Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The other day James (age 4) was reaching his hand down his pants. I looked at him exasperated and the following conversation ensued:
Me: James, get your hand out of your pants.
James: But Mom, it itches.
Me: James! Get your hand out of your pants!
Samuel: Hey James, you want to know a secret? If you put your hand in your pocket you can still scratch it.
At this point John and I dissolved into hysterical laughing... I don't know, maybe you have to be a parent of young boys to get a kick out of this. =)
Monday, May 25, 2009
Last year on James' Birthday
The birthday boy today
a breakfast of champions (strawberries and donuts... Yum!)
opening presents at Chuck E Cheese
*The Tick Magnet was not a typo. I just pulled the second tick off of James this month. Geeze we can't take this kid anywhere!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Maybe it is just me but I don't remember ever getting any of these random childhood viruses when I was a kid. Is this an east coast thing or have they become more rampant over the years?
Thank goodness this virus is at least benign. Heavens forbid we go through Hand, Foot and Mouth again!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Case in point: I have a pair of pajama pants that look and fit better on me than anything else in my wardrobe at the moment. However, if I wore them every day to the grocery store and the mall and to church I would get some odd looks. If I were sent away to the middle of nowhere for the duration of the pregnancy or at the very least didn't have to go anywhere for the last month, it wouldn't matter if I just sat around in my pjs all day.
If you can't tell, I have hit the point where I am DONE being pregnant! I am tired of feeling like a beached whale and sick of the incredulous expressions on people's faces when I tell them I have three more months to go. Yesterday I was thinking I would put myself in exile until I have had this baby. Either that or you might just see me wandering around in my pajama pants, regardless of how sloppy it looks...
Thanks for letting me vent. =) I promise, the next blog will be more upbeat.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Anyway, when we were home hanging out I helped Lisa with a little project she has been working on since December. Her husband, Tracy, had a grandmother who had started a piece quilt and never finished it. Tracy's Mom gave it to Lisa in hopes that she could finish it. Lisa wanted to have it finished in time for Mother's Day. By the time she brought the quilt up to Philly this week she was ready to hand stitch the binding. We spent at least 5 hours hand sewing the binding of the quilt, finally finishing this morning around 10am. It was so much fun to work with my big sis on a project and the sewing was just what I needed to make my nesting compulsion subside - for a day or two. =) I love having one of my sisters so close. Keri, don't you want to move back east again???
Oh, and note to self: next time just machine sew the binding. Holy cow! That was a lot of work!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
My iTunes is working great now!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Please Help!! I am pulling my hair out here! My computer is too new for me to be throwing it out of the window this soon!!!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Anyway, I did't see the Miss America Pagent this year but I heard about the controversy and had to share. Apparently a judge asked Miss California her opinion on gay marriage and this was her answer.
Gay marriage is a difficult topic for me because I have some very dear friends who are gay and I want nothing more than their happiness. However, I was raised very strictly religious and I have a difficult time reconciling the two ideas. But how I feel is beside the point.
What I admire about Miss California is that despite the possibility that her answer would destroy her chance at winning, she held true to her beliefs and shared her honest opinion on the subject. Whether the topic is gay marriage, abortion, the war in Iraq or any other argumentative subject, holding true to your beliefs in front of millions of people, knowing you would be raked through the coals by the press either way, takes a lot of guts. This beauty queen has an impressive strength of character!