Friday Poll 6_30_06 Awesomely Bad
The other night we had left the TV on while I worked and neither of us were paying much attention to what was on. It was some show called "Master of Champions." The first "contestants" were 2 drift car drivers. Now, I don't really know what drift car driving is, but I thought, "oh, okay, so they're going to race." It showed their profiles, how they got into drift car driving etc. and then it was time for the contest. But rather than just being a normal race the announcers said, "and now we will turn these regular drift cars into cheese graters and the drivers will have to grate as much cheese as they can by driving around with these cheese graters attached to their cars..." What??!! Yeah, I saw it and I still don't get it. Anyway, there were some other ridiculous things on the show, including unicyclists and some other crap. But, I couldn't stop watching it.
We also watched a movie on the Sci-Fi Network in Savannah called "Leeches!" It was equally awful, but in a whole different way. Anyway, what is something that you watched that is completely awful, but so fascinatingly bad you couldn't take your eyes off of it?
Congratulations Amanda and Stephen!
They are engaged! I realize that this is old news to most of you, but I wanted to give my public congratulations. Here is a photo I took for their announcement in the paper.
Sorry about the hiatus. This has been a crazy couple of weeks! I have lots of pictures to post including father's day/Owen's Christening, our trip to Savannah and some misc photos. So bear with me while I catch up. And sorry about the Friday poll last week. I had a good question in mind but my computer was all packed up and I didn't get around to doing it. But, it will return this Friday.
The Rock Star
I have about a million pictures to post, but here is one to look at for now.
Friday Poll 6_16_06 Tearjerkers
Have you ever cried at a movie? God knows I have. There are a few that have just made my heart break. I think that "Life Is Beautiful" was just about the saddest one I've ever seen. In volume, I'm sure I cried more tears at that movie than any other. In fact, I'm tearing up just thinking about that dang movie! So, what movie made you pull out the tissues?
Little baby, big baby
Corinne and I went to see Cindy's baby, Caleb. He is so tiny. I know he is much younger, but Owen just looks like a giant in this photo.
If you graduated from Shiloh High School in 1996,
be sure to click here for information about our 10 year reunion
What's on TV?
Keeping in mind that all of the good shows we usually watch are off for the summer, I thought I'd list what we have recorded on our DVR's right now. Here's what's on the HD Recorder:
Brotherhood of Terror
The Revolution - "Rebellion to Revolution"
Washington the Warrior
The Unexplained - "666: The Sign of Evil"
Decoding the Past - "Apocalypse"
Hell: The Devil's Domain
The Revolution - "Boston, Bloody Boston"
Digging for the Truth - "The Da Vinci Code: Bloodlines"
Now, this is what we have on Tivo:
America's Funniest Home Videos
Days of Our Lives (3)
Deadliest Catch (2)
Evening News With Brenda Wood
Late Night With Conan O'Brien (5)
Magic Moments: The Best of 50's Pop
My Name is Earl
Saturday Night Live (2)
Tonight Show With Jay Leno (2)
VH1 Rock Honors
I think the birds that live in our yard are on crack!
Birds aren't supposed to chirp all the time, are they? They were going crazy all night long. I was tossing and turning at 1:00 in the morning because of them. It is a pleasant noise to wake up to IN THE MORNING, but at night they just need to give it a rest!
Friday Poll 6_9_06 Places
I would like to be eating oysters at a really nice seafood restaurant watching the waves come in at the beach. If you could be some place other than where you are, where would you go right now?
To Owen... (3 months old)
You are getting so big!!! I can't believe how much you've grown. You are already in a 12 month size and some of those outfits are getting snug on you. You'll be in 18 month clothes before we know it! I see other babies that look your size and most of them are 6-8 months old. But I'm glad you're so big and healthy. I weighed you yesterday and you are up to 18.2 pounds! And from the way you were nursing yesterday, it looks like you might be in the middle of a growth spurt.
You love your swing! You have always sort of liked it, but in the last month, you have gotten to where you HAVE to swing - and you will swing for HOURS! I now know that when you are getting really tired and fussy at night and don't want to nurse any more I can put you in your swing to go to sleep. This brings up the question, "what am I going to do with you when you outgrow your swing????!!!!" Maybe you can grow the next 6 pounds or so really slowly. (Please, for Mama!)
