Friday, May 30, 2008
And while I'm writing, here's a Gymboree update for you: I sent my thoughts along to tellgymbo.com and the McAllen owner called me today with her regrets and promises of, yes, a beach ball et al as soon as I can come and pick them up. Kudos to Gymboree for making things right. Just another case of the squeaky wheel getting the grease, I suppose.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Obviously, it's a slow blog day, but a good opportunity to pay homage to a South Texas delicacy. It's no rarity down here to walk into your local convenience store and see a line of people almost out the door, awaiting homemade breakfast tacos made by the sweet Mexican ladies behind the counter. There are numerous possible components for the $.99 made-to-order tacos (on homemade tortillas, mind you). My personal favorite is ham and egg with cilantro-dense pico de gallo. Jon's favorite is a Q taco (its contents are still a mystery to me) with beans, bacon and chorizo. I tried to get a good photo of the taco distribution, but ended up sneaking around and popping up from behind the coffee counter to get this last photo because, hey, weird questions arise when a woman wants pictures of the breakfast taco ladies.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
(2) Andrew is officially bathing in the big tub (he outgrew his inflatable ducky). He still adores bathtime and actually says "bath" (and "mama").
(3) We have a great stander now. So, we are
(4) Finally, God bless these poor dogs.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
You can only type ONE word - not as easy as you might think. If you want to play, copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on.
1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Your significant other? Jon
3. Your hair? brown
4. Your mother? kind
5. Your father? missed
6. Your Favorite thing? Andrew
7. Your dream last night? tense
8 Your Favorite drink? beer
9 Your dream/goal? happiness
10. The room you're in? office
11. Your ex? unimportant
12. Your fear? danger
13 Where do you want to be in 6 years? lake
14. Where were you last night? home
15. What you're not? unfortunate
16. Muffins? okay
17. One of your wish list items? home
18. Where you grew up? Harrisville
19. The last thing you did? dishes
20. What are you wearing? comfy
21. Your TV? off
22. Your pets? asleep
23. Your computer? dinosaur
24. Your life? limbo
25. Your mood? content
26. Missing someone? family
27. Your car? dirty
28. Something you're not wearing? shoes
29. Favorite Store? Target
30.Your summer? MOVING!!!
31. Like someone? Jon!
32. Your Favorite Color? green
33. When is the last time you laughed? minutes
34. Last time you cried? days
35. Who will/would re-post this? Lisa
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
While contributing to a friend's son's 2008 high school graduation scrapbook, I unearthed these pics of Jon and me in high school (in the 90s, mind you) and thought the big hair was too priceless not to share. I particularly enjoy the hairspray-plastered sides. Anyone else have big hair afflictions they'd like to share?
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Babies love cooling off in our gentle splash pool, with extra-soft sprayers to play in and explore. Now 40% larger, for even more fun. There's even a pat mat area with floating 3D fish! Vinyl mat features entertaining undersea graphics (tickle a turtle; cover the whale's blow hole!). Attaches to yo...
Great the First Time
Pros: Easy to clean, Great Features, Easy to Construct, Lots of Fun, Entertaining, Portable
Cons: Not durable
Best Uses: Toddlers, Newborn, Infants
Describe Yourself: First Time Parent
Used it once and our 11-month-old adored it. The second time, it filled deeper than usual and I quickly noticed it was due to one of the middle seams ripping open. Our son was not rough at all and the total use of the thing was probably one cumulative hour before it broke. I was originally thrilled with its price but am reminded that you get what you pay for!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
P.S. He is sleeping great again. He gave us one bad week and we thought our lives were over. We are now including cereal with his last milky-snack of the night (YES, I am at a point in my life where I use the term milky-snack) and that seemed to do the trick. He has sprouted a fourth tooth on the bottom (8 total - are you excited yet?) so that could also be the sleep-deprivation culprit.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Honestly, I have to save this now and write again in a minute.... he's crying again....
Well, now I'm back. Anyway, we have read and applied the advice about bedtime routines, putting him to bed drowsy but not asleep, crying it out (NOT into that - tried it once and will never again), patting the back, cuddling, yadda yadda.
The more advice I read, the more I realize all parents are a little befuddled and indeed no one truly holds the baby sleep secret. Some babies are easy, and some are
Still, I ask you, wise, seasoned moms.....
Any tried-and-true comforting or proactive sleeping techniques you'd like to divulge?