Friday, September 30, 2011

When the husband is away

the wife will eat a lot of cheese.  mmm dinner.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Very vanilla

SO I was just looking at this pic of G$ where he's all "later mom.  I'm going on a trip.  No.  don't call.  I'll call you.  Yes, I'll brush my teeth.  No, I'm not poopie.  Stop asking.  it's so embarrassing.  I promise."

And I'm all... that kid is cute, but uhhhhhhhhhhh how boring is that whole scene?  Other than the fact that I let my child push around a piece of luggage for approximately 30 mins.  Whatevs.  Probably worse is that piece of wreath that stayed in that same spot for like 4 days when I pretended it wasn't there and then was constantly concerned it was dog poo for like .5 seconds then remembered my laziness... and my poor memory.

So I'm thinking of painting the inside of our front door.  well, and now the outside too.  We have a total cliche red door and I think I'm over it.  I think I want to go blue.  Ok, lets be honest I want to go turquoise, but I know the Ben Black won't go for it.  SO I'm thinking of this color of blue.  Islandy, no?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

From the mouth of babes...

Ben:  I've seen a LOT of pad commercials lately.
me:  Really?
Ben:  Yah, they're creepy.

Monday, September 26, 2011


The Seestor and her familia came to spend this past weekend with us.  Courtney, Chris the Ell-Monkey and the Little Peanut (or baby Broo Broo as Elliott calls her.  Or Brooklyn because well...that's her name.)  Anyway, it was a damn good time.  I should have worked a little harder on saying hot damn.  It didn't make it into the weekend.  I blame being off on a sinus infection, running 12 miles on Sat, and the bevvies consumed.
"I coloring."

Sweet happy little baby.  

I like that it appears they are playing together.  The truth is that G desperately wants to play with Elliott and Elliott is 2.5 and says that everything is "Mines" and subsequently wants to do everything G is doing.

Can this baby be any more beautiful?  I think no.  He also apparently calls fortune cookies "cookie nuts" which I find to be hilarious.  So I asked if he liked big or small ones.  I'm an awesome aunt.  

My baby loves to sit (for 1 second.)  He really likes to get in chairs and sit on them.  Well, chairs and dogs.

Said in my best Slick Willy (Bill Clinton) voice... "I did NOT eat any chalk."

The stand off.  The show down.  Ell saying "Mines colors!"  Griffin REALLY wanting to be together.

I really wish I had videoed them in the wagon.  Griffin was touching Elliott with one finger and making him freak out.  It was awesome.  Love those boys.  And those cheeks hanging out of that bottom.  

And yes.  We are in the front yard.  With a plastic pool.  And children with swim diapers and no suits (Or swim soups as Elliott says.)  And maybe a cocktail.  

It was a classy weekend.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


We'll be in jolly ol' San Francisco.  What?  People don't say that?  Whatevs.

We're staying in union square.  What MUST we do?  Keep in mind we mostly love eating and drinking and shopping.  Ok, mostly the first two.

SO give me your details.  What do you think?  (Ps.  We will be sans baby.)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What does a monkey say?!?!

So I had to take the G$ to physical therapy with me today.  Which was 1/2 success 1/2 utter fail.  So I'm busy hooked up to some e-stem, G was in the jogger and started fussing because Brown Bear and snacks were no longer cutting it.  This new girl comes up and is talking to us--tells me about her nephew who is 5 months, but was 3 months early then switches to the baby--which is totally fine by me because HELLO, he's totally cute.  And I think a genius.

Then she's like how old.  I tell her.  She starts asking him all the different sounds animals make.  Cow.  moo.  (we kind of have that... in one book.)  Then she asks about Monkey and I go... oh, he doesn't know that one yet.  She is all "oh... I thought that was like one of the first things all kids learn."  Then walks away.  I'm sitting there with my dumb kid who doesn't know his animal noises.

I WANTED to tell her that he can point to your eye.. and the eye of things in books.  He knows ball.  Maggie.  Dog.  Down.  Hi.  Bye.  (no.) Mama.  Dada.  and can do SIGNS.  (and calls birds dogs, whatever.)  He can also say light and night night and lambie (his lovey) and Jenny (one of his day care ladies.) But, I held my tongue.  Because she doesn't care.  She wasn't judging me.  Unless she was judging the yogurt that was posing as hair gel today.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mom of the year...

