Wow - I gotta say - days alone w/two kids is loooong. Today included: math (for stickers), reading, laundry, tennis, two walks, three meals, two snacks, baking, swimming, one long game of mouse trap, painting, knitting (w/the kids machine), some Harry Potter on tape (3 chaps or so), one caught poop, several caught pees, a new pair of shoes (for beca), bills paid, a movie, a little bear story and now I finally get back to you mamas. Who understand what this is all about. I am TIRED! Whew. Dh is watching world class bowling or something really stimulating...yah.
Lisa - you crack me up. I swear I'd be nuts-o if I had to live in that chaos. The fact that it will SOMEDAY look wonderful is not enough. I'd need constant bribes not to have contracters come in and fix it all pronto, pay on plastic and pay it off till you're retired. Too much chaos really does make me insane.
I re-met a mama I really like, but she's kinda too 'social' or something for me... just hard to keep up with. Anyway, it was great to see her and chat again. Her folks live in this neighborhood, and her younger son is the same age as beca. funny, 'cause her older boy is the same 'type' as beca - doesn't really have a good grasp of 'reality' and has trouble setting up and using filters. Hrmmmm. She recommended a psrink, but I gotta say, it's not much of a rec. from someone who's kid is still driving them nuts, eh?
HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!!!
Mmmmmm I made really yummy oat/spelt bread today. Super yumm w/some healthy marge and last years black/raspberry jelly
Karen - sounds like family travel drama and GB's family go hand in hand! Well, they got you there! I hope you are settling in and have fun, after all that zooming around! I know the WP airport well. Dh also takes a number of flights out of there. It's a ways from us, but easier to get to than any other major airport (and closer).You probly drove right past my little growing up space - Larchmont. You went over the bridge and up 95, right? Yup - kids in cabs don't use carseats. It's truly lethal. I almost never take a cab w/ori (or beca before) because it's just not that safe. I suppose since you HAD to then you HAD to and that's the end of it. I'm glad everyone is just fine and you are all enjoying the fog (hee hee). We have big ole thunderstorms here tonight (shiver).
Nicole - ori has had a lot of days like that. Today was a good sleepy day - nice naps, tired at 8pm, and still sleeping at 10. I like that. If he's in finest mode he'll sleep until about 11:30, we'll nurse for 1/2 hr. and then he sleeps until 5ish. Oh, to dream...
Fireworks. We're going to a AA baseball game here, and they have fireworks after the game. I like it that way 'cause 1. you hava place to sit 2. they have real (and actually quite nice) bathrooms 3. they have a kiddie area w/a climbing structure and a bouncy bounce for FREE and 4. no bugs (I guess they all go for the lights?) but you're outside! Yay!! We did it last year too. Beca and her dad are both big fireworks fans. I guess they'd LOVE living in HI, eh?!
Lisa - glad the ants have partied on! Woo hoo - good bye ants! caio, adios, see ya! I really don't love sharing my house w/too many bugs - can ya tell? Maybe I wouldn't do so well in Hawaii??
Heather - glad the teeth are done, now at least. Who watched your kids?
Laura - that's AWESOME about getting back into a great weight zone! What's your method? Tandem nurse? I guess I'd have to adopt or get pregnant again or something... yikes!!
We're total cake smashers here, but I did use a home made cake the first couple of years. since Ori has shown WAY more sensitivity to food than Beca did (although I've wondered...) we'll probly keep the sugar to a minimum and use a tofu-cream cheese frosting or something, and for sure not a wheat cake, but something like it.
Jessi - your hasher name is great! Ha!! assplant is good, but I like the rhyme... and I think it's great that you're reading Evelyn so well and giving her the chance to be all that she wants to be in terms of jumping around, eating solids, etc. It's not anyone else's beeswax whether she 'should' or not - if you and e. say she should, then she SHOULD! I think that's what AP is all about!
Annie - GLAD you found your kitty!
and that you like the stuff in the package. I like sending packages
It's fun to put them together thinking about someone else and what they might be able to use/get through/enjoy...kwim? I'm sure glad the boys like the whizzing vibro toy. Beca likes her's, too. Ori likes it too, but not as much as beca. I think it's probly good that V. doesn't like it - less competition
I have a boob named mildred
Pam - I say GO FOR IT! Come to think of it - there's only one place in town that I know of here (the hf coop) that sells any kind of wrap/sling things at all. And it's a pretty limited stash, gotta say...
Az - sorry about the E.-pee-sode :LOL Sounds like she was storing it up for ya! Hope it wasn't too much to clean. I had ori on the pot, but he wouldn't pee. Then he stood up and peed in the classic rainbow formation, so I quickly sat him back in the pot. He finished there, but I was changing my shirt and doing some mop up. I figure even if I weren't ec'ing that'd be par for the diaper changing course, eh?
Lisa - sorry 'bout no flowers. If it stops raining I'm going tomorrow to get some. And I have some strawberry plants that are ready for x-plant into the ground for the front. But since the deer ate all my tulips (and I guess even if they hadn't, they'd be long dead now anyway) I have to get something into those two beds...
Karen - you and dh both got funky last names...where's his from? Sounds middle eastern... speaking of middle eastern...
I had the BEST falafal tonight. Totally couldn't cope cooking dinner, so took beca out to play some tennis and picked up some food afterward. Yumm!
Karen - it will be SO nice to have you back among the fold
have a good night mamas! Andy