Monday, October 31, 2005

Back to positivity! Time to clean up, organize and get the kids ready for their favorite night all year. Its a beautiful, warm, fall colored day.

Friday, October 28, 2005


OK, since
  • My friendly neighbor
  • is drinking a little HATE-orade, I `ll join her for a minute.

    Pet Peeves:

    1. People who don`t hold babies.
    The baby weighs like 10 pounds and yet he is being carried in a car seat that now ups his weight to like 25 pounds. It is bonking the hell out of the mother`s kneecap and the baby is screaming and nobody is holding him. PICK up the baby! He used to live in your body very recently, so remind him of his home and comfort him, is it so hard?

    2. Metal Forks and spoons. I hate the metal feeling, I know thats weird.

    3. Toothbrush commercials while I`m eating. That`s hideous

    4. Bad parenting. I`ll keep it simple, just treat your kids like you`d want to be treated!
    Toothy toddler and mama.
    Today was not too shabby, something I prayed about happened the exact way I hoped it would. I found a skeleton costume for Chicken Little and his brother who-won`t-be-photographed is going to be the Grim Reaper. Such positive costumes. Husband is getting better and we`re off to Richmond to visit friends in the am.
    I`m not usually big on writing about dreams bc I think it might be boring. But, last night I dreamed I was a baby blue whale. Once I realized I was a whale and would have to live in the ocean I was pretty freaked out, I hate the way the ocean just goes on & on in every direction. So creepy. So I told my blue whale mom I was scared and she was like. "I don`t know why, you`re going to be the biggest thing in here!" Oh, good point.

    Thursday, October 27, 2005

    Now we`ve reached a new low. Or a new high from the Creature`s POV. Bananas and whipped cream at 10:30 pm. Its bananas! How huge is that fork? Its all part of the plan of getting Muffin Madness to sleep without waking up hungry.

    Husband is sick and all of my domestication is falling away. The house needs help, the boys have gone wild and I seriously need a break, so this is it, me and this little one up late eating.

    You`re in the jungle baybee!!!

    Tropical wonderland is officially over and the plants had to come in. I love them so much, some are getting older and have grown a lot.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2005

    Another Rock Star

    Its cool Uncle Mike! As all my friends say when I tell them my brother is a sports anchor, "We`re glad somebody is out there living their dream!"

    Many moods of muffin, part 2

    From smugness to sheer joy with a little drama mixed in.

    Friday, October 21, 2005

    A lovely rainy day here in the Shire. We have one sleeping husband and one 5 year old who gets to bring the snack and be the star today. That leaves the muffin and me. We have to go shop for a weekend that involves no public speaking, thank God.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2005

    Wouldn`t you like it here right now? I`m on an escape kick lately.

    Thursday, October 13, 2005

    My beautiful and smart cousin and me, at a family birthday party 3 weeks ago. We are going to her for Thanksgiving and I can`t wait.
    since its my blog & nobody reads it except for the mad spammers, here is another shameless photo of mama & baybee. He`s still little, but not for long.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2005

    There is the man of the house with his Creature.
    If you loved Napoleon Dynamite then take the quiz in the bottom of the linx. I`m not too adept yet at putting a link in the middle of a post, but I`ll try & if it works, there`s no stopping me Y`all!

    You are LaFawnduh.

    Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you?

    Yay it worked! I`m so happy I`m LaFawnduh, she is awesome.

    you by

    Tuesday, October 11, 2005

    AAP, you are stupid.

    The American Academy of Pediatricans just sent out their newest statement on SIDS. It is so ridiculous because it totally opposes their most recent breastfeeding statement.

    For thousands of years humans have slept with their babies, nursing throughout the night. There have been studies done with rats that show that baby rats will die when separated from their mother. ALL MAMMALS breastfeed their babies and stay close day and night, yet the AAP has decided to put a ban on cosleeping, saying if it stopped, fewer babies would die of SIDS.

    It points out that a baby should be in their own crib with a pacifier because so many babies were found not breathing after falling between the bed and the wall, having a bigger sibling roll over on top of them, and other horrifying and unsafe sleeping situations. None of this is SIDS though, its suffocation! SIDS is when you have no obvious reason why a baby died. Safe cosleeping is the easiest and safest way for a mom to avoid sleep deprivation, establish a good supply, and keep her fertility away. Also, breastfeeding is a huge risk reducer for SIDS, yet it is totally undermined by recommending pacifiers. This is just crazy talk. A baby who sleeps safely next to mom hears her breathing and the two of them go through the same sleep cycles, which helps the baby remember to breathe. The baby product industry and the pediatricians love each other too much.

    Monday, October 10, 2005

    Creature! Its almost 10 pm, please go to bed, please!

    It was a long day of driving in the country after a long doctors appointment. Then we took the boyz to a pumpkin patch and that was such a great October thing to do. Now I just want to sleep but this little one has so much energy.

    Thursday, October 06, 2005

    Now why couldn`t we have seen this in New Hampshire this summer? We had 2 weeks there in August and I looked every day and never saw a wall of fur walk out of the forest, darn!
    Vienna calling! I`ll be right there. ..I wish! I love Austria and damn it I should be there right now. My kids would love it there so much.

    Wednesday, October 05, 2005

    Monday, October 03, 2005

    Yesterday I walked in Reston & Herndon with my friendliest neighbor and very good friend in the Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness community walk. It was a very emotional experience. There were lots of suicide survivors, parents, spouses, children and friends. It was an honor to be with all of these people.

    About Me

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    I'm just a mom in the world. A crunchy Catholic mama of 6 trying to make sense of it all and stay positive. 5 boys here & 1 in heaven. One awesome man who I get to grow old with. I help new moms breastfeed. I`m happy. I don`t go to shows or dance clubs every night but I would if I could. Where`s the nanny? When I see her she`s SO fired! One of my boys is super sweet and sensitive, another one is a holy terror. I learn a ton from all of them daily. Like Nigella says, as any parent of small children knows,there comes a point in the day where you can`t go any further without a drink! I love cocktail hour. I`d like nothing more than to be with my family and some good friends surrounded by tropical plants drinking a margarita listening to the Eagles. I don`t care about trendy, I like that grungy 70`s vibe.