Thursday, November 19, 2009

countdown to next Thursday

i'm going to Mamalane's for Thanksgiving.. and i'm gonna wear my Thanksgiving pj's!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monkey Music

Free Little Bird - Lisa Loeb and Elizabeth Mitchell

the song above is one that i just love and was playing over and over in my head while we were at the Children's Museum a couple of weeks ago, watching my big boy crawl all over the place exploring everything he could. since then, my internet BFF got me the cd so we can listen to it all the time. that is, as soon as i put it on the ipod.

the lyrics below belong to a song HM sings to Monkey every nite before he goes to bed. he tells me it's an old WWII song his mom sang to him. "a song for your sweetheart back home" is how he describes it. i found a video of one version on YouTube. trust me, you do NOT want to hear that one. there is a version i kinda
like (it's just not as good as HM's voice singing it) and you can hear that if you click on the imeem playlist in the sidebar.

also included in that playlist are songs i like to think i can sing to my Monkey and other songs we listen to during the day.

I See The Moon

Over the mountain over the sea
Back where my heart is longing to be
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love

I see the moon the moon sees me
Down through the leaves of the old oak tree
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love

Over the mountain over the sea
Back where my heart is longing to be
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love

I kissed the rose the rose kissed me
Fragrant as only a rose can be
(Sing a little louder miss)
Please take the kiss that comforts me
Back to the one I love

(Everybody altogether)
Over the mountain over the sea
Back where my heart is longing to be
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love

(Everybody once again)
Over the mountain over the sea
Back where my heart is longing to be
Please let the light that shines on me

Shine on the one I love.

update: some of the songs in the playlist are only 30 second
clips because some artists are greedy and don't even want
you to enjoy STREAMING music.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

the big move

so we made the move. we moved our bedroom upstairs and the game room downstairs. unnecessary? maybe. does it give me peace of mind? definitely. don't know how long it will last but we'll see. it's been two days and it's working out so far. after dinner, we're now giving him his bath upstairs. you know, kinda to get him in the mode of "it's close to bed time now". he's still not going down on his own, of course. baby steps, people!

we're still having to put the place back together, tho. so Nana's going to come over tomorrow morning so HM can do some stuff before he leaves for work and she's watching him tomorrow nite while we try and do the rest. we're having "Friends" Thanksgiving on Sunday. we really don't want the place looking like crap when everybody comes over. silly us.

i'll post pictures when everything's all said and done.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

hip hop elves

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disco elves

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Monday, November 09, 2009

weekend update/recap

i don't even remember half of what we did, but i think we had fun doing it.

friday - Booger's last high school football game. my god, where has the time gone? he'll be in college next year. i can still remember the little runt who used to want to go everywhere with me and Addie. now, not so much. but i have those memories, dammit, and no one can take them away!

i would show you pictures, but since S1's battery died in her camera i had to give mine up. and guess who hasn't posted the pictures yet??? hmmmmm???

saturday - woke up early to meet a couple of the mommies for breakfast. Monkey's going through a new phase... let's act like a raging banshee in public! yeah, that's a cute one. NOT! he doesn't want to stay in the high chair, he doesn't want to stay in my lap. he wants to get down on the floor and crawl around on everything that is nasty! blech! he so takes after his Daddy. i'll admit, i'm a little less OCD now that i have a kid, but not so much i'd put my hands on a restaurant floor. ick!

after breakfast, we had a nap and waited for Nana. we did some Christmas shopping at C&D, had some lunch then went to the Children's Museum. Monkey had a BLAST at the Children's Museum! i got more video than pics so i'll have to put that up pretty quickly. i'll bet have the video up before S1 gets her pictures up. just sayin'.

anyway, he climbed stairs! he climbed real stairs AND cushy stairs, all by himself! he played nice with the other kids. and he has a deep fascination for steering wheels. go figure. he also went through this thing with stairs, humps, and an incline. all the way through! he was a little scared going down the incline, but he did it. he also climbed through a tunnel. he likes tunnels. we need to get more tunnels at home. and play mats. and cushion stairs. that place was awesome. we'll be going back often. i think Shaggy would like it, too. we'll have to take him with us next time.

