Thursday, November 27, 2008

i'm thankful for...

...the sound of my sweet boy laughing so hard he has tears in his eyes! his cousin cam was pretty funny today! boy's little tootsies

...for my husband, who is so wonderful - he cleaned every single dish that was dirtied today. the kitchen is now sparkling! unfortunately i didn't get a picture of him in action.

...that i could enjoy thanksgiving dinner this year. last year thanksgiving was my actual due date and i couldn't eat more than a few bites without feeling incredibly full.

...watching kellen enjoy his first thanksgiving meal. he had a little turkey, mashed potato, stuffing, peas, sweet potatoes and a roll...pretty much the whole shebang! poor boy didn't get any gravy on his potatoes though! much more, but i need to go lay on the couch now! hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving! i'm feeling extra thankful this year!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

best friends...

the boy has grown a sudden attachment to a little teddy bear that his grandparents brought back from new york. they are the best of friends!

he also got his hands on a piece of pizza the other night which he thought was delicious (probably beats the green beans and rice which is what is in the bowl on the right!)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

first haircut

our boy was getting a bit of a baby mullet, so we decided it was time for the first haircut. who knew it would be so sad to see those baby wisps chopped off! he looks like such a big boy now!

here are some before photos:


And After:

oh boy...not so sure about this!

check out my teeth...2 on top and a 3rd peeking in on the bottom!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

we <3 fall!!!

i can hardly believe it, but someone is just over 11 months old now! it's been a rough week - double ear infection and lots of throwing up...3 times directly on me, once on aa and twice in the high chair. ugh. today he felt much better, so we went outside for some fresh air and decided to play in a pile of leaves that aa had just raked! what fun!!! he also spend friday at his grandma and grandpa's house where he had a great time! he bonded quite a bit with his grandpa and wanted only to be held by him!

we're now working on the planning for the big 1st birthday...which will actually be quite simple. we'll save the craziness for when he is a bit older and will be able to remember and participate! we just need a little cake and ice cream for now...that will be party enough. i am making some really cute invites...which i'll post a picture of here soon.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


OK, I was tagged by Jamie weeks ago now and am finally getting around to following through! (The your tagger and list these rules on your blog. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.)

hmmm...this requires some thought.

1. I have a tattoo on my big toe. It's of a sun, but unfortunately it looks like the sun has an eyeball in the middle of it. It bugs me, but not enough to go back and get it fixed!

2. I stood in line for 3 hours in hopes of getting a ticket to game 4 of the 2004 alcs game between the red sox and the yankees at fenway park. my husband was so proud. i ended up getting a ticket, but unfortunately the game was rained out and i was leaving boston the next day. boo.

3. After standing in line for so long to get that ticket, I ended up meeting a nice guy, who was a restaurant reviewer for He invited me to tag along with him and his parents to review a restaurant since the game got rained out. Yes, I called my husband to tell him about it - but looking back it's kind of weird that I got in the car with basically a perfect stranger, drove to a really nice restaurant in boston where his parents met us and we all dined together - on citysearch's dime. He also ended up buying my ticket to the game, so I didn't lose out on that $50.

4. Aa and I were robbed in the Johannesburg, South Africa the police. Long story short (or long), we found one of our bags missing, went to the police station and after lots of talking they pulled our bag out. OH...I forgot to mention that this bag held our plane tickets to Botswana and back and then home, Aa's passport and lots of money! Needless to say, when we got the bag back, Aa went through it to make sure everything was in there and found everything except his passport! Not good and after a lot of discussion, another police man walked by, holding Aa's passport and nonchalantly asked if it was his. It was all very weird and a bit scary. We grabbed the passport and went on our way, only to figure out in the morning they had gotten away with Aa's Oregon hat and a Nike fleece.'d of thought those envelopes of cash might have been more tempting! I guess they were Duck fans!

5. I hate cooked carrots, but love them raw!

6. I met my husband the first day back to Eugene my junior year of college. We were next door neighbors and didn't actually start dating until we moved across town from each other.

7. I used to have a big crush on Shaquille O'Neal when he first was drafted into the nba. I can't even explain it now, but I have t-shirts, signed player cards and pictures of him taken at trail blazers v. magic games that I attended. I'm suppposed to "tag" 7 others, but I'm not even sure I know 7 others to tag! How about Megs, Kelle, Heather, Christie and Kelsey...if you ladies feel like doing it...have at it, along with anyone else who might be so feelings won't be hurt if you don't! :) leave a comment here if you decide to participate!