Friday, October 31, 2008

a Mom....a Few Favorite Moments

It's been a while since my last post, as I'm in the throws of the worst sleep deprivation of my life (thank you Baby L). In fact, I set an online alarm clock yesterday for a 1/2 hour later(my laptop is normally attached to my hip), set the laptop on the floor and passed out a few minutes later. Apparently, if you accidentally turn off the wireless button, the alarm clock won't go off, and you'll be awakened to the bus honking, because they won't let your second grader off the bus unless you're out there waiting for them (which, I'm not complaining about as I like this about our school). Needless to say, I was really out of it after that for a good four hours having to be quickly awakened only then to RUN out of the house and down the driveway.

But anyway. I digress. Some favorite moments from this past week, month...not sure.

1) Overheard the other night while watching Indiana Jones 4:
Rho: HECK!

2) Watching yesterday afternoon:
Two big boys lying on the floor with the baby and talking to him. Baby L making lots of sounds that sound like he's saying "hi" so bigger boys repeat and bust up laughing. Of course, what baby L was really saying was "get me the heck off my tummy and this floor" in his nicest baby voice. Then again, maybe he really was saying "hi". My children are geniuses after all.

3) hanging out with a friend who not only brought lunch, but matched up and sorted through probably 100 socks while here, dusted, swept my kitchen floor and watched the baby so I could bring Rho to school. A debt I can seriously never repay.

4) Getting out of the house with the baby for more than just school pick ups and drop offs. granted it was just to the doctors for the four week check up, but I did have to drive a 1/2 each way. I should mention that the above nap story followed this outting.

5) having hubby stay up with me in the middle of the night while trying to get the snorting, snotty sounding baby to say asleep without waking himself up with aforemention noises- thank you for the company :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

a Pet Owner: We All Fall Down

So last night it was apparently too cold for even the cats to beg to go out, so both were asleep, curled up on the couch. Cosmo was asleep across the top, Wanda almost directly below him on the cushions. Suddenly Cosmo slides off the top, lands smack on top of Wanda, who I thought might just give him the beat down of his life. Funniest thing I've seen in a LONG time. Wanda lay there, glaring at him, one paw raised as he settled down a few inches from her on the cushions, probably just in case she needed to cuff him a good one for the hell of it (something she likes to do if he takes too long coming inside at night).


"I fellz off za couch! :("

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

a Mom, Again

On 9-30 we welcomed our third boy into our family:

I'd forgotten how joyous it is to have a baby in the house, and how utterly exhausting it is. I love to watch the different expressions flit across their faces, and even if it's gas induced, love seeing them randomly smile.

JB and I have twisted senses of humor, and he delights in nothing more than getting me going. His lastest joke has been about how boring the baby is- though truthfully all he really has done is sleep, eat and poop for the past week. Except yesterday and today when we really got to see that he does have eyes behind those tiny eyelids. Now, in order for the next bit of this story to make sense, you have to have scene the movie "Waitress". If you haven't, you probably won't find it quite as funny as I did. Granted, it was the middle of the night and I couldn't tell you how many times we'd been up at this point, but JB says to me as I nursed for the umpteenth time "I think I'm going to make a pie- Damn Borning Baby Pie. The only ingredient is crust."

I'm still laughing today- otherwise I might be crying from lack of sleep :). However, sadly, he's taken to calling the baby a little crust of bread. UGH. Men.