Monday, May 19, 2008

Toddler Idol

Who can resist a bargain? Not our GooGoo, that's for sure!

This incredible toy has become Jane's absolute favorite, and can you believe it only cost twenty cents?!? And, it came with working batteries. And all of the buttons work, except for the microphone button which only works about 1/2 the time. Oh, let me tell you about the The Wheels on Elmo's Bus and The Elmo Pokey and my personal favorite the E-L-M-O
(I guess the YMCA had too many negative connections).
Thanks again GooGoo.

Andrew and I are going to buy Jane that drum set she has been asking for
but she'll have to keep it at your house!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

She ate a smurf.

Just kidding!

The blue icing was from her friend Gwen's birthday cake. Jane went to her little friend Gwen's birthday party today and it was great fun. The party was held in the play room where Jane takes her Busy Bees class. I don't know who was more excited about climbing on the equipment, Janie or Daddy.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Choo Choo!

Jane has a new love for trains. She insists upon getting out the same "Little Train" book from the library every week. We got her this train set for Christmas, but today was the first day that she set up the track by herself. I was still instructed to "sit, sit" and supervise the construction.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tuckered Out

We had a busy morning. First, Jane woke up an hour earlier than usual. Then, we had Busy Bees. Next, it was time to do some shopping. She fell asleep in the car on the way home for maybe 30 seconds. She seemed pretty lucid when I got her out of the car seat and plopped her onto the chair. Lucid enough to demand "tubbies" (Teletubbies) and her "apple lunch".
I was in the kitchen for less than 5 minutes preparing her lunch and this is how I found her.
Transitioning her into the crib took about 3o minutes, but she had a nice nap and woke up bright eyed and bossy-tailed!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mud Day, Mama

(psst: it's a movie, click the play button)
Oh, come on! This would make any mother tear up, right?
I had an awesome day! Andrew made a delicious brunch and I got flowers and chocolate among other things. He also took Janie to visit the neighbors so that I could (are you ready for this) shower in peace. We visited Goo-Goo and then had a dinner at Cafe Hon
(completed with a 2 year old tantrum for dessert).
But just hearing "Happy Mud Day Mama"
for the first time and the 100th time
(she's like a broken record)
never got old.
Today, I feel blessed.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Toddler Translation: Noodles (specifically: spaghetti)

I'll admit that I am a lover of spaghetti. Andrew has bet me that I can't eat an entire half-gallon of spaghetti and to that I say, "Game ON". But my love for complex carbs has been trumped by my own daughter. Without a doubt, "newells" are her favorite meal.
And she eats them with gusto.

It seems like Baby Gretchen (that's the new baby's new womb name) is also a fan. Byron's mom has supplied the three of us with a vat of spaghetti fit for the Carb Queens that we are.
Thanks Earline!

Friday, May 2, 2008

It's all happening at the zoo

Hilary and I took the girls to the zoo today. It was a beautiful Friday in Baltimore and, as expected, the zoo was very crowded with field trips. As two elementary school teachers, we considered rescheduling, but everything went surprisingly well. We went to the Children's Zoo and Jane had a great time brushing the goats and seeing the farm animals. We also got to see the polar bears take a dip and more birds than I care to ever see again.
And what would be the perfect punctuation to such a glorious time?
Why ice cream sandwiches, of course!

Thursday, May 1, 2008


It's a GIRL!

So healthy and so peaceful. She was just content to lay there and have her picture taken.
We are thrilled
(and Janie doesn't get it at all!)