Monday, September 27, 2010

A T-Shirt for Josh

On the rare occasion that I leave Josh with someone else I am always very concerned for them.  And if they have small children, their children.  As I was saying goodbye to him on Friday for a much needed break I desperately wanted to warn the charming couple about my son.  I thought I should have made him a t-shirt so they would have it on hand. 

I throw food when I am done with it
I pour/fling drinks for fun, then cry for more
It's not an accident when I jump off the couch head first
Head wounds bleed a lot, but generally I'm okay
I climb the curtains.  I go down the tallest slide head first.
I don't wait for anyone.  I will jump of the side of anything.
I like to chase cars.  Shrek and Buzz Lightyear are my best friends.
If I poop once, then I will continue pooping every 30 minutes for a few hours.
I like to burp.  I open medicine bottles, any kind.
I like wallets.  I like the cards in the wallets.
I like heater vents.  I like to put things in the heater vents.  Like cards from your wallet
I will push every button, figurative and real. 
I pull Abby's hair when I am bored. 
I carry things as heavy as me, and then drop them when I see you.
I love to be chased.  I love to throw things away.  Especially things from your wallet.
I eat money.  I can dismantle a computer and unlock anything.
I love phones, and electronics.  They taste good.
I take saliva baths on my way to church.  For fun.
Sisters are for teasing.  I want you to feed me so that I can fling my (fill in the blank).
I have never ending boogers.  I always have. 
I eat fruit snacks non-stop through out the day.
I swing on doors.  I can tell when you have to go to the bathroom and will make every attempt to thwart you from the necessary action...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Nipple Chafing

So there have been a few things that have made me think of this.  First, Andy getting chafed nipples on this episode of "The Office".  Then a series of products advertised on runnesworld.  Finally, a whole article dedicated to male nipple chafing. 

I asked a few of Adam's podiatry buddy's if they had ever had nipple chaffage and they said they had.  Until these recent events I thought it was just a funny thing people said.  Not an actual problem. 

Now I am totally obsessed with what kind of nipple chafes.  Mine don't, and I've never heard of it reference to women before.  Adam's don't.  What makes a nipple chafe?  Do they have to be very pointy?  Is size a factor?  What about man boob syndrome?  Does that contribute?  Is it really related to t-shirt texture as so many guys claim? 

 I've heard that not even bandaids help. There are creams and all sorts of products related to this, but really besides going topless, they are going to chafe.  Or so it seems. 

This has also led me to the age-old debate about why do men have nipples in the first place.  If you suffer frome excessive nipple bleeding/chafing is removing them an option?  Can doctors create a fake nipple that doesn't bleed or cause pain?  Would insurance cover it?  I would lobby for insurance coverage of nipple replacement for extreme nipple chafing.  The alternative it seems is actually seeing a lot of man nipple.  I don't enjoy it.  And now I will forever wonder if they chafe.

Friday, September 24, 2010


I've been in the middle of rearranging our house.  We are making Joshy a room and making an office in the basement and rearranging furniture and painting and sewing and cleaning and accumulating and getting rid of and cooking and cleaning and rearranging and making space in our room for a little girl and going to dr's appointments and working out and going to school and church and school and church and school and church and school and one of us is napping.  That's right one.  Just one.  Pictures will follow soon.  Just not quite yet.

Monday, September 20, 2010


Most of the time when I look at Joshy I see this:

After yesterday, and last night, and this morning I see this:

I still love him.  But this morning this is what I saw.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

One of my favorite pictures

This is another Labor Day weekend picture.  I really love it.  You can tell how excited they all are to be outside on a nice day.  To be free.  There was nothing there to hurt them and nothing there to scare them.  They could just go.  Without worry.  I haven't taken the time to just let my cares go like this.  It would feel so good.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Labor Day with the Wilson's

I should be making dinner for my kids but for the first time all day no one is crying. 
Last weekend we took a trip to Midland MI to see the Wilson's.  We were lucky enough that we were able to be there for Andrew's blessing too!  We had a ton of fun playing with our fun friends.  >Josh is now crying<

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Abby's First Day of Kindergarten

This might look like an Eggo commercial but it is actually just what we ate for breakfast on Abby's first day of school.  I felt that it was important to document that we do eat breakfast.  This year.

Here is Abby leaving the house.  I was already crying.  I knew better than to wear mascara.  I actually cried before that first picture when I was packing her lunch.  Because she wasn't going to be eating lunch with me everyday.  Don't worry I stopped by and ate lunch with her everyday the first week...
Here she is humoring me before bounding into her kindergarten class.  I was inundated by both Abby and Miss Boodan saying "She can do it herself".  Ugghhh I thought I stopped babying Abby when Josh came along.  Guess I was wrong.

I love her and I miss her everyday.