Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have many, many things to be thankful for but these are the two I am most thankful for!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

How I know I live with a toddler (Part 7)...

* Everyday is like Dance Party USA in our house. The music is cranked, the living room lights are on and he boogies down. He'd dance to static if that's all he could find on the radio.
* He knows he can get the lids off of everything. One day during naptime (but obviously not napping), right after he went into a toddler bed, I found him rubbing Vapo Rub all over his cheeks. He came downstairs with goop all over his hands and cheeks and I took one whiff and just shook my head.
* We have a song that we sing about poopy diapers: 'Poop goes in the potty, poop goes in the potty, poop goes in the potty and we flush it down!' When else do you make up songs about poop?
* Speaking of that rhyme... Last week I caught him in the bathroom pulling tissues out of the box (brand new, of course) and the toilet paper roll missing (oinly about 1/4 of it gone before)- the cardboard tube was empty in the trash can (at least he put it in the trash when it was out). As I am walking down the hall, I hear and 'We flush it down!' and it was a slow motion 'NO!!!!' to the bathroom as he was trying to flush it down. There was so much tissue paper in there that the top was dry and there wasn't much water left...
* Tonight he sucked all the dressing off my salad greens and threw the lettuce back in the bowl for me to eat. Gee, thanks.
* I left my makeup bag on our bathroom counter (I usually put it in the linen closet on a higher shelf) before I went out last week to a girls night out party and my husband came in to the bathroom looking for him and he was putting my lipstick on... all over his face.
* He is always stealing and wearing our shoes around the house.
* I was on the phone one day on a particularly naughty day and you know they are always even more naughty while you are distracted on the phone right? Well I walked into his room and he had the wipes down off the dresser and his floppy dog, Pound Cake, was laying on the changing mat spread eagle and he was wiping off his nether region with the wipe! It was so darn cute!
* He's ALWAYS jumping on something. The trampoline at gymnastics class is his absolute favorite. He also likes to jump into the pool and on the bed and on the couch and on the floor and anywhere else he can find to jump.
* Everytime I put lipstick on he wants some too. So I use chapstick for him!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Current Playlist

So my 'Autumn '09' (which some of was made before Autumn started...) mix is currently on loop. Or overplay. Use whatever term you'd like but I am digging it. One of my current (current being the last 6 months) obsessions is the group, TV on the Radio. They are awesome. BTW, Mel, you'll find some of these songs a little familiar since they came from one of your playlists...
  1. Golden Age- TV on the Radio
  2. Turn On Me- The Shins
  3. Skin Is, My- Andrew Bird
  4. Love Dog- TV on the Radio
  5. If I Had Eyes- Jack Johnson
  6. Relator- Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson
  7. Recycled Air- The Postal Service
  8. You Look Like Rain- Morphine
  9. Chicago- Sufjan Stevens
  10. Modern Guilt- Beck
  11. On A Cloud- PPP featuring Karma
  12. Koop Island Blues- Koop featuring Ane Brun
  13. Fireflies- Owl City
  14. Poker Face- Lady GaGa
  15. Winter Song- Sara Barielles & Ingrid Michelson
  16. Baby (You've Got What It Takes)- Michael Buble with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
  17. Your Ex-Lover is Dead- Stars
  18. Friend Like You- Joshua Radin
  19. Under Cold Blue Stars- Josh Rouse
  20. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)- Beyonce

I am so in love with the songs Love Dog and Fireflies. Can't get enough of them! I often find myself singing Relator because of the great beat and dancing to On a Cloud for the same reason. You Look Like Rain and Koop Island Blues put me in a mood (or should I say in the mood?). I laughed out loud when the football team on Glee sang Single Ladies. I don't normally like Beyonce but I love this song and Halo. Chicago has a sense of nostalgia tied to it. I like it. Listen to them on itunes or Pandora and you'll hear that you like them too!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sugar Doll

Okay, so I am not sure if this is really an 'award' or not but Mel at Chicago Girl Gone Mild nominated me for it... Thanks! :)
The rules are that I have to now post the logo, reveal 10 interesting things about myself and nominate 10 other bloggers for the award. Here goes:
1. I have never been on a diet. I think that is going to change soon as it is starting to show...
2. I am an incredibly loyal person- to family, friends, businesses I like, etc. However, if a business betrays me or really drive me nuts, I boycott it. One business I have boycotted and will never go to is Home Depot. Their customer service sucks.
3. I keep in touch with a lot of people. Friends often come to me to hear what is going on with others or for addresses.
4. I love mail. I hope we never go all electronic. Do you think that would happen?
5. I am a homebody. I like to hang out at home and create, play on the computer, watch TV, read... There are many weekends that I don't leave the house.
6. I love board games, dice games and card games. I am also pretty competitive. My favorite card game is Skip-Bo and dice game is Yahtzee. I don't have a favorite board game- I love them all! I also enjoy word games & jigsaw puzzles. I don't play games often enough. Back when I lived in Minneapolis, I worked for 2 different daycares for school age kids and I played board or card games everyday...
7. I knew my hubby and I were going to be together forever when, after 2.5 months, he wrote me a sonnet in iambic pentameter and he had a dog named Squirt. I always wanted to name a dog Squirt! Also, I think our AJ is one of the cutest kids on the planet and is going to keep the girls chasing after him!
8. I have only straightened my curls once and that was for a Halloween costume. And it was only half my hair.
9. I am a very giving person- time, objects and money.
10. I won 'Funniest Walk' in two different dorms with completely different people in college. I never thought about my walk until then. Then I asked a couple of high school friends and they said 'yeah... it's true.' I still can't figure out why my walk is so funny!
Ten Bloggers- How about 4? Well, I'll give you some but I doubt they'll do it from mine... I don't read many blogs regularly except for these (and Mel's...).
Thanks Mel! :)