I've had that as my subject before.  I'm going to say it's because I'm fully aware of my momtastic short comings. Like last night when my baby was screaming when I put him to bed which I tried to ignore (I know you think I do that a lot, but I don't).  Then He wasn't laying down (this was only after maybe 5 mins) and I go up there and he's got a major poo.  Then he's signing "eat eat" and I'm all You JUST HAD DINNER you tiny little manipulator and laid him back down after a song and still awake awake awake... only to go up there and get him and feed him an ENTIRE BOWL of something.  So apparently my baby was starving.  I also picked him up today and he hadn't eaten much at daycare because he has a little cold and his care provider gave us some muffins for later... and I ate one.  In the car.  Hey, I'm sick too.

Anyway... so below is a video because I'm awesome.  I like to add words to my lingo.  Shazam.  It's one I super love.  I tried to bring back wack, but it just didn't take.  It also rained today--which is of no consequence to this blog post except the fact that IT EFFING RAINED TODAY for the first time in like almost 90 days.  Ridonk.  I'm basically going to put on every piece of northface gear I own and a scarf and go buy some wellies.

So here it is.  Now I'm waiting for my little one with a snotty nose and a cold and 4 teeth coming in to wake up. send us well vibes.  Or wellie vibes.  Whatevs.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

So what's the diff?

I've been doing WW for 3 weeks.  Aka mostly starving myself for three weeks.  Minus the week that I gave up. I have lost and gained the same lb 3x.  I have no resolve.  none.  at all.  SO I've been considering what the differences are between now and 4 years ago when I got to my goal weight in the matter of 8 weeks.

1.  I NEEEEEEEEEEED my mom-tails now.  Need.
2.  I don't work with high school girls.  Instead I work with mostly "older" women.  High school girls made me MUCH more self conscious.  I mean, they didn't have hips.  They had long luxurious hair.  no hips.  Oh, and no need for makeups.
3.  I'm always tired.  Always.  I've moved into the one day a week training sched, I feel.  It isn't good.  Makes the long run much harder.  San Fran should be interesting.
4.  My house is cleaner now than it used to be.  I say that means that I'm fatter than I used to be.  I've moved into "mom" mode and no longer grad school/post grad school/husband still in grad school mode.  This means my hips are wide.  My middle is squishy.  My tolerance is high.  My snacks are more frequent (because babies eat lots of snacks.)  My fashion is lacking.
5.  Though I look nakers in that picture up there... I'm not.  I simply have on a strapless something (which I also can't really do now) and some arm definition.  And ONE chin.  My how things have changed.

I blame Griffin.
first baby-ators.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Remember the other day when i mentioned the wild fires?  (which, clearly, I would say "fiiiiiiiires."  Because my I's are long.  I's ='s eyes.  

Well, so I went to look up what our light up billboards say "Caution.  Extreme Danger.  Wildfires.  Watch for smoke on road."  And this pic of snoop popped up.  Not sure about that.

You know it's serious when your Doc starts talking about how he's going out of town and he called his insurance company to talk about making sure everything is insured.  It is bad.  It's yucky.  We have no water. People still smoke.

Ps.  It's 2011.  Get a patch.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hollywood. Or real men wear pink.

My baby loves him some sunglasses. He gets his face super still and lifts his head back to keep them on. Sets his jaw. It's adorable. Love it. This is also the shirt (though he was wearing some jeans) that he came home from MI in. The shirt that at least 4x someone called him a girl--they just couldn't tell because he was wearing pink.

Seriously people? He has little boy face. Little boy hair. Little boy jeans (not pictured.)

People are soooooooo behind the times.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

And again.

I am overwhelmed by generosity.  I have received two donations today for a total of over $5k.  Holy amazeballs.

The post about the crazy fires all over Austin will come tomorrow.  (with cutie pics of our baby.)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Accent Vlog

SO I'm linked up through Perfectly Imperfect.  She participated in the accent vlog which I loved... love me some southern accent y'all!  I decided I would give it a go.  Let me tell you... I do not like how I sound when recorded.  Somehow, I sound like I'm about 10, but in my head my voice is deep.  How does that work?  There is also an awkward pause at the end where I am trying to stop the video, but have a voice mail and so I can't figure out how to turn off the phone.  Which I had to record on my phone because I'm not fancy enough to have a Mac.  There, I said it.  It's all true.  I also am making some weird ghetto neck movements.  Not sure what that's about.  Maybe just trying to prove that G$ gets his gangsta from somewhere.  And I am nothing if not gangsta.  (also, just went to PT hence the disheveled appearance.)  So here is my vlog and below are the rules.  Join in.  Word. (OMG.  how big are my teeth?)

The instructions are to say these words: 
Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

And answer these questions:

  • What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?

  • What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?

  • What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?

  • What do you call gym shoes?

  • What do you say to address a group of people?

  • What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?

  • What do you call your grandparents?

  • What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?

  • What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?

  • What is the thing you change the TV channel with?