Friday, August 29, 2008
I've always thought them a nasty, temperamental beast but I must admit I love their personal color scheme.
Back story: We were driving in downtown Redding one night and this ambulance flew past us and stopped at one of the dive hotels right near where we were stopped at a stoplight. I mumbled something about hoping it wasn't a knifing. He burst out laughing at me and said, "Of course you'd go straight there, because it couldn't just be an elderly person having breathing trouble or chest pains. No, you go straight to gang fights and knifing." Not 5 minutes later, once we got our green light, we drove past a person walking down Market St. with a considerable limp on one side. I said, "Oh, that poor person probably has Cerebral Palsy." Again, uncontrollable laughter ensued. (Now, I knew a guy in HS with cp and he had the characteristic limp on one side just like this lady so I did have a reason for saying that one.) And ever since that night, when I make a statement reflecting the worst possible situation, Kev brings back the "Oh, was it a knifing? Maybe a cp victim did it!" Turkey.
Last night, Josiah had a hard time going to sleep. His nose was running and he kept whimpering and fussing. Kev said maybe it was still from his teeth coming in since he's working on 2 more eyeteeth. I said, "Yeah, but with this kid's luck it's probably something like the Croup or Pneumonia." Out came the "knifing by a cp victim".
Okay, so maybe I shouldn't look for the most extreme, worst-case-possible conclusion. In the words of Dr. Perry Cox from tv's SCRUBS:
"Do you know what a zebra is, Newby? It's a perfectly common disease that happens to be presenting with uncommon symptoms. As in, if you hear hoofbeats, you just go ahead and think horseys, not zebras. Mmm-kay there, Mr. Cuddly-bear?"
See, you CAN better youself with television.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Looking at these photos you'd think he was having the time of his life . . . not the case. I've never seen him so grumpy and clingy and irritable and crying all at the same time. But by yesterday the rash was almost all gone and he was in a much better mood so I think we're past it.
2. I finished 2 of the baby shower gifts I mentioned before and gave them to the girls at the party Mon night. I love 'em.
Yeah, no pride here or anything. The top one was for a boy and the bottom was for a girl. I think I've finally got the hang of this rag quilt thing . . . God knows I've been practicing enough, right Kev?
3. I also got done some of the scrapping I wanted to do. First, a fabric album for some random fun photos I took with my sister in May:Next, I did Josiah's joint birthday photos with Ethan. The theme was legos . . . in case you couldn't tell or forgot since the last time I mentioned it . . . so I made a lego.
I haven't seen anywhere a box that actually looked like a lego so I made this one from a square photo box that I painted and added the circles on the top . . . with Kev's help because I couldn't figure out how to get the corrugated part not to show . . . thank goodness for a guy's logical mind.
Then I did a layout that I've been saving for a while until I found just the right paper, etc. for it:
The stickers say stuff like Caught in the Act and Guilty and It Wasn't Me, etc. Couldn't resist. :)
Finally, because I'm done removing my daughter from my scrapbook stash and stealing back all the embellishments she pilfers, I made Gennie a scrapbook of her own:
I covered cardboard for the cover and put in cardstock for the pages and bound it together with my Bind-It-All machine. It's 8x8 so it's big enough to put photos in but no too big for her shelf. She loves to steal all the extra photos that I don't end up using and sticking them places . . . walls, kitchen table, front door, tucked into the chair rail at the trailer, etc. . . so now she has her own place to create. I promised she could go thru my sticker stash - WITH ME - and pick out ones she'd like along with some ribbon and buttons, etc. She was really excited to see it sitting at her place at the table when she got up from nap yesterday.
Anyway, that's been our week so far. Wanna trade? Yeah, me neither. :P
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Josiah was there, too, and did okay until he walked over to peek into the holes where the geyser comes out . . . he got a face full and it scared him pretty good . . . and I saw it coming and all I could do was laugh and dry him off.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thanks, Dave and Lu!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
And she only has about 5 weeks to go! Thanks for letting me play, Melissa! I loved it!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Katie & Joe - sneak peek #2 because I'm just so excited to be making some headway I have to put these on here.
Ask me sometime where these next ones were taken.
Look closely at the garter and her shoe . . . red and yellow!
Thanks again for letting me "play," guys. I had a blast!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
You can only see a few in these photos (because the photos are so small) but believe me, they are everywhere. He hasn't been scratching much except his ears and besides the fever and crankiness he's been acting okay. He's been swinging between wanting to play with his sister and wanting to cuddle in my lap. I'm thankful he isn't itching because you can't really explain to a one-year-old that scratching is bad.Still, being sick stinks.