Friday, September 20th, 2013
My kids call them the old-fashioned times. Like when I was a kid and we only had two TV channels, 6 and 12. Two channels! No netflix, no Ipad, no Apple TV. As a result, there are whole swaths of American TV culture that I don’t understand (but we had Degrassi!). When I was little, like my kids’ ages, if you were home sick you could watch morning programming for kids and after that it was pretty much just Coronation Street. Every time my kids make complaints or demands about the television I think about making them watch that all day and then making them walk to school (uphill in the snow).
Well, today Me and Avery watched Mr. Bean after lunch. We just happened to catch it. Because did you know that the local PBS affiliate shows a big giant block of British programm(e)s in the middle of the day? Just like in the old days, right between the morning kids programming and whatever comes on after school. I’d forgotten about Mr. Bean and now Chase is all carrying on about how she wants to see Mr. Bean too. So because now there IS netflix I hopped on there to see what’s available and future me had already saved it in my instant queue. Because, apparently, I have already had this idea.
I was going to roll it out tomorrow but then I found out that The Wizard Of Oz was re-released in 3D! I’m totally going to make that happen this weekend.
Sunday, May 12th, 2013
We are so, so glad to have the dad part of our family back around these parts. He was in San Fransisco for 2.5 weeks. We managed but are so glad to have him home. We enjoyed a nice day even if it did involve rescuing the Prius from the long term parking lot at the airport. There was also Mexican food, a margarita and a trip to Target so, all in all, pretty good.
I love these kids. Bennett was her sweet self. Avery wore a purple dress-up Rapunzel/ballerina combo over her pink poly princess nighty with a pair of jelly sandals to the playground. Chase tasted ketchup* for the first time in five years and, in the spirit of being adventurous and having Mexican food for lunch, declared it spicy and delicious. Later, during a rousing round of money flash cards that she insisted on trying, in response to my gentle prodding toward the answer she declared JUST GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK!
I’m up to my ears in party supplies for a certain little person’s birthday party next weekend. I can’t even believe it. I’m just going to eat so much cake this week. That’s how I think I’ll handle this. The girls keep talking about how she’ll be a big girl. They are so excited. There are presents hiding all over the house.
Happy Mother’s Day, friends. I love you all.
Monday, February 11th, 2013
Dancing with bloomers on her head, “look at my great hat!”
Making and eating the most delicious carrot cake ever.
Loving these stripes and thinking about ways to see more.
Also, getting serious about Valentines.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
I wish the pictures weren’t so grainy but the battery in my camera is dead. Besides, it’s just Tuesday.
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
It’s so hard! I want my baby to stay small and yet every day is still a vigilant watch for signs of new milestones. I confess that I let her eat a crumb off the living room floor because she tried so hard to wiggle over and get it. But, in my defense, it was a fresh crumb from a homemade scone so it’s fine, right?
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
We made cookies this afternoon and, while I was poking around in our family cookbook for the recipe we needed, I came across this page from an issue of Sassy magazine that I ripped out once upon a time and saved. It’s a recipe for carrot cake in an article about Mike D. making a fifth birthday cake for Sassy magazine which, somehow, about sums up my life at the time. What year was that? The internet tells me it was approximately 1993. So there you have it.
I’ve never used this recipe but finding and reading it amused me so much that I wanted to give it a whirl until I actually, you know, read the recipe and noticed that it’s from a book titled “I Can’t Believe It Has No Sugar” and decided to pass. It’s sweetened entirely with unsweetened fruit juice concentrates! Where would I even buy that? Where could you buy that in the 90’s for crying out loud? Crazy New Yorkers with their health food stores.
What was your favorite teen reading?
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
That’s “ay” day as in Avery’s first day without Chase at home in what must seem like an eternity in kid time. She dressed up (her power’s in her fingers). Read the rest of this entry »
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
Evidence of Avery’s renewed interest in her Halloween costume. Avery can wear it and carry her baby in it where, Avery tells me, she sleeps all the time. Here, Avery is bringing her over for a play day with Baby Bennie. They played until Avery stood up, packed her baby back in her suit and declared it time to go in her best sing-song-mom voice. She doesn’t know that she’s getting a Care Bear costume for Christmas.
Sunday, May 20th, 2012
We made it through our first day at home all together! We played in a box, compared toes and all the while felt like that giant baby yawn (only way less cute) but we survived. Read the rest of this entry »
Friday, May 11th, 2012
Happy mother’s day (weekend). How are you spending yours? I’ll be spending mine wondering when I’ll become a mother… again. We’re ever so ready. Except for the whole vacuuming part. I still have to do that. Also, so far, I’ve enjoyed a pre natal massage and eaten half a pizza. Off to a good start. Have a great weekend!
PS my friend Sherry took this picture. Check out her work she has a great deal going on right now.