Monday, July 24, 2006


I don't like the heat. Nolan doesn't like the heat. The skin across my stomach hurts.

that is all.

here are some old pics.

standing by myself is fun!

dangling the idea that I might walk sometime soon is even funner!


such a daddy's boy

Love that smile

Friday, July 21, 2006

Videos because it's hot and my back hurts

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giving his brother loves

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Lots to say!

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shaking your head is FUN!

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I love how shaking his head is a whole body maneuver.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


How long do cats live? Yesterday I (STUPIDLY) bought the arm & hammer litter box deodorizer powder... I had used it years ago, and thought "well gee, this can't hurt". So when we got home I sprinkled some in the litterbox and around it. Fast forward to this afternoon when Aaron gets home and we see that Asa has SHIT ON OUR BED. Yes, that's right. On my beautiful handmade quilt that my aunt gave us for our wedding... SHIT ON IT.

I don't know if Irate is the right word to describe my feelings then... It's rare that I want to actually choke the living daylights out of the cats, but that was one of those moments. Aaron and I cleaned it up as best we could and shoved the damn thing into a sack, and I will call around to dry cleaners today. *sigh*

the deodorizer WAS a bit obnoxious... I had fans going and windows open yesterday because I could taste the shit. but still... The cats are now banned from the bedroom, and from nolan's room (it's so fun to keep the doors closed all day long), and at night we cover the couch anyway, but I have taken to piling nolan's toys on it so the stupid fucker can't even get up there. I don't want to get rid of him, I've had him since he was a teeny tiny 6 week old kitty... but I'm not going to deal with this baloney either. If he ruined that quilt... I just don't know what I'm going to do.

In other news the stupid fuckers who are painting our condos were pressure washing yesterday. do you think they put out a written notice saying that they would be doing so and it might be wise to keep your windows shut? No, of course not. I was sitting in the living room w/ nolan yesterday when water started coming through the screen door of the slider, and the fan that was sitting in front of it began spraying it all around. NIIIIIICE. I sent a note to our property manager, because I'm sorry, but that's UNACCEPTABLE.

What also is unacceptable is the fact that a few minutes later, I am sitting there and this guy appears at my sliding glass door... we are on the second floor. He knocks on it and I open it (I had shut it after the water came spraying through) and he says "I'm going to be pressure washing your deck now." I say "yeah, I kind of figured that, when you were spraying the outside of it a few minutes ago you soaked my carpet and the fan blew water everywhere." he sort of chuckles and shuts the door.

What I have a bigger problem with is hello!? I am 7.5 mos pregnant... hardly anything fits, and I traipse around here in a tanktop and underwear most days. The less binding clothes the better... how about a little fucking notice that strange men may appear on my deck out of nowhere?!

fuck a duck that pisses me off.

Lastly, Nolan is doing good... he's dangling the whole walking thing in front of us right now... taking 1-2 steps pretty regularly, and then belly flopping onto the floor. My mom and aaron think it'll happen soon... I think the child likes to hear me grunt and groan, so it'll be a while. :) I did a stupid thing yesterday and carried him in his stroller up the stairs and have had some awesome crotch pain since doing so. Baby is still very active, so I'm not worried, just sore. I think we may decide today is pajama day and do NOTHING. Although I did have a thank you card printed up at costco (I only printed one to see if they cropped it too much), so we may go pick that up as an excuse to get one of their chocolate covered ice cream bars. omg those are divine.

How about some pictures?

In the backseat of Auntie Heather's van w/ julia just hangin out

He looks good in orange, no?

What a big boy!

the cake I made from SCRATCH that we took over to my mom's and surprised them with on their anniversary (which is also nolan's birthday)

someone was TIRED.

Miss Julia looking adorable as usual. check out those pigtails!

sometimes I get the feeling he doesn't enjoy the camera so much.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

video wednesday

I could write a long post about how I cried today because I'm tired of the MOTHERFUCKING CLUTTER... and because I can smell that motherfucking catbox in every FUCKING ROOM in this place... aaron cleans the fucker EVERY DAY. He adds baking soda to the litter, and we have an open container of baking soda in there. and I still smell it.

that cat box is going to be the death of me. I seriously am having fits over it. I'm sure I'll write more about this too, but it doesn't help that I'm having a TON of anxiety about the upcoming new arrival. Not so much about the baby or the c-section... which I am having anxiety about, but it's not too bad. I am more worried... or rather, freaked out about Nolan being away from me for 3 days. I know he will be in the hands of people I completely trust, and I know that he will ultimately be ok... but I am still freaking out. More really about him not knowing what the heck is going on for three days... his schedule will be totally different... and I won't be there, and blah blah blah. I still have 2.5 months to obsess so I'll leave it at that for now.

anyhoo, how about some videos?

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

a ME post...

so, I noticed today that my belly button has popped out. SO.WEIRD. It never happened w/ nolan, I hope to GOD this doesn't mean I'm going to be even bigger than w/ him, because truth be told I feel gigundo now and I still have 10.5 weeks!

and here I am at 28w4d

Also, in April I discovered that I had new growth of hair, just in front of my regular hairline... starting near my temple and ears and going all the way down to the nape of my neck.

I hate hair on my neck, and this shit is taking forever to grow... DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!

ok, and a few pics of the boy, because I know that's why you come here ;)

He's training for the 12 month old heat in the obstacle course...

