Thursday, January 31, 2008

Throwback Thursday

I got this as an email - it's HILARIOUS!

Talk about a third wheel...

Olan Mills Backdrop #11: The Library, one of their most popular themes, as seen in this photo of the young Unabomber and his wife.

The Library might be more believable if the shelves weren't sloping downhill

Patrick broke ranks and chose drag over the bow tie

You'd think Pearle Vision would throw in another two pairs for free.

Oh, this is super. What better way to capture the charm and innocence of a child than to plunk him down amid the coarse trappings of a life lived in pursuit of wealth -- oversized bills, an adding machine and the Wall Street Journal -- and make him sit inside a briefcase? (They probably just fold up the little demon right in there to carry him home.) The finishing touch is the globe, which completes the portrait of the young Antichrist in Chess King vest and Red Goose loafers, plotting his takeover of the world (insert maniacal laugh). That is, as soon as someone changes his poopy diaper.

Bobbi isn't the first waitress to fall for her manager, but she and Dale both got fired from Shoney's.

Dawn and her recently exhumed sister, Gorgotha, pose with Scraps.

This photo isn't discolored. The 70s really were that Orange .

Wanted a shot like this for my wedding. The Mrs. said no.

It's called a leisure suit, ladies and germs, and if you didn't have one in the early 70s, you were a big fat loser. Mine was teal. I wore it with a silk floral shirt and a long necklace with a football player pendant that we all got at that year's team banquet. I was THE MAN.

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Olan Mills backdrop #4: Bucolic Meadow with Split Rail Fence. Is that an animal carcass behind her?

A pose like this will get you kicked right out of the Convention.

Those glasses came free with a purchase of Brut cologne.

Thoughtful Lance. Mirthful Lance. Two sides of a delightful coin.

Drake won Bitchin'est Senior Mullet by a landslide.

That dude wore a tie for nothing.

The Purvis family made several stops along the Oregon Trail to document their six-month journey. This photo was taken just two weeks before the dysentery took Momma to Jesus.

At the Southern Baptist Convention?

Kenneth and his prom date

I got 20 that says he drives a Camero

Hiroshima , 1945. The last known photo of Kelli and Senor Loco.

Someone spent money on this.

WTF? B-52's, the early years ?

She's looking for the speaker that's piping in "Muskrat Love" so she can blast it with her laser eyes.

Nothing says 1973 quite like denim and helmet hair

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The real thing

Okay, I got my hands on the exact study that I was venting about the other day, instead of the media regurgitating.
This is the part I found most amusing - it goes back to my first post about this - and how accurate the reporting was.
"Information on exposure to caffeine
consumption during pregnancy was obtained
during an in-person interview
conducted soon after a woman’s pregnancy
was confirmed (the median gestational
age at interview was 71 days).
Women were asked to report their intake
of beverage including caffeine-containing
beverages since their last menstrual
period (LMP). They were asked about
the types of their drinks; timing of initial
drink; the frequency and amount of the
intake; whether they changed consumption
patterns since becoming pregnant;
and, if so, the time, the frequency, and
the amount of consumption after the
change. Women might report their caffeine
intake on either a daily or weekly
basis and then average daily intake was
Okay, so the moms were interviewed on or about the 71st day of their pregnancy - that's 10 weeks and one day - coincidentally, that is exactly where I am right now! These women were asked to report their intake of caffeine since the first day of their last period. WTF - I can't even remember what I drank yesterday - and they think that this study is accurate - one word, BOLOGNA!
In addition, I found this amusing,
"Because we recruited
women at an early gestational age, a total
of 102 subjects (59%) had already had a
miscarriage at the time of initial contact
for their participation. These subjects
were interviewed soon after their miscarriage
(median delay 19 days), and information
on caffeine intake was ascertained
only up to the end of pregnancy."
Oh, I bet that was accurate - you asked a woman to tell you what she drank for the last 71 days after miscarrying 19 days earlier - was she even thinking clearly? I know I wasn't after losing any of my babies.
If you are interested, check out the entire study by clicking here.
Thanks for letting me vent...AGAIN! AND, keep in mind that I am no professional, you should follow your doctors recommendation and take everything I say as BS - what do I know? I can't even remember what I drank today.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Just let me vent over my venti coffee

Warning: I get a little long winded here!

