Friday, July 30, 2010


Somebody is getting attached to this blankie.

Happy Friday from Linus!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010


At the grocery store Saturday, I gave Avery a potato to occupy her.  I figured it was the item least likely to be damaged when it was thrown on the floor (yes, WHEN, not IF).  She decided she needed a little snack of dirt-covered, raw, root vegetable and tried to nibble away at it (she succeed in taking a few bites, which I dug out of her mouth while she was laughing).  But not before I stopped to snap a picture. 

My discouragement only encouraged her more, naturally, and the potato was eventually traded for a package of turkey dogs (which sustained minor injuries). 

By the way, taking a toddler to the grocery store is not relaxing!  I usually go after she has gone to bed.  Ha!

Sunday, I could not keep her off Arthur's bed while I was trying to get ready.  Redirection wasn't working.  It was like a little oasis for her. 

I know my mom died a little when she saw that.  If it makes you feel any better I had just washed it the night before.  No?  Sorry.

Which brings me to:

After this:
was removed from him.  Yeah, he looks deranged.  And like he is suffering from mange. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kids Meal

Avery's 1st kids meal.

Awwwwwwwwww.  Isn't it cute?  She ate everything including an additional nugget already on her tray at the time the picture was taken.

We don't eat fast food that often but being sick totally threw off our routine. We have NO food in the house, Rob was working last night, and-who am I kidding-I don't need much of an excuse to go to CFA.

Not sure what's for dinner tonight, though...

Also, it was confirmed that the virus started with Avery and her cronies.  All the daycare parents and teachers had it as well.

Also, is there an award for most pointless/boring blog post?  If so, I believe I'll be claiming that prize, thankyouverymuch.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Well, that wasn't exactly what I had in mind.

Happy 4th of July.

Avery spending some time with Mimi; Rob and I spending some time at the lake with friends, family, fun, fireworks, food, and sun on the agenda.  What could go possibly go wrong??

How about a side of STOMACH VIRUS?

I'll spare you the details but it started with me, then Rob a couple hours later, Lynn a couple hours after that.  Mimi was also hit.  Avery, who I suspect as the initial carrier, is suffering from diarrhea and a bad, bad diaper rash.  Luckily she wasn't hit as hard as the rest of us and is in good spirits.

It has not been a pleasant 24+ hours and definitely wasn't the weekend we had in mind.

There was a fly buzzing us while we sat on the floor this evening.  I shoo'd it away and Avery though that was just hilarious and immediately imitated me.  She is already becoming quite the mimic.

Yeah, she has cherry juice all over her face and no pants. I make no apologies.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Chef's Choice

Remember me? The one who complains about the poor food offerings at daycare?  Well, I'm back with another complaint.  The school produces a monthly calendar of what they're serving each day.  This is helpful so on beanie (sp.?) weenie day I know to send something else.  Like spinach balls or a wheat bagel with peanut butter.  Granted, the note that gets sent home usually reads "Avery didn't like her lunch today" or "Avery threw her bagel on the ground" or something like that, but I digress.

The thing that's puzzling me is that on a few days each month the square will read "Chef's Choice."  Really?  Chef's choice, huh?  Is this chef such a diva that he can't decide until that very day what he's serving?  Come on.  I know darn well the only chef back in that kitchen is Chef Boyardee.   Just be honest: "this is the day we'll be serving whatever crap is leftover."  Once I rolled the dice and let her eat the Chef's choice.  I don't remember what it was but rest assured it wasn't grilled salmon with roasted asparagus and wild rice. 

Oh, and Mr. Chef: raviolis doesn't have an apostrophe, mmmkay?  In fact, I'm pretty sure it's just ravioli.

Spaghetti is still a hit.  Ssshhhh, don't tell her it has grated zucchini and squash in it. 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

1 Year Pictures

Here are some more of Avery's 1 year pictures.

Isn't she a little ham?   I was a bit nervous because most often she isn't comfortable around people she doesn't know.  But she literally-not exaggerating-jumped out of my arms into Lauren's arms at the first sight of her so needless to say felt comfortable with her and gave lots of smiles.  It's not easy to find someone that is both affordable and does great work (I can take plenty of mediocre-good pictures myself!).  We're very pleased with the pictures and I'm sure we'll use her again.