Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"I am goin' to get YOUUUUUUUUUUUU..."

This was from a few weeks ago - notice how brown my bermuda grass is! But I think the pictures are still cute, esp the last one where the Dude is coming to tackle me!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Potty humor

I can't help myself... I LOVE pictures of The Dude reading on the potty. I realize that someday he will be SOOOOOO embarassed, but hey, it's worth it!

Isn't he a cutie?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Springtime photos; flowers and wildlife

I was poking around the yard the other day and just playing with my camera. I had an entourage - as you may see in some of the photos here. My yard went from dull, dull, dull, to WOW in about 3 days. Here a few of my photos...along with some photos of the "wildlife".

The Dude REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to be in EVERY shot this time. Go figure. It was only 6 weeks ago I couldn't get him to stand still for a photo. He'd yell, and throw his hand over his face (I think he was practicing to be someone very famous). Now, every time I bring out the camera he is mugging for it.

Yes, this flower IS as big as MM's head!! or at least very very close. It's beautiful, isn't it? this was a gift from my In-Laws, and it is the first year I have had it - and as such, this is the first bloom I've seen on it. It's really magnificent!

And yes, I have since fixed the hair cut!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Some days I hate my (old) job

Total drama associated with my old job popping up this week. It's been a real drag. Makes me appreciate my new job - it's laid back, it's quiet, it's predictable, it's boring. It doesn't make me CRAZY.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Can you stand it?

Look at me BLOGGING again!! (my job is REALLY slow...but it's my lunch break, so I'm allowed to blog. So there!).

I don't have any new news posts, but I have recently thought about maybe possibly beginning to cook again (something I used to LOVE to do!!). So, I've been checking out cooking blogs, and here's my favorite today - eCurry. It is a beautifully done blog, with pretty photos, good vegetarian (and non-vegetarian!) recipes, and well, it makes me want to cook again.


Monday, March 08, 2010

Lovin' the Farm, More dispatches from K'ville

This lamb was only a few days old. What a treat!

MM calls roosters "Cockle-dos". I think that's ADORABLE. (And so are these kiddos.)

You can't hear it, but he's making "tractor" noises - to be fair, I think they sound a lot like motorcycle noises, too.


Friday, March 05, 2010

File this under: She doesn't have enough work to do....

Just read it (you know you want to!!) -

Go Go Gadget Beard! Do spies and assassins really wear fake beards?


This is from last week. We got snow. Again.

Farmer Minute Man!

See, as promised: photos!!

These are from our trip to Knoxville. We visited some good friends who have a farm, and MM took right over helping on the farm.

The tractor was a HUGE hit with MM. He knew all the right gears to move, and all the right sounds to make.

He knew exactly how to feed the chickens!

We had a pretty good time. (Sorry, Britta, the only thing keeping it from having been a GREAT time was the lousy weather!!). But The Dude and the girls had a TON of fun. And while the big girls (that's me and Britta!) didn't have as much time to hang out as I would have liked, the kids had a real BLAST and they got along great.

And I got lots of pictures. YEAH!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Scanning the news

Look at this! Another post (and still no pictures, I know I know!!).

My new job has me scanning the news for interesting science items which we are to blog upon. So, as a result, I am reading more news than I ever did; I'm strictly an NPR news gal and have been pretty much my entire life. BUT, as wonderful as NPR is, they don't always have what I need, so I check out other news sources looking for appropriate articles. For the kinds of stuff I am looking for, you can check out my work blog (which I do not write, TG, but help with. Check it out! Maybe even leave a nice comment!).

Now, for the purpose of this post... I've decided to start adding a few items here that I run across that I think are worth sharing. Here's my first one - and as a disclaimer, I've never seen this particular news source before, so I can't claim ANY validity. Only IRONY.

And on a TOTALLY different note, here's a nice one on "toddler-friendly gardening" I recently discovered (and helped me begin thinking about my garden this year!):

How to teach your child to tend the land without losing your mind.


I lied. No pictures yet. But I will!!

So, I will try to start actually BLOGGING again, since there are still a few people out there who care... so today's post is DENTIST. Not for me, but for The Minute Man. That's right. We have been brushing MM's teeth (or he has been!) since we got home from Vietnam, but it was obvious early on that he would have "bad teeth".

The enamel on The Dude's teeth never filled in, and some of his teeth are not properly formed. Now I'm HORRIFIED to find he actually has two cavities! Poor guy!!!! The kicker is that he has a REALLY healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegges (I mean, VERY little sweets, and the Dude even eats brussel sprouts!! and he LOVES apples!!). However, he does drink a lot of soy milk, and he drinks it all night (well, he DID. We've backed off recently, but it is too late for two little baby teeth!) which I am sure contributed to the problem.

Anyway, everything else in his life is fantastic. the little guy is truly a joy, and makes me smile every day. Lots.

And, pictures will come soon. Honest!