You are becoming much more alert and awake nowadays. You sat in my lap for about twenty minutes yesterday staring intently at the ceiling fan in the kitchen. This was while I was trying to keep Holly from sitting with her butt touching your head. Also, I started you in Gymboree classes. You slept through the first class, but you were awake during the one this week. I think you liked it until you started getting tired out. Then you got a little upset. But I think you really liked the singing and tummy time on the mirror on the floor and the bubbles.
You are turning into a real flirt. We went to an event on Saturday and you smiled and laughed at everyone who paid you attention. They all thought you were adorable.
Occasionally, you will have a little bit of fussy time, but your Daddy and I can usually calm you down pretty well. The other day I was nursing you and you were almost asleep. All of a sudden, I had to sneeze and I could do nothing to make it a quiet sneeze. It freaked you out so much! You startled and then just started screaming this tiny little high-pitched scream that made it sound like your world was ending. I had to pick you up and hug you and bounce you until you calmed down. Finally, when you started getting quiet your little eyes looked puffy and red and your pouty little lip was sticking out as you gasped and the cries subsided. I felt so guilty!
And you are getting so vocal. I love the cute little noises you make. It really sounds like you're trying to talk (that's why I keep saying "Mama" over and over again). The one noise that you keep making a lot sounds kind of like "ggguuu." You say that over and over with a big smile on your face.
You have slept for 8 hours straight twice now. Most of the time it is closer to 5 in a row at night, but either way I think that's pretty darn good for a breastfed baby. You really like to sleep a lot, so I am very glad about that.
We have been going on lots of big adventures lately. We have been going to restaurants and malls and shops and outside a lot. And you have been to Athens twice now. I am looking forward to all of the fun places I will take you when you get older.
And oh, I love you. I love you so much. I loved you when you were first born, but ever since that day, every morning when I wake up and see your smiling little face I love you ten times more than I did the day before. You are amazing and beautiful and you make life so much better than I ever imagined it could be.
The other day you were looking up at me while you nursed and you just kept smiling. Then your Daddy came over and started talking to you and you started smiling even more. The more you would smile, the more we would smile and at that moment in time, life was perfect.
I hate junk email and I get like 50 of them a day. But, the subject on one I just got made me laugh out loud - "wut up low rates." Now the last few I've gotten on the subject had the word "refinance" spelled wrong, but I really wouldn't give my credit information to a random email that says "wut up low rates." Seriously, wut up junk email?
One thing I didn't count on when I became a parent
is how deeply I love my son. I knew I'd love him, but I didn't know it would be a love so strong and so whole that it makes my heart feel like it is about to burst at any second. With that love comes a new sensitivity that is a little bit hard to control (like I wasn't sensitive enough before!). I hear a news story about something happening to a baby or child and it doesn't just make me sad, it makes my heart break into a thousand little pieces.
Without going into any detail, I heard one of these stories yesterday. It is just so horrible for me to think about anyone hurting a baby. They are just so sweet and so innocent and so dependent on people. There isn't much a baby can do to defend his or herself, so he or she must rely on protectors. Every baby should have someone to protect him or her at every moment. I guess that's why this particular story is so disgusting to me. This baby was hurt by an "adult" and the mother LET IT HAPPEN! From what I know, it sounds like she was a willing participant. I sobbed when I heard about it. And I keep thinking about that poor baby and what was going through her head. If anyone were to try to lay a hand on my son, I would defend him with my life rather than let anything happen to him. Mother's who wouldn't, shouldn't be mothers.
I think about these horrible stories and it hurts me so much. I wish I could do something to protect little babies against these monsters that are out there. But, I know I can't. All I can do is squeeze my own baby a little bit tighter, kiss him on his big soft cheeks and pray that nothing bad ever happens to him.
I'm so happy.
We had a great day today and we topped it off with coffee from Jittery Joe's. Yep, there is now a Jittery Joe's in Loganville! With a drive-thru! How awesome is that? Now we just need "the Grit" or "East-West Bistro" in Loganville; then I wouldn't miss Athens quite so much.
Friday Poll 1_2_06 Foods
If you could eat any food right now regardless of calories or price, what would you eat?
Okay, we might still be a little bit bratty.
Last night Owen and I had dinner with my mom and dad and Becca and her boys (us girls are getting so outnumbered by the men in the family!). Anyway, my mom starting cutting the bread to share and asked the question, "who wants the end piece?" The silence was deafening. Finally as she started to ask, "who wants an inside piece?" to a resounding, "I do" from both me and Becca, my dad said, "I'll take the end piece." Some things never change.