Sunday, October 30, 2005

Baby Costume Party

Blythe, Ben and Elena hosted a crazy Halloween party. I had so much fun being around all of those cute babies! Take a look at all of the great costumes: The cutest babies ever!

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Ben is officially old. Join the Club.

Happy 30th Ben!
Today we made the trip out to Ben and Alison's for the Chili Cookoff, but moreso for Ben's 30th Birthday. I only took a few pictures. You can view them here:
Chili Cookoff Pictures

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Burt's Pumpkin Patch

Saturday was one of the most fun days EVER. We went up to north Georgia to get a pumpkin from Burt's Pumpkin Patch. This is a very cool place and even though there were tons of people, it was worth the trip. Tim's mom and dad and Jonah (our nephew) went with us. The hayride was super cool and they had some pretty funky pumpkins. We left with an ordinary orange one and then Tim insisted on getting a "goblin" pumpkin (that's what we've dubbed it). It's green and bubbly- no joke!
You can check out all of the photos here: They even had cotton candy pumpkins!
We made it back to Roswell just in time to go to Benihana with my parents and sister. We were celebrating our birthdays together (my sister's is the 26th of Oct. and mine is Nov. 6th). That was a lot of fun. Although, I must say, I was expecting the volcano trick and the chef didn't do it.
After dinner, Kelli, my sister, suggested we go bowling. We arrived just in time for Disco Bowl. It was funny to see my parents out there rolling glow-in-the-dark balls after their bedtime. My mom even did a jig to some hip hop. Kelli picked up a spare by doing her fancy under one leg bowl. I was just about to score a turkey before our games were cut off. (We got the deal where you pay for 2 hours and get a "free" pitcher of coke.) So, just as I was about to grab my ball and roll my third strike in a row, our light went out signifying that our time was up. Blasphemy! Audrey was a trooper and slept through it all.
After a very long day, Tim and I drove home with smiles on our faces. Mine because I was happy to have done something different and exciting on a Saturday surrounded by a family that I love. Tim's smile was because he was proud he'd married a woman that could bowl a good game.
"The bowling alley is the poor man's country club" - Sanford Hansell, bowling center manager

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Yay! It works!

This is a scan- One year after purchase.

I did have to call Apple Care twice for support, but other than that the setup went well.
Apple is such a cool company. For instance, it was like Christmas unwrapping this thing. The packaging alone was something to get excited about. Also, the support techs I talked to were uber cool. One chick, when she asked what product I was requesting support for exclaimed, "Oh! You got a mini? I SO want one of those," before she shocked herself back into 'robot' mode. It was funny. I felt like I was talking to a pal. Anyway, she informed me that any Apple store holds free classes to help you learn more about your computer. I am so there. Seriously, how awesome is that? I am on my way to CompuNerd status.
Oh, yeah. One other cool thing is that the mini will recognize almost anything you plug in it's ports. So, those hours I thought I'd have to spend installing software and correcting glitches, were spent getting to know my way around on a mac.
Side note: I'm noticing as I write this entry that I don't have as many options for posting as I did on my PC. Usually the 'add a link' button and the 'bold' and 'italic' buttons are at the top....hmmmm. Anyone know about that? Anyone else using a mac with There is no option to write in HTML either...which is how I normally post. What to do?

I'll sleep on that one.
Oh yeah. ONE more thing. It's as quite as a mouse. Quieter than a mouse. I love that.

I need a favor. I forgot to save my address book. (I know- you can call me names later.) So, I need everyone's email address please. That means you too chaz. EVERYONE. I have nothing. Please, please, please if you read this just send me a quick email. It doesn't have to say anything....well, if you feel the need to type something just type your favorite adjective and I'll post a Madlibs sentence with everyone's email response.

P.S.S.S.S. Ali, would you mind sending that evite again? Thanks shuggah.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Reason 4,052 why I love Tim...

This was a conversation around 2am last night when I got home from work and crawled into bed:
"You are never gonna guess your birthday present this year."
"Can I hold it in my hand?"
"Yeah, sort of."
"Is is a book?"
"No, why would you guess that?"
"You always get me a book."
"No I don't! When did I get you a book?"
"For Christmas you got me that Detox for Life book and for my birthday you got me that Kitchens book..."
"Oh yeah." (Pause) "Well, it's not a book."

Tim, as great as he is at keeping secrets, made a major error this year. He had my birthday present delivered to the house.

Now, I don't know about you, but if a medium-sized package comes via FedEx to your house with your hubby's name on it, I open it! I thought about leaving it untouched. I almost did, until I saw where it was from. The return address read ACI. Simple. ACI- think think, what is ACI? Oh damn! Apple Computers Inc. (Jumping up and down with baby on hip.)

Mac mini! For those of you that have no clue, it's not a book.

I have been cursing this computer nearly every night. Kicking the hard drive. Slamming the keyboard. I haven't even been able to hook up the new scanner that I bought about a year ago b/c this ancient piece of shit can't support it for some reason. It's continually freezing up. I might actually throw it away. On second thought, maybe I'll smash it Zombie-style. Ode to Tim, Father of my Child, Master of Gift-giving.

