Friday, June 27, 2008

hello again


So I guess it's been a few weeks since I've felt like adding to the blog. I just haven't had much to report on. All I can say is having a toddler, a baby and a husband is very time consuming. Even pictures have sort of fallen by the way side.

I've also had a strange pain in my side that refers to my shoulder for about a month now that sort of comes and goes. It's been debilitating at times. When I'm not chasing after Jake or doing the baby saunter around the room, I'm curled up on the couch hoping it will go away. The doc thinks it's gallstones. Just the idea that my body can produce shiny little stones baffles me. Ew. I'll hopefully find out more after they do a ct scan if my lousy HMO ever feels like approving it.
Now onto something that my body produced that is actually nice...
Chloe's developing like a champ. She squeals and giggles when I play peak-a-boo with her. She also found her thumb recently. What a talented baby.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

frig'n cool

Things are cooler around here today. The Appliance doctor called yesterday and said they got the refrigerator part. I'm sure it was because of the "two kids" comment. So anyway, as of today we are back in business.

I finally got around to downloading the photos from the last few weeks. here are some.

Grandpa and Grandma pose with the kids.


Chloe got to strike a pose in the family Christening gown once worn by Jonathan's dad. Since Jonathan was two fat to fit in it when he was a baby, Grandma E. brought the gown so we could play dress up with Chloe. We had the perfect doll after all. I just wish we could have actually baptised her in it. Didn't I say she must be what angels look like?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

frazzle dazzle

it's the pits around here. I'm feeling very sorry for myself.

Our fridge decided to stop fridg'n last Tues. so we've been surviving out of two ice chests with a $50 / every 3 days ice habit. We have no food and Jake is surviving on crackers and peanut butter. He's happy at least. There's apparently a back order until July with the part we need to fix it. I've yelled at several people on the phone about this and reminded each one of them that I have 2 kids and this can't happen to someone with 2 kids. Like then they might produce the part a little faster.

Chloe decided to stop sleeping through the night as of Monday. For the last 2 nights she has woken up at 11:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30 etc. etc... She was also colicky all day and I really understand child abuse now. I really do. I never would so please don't call child services on me. I just understand it.

They also both have colds and I feel on the verge of having one myself. This may be the reason for Chloe not sleeping. I feel like thin glass, like I might crack. This reminds me of the early days with Jake when I was so delirious from lack of sleep that I once took a shower in my underpants.
My mom and my aunt also leave today and my mom won't be back until September when she visits for a weekend. We are pretty much orphans here in L.A. so I'm wigging out at the thought of not having an extra pair of arms or eyes to help me out until then. My mom's been staying with us since February so I've gotten quite used to her help. Jonathan's parent's also just left Sunday. I'm about to go into serious grandparent withdrawal. Poor Jake will too I'm afraid. He's been walking on clouds the last few weeks exclaiming," One Grandma, two Grandma, three Grandpa". When my mom's twin, my aunt Joyce arrived last Friday he must have thought my mom multiplied into two. I can't even begin to imagine how much that must have messed with his little head. Nor, can I begin to understand how much this sudden empty house is going to mess with it either. This might be a good time to pick up a drinking habit.
In times like these I always try to remind myself that someone always has it worse. However, they probably have a refrigerator.

Monday, June 9, 2008

He's SO my son



So he's not a fan of preschoolers screaming church hymns at the top of their lungs. I can understand that.

So here's the thing, we had a choice... go to his preschool's church on Sunday to watch him "preform" in what we thought would be a bigger turnout (turns out, we're one of the few suckers who actually showed up) or go to Grandma and Grandpa E's. fancy resort pool for one last day of pretend resort style liv'n. We made the wrong choice. sigh.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

3 Months Old (almost)


She's almost three months old today and I thought I could wait to post this when she's actually 3 months exactly, but I just can't guarantee timely post anymore. So I figured this was good enough.
Anyway, she has been sleeping until 6 am for a good stretch now. She's definitely a keeper. She's so chubby and talented compared to how she used to be. She's even trying really hard to sit up already. She can swat at objects and loves spending time with kitty. She smiles all the time now especially at when she sees me.

We take short naps together in the afternoon. Shorter than I'd like. As she falls asleep I feel like I could die of love as I watch her. I think to myself that she's what angels must look like. But then, just as I'll start to fully doze off, she'll wake up and start making screechy rodent noises and scanning the room wildly. I'll sit up and look blearily back over at her in the bassinet with great hostility and think, oh God, she wakes AGAIN. But then as soon as she sees me she beams, and makes raspberries, and does frantic bicycle kicks like she's doing her baby Jane Fonda workout. Then I feel I can go on.

I'd like her to stay this size forever. As much as I love her big brother, sometimes when I see Jake tearing around I think he's just a loud screamy poopy version of what he once was at her age. Wait no, he was that way then too. Just smaller. Maybe it' a boy thing. Anyway, at 3 months they are definitely a lot more portable. I can take her anywhere. Today, Chloe & I got the car washed and then went purse shopping at Nordstrom Rack while Jake learned stuff at preschool. Unfortunately, we didn't like any of the bags we saw. Even so, we had that kind of bonding time that only a mother and daughter can have.

Monday, June 2, 2008

a convert


Jake didn't really have any interest in talking mice... Buzz Lightyear, yes, but mice no.

That is, until last Wednesday.

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While Grandma and Grandpa E. were in town, we made the perquisite trip to the house of mouse and stayed the night in order to have two days of mouserific good times. And were they? Actually yes. He waited in line for the rides reasonably well to our surprise. He road several rides and screamed, "ALL DONE, ALL DONE" and "MORE, MOOOOOORE, AGAIN, AGAIN!" all in the same breath and fell in love with every college student / wannabe actor that pranced around in fur, polka dots & large white gloves. He's even a convert regardless of what a fiasco meeting his lordship mouse ended up being. It was almost like meeting the Queen or something. I said almost. Somehow we got suckered into buying season passes. Either we're gluttons for punishment or maybe we were enchanted to do so by this guys voice on the next video. Oh the magic!


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