Is your daily cup of Joe increasing your chances of miscarriage? That's what a study, published last week in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggests. According to the New York Times, the study -- which was based on 1,063 pregnant women in California -- suggests that pregnant women who consume more than 200 milligrams of caffeine a day may be doubling their risk of miscarriage.

I'm no professional, researcher or doctor, nor do I claim to know it all about pregnancy and miscarriage, but I'm just sick of all the reports and research that is always coming out about what to do and what not to do when you are pregnant. Don't we have enough to worry about? Aren't we stressed enough? Don't mothers of miscarried children have enough to consume them then to think that that extra cup of Joe they had on day 67 of their pregnancy might have caused their latest conceived child to die?

The study says there is 200 mg in about 10 ounces of coffee or 25 ounces of tea. A trip to Starbucks for a tall (10 ounces) coffee is going to have you consuming 260 mg of caffeine. If Dunkin' Donuts is your choice you can order up a 16 ounce cup of joe for 206 mg of caffeine. What if Diet Coke is your choice for caffeine? Well, you're looking at 45.6 mg of caffeine per 12 ounce can - go ahead and have 4 a day!

So, my question is this - how accurate were these women in reporting the amount of caffeine intake during their pregnancy? I can't even accurately calculate the calories in the bowl of cereal I had yesterday - was it 3/4 cup like the serving size is or was it more like 1 cup, maybe even 1 1/2 cups - did I measure it - no, so I don't know exactly how much I ate, right? Nutritionist have long observed that people underestimate how many calories they eat in a day. Have you ever measured out the exact serving size of something you eat? If you have then you were probably shocked to see that it was much less than you had been consuming in the past. So if we have been so wrong on our calorie consumption - is it possible that the same holds true for our caffeine consumption? Maybe the moms in the study forgot about the refill of coffee they had or the bar of chocolate they ate as a snack. Maybe one cafe's small is another's medium. And maybe it has nothing to do with reporting at all and everything to do with the way that it was prepared -- how strong, how long it took to brew, was it made through a coffee press or was it brewed, how hot was the water? Some things have a definite amount of caffeine - you can look at the side of a coke can and know exactly how much caffeine you would consume if you drank the whole can. But if I were to tell you that I had 1/2 cup of coffee this morning at home, then went to Dunkin' Donuts and had a medium 1/2 decaf 1/2 regular with milk and then ate a piece of dark chocolate, how the hell would you calculate that? (Keep in mind, I like a lot of milk in my coffee) Seems to me like there is a lot of room for error!

In addition, Dr. Li, one of the researchers for this study, answered a question that had been unresolved in previous studies. "Women who have morning sickness are less likely to miscarry than those who do not, possible because the same hormonal changes that cause nausea and vomiting contribute to a healthy pregnancy." As the Times reports, there might be some confusion in the cause and effect going on. "some researchers said morning sickness could lead to misleading results in caffeine studies. These researchers argued that because they feel ill, some women may consume less caffeine. That tendency may make it appear that they are less likely to miscarry because they avoid caffeine, when the real reason is actually that they started out with healthier pregnancies." If you're feeling nauseous, you might not crave your usual triple latte -- which would lower your reported caffeine intake, and which might mean that you mistakenly associate your healthy pregnancy with your lowered caffeine consumption rather than with hormonal shifts that made you crave less caffeine to begin with.

Let's put caffeine aside for just a minute. What about the increased risk of miscarriage for moms who have had a c-section, abortion or D&C in the past? All of these procedures can cause scar tissue to form in the uterus which CAN cause an increase risk of miscarriage. If a fertilized egg tries to implant in the uterus where this scar tissue has formed there may be a decrease of blood flow or the possibility that the egg just doesn't implant like it should to sustain a healthy pregnancy. Why aren't there more reports on this? Why aren't there warnings for c-section patients that if this procedure is performed then there is a chance there could be problems later with carrying a child? I know I wasn't told any of this information. I was told that I could labor all night and still end up with a c-section or just go ahead and consent to one now and I would be holding my baby in 30 minutes. I only find out after the fact that that tiny incision that was not medically necessary might cause me to have infertility problems later.

What about chromosomal abnormalities? This is the reason for more than 50% of all miscarriages. It's what caused my 1st miscarriage - called a blighted ovum. Could I have prevented this if I would have given up my coffee? Hardly!

And then, there's hormonal imbalances - another reason listed for miscarriages. This is probably what caused by second miscarriage. I had low progesterone levels - could this have been prevented if I had stopped drinking my diet coke? Nope!

