Happy Satur-yay, blog! Today is Mumsie’s last day here. We’re going to miss her a whole lot.
She brought Baby M. two of her favorite children’s books–“Goodnight Moon” and “The Color Kittens”.
Just as soon as she figured out how to soothe him, she has to go home again. BOOOOOO.
Christopher had been taunting me with offering up his breakfast Monte Cristo casserole recipe for ages but NEVER DELIVERING (as with so many things) so we went over his head and Googled the recipe and made it. Delicious!
I’ve walked the dogs every single day that Mom has been here, and then in the afternoon I’ve been stuffing M. into the Moby and we’ve gone for another walk. It’s been wonderful.
Today I’d like to go for a full family walk before Brenna’s 40th birthday party at 4…if it stops snowing, that is. Gross.
Brenna’s birthday party theme is “Come as you are”. I tried on my Kurt jeans from high school (too small) and my overalls from high school (too small), so I don’t know what the hell I’m gonna stuff my post-pregnancy bod into tonight, but at least I can wear sparkly eyeshadow and a choker, yeah? This past February 20th Kurt would have been 50 years old.
Lately I’ve been posting all my fun drawings from 2011 on IG, and it’s paid off! My old blog friend Liz bought “Neon Amish” last week!
First we do Tummy Time on the mat to strengthen his little neck and shoulder muscles, then I flip him over and let him gaze at all the fun toys dangling.
Bob kindly fixed part of my broken sewing machine during their last visit with us, but unfortunately it broke again. Turns out it will probably cost less to buy a new Singer than repair my 20-year-old Singer, and my mother is offering to buy it for me, which is very kind of her. I just need to pick a machine.
I’ve figured out how to make him smile and coo–by tickling his chest and upper lip. The cutest!
Such a little man. Such stromph.
Babywearing in February involves zipping a jacket over the Moby and baby inside. Brrrr!
I couldn’t WAIT to get him into this vintage terrycloth rainbow onesie from Erika…and now it’s nearly too small!
My mother reminded me this morning that spring doesn’t start until March 21st. “Ugh,” was my reply.
Desperately Seeking Sunshine.
We’ve been meeting new dogfriends on our daily dog walks. This excited little dude’s name is Maynard.
Maynard’s brother, Larry. So cute!
Fun cloud formations.
Mom and I have watched a lot of “Will & Grace” while she’s been here–I own seasons 3-8.
“I could watch Will and Grace all day long and never get tired of it,” she sighed the other day, prompting me to text Christopher immediately. She also cried when she found out Donna Summer was dead (she died in 2012). Never change, Mumsie!
Such a good daddy.
They always gotta get in the water right as we’re leaving the dog park.
Love this picture. Love his rolls!
Bouncing on the stability ball will diffuse baby cries most of the time.
Yesterday he wore his adorable bear shirt, which is sized “0 to 6 months”. Baby sizing is as screwy as women’s sizing!
Another drawing from 2011.
Last night we had a visit from our old co-worker, Jen. She brought him baby books and had deep conversations with him.
Mumsie soothing M. into a relaxed state while I scarf down an ice cream sandwich (important). Baby M. loves to fuss while I eat!
Snow’s gone, sun’s out and time to get these buns out! Ta ta, blog!