Monday, March 29, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
the backstory? my sister-in-law and her husband were up in our area last night visiting friends, so we went over to hang out. drums were brought out, and jonas found his groove. this video actually shows maybe the shortest time span he played for--before this he had a really intense session ;).
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
the painting, it is finished. the packing, not so much.
you never really remember how delirious non-stop paint fumes, stain fumes, and moving can make you. like today when i checked the mail. and then made john check it again later in the afternoon. and then almost got upset because the mailman ignored his oath and didn’t trudge through the snow to deliver my junk mail.
and then i realized it was sunday. but i didn’t tell john. whew.
oh yeah, you read that right. snow. how the hell did we (in arkansas) manage to get about 10 inches dumped on us saturday and sunday when on FRIDAY it was 70 degrees? and the forecast for tuesday? upper 60s.
that just proves global warming. so stick that in your pipe and smoke it, naysayers.
anyway. i’m nuts.
jonas is spending spring break at his grammie’s house (because his great grandma is out of town). he packed some sunblock, his swim trunks, and mentioned something about judging a wet diaper contest. he keeps sticking both hands in the air and shouting “SPRING BREAK 2010!!!! FOREVA!!!!!” and mutters things like “ what happens at grammie’s house stays at grammie’s house”.
i don’t have the heart to tell him that she just lives 15 minutes away.
and 219? what a beautiful number.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
except that i forgot that our monster is a freak of baby nature. and so while i've been waiting oh so patiently for his last incisor, the molar(s) appeared. like overnight.
does anyone else think that this is totally crap?
yesterday one molar cut through, and on the opposing side, another waits. i'm pretty positive that it'll break through the tissue sometime today if it hasn't already.
that brings the count up to NINE teeth.
and brings the eagle eyes (and fingers) of moi searching for that last incisor.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
so here's the scoop. john and i are closing on a house on march 26th (NEXT FRIDAY OMG), and the current owner is absolutely awesome. because she's so awesome, she's allowed us to have the keys early to start moving things in/paint/cause general chaos.
and we've been doing just that. we couldn't really move a whole lot prior to this past weekend because dude, we drive a vw beetle and a hyundai sonata and oh, we have a TEN MONTH OLD GIANT EVIL GENIUS. my grandparents have a truck/trailer that we all use whenever movin' time rolls around, and they happen to be leaving for california THIS saturday, not to return until the following weekend.
so it was literally this weekend or not at all. and i don't know about you, but i like some of my stuff.
we spent friday, saturday, and sunday ALL DAY LONG at the new house. i spent most of my time taping, sanding, painting, and staining anything that was nailed down. and whose BRIGHT IDEA WAS IT TO PAINT THE CABINETS YELLOW? HELLO? oh. yeah. it was me. so that's been fun. and it's also subjected me to daily texts from john that sort of look like this:
OMG. $(^*#@$! paint! $^&* these cabinets. #@&* THEM!
only there's actual bad words instead of silly symbols there. but wouldn't it be awesome if bad words actually sounded like silly symbols!?
needless to say (but i will anyway), my hands are stained espresso because i failed to learn the lesson that stain is named STAIN for a reason, i have yellow (and blue) paint in places i didn't even know were exposed. and my thighs burn. oh, they burn.
BUT, it's coming together. very nicely. i can't wait.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
today you are ten months old. i can’t believe how fast time has gone….i also can’t imagine you not in our life.
what are you up to?
well, you’re cruising like a pro. you have been for a while, actually. but you’re getting really bold at times, and several times a day we watch you let go of whatever you’re bracing against and just stand. without support. by yourself. like a real boy. and a few of those times? you’ve had the gall to take a step towards whoever was near.
and then you fall down.
but whatever. logistics.
you eat three decent meals a day (where you feed yourself for part of it), use sippy cups during the day and bottles in the early morning and at night, get angry when you can’t use the spoon to feed yourself, and munch on snacks, too.
we have this new game where you sit in your high chair, and with a (clean) spoon i open my mouth and you “feed” me. and then you pull it out of my mouth, i say “yum!” and clap my hands. and then you clap. and then we do it again. and again. and again. and once more.
you have SEVEN teeth. which is cool because i like prime numbers. you’re a little unsure of this whole tooth paste and tooth brush gig, but you tolerate it.
it’s always an adventure when i check on you while you sleep. we never know how you’re going to be laying! one of my recent favorites, though is this:
with both legs folded under you.
you let me cut your hair with clippers! which really makes me glad because it was really scary for me when i would use scissors. because, you know, you move a lot. and you have eyes and stuff that i’d like to keep attached to you.
you delight us more and more each day. you’re such a happy baby that i’m afraid that if we ever have another we might be disappointed! you’re sweet with your hugs and kisses, and the way you wave bye-bye.
jonas, we love you more than you’ll ever be able to understand. that’s the way it’s supposed to be, i think. layers and layers of love that just grow and grow and grow.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
and then i had a small panic attack.
and then i realized that it was THAT TIME where mother nature tortures women worldwide, which reminded me that i always gain a few pounds of lovely fluid retention during that time.
so this morning was the real test. i hadn't been on the scale in a week. and wasn't optimistic. at all.
but it was about 3 pounds lighter than was it usually is! and then i gave myself a high five. which really just looks like i'm clapping badly.
i've made some yummy meals like spicy black bean burgers. i've had more raw fruits and veggies than humanly possible to consume. i've had a LOT of beans. but one of my favorite little jewels? oh, it's just the simply delightful avocado and honey sandwich on whole wheat bread.
OMG. i'm not even kidding. if you like honey and avocado at all, you have to try this. soooooo tasty. i had it last night for dinner, and i'm doing it again for lunch today!