Thursday, May 31, 2012



Notice how dark kidlet is!

New Baby

Congrats to Mr and Mrs Courant for making an awesome Cameron.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Chuy just does not like baby food so now I am feeding her bits from my plate. 

Which she puked on yohboh.

Little puddles of hamburger.



Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Momentous Pivotal Occasion

I got a bee sting.

It was the first time I have ever had one in my whole life.

Kidlet had one last year.

Bee stings suck balls.



Sleeping baby, GUNUH! This was taken with my phone.


004 Kidlet spent a lot of time in the sun over the weekend. SHE IS SO BROWN!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tuckered Out


Dear Chuy,

Please start eating real food soon.  You are wearing your mama out.



Saturday, May 26, 2012



Chuy went swimming.

More Weirdness

So my next door neighbor is a divorced man with two sons, about eight and six.

This morning, while letting the dog out, the oldest comes to my house asking me if I had his dad's number.

I said, "No I do not."

This little boy then tells me that his dad went to the grocery store and that he had been gone forever and he was worried.

I told him that his dad would be right back but if he wanted to hang out at my house, he could.  He told me he would wait at his house.

I said okay and he came back ten minutes later, almost crying.  I was writing a note to let his dad know that his son was at my house when the father returned.

The father apologized.

How old did you get to be by yourself in the house?

Friday, May 25, 2012

My Girls


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pre K Graduate



Kidlet was dawdling this morning like she always does.

I was getting frustrated and about to raise my voice and then I flashed back to something from my own childhood.  My father used to scream at me that I made my S's look like 5's.  The last time he screamed about that was when I was 27.

So we were about 10 minutes late this morning.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pre K Graduation


Gaga was verklempt.

Me, I am tired from the other child who does not like real food but likes my milk.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Nemo



Monday, May 21, 2012

The Poop Adventures

Chuy has not pooped since Friday. She normally poops like clockwork every four hours she is awake.

I was mildly annoyed by it on Saturday but by today, I was full on concerned.

So she pooped during kidlet's class party. So I had to change her on the table with kids looking.


Sunday, May 20, 2012



Saturday, May 19, 2012



Friday, May 18, 2012



What is it about putting a big hat on a baby that makes me chuckle?

Also, I think Chuy's eyes are changing.

Big Girl


The big thing about having a baby is just how HUGE your older child seems.

Kidlet's feet are almost the size of mine.  Her hands are huge.  And her limbs are coltish but not gawky.

I love my not so little butterbean.

Thursday, May 17, 2012



Ten Lentils

It takes ten lentils to make a poopy blowout.

In case you were wondering.

Two girls at play

002 Kidlet had a bad day yesterday. A frustrated five year old is exhausting.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Grey's Anatomy

I still watch Grey's Anatomy.

I really like the friendship between Meredith and Christina.  I like that they are competitive but not in a catty way, but in the way that they bring out the best in each other.  I have to say that I wish I had more friendships like that.

I thought I would stop watching when dead Denny showed up but I did not.  My favorite quote ever from the show happened in the beginning of this season.  I was pregnant with Chuy and getting to the really uncomfortable point.  I had had a few scary things happen with my health around then and I was getting really hormotional about the concept of my mortality.  I am not afraid of death, I am afraid of what my death would mean to my children.

So here is the quote that had me in tears, a big old pile of hormones.

You think that true love
is the only thing that can crush your heart....
The thing that will take your life
and light it up...
Or destroy it.
Then you become a mother.
Meredith Grey, Grey's Anatomy


The final hero walk where the kid on the right picks his nose makes it for me.


I am still nursing quite a bit.

Chuy is not super excited about solids so I would say 95 percent of her food comes from me.

For those of you who do not nurse for whatever reasons they are (you had low supply, you did not want to, you are a man), let me you in on a little secret.


Yes there is the magic of nursing and all that closeness but I have been nursing for 24 months of my life. I enjoy it, I do but it is something I spend a lot of time doing.

So I watch a lot of tv while I am nursing lately. I am watching shows I would normally avoid because really, I am a captive audience while a 23 pounder is feeding off me.

And I have a complaint about medical shows dramas.


Private Practice had a deformed baby on and it made me cry buckets.

Stupid hormones.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012



This one makes me laugh.


Kidlet is the queen dawdler.

It takes her over an hour to eat breakfast and get dressed for school.

I do not recall when I figured out as a child if I did this quickly, I could sleep more. But it was fairly early in my school career.

 I hope kidlet figures it out soon.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Smiling Big


Another photo from Saturday.

Kidlet confided in me, "Mommy, I am not very good at gymnastics."

My girls


I like how kidlet tells me she needs alone time them comes to find her sister to play.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day


Kidlet did this at school.

My favorite is my mom loves to relax by breastfeeding.
Happy Mother's Day all you moms.
We rock.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Fam


Gymnastics Show

Kidlet had a gymnastics show. Chuy decided to poop twice during said show. But kidlet had a lot of fun. 037

Friday, May 11, 2012

Chocolate Fountain

There was a chocolate fountain at the Mother's Day Luncheon at kidlet's school.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rare Thing

Yesterday, both the girls took a nap.  The last time kidlet took a nap during the day was in 2010.


Chuy woke in a much better mood. 022

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Multitasking is for pussies

I am trying to bake a cake because it is teacher appreciation week and I do appreciate all the wonderful things kidlet's teachers do for her. All you teachers, don't you wish kidlet was in your class?  Chuy is not liking the Time I Spend with Mommy Getting Kisses was spent making a cake for her sister.

Would you like to hear that in seven month old talk? Hwah hwah heh heh heh. I know you all wish you were bi-lingual.

While baking my cake, I decided that a cake is not enough. Overachiever that I am, I made brownies as well. Well Chuy had enough of this nonsense. Doesn't everyone know between the hours of eight to one I am Chuy's Bia? So she puked and had a poopy blowout. TAKE THAT!

And I cleaned her up, WASHED MY HANDS, pulled out the cake and put the brownies in the oven in six minutes flat.

Seriously, I am like Alias or something.

And I capitalized washed my hands because I got an email lecturing me about how I should be cleaning my hands more since DISEASE IS ON MY HANDS and I have a baby.  Because quite clearly, I need advice on this shit.

Just like this face


Monday, May 07, 2012

Da girls


Sunday, May 06, 2012

Almost ready to crawl

Almost ready to crawl, but really humping the belly of her father.

Happy Face


Saturday, May 05, 2012

In the high chair


Why texting is better

I am a bit slow on technology but texting is awesome when you have baby because IT IS QUIET.

Friday, May 04, 2012



Thursday, May 03, 2012

Seven Months Old

Chuy is seven months old today.




Here is what kidlet looked like at seven months.

Kidlet, the narc

Mommy, I have something important to tell you. Daddy ate ice cream last night. And he ate peanuts with his ice cream.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012


One of the challenges of having two GORGEOUS (if you say otherwise I will CUT you) children is it is hard to get a flattering photo of both of them.

Here is a good one of kidlet:


Here is a good one of Chuy.


Chuy does not like solids.  She ends up puking them up more often than not.


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Still has blue eyes


I find having a blue eyed baby still surprising.