Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Random happenings

This past weekend we went to get our Christmas pictures made, and while we were waiting for the appointment in front of us to finish up, we ran around the store taking pictures of our own! And on Monday we went to the Promotions Ceremony at sector headquarters to celebrate Mike's promotion to supervisor! It was very nice, they had the spouses pin the new badges onto the agents' uniforms and they took pictures and everything. I had quite a time trying to keep Aurora quiet through the whole thing, but she did okay. Of course it looked like a goldfish cracker bomb went off around our chair by the end of the day, but oh well!! Here's a picture of me pinning his badge on:Not much else is going on around here - for more pictures go here!
11th Month

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Turkey Day!

Today we celebrated Aurora's first Thanksgiving, and she really enjoyed it! I went way overboard with the cooking as usual, but at least we'll have plenty of leftovers. Her favorites were the stuffing and the pumpkin pie - everything else on her tray became a bountiful feast on the floor for the dogs. I hope all of you had a great day off with friends and family - now on to the pictures!!

Yay! Turkey! Dad, come eat!!!
Quit bothering me - can't you see I'm eating pumpkin pie??
Special bonus video for her fans!

Some babies have a favorite blanket, or a stuffed bear, or a doll for a lovey. MY kid has none of those. Instead, she carries Jacob's sock everywhere she goes. Make of that what you will.

Oh and I just found this site - I'm at level 46 and have donated 810 grains of rice so far! It's pretty addictive and it feeds hungry people so go check it out.

Monday, November 19, 2007


So my darling aunt sent me a very demanding email requesting more pictures, so I must comply! Unfortunately, things haven't been terribly photogenic around here this past week. I got a couple, but she's had a runny nose the past couple of days that just doesn't inspire me to bust out the camera and commemorate it. We even went to the photographer today to try and get some Christmas pictures made, and it was a total bust - between her drippy nose and terrible attitude, we couldn't get even one decent picture. So, we'll try again next week! Not only all that, but I also let her ten month birthday pass without so much as a word here! I am so negligent. Here are the few pics I've gotten lately:

JoAnn's baby shower
Daddy's hiding
Daddy attacks!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Would you let your kid take the date rape drug?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is charged with testing the toys that our children play with every day, has only ONE toy tester on staff. How many billions of toys come into our country every year? And how can ONE tester possibly verify the safety of all those toys? This site is teaming up with Consumers Union (the folks who bring us Consumer Reports) to organize parents to take action against unsafe toys.

"They’ve put together a fantastic campaign for the holiday season called “Get the Lead Out This Holiday Season!” Sadly, it’s not just lead anymore. It’s small magnets that kids are choking on and it’s chemicals that can put our kids into comas.

And do not think that wood toys and plush toys are safe!"

Besides buying toys you KNOW are safe, what else can you do? Go to Consumer Union at http://cu.convio.net/FixTheCPSC, fill in your contact information, add a sentence or two to the beginning of their prewritten letter, and click to send it to your congressperson. And if you're shopping for any little ones this holiday season, might I recommend this site? (So much cute stuff!!) And if you're crafty yourself, handmade toys are always welcome around here!

Also, I'm joining in on the Christmas giveaways here!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

By popular demand

No time to talk, but y'all only want pictures anyway!!

New toy
Jacob getting fresh on their lunch date

Couch potato!

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