Saturday, December 06, 2008

A Good Thing...

Today was a special day...
Hubs and I and Adam attended Brooklyn's Blood Drive. Not only were we able to donate in honor of sweet angel Brookyn, but we also finally got to meet Kelly and Andy's little redhead (and Brooklyn's Sister) Aubrey! She and Adam got to play while we were getting stuck with needles, and as far as I can ass biting took place while we were gone.
I have to say - their family's story is very close to my heart...I get quite emotional about the whole thing. I think it has alot to do with the fact that I was pregnant as everything was going on. I remember reading all their updates and ferociously rubbing my belly hoping everything was okay with my own little one because I simply could not imagine dealing with everything they went through. They are a family of incredible strength and spirit, and I feel like a better person for knowing them...and especially for being a small part of today.
We snapped some pics of the kids playing (kelly, I hope you don't mind that I post these)
They had a lovely table set up in Brooklyn's honor
I'm sooooooo very glad that we could be there - there simply are no words.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Time flies by

Hmmm, well - it seems that every day I have good intentions to jump on here and post, but my day gets away from me. There is a constant pile of paperwork on my desk to tackle, a butt to wipe, a house that needs attention, a hubs to spend time with, and the blog takes a backseat to it all...

-Work is busy trying to tie up loose ends before 2008 is over. One of my biggest contracts is due at the end of the month, which means I'll be tearing my hair out until it's completed and off my desk.
-I'm immersed in Book 2 of the Twilight series (which hubs has many little snide remarks about it being a TEEN book series...please help me think of a good comeback because I got NUTHIN...)
-We've started babyproofing the house - which is a total CHORE as I realize all the little tiny things floating around my cluttered abode.
-I have been vacuuming every day since the boy started rolling around on the floor (with four pets it's a must or he'd be one big hairball), and I gotta house is definately cleaner. I think having a baby may just be the answer to my messy house problem, who knew?
-We went to San Francisco for an early Thanksgiving with hub's extended family and they were all thrilled to see Adam, but couldn't believe how much he'd changed in the 3 months since we were up there last. I think it was a bittersweet visit for them.
-The Friday we left to go up there, I promptly gave our kid his first major bump/bruise on the head. He flung backwards as I was walking through a doorway and I slammed his noggin on the sharp corner. It turned black and blue immediately and although he stopped crying in about a minute...I cried for alot longer than that. He looked awful and I felt awful. I guess I better prepare myself for more of those because I have a feeling there will be PLENTY.
-Had a low key Thanksgiving here with all of my family and my sister in law's family
-Over the weekend, I cooked a turkey and we did our own little traditional thanksgiving here just the 3 of us. I'm so sick of turkey and mashed potatoes and yams and stuffing that I would almost rather eat a bowl of brussel sprouts instead of touching any thanksgivingy food. (I said ALMOST)
-the boy is not a huge fan of mashed potatoes, although he'll eat them anyway - he eats everything...but he does dig cool whip! hahaha
-He's got TWO MORE TEETH coming in on top - they just broke through which means he's been sir raunchy pants for the last few weeks. Teething sucks, there's just no way around it.
-I think he's like...MINUTES away from crawling - which means life as I know it will be over
-He's so chunky and scrumptious I can't keep my hands off him these days - I absolutely love this age, he's a total blast...his personality is shining through and he's such a stinker and so hilarious. Perfect combo of me and hubs :)
-We had a playdate with friends a couple of days ago...they have a little girl named Addison who's about a month older than Adam. Before we got to their house, we explained to him "the rules" of hanging out with a cute chick
- no kissing
- no hair pulling
- no drooling
- and the door must be kept open at all times
So what did he do? We put them down on the floor together...and she proceeded to crawl past him - which is when he promptly grabbed her ass and then leaned down to BITE IT.
Apparantly, we need to add "no ass biting" to that list of rules!
I know he's teething and everything goes in his mouth -but dude, we've got limits...

-I've decided that baby toys are useless because a metal spoon and some measuring cups are pretty much all he needs to keep himself occupied
-also? socks and shoes are useless as well because his feet are like wedges of cheese. Hubs saw me toss a pair of shoes against his bedroom wall one day and said "what, they don't fit?"
and I said "nothing is going on these feet" and he said "why?" and I shouted "PHYSICS!"

-I simply cannot think about Christmas stresses me out.

How about some squishy baby pics instead?
this is the boy with two of his SF cousins...reading a book, which he loves...and he can turn pages now, wooo!
It took approximately 94732 pictures before we finally got one of them all looking at the camera...cute though eh?

I'm pretty sure this is when he decided he was OVER that whole "posing for pictures thing"...
On the way home, we were we let him drive