Thursday, January 31, 2008

What is the world coming to?

My eye caught this in the market today. Blah! This is taking "convenience food" to a new and disgusting level. Does anyone actually buy this stuff?

Friday, January 25, 2008

Ahh, that wet dog smell!

Why, exactly, did we buy him TWO dog houses?

Boo's Sorry Dinner

With the hubby working late, I've gotten quite lazy about dinner. Here's Boo's meal from last night... such a gourmet!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Have you ever?...

...Gone to the bathroom with a sleeping baby in your arms because you were afraid if you put her down, she'd wake up?
Just asking...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sleeping kidlets...

I should be sleeping, too, after the night I had. Boo went to bed with a slightly sniffly nose, and woke up at 3 am throwing up mucus. The high point of the day was when Boo gushed mucus, soup, and tea all over herself, the couch, Magpie (he's back!), TT and ME! And I was being so careful about keeping the two kids apart so that TT wouldn't get sick. Well, here's hoping the breastfeeding keeps her healthy. On top of it all, it's raining and gloomy out, which I normally enjoy but am feeling awfully trapped at the moment. It's bitter cold out there, too. And I feel bad for Chuck (the dog) being stuck outside. Can't bring myself to let him in now, he'll wake the kidlets and I'll lose my 5 minutes of peace. Boo is stirring and sitting up... That wasn't even 5!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Poor Magpie

Boo's once loved and covetted Magpie, the little stuffed cat/blanket that has LITERALLY gone with us EVERYWHERE for the past 3 1/2 years, has been relegated to "guarding" Boo's gluestick in her pretend kitchen sink. Poor guy's been there for almost a week now. Sigh... my little girl is growing up!

Those who know us, know that I've spent many a day as Magpie's protector, with Magpie slung over my shoulder at a party or a park. Only to whip him off again when Boo gets hurt and cries "I want my Magpie!"

Magpie, who has dried Boo's tears and wiped her nose. Magpie, who's ear has been chewed, who's bow gets wrapped around Boo's fingers when she's sleepy and enjoying a cup of warm milk. The shame of it all... to be reduced to this...

My heart is breaking, for the poor toy no longer needed and for the little lady that my baby has become.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Feeling Hippy-Dippy

...not NECESSARILY a bad thing... well, maybe... I was walking out of Trader Joe's, with my reusable bag full of vegetarian and organic food, with my baby in a sling.

Monday, January 14, 2008

3 going on 13!

My daughter's room looks like Tiger Beat magazine threw up all over it! She is High School Musical CRAZY!! What other 3 year old obsesses over Troy??? Granted, she mainly likes it for the singing and dancing, but still... she insisted on having Troy's pic right next to her bed.

Boy, are we in trouble when she's a real teen!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I don't mean to brag...

...this is the monkey Boo drew. SHE'S ONLY 3!!! My talented little girl! I'm always amazed by her. We're doing little mini lessons on phonics, since she already knows all her letters, and our first lesson was M. We did some crafts and heard some stories. My friends say you can tell I'm a teacher! But I'm not pushing her into anything. We're just having fun and stressing the love of books and reading.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Nien Nunb

Took me a while to find out his name (thanks, sHeM!), but TT is a spitting image of this Star Wars character! Check out those cheeks!! By the way, TT can now roll from her back to her side and is teething a bit!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Family Photos

My friend, Emily ( took these pics of our family for us. We got alot of great ones, but here are a few. Love to hear your thoughts! :-)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Enchanted - Update

We took the cousins to see Enchanted, and Boo was a bit scared so we walked the lobby a few times, but in all I didn't end up scarring her for life by taking her to a PG movie. She LOVED the princess meet-n-greet afterwords, here we are with Giselle and all our girl cousins & aunts after the show. My sis is holding TT (My back got a much-needed break from hauling my 16 lb. baby). Boo is in blue, holding Giselle's hand. I enjoyed the movie, too. Very cute, and lots of fun references to Disney Princesses of the past.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Going Green

Some very GREEN sites for the New Year!

Catalog Choice let's you opt-out of catalog mailings for free. Just register with them. I did.
GreenDimes was featured on Oprah. For about ten cents a day ($36), you can stop unsolicited junk mailings and they plant trees on your behalf. You also get a reusable bag, t-shirt, children's book on conservation, and some free CFL bulbs.
Reusable bags are where it's at. I use Ecobag's produce bags at the supermarket and farmer's market, as well as the canvas ones for all my shopping.
Here's one you probably never thought of: The website ChangeTheMargins is pushing hard for every person out there who owns or uses a printer at home or work to change the settings on their margins from the standard 1.25 inches to .75 inches. They note that if everyone in the US complied with their wish, we'd save an area slightly smaller than the state of Rhode Island *every year*. Uh huh, that's a lot of trees. And if you need another reason to visit the site, it's worth mentioning that they are also petitioning Microsoft to change the default print settings to the smaller margin so you never even have to think about it.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


I'm off to take Boo to see Enchanted at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. They do a whole princess meet & greet at the end of it, and we're going with all the girl cousins. I'm a bit nervous, because it's rated PG, and she tends to be sensitive to "scary" parts... but we're taking the risk. I'm feeling guilty, because it's something I want to do, and I'm afraid I'm pushing her to far into something that will frighten her. We shall soon see!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


It's 4 am, and I HAVEN'T just returned from a night on the town, but have instead been in bed for hours... I'm only up now in order to pump a bottle for TT. I'm not complaining, just pointing out how different life has become!