Saturday, September 29, 2007

This little sheep went to the market...

And Chase said, "Baa Baa you will come live with me now. For I am a farmer child trapped in suburbia. Now, get in mommy's car already."

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Greetings from the wood.

We're here visiting Grandma and Grandpa in the grand Preston County. As you can see, the Chase monster is having a great time. So far, we've trekked into my old high school to be shown off to all of Grandpa's coworkers, visited with Cousin Mandy, Avery and Jaden, played at the mall, and ran around Amy's house hiding from her three boys because they scared us a little bit. I'll check in again early next week to tell you all about my festival festivities.

Well, there was a brief period of unhappiness...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Two Crocodile Tears

Poor little man is all stuffy and has back molars coming in. The only thing in the world that would make the tears stop was a taste of my fruit smoothie. Who was I to deny him that one small sip? Two little tears hung around on his left cheek (on our right) just to remind me of what was waiting should I try to remove that prized cup from his grubby little paws. Let's just say that small sip turned into a mini-chug.

Is this what I have to look forward too?

This was so good that it totally distracted me from scratching at the poison ivy on my neck this morning. Well, it did for at least 4 minutes and 10 seconds. No more weeding for poison ivy allergic mellons. Enjoy.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Ace of Chase, finder of the lost Elph

For the last few weeks, I have been spending many hours in a futile search for my Canon Digital Elph camera. I like to have this smaller camera around to take to places where the big, bulky Digital Rebel is just too much of a hassle to bring--which is pretty much everywhere outside the 4 walls of my own home. It's also nice to carry around in my bag to catch any impromptu cuteness that the noodle chooses to unleash. Well, yesterday my little man found my long lost camera in one of his many drawer reorganization crusades. It was almost as though he knew I'd been looking for it b/c he carried it straight to me as soon as he'd located it. I tried to smother him with kisses to show my appreciation, but he just shrugged me off as if to say, "Just doing my job as a super hero, ma'am."

Speaking of the monkey's super powers, he says his name now. Well sort of. It goes like this...Chase will bring over the scrapbook that I made for him of his first day of life. The first picture in the book is of Chase waving (see above), and so every time we start perusing the book, I say, "There's Baby Chase". Now, in the past, Toddler Chase would just turn the page, point to the next picture, and mutter some gobbledeegoop that means, "tell me who this person is mama". But today, Ever Growing Chase said, "Ace" before turning the page and commencing with his mumbling diatribe. Told ya he was a genius.

Anyway, here are a few pictures that were on that long lost camera card. The picture of him with Shrek is from Jenn's birthday celebration which was possibly in June. Chase chewing on beads
(say it with me: choking hazard) is from Jan's retirement dinner which was in May--I think. I'm such a great record keeper.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Check out Noodle's new digs

Come in! Come in!

Just because I haven't posted on the subject recently, it doesn't mean that I haven't been wholeheartedly continuing the spoilage of my child.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Just in case...

you were thinking of buying me a present, you might consider stopping by Crate and Barrel and getting me this:
And since the holidays are just around the corner, and I am--as always--the most important person on your list, you could also pick me up some measuring spoons, trivets and serving platters/bowls while you're there. Even beyond that, if you're really feeling the love for me (and believe me, I've been a very good girl this year), you could have this little jewel (which is a butcher block cutting board by the way) wrapped in shiny paper and placed under the tree for me...

Now, that would totally rock my jingle bells.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Turtles, Tunes and Treasures

As promised, here is the tale of our Nature Buddies experience. The program was done through our county parks and recreation office. Our guide was enthusiastic though ill prepared for dealing with a room full of 1-2 year olds. She was trying to share with them facts about turtle habitats and turtle diets while they were more interested in running amuck around the room. Chase was mildly entertained by the puppet she produced, but not enough to let go of the foam toy he'd snagged.
After our circle time, we headed outside to see a real box turtle. The kidlets had a little trouble with the "Don't touch" rule set forth, but the mommies were able to keep little fingers under control.
The next nature buddies presentation will be in October and will cover squirrels. We're wondering if she'll bring a live one out for us to watch. I promise not to let Chase touch it. He might try to step on it though...

After the viewing of the tortoise, we headed out for our nature walk. The little gremlin was not at all interested in practicing his toddle. I kept trying and trying to put him down to have him walk along with us, but all he did was sit and pull up the grass. So this is what I did 20 times during our 20 minute walk...
Later that day, we headed to our play group. Chase discovered the piano in Tessa's living room. He kept sneaking in there to play his concerto for us. Sam has offered to provide him with daily piano lessons, haven't you Sam? He is surely a future concert pianist in the making.
In case you were wondering, monkey's love of cabinet and drawer reorganization extends to kitchens belonging to others as well as his own. Let me know if you'd like to schedule an appointment.
This is my living room. I painted the walls a color from Benjamin Moore called Peacock Feathers and put beachy things in it so that I can go sit in there and pretend that I am on a Caribbean vacation instead of hiding from my child in the middle of suburbia. Anyway, I bet you didn't know that I was a trendsetter did you? Well according to the Home section of Thursday's Washington Post, I am because they chose Peacock Feathers as one of their trendy colors to watch. I am available for color consultations--there is a small fee involved of course.

And finally we have the treasures I acquired from yard sale hopping with my mommy friends. The truck shelf was $10 and the ducky bank was $1. I think these finds were worth having to get my lazy butt out of bed so early on Saturday morning. The shelf will go in the noodle's room and the duck is for me. Obviously.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Teaser post

Here's a photo to hold you over for a bit. Later this weekend, I'll update with tales of our Nature Adventure, Noodle's Mozart-like tendancies, and my mad designer skills. You're sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation, aren't ya?

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Touchdown West Virginia!

We very much enjoyed our routing of Western Michigan U 62-24. Go Mountaineers!


One stylin dude