Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Favorite Game of Tag

The five things about me Meme

I was tagged by my blogger friend Jessica. Let's see how this goes :)

What I was doing ten years ago:

1. Struggling with Saxon 78 math.
2. Giggling with my close girl friends about our latest "crush". (blush)
3. Trying not to be the biggest dork in Sunday school.
4. Awkward and gawky.
5. Catching crayfish, frogs and any other living thing in the creek behind our house with my brothers.

5 things on my to-do list today (or tomorrow)

1. Clean the bathroom (ugh).
2. Wash more laundry.
3. Play with Josh.
4. Wash dishes.
5. Play in the dirt.

5 snacks I enjoy

1. cookies
2. muffins
3. apples
4. yogurt
5. cookies

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire: in no particular order!

1. Visit all my out-of-state relatives (CA, TX, NM, FL, MT, MN, NS, BC and Thailand)
2. Pay off all my bills!
3. Donate to a few missionary organizations or so.
4. Hire a housemaid for myself and my Mom, so we can go on day trips together, guilt free.
5. Buy Adam season tickets for the Sabres (and me too, so I can go with him) and pay for gas to get there.

5 bad habits

1. Finding faults and being judgmental.
2. Leaving dirty dishes in my sink all weekend.
3. Not leaving it be.
4. Sitting down when I should be doing something.
5. Not offering my help until it's too late (sorry Mom!).

5 places I've lived

1. The 200 block (till I turned 1).
2. 6216 "W", NY. In the village from age 1-15.
3. 3359 "W", NY. We moved to the "country", from age 15-20.
4. Adam and I got married and I moved to Webster, NY for 1 1/2 years.
5. We now live in "S", NY and have for 1 year and 2 days :)

5 jobs I’ve had

1. A super little farm market for two falls and one summer.
2. Dunkin Donuts- I was hired, worked one day and then quit.
3. Kohl's- 1 1/2 months
4. A garden/nursery center- 1 1/2 months
5. Waitressing at the best little diner in the world, three years and running...

5 People I'll tag

1. Stephanie
2. Annie
3. Tori
4. Josiah (my brother... it'll give him something to post about:)
5. My Mom, Martha

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Weather to Whether

Lately he loves his toes. If I thought he knew about them before, it's without a doubt now. Josh is constantly reaching for his little feet and pulling them up where he can get a good look at them. Tasting them is always an option too. It's rather amusing.

This past weekend, we finally received the rain that April is known for. After many beautiful, summer-like days with no precipitation, the rain was a welcome reprieve. Not that I didn't fully enjoy the warm, sunny days. In fact, I relished them. But we needed the rain for the local farmers. I like my summer fruits just like anyone else and therefore will gladly take the rain once in a while. Today we are back to sunny skies, although it is a bit chilly out there. We will put on our coats and make sure we are wearing socks before leaving the house. Winter is having it's last battle of the season (we hope it's the last anyway). I heard a rumor of flurries(?) for tomorrow. But after such beautiful weather recently, I will not complain. It is a joy to me that spring is here and the snow will not get me down. Soon Josh and I will be back to taking out morning walk around the block. And Molly too.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Boy and His Dog


We have reached another milestone! It may still be a little shaky, but it's been reached. I am so proud of my little man. He is getting so big! Hopefully this new found ability will help Josh not be so bored. He has been rather cranky, as of late, if I cannot hold him all the time. Laying down has just gotten so boooring. It'll be before I know it and he'll be crawling through the house getting into everything and eating anything he can get his hands onto. Suppose I'll have "baby proof" my house before we're half way into summer.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Feed Me!!!

Josh loves to eat. Anything and everything. If it's food, he wants it. My Mom has now even let him chew on saltines. I suppose that I did give him tiny bits of egg when we went out to breakfast yesterday, just to keep him quiet. He wasn't hungry, but when Josh saw our breakfasts, he just had to have some too. And he made sure everyone in the diner knew it. No wonder he's our little "Chunky Cheese".

By the way, in the middle photo, it was the first time he held his own bottle (at Grandma's house).

Too Many for Two

Adam cleaned his van yesterday. Who would've guessed that all but two of these mugs were hiding out in the depths of his van? Well, you should've known. Now to put them back in my cupboard. It will be a near impossible task. My cupboards are small and the mugs are great in number. How can two people have so many mugs? I guess it comes from having a coffee lover for a husband.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


I'm in a blogging slump. I have nothing exciting to say. Not that life is boring, but that my mind doesn't want to write anything of any interest. I want to write endless babble. We had a bridal shower for one of my best friends today. She getting married in June and I am a bridesmaid. We bridesmaids are wearing pretty yellow dresses. Joshua has seven teeth and things are getting painful around the house. Especially when he screams his ear piercing scream. Ouch. There have been several beautiful days in a row and I still have not raked all the rocks back into the driveway that were plowed out during the winter. Adam is going to wash the dishes tonight because my hands are cracking in their dryness. He is a good man. Endless babble...

