Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Now if I had acres (okay, even ONE acre) of backyard - I may keep the grass because then it would be worth it to maintain. But I have a teeny tiny runway strip of grass in my teeny tiny backyard that really doesn't lend itself for boy playing.
SO WHAT DID WE DO??
Remember when we painstakingly leveled and planted NEW GRASS last year at this time? Yeah, well that grass looks like crap. It's uneven, the dogs have pooped on it for a full year, and it is unpleasant to step on.
So we went to the drawing board.....
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I just ordered these rugs from Overstock.com. Probably will go in office.
Now moving on to the new baby and Chase's room. They have to share and it is currently a navy blue, red, and denim blue room. Over the weekend I got instant inspiration from this sock combination I saw on old navy.
I got a bunch of inspiration from a good design friend (Hi Jamie!) and I really want paper lanterns hanging over the crib. Check out this site for every single color and shape of lanterns you could ever want or need.
Good way to incorporate pink, navy blue, white, green, and all the colors in between.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Blake just started throwing up yesterday (Wednesday).
Now my tummy is cramping up.
The Universe must think I need a good strong healthy dose of Karma.
Well at least my floors look good and can handle accidents on them now.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tune in soon for the finished floors!
Monday, February 8, 2010
A few days ago I was changing the sheets on Chase's crib and I had this random thought that went something like, "Huh - interesting enough - I don't think I've ever had to change throw up sheets for Chase. I'm sure Jackson and Blake had each thrown up in their cribs by two years old - that's really funny that Chase has never thrown up in his bed. Wow. Lucky us."
And then I went about my day.
24 hours later Chase began to spew vomit beginning at 2am and still hasn't stopped. The first twelve hours, he was throwing up on his crib every 30-60 minutes. And silly me, I kept changing the bedding and putting him back in thinking he would just get over it and fall back asleep. I think I did five loads of laundry that NIGHT.
And just for extra credit, last night he blew chunks again in his crib after he had NOT thrown up for 8 hours. I guess the Universe thought I needed one last push.
Let my warning be heard - be careful what you put out there.
Friday, February 5, 2010
My wonderfully creative son decided to make up a new song for me in my everblooming pregnant condition.
It goes something like this:
(tune of BINGO)
There is a girl who had a baby and PREGO is her name-O
And Prego is her Name-O
How sensitive my boy is! And what a lucky mom that I get a song about me. Yes, my nickname is PREGO and I think he has even written stories about me in school. His teacher asked me who Prego is.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Okay - I'll admit it. I'm a bit of a hypochondriac. Add an unborn fetus into the mix and I go into overdrive. I literally have to keep myself away from any and everything medical so I don't go into crazy worry about the unknown. Stupid stupid me - I accidentally started watching Mystery diagnosis on TLC this afternoon.
Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
One of my favorite podcasts, "Grammar Girl's quick and dirty tips", had a podcast on just this topic a week or two ago and it seems that the general consensus is twenty ten - just like we used to say "nineteen ninety nine (1999)" before the turn of the century. The official title of the Olympics is the "Twenty Ten Olympics" so I really should get my tongue in gear and switch my pronunciation. But for at least one decade I've used the two thousand prefix to the year so it is hard to switch - i.e., "My son was born in two thousand three" or "We moved in two thousand seven".
Anyone else given thought to this topic?
Oh, and may I just say this? Once upon a time I used to think I had pretty good grammar. I thought my speech reflected an educated person. After listening to Grammar Girl for a month now, I realize I'm woefully naive in my linguistic ability. Oh well, guess I'll have to teach this dog some new tricks.
Monday, February 1, 2010
So it is all of us snug as a rug in this house with flooring torn up, the broken dishwasher still sitting in the middle of the kitchen, dogs following mom everywhere she goes because they think they can somehow pester her enough to get outside, mom having a hormonal fueled emotional breakdown, dad is on vacation from work and gets to spend ALL DAY in his pajamas on the couch playing Mass Effect 2.