Sunday, January 18, 2009

Totally worth it...

What you give up when you have a kid...
  1. modesty
  2. sleep in the middle of the night
  3. sleep in the morning
  4. naps
  5. your back seat
  6. your body!
  7. any hope of ever being on time, again, for anything
  8. your sex life (for a while)
  9. your free time
  10. spontaneity
  11. backpacking 
  12. the ability to be grossed out by bodily fluids
  13. did I mention that you give up your body, and that you have to fight,  FIGHT, to get it back
  14. for us, living in the mecca of outdoor activity
  15. friends
  16. a large portion of your living space
  17. the ability to have conversations about anything other than the kid, without extraordinary effort ("don't talk about the kid, don't talk about the kid, don't talk about the kid!")
  18. the ability to watch a movie uninterrupted
  19. your dog's sanity
  20. money, lots and lots of money
  21. your own sanity
  22. the ability to fit everything you need for a weekend into a small backpack
  23. your boobs
  24. the desire to ever stay up late
  25. selfishness 

A couple of reasons why it is totally worth it...
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The first time her laughter unfurled its wings in the wind, we knew that the world would never be the same.
- Brian Andreas

Monday, January 12, 2009

Quick, grab the camera...

I learned a fundamental principal of parenting from Kim and today I had my first (of many to come) opportunity to use it, see the master at work:http://www.websketchings.com/baby/index.cgi?mode=viewone&blog=1208917399

Today I was playing with Camille and drinking my breakfast smoothie, when the phone rang. I ran to get it leaving Camille sitting on a blanket, playing with her toys. My smoothie was minding it's own business a good four feet away from any possible (or atleast I thought) baby grabs. I guess she can crawl when we are not looking, because I walked back to find a raspberry flavored baby. 



Here is where I left her.....and then I found....




Mmmm....smoothie....



Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Belated Christmas Carol

My husband is super cool, and really good at giving gifts. This year, with the help of an awesome elf in California, he gave me the 12 days of Trader Joes for Christmas. In case you are unfamiliar with Trader Joes it happens to be the most wonderful of wonderful grocery stores of all times. I miss it acutely on a daily basis and long for the day when the company realizes that Texas is a perfect market for truly great, super cheap, wonderful healthy goodness. So, without further adu...ahhem..the twelve days of Trader Joes Christmas in A minor...

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a pound plus of Belgium Chocolate.



On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two bucks of chuck and a pound plus of Belgium  Chocolate.




On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me three flats of naan, two bucks of chuck and a pound plus of Belgium  Chocolate.




On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me four pounds of organic basmati, three flats of naan, two bucks of chuck and a pound plus of Belgium  Chocolate.




On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me five tasty treats, four pounds of organic basmati, three flats of naan, two bucks of chuck and a pound plus of Belgium  Chocolate.




On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me six pounds of soup, five tasty treats, four pounds of organic basmati, three flats of naan, two bucks of chuck and a pound plus of Belgium  Chocolate.




On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me seven bars of chocolate, six pounds of soup, five tasty treats, four pounds of organic basmati, three flats of naan, two bucks of chuck and a pound plus of Belgium  Chocolate.




On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me eight ounces of cookies, seven bars of chocolate, six pounds of soup, five tastyf treats, four pounds of organic basmati, three flats of naan, two bucks of chuck and a pound plus of Belgium  Chocolate.




On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me nine ounces of cheese (which the dogs ate, wrapping paper and all before I could open it, bad dogs) eight ounces of cookies, seven bars of chocolate, six pounds of soup, five tasty treats, four pounds of organic basmati, three flats of naan, two bucks of chuck and a pound plus of Belgium  Chocolate.




On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ten fruity leathers, nine ounces of cheese (which the dogs ate, wrapping paper and all before I could open it, bad dogs) eight ounces of cookies, seven bars of chocolate, six pounds of soup, five tasty treats, four pounds of organic basmati, three flats of naan, two bucks of chuck and a pound plus of Belgium  Chocolate.




On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me eleven awesome spices, ten fruity leathers, nine ounces of cheese (which the dogs ate, wrapping paper and all before I could open it, bad dogs) eight ounces of cookies, seven bars of chocolate, six pounds of soup, five tasty treats, four pounds of organic basmati, three flats of naan, two bucks of chuck and a pound plus of Belgium  Chocolate.




On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me twelve ounces of chips, eleven awesome spices, ten fruity leathers, nine ounces of cheese (which the dogs ate, wrapping paper and all before I could open it, bad dogs), eight ounces of cookies, seven bars of chocolate, six pounds of soup, five tasty treats, four pounds of organic basmati, three flats of naan, two bucks of chuck and a pound plus of Belgium  Chocolate.


::applause::applause::