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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Little Daddy Man

So this morning, at an unearthly hour, my little guy and I are sitting on the couch watching TV, tickle wrestling and blanket stealing. Somehow "Puppy" gets involved and I hear, "(sniff) Stinky! Did you poop? (Checks Puppy's bum) Yep! Need to change your diaper!"

Puppy was such a good puppy!

Ahhhh ... that's much better!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Holy pyro, Batman!

Okay, so there weren't actually any flames but still ... This morning while I was getting cleaned up to go to the store my little guy went out to the garage and poured gasoline all over the floor. Five minutes, people, SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much can be done in just five minutes.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


I forgot to mention that when I took my little guy to nursery after "the great chase", we were the first ones there and the nursery leaders (husband and wife team) told me that he was their favorite. She even said that they'd been talking about it during the week. How awesome is that? Almost makes the panic worth it. Almost.

Panic at the Churchco

I've come to terms with the fact that I DREAD Sacrament Meeting. One might think we had dry council every Sunday the way my DREAD rears it's ugly head every Saturday night. But no. It's nothing like that. I just have a two and a half year old. (Most women are nodding their heads knowingly right about now saying, "Ah yes".) I honestly can't remember the last time I was able to sit and listen and actually retain any part of a meeting. I know there have been Sundays when I've had to leave my little guy at home with Daddy when he was sick but the trauma of all the other meetings has caused me to block out everything remotely related. So even though there might be some retention in there somewhere, it's completely lost. Add to the fact that I'm 40 it's a miracle I can even function at all. LOL My little guy's only saving grace is that even when he's being a pill, he's still so dang cute! Today my panic was a little more severe because I had to play the piano for a musical number but didn't have anyone to sit with my little guy while I was doing it. Yes, I could have arranged something beforehand if I had remembered BEFORE the opening hymn started and I perused the bulletin. Hoping that I could find a mom or dad with their own wayward child in one of the nurseries I took my little guy out of the meeting and started my hunt. Fortunately I was successful and was able to perform my piano duties without a hitch. Yeah, that never lasts long. Once I was finished I decided to stay out of the chapel but my little guy had other ideas. Holy Cow! he's fast! He ran all the way from the back to the front and up the ramp to the choir seats and back down yelling "WHEE!" all in a matter of less than 15 seconds. Not once but two or three times. All the while the entire bishopric is fit to burst from laughing. I guess every now and then Sacrament Meeting needs a little comic relief.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

It's a sin to be this cute

If you can't tell, he's posing. I guess that's better than not letting me take the picture. For some reason I have yet to discern, my little guy has a "thing" for my shoes. Lately his big thing is picking out some for me to wear and then getting them on my feet without me falling over. It may not necessarily be the shoes specifically, it may just be that he likes to take them all out of their boxes. Whichever is the case, I have to straighten my closet on a daily basis. This morning I got off pretty easy, I just have to figure out how far the Tigger slippers migrated.

It's so cute how the little ones adapt words to their own meanings. When he's sad my little guy says, "I'm so sorry, Mommy", or when he's mad at me he'll say (at the top of his lungs, no less), "You need to take a nap!". Because I'm constantly telling him to scoot back from the TV he always tells me to "Scoot back" when he wants me to move over. My favorite is when he tells me he loves me he tacks on "too" at the end, even when he says it first.

Lately my little guy has really started to sing, actual words with a somewhat off-key tune. It started with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I would sing a line and at the end I would stop and he would sing the last few words. So I started doing that with other songs we sing together. I was so surprised at how much of the songs he remembered because I didn't think he was paying attention. Most of the time he would yell at me for singing and tell me to stop. He's even learning the ABC's song (Grandma R you'd be so proud!). Now I just have to teach him his colors. Everything used to be blue but now everything is green. Although today while we were in the car he did point to the truck in front of us and say, "Blue truck!" And it just so happened that it was actually a blue truck. Maybe there's hope for him yet. LOL

Friday, September 19, 2008

What do YOU need?

I've seen this on a couple of blogs and thought it was kinda funny. Go to Google and type in your name and the word needs (so for me I would type in "Janet needs") and then hit search. Here are my top ten "needs":

1. Janet needs - to go (but where? Probably Tahoe)
2. Janet needs - some discipline (I don't even want to know what my husband has to say lol)
3. Janet needs - to calm down (okay okay, if someone would just tell me where the valium is!)
4. Janet needs - to change up her game plan (maybe a lobotomy instead?)
5. Janet needs - to not worry about trying to please (okie dokie - I'll start waiting to be pleased)
6. Janet needs - to stick to acting (I guess being myself just isn't enough)
7. Janet needs - another hero (what? Tigger isn't good enough?)
8. Janet needs - one of these (that would be an LG Voyager - my birthday IS coming up)
9. Janet needs - to get back to the basics (tin cans and string?)
10. Janet needs - some help right now (and you're just now figuring that out?)