he passed out as soon as we got back in the car. he sorta made a friend but he was mostly exploring on his own. my kid's gonna be a loner. great...

sunday - we had planned to see the girls' games but it started drizzling. we invited Mamalane and Papatom down instead. as per usual, Monkey was napping when they got there. he was in a pretty good mood when he got up, though, so he was up for playing. Mamalane was more than happy to oblige.

hey lady, get outta my box!

sunday evening - we all wound down pretty early. Monkey went down around 5:00 and since reading all that about night terrors (him possibly being overtired), i was not waking him up. he got up on his own around 10:30, stayed up with Daddy for a couple of hours then slept thru the nite. oh, but he was up bright and early at 4:30! seriously, he can't just give me that last 30 minutes??? good god, man!

until next time, i'm sweet t and you're not.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

from the ew file

so we're talking pedi's the other day... pedicures, not pediatricians. 'cause once you're a mom, you apparently have to clarify that kind 'o thing.

Honey Bunny: why aren't you wearing your flip flops, Aunt T?

me: oh, it's a closed toe shoe kind 'o time for me right now.

HB: haha! why?

me: i need a pedi. big time.

HB: it can't be that bad.

me: (pulling my foot out) you see that "V" right there on my big toe?

HB: yeah.

me: y e e a a a h... that used to be an "X".

laughter ensues!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

realizations of my day

  • i need a new camera - vimeo is in HD, Monkey is not.
  • i have no money for said camera
  • i could start a fundraiser - "See your Monkey in HD!"
  • nobody would contribute =(

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

such talent

he's figured out doors. as in opening and shutting. it's just a matter of time before his poor little fingers get smooshed. =( though, it was kinda cute just watching him open and close the bathroom door while Daddy was in the shower this morning. cool breeze in... cool breeze out. cool breeze in... cool breeze out.

the doors in the office are too heavy right now, but he's getting there. i half shut the conference door this afternoon and he completely bulldozed it with his walker. "nobody keeps Baby out of the conference room!".

in other news, Daddy called this morning to tell me our kid is a klingon. yes, i had to verify whether he meant super clingy or Star Trek ugly thing. one i can handle but if that kid starts leeching onto me it's a whole other story! KIDDING!!

Monday, November 02, 2009

weekend update/recap

friday - we actually went out. we met some friends out for happy hour. Monkey was a big hit! but when isn't he, honestly? i met some old friends of HM's. one of them has a 6 month old and they're around our neighborhood every now and then. i'm hoping they'll call next time they're near so we can get the babies together. he seemed like a pretty cool cat and his baby was a chunky monkey. she looks like she's frowning in all her pictures because gravity is pulling down on her poor cheeks.

saturday -
long day. Monkey got up at 5am. guess who got up with him? me. HM usually lets me sleep in on the weekends but he got wise to me doing it both days and cut me off one day so he could get some sleep. selfish much? j/k!

after a trip to the grocery store, we made some dirt cake (he loved it) and went outside with Daddy to watch him wash the truck. our little explorer was all around the front yard. even had his first handful of dirt! yep, dirt. in. his. mouth. i about died. bleh! of course, it's much better than what Daddy let him put in his mouth the nite before. you don't even wanna know.

saturday evening - off to Aunt S1's for Halloween. Princess made kitty litter cake. BLECH! i can't even eat it. i don't care what's in it. i can't do it. it was a good time. our little Monkey got dressed up and went trick or treating for a little bit. we had hot dogs, popcorn, desserts and line dancing! yes, line dancing. it's hilarious to watch all the trick-or-treaters join in on the dancing.

sunday - went back to S1's for shrimp and fish. YUM. i'm actually surprised i was invited after the prank i pulled on BIL1. good thing i got the kid. everybody always wants to see him. i'm just glad i still get to tag along.

until next time, i'm sweet t and you're not.

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