Friday, February 26, 2010

Audio Only

Dennis typically listens to The Bert Show or The Regular Guys in the morning so he has a different outlook than I do as I listen tirelessly to Boortz. He heard this clip on The Bert Show earlier this week and played it for me last night. It's amazing, scary, sweet, and sad all at the same time.

Please listen to this audio clip of a 911 call made by a 5 year-old girl.

This clip makes you think about several important things.

(1) Life is short
(2) The importance of remaining calm in an emergency is SO GREAT
(3) Be nice to your kids. They might save your life some day.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy 37 Weeks


You survived your first Valentines Day and made your dad's birthday this year extra special.

These past four weeks have been especially busy for all of us. First, you rolled over onto your stomach (on purpose!!) on January 24th. Your dad and I were especially proud of this skill because we were starting to wonder if your belly was too big and was preventing you from rolling over that way. But, you proved us wrong. You are a true athlete just like your parents. Whether or not your belly is too big, you still managed to roll over and stay on your stomach for a few minutes. And after a day or two of practicing that, you looked like a skilled super-star rolling front to back and back to front.

You can sit up on your own, now, too, and enjoy zooming around the house in your walker. It should be called your zoomster rather than your walker. You tend to bump into Echo when she isn't looking so she rarely stays on the floor anywhere near you. It's safest for her to lay on the couch or to watch you from a distance. Typically, she will run the other way when you are coming towards her.

I went to Orlando for a sales meeting for a few days and when I came home, you waved to me. And then you gave me a "high five". I was so impressed. Now you like to wave at the TV, at your dad, at Echo, at the wall... and you are narrowing in on being able to clap your hands together.

I savor every moment when you let me hold you close because your busy legs want to get down on the ground to explore as quickly as possible. Once you start crawling, I know that I will be able to hold you less and less. After all, it's not nearly as fun to have your mom hold you when you could open a cabinet, grab a purse off of the table, pull a plant down onto your head, or chase Echo around the house.

Connor, I love you!


P.S. There is NOTHING cuter than seeing you cuddle up with Mr. Bear and Mr. Bunny every night in your crib.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Valentine

I went to the gym and ran an errand or two yesterday. When I came home, I was reminded of reason #23,478 that I love my husband.

And Connor, my second Valentine, we are hoping that your dance skills will far surpass the skills of your parents.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Yesterday I realized, with the help of a good friend (um... Katie), that I have not posted anything in a while. I started a post - three different times (2 in my head and one online) - but had not found the time to complete it. The funniest part is that the post that has been a work-in-progress for several weeks is about my not-a-New-Years-resolution-resolution.

Ok, so it isn't that funny but just go along with me here.

So, here it is. The long-awaited and much-anticipated blog post. [Insert Drum Roll.]


Its a well known fact that New Years Resolutions are as effective as diets. They just aren't. A "diet" or "resolution" is more of a temporary committment to make a change. If you really want to make a change in your life, you need to change something more permanent. So, I'm making a permanent resolution but need to call it something else. Who makes "permanent resolutions"? I'll just say that I'm making an update to my personal slogan. Yeah, that's it. Because everyone has a personal slogan.

My updated personal slogan is to finish what I start. This may sound easy but it has proven to be extremely difficult since Connor joined our family. I contstantly feel like I have 28 BILLION (yes, BILLION) things that are half-way completed. Nothing ever seems to get finished.

The laundry is washed and dried but not folded; the bills are paid but not put into the budget; we are almost-there with Margarentals but not quite finished launching it; I talk to my parents while holding Connor or walking Echo, so I'm not really doing either with my full attention. The list is endless.

So, my new personal slogan is to finish what I start. It's not going to be easy, but I can - and will - do it. The funny part that I mentioned earlier is that I started this blog post almost two weeks ago and I'm just now finishing it. So I am going to add an addendum to my own personal slogan. Not only am I going to finish what I start....but I will do so in a timely fashion.

Personal slogan updated. Check.