Friday, August 18, 2006

More Sam Stuff

Camping went well... Sam was a little camp champ! Even while teething, we're pretty impressed at his ability to roll with the surroundings. He loves being out doors.

Interestingly he chose that night to decide to do Tummy Time on his own for the first time (that I've seen at least). I didn't even know he could roll that much on his own. I woke up at 3AM and saw a shadow next to me - I thought "What in the world?" I reached out and it was Sam's HEAD!! He was on his tummy, pushed up on his arms, lookin around like it was normal. He probably wondered where in the world he was! Maybe he does that every night and I just don't see it. It made me happy and sad at the same time. He's making progress, which is normal and terrific, and it also means he's not widdew baby Sambaby cradled in my arms so little teeny tiny any more and never will be...

Also, he's started saying Mama. Ma! MA! MAaaaaaagghhh! but I think he doesn't know that Mama is me? I'm not sure, but it's fun anyway!

Last night I dreamed someone I didn't know dropped off a little newborn baby girl for me to take care of while he went to work. I felt imposed upon, but she was so little and sweet in her cute pink dress. I thought "Well, maybe this will be fun." Then I noticed she had a poopie diaper. I said something to the guy and he said "Ya, I always drop her off that way so I don't have to change it." So I looked in her diaper bag for a diaper and all I could find was these little Light Days pantyliners with Micky Mouse printed on the wrappers! I thought that was awfully strange and I felt frustrated. Sam was in the room too, and was crying a little, like he was bored or something which made me feel even more stressed. I woke up and he really was starting to cry a little... time to get up!

Hope all's wellywell in your world. It's Friday - Happy Weekend!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Big News

Sam got his first Tooth! I don't seem to be able to get a good picture of it but these are cute.

Today, we're gearing up for our first camping trip with Sam.

We're going for just an overnighter at a place not very far away.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Frozen (not sour) Grapes

I read something somewhere about some celebrity not eating sugar or letting her kids have candy but keeping a bowl of frozen grapes in the fridge for them instead.

That seemed so very dumb and ultra strict to me in that "I'm envious of you because you're so skinny and famous and I lack self control or I'd be in great shape too so I'll scorn you to make me feel better about myself" way.

And that week grapes were on sale so I bought some and I threw a few in the freezer.

Um, ya. A little bit like candy, I'd say. Very COLD candy.
Wouldn't you know it? They're really GOOD!

Also: have you ever experienced THIS at the gym?? BAAAAHHHAHA!!!!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Ain't that the truth!

The Movie Of Your Life Is An Indie Flick

You do things your own way - and it's made for colorful times.
Your life hasn't turned out how anyone expected, thank goodness!

Your best movie matches: Clerks, Garden State, Napoleon Dynamite

This one is weirdly accurate and illustrated well this morning as I sat with our five month old Sam baby sleeping so sweetly and kissed my Amazing Man husband goodbye for work and -

badump bum!


Thursday, August 03, 2006


Geeked about:

- finding a recipe for Chicken Tawook. Gonna try it soon.

- cooler weather

- soft rain

- Sam being in a good mood and me too despite several nights of him not sleeping so hot and me not having as much patience with that as I'd like to.

- having shorter hair

- post pregnancy wavy hair!

- going up north in a couple of days to see old frenz

- the book Everyday Blessings, The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

- having Microsoft Office 2003 which I found today has recipe card templates!! WEEEEE!!

- cooler weather

- ROCKY's! There's road construction all around there so it's quiet as can be these days - imagine it, all you GR folks! You can have a conversation without yelling! Good Bar food and strrrrrrrooong gin gimlets! -- That are brought to you RIGHT AWAY! Amazing Man and I had dinner there Friday night then sped West into the sunset. We got ice cream cones at that one little place on M45 with the Hudsonville ice cream and the travelling taco trailer and made our way to Grand Haven where we watched the sunset for all of the rest of the 5 minutes. Heh. Took us longer to get there than we thought. Walking on the pier was nice though. aaah....

- cooler weather

- less humidity

- lower temps

- and did I forget to mention that it's cooler!? YAAAAAAYYY!!!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Power Mongers

Your Power Level is: 76%

You're a very powerful person, and you know that all of your power comes from within.
Keep on doing what you're doing, and you'll reach your goals.

In other news, Hobbes has decided late in life that he enjoys fresh baked bread from Schnitz's and also their donuts. We have to keep baked goods in the microwave or the refrigerator or he will jump on the counter and chew through the bag for it. Whodathunkit?

Today he begged for a piece of donut so I put the wax paper bag down on the floor for him to sniff. He proceeded to prove his love for one tiny little crumb by getting his head stuck in the bag. His solution: walk backwards until running into the coffee table then turn and walk backwards into the couch, then turn and walk backwards into the chair... etc...HAHAHA He did all this with not a hint of panic and a great deal of dignity, I give him that. I nearly wet my pants laughing at him. Too bad the camera wasn't nearby or I'd post a picture.

After all that I had to give him a piece of my donut - he earned it!