Monday, July 10, 2006


*yawn* I don't know why I haven't updated... LAZY I guess!

so here are a few pics...

He loves his new couch!

having fun in his floaty

the best thing about two boys so close in age? matching outfits!

funny look on his face, but I LOVE the outfit, he's such a little kid!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Bored and Busy

ugh. no pictures, I haven't downloaded any in a while... no excuse other than I'm tired. soooooo tired. I finally got a good night's sleep last night and am not very caught up so as of 7:49 pm (right now) I am off to bed in a few short minutes. We visited family on the fourth, it was a really nice day and nolan was good until we got to my sister's house in the evening... he was just done. DONE. so we left early and put him to bed. Luckily, none of the people setting off fireworks woke him up... Hell, even I woke up a few times but he never did. (Bowing down to the sleep Gods).

Anyhoo, he had his 12 month appt... 24 lbs and 1/2 oz. (90th %) and 30" long (75th %) he humored me by eating lima beans today (yay!) and has been giving mama lots of loves lately.

oh, and he took 3 steps several times yesterday! once at home in the a.m. totally by himself, he did it a few more times at my sister's house last night being prompted w/ cell phones. I don't think he'll be walking next week or anything, but I am holding out hope by the end of the month!

now for a meme...

1.How old do you wish you were? I'm ok w/ my age right now... it would be nice though to be 25 w/ a child and one on the way... buy ourselves a few years anyway.
2. Where were you when 9/11 happened?At home, saw a blip about a plane in the wtc, turned on my workout tape and then when I turned it off 45 mins later they were confirming it was terrorist activity.

3. What do you do when vending machines steal your money? nothing

4. Do you consider yourself kind? yeah... if you don't piss me off.

5. If you HAD to get a tattoo, where would it be? If I were to get another one, it would probably be somewhere on my back.

6. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be? french

7. Do you know your neighbors? A little... I don't like to get too friendly, then they start borrowing shit and not returning it.

8. What do you consider a vacation/Holiday? a trip or time off longer than 4 days.

9. Do you follow your horoscope? nah

10. Would you move for the person you loved? sure... but not to some strange place or to a third world country. A different state? yes. Canada? yes. Nambibia? (yes I know I misspelt it, I just love how David Spade calls it that) no.

11. Are you touchy feely? no, but I am trying to make sure I give lots of hugs and stuff to Nolan. I don't want to not be touchy feely w/ my kids.

12. Do you believe that opposites attract? sure

13. Dream job? Stay at home mom that gets paid hourly... w/ a nanny.

14. Favorite channel(s)? Mtv, the food network, vh1

15. Favorite place to go on weekends? I just like to get out of the house, so I'm not picky.

16. Showers or Baths? showers, though I have been known to enjoy a bath or two.

17. Do you paint your nails? When I'm feeling optimistic.

18. Do you trust people easily? depends on the situation. Trust that they are decent, yes. Trust someone (even w/ credentials) w/ my child? um. no.

19. What are your phobias? bugs... spiders, death, etc.

20. Do you want kids? yes... I have 1 and a half but would like 3.

21. Do you keep a handwritten journal? yeah, but it's not very up to date.

22. Where would you rather be right now? In NYC.

23. Heavy or light sleeper? depends on how tired I am... I am a much lighter sleeper now that I am a mom though.

24. Are you paranoid? sometimes.

25. Are you impatient? Incredibly.

26. Who can you relate to? lots of people.

27. How do you feel about interracial couples? that's a wierd qustion.... Love is blind.

28. Have you been burned by love? Luckily, nope.

29. What's your favourite pick up line? I don't have one

30. What's your main ringtone on your cell? Let's get down to bizness by Eminem

31. What were you doing at midnight last night? sleeping

32. What did the last text on your mobile phone say? it was a welcome mssg from t-mobile

33. Whose bed did you sleep in last night? mine

34. What color shirt are you wearing?

35. Most recent movie you watched? Can't remember

36. Name three things you have on you at all times? Cell phone. wallet, nolan.

37. What colour are your bed sheets? maroon

38. How much cash do you have on you right now? none, in my jammies.

39. What is your favourite part of the chicken? breast

40. What's your favourite town/city? NYC

41. I can't wait till: I have this kid and can stop being so freaking exhausted and my back pain will stop.

42. Who got you to join myspace? My sissy

43. What did you have for dinner last night? bbq chicken and a bunch of crackers w/ artichoke dip

44. How tall are you barefoot? 5'4"

45. Have you ever smoked heroin? um, no.

46. Do you own a gun? again, um, no.

47. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? double tall iced nonfat mocha w/ whip. but usually just water.

48. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex? I'm a nag.

49. Do you have A.D.D.? no

50. What time did you wake up today? 7am

51. Current worry? money. as usual.

52. Current hate? that ice cream makes you fat.

53. Favorite place to be? anywhere I can lay down.

54. Where would you like to travel?Europe

55. Where do you think you'll be in 10 yrs? mom of 3, working, hopefully living in our dream house.

56. Last thing you ate? turkey and cheese croissant.

57. What songs do you sing in the shower? whatever is playing on my ipod speakers.

58. Last thing that made you laugh? Nolan

59. Worst injury you've ever had? nail through the foot probably or dog bite on my face.

60. Does someone have a crush on you? Just aaron :)

61. What's your favorite candy? kitkats

62. What song is stuck in your head? hmmm. not sure.