So for anyone who missed the piece in the Times, here's the most important excerpt:
"Dr. Carolyn Westhoff, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and epidemiology, at Columbia University Medical Center, had reservations about the study, noting that miscarriage is difficult to study or explain. Dr. Westhoff said most miscarriages resulted from chromosomal abnormalities, and there was no evidence that caffeine could cause those problems.
"'Just interviewing women, over half of whom had already had their miscarriage, does not strike me as the best way to get at the real scientific question here,' she said. 'But it is an excellent way to scare women.'
"She said that smoking, chlamidial infections and increasing maternal age were stronger risk factors for miscarriage, and ones that women could do something about. 'Moderation in all things is still an excellent rule,' Dr. Westhoff said. 'I think we tend to go overboard on saying expose your body to zero anything when pregnant. The human race wouldn't have succeeded if the early pregnancy was so vulnerable to a little bit of anything. We're more robust than that.'"

This is my midwife's take too - everything in moderation.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Terrible Threes

Whoever came up with "terrible twos" obviously never had a child who made it to the threes! I need some serious help here - I'm losing it and I'm losing it FAST!!!

As many of you know, Olivia gave Santa her nunu (pacifier) this year. It went very smoothly and she hasn't mentioned it at all since giving it away. But here we are weeks later and I'm wondering if we're starting to deal with the effects of no nunu. Was it an anchor that kept her in bed since that was the only place she could have it? Is that what made her go to bed so easily for naps and bedtime? She never put up a fight! She loves her sleep. She knows when she's tired and she's not afraid to ask for nigh-night time...until recently!

It all started January 1st - what a way to start off the new year, right? We went to some friends house for New Years Eve and we stayed there until 12:15 AM. Olivia made it - actually in much better shape than I did! She fell asleep in the truck on the way home and she slept until almost 9 the next morning. She definitely shouldn't have skipped her nap that day, but we had lots of snow and friends getting together with 4-wheelers and sleds and Brian was really excited about taking her. I stayed home and took a nap though! Olivia ended up getting snow on her and threw a fit so she stayed in the house and played the rest of the time. That night she was so out-of-her-mind tired that she really didn't know what to do with herself. She cried and cried and cried some more - so much that she threw up in her bed and we had to get her out and give her a shower. After the shower she was calmed and she went to sleep just fine. Since then there have been little battles here and there - getting up to go to the potty 15 minutes after bedtime when she already went, getting up for a drink when we gave her one before bed, crying because she doesn't want to go to bed...nothing extreme though and nothing that wasn't resolved with a little talking to. Until Friday 1/11 - it was another bad afternoon at naptime. She cried and screamed. I was exhausted and did not have the patience to deal with her. I called Brian and had him talk to her, I talked to her, I read her a book, I talked to her some more, I let her cry thinking she would cry it out and give up and I was so pissed off and upset that I couldn't do anything else but give into her - if I didn't give into her I don't know what was going to happen - I was at the end of string with her. I told her she could get out of bed but that she had to be quiet because I had to take a nap because I was exhausted. I could have lay in my bed and cried my eyes out, but I was too tired. Instead, I locked my bedroom door and lied down. It was quiet for about 5 minutes until she realized that I really was in bed and she couldn't get to me. She cried at the door, hitting and kicking the door for 10 minutes until it was time to get up because we had somewhere to be - one point Olivia, zero points mommy - she definitely won that Battle. I let her cry for over an hour and a half total, but I still lost!

It's been a little better, but there have still been little things here and there, but nothing extreme...until this afternoon! We had an evening planned where we were going to take Olivia to see the new Veggie Tales movie after dinner so I explained to her how important it was to take a good nap. Then I made a little chart on the computer that contains squares. There are 10 squares across and several going down. We got some girly-girl stickers at Target today and I explained to Olivia that every time she goes to bed without a fight when mommy and daddy tell her to, if she stays in bed and if she sleeps good then she gets to put a sticker on the chart. When she gets 10 stickers (that's only 5 days) she gets to go to the store and get a toy! What an incentive!! I was exhausted so I was excited that I had my new chart AND the movie tonight to encourage her to take a nap...I lost - 2 points Olivia, 0 points mommy - well maybe not exactly!

