January 2009

25 Random Things About Me

On my Facebook page, I was “tagged” to post 25 random things about me. At first it was a slightly daunting task. But once I got into it, it was sort of fun. Here’s the list:

1. I love, love, love, love, love my kids.

2. I don’t think I’m the greatest mom. I can […]

Morning at the Domes

Yesterday, the boys and I headed over to the Mitchell Park Domes with Noah’s friend from school, Nathan, Nathan’s little sister, Teagan (Caden’s buddy), and their mom, Angie. Every year around this time, they set up model railroads in the “Show Dome” that run amid the flowers and plants. The theme this year was “Legoland” […]


Tonight after dinner, Andy was playing on the Wii with Caden. He’s not the greatest at the games yet, but he’s getting there. He likes to try playing baseball, golf, and now, boxing.

Not too long ago, I was talking to my friend, Liz, about our kids playing Wii. She said her three-and-a-half-year-old was really […]

I’m gonna be famous!

Okay, not in the “super-mega-star-Jennifer Aniston/Jennifer Garner/Meg Ryan” kind of way, but in the “small-I’ve-never-heard-of-but-it-must-be-looked-at-by-someone-travel-guide-photograph-byline” kind of way.

I woke up this morning to sunshine (okay, it was still dark when I woke up, but the sun came out shortly after that), the promise of a brand new day, excited to be on the brink […]

He really is only 5 years old!

Noah’s tooth has been wiggling for a few weeks. I get grossed out really quickly when it comes to tooth/mouth-related stuff, so I’ve been avoiding messing with it. Every now and then I’d look over at him and it would be out of alignment which pretty much creeped me out.

Tonight, Andy and […]

It’s friggin’ cold!

Here are pics from the TV today showing our temps, our windchill, and our forecast. BRRRRRRRRRRRR!

The temp this morning. Forecast for Friday morning. Wind chill forecast for Friday morning. The temp this evening.

I just saw on the news how some people in Chicago were throwing boiling water into the air and it […]

Crazy Caden

This afternoon, while Noah and I were bowling on the Wii, Caden was sitting on the sofa wearing his foam tiger mask. Yeah, just like it’s the most normal thing in the world. When I got my camera out to take a picture of him sitting there, he started running around the house. Here he […]

The making of a soccer mom

I’ve found my calling. I’m totally a soccer mom, and I’m not afraid to admit it!

Tonight, Noah had his first session of “Futbolito” at the local indoor soccer park. We signed up late last week, so it was sort of last-minute. But to a 5-year-old, with nothing else on the agenda but sleep, eat, […]

Still employed

No, it’s not me that had the potential to be unemployed. Well, I suppose there’s always the chance I could lose my job, but people are still getting hurt, having surgery, having strokes, getting UTI’s, getting dehydrated, getting pneumonia, breaking bones, fainting, and crabbing about their pain, so I’m pretty safe for a while.

Andy […]


This evening after I picked up the boys from my parents’ house, we were driving past the hospital where I work. The cars ahead of me were stopping in the middle of the hill and I noticed 4 deer crossing the road (we live in a pretty suburban area, but the deer are everywhere!). I […]