Why haven't I set it up already?
I'm glad you asked. I must buy a USB keyboard and mouse for it. I also need a USB hub seeing as it only has 2 USB ports. (Not that I have a ton of stuff to hook up, it'll just be nice not to have to keep pulling and plugging things in.) And eventually, when the cash flow is better, I'd like to get a LCD flat screen. That would be sweet.

So, it's off to CompUSA tomorrow. I hope I can get it up and running by the afternoon. Knowing my luck, there will be some glitch. I'm not the most computer savvy.
Dude, I'm so glad it wasn't a book.
Love you Sweet Pea.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Doing the laundry is never fun...

...unless you find a Blobbers in it!
I've been eating cheese and crackers all weekend (thanks to Suzanne and Bea for leaving the stuff over here). My diet is suffering. Will I ever be able to fit into those skinny white pants?
Yes, yes. I will. I'm going right back on my diet. (After I eat 3 more pounds of cheese.)

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Today you're 5 months old.

My favorite thing about you is: The way you smile and coo at me when you haven't seen me all day, or when you wake up from a nap. I wish I could wake up like that- with a clean slate and a grin. I also love your eyes, how expressive they are. You are truly becoming your own person. I already know that you will be a terror, in every sense of the word.
The most frustrating thing about parenting is: This is the transition period: transition from infant carrier to convertible; liquid to solid food; bottle to sippy cup; sitting to standing; "I'm crying because I need something" to "I'm crying because I don't know why I'm crying, but pick me up anyway". Although you are learning more, I can tell that you are more and more frustrated that you can't just be a big girl already. I'm sorry. The transition period is a part of life, for Mommy and Baby.
What I'm most looking forward to is: Watching you crawl and sit up all on your own. I wonder if you are just going to skip the crawling stage. You don't seem that interested.
The biggest relief would be: If I could find a better paying night time job so I could spend more time with Daddy and Baby together. I feel like a walking Zombie. I hope you don't notice!

Some funny things you've been doing: You have been obsessed with your tongue for the past few days. You crack us up with all of your tongue acrobatics. You've also been spitting. It's funny until you peg someone with baby spit. (Sorry Bea!) You've been laughing, really laughing. It's awesome. Also, one of the more endearing things you've been doing is holding your arms out for us to pick you up.

Since we didn't have a doctor's appt. this month I have no idea how much you weigh or how tall you are. I'm guessing you weigh 16 lbs and are 26 1/2" tall. That would put you in the 75th percentile for weight and 98th for height.
I would update further, but it's time to make the doughnuts.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Saturday, October 08, 2005

It's All Greek to Me

Let me just start by saying that, "Meat on a stick rules!"

Tim and I have been talking about going to the Greek Fest for years. We finally made it this year thanks, in part, to Suzanne and Phillip. We would have forgotten about it otherwise.

We met up at the cathedral at around 5pm. Luckily, Tim, being the thoughtful husband he is, dropped me off up front. Unfortunately, he and our friends had to park far away and got an unwanted workout before the festivities. As I waited for them to join me at the entrance, I watched The Greeks being bussed in in droves. (Can you use in in in a sentence?)
Anyway, I've never seen so many people that look like Tim.

We bought our tickets and walked through the entrance and I seriously felt like I was in another country. It was neat. The music enticed me to dance and the smell of food made me immediately hungry. And not to mention, the anticipation of purchasing the only item we really went there for....the pastries, was killing me!

After perusing the entertainment venues, running into people from our sordid pasts and eating, we went inside to see the cathedral. That was amazing. The entire sanctuary was done in mosaics. It was so freaking cool. The pictures I took don't do it justice. I was dumbfounded... until someone said, "Let's go get pastries."

The night ended with Phillip's 'right-on' suggestion of going back to their place to make coffee and enjoy our just-purchased treats. We drank strong coffee, moaned over honey-dipped desserts, played a few games, took pictures of the babies in yarmulkes (you'll see those photos later), and finally parted ways with laughter. For one night, we were all Greek.
Click here for the full experience.

Friday, October 07, 2005

A Night In Pictures

The creature attacks at the Brickstore...

Sweater photo shoot doesn't sit well...

We let Audrey pick the movies...

Her first time in a video store...

Good choice. I should own this movie.

Baby needs a bigger pillow

Our baby is a GIANT! I'm not sure how much she weighs, but she feels like a sack of potatoes. A very large sack of potatoes. She has just blown up in the past few weeks. She's getting little creases in her thighs even. She can barely fit her foot into her mouth anymore. And I think her new belly is hindering her ability to crawl. She just can't seem to get her fat little legs underneath her expanding little tummy. I love this kid.
Tim says that his arm falls asleep every time he rocks her now. Her gigantic head is cutting off his poor circulation.
Enough about that. You'll get your monthly update in a week, whether you like it or not.

I'm biding time in anticipation of our Brickstore outing tonight. I think our theme is going to be 'sweaters', seeing as the weather is perfect for such things. I tried Audrey's outfit on her about an hour ago and nearly wet myself with joy. She's gonna look so damn cute. Baby clothes are amazing. Babies are amazing. You could dress them in 70's puce and harvest gold polyester plaid and they would still be effing cute.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Wha Happened?

Is it Thursday already?
I'd write more, but I have to go to work.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Happy 30th Kevin