Thursday, July 23, 2009

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Sam and I are leaving for a little road trip down to Texas in the morning. We'll be gone for a few days, and will be away from Mike and home for probably the longest consecutive time ever (at least since Sam has been born). I'm looking SOO forward to the trip, but as I think about it, I already miss Mike and he's sprawled out on the loveseat near me, eating the last of the ice cream out of the carton and channel surfing. Ah, I'll miss that these next few days. Really I will. I also probably won't be able to blog for several days... and I'll miss you, too. Act like you'll miss me back, m'kay?

'Til next time, friends!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tips for Beating Baby Boredom

Here are some fun things to do while Mom is busy cleaning, cooking, or whatever it is she does...

If she's in the kitchen anyway, it can be fun to help unload the dishwasher baskets.

And the lids for the pots and pans are super fun to slide around the floor. They make awesome noises. (Sorry for the lack of a visual aid with this one... you'll have to take my word for it that it rocks.)

The bathroom is a goldmine. You can throw the magazines into the bathtub (they look better there anyway)...

Or grab one and do a little reading. In my spare time, I like to catch up on what's new this Fall from LL Bean.

And my favorite bathroom activity: unrolling all of the toilet paper. Doesn't it make the floor look more comfy?

Then if you're lucky and sneak a handful of the tp, you can find a quiet spot and chow down.

Activities like these help me pass the time when Mom is distracted. They also help ensure I get her full attention once she sees what I can do without her help. I hope they help you too!

Best Wishes,

Sunday, July 19, 2009

6 Years

On July 19, 2003 I married the love of my life.

How is it possible that it really gets better every year?

Happy anniversary, Mike. I love you with all my heart!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A couple of links in honor of this past 4th

A friend of ours suggested we go online and watch this. If you've got a half-hour to spare sometime, you should check it out. We thought it was pretty interesting.

Also, my Dad had us listen to this, and we thought it was pretty funny. It's just audio, and is just a couple of minutes long.

For those of you that listen to that last one: You're welcome!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Caped Crusader

*He patrols every room, hallway, corner, closet, and nook in sight, never growing weary.

*He diligently watches over his toys, throwing them, smashing them, and banging them together 'til all is safe.

*He fearlessly treks around large objects, never to be deterred by a mere stumble, injury, or roadblock.

*He selflessly seeks and secures all loose objects which are not nailed down, placing them in his mouth where they rightfully belong.

*He rids the house of unseen june bugs who have met an untimely demise (DON'T ASK)

*He empties bottom shelves and drawers of pesky household items that stand in his way.

*He seeks and destroys any and all items made of paper. (Magazines are the most notorious villain of all)

*He boldly brings down even the strong by the sheer force of his voice.

*He captures the heart of his Mom, bringing her joy, laughter, and boundless love.

Such are the duties of the caped crusader, and I proudly tell you that he carries them out without hesitation, every day of the week.

The bulb syringe is his weapon of choice

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July and More

Mike had a little bit of time off work last week, so we decided to take a trip back to our home town for a visit. It was my Mom's birthday on Thursday, and we got to surprise her by showing up for her birthday dinner unexpectedly, and that was really fun. It was wonderful spending some one on one time with my parents. We had dropped Sam off with Mike's parents (thank you, Pruitts!!!) and made an evening out of it by going to an ACTUAL, real live movie theater to see a movie. It was the first time in a long time that we'd been able to do that, and we were SO excited. We ended up choosing the crap-tacular Transformers movie. As Mike said, "they should have paid us sixteen dollars to watch that". Maybe we're just really out of touch with movies these days and what you kids are watching. So, my apologies if it's your fav.

Being true to myself, I barely got any pictures from the entire 4 day weekend, but I'll post some of what I did get.

Here's our car all packed up for the trip. Exciting, I know. But we took the whole family, including our furry son Sneaker. This dog has an enormous fear of anything in the inanimate object category. So, sitting in the back next to all this... well, I'm pretty sure it was his idea of purgatory.

Can you see the fear in his eyes?

Sam eating a whole banana for the first time. He was a little unsure at first...

But decided he liked it. Check out those teeth!
Sam decked out in his red, white and blue. I think Grandpa Pruitt's telling him all his secrets.

Further proof that I am in serious need of camera training. I'm not sure what the intent was here, but I missed it.

Sam did ok on the trip, except that 2 out of the 3 nights ended up being sleepless. We hadn't dealt with that in awhile, so to say I was a little crabby by Sunday is an understatement. I think Sam was a little crabby at that point too. We dropped him off in the church nursery Sunday morning, and they paged us not too long into the service. When I went to pick him up, they said "Wow, he can scream pretty good, huh?!" Yeah, we needed to get home.

All in all, it was great to visit family, and for Mike and I to steal a little time away by ourselves. I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend too!