Karen - feeling better? when R. was a baby you were young and naive :LOL
on the tape worm. My dog had them when I got her off the streets (oh so long ago... I was 19, living in a shack in SF...ahhhh). Hope you can find some peaceful time this busy week - maybe a run or something.
Heidi - I'll try to remember to pm you about the catalog...but if I don't and you read all this, send me one too!
I hope nannyhunting goes better. It's horrible to do, but maybe you'll find a real 'find'!!! At least your girls are healthy???
Annie - cookies are on the menu for tomorrow.
We were supposed to have a playdate tomorrow with this girl my age with a dd beca's age, only child, and I tell you, she has cancelled EVERY playdate for the past 18 months. RESCHEDULE, she says. whatever. I don't even tell beca anymore. Almost always it's trying to schedule a playdate AFTER she's taken beca on an impromptu date, which is fine, but beca has on more than one occasion said 'how come alyssa never wants to play at my house?'. And I gotta say, my kid has a ton of crapola toys downstairs (we didn't have ANY until we moved here. NOW we've got a basement full of ponies and pollys and barbies...
she also has GREAT toys (imo), good dress-up stuff (mostly from goodwill, but the girlies just LOOOOVE to dress up!), a tramp, a good swingset with monkey bars, a backyard noone complains about if there are treasure holes dug, etc. All this because this friend's girl has two playrooms (one up, one down), and just about every possible toy on the market. Why am I trying so hard to get them together??? and she says she 'coule' drop her off on her way out of town, but can't promise a pick-up time. sorry, just venting.
Pam - glad you bbq went over well!
what is UP with mil's!!! Ice Cream??? She worried G. won't get to the good stuff fast enough??? I'da been po'd, I tell ya. then again, with my dairy issues, it's different... sorry. I hope she's over the worst of it now. I have to go check your coop site later...
Joyce - were your twins a natural phenomenon? not to pry, just wondering...yk, if you COULD have twins twice by 'accident'. I know of one mama who did, and one mama who had a singleton and then twins and then TRIPLETS!!! 6 kids under 6. Pretty amazin. And a girl scout leader and an art teacher. and insane, obviously :LOL
Lisa - what movie did you see? I want to go see the march of the penguin's but it's amazing beautiful weather and I just can't bear to spend the time indoors.
We've spent a TON of time outside the past few days (thus less of me). Also, my computer time has been spent primarily trying to find the world's most perfect mp3 player (for our needs, of course), which is impossible and extremely frustrating. I get to where I find one,and then it's only $50 more for like 20 mor GB of memory, which is sort of rediculous considering it cost like 200 for the first 2 gb, and off I spiral. I just obsess over this stuff these days.
Az - pack, mama. At least pack YOUR stuff and Miss. E's stuff and direct Mr. C. to pack his stuff (give him boxes taped and stuff, he can toss it in). Does he own much that is really breakable? Do you have move in dates yet? I'd leave out at least 1 or 2 weeks worth of clothes, though
We totally got Christopher's letter! Beca was thrilled to get the mail. Getting her to mail off something in return, though, is hard. She insists it's not rude, because it's not a thank you note.
Joyce - what I interpret of David's stuff (SO SO SO similar to what Orin does, it's actually kinda scary :LOL )
legs - this is developing tummy muscles, feels good, uses up energy, makes him feel strong, and is fun
verbals - he OBVIOUSLY was trying to dictate the novel that we all have in our brains. He'll keep working on it though
The rest of it - he's NORMAL!!! Babies are like the weirdest funniest little creatures EVER! As you know, each one unique and special and fantastically weird in it's own right. Carmen is JUST as normal, even though she's at different places in her life. It's going to make you
for about the next 30 years :LOL
Ok, back to finding that mp3 player I dream of...I've narrowed it down, but... this is HARD! Geesh, you'd think this is some kind of MAJOR investment, like a house or somthing!!! But I just need to know I did the best I could finding the right 'thing' what ever it is. 4 more weeks until Hot Tub!!!
Ok, caio mamas!
Oh, but wanted to offer special
to Annie about Gran, Geoff's services were w/out us, and it was hard...but kind of ok, because we did our own little service. I'll bet your kiddo's would LOVE to do something special - flowers in the ocean?
and sympathies to Nicole about the TOTALLY WEIRD NEIGHBORS?! We live in republicanville, in a seriously bad way (not about the republicans, but about the conservative mind-set that stares and oogles a mama wearing her babe, who walks instead of drives, etc. It's not pleasant, but here noone can tell us what to do on our own property (other than the town by-laws). whew!
And to everyone else who needs a little squeeze