Wednesday, November 28, 2007


We have a runner. Meghan will take any chance to bolt away. Drives me bonkers.

She ran from me last night when I picked her up. Before I got Sean in the car. And once she starts, she keeps on going. So there I was trying to chase her while holding the baby in his carrier.

Let me tell you, that girl can run fast. I could not catch up with her. So I stopped, told her I was leaving her and started walking back to the car. That's when I heard "I'm coming momma!"

Ugh, I think we need a leash. Or I need a third arm so I can hold her hand, Sean and open the car door at the same time. I'm guessing the leash is easier to come by.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Picture Post

Not much to say. Busy, busy, busy.

Here, I'll post some pictures.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Meghan's Gallery

I've decided to start a posting Meghan's art work.
Here is her first public showing. After she completed this one she said "It looks like Mommy".

"Mommy" by Meghan

Thursday, November 08, 2007


We always try to remember to bring the iPod along for long car rides. Traveling from state to state made it difficult to find a good station. You have to constantly scan the available stations to find a song. And by the time you get there, the song is just about over and a commercial starts. Not to mention looking at the radio just brings me closer to the inevitable car sickness.

I also used to bring the iPod along for my commute to work. Although it was never really used in the morning, I would listen on the ride home. Sometimes songs, sometimes podcasts (are podcasts still cool? were they ever?) but it kept me happy and eliminated to need to do the constant station scan for a song that did not drive me batty.

Yesterday, I remember to grab the iPod and bring it along to work. I should have done this weeks ago. It made the ride home much more tolerable. I have a playlist called "Favorites" with about 900 songs. Set the ipod to shuffle and headed home. Here is what I got to listen to:

  • "Forever Young" - Alphaville (3:46)
  • "Ordinary Day" - Vanessa Carlton (3:58)
  • "Here 's Where the Story Ends" - The Sundays (3:55)
  • "The Boys of Summer" - Don Henley (4:50)
  • "Carnival" - Natalie Merchant (5:59)
  • "Hip Hop Hooray" - Naughty By Nature (4:23)
  • "If You Leave" - OMD (4:30)
  • "Boogie Shoes" - KC & the Sunshine Band (2:17)
  • "That's The Way I Like It" - KC & the Sunshine Band (5:08)

[Yes, two KC & the Sunshine Band songs in a row*. Gotta love the iPod shuffle feature. Random.]

  • "Bring Me to Life" - Evanescence (3:57)
  • "Where'd You Go" - Fort Minor (3:51)
  • "I Alone" - Live (3:51)
  • "So What'cha Want" - Beastie Boys (3:37)
  • "A Day Without Rain" - Enya (2:38)
  • "Standing Still" - Jewel (4:30)
  • "Temperature" - Sean Paul (3:36)
  • "St. Elmos Fire (Man In Motion)" - John Parr (4:08)

What does this say about me? Well, I can think of two things. One, I have an odd collection of songs that are classified as "Favorites" (and this is just a small sampling, it gets more bizarre). And, two, I have a long commute home (almost 1 hour and 10 minutes). But, I think I'll try and keep the iPod in the car and maybe add a few new songs to the rotation.

*I only have 2 KC & the Sunshine Band songs on my iPod. Trust me.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Meghan's Night-Night Time Procrastination Techniques

Here is just a sampling of every night in our house:

  1. I not tired
  2. I need water (or Water's empty, Momma)
  3. I need kisses, Momma
  4. I need Daddy kisses
  5. I need all the kisses
  6. I need big hugs
  7. Bunny needs kisses
  8. I need to give Sean kisses
  9. I need an animal. (Which one? Hmm, which one? This one, or this one? Hmm...)
  10. I need to go potty
  11. I go pee pee in my diaper.
  12. I need my blankie
  13. Bunny needs blankie
  14. I need to read a book
  15. Momma read it
  16. My pillow fell down
  17. I need the light on
  18. I need the light off
  19. I can't close the door
  20. I need to sleep in Momma's bed
  21. I need to watch baseball (football) with Daddy
  22. Madison is in my room
  23. I can't find Bunny (or Bunny's hiding)
  24. (Crying with her jammies unzipped which we take to mean she is uncomfortable and needs to be changed)

Monday, November 05, 2007

Snot Rag

I remember when I used to love this time of year. This time change made it acceptable to stay in bed that extra hour. I love my sleep. However, I have not really been able to enjoy that extra hour for oh, I don't know, a few years now.

This year I did not have high hopes for the extra hour of sleep. With both Meghan and Sean refusing to sleep late on weekends (I don't understand why they insist on waking earlier than the weekdays) I knew I would be getting up the usual time (meaning really an hour earlier by the clock). What I was not expecting was Sean to be sick. He woke up about 1 AM-ish screaming. And continued to do so all night. The only way he stopped was if you were holding him standing up or sitting straight up. I spent the night sitting up in a chair. So this year, instead of an extra hour sleep, we had an extra hour of misery.

I spend the weekend exhausted with dried snot on my sholder. I can never seem to get his nose wiped in time. I just gave up at one point and accepted that I was his snot rag.

It's only Monday and I already cannot wait until the weekend. I plan to take a nap. We'll see if that actually happens....

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Return of "Housewives"

Tuesday November 6th marks the return of "The Real Housewives of Orange County".

Real Housewives is one of my guilty pleasures. I love this show. If you have not had the pleasure of following the housewives before I recommend you start to tune in. This season the uber-annoying Jo is not a part of the cast and they have some fresh blood. (Honestly, I don't know why she was there to begin with. No matter how loosely you shake up the definition of housewife she did not fit.)

My TiVo season pass has been scheduled and I am looking forward to a season of drama and excess.

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Wiggles ARE Cool

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Another Halloween Picture Post

Halloween is over. Whew!

This year Meghan really understood the concept. A weeks worth of Halloween specials on TV may have helped. (My personal favorite was Yo Gabba Gabba's Halloween episode. This included a song that teaches kids that "too much candy's gonna make you sick". Valuable lesson to learn.) She tried to run from house to house (dragging me along) and said "trick-or-treat" at most of them.

Sean just came along for the ride in his Peter Pan/Robin Hood costume. (Seriously, when I ordered it online the description was Peter Pan/Robin Hood. I never before realized that they are the exact same outfits.)

When returned home Meghan got to wait for the kids and hand out candy. I think she had just as much fun doing this.

Here are some more really awful pictures taken yesterday. It is not easy to take a picture while being dragged by a 3-year old on a mission.