Friday, October 31, 2008
|Little pumpkin and cowboy Blake|
We also had a little gathering with some local babes; quite a cute show they put on for us!
|Babes do Halloween|
I bought some candy and we had...wait for it...ZERO trick-or-treaters!! Fortunately I find eating leftover candy to be one of the joys of this particular holiday.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
So, yes, in a lot of ways, I would like a cleaner: to avoid the guilt I feel when I use the computer instead of dusting, or mopping the kitchen floor (generally encrusted with bits of cheese, or once-soggy, sucked-on toast); to ease any anxiety that if and when people come over (and they don't, but anyone is more than welcome to come anytime!) I don't have to be looking around thinking "Oh shoot, how didn't I see that layer of inch-thick dust under the couch?!"; and to generally make my life that little bit easier. Then I thought about it for a few seconds more. I don't actually want a cleaner, I just want to be able to find an extra half an hour a day to make my home cleaner.
And just in case you're wondering, yes, he did nap today. I decided to have one too.
I've just read a great quote and am going to leave my research at this for the moment: My motto is, Most sleep for the greatest number of people. Looks like I'll be comfort feeding then, but perhaps I, my bedfellow, and our downstairs neighbor will be happiest.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
BL: "Hey mate, how's it going?"
Friend, we'll call him Hugo (Blake's first baby friend): "Yeah, not bad, how 'bout you?"
BL: "Pretty good, that place I got to stay's working out pretty well...I'm really loving the complimentary drink of warm milk in the middle of the night."
HD: "Oh, how do you get that then? Do you have to ask for it?"
BL: "Yeah, in my place you just start yelling and then usually the landlady comes in. If she doesn't hear me at first then I get out that little megaphone they gave out at the hospital when we were leaving, you know the one they said to use in emergencies? I just get that out and it makes my voice louder, so the lady comes running in a bit quicker."
HD: "Oh cool, yeah, that sounds like a good time to use it. And then you just get your drink?"
BL: "Well, sometimes she acts like she's not going to serve me, and gives me that plastic thing and says 'Shh' a lot. But she knows I'm not a dummy - that bar has a 24-hour license, I know - so eventually she opens the bar. Then it's just right back to sleep for me....really good."
HD: "She sounds nice, your landlady."
BL: "She's nice, sure. In the daytime she looks a little rough, like she works all night or something. I mean she could use a haircut and maybe to wear a bit more makeup to hide those black things under her eyes, but her face is funny. Not as funny as the man's though; I eat his nose which is hilarious. The woman just looks on kind of wearily when I do that. We have fun most of the time."
Are you an 8-month old? Is this an accurate description of your conversations with other babies? If so, let us know.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
He is also aiming to set speed records for crawling and can now stand for a second or two on his own. Will my prediction that he will walk by the end of November come true?!
Baby congrats for Meghan and Mike who welcomed daughter Cyrena on 25th Sept, Claire and Tim on the birth of son Sebastian last week, and John and Laura Barrett whose daughter Elinor arrived on her due date!! Enjoy these first magical and slightly surreal weeks of being a new parent!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
I thought I had no time when Blake wasn't moving, but now I know differently!! My blog postings reflect this lack of free time. I will endeavor to do better, Granny Karla!!