Sunday, December 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The other day we came home to a room full of white cotton stuffing that the dog had pulled out of his toy. Beckett walked into the room and said "Uh Oh Mama, what happened to Tag Tag?" (For those of you who don't know, Tag is our fluffy white cat!) And for the briefest of moments I too wondered how a cat could explode!
The second story revolved around rest time at Beckett's daycare. Beckett, Jude and Luca have been trouble since the beginning of classes and have since been separated for rest time. Beckett (who our teacher said is the most social child she's ever had!) now rests on his mat and yells names across the room for whoever will answer. So here are all these little 2 and 3 year olds resting quiet and Beckett yelling out the roster until somebody responds! Crazy!!!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
In other news, and in my opinion on a much sadder note, California is passing Prop 8 defining marriage to be between a man and a woman. I was hoping that California would lead the nation in allowing some basic civil rights to a whole new group of Americans. I guess we'll wait a bit longer. If it took almost half a century to get a black president into office after the Civil Rights movement, I guess I can hope that before I die we'll see a gay or lesbian in office too! At least we were acknowledged in Pres. Obama's speech last night - more than I can say for his opponents.
And on another note - sometimes things don't change right away. I'm off to finish laundry, clean the kitchen, and finish homework. Things I do regardless of who is living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave!
I'm proud of you America -- now please keep things moving!
Friday, October 31, 2008
An update on our baby situation for any who are interested... Abby's fibroid is in a pretty good location - outside the uterus and on the top I think. So no worries about it being in the way to concieve. We're once again living in 2-week cycles, so I'll post something again in a couple weeks when we know more.
Our conversations have been focused around toys and Santa Claus lately. Our latest project is trying to explain Santa to Beckett... We've been circling pictures in the toy catalogs and will try to get a letter out at some point. Any suggestions on how to make this work is greatly appreciated!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Abby and I are heading to another doctor appointment this evening to get her fibroid checked out. They're doing a procedure to see if its inside or outside her uterine lining to make sure thats not whats causing her to not get pregnant. I guess if the fertilized egg were to attach to the fibroid it wouldn't thrive, therefore she couldn't get pregnant... Hopefully its something simple, otherwise I'm afraid it would be my turn to get pregnant and I'm not sure I'm up for that on top of everything else I've got going on!
So anyway - thats alot of information but I thought I'd catch everybody up on our lives as of late... Got next quarter all figured out and might even study abroad next year! Don't know how all of it will work out yet, but it always seems to so we'll just wait and see!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Anyway - onto other news, Beckett has turned all into a 3-year old. Yes, I know we have a couple months yet, but his little attitude sure isn't waiting! Everthing we do now is "I do it myself" or "Beckett do it!" From filling the bathtub with water or getting food out of the fridge... Its alot to deal with on a daily basis! He's been in daycare since the first part of September and every morning is still a struggle to leave him. He screams and has learned "mama I need you" which breaks my heart every time I hear it. He has a great time in class and hates it when we have to leave but starting our day that way every day is a little wearing... Even now as I sit here on the couch getting ready for bed time, all I hear is whining and "no" and "I want..." Oh well, this too shall pass, right???
Everything else is going well I think. Abby is suffering through a cold that the rest of us had last week. God love daycare! The animals are good - Tag started Prozac which I think is a little funny since I've been on it for a few months now. Maybe we should try it for Beckett??? It really is quite the happy pill!
Anyway - I think thats it for now... Hopefully we'll update more sooner rather than later... TTFN.
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
We came home Sunday and got sort of unpacked only to get a phone call that our dear friends who were expecting a baby on the 10th or so started getting regular contractions. It was very exciting and little miss Lauren was born early Monday morning. We went and visited at the hospital and everybody was perfect and healthy! She decided to come early however so her parents were unable to make the trip to the airport to pick up Grandma and Grandpa from Australia so Beckett and I made the trip Tuesday afternoon. Everybody is at home and getting settled into life with a newborn and we're just overjoyed to be able to watch her change and grow. Even since we first saw her only a few short days ago she's changed.
Tonight we have Beckett's daycare orientation for the Evergreen Child Care Center that he will start at on Monday. He will go for a few weeks before I start at Evergreen on the 29th. We're very excited and I think it will be good for us all to start doing our own things for a change. It will certainly be different though to not be with Beckett every day all day!
I suppose thats up to date for now. Abby's home next week and we're going to try to get some of the projects that we've started this summer finished before school starts back up again. It will be nice to just be home and be together...
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Beckett has learned to climb on the rock in our backyard. We often spend our evenings in the backyard since the lawnguy has started to come to our house. We LOVE LOVE LOVE the lawn guy. Our lives are now pre-lawnguy and post-lawnguy. And Beckett has come to love the backyard as much as us. He expresses his joy through singing.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
"Bettett walk, walk walk. Bettett trash. Owie foot" Basically that's what happened. He'll also tell you "Dr Open. Yellow hands". Yes, the dr had to open the cast packaging and he was wearing gloves.
He's doing very well with it. He started walking around on it and has gotten rather good at scooting around and getting onto and off of the couch and chairs. My sweet boy is very resilient and you may not ever even know he had a broken 5th metacarpal.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
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Holy Crap! It's about time!! Could Washington be next? The expanded domestic partnership rights are a great start, but hmmm... Cali is looking awful good right now.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
As far as Katie is concerned, I miss everything about her. The way she sounds, the way she smells, the way I can reach over at any time and just know that she is there. It's a big lonely house without her in it. She makes our entire house and my entire life worth living well.
The true pleasure was getting to see him speak. It was very surreal. Kind of like watching any sort of famous person speak. He was a very funny, little man and he looked kind of like a little doll. Only in the fact that he was just someone I would like to hug. he also had a very infectious laugh. I think Barbara Walters said that once. Well, it's true.
My favorite thing he said was that we should give our children affection and that would create good people. And now, as I watch my beautiful son wipe everything down with a kleenex (he's dusting) - I know what he was talking about. Our children need love, peace, joy and affection. They gave us unwoven bracelets in the beginning and at the end told us to weave our intentions into them. I wove my intention to raise a kind, compassionate, caring, respectful little boy and to bring a strong, healthy, happy man into this world that will someday make an impact on the world quite similar to the one he's already made on our lives.