I am an Aunt!

My brother in law and his wife had a baby at 2:30am this morning!  I am officially an Aunt!  Thank the Lord for a beautiful, healthy baby girl!!


I Love the Weekend!

You know what the best thing about the weekend is?  Taking a long, hot shower -and not having to plan around a nap, not having to listen out for a baby.   That is the very best thing.  My husband can watch the baby and I can have a little time just for me.

Speaking of showers -when Lake was first born that was the hardest thing for me to figure out.  What do I do with the baby while I was in the shower?!?!  Looking back it seems silly -but at the time it was serious!

Afternoon Nap Links

Have you ever seen anything so precious? Babyness

Are you Pregnant?  You should read this.   FWPD

Need a Laugh? PearSoup

Not to be ugly -but….

Not to be ugly but –

Last night we went out to eat.  Exciting, right?  Husband, Lake and I were looking forward to a little time together -where I didn’t have to cook and then complain about having to clean up.  We live in the boondocks – so deciding where to eat was easy -not to many options to cloud our judgement.  We get to the restaurant  are seated and then, I kid you not, for the entire time we were there we were hounded by people wanted to talk to/play with our baby.  I guess I am lucky- my kid could be ugly. 

We were looking for some time together but we spent the entire time trying to be polite.  Husband just quit talking to people.  He refused to look up from his plate.  We have never gotten out of a place faster. 


Here are Brad and Angie today at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica.  I am just guessing -but I think it is safe to assume the pregnancy rumors are true.

My kid plays with trash


I don’t know if anyone even reads this but, if you do, you might be able to understand.  My child really hates store bought toys.  He doesn’t like to play with them -they simply do not hold his interest.  Maybe he gets this from his Mama -me- who is insanely cheap -but he would rather play with trash.  By trash I don’t mean used coffee filters and orange peels.  He LOVES cups, bottles, jugs, toilet paper/papertowel rolls, paper to tear -you name it.  He would rather play with trash than a store bought toy any day.  Boxes, cards, -anything that you would want to throw away (that isn’t nasty and is safe) he wants to play with.  Call me a negligent parent but I have learned not to put these things in the trash.  If I do, he is like a magnet over to dumpster dive.  I just give the objects to him (and before anyone fusses -I watch him play with them- I know the things can be dangerous)

 The reason I mention this is because, as I am still in the small confines of this hotel room, I was looking around and I noticed Lake’s box of “toys.”  In the corner is an untouched plastic toy box with balls, trucks, rattles and stuffed animals in it.  Lake is sitting in the middle of the floor, with a card board mailing box.  The box has a valentine’s card, a plastic solo cup, and an old water bottle inside of it.  He is chewing on the mouth of a gallon jug sized water bottle, babbling to himself.

Oh to be 11 months old.

Weekly Inspiration


Who: DJ Lance Rock  (Lance Robertson)

From: Nick Jr’s Yo Gabba Gabba

Why: Who wouldn’t find gyrating like that inspirational?