Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Verdict, He's in love. Stares out the window the whole time. No time for naps in the car though, there's too much to see. Which is not good for mama...but whatever makes my baby happy.
We celebrated the usual way with a big Newman/Woolsey extended family party.
And Bobby delivered a great 1st birthday cake eating performance. I think at some point he even licked the plate to make sure he got all the ice cream in his belly (He probably learned this from Jacko).
Monday, December 29, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I've tried reasoning with the Boy - here's the face I got when I said we don't put things around our necks and that he should hand over the collar right now.
Apparently, my yoga mat was too perfect a road to resist playing on. Actually it serves as a stage for quite a few of Emma's games. A bed, a road, a boat. And occasionally I will catch her trying to do downward dog on it.
In response to Emma's "Bobby's too little comments" he takes action. If he can't play, then he'll just eat them all.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
and Why the crazy one of Bobby eating puffs?
We'll I'm frustrated and completely baffled at how people have cute pictures on their blogs and I can't seem to figure it out.....grrr. I'll get over it - no worries.
It's officially Bobby's birthday month. Which makes me happy but a little sad too. Not that I'm comparing or anything but he only has a couple more weeks to start walking if he's going to keep pace with his sister. She was cruising around all over the place at her 1st birthday party.
And if you are wondering where the "Gimme dat" and "Pizza making day" videos went from youtube, I had to take them down. I sent them in to funniest videos - and they want exclusive rights. So...we'll see, I think they are pretty darn cute.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I picked this one because it seemed like I had heard about it somewhere and I know they made a movie out if so it must be good right. At first I didn't like the story, I couldn't figure out where the plot was going. It probably would have helped if I had read the synopsis before diving in. I guess because it was written in 1937 and is set in the south I assumed it would be about slavery and segregation. About half way through the story I realized I was mistaken so I quit waiting for something bad to happen and that's when I started really enjoying it for what it was a women's literature, romance tale. The story takes us through Janie's (the main character) three marriages on her quest for love. She marries once to please her grandmother, once for the money, and once for true love.
Overall, a good read.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Verdict: Loved it.
Monday, October 27, 2008
I think I might need to work on his snooze feature though. The next time he woke me up it was 6:40 - which is not nearly enough time to get ready and out the door on time.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I picked this one up since I loved the Secret Life of Bees. It started out freakishly similar to Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya sisterhood. Turns out it is quite similar in plot to that story with an added midlife crisis thrown it. I found myself thoroughly enjoying the story yet not really wanting to. It disconcerting to me to think that one can just wake up after 20 years of marriage and decide you don't want to be there anymore. I suppose if you look around in our society it does happen - though it's heartbreaking for me to think about. Putting my emotions aside, I loved the storyline, plot, hook-line-and sinker. The ending though perfect for me (it ties everything up into a neat little package) is a little unbelievable. I don't think that someone who throws their marriage away, has an affair, has 30 years of irreconcilable differences with their mother can have such a fairytale ending.
Would I read it again - heck yes, 4 out of 5 stars.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
We were treated to horseback rides, sightseeing around Coeur D'Alene, and some great food.
Emma warmed up quickly to Steve and Juliann, she didn't show her usual stranger danger shyness. She and Steve tried hard to master the monkey bars in the backyard - next time I think. At one point I hear from across the yard "I think I might fall and get a pretty good bleed" in a perfect British, Charlie bit me kind of way. I couldn't help but chuckle to myself.
The best part was getting to see the family and as I sat and watched Emma learn how to blow darts and run around silly, I was reminded how many many years ago Steve use to lift us up to dangle off the roof and how he was always the best person to have on my team in snowball fights against Jacko and Luke.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
And on this farm he had some......CHICKENS, E-I-E-I-O.
Hee hee, I just called him old (But he is getting there). Yep, that's right, check that one off Will's I need to do before I die list. We acquired 6 chickens from a friend of a friend. It put a big of strain on the schedule for September, because we had to take them right away and we didn't have a pen built yet. So, Will worked feverishly to get a functioning pen built - he is still putting the finishing touches on it.
Emma loves the chickens, I hear Will and her arguing all of the time about who's chickens they really are. Will has named the cute little Rooster Dobby. Then there's Big Red. The others aren't named yet. Emma goes out every evening when we get home from daycare to throw scratch and collect eggs. It has been a little trying to explain that you cannot crack and eat the fresh eggs. She thinks all eggs come hard-boiled. So we've had a few casualties but they are becoming more rare.
The rooster crows every morning just about as early as Bobby likes to wake up. They're going to be best friends I can tell.
So, as Emma would say, "Get your own chickens, Dad."
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Check it out at http://cash4books.net/index.php?ref=77448
All you have to do is enter in the ISBN of each book, the site will tell you if they are buying it back and how much for, and then you just have to pack them up and drop them in the mail - postage paid by the company.
So what'd I do with the money......I got a new purse. And I love it. Handmade in Fallon - super cute!!!! check them out at www.toocutetotes.com
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Okay - no laughing seriously.
- This one technically isn't knit but it's the first thing I "made" - a baby blanket for Chloe Lee
2. I made Emma a handbag for her girly stuff. She mostly keeps her horses from Aunt Jacko in it though.
Monday, September 15, 2008
p.s. Emma loves it!