Monday, February 06, 2012

Bawk Bawk, Spring is on its way!

Mister Wonderful and I were on a "photo safari" the other day. Here's a few of our pictures. I'll try to remember to post a few more (like the ones with Mister Wonderful himself) later. For now, I say to you: BAWK-BAWK CHICKEN!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Some Winter Wonder

While I have mush less time to blog than I used to, the Minute Man still gets cuter and cuter every day. And yes, I should post more photos, but a) I take precious few these days, and b) I am so busy at my new job (yes, another one. I took this one in October) I do not know if I am coming or going!!)

As for news, other than my new job - which is FANTASTIC - I sign the Dude up for kindergarten (gasp!) next week. Is anyone else absolutely blown away by this??????? We have to choose from 5 local schools, and will not find out what school we are assigned to for another 6 weeks. It is as bad as when I was doing college applications - although since I am sending him to public school we do not have to take out a second mortgage to send him to school.

Anyway, here are a few photos of MISTER WONDERFUL himself. Enjoy!

(I call this photo the "Birthday Hug Monkey". Do not fear the birthday hug monkey!)

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

And now for you rmoment of Zen...

The Little guy started pre-school yesterday. Next time he heads to school in the Fall, it will be for Kindergarten!! Holy cats!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Birthday Pics (about a 2 months late, of course)

My son is SUCH A BOY. I have to say that I am really very liberal minded and the Minute Man could have been anything he wanted; he could have worn pink tu-tu's with purple crocks and a green bandanna (and in fact, he probably would do so if he had that tu-tu), and I would be totally fine with it. What I did not bargain for was a little boy that was, well, SUCH A BOY! If it is a truck, tractor, makes horrible loud noises, shoots something, or blows something up, my son LOVES it. He's REALLY into the Civil War books. Why? Well, the rifles and canons of course! For his birthday he got TWO plastic "star wars" guns that shoot little foam projectiles. He loves them. I think that is obvious in the photos below - the only way he'd let me take his picture is if he could pose with them.... Oh well. Better the cute face with toys than without.

ice cream and cake face!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Running Errands with a Kiddo who is NOT afraid to BE HIMSELF

I read this wonderful magazine article while traveling recently. It was a one page "tips for parents" on raising "great kids". One of the tips or pieces of advice was this:

"Never be embarrassed by your children. Let them express themselves as they feel they need to, and try to encourage them to be individuals and comfortable with who they are. "

This was in the context of how they dress, or what color they color their hair, etc. It was advice that I have tried to live by, even before I saw it on paper. Case and point below: (Minute Man chose this whole outfit himself so that we could go grocery shopping. I actually go off light this day. Usually he wears one blue croc and one black croc too!)

Can you tell I'm working 4 jobs? Sub-titled: -MM is STILL WONDERFUL

Sorry, I thought I had posted new photos more recently. I'm doing WAY too much these days, but then, what's new??

Here are some new ones of my MISTER WONDERFUL!!! Here he is "hunting with his bow and arrow". (He's hunting bad Monster Trucks, just in case you were wondering. and yes, hunting in ones underpants IS THE BEST way to hunt bad monster trucks!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Raleigh has got bugs - BED BUGS !

Bed bugs are all the rage now. For anyone who travels a lot it is good to be in tune to what is becoming an epidemic of itchy proportions. For anyone interested Orkin did a "Top 50 Bed Bug Cities" recently and Raleigh just about made the top 25 (fortunately I do not care about Raleigh, since, well, I do not sleep in hotels in Raleigh!). However, I do visit Washington, D.C. quite a bit and it made it on the list at #6 in the country.

Here is the list: Orkin's Top 50 Bed Bug Cities

There is a lot of information (and mis-information) out there on bed bugs. If you are interested in a good website with some practical information (recommended by a really smart pest management specialist!!) check this one out: NCSU Entomology Urban Pests = bed bugs.