Thursday, November 30, 2006

It's the end of the world as we know it...


The Wiggles have sadly announced today that Greg Page, also known as the Yellow Wiggle, is unable to continue performing with The Wiggles due to a chronic condition and has reached the decision to leave the group.Greg has been suffering symptoms for many months, affecting his ability to perform. The condition is related to blood pressure and while in no way life threatening it affects his balance, breathing and coordination at unpredictable times and with varying severity. Greg has discovered he is genetically predisposed to this condition and that he now needs to focus on managing his health.Greg is a founding member of The Wiggles and has devoted 15 years to the group. The whole band, crew, and all Wiggles staff, have expressed their sadness and their wishes for Greg to overcome his health problems.

Read the rest of the interview and watch Greg's video message here.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sunny days...

We spent this morning rocking out to Sesame Street Live with the Vanovers. I was expecting it to be a crazy nightmare, but I have to say, it was just the opposite. I actually had a blast, the kids loved it, Bert wore a white leisure suit, and Meagan stood up and danced with Telly. So could it get any better? I think not.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

It's official

Well, it continues to be true - Joshua is gigantic. Enormous. Ginormous even. Bottom line - he's a big kid.

Nate is 6'4", so I didn't think we'd raise a short kid. But at this rate, he'll be taller than me in lower-el.

Today @ his 2 yr appointment, we got updated vitals:
  • Weight: 33 lbs, 2 oz. That's 90th percentile, for those that are keeping track. Not as bad as I had expected, but still he's no featherweight.
  • Height: 37-1/2" - not even on the chart.
  • Head: 95th percentile. Are you surprised? We're all big-headed here, in case you haven't noticed.
As a frame of reference, a typical 2 year old boy would be 28.5 lbs and 34.5". Puh-lease. We eat kids like that for breakfast.

Happy birthday, baby!

Well, Joshua is officially two. How did that happen? It went by so fast...don't get me wrong - some days it dragged and some moments seemed to go on forever...but in the grand scheme, the last 2 years have been unbelievably fast. When he turned one, I was sad - he wasn't a baby anymore, and I missed the little, cuddly, snuggly, sitting still, calm boy. And he's the polar opposite of that now. But he's more fun than he has ever been before, and he's got an amazing personality and sense of humor and is just his own neat little person. And it's fun to watch him grow up. And so while I miss the baby, I'm loving life with this little boy.

Thanks for spending the last two years with me Joshua - I wouldn't trade them for anything. I love you madly.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Modern art

Grammy gave Joshua fingerpaints for his birthday - clearly, they're a big hit.
Wondering why Josh is wearing a ballet-necked jacket with puffed sleeves? Not because he's metro (sorry Lauren). My mom & I made this paint smock when I wasn't much older than Josh - up close, you can see that it's the artistry of a 3 year old with limited seamstress experience. Sadly, my sewing skills haven't improved much.

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Getting to be a habit with me...

Once again, Josh slept on a dog bed while I shopped at Target.

He fell asleep in the car while we were out running errands, and I actually DELIBERATELY took him to Target because I knew I could put him on the dog bed and get all my shopping done.

I probably should be embarrassed about that, but I'm not.

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Zoo Boohoohoo

Since we didn't get to go to Zoo Boo this year (thanks to horrible, rainy weather) I am posting a picture of what might have been - had we gone, this would have been Josh's costume. Seriously - cutest pirate ever, am I right?