Nuttin' But Stringz

I first saw these guys (two brothers from Queens) on one of my little guy's morning shows. I loved them so much I went on to iTunes and purchased the cd and have it downloaded on my iPod. They were recently on America's Got Talent and have reached the top five. All I can say about them is "WOW!!!" It's a toss up between the opera singing guy, Neil Boyd, and Nuttin' But Stringz, I think. And that's me saying a lot because I really don't like opera. But if you get a chance, check out Neil on YouTube as well.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The landscape is marshmallows

LOL This was too funny to get mad about, especially because it was my fault for leaving my little guy upstairs by himself for any amount of time. As you can see it's the WHOLE bag and the trail actually goes to the left around the ottoman. I would never have guessed there were that many marshmallows in that bag. Mind you, these aren't just any marshmallows, these are Jet-Puffed FunMallows! There's supposed to be four different fruit flavors but they all tasted the same to me so I didn't feel too badly about throwing away the whole thing.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The List - Honorable mention

The rest of the list

Sean Connery
Will Smith
David Boreanaz

And the person I would switch teams for ... Sandra Bullock.

Let me know who is on YOUR list!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Ed Roland is on my list

I almost don't know where to start. We had such a great time at this concert. One of my favorite bands, ladies and gentlemen ... COLLECTIVE SOUL! The only thing wrong with this evening was the fact that we were in Wendover. I kept having to remind myself we weren't in Tahoe. Kinda sad but we still had an awesome time! At one point security was going to bust a guy for taking pictures but Ed (the lead singer) said it was fine, we could take all the pics we wanted. So I did. You can't really tell but in the third pic Ed is pointing at me and doing the two fingers eye-to-eye gesture cuz he saw me taking a pic. It was soooo cool cuz we like, had a moment, ya know?
Unfortunately I didn't figure out how to zoom in with my cell phone camera until after the concert was over, otherwise these pics would have been Life Magazine worthy. Afterwords we had a pretty good dinner at the Coco Palms in Peppermill then went back to our room and watched the movie Baby Mama. Very cute! In the morning it was back to reality. One thing for sure, I did not cry when we left Wendover. During the concert Ed announced this was their last show for the winter but that they would be working on a new album to come out in the spring and then back on tour. Woo Hoo!!! I'll be able to use the zoom! I strongly suggest that you pick up a few of their current cd's, especially their latest one AFTERWORDS, and then check out the new one when it's released. I'm sure it's going to be awesome! And that way you can all go to the concert with us the next time they're in town. It's a date!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Seriously ... just shoot me now

I give up. Remember not too long ago I posted about putting up high locks on the front door and back sliding glass door? Remind me again why I did that. Oh yeah ... to keep monkey boy in. Right. And I thought that was going to work because ... ? I can hear some of you snickering, "Oh she's so naive, how cute!" Well I have cursed you all with a painful, oozing sore right in the middle of your forehead where everyone can see it! Why am I in such a snit, you ask? This morning, while I was dawdling over a blueberry bagel, I heard a funny clinking sound. I thought to myself, gee, that sounds like the latch on the front door. Just so you know, I have really good hearing. I look over and there is my little guy standing at the door on one of the bar stools and he has the latch off and the door open. Needless to say the bar stools now reside in an undisclosed location.

Monday, September 1, 2008

America's Next Top Model

Little Guy is wearing an off the shoulder, midriff baring two piece ensemble by Gymboree/Old Navy.

In all seriousness, when I saw this I almost couldn't take the picture I was laughing so hard. Here you see him sitting quite demurely but before I got my camera phone he was prancing all around the room trying to get the shirt off. Fortunately the effort to pull off clothes doesn't happen very often, but when it does happen, well, much can be said for cheap entertainment.

Speaking of prancing ... is it wrong to dance with wild abandon? I mean no thought to form or technique (but still fully clothed), just moving any way the music takes you. My little guy and I do it all the time but after yesterday I'm beginning to rethink the wisdom of it. Follow me back to yesterday morning where a mother and her son sit in the back row of the chapel (for quick escapes, you know). The announcements have been made, hymn sung, prayer given, another hymn sung, sacrament passed. Deceptively peaceful. Then the "So You Think You Can Dance" segment starts. Zoom in to little guy in the middle of the aisle dancing with that wild abandon mentioned earlier. Arms waving in the air, little body moving in contorted circles, big cheesy grin ... and I so badly wanted to laugh but the "wrong place, wrong time" of it all got the better of me and I got in to "Mean Mom" character. Someone once said to not wish your child's life away, ie: "I wish my child were old enough to roll over/crawl/walk/feed himself, etc." and I really think that is a wise admonition, however, I REALLY WISH MY LITTLE GUY WAS OLD ENOUGH TO MIND ME!!!! Although someone else once said I'd probably have to wait for him to be married before that happened, if then. Oh well.