Thursday, April 30, 2009

Daniel Faraday

Oh, Daniel. You so crazy. Stop faking and get up. Seriously, you can't die in 1977 on the island! I don't care if it was your own Mother who shot you in the back, you still have important work to do - get up! Use your free will, alter the course, do something! You helped save Private Ryan, didn't you? You can totally do this.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Potty Humor

Look at me, I'm Crazy-Baby-Bird-Head. I'm CRAZY.

Now gimme some snow cone.

Speaking of crazy... it's been a crazy couple of weeks. We've been back and forth to Kiawah, enjoying the beach weather. Jay was a groomsman in his friend Tripp's wedding, right after pulling double all nighters with work emergencies. Amanda swallowed a penny and had to have X-rays. She is fine, no stuck penny. (But lets agree we'll never discuss the search efforts, k?) Then this weekend Elizabeth came down with some kind of not-strep-but acts-like-strep throat infection. She is currently asleep, and although she hasn't been able to hold down a popsicle, she is about to take her first dose of antibiotics. She has to hold it down for 30 minutes or we go for round two. And so on, and so on.

What makes me kind of laugh (kind of) is that Jay works in the water and sewer industry. But now between Jack diapers, penny searches, and "not-strep" clean-up, I feel like we both work in the biz. And the resulting stupid jokes will swirl around my head until Jay gets home - jokes that are definitely not blog appropriate but that must be told. They will be told. To a man who cannot escape the industry, even when he comes home. By a woman who sucks at finding pennies.

Friday, April 17, 2009

A River Runs Through It

My brother Seth just moved from this:

Devil's Thumb Ranch, Tabernash, CO

to this:

Missoula, MT

I can't decide which is more amazing! The picture from Devil's Thumb Ranch really doesn't do it justice, but I took it myself with a disposable camera. I was about 100months pregnant in high altitude and remember walking sideways even though my brain was telling me to walk straight. After Jay had a couple of beers at that elevation, he started walking sideways too! Ah, good times.

Anyway, Seth just moved to Missoula, and I had to post the picture above because it is just breathtaking.

It also looks like Seth has already started to teach the trout who's in charge.

I've never been to Missoula, but according to Norman McLean "the world is full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the farther one gets from Missoula, Montana." Seth, let me know how that turns out!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Slippery Slope

Little Jack. The third child, the baby, the sweet boy. Here he is in his Easter duds. Despite his sisters' attempts to take him to the dark side, he remains (more often than not) quite well behaved. But he is the third.

There are so many examples and jokes of how things...well...change with the third child. The theme is always: first child over protected, second child adequately protected, subsequent children fend for themselves.

I can think of no better example of how this slippery slope works than our current nose situation. Jack's nose situation. It's Spring, he has allergy issues, and he is too little to understand nasal hygiene - you do the math. He does understand (and delights in using) eyebrow raising words that his sisters test out from time to time.

First Child

Elizabeth (arms held out as far away from her face as possible): "Mama, nose yucky"

Second Child
Amanda (spoken for by big sister Elizabeth): "Mama, Mandy has a bug in her nose"

Third Child
Jack (picks nose, presents it to me on his finger): "Mama, a booger!"

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

For Meredith

Meredith, Tiffani and Mer's red Jeep. As I recall, that Jeep only played Sir Mix-A-Lot, Van Halen, G&R (but NEVER show Betsy that album cover), or Journey. So Mer, this one is for you - hope it makes you smile from CA to the Carolinas, esp. while your posse's on El Cerro. Get well soon M.B. or I/W/C/T/C/A/K/Y/A.

Buttermilk Biscuits

Monday, April 13, 2009

Go Susan

This is so amazing. My favorite show (Les Miserables), my favorite song (I'm only brave enough to sing it in the shower) and the look on Simon's face makes it all perfect. She nails it when she gets to the word "shame" - the best part!

Dharma Initiative

At first I was all like, whoooah, my brother is part of the Dharma initiative and he is trying to take my baby. Then I was like, wait, the Dharma people have already been purged by the others, a.k.a. the hostiles, so that doesn't really make sense. But then I was like, but what if it's still 1977? Then I was like, okay, it still doesn't make sense because the Dharma members don't steal babies, only the hostiles steal babies. Then my brother was like, um, Nikki, I'm a golf caddy and I stopped watching Lost when it got cheesy after season one so I have no idea what you're talking about. Then I was all, oh. And my brother was like, Nikki - you're a dork.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The April Fool's Cupcake

Doesn't this look delicious? Surprise - it's meatloaf with mashed potatoes! What a great idea for April Fool's Day, I wish I had seen it yesterday. From Bake Me More, found via TasteSpotting.