Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Happy Halloween from Peter Pan and Tinkerbell!

We dressed up before heading out to daycare today. Meghan is excited about trick-or-treats and getting CANDY!!

I had Meghan watch Peter Pan this past weekend to help her appreciate her Halloween costume. And, as we were in the car today, Meghan actually said "I can't want to grow up".

That's okay by me.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Still Alive

Yes, we are still here. It has just been too busy to blog. Here is an update on what we have been up to:

Learning how to sit.

Eating peas.

Playing soccer.

Doing puzzles.

Busy, Busy, Busy.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Please, Take My Money and Send Me My Clothes!


I have been trying for over 30 minutes to give Banana Republic a very generous sale.

First I went through and pick out my wants and added them to the shopping bag. easy.

Then I went to checkout and was required to login. No problem.

Wait. Problem. After logging in my Shopping Bag was empty. GRRRRR.

Okay, fine. Go back and try to remember what I wanted. Add to cart again.

Check out.......
Banana Republic Online is currently experiencing technical difficulties.

First of all, nice error. ohNo???? Wonderful programming there.

Now I keep hitting the back button and trying again, and again. I would just give up but I need clothes. And who knows when I will actually make it to the mall.

Off to try again.

Monday, October 08, 2007

"Organized" Sports

Saturday was Meghan's first official day of soccer. I was not quite sure how she would react. Possibilities included:

  1. Stand still and let kids play around her.
  2. Cry whenever someone took a ball from her.
  3. Refuse to participate and insist on playing in playground.
  4. All of the above.
As you can see, I did not have very high expectations. Meghan used to go to Gymboree. She loved playing on all the jungle gym type stuff but would never participate in the song circle. She is not much of a joiner. But I figured soccer would at least get her out running around for an hour.

She actually did much better than I thought. She was tentative at first but then did follow the herd for about 15-20% of the time. The coaches were great at trying to get her to participate. She kicked the ball a few times and played "red light, green light". There was one incident where she ran. Ran like the wind. One poor coach was trying to catch her but kept looking back for help. Ryan had to intercept her on the baseball field. At one point, while the other kids were playing around with the soccer balls, Meghan was doing some sort of dance that involved patting her knees and clapping her hands. And towards the end of the hour she decided she would rather play with the leaves.

There were only two crying episode. The first was when she collided with a larger girl and lost her shoe. The second was when a kid kicked the ball into her back. But she recovered quickly from both. Not bad for a 3 year old who did not nap.

We have to keep reminding her that she was playing soccer and not "baseballs".

I asked her if she wants to go back next week.

She said "Yeah! And we pway whif da weaves, Momma?!?"

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

40 or so hours left to go.

I am hopelessly behind on my TV watching*. TiVo has been working like crazy to capture all of our must see shows but we have no time to watch anything. I've updated my "Currently Watching" over there to the left to list what I am actually watching. Notice that there are still some summer programs yet to be removed. TiVo has been holding them for me. Patiently waiting for me to get around to viewing them. There are also some shows completely missing from that list because I have not yet viewed the season premiere. Favorite returning shows like Heroes, new ones like Reaper that I am told I must see.

Why so behind? Probably because our oldest child has decided that sleep is no longer required. She is still awake past 9PM and is waking up at the butt-crack-of-dawn. Today....4:45. That is 4:45AM people. I don't do 4:45AM unless it is to make a plane that is taking me someplace tropical** or I happen to still be up from the night before (which really has not been the case for at least 10 years now).

So, if I do not leave the house all weekend you will know why. Because, you know, this TV stuff has to made a priority.

*Not to mention the 3 Netflix movies that have been sitting by the TV for, oh, I don't know, 3 months?

** Which, by the way, we booked our winter vacation to Turks & Caicos. Is it February yet?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Celebration: The Recap

Meghan's birthday is such an important even that one day of celebration is not adequate. So we celebrated twice. Party 1 was Saturday. Party 2 on Monday.

Party 1:

This was the bigger event of the two. The party was great. Everyone asks how many kids were there. I honestly am not quite sure. They would not sit still long enough to count them. I am going to guess around 7..or maybe 8? I don't know, it was somewhere between a bunch and a herd.

Meghan started off the party with some tea.

Then it was time to eat.

She was ready to sing Happy Birthday.

Sean was having a blast.

The it was time for presents.

And then she passed out watching Yo Gabba Gabba.

Party 2:

This was a more intimate affair. But still with all the required Birthday elements.


(Meghan got tired of waiting for Daddy to come back inside)


Party Dresses:

Whew. Now we have like 5 months before our next big birthday bash. Good. Because I need a nap.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Meghan

Meghan turns 3 today. I cannot believe she is 3 years old.

We had a big birthday bash for her on Saturday. Lotsa balloon, lotsa, cake, lotsa kids. Big Mess. Very exhausting. That is why I have not posted. That is also why I have not even uploaded the party pictures.

Party recap post coming soon.

Until then, Happy Birthday Princess!