Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday – Still four


Monday, September 21, 2009

What we’ve been doing the past (um, lost count of how many) days


I’m not sure why I am finding it difficult to post recently.  Sure we’ve been busier but not THAT much busier.  I do know that there has been a serious lack of pictures recently and that is most likely contributing to the problem.  But, in an effort to catch up, here are some bullets.

  • We have used our YMCA membership.  Now I just need to keep it up.
  • I’ve scheduled Meghan’s birthday party and am collecting RSVPs.  Now I need to get my but in gear and see what to do about a dairy-free cake.  Turns out one of the party guests is also allergic so Sean will have a food buddy.
  • Fall TV has started.  I’ll be updating my list over there on the left as I watch the shows. 
  • Saturday we had a Neighborhood Block Party.  I forgot my camera.
  • We canceled our cleaning service.  I enjoyed not having to clean the bathroom but they way things were put away was really starting to bug me.  I think now that I am not working at at home more I want things the way I want them.
  • Ryan has this week off.
  • We have 728364 doctor’s appointments this week.
  • I had jury duty on Friday.  I was thisclose to getting stuck on a trial that was going to last multiple days.  Thankfully I had a valid enough reason for getting excused.  I knew those kids would be good for something one day.

I have a feeling that I’m not going to do much better with the updating this week.  Maybe next?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Preschool: Year 2, Day 1






Overwhelmed?  Possibly.  Overtired?  Probably.


IMG_0652 Overdramatic?  Definitely.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Summer is over. We are expected to go places now.


This week is the week we need to ease into our fall schedule.  Today is Meghan’s dance class, tomorrow: parent’s night at school, Thursday: mini-day at preschool.  Next week is the first (almost) full week at school for Meghan.  She will be going 4 afternoons a week this year.  I know she cannot wait to start. 

Monday is also the day I’ll need to hand out her birthday party invites.  The parents are going to love me.  “Hi! You don’t know me but here is a birthday party invite for your kid.  I’m sure our kids will know each other by October 3rd.”  Ugh.

We also just joined the local YMCA.  I wanted to get the kids swimming lessons and, remembering last winter, I wanted a place where we could go to just get out of the house.  We haven’t actually used the membership yet.  We just registered on Saturday and there were a few things we needed before we went.  Locks for locker for instance.  Oh, and I needed a pair of sneakers that had laces.  And was not slip on.  I got both of them yesterday and I am going to try my bestest to go there tomorrow morning.  I’ll let you know how that goes.



Sorry, had to do it.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Have I got a diet for you


Sean had his checkup with the Growth and Nutrition Clinic last week.  I sort of new that he was not going to astound them with a tremendous weight gain.  He had a stomach virus the week before so he probably lost some ground there.  However, I was hopeful that he had gained enough to consider his graduation.


He weighed 24.4 lbs.  Last time we went he weighed…(checking blog archives)…crap, can’t find it, but he did weigh 23.2 lbs at his 2 yr checkup.  That was in March.  So not great.

I think they have run out of idea on how to get him to gain more weight with just regular food in his diet.  How does one gain weight with no dairy anyway?  Everything he eats is soy or tofu based.  He has the occasional chicken nugget but it’s tough getting him to eat much else.  I try to load him up with pasta, bananas, bread, anything he will eat, and all loaded with dairy-free margarine. It hasn't helped.

The plan now is to add extra calories to his soy milk with a few scoops of Doucal.  We head back again in October. 



Tuesday, September 01, 2009

This is why we have 2 TiVos



It’s that time of year again.  The time when we make sure we have everything scheduled properly on the TiVos so we do not miss the fall premieres (sad, I know).  A few show we used to watch ended last year so that knocks a few off the list.  We have not yet decided if we want to watch anything new this season.  I suppose it may depend on any possible TiVo conflicts.

We NEVER watch primetime shows when they are aired.  Everything gets recorded on the TiVo.  Occasionally we will start a show 30 to 45 minutes into it if we want to see the outcome before the end of the night (reality shows, for example).

I found this page which lists when everything is scheduled to start.

Here are the shows we plan to record:

  • Survivor: Samoa
  • Bones
  • The Office
  • Fringe
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Heroes
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Two and a Half Men
  • CSI: Miami
  • Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
  • CSI
  • Law and Order
  • Dollhouse
  • The Amazing Race
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Cold Case
  • Lie To Me

Wow.  That is a long list.  We should probably get out more.

Are there any new shows that are worth watching?