Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Aurora's friend Jacob came over yesterday to play! She loved it...he's older than she is so she just followed him everywhere. Everything he played with, she wanted to play with too because he made it look so cool! And he's walking like a big kid so I'm betting she'll start any day now, just to keep up with him :) Here are some pictures:

Friday, September 21, 2007

Bill who?

So the latest news in the mommy blogosphere is all about Bill Maher's rant against breastfeeding in public. When I heard about it, frankly, I was shocked. Bill Maher is still around?? He even has a show? Unbelievable. So I clicked over and watched the rant in question. Sure, it's obnoxious and ridiculous:

"Look, there's no principle at work here other than being too lazy to either plan ahead or cover up. It's not fighting for a right it's fighting for the spotlight you surely will get when you go all Janet Jackson on everyone and get to drink in the oohs and ahs of the other customers because you made a baby. Something a dog can do."

Chicky Chicky Baby has a much better post about this subject than I do today, but I wanted to throw my two cents in too. Honestly, I am not offended by his stupid comments, as he is so far off my radar that it truly doesn't affect me one way or the other. I just rolled my eyes when he started going on about it, but I'm lucky to have never had any problems nursing in public the few times I've had to. I do try to avoid it though, simply because I don't want the possibility of dealing with A-holes like Maher. The thing that really bothers me about his rant is knowing that his opinion is shared by lots of people - mostly men - people who have never been in a situation where their child is starving, won't take a bottle, and screaming at the top of their lungs in a crowded restaurant/grocery store/mall/movie theater. And it is so hypocritical to me that this society - one that glorifies porn, violence, and celebrities minus their underwear - would be up in arms against seeing half a boob. Really, which would you prefer to be subjected to? A) The possibility of accidentally seeing the top part of my boob if you happen to glance in my direction, or B) Listening to my child scream and flail about in hunger? One would think A would win in a landslide. But, Bill Maher is an idiot who panders to other idiots, and shouldn't expect to drink in the oohs and ahhs of America just because he gets to be on TV. Something a monkey can do.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

8 Months

I didn't post yesterday, but the little monkey is now 8 months old!! To celebrate, I put her down in the living room to play with her toys and went to the garage to get another pack of Diet Cokes for the fridge. I came back in the house, only to find that she was nowhere in sight! Of course, I freak out slightly and start checking all the usual hiding places - under my nightstand, in the bathroom, on the bottom shelf of the changing table - no baby! So I go back to the laundry room, and lo and behold, there she is!What?!

In other news, this blogging stuff is really paying off! First I won a t-shirt for me and Aurora, and now I've won these!! And the weather is finally cooling down here, so now I have no excuse not to get out and start pounding the pavement.

Too cool :)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Laughing at Cucumbers, Parts I and II

Friday, September 14, 2007

Some random pictures

Checking the brakes on her spaceship:Oh no! Daddy's got me!
I guess it's okay - he's not so bad!
Got some insanely cute videos coming up tomorrow!


If your baby is eating solid foods and just not pooping like she used to, might I recommend curried lentils and rice? Aurora loves it, and it works like a (disgusting, messy) charm!

I just realized I've posted almost no pictures of her this month, and she turns 8 months old on Monday! I'll try to get some pics up later today after the camera charges.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Welcome home, honey

Meet the newest member of our family, the DiaperSanitizatron 2000:

I hope the dryer doesn't get an inferiority complex - we can only replace one ridiculously expensive appliance at a time!

What a day

So I put the camera on the dock to see what pictures might be on it, and all I had was this:
It's been a very boring week - we've been working on the ceiling in the office, trying to keep the rest of the house picked up, and doing laundry... and today, the washing machine broke! So the repairman is coming this afternoon. We'll see how that goes - mama might be getting a new washer!

We also tried Kindermusik on Wednesday with Cathy and Jacob - it was fun but she was the only girl in the whole class, and by far the youngest. Everyone else was a year or older so she couldn't really keep up with their shenanigans. Plus it really disrupted her morning nap. I think we might hold off until she's walking and down to one nap a day before we join. But I might re-join the YMCA down the street - $39 a month, and free childcare! We'll see how it goes.

That's pretty much all I got today - I'll try to get more pics this weekend!

Edited to add: Another contest entry! A beautiful sling from Rockin' Baby!

Monday, September 03, 2007

yum yum cheerios!

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