Monday, November 29, 2010

bad mom!

I totally just woke Calli up from bed to cuddle her but she wouldn't be cuddled. She only uses people to get to things she can put in her mouth. But we rocked for a while anyway, smiling and butting heads, and then I put her back down, for which she thanked me and went promptly back to sleep -blanket in hand and thumb in mouth. Oh Cal, how I love you and your calmness in the face of your crazy Mother.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

not so good thanksgiving

Well we've been cooped up for days at the house as I've been SUPER sick with some kind of flu. I guess it's good to pile up sick days with holiday days since there's too much work to do otherwise but....THE TURKEY! I missed my 6 mile run I've been training for the last 4 months and we didn't make it to my parents for turkey and fun. It was sad for sure. At least my mom sent dad with a box of food that helped lighten the blow and I love Tim so that helped too. We've had a week of sick saturdays now and things are getting a little too blurry. The only appointment we had was Grant's soccer class and....we missed it this morning. It's been a week of many ups and downs and frankly I guess I'm just thankful to be alive and semi-happy. I keep hoping my stomach will get better soon and I'll be able to eat a heap but it still hasn't happened. After four days of optimism I'm about dried up and ready to never eat again. The snow is coming down outside as the night approaches us again. At least I can get some computer work done and tomorrow I swear - I'm leaving the house come hell or high water!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

hospital time

My nephew is in the hospital this week with severe Asthma. I've been there a lot playing trucks and reading books. It's exhausting following a 2 year old around with an IV stand! But at least he's feeling better and playing even though it's not ideal in such a tight, stuffy place with cords hanging all over him. He gets to go home when he can sleep with a normal oxygen level....hopefully tomorrow. I LOVE my sweet little buddy and their poor, poor, sleep deprived parents. May God send recovery tonight!

Monday, November 15, 2010

a loud eater

Well it took me about 3 months to get batteries for the camera so I could put this up but here's a clip of Calli's signature eating screams. She doesn't do it anymore but for the first month of eating solids this would happen with EVERY spoon full. Oh I love my baby girl!!

Friday, November 05, 2010

new hobby

Alright, this is now my new hobby...

photoshopping my baby's craziness into appropriate situations.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

fall kids

Our cute kids -
photos by Daddy
smiles by Mommy jumping up and down yelling

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

my first glass

Last weekend Tim and I went on a much needed date - and unlike most that rate 4's and 5's - this one was a TEN!

Reason one: Brugo's Pizza. No crowds, no wait, nice music, great pizza! We happily pretended we were far far away from Reno and talked of things around the world.

Reason two: I ordered my first glass of wine. That's right - I hate wine. I think it's terrible! But Tim loves it and I want to enjoy it with him someday so last week I bought a bottle of "starter wine". Yep, Arbor Mist! I drank the whole bottle by myself in a few nights and I was ready for our date. I ordered a White Zinfandel on the advice of another wimpy-wine-friend. It was kinda good! That's big for me! But the new adventure of it all helped our date go fabulous - the alcohol itself didn't hurt either. We managed not only to not talk about the kids and work but we didn't even think to go there! Wow!

The down side - What, we spent $14 on two glasses of wine!? It's a whole new world.