She did stay in her bed for 1 hour and 40 minutes until naptime was over at 4 PM - she cried, screamed, kicked, hit - threw a fit like none other - but I didn't let her get up this time. I even called Brian and had him talk to her and that didn't help. She was reminded of the movie and yet she continued to throw a fit. After naptime was over she had to sit in time out on the stairs and watch me as I took EVERY SINGLE TOY out of her room - there's nothing in there except a bed with a pillow and blanket, night stand with a lamp, book shelf with books, dresser with clothes and a closet of clothes - nothing at all to play with. I put all her stuff in the nursery and told her that each time she slept like a good girl she could take one thing back into her room. She told me that it was okay because she could still play with it in the nursery. I told her that I was going to lock the door so she couldn't. She had a little quiver in her voice when she said, "well I won't have anything to play with." After I was all finished I let her get out of time out and look at her room - I'm thinking that the sight of no baby cradle, no baby bed, no stuffed animals filling the closet floor, no bity baby pram, no dolls, no nothing that she would be a bit emotional. She says, "well I'm still happy mommy." You could have knocked me over with a feather!

I go downstairs and get something to drink - wishing I had some rum to put with it - and she comes down the stairs and says, "Hey mom, you forgot to lock the nursery door."
What can I do? She doesn't care! She doesn't care that I let her cry through her whole nap time. She doesn't care that she sat in time out for 10 minutes watching me clean out her room. She doesn't care that she doesn't get to play with any of her toys from her room. She doesn't care that the door is getting locked to her toys. She doesn't care that she didn't get a sticker and she doesn't care that she doesn't get to go to the movies.
What's going on? Where's my little girl? My sweet Innocent little girl who has always been so good. What have I done wrong? I seriously need some help - I don't know how much more of this I can take. I'm exhausted every day and don't have the energy to deal with this - I'm losing it!
2 points Olivia
0 points mommy
What can I do to tie the ballgame or get ahead?

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Questionnaire

This was in my cookie magazine this month and I just HAD to share!

It was easy to find friends in my early 20's: Are you good for a laugh over margaritas after work? If my boyfriend dumps me will you stop by with a copy of Working Girl? You like Tribe called Quest? I like Tribe Called Quest! Then kids came along, and now there's no time to get to know someone, except at drop-off. It got me thinking: Wouldn't it e great (and efficient) if soul-mate material could be detected with eight simple questions? Then I'd know right away whether to take it to the next level with another mom or to just continue casually play dating.

First Name __________________
Last Name__________________
Birth date___________________
Number of Children___________
From 9 to 5, you're ___Home ___Working

The Questions
1. You're at my house for a morning play date, and I bring out lunch. You:
a. are psyched that you don't have to deal with getting lunch for your kid
b. Remind me that your child doesn't like fruits or vegetables, secretly thinking you'll get a Happy Meal later.
c. Throw a body block between your kid and the potentially non organic, trans fat-filled plate I've dished up, then lecture me about the plastic flatware.

2. Your shorthand for your son's and daughter's private parts is:
a. Long John and Font Bum
b. Testicles and Vulva
c. The dirty places

3. In a dark moment, you Googled:
a. Your eighth-grade boyfriend who dumped you for that whore at the Seventh-grade Gym-Jam
b. Anthony from the Wiggles, to see if he's married.
c. The Yale University admissions policy, so you could start working on your 10-month-old daughter's application

4. Our kids are at your house, and my kid, on the cusp of being potty-trained, poops his pants. You:
a. laugh and offer me a clean pair of underwear.
b. laugh and don't offer me a clean pair of underwear.
c. quickly don a pair of rubber gloves, grab a can of Lysol, and throw his soiled undies in a triple-strength Hefty bag.

5. You and your daughter are getting ready for another kid's birthday party. She wants to wear a too-small, stained polyester SpongeBob pajama top. You:
a. Let her. Who cares? It's not exactly an issue of health or safety.
b. Force her out of it and into a ink lace dress with rosebud appliques and patent-leather mary janes.
c. Force her out of it and into a black CBGB T-shirt and Diesel jeans.

6. I'm thinking about signing my kid up for swimming lessons this summer. You're:
a. thinking about it too, but you also might blow it off for another year.
b. Opposed to making kids swim before they're ready.
c. Considering Web-design lessons. After all, she learned to swim at 9 months, and she took Spanish last year.

7. We're pushing our kids on the swings, and another mother mentions that she watched Spinal Tap last night. You say:
a. God, that takes me right back to being stoned junior year.
b. You know, I didn't think that was very funny.
c. Is that the new medical reality show on TLC?

