Thursday, August 28, 2008


DH frantically turns on the computer, logs-in, sends himself an email, opens it, and hits print.

What just happened you ask?

DH had woken from a dream that he did not pass the Level III CFA Exam exactly one week after finding out that he did. And just in case his nightmare was reality he sent himself the confirmation email to his personal email account and printed a copy (all this after checking every day for the past week to once again see that 4 letter word) ... reality is: HE PASSED THE LEVEL III CFA EXAM and no one can change that!!! WOOHOO!!!

Congratulations sweetheart, we are so proud of you!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mid-week Glee

I found DS's napkin completely used (independently with out prompting) after lunch today. All that nagging does pay off. :)

Mommy is gleeful, our walls are grateful!

The crazy things that can make a Mommy gleeful! Ha! Oh and if you are wondering why his napkin is pink, I am still trying to use up all the left-over napkins from DD's baptism! :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fun in the sun!

DS is in this week's Baby Zone photo contest. It has been quite awhile since I have entered any of my pictures (or for that matter, since I have taken any fantastic pictures, ugh, I keep promising myself to get out and photograph more!) If you have the time, please check it out HERE! You can vote once a day for the entire week. Thanks in advance!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mr. Brown Bear; His Baby

Mr. Brown Bear is not just DS's lovey right now, it has also become his "baby".

Recently, I have overheard DS telling Mr. Brown Bear the following:

"time out Brown Bear"

"we are leaving in one minute Brown Bear"

"are you hungry Brown Bear?"

"do you have a poopy diaper, let me get a fresh one Brown Bear"

"be careful, that is dangerous Brown Bear"

"you ready for night-night Brown Bear"

"you want to go to Sea World Brown Bear"

"hello Brown Bear, how are you?"

and one of my favorites ...

"I missed you Brown Bear"

...and best of all, he wraps him up in a blanket and carries him around the house like his baby. I cherish this soft side because in a split second he is out the door and playing rough like a boy! I am sure going to miss this stage.

Monday, August 18, 2008

No Fender Bender

DH's Stratocaster Fender guitar arrived Sunday and DS's little hands have already been all over it. The guitar is gorgeous!

DH can plug earphones into his amplifier so he won't wake the kids in the evenings when he is practicing. I haven't quite decided if this is a benefit to my ears too. LOL!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Get Your Own Mom

Just wanted to share my big boy and his shirt, "Get Your Own Mom"!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday's FFF

Yes, I am late for our FFF (Friday's Family Faves) ... but better late then never, right?

DD has started on baby food and the big winner so far (she has only tried two, LOL) is sweet potatoes. I think sweet potatoes are a favorite for many kids!

DS has been walking around all week carrying his anti-itch cream and asking if any of us need "itch-y cream" or if we have "itchies". LOL!!! Already obsessed with pharmaceuticals like his Daddy.

DH has still been obsessed over his Fender guitar and is anxiously waiting for it to arrive in the next two weeks.

And me, I indulged a little each day this past week on that delicious-sinfully-good trail mix from Trader Joe's. The one that is appropriately named Trader Joe's TEMPTATION Trail Mix. YUMMMM, it is a mix of peanuts, almonds, cashews, dried cranberries, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Definitely not good for my desire to be back (comfortably) in my old pre-pregnancy jeans before Germany.

And today's picture is just because I like it ... I took this picture yesterday for my Great-Aunt that sent this outfit for DD earlier this week.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Snails and puppy dog tails ...

... are what little boys are made of.

DS discovered snails a long time ago. But what he saw this past weekend was a first in his snail hunting adventures: a snail laying eggs in our yard. DH discovered it as the two of them were outside trying to "pretty up" the patio for company. Don't let me fool you though. First off, there is not much to our yard or pretty-ing up to be done. Secondly, most of their time is spent looking for snails, butterflies, flowers and playing with the garden hose not cleaning. But I must admit, I love seeing my boys out there in the dirt and wouldn't have it any other way.

After DH found the snail eggs DS quickly ran inside to tell me about it. I quickly ran outside to see because I was curious. You see, being a girl, any time spent in the dirt (& it was limited) was spent making mud-pies, cakes, and cookies not looking for creepy crawly things. Although, I did find it pretty cool and even grabbed my camera to catch a picture (see below).

I asked DH if he had ever seen something like that.

His reply, "of course, I am a boy. I spent most my time outdoors catching anything that moved so I could then put them in a box and try to make them fight."

Hmmmm. I walked away and asked myself, "is that normal?". If so, I sure have a lot in store for me.

Luckily I have the The New York Times bestseller Dangerous Book for Boys in case DH ever forgets what it is like to be a boy. But really, what are the chances of that? After DS had long lost interest in the snail eggs DH stood there staring and playing with it .... wake up Dear Hubby ... And I am supposed to think they are outside cleaning the patio. Ha!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Friday Family Faves (FFF)

Thanks to CD, ever since I heard about being able to professionally print my Blog for a keepsake (don't worry, if you don't already know, I will do a seperate post for all you other bloggers out there) I have been wanting to blog more often. I just can't seem to keep up with their baby books and my journal. So, if all else fails, I will have these ramblings for them. :-)

Keeping with that goal I have decided to devote Fridays to each family member's current faves (which can be anything from fave song, fave food, fave word, fave shoes, etc.).

So, here I go, my attempt at my first FFF (Friday Family Faves):

DS: He actually asks every time we get in the car, "Mommy, play my favorite song.". He is referring to Read My Mind by The Killers (if you link here you can listen, there is a 5 second commercial before the music video starts). I am starting to wonder if my DD will be my R&B, Hip Hop, disco queen like her Mommy because this boy is all Rock and Roll! He even tells me, "louder, turn it up."!

DD: she loves her ever-so-popular and sought-after Sophie La Girafe. As Right Start even says on their site "the famous" Sophie La Girafe. And trust me, I was tempted not to buy it when I saw the price but OMG, yes, she LOVES it and worth the $19.99 plus it sure is fun when we got stopped and asked how we like "the giraffe". As far as newborn toys go, this is the only one that gives the winkle competition for top baby toy.

DH: his birthday present from us, his new Fender American Stratocaster Sunburst Guitar that hasn't even arrived yet because they start production after you order it. He already spends countless hours on-line admiring the pictures, researching amplifiers and talking about it. I just hope he loves it as much when he receives it (in late August) as he does now.

And me: I am loving my new Aqualumiere Chanel lipgloss. It is their new lipgloss and I like the consistency, applicator and color more then the Levres Scintillantes Chanel lipgloss I used to use.
A challenge to my 22 average readers per day (pretty impressive, huh?):
What are your FFF?