Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Spaghetti Face

Carter really enjoys trying out all kinds of table foods. Lately, he will eat just about anything off my plate. So when we had spaghetti the other night, I let him try some. He went on to eat a whole bowl (and some leftovers the next night). Think we found a favorite ...

Does this kid have cheeks or what?

Monday, December 3, 2007


Today I did something brand new.


Today . . . I sent my first text message.

Chad and I finally got our own cell phones. We used to have just one that we used for emergencies but we found that it was too expensive; on top of it, when the antenna broke and I took it to Verizon, they didn't even know what kind of phone it was (and needless to say, did not have replacement parts!) I think they thought I dropped in from another planet, at least that's the way the guy looked at me and my phone.

So anyway, as Chad and I are spending more and more time running around with the kids and with Chad sometimes traveling for work, we decided to get some phones. Okay, I admit, they are just the "pay-as-you-go" tracfones. But suddenly I have become part of the information age.

I used to wonder why my parents were so behind the times, especially when it came to technology. I think we were the last kids in the neighborhood to have a microwave, a VCR, Atari, etc (am I dating myself here or what?) And later on, I was impatient when they didn't have email or a home computer. (The addition of a long-distance grandchild kind of put that into fast forward, however.)

NOW I realize why it took them so long. They were busy living life, keeping a roof over our heads, making sure we kids kept out of trouble, helping other people out, doing the million things that parents do every day . . . Now that I am a parent I realize these things. Some days, I barely have time to brush my teeth, let alone sit down and figure out something new - who has time to text message??

So today I was checking out at Target, and looked at my phone (since Chad is out of town), and there it said "you have a message". Once I got to the car, I figured out how to look it up, and the silly phone actually said "Reply?" I tentatively pushed "reply" and next thing you know, I was "texting" Chad.

I am so proud of myself. Am I a cool, hip mom or what? :)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Handwriting on the wall

I know Thanksgiving is way over and Christmas is in full swing, but just had to post this belatedly.

Lately Audrey has a huge interest in writing and spelling out words. A few days before Thanksgiving I came out to the living room to find this taped to the wall. For a moment, I thought she was an absolute genius ... until I realized that she had copied it from something hanging on our window. :) In any case, I think it's pretty darn good for a four year old!

We have much to be thankful for, including all the things that our children are learning! (Wasn't she just born? You turn around and they're leaving you messages on the wall!)

I made an elf of myself

Okay, if you want to see something pretty funny (and a tad bit weird) that involves our family, please click on the following link:

Every time I look at this I can't stop laughing!

Enjoy. Tis the season to be jolly!