Monday, June 28, 2010

Big baby

Someday Annie will look back on this and be really angry with me for sharing...but there is a very limited amount of time when I am in complete control...and I'm taking full advantage.
She's really not that big...about 50th percentile...but quite the hefty one at this it!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Doing His Own Thing

Three of these kids belong together

Three of these kids are kind of the same

But one of these kids is doing his own thing

Now it's time to play our game

It's time to play our game.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I realized something about myself today...I'm obsessed with feet. I took a picture, went to save it, tried to title it "Feet", but that was I tried "Feet2"...used again...and it went on from there...

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Mother's Progression Toward Father's Day

There may be a few of you who remember my previous Father's Day posts...

...the stress of my 1st Father's Day with John, when I MADE THE SALESMAN'S DAY by arriving at Wolf Camera with a sleeping John in tow...and proceeded to buy EVERYTHING the salesman suggested in order to speed the process along and get out of the store before John woke up and realized he was strapped into his car seat (aka "jail" in his 2 month old mind).

...then last year when I decided to make it easy on myself and gave Tom a card which told him he could go pick out some new golf clubs...(which, as I'm sure a few of you expected, he has not yet done...)...which made me seem like a fabulous wife, when really I was simply buying him off. now we're onto year #3, child #2 (child #3 for Tom), and we've progressed even further...Tom's getting a picture...maybe this one...

If he's lucky, it may be in a frame.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Half Full: Annie slept from 7:30pm til 5am! That's 9.5 hours, people!

Half Empty: I burnt my hand so couldn't sleep. Honestly, it hurt more than giving birth. Seriously. And it was 100% self-inflicted. Eff.

Luckily, I'm a glass-half-full type of person...GO ANNIE!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I'm back at work, in the office, part time. I'm here (yep, in the office right now...) from 11am til 4pm M-F. This is day #2. So far it seems to be working out ok...I still get to see the kids in the mornings and hang out with them for a couple hours, then head into the office for the day, and then I'm home by John's dinner time. I think I could work part time permanently.

But I'm not sure about full time...
I like my job.
I like our nanny.
I went to school to get a job like the one I have.

But then there's this face wondering why I'm leaving:

And fun stuff that I miss...
And so many changes that happen in a day...

I am far from the first working mom to grapple with this decision. And I hate it as much as each of those moms did.