Thursday, July 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Henry!

Happy 1st Birthday Henry! Henry is my brother's son...and I'm trying really hard to post pics of his birthday party this past weekend and I'm struggling.  I'll have someone look at it for me. (Sean, if you're reading this...) My parents and sister went to Jackson, MS to celebrate the little man and helped Graham and Ana with stuff around their house.  My crew didn't go on the jaunt and I'm sure they're thankful. There is no house big enough for the existing 5 adults, one child, and three dogs plus my 2 adults, 2 kids and dog.  I'm sure there is a house big enough but not within the family and even then I hate to ruin a good party. We kept Emmy's dog Phoebe here and she did fine.  I think Max thinks Phoebe is his playmate but she isn't really a Max fan. Bless his heart--he's hurting for a friend. 

I'd like to kick a shout out to all of you ladies who enjoy a migraine on the 28th day of every month. I felt your pain yesterday and I'm one of the lucky ones who can take Excedrin Migraine and survive without heavier drugs. Wow today is a better day already.  Even though I discovered that Max got sick yesterday on the entry way rug...wish I had found that yesterday--would have made clean up a lot easier but I guess in a way I'm glad I didn't find it to add to the headache symptoms.  Eewww.  Thank you Max.  Love ya.

We skipped story time on Tuesday.  Read prior post and you'll understand why.  We did go to Leslie's (sister-in-law) house yesterday to play and also got to hang out with David and Jennie at the playground.  I'm interested in how moms deal with the older/bigger kid on the little kid playground issue...Any suggestions?  I know that I can't do what I want to do (trip them) so I need a polite but productive solution. Jennie and I both feel like there has to be a way to protect the little people from the kids whose moms leave them there and go shopping.  Worse are the ones that are THERE but watch their way-too-big-to-be-there kids plow over other kids...and just sit and laugh like, "Oh how cute is my adult-sized child making the other kids scared to come here!" How cute.  I think the headache didn't make me any nicer yesterday.

I saw a shoplifter running through the mall being chased by two men who were not going to catch him...thought about tripping the thief too but hello...I had my kids there.  Otherwise he'd have been a great target. My massive tank double stroller would've done the trick for sure. 

I've been looking for my headset (hands free talking while simultaneously feeding/changing/cleaning/driving) and I'm at a loss.  I use it constantly when Sean is gone and apparently I put it down in an unusual place.  I lose things all the time so no one is surprised but this is one of the few things I am really dependent on.  Just to be clear when I say cleaning I mean cleaning up whatever bodily fluids might be visible at a given time. 

I'm almost finished with Charlie's room.  I have never cared about decorating before but I have loved working on her room.  It has been fun to make a few things and have projects to work on during the quiet times around our house :)  Quiet times are few and far between but they are splendid. I'll post pictures when I'm done.

Off to look for the headset.  Enjoy your day!

1 comment:

Carley said...

Lord knows I join you in the migraine sympathy. Excedrin Migraine works for me. thanks to you recommending it, it’s now a staple in our house. fun times being a women!