Wednesday, November 30, 2005

It's "chicken"

Sorry for the late Thanksgiving post. Thought I would update you on our festivities.
Lauren ate "chicken" (turkey, but if we called it turkey, she would have never touched it), lots of rolls, mashed potatoes (only homemade ones for her) and corn. Of course, she also ate almost everything sweet we offered, with one exception...
I love the holidays! Bring on Christmas!!!

Monday, November 28, 2005

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Originally uploaded by The Joys of Motherhood.

Hope you all had a great, filling Turkey Day. Gobble, gobble!! Don't forget, Christmas is coming!! Woo hoo!!

Monday, November 21, 2005

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Two of my all time favorites!!

I love these two people so very much, I wanted you to all see how sweet they are together.
Amazingly beautiful together, aren't they?

Monday, November 14, 2005

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Originally uploaded by The Joys of Motherhood.
A girl and her cat

What more could you want? According to Lauren, nothing. According to Gracie, freedom. She is a really good cat and Lauren loves her more than maybe anything else in the world. Truly, it is very endearing.
Straight to kitty heaven for her one day.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

The sippy cups

Let me tell you, sippy cups are not what they seem. They seem to be the "fix" for avoiding a spilled drink. Not true. They leak. And they leak a lot!! Not matter the brand, no matter how dry the seal, no matter how tightly or losely you apply the lid, they leak. Those with valves leak, obviously those without valves leak and I am going mad trying to make them leak proof.
The best solution I have is to use a Playtex cup with a valve and try hard to keep it upright. The Munchkin cups, even new ones ALWAYS leak.
Straw cups are even worse. This is a no win situation, unless you know something that I don't? I thank you and so does our new, once unblemished couch.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

A night at the movies

Last night Lauren, Aunt Rebecca, Uncle Bryan and I went to the Princeton Theatre to see the new movie "Chicken Little". She thought it was really good. She paid attention throughout and only got up once to potty. Her description of the movie goes something like this:

"I got sad?"
"Baby Orange raindrop got sad"
"Did he find his dad?"
"Yes. The Orange raindrop has one eye. Two eyes. And one mouth. The daddies..."
"What about Chicken Little?"
"He sad. He saw the Orange raindrop. He played baseball with lots of balls and he loved his dad"
"Did you like it?"

Sounds like two thumbs up to me.

Sunday, November 06, 2005


We are safe and sound. The storm did not affect us other than lack of sleep. Lauren slept through the 2 storm sirens and John and I monitored the storm until 3 a.m.
Not enough warning was given by the National Weather Service. Thank goodness for local weather people.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

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Originally uploaded by The Joys of Motherhood.
Having so much fun at the pumpkin patch!

This is one of our fall traditions. We go pick out pumpkins and gourds, normally 2 or 3 times. It is a neat place that has all kinds of pumpkins and gourds in addition to straw and mums and a dog and kittens and a lake and a fish tank. Lauren loves it and so do I. Love this part of fall.