Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mother to a son

When I had my first baby, a daughter, who was sweet and gentle I didn't understand little boys at all. I made some assumptions I'm embarrassed to admit today (mostly thoughts in regards to their lack of parenting skills).

Now I am a mother to a boy. I see his energy, his exuberance, even his aggressiveness, but I also see his love, his tenderness, his innocence. I don't understand it all but I do understand boys a little bit better thanks to the gift of my son.

Worth reading

Thursday, August 21, 2008

They say...

that third children don't get as many pictures of them taken as first and second children.

Well maybe their kids aren't cute as mine.

I may not have a lot of talents but I've birthed some gorgeous kids!

Monday, August 18, 2008

I made dinner

Grey helped (and even wore and adorable lavender apron but I didn't get a picture).

pesto sauce, 4 kinds of heirloom tomatoes, portabellas, mozzarella, and spices.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Food, glorious food

the girl loves to eat

Can you tell?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to my little boy, big brother, little brother, squirrel and monkey, my buddy, my love, my pumpkin, my son.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I wish I felt this great when I have gas...

On another note, I'm so proud of my husband. He's keeping it together really well considering that I'm really no help at all and there are 3 children to take care of besides me. He's working hard at approaching the day to day difficulties with humor and love. It makes me happy that he is the father of my children.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

I-B has admirers

I can't blame them though, she's rather snuggly.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


In case you missed this elsewhere...

Ivy Persephone was born Tuesday, August 5th at 7:11am. She took her time bringing 8lbs 5oz of herself into the world.

Here's a few pictures to enjoy...

Saturday, August 02, 2008

To the dad at the movie theatre:

"The Dark Knight" is rated PG13 which means "Parents are strongly cautioned to give special guidance for attendance of children under 13 - Some material may be inappropriate for young children." Thus this very intense movie was really not appropriate for your 8 and 10 year old children (let's not get started on the fact that if there was a single boob shot the movie would have gotten a R rating. Because, clearly, boobs are more damaging the psyche of children than see someone's face burned off or a villain very convincingly threatening the life of a child). This should have become apparent the first time they covered their eyes and cried because they didn't "want to see this part!" In case that wasn't clear enough they did tell you multiple times they were scared and wanted to leave.

You might have noticed, as the rest of us did, that during the less intense parts they were talking loudly and roaming around the theatre. This should be a very obvious sign that its time to leave the movie because perhaps they are not mature enough to handle going to an adult movie.

If you can't stop your kids from talking or from using their chairs as a jungle gym then that is another sign its time to leave.

I came so very close to telling you off. Only the presence of my husband, and that I most definitely would have embarrassed him, saved you from a verbal lashing. Count yourself lucky this time.


Cranky pregnant lady that is pissed that her last movie for the next year or more was ruined

Friday, August 01, 2008

Family in town

Uncle J came to visit

He's a lot of fun

Cousins Paula and Brad came too

I've been told my whole life that I look like my cousin, what do you think?