Thursday, August 27, 2009

He must have been mistaken.

As we were talking this afternoon, John took one finger and rubbed my face just outside my eye. Thinking he was removing an eyelash, I asked him, "Did you get it?"

"No," he replied.

Wondering why he stopped trying, I followed, "Why not?"

"It's a crow's foot."

Friday, August 21, 2009


Kelly, go here! Go now!

Others, you may like to go as well. Feel free to take your time, however.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I Can Barely Count Right Now

Momma's exhausted
Last two nights spent comforting
A sick little boy

Sunday, August 16, 2009

More Cake!

Kelly, I stole this from a Sunday Sweets post on Cake Wrecks. I figured if we're going to go, we may as well go all out!

What the heck is Marly talking about?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

It's all in the offer.

After washing my car (for the second time today, but that's another story), JJ and I were standing in the driveway when he announced that he had to pee. Thinking that this may be an opportunity to teach him to pee standing up by way of killing a bush, I asked, "Do you want to pee outside?"

"Yes!" he declared excitedly... and promptly turned his socks yellow.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More Stuff to Remember

Note: JJ has two wonderful teachers in playschool: Angie and Amanda.

The other day, as we were grocery shopping, JJ said to me, "Mom, I love Amanda."

"What about Angie?" I asked.

"Angie's cute!" my little flirt replied.

When I picked JJ up from playschool recently, Angie told me that JJ was a real treat to have in class. He was being so good that, at one point, she said to him, "JJ, I just love you."

"I know," he replied, "I love me, too."

At playschool, JJ's class is working on the months of the year. In practice at home, I will often look at JJ and say "January". He will follow with "February", and we will continue alternating months... until I get to "November".

JJ then pauses for a moment, and then says, "November 6!" For those unaware, November 6th is JJ's birthday. The month of December is completely worthless to him.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

What's going on...

I've been rather non-existent around here lately. Life has been coming at me more quickly than I have been prepared to handle. Nothing has gotten really out of control. I've just been too busy to write. The highlights:

* JJ and I are both finally finished with the antibiotics we were given for probable cases of strep throat. Strangely enough, neither of us was actually tested. I guess it's just going around to the point where everybody gets medicated.

* John has a job, but he still hasn't really started working. There are apparently a bazillion hoops to jump through for state contracts, and it just takes a ridiculous amount of time to get started. He's getting paid, but he really hasn't left the house yet.

* My company is purchasing a new building. It's a good thing, as we are really cramped in our current space, however the economy is forcing a dramatic downturn in giving, making it difficult to secure additional funding to support this change. My job is to find the money anyway, which is a rather challenging task to say the least.

* Add to the previous, the fact that we're hosting our first signature event in less than two months, and it's going to be a whopper. I have am amazing committee working on the project (thank God!), but the stress is still there... and looming.

* John's brother is getting married in VA on Saturday. Much of the family is coming down from NY tomorrow. They will be staying with us. Our house is a nightmare.

* JJ is completely potty trained. It took about 5 days. I still have no idea how we managed that.