On a side note, if you remember an old post I wrote about my friend Sarah who was pregnant and had that disease which made her itch... Well, they were going to induce her next Tuesday, but when she went to the Dr's this week, they found she had pre-eclampsia. Sarah was induced Thursday evening and her baby was born Friday morning around 5:30. Ella was 6 lbs 10 oz and is beautiful (I hear). She was due May 10th. Praise the Lord for a healthy baby. That was not endless babble :)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Work and Sickies

It is the second day in a row that I have been called in to work because of a sicky. Today it is the cook. No, I am not going in to cook, but to cover the person covering the cook. I must admit, I do not want to go. I want to stay at home, cuddling my boy and kissing his fatness. But when there are not many people to fill in, I am the old stand-by. We have one girl on vacation and one on maternity leave (due on Monday). And into that mix spring vacation, and that leaves me. Poo, poo. I am feeling sorry for myself ;) Thankfully it is only for a few hours and not all day. It will be busy and time will pass quickly. Before I know it, I will be back in the chubby arms of the one I love. Or visa-versa.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Chomping and Grinding

As of last Friday(ish), my little 5 1/2 month old boy is the proud owner of six, and I repeat, six teeth. Two bottom and four top. It doesn't seem right that a boy so young should have so much responsibility. To keep his teeth in good shape he must chew, grind, suck and bite with them. Nearly at all times, you can hear him grinding away, enjoying the new-found treasures in his mouth. One cannot stick their fingers in his mouth now, without a good chomping. My Father, on the other hand, has many years of practicing his toothy ways. He no longer will bite if you get too close nor does he grind his teeth. Except maybe when sleeping, I am not sure. Dad has rows and rows of gleaming whites and religiously brushes them before bed and upon waking up in the morning. I can only hope that Josh will take after his Grandpa when it comes to dental care.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Kissy Lips

Now that I've found out how to put movies on my blog, I've been taking all sorts of very boring movies trying to capture a truly unique and special moment. It's not as easy as I hoped, but for starters, here is Joshua practicing his kisses. Try to ignore the woman's voice in the background. Ew.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

When in a Pickle, You Better Hope it's Not Dill.

I hope you all have been enjoying watching Josh swim in the bathtub. He is quite the amazing little swimmer :)

Today was a crazy day. My morning was a typical morning- relaxed and rather slow. But at 11:45, I received a phone call from my boss who was in quite the tizzy. She was short one employee and had to be in the kitchen cooking, leaving no one to run the register out front. Desperate for help and feeling guilty for calling so short notice, she asked me to please come in to help and "Bring Joshua if you need to... Peter (her husband) will hold him for you." Josh was taking his nap at the time, but seeing as the general public doesn't want to wait for my baby to wake up to have lunch, I woke him and packed him into the car. We sped off to the restaurant to see if the two of us could save the day and get everyone out of the pickle they were in. Peter was more than willing to hold Josh for me while I helped the girls get back in order. He sang him little songs that went kinda like this, "Joshua, Joshua. Joshua, Joshua." Except sounding a bit more like a heavy Greek accent. Josh was behaving himself like a good little boy and everyone who saw him said he was so "beautiful". As his mother, I am rather biased, and readily agreed. Eventually we decided that I would get Josh's stroller from my car so Peter wouldn't have to hold him the entire time. While I was in the parking lot, I saw my Mom's van. She had been picking up Troy (the boy she babysits) from preschool, which happens to be next door to the restaurant. I was one grateful cookie when she agreed to switch vehicles with me and take Josh back to her house while I was at work. She is such a nice lady! Needless to say, I got almost zero housework or yard work done today because, after work, I went to my parent's house and stayed the afternoon and for supper. I am so glad to live close to my parents and for their willingness to help me out when I'm in a bind. So I take this moment to thank them for what nice parents they are. I love you Mom and Dad!

And on a side note, Happy belated birthday to my Father who is over 40, but not yet 50. I failed to put up a birthday post for him on the sixth because I was busy at a baby shower. Oups...

Monday, April 07, 2008

A Favorite Pastime

There are a few things that my Josh really enjoys and bath time has to be one of them. He just loves to splash his Mommy and, I must say, that I rather love it too.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Made For You, With Love

Today has been a nice quiet sort of day, spent at home doing home like things. Josh has had a sleepy day (probably from coughing so much last night) and that leaves me with time to clean. By mid afternoon, I was wondering what I should do next. It had to be something fairly quiet but not any huge sort of project. Cookies have been sounding awful good lately, so I decided that's what I would do... make cookies. I made a batch of Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies, which I have not had in ages and are oh, so yummy. I have already eaten enough to have lasted me a couple days. I better draw the line somewhere or else there will be none left for Adam. Or I could eat as many as I can now because when Adam gets a hold of them, there won't be any left for me. Hmm... What to do, what to do?

Little Josh has been sick this past week. He cut his third tooth last Thursday and along with the tooth came a runny nose, goopy eyes and a bad cough. I was tempted to call the doctor but, seeing as he didn't have a fever and was acting as happy as usual, I have been waiting it out. He seems to be much better today and I think I made a good call. It's hard to know exactly what to do, especially since I'm kinda new at this mothering business. Hopefully his next several teeth won't be so hard on him.

The sun is shining brightly ouitside, but it is rather deceiving. I wouldn't leave home without a good coat on today. Yesterday I made that mistake and I was rather chilly on the way home. Spring is putting up a good fight with winter, trying it's best to come. I am anxiously waiting to be able to do yard work without having to wear a coat. It'll be soon, so I won't complain.