28 July 2009

26 July 2009

I've met my match

There's not a lot that seems insurmountable for me in the parenting world. With the exception of making sure you raise a productive, moral citizen who makes good choices by their own volition (simple!), this parenting gig has been pretty easy.

However, a very formidable opponent entered into the picture at about 3 am:

sick baby (pink eye and ear infection) + sick mommy + sick daddy + packing/preparing for Canada trip on Tuesday = hard

When great challenges arise, I often think of the scripture in Matthew 17:21. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

Well isn't that convenient! We can barely eat anything anyway so fasting is right up my alley. Maybe this parenting thing isn't so difficult after all.

Haute Couture

I love going through photos from a few months ago, but they always make me question the legality of my motherhood.


Honestly, why do I do things like this? It's always funny at the time. Poor child.


Oh, now I remember. It's probably because I do it to myself too (um, where did that body go? I must have forgotten to pack it when I moved from the apartment). Let's not even get into the gold suit or the faux fur purple coat or that whole Bohemian Rhapsody debacle.

And while I'm on the subject of my superior parenting skills, here's another testament to why I should be crowned Mother of the Year.




Someone save me. Please.



Thanks Margie.



Side note: I love this. It's much less pronounced now, but I love it nonetheless.

06 July 2009

Daily Life with the Boy

Jonas' second babble sound is "l" and it sounds like he is saying giggle, giggle, giggle. I let the video run in hopes of catching it, but no luck. The result is an extra long look into our daily life and a movie shakier than The Blair Witch Project. Learning to edit these videos so they are a quarter of the length (and 4 times less boring) is on my to do list. It's behind about a million other things, so don't hold your breath.


Video 1: Jonas spends a big portion of his day working out with Mom or Dad. Looks like he overestimated his strength.


Video 2: A little game of tag.