Good Reads

  • Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child- Marc Weissbluth
  • Magic Trees of the Mind...-Marian Diamond & Janet Hopson
  • What's Going on In There?... -Lise Eliot

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Oh my Goodness...

Patrick not-so-gently reminded me yesterday that I haven't written anything in forever! My nieces, Ruby and Addie, are here and we have been having a blast. They remind me why I want a ton of kids; life has been really full of fun and talking and laughing since they have been here and I am actually quite nervous about how empty the house will be when they go home next week. Ruby and I were figuring out how to trick her mom into staying here but we haven't figured out anything other than sending mannequins with big hair on the plane back to Atlanta.
They also worship Patrick and it has been great to watch them be together. He endures their girl shows about mermaids and answers every question they ask as thoroughly and as patiently as he can. This morning Ruby asked him how many miles an hour the ceiling fan in our bedroom rotates and they actually sat there and figured it out together and he taught her how to find the area of a circle. I just sat in amazement. Somehow they also moved onto estimating how many cabs are in New York City because apparently that's an interview question many law firms ask and he thought it would come in handy someday. I fell back asleep before they figured out the answer... I hope that Karissa gets her brains from her father.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Goat Butt, One Word or Two?

Eventhough we constantly bathe her, sometimes Baby K smells so bad that we now know what goat butt smells like. Patrick wanted to adopt it as another of her many nicknames, but that is not happening. Mostly because we couldn't decide if it was one word or two. Regardless, it's bad, goat butt bad.
Patrick got up with K for the first time in three months Saturday night and he was wrecked all day Sunday. It was awesome! I didn't feel guilty at all and think he has a new appreciation for Mommy.
I am watching Real World:Hollywood and Joey just got back from rehab. He seems like a different person- my heart breaks for him and that strange re-entrance onto planet Earth. It is timely since my mom gets out on the 11th. It's funny how are brains work, I can't refer to it as Wednesday, or the day after tomorrow because that seems too painfully soon. Thus it is June 11th. I hope that this time she makes it...
On another note, Baby K is such a big swimmin' fool now! She floats around in her floaty splashing in the water and puts her head under for seconds at a time and loves it. She went in the ocean with us on Saturday and bobbed in the waves. Patrick held her and we all floated together and she loved it. My heart was racing the whole time but I tried really hard to be the cool, laid back mom with all my might. My mom hasn't seen K in months and months, which is crazy. She is growing so fast it makes me want another puppy in the worst way- we might start fostering animals to fulfill that need. It's a great way to have a puppy all the time without having to make a huge commitment, which I know Patrick won't go for anytime soon.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Love at First Chew Toy...

So I think a lot can be said about a woman by which bachelor she roots for on the new Bachelorette. I, personally am of the Jess persuasion (pro-snowboarder, curly hair, oddly metrosexual blazer). I am not ashamed to saw how much I love this show and the profound insights it offers me every tuesday morning when I watch it, tivo style. I would like to note that Jesse also won the mechanical bull contest, proving just how well rounded he really is. He was also the first to the rescue when DeAnna fell of the bull- but now we shall move on... except I would also note that he claimed he will know he is truly in love when they can fart in bed together. A man after my own heart!!!
Baby K is growing and crawling like crazy- she moves super fast and I am going to baby proof today. Next thing you know she will be going to college. It is amazing to watch how her relationship with the pups is evolving. They really seem to love each other and have bonded in a way that I hadn't anticipated. Abby is also teaching K how to have boundaries, like when she tries to lick her face and K gets mad and screams at her. Patrick and I have been trying to get Abby to stop licking her for 7 months and Baby K got her to stop in about 2 seconds and then they went back to playing. It was the first glimpse of what a strong, self-assured little girl we have who is already becoming capable of taking care of herself.
K went swimming in the pool and for the first time, actually enjoyed it. She really loves the water and hung out in her floaty all by herself happy as a clam. I was so proud of her for being such a brave little girl and having no fear. I hope we can keep her that way. I am sure Patrick frequently hanging her upside down on a daily basis can't hurt.
By the way, I have totally lost three pounds in the last 2 weeks- I rock, if I do say so myself. :)

What I'm Reading Now...

  • Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank... by Celia Rivenbark
  • The Anxiety Book by Jonathan Davidson