8. We're complaining to each other about our kids. You say that:
a. Sometimes you're not even sure you like yours.
b. Your kid used to be a problem, but you stuck him in his room for five days without food and water, and he's been great ever since.
c. You can't really complain - your kid is just a delight. Oh, and he never watches TV, doesn't like sugar, and tells you he loves you every night before bed.

Deal Breaker #1
Stance on cupcakes in school ___for ___against

Deal Breaker #2
Stance on spanking ___never ___crucial

Answer Key
Mostly As: You seem relaxed, down-to-earth, and willing to be fallible about motherhood. I see us camping together as families and attending our kids' piano recitals, high school football games, maybe mutual weddings. In fact, I'm so desperate for friends, I may start stalking you.

Mostly Bs: We could hang out, but the relationship won't progress beyond play dates and carpooling. You seem uptight about all the wrong things. One of us might get bold one day and suggest we get the husbands together for dinner, but it won't be fun, just awkward.

Mostly Cs: You're not a bad person, and I have no doubt you'll find someone else who also thinks parenting is a serious competitive sport. I just think you would make me more stressed and irritated than being a mom already does. Don't worry - it's not you, it's me.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Here's a little picture of God's plan

Here's the little peanut that my grandma has nicknamed "Cashew"

And since you can't possible make anything out of that here's this picture.
The head is circled in yellow, body in blue and sac in pink.

The second sac and the implantation bleeding can't be seen in this pic.

Last night I showed Olivia a pic of the baby and she asked me why my baby was black. She's so funny!

We are truly blessed. Thank you God for the life that you have formed in my womb. Continue to breath life into this little baby and make the baby grow big (but not too big), strong and healthy so that we can welcome this healthy child into our world sometime later this year. We look forward to being blessed with another one of your children to take care of here on earth.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Okay, I posted the last blog entry from the dr office with my IPhone so I couldn't type a lot, but here's the update.

Okay, so everyone was thinking there were two - well, that's kind of accurate being that there were two sacs, one was empty and one contained a healthy looking peanut with a very good heartbeat that we got to see AND hear! Why the other sac? Noone really can tell. It could be a vanishing twin or just an extra sac that formed. My midwife said that if they did an ultrasound of every pregnant mom at the same stage you would probably see this in about 60% of all pregnancies. There is also some implantation bleeding that is showing up. Both of these things will probably just be reabsorbed into my body or I could have some slight spotting fromt he implantation bleeding.

I am 8 weeks and my due date is August 26th.

Thanks for all your prayers and support.

one baby

heartrate=162 beats per minute

Monday, January 14, 2008

Please say a prayer

Tomorrow at 1:30 is my ultrasound and 1st OB appointment. Please keep us in your prayers. I feel really good about everything and this time feels much different than the last time, but as the date approaches I have to admit that I am getting a bit anxious and somewhat nervous - I'm sure it's normal - after all, the last 4 ultrasounds that I have had have not been good. I'm only human so of course I start thinking negatively, but I do feel like everything is going to be just fine. Like I said, it just feels different this time, and from the past when mama usually feels a certain way, that's usually the way it turns out - mothers intuition!
But no matter how I feel, we need lots of prayers.

and, I'll definitely make sure I update you all!

Thanks so much - you guys are awesome!!

The next time I post I will be posting about the cute little peanut I saw on the ultrasound and the fast little heart beat!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Very Hungry Caterpillar

We took Olivia to Governors State University for The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle's Favorites presentation using black light puppetry performed by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. It was AMAZING!!
They performed

The entire stage set and all the puppets was painted with colorful paint that came to life with black lights. After the show the two performers and the stage manager came out and showed us how they did the entire show. The two performers were dressed from head to toe in black clothes so that you couldn't see them. There was so much going on stage, it's hard to believe that there were only two performers. I searched all over to try to find some video of the play so that I could post it on my blog, but the only thing I could find was a very short advertisement - I'm telling you though, this doesn't do it justice! If you ever get the opportunity to take you kids to this you HAVE to go.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

What's with customer service these days?

