Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
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
Devil's Thumb Ranch, Tabernash, CO
Anyway, Seth just moved to Missoula, and I had to post the picture above because it is just breathtaking.
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
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.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
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.