Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
You know, when I opened this page I had a post in mind. Of course, now I have no idea what it was. But for some reason, I just can't say "oops" and close the window and leave well enough alone. I at the very least wanted to share this picture GrammaSue took last week. Boo, exploring his toes. He's getting bigger and bigger by the moment. He's becoming so much more vocal. He's adding more and more consenants to his vocabulary of sounds. He's got some nice B's a few really nice rolling L's and the occasional M.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Originally uploaded by Addey Rat.
(I meant to post about this last night... but forgot...)
So, this picture, taken a month ago now, is of Boo playing with one of his favorite toys. This is an Oball that was sent to him by a family friend. He loves the ball. We love the ball. It keeps him occupied, happy and exploring his world.
That is until about 2 weeks ago now.
It went missing.
For over a week.
Luckily, after doing a quick Google search, I found this wonderful toy store, Fat Brain Toys. I can't say enough good things about this company. They stock so many really cool and really fun toys and they're all educational in some way, shape or form. You can search their site by age, type of toy and all kinds of things. For those who want to buy toys from a specific country (or Not China), they even give you search options for that too. They tell you what country the toy is made in and all kinds of other information. They carry things that you'd never find anywhere else, at least not for these prices. I was so happy with my shopping experience. (And yes, if anyone is looking to buy him something for the holidays, this would be a great place to look...)
But, anyhow, back to the ball. Since the ball went missing, and we'd seen a cool one that Daniel has while there for his birthday, I had to order two new balls. I ordered a new one that was the same size as the one he has as well as one that has rattles in four of the rings.
Of course, two days after I order the new balls, I find his old one. It was hiding in the drawer under the crib... the one filled with sheets and blankets. I'm guessing Zoe thought she was being helpful and put it away when she was over the week it went missing.
The balls arrived on Wednesday. Let me tell you, the rattle ball is a hit. We love these balls for their bright colors, their light weight and great design. Boo can pick them up with no problems at all and wrap his fist around one or more of the rings. It's funny to watch him try and shove it in his mouth. He can get it up to his mouth, but hasn't figured out how to chew on it yet. Instead, he spends a lot of time licking the rings. It's really cute.
I'll try and get pictures of him with the new ones. But let me tell you, I'm glad we've got three now. The rattle and original stay at home, the other new one stays in the diaper bag.
Well, I'd better get back to work....
Peace to all and may there be wonderful toys in your life.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I know, there are people out there who can and do, but I'm not one of them.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Doesn't my boy look too cute? This picture is courtesy of Gramma Sue. Monday evening was bath night. He was so good and so happy until it was time to put the PJs on. Then he realized it was bedtime and became very fussy and would not be consoled until the PJs were on, the lights were out and he was having a bedtime snack. I swear, there's a little switch in his head that flips at 8:00pm and sends him into "bedtime" mode.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Actually, today started out fairly well. I got to sleep in until almost 8. Boo slept in until just a little after 8. I made waffles for breakfast and the new recipe is yummy. (I used half whole wheat and half regular flour and brown sugar instead of white.) Boo had a good morning and a nice morning nap.
Gak and I even got some cleaning/straightening up done while Boo napped. After that Boo and I went and did laundry and Gak cleaned the bathroom a bit and did the floors. (The dust bunny colony under the crib has been evicted.)
We even finally got the too large dishwasher out of the apartment. (Mike's putting it up on Ebay for us...) We also did a quick grocery run. Boo had a good feeding around 4 and slept for almost an hour!
So far this sounds like a wonderful day, and it was. The weather was perfect. (I wouldn't have used the dryers at all if I'd had a close line to put stuff up on...) Boo was having a good, although very slightly clingy, day. We got stuff done that had been bugging us for a while.
Well, I start to get supper ready and Boo wakes up. No big deal, Daddy will keep him occupied. Well, maybe not. Boo woke up a happy little boy but within minutes melted down into hysterics. Changed the diaper, no help there. He just woke up and had eaten only an hour ago. (He had eaten very well, so I truly doubt he was hungry.) He just was not a happy camper. While Gak manages to somehow console our little man, I manage to get dinner in the oven and the dishwasher started. A chicken to roast and a kugle. It has been a long while since I've made either, but no biggy. I had picked up the chicken, ready to bake, a few weeks back, but put it in the freezer because I knew I wouldn't be able to use it that day. I took it out Friday morning before work figuring by today it would be thawed. (It's not a very big bird, enough for the two of us with enough leftovers for a lunch.)
Fast forward just shy of an hour to about 6:00. Boo's being fussy, but Gak's got him mostly happy for the moment. (He was in his bouncy and alternately giggling like crazy or fussing and out of sorts.) I check and the kugle is burnt on top. Crap. (For those who don't know, kugle is a Jewish noodle casserole and there are as many recipes as there are cooks...) That's OK. The whole thing isn't burnt, it's just extra, extra crispy on top. I take it out, but leave the bird in. (The kugle went in about 20 minutes after the bird, so I knew the bird needed a little more time...) I set the table and take the bird out. I futs around for a few more minutes to let the bird rest and then move it to the cutting board to carve. Well, the first challenge was getting it out of the cooking bag. The skin stuck quite well in places, but that's OK. Then the first wing fell off nicely when I barely poked at it. The leg was being a bit more stubborn, then I noticed that it wasn't cooked all the way and the juices now flowing were decidedly not clear. Crap. The bird isn't done. It was still frozen in the middle.
Well, after a consoling call to my mom, I put the bird back in the oven and go play with my son a bit. After a bit, he gets fussy again, and I realize that he's probably hungry. So I feed him and he falls asleep. (Yes, he'll probably wake up just in time to go back to sleep...) I then go check on dinner.
I forgot to turn the oven back on.
I announce to Gak that it's a fend for yourself night, the chicken will be leftovers. So, I'm finishing up a ham and cheese sandwich instead of a nice chicken dinner.
Oh well, these days will happen.
Oh, posts may be a little sporadic from me for the next few weeks. (As if you haven't noticed by my 4 day absence...) It's crunch time at work and so I have even less energy than usual.
Yes, I do have some more pictures of Boo from this week.
No, you won't see them today. With my luck this evening.... *shudder*
Oh, and Spore is as evil and addicting as any Maxis Sim game. After getting the game from my brother on Thursday, I've fiddled around with it quite a bit and have moved on to the "creature" phase on a planet. The biologist in me is both loving and hating parts of it. It's neat that there are different "levels" to the features, but what you did last time with your creature doesn't really make a difference this time. Oh well, it's a game and a cool and fun one at that. Maybe I'll get some screen shots of that too... who knows.
Anyhow, I'm off to see if the chicken is done now and to check on my boy, I think he's waking.
Peace to all and may your adventures work.