Myself along with 6 other moms had our MOPS steering Christmas party on Monday night at Houlihans. Since we are a bunch of moms who rarely get out without our kids we picked Houlihans because they were one of very few restaurants that were open until 11 pm on a Monday night and we like to stay out as late as we can :-)
We had a fantastic time, the food was incredible and the service was excellent. I know I spent about $25 not counting the tip and I didn't even get a drink like most of the others so I'm guessing that we probably spent around $200 with appetizers, dinners, drinks and dessert.
If you've never been in Houlihans, I would say it's maybe a step up from an Applebees type restaurant. The atmosphere is nice and the restaurant is pretty dimly lit. At about 20 to 25 minutes before 11pm there were still 5 of us sitting at the table and the hostess comes around the corner and flips the lights on above our table - it was like we were in a spot light! Someone said, "oh, it must be time to go."
Hostess: yes it is
me: Oh well you made it so subtle!
The hostess starts clearing off the table and I said, "you know that was really rude!" Several other people made similar comments and the hostess just kind of shrugged her shoulders. Someone asked what time they close and the hostess looks at her watch and says, "in 20 minutes." That's right, 20 minutes! Not 10 minutes ago, not right now, but we still had 20 minutes before they closed! We had already paid our bill and hadn't seen our server in at least 30 minutes. I don't think any of us would have minded if the hostess came up to our table and asked if she could start clearing the dishes for the kitchen since there were closing soon - or even to ask us if we could have moved to the bar where there were several other people - no we were not the only people in the restaurant. So, someone asked the hostess why she would have done that and she said that her manager told her to. It just so happens to be a man that I sat on a jury with so I knew him. I was going to say something, but he conveniently disappeared! So instead I decided to write the corporate office.
What is it with customer service these days? It seems like people are so rude and just don't care. I wonder if the outcome would have been different if we hadn't paid our bill yet - I'm willing to bet that it would have been!
I used to be a server so I know what it's like to have a table who stays a little longer than expected. I know what it's like to go in on a rainy Monday night and expect to get out early since it's a slow night - I know all about it, but never in a million years would I have ever done that to a customer and there isn't one manager who I EVER worked with who would have ever told someone to do that or even went along with it - this just shocked me!

Monday, January 7, 2008

And some more...

okay, you're probably getting sick of reading silly stories about Olivia, but she's just cracking me up lately.
Olivia: When Jesus was a baby MC Hammer said to him, 'baby, baby, baby' and when MC Hammer was a baby Jesus said to him, 'hamey, hamey, hammer.

Where does she get this stuff? I know where she gets some stuff...yesterday she whenever she needed to say thank you for something it was "Thank you buy-owner." Commercials have such an impact on little kids!

Friday, January 4, 2008

She's a riot!

So I had the news on this morning and they showed a preview of what's going to be on 20/20 tonight. It was this man - artist born with no legs.
Of course she had a ton of questions...
Olivia: Why doesn't he have legs?
me: He was born that way.
Olivia: Why?
me: Because that's how God made him.
Olivia: Why?
me: Because he's special.
Olivia: Does he have to wear pants?
me: No
Olivia: Then you could probably see his butt if he lifted up his shirt.
me: Well, then maybe he does wear pants, just really really short ones.
Olivia: Yes, because he wouldn't want anyone to see his butt.
me: Ya, you're probably right.
Then Olivia disappeared for a few minutes and came back with a baby doll
Olivia: Hey mom, this is my baby. She was born with no legs. She's special.
me: Oh, she's beautiful. What's her name?
Olivia: Baby No-Legs
me: Great name!
Olivia: And she wears really short pants so you can't see her bottom. I have to carry her everywhere, but when she gets bigger she'll ride on a skateboard (this is what the guy was riding on on the news).
About an hour later she comes to me with her new My Little Pony
Olivia: Hey mom, this is my baby. She was born with no legs. She's special.
me: Oh, she's beautiful. What's her name?
Olivia: Pony No-Legs
me: laughing
Who knows how long she'll talk about this. It's not funny that this guy has no legs, I'm laughing at her - I guess it's more funny to hear it come out of her mouth and the way she is so matter of fact about it all. She's just hilarious.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Olivia is so funny

Olivia: Mommy I really want you to have a girl baby.
me: oh ya, well what if we have a boy baby.
Olivia: No, a girl.
me: But we don't get to decide that, so what if it's a boy?
Olivia: Well, that's okay - Daddy can watch it while we go shopping!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

My wish for you in 2008

Well, actually it was an email I got, but I liked it so much I wanted to share it.

May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!
May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires!
May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy.
May the problems you had forget your home address!
In simple words ...........May 2008 be the best year of your life! (so far)