Friday, November 30, 2007

Christmas Trees!

Found our tree at the first lot we stopped at and picked one after looking at only 10! New record. I love how excited Ian is about it!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thankful For Being Here

I should have guessed there was a blog dedicated to listmaking!

I tried to do the "corny" around the table what are you thankful for thing at our preThanksgiving Thanksgiving/Mom's Birthday dinner with my parents on Sunday. It broke down completely and I just kept thinking "I'm thankful I don't have a sharp object to fling at them right now!"

Even though no one else really wanted to play but my mom, hers was worth it. She said she was thankful for being here since earlier this year she didn't think she would be.

I guess too much feeling for my silly family to handle! I'm thankful she's here too...

Friday, November 16, 2007

Ian's First Protest

I just needed to mark today as the day that Ian took part in his first organized protest. Who says D's don't have family values? :)

Thursday, November 15, 2007


I went to an "event" today to connect with some moms and kiddos, learn about some "parenting" stuff. Figured people are good and goodness knows I can use any help I can get in the parenting arena.

I left (early) because Ian was done. The kind of done where he is curling up in a corner crying, signing and saying done over and over.

What did I learn?

1. That little girls don't share well and have little (ok big) emotional outbursts prompted by their own silliness.

2. Girls are possessive (even when they have lost interest in something it is theirs for infinity)

3. I am glad Ian is a boy.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Get The Lead Out!

So...I'm beginning to think that just about any toy that we might buy, be given, inherit, have in the house already might just be recalled tomorrow. I'm beginning to see something very positive in this though! We are slowly sorting through toys and creating less and less mess! My Christmas gift theory is that Ian should only receive books and nonpainted nonplastic toys. Yeah! Not a lot more stuff to be added to my living room. Don't get me wrong. I appreciate all the thoughtfulness of everyone, but we simply don't have room anymore! (and he's only 2!)

So this year I plan on giving him card board boxes, books, and maybe an unpainted wooden block or two!

Now if they would just recall all the boxes stacked in our garage!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Makes Me Happy

He is such a cutie pie lately I can hardly stand it!

Oh...and because I won't be able to call tomorrow to say it...My mom is amazing! Not only did she send me a superb birthday present that so exactly fit me, she gave me the most touching card I've ever received. It meant more than she probably knows :)


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