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Watermelons, pain-killers, and diet coke (I am not pregnant)

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Questions…need answers.Watermelons:Today, as I entered my neighborhood grocery store, I walked past the watermelon section and observed two people trying to choose the best watermelon possible.  If I didn’t know better and my sight wasn’t 20/20 I’d say these two customers were patting a baby, listening to its intestines, and smelling it for a possible dirty diaper.  Really, how in the world does one choose the perfect watermelon?  That is not a rhetorical question, so please, if you know the answer I could use a little enlightenment.  My father-in-law once said that you look for a plethora “bee stings.”  That method has worked about half of the time.  What’s the key?  Anyone?Pain-reliever:Do you ever imagine what you would need if you were dropped off, washed onto, or Bear Grylls-ed onto a deserted island?  Do you have the skills and knowledge needed to survive?  I’ve thought about this, usually when I’ve got a really bad head ache and I’m starting to enjoy the comfort of modern day p…

A Gerber grad party plus one distinguished Dr. Matt Williams!

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Congratulations Matt!

Sunny Days

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Sunny Days, sounds either like a really unfortunately named country music singer or the offspring of a flower-child.  This one was actually neither, it was just  nice outside and we all thought we’d like to soak up a bit of the day’s warmth.Each time they took their turn they’d say, “Go [fill in your favorite super hero]!”  After about 5 times each, they were running out of known heroes and so they started making them up.  Most of them had the word “diaper” in the title, like Thor’s Diaper, or Doofenshmirtz’ Diaper, or Perry’s Diaper.  Weird.Miriam did NOT want to play in the cold water so after a while we brought out warm water from the house and put it in a long shallow plastic container.  She LOVED that and so did Elizabeth.  (The pictures all have a green tint because we were sitting under the green umbrella.  So now they look like baby leprechauns).All dried, dressed, and dolled up after the days water time.  I took this picture because this was the longest time we managed to kee…

7 Eleven or 6 Eleven (free Slurpies!)

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He looks like he just turned 8 but this was only his 6th birthday.  The little man had a wonderful time and got a piñata, at last, for his big day.  He’d  begged for one for probably 3 years now and finally got one.  Besides candy dropping from the sky as Isaac gave the Lightening McQueen piñata it’s final blow, we had the slip and slide and the blown up pool set up for all the kids’ entertainment.  Aunts, uncles, and cousins came including Matt and Leigh who were in town visiting from Janesville, Wisconsin where Matt will begin his medical residency soon.  Isaac’s 6th with Piñata VIEW SLIDE SHOWDOWNLOAD ALL

A 6th and a 1st!

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On 7 Eleven, Isaac celebrated his 6th birthday.  The highlight of the evening, other than the Cars themed piñata, was the loss of his 1st tooth!  Thanks to aunt Erin’s skill and a pervious tutorial given by her kids’ dentist, she was able to yank it out in one pull.  No tears were shed but a tissue was still required to soak up the bleeding gum.Isaac’s cousin Brooklyn was there for him the whole time.  Very supportive of her to do that.  I know I’d want someone with me even if I were to lose a tooth today.Ta-dah!

Corn dogs

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Reed:  Next year they’re taking corn dogs off of the school lunch menu because too many people keep making jokes about them…do you know what I mean?Mom:  I could imagine.   I wish the corn dog ban had been for a reason like they were too unhealthy, rather than the result of an unfortunately named and shaped food item.

Bir-duh!

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Ah…Douglas.  Mr. Douglas has been asking for a pet, any pet, for the last 9 years, or at least it feels that way.  He and I are allergic to the furry creatures, I refuse to have any type of reptile in the house, we are fish killers and are therefore left with one option, a bird.  Aunt Jodi happens to have a parakeet (budgie bird) that she is willing to give us.  But, before we acquire said bird, I want Douglas to be prepared for it (not sure of gender yet) when it comes.  Last night I looked up  the The Brain’s, aka, Wikipedia’s, information on budgie birds and printed it out.  Douglas was a bit shocked by the amount of literature I was giving him but after a serious look on my face, a lift of the eyebrows, and a sentence that started like, “if you want to have a bird…”, he took the papers and read.  A little while later he came in to tell me what he’d leaned, and also pointed out the luck in timing for getting this bird.  “It’s a good thing we’re getting this bird before August becau…

Babyroni and Cheese

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Miss Izzy has an endless amount of cheesy faces, all of which make me laugh hysterically.Just waiting for this little monkey to start flying.  She just figured out how to open the child gate.  Ugh!