Just 8 days until Ian goes to his very first concert!! Can't wait!! We're prepping him for it all this week.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Michele asked about "The Game" so I have to answer :)
*******warning*****big geek fest follows, read at your own risk******************
Shea started playing the game in 2005 after watching my brother play it in our house from the day it was released. Justin (my bro) is the biggest game nerd ever! He's one of those regular looking guys who, if he had his way, would do nothing other than play games and run! We were "wow'd" by the graphics and Shea needed something to do ( since he was a new teacher and had so much free time??!!?)
While I was pregnant with Ian I'd sometimes watch Shea play eventually creating my own character on his account. I'm such a goob, I couldn't play it close to bedtime though since it would give me really weird dreams! After Ian was born I set up my own account (because I had so much free time with a newborn???!?) and got hooked.
Last summer I stopped playing...just went cold turkey. Just wasn't feeling the love. Had a level 64 Paladin and level 62 Priest...all Alliance...Cenarius server :)
Shea reached that point this week. Just too much time doing nothing he said, so plug now pulled!
We'll see if it lasts! And for nostalgia here we are...and I'll know how much you play if you can name the locations :)
**And Michelle we fit it in by having no life and a child that slept a lot!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Yes, he's spoiled! I don't even order shoes for myself...shoot I seldom buy shoes for myself. I ordered him shoe's from Justin's store because I can't bear to really shop and I don't want to try to explain to an almost 2 1/2 year old why I don't want him to have shoes with that silly train on them! So here's what he has on order, expected to arrive in a week or so.
I think I found the house I want to live in for a very very long time...but I can't talk about it yet.
Happy MLKJ day!
Friday, January 18, 2008
I think he enjoyed being home today after our adventure yesterday. We spent the morning at Matthew's house for a playdate. He had a lot of fun but was one tired guy when we were done! (still so fun that I've reconnected with "little Todd" from high school...and that the kid I babysat back then now has 2 kids of his own!!)
We ended our day with a crazy RockBand fest at Justin's apartment. Shea on drums, Justin on guitar, me on vocals, Ian on anything he could get his hands on! Let's just say I ROCK! :) LOL
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Then Shea carries him to bed and if all goes well he sleeps. On that trip into his bedroom I've always said, "Goodnight Ian. I love you."
He always responds with something with a little prompting from dad.
Tonight, without prompts, he said. "Goonight momma. I wuv you very much."
WOW! He makes my day :)
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
And I have a layout featured on DiSc Talk Radio tomorrow!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Over 2 1/2 years ago (aka before Ian was born) a lovely person I was doing some work for gave me a list of books that she thought would be helpful as he gets older. I've been shuffling that list around my desk for those 2 1/2 years (including moving it from apartment to house at one point). I'm throwing it away today...but thought I'd leave the great contents of it, along with her comments,here for posterity :) (and eventual links to amazon)
- A Good Enough Parent, Bruno Bettleheim
- Practical Tricks on How to Put Baby's Clothes on, Nutrition, etc, Pamela Leah books
- How to Talk to Your Kid so Your Kid Will Listen, and Listen so Your Kid Will Talk
- At The Threshold, academic tome but excellent reading about adolescence
- Series -- Your One Year Old, Two, Three, etc
- The Courage to Raise Good Men
To Read to Your Kids:
- Goodnight Moon
- The Runaway Bunny
- Charlotte's Web
- The Secret of NIMH
- Grandfather's Magical Toys
- Winnie The Pooh
Now my desk is cleaner and I'm closer to Amazon's "1-click"
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Thank you CNN...I hadn't actually heard Barack Obama speak...WOW can he! Now my indecision just grew, but I need more details...and so little time! Tomorow I return to my sheltered nontelevision tainted life!
Oh...Amanda...they offer you the truck "upgrade" when you arrive at Enterprise RentACar when you arrive at 630PM on a Monday night and they've already rented every car on the lot and you are lucky to get anything at all!
Monday, January 07, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
So...I caved as the crying escalated! He's now sleeping soundly in mommy's bed which is right there!
I'll tell you the Love You Forever story, but I can't right now. It will make me cry (again)
And on a lighter note.... Not only does being a DD Guest CT mean I get to see things "behind the scenes," I also get goodies! Woohoo.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
This year is off to a great start! We are healthy, happy and have officially rated our year...
5-Social (we need to connect more with old friends)
9-Relationship (we need to go out on dates more)
7.5-Family (all good just need to see Kirin more!)
5-Physical (needs no explanation)
7.56 Total not too bad!
AND...I was selected as a Guest Creative Team Member at Designer Digitals! SO excited about that. It was a month of doing layouts to earn the spot! So many talented ladies there. Here's my gallery.