am constantly working on. Maybe by writing about them I'll be able to keep better track of them :)

So here's a toast to my new blog
"May I write in you often,
May you inspire others,
May you always be fun!"


Saturday, July 25, 2009

sugar babies

I cruised the new Dollar Tree in town today.

I have become that cool.

After checking the supply of pregnancy tests (we finally have a dollar store that stocks them! - and NO, I did not buy one) and picking up some dishcloths (my Williams-Sonoma dishcloths love to hang out with their Dollar Tree cousins) I hit the candy aisle. Birds sang as I dodged little old ladies, sunshine filled my heart as I gazed upon row after row of brightly colored boxes, I peed rainbows.

It never fails to amaze me how fabulous the candy selection is at dollar stores. I guess the grocery store has all of the same candy, but I never really spend much time in the candy aisle (potato chip aisle is a different story). I only came home with a box of Sugar Babies (self restraint - go me!), which I am now sharing with J. I would have come home with a bag of Sugar Daddies, because I lovelovelove them - but I couldn't find any :( Oh well, candy and my little family makes for a pretty great Saturday night :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

what i should be doing

What I should be doing rightthisveryminute is packing.

We are heading to Virginia Beach in less than 5 hours. So far I have packed nothing. There is a pitiful pile of J's clothes on the floor in our bedroom, and um, yeah, that's it.

Why do I lack motivation? It's vacation for crying out loud!

I couldn't sleep last night and woke up at 4 AM - maybe that's it.

On the plus side, I have arranged for someone to come and feed Zippy while we're gone.

I think I need more coffee...

Friday, July 10, 2009

story o' the week

JJ would not take a nap this afternoon. So he was a tad cranky, and I was tired. By 4:45 I decided to turn on Handy Manny and retreat to the office for a few minutes.

JJ watched Manny and played with his toys, and was happy :) Mommy played on the computer :)

When Daddy came home he found a happy, NAKED, little man!

JJ managed to wiggle out of his clothing and diaper. (and he peed on the rug, but it could have been worse)

JJ was very pleased with himself, and he was so cute that all we could do was laugh :)

Monday, July 06, 2009

sweet sixteen

JJ is sixteen months old.

I can't believe it.

To celebrate, on Sat night he climbed out of the pack-n-play and onto the (very high) bed in my parents' guest room, made himself a little nest and went to sleep. I had the monitor turned on, and no one heard him do it. He's a ninja.

He has also started sleeping through the night. He has always slept at night, but has woken up once or twice and needed me to rock him or nurse him (still nursing! :) ) back to sleep. On June 18th I woke up and realized I had had a full night of uninterrupted sleep, he's slept through every night since (except if we've been out of town). I love sleeping :)

Last week he also had his first hair cut. We went to the barber shop and he did so well - he just sat in the chair and looked around. I made sure to save his baby hair, and he got a certificate and a ribbon for being so good, but I decided he didn't need a sucker (because I am the fun police).

I love Binky!

Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

One last milestone, JJ is finally into saying "Daddy." I know it makes J happy, but for the most part, he just runs around babbling nonsensically and singing the "Mama Song." And we think he's perfect :)