Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sadie loves snow

Good thing too, because this was the Longest. Winter. Ever.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Birthmark by sjross
Birthmark, a photo by sjross on Flickr.

Left pic is from January. Right is from today, one week after laser treatment.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy 100th day of school!

100th Day
Originally uploaded by sjross

Monday, January 31, 2011


Thank you're amazing.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Snow days...

When I was a kid, they were the MOST fun. Ever. As a mom, not so much. Not because I don't want my child @ home. That's not it at all. But Josh seems to have a higher expectation of fun than he does on a regular day at home. And I'm sad to say, we don't have neighborhood friends, and so the onus is on us to entertain. And we so totally DON'T. And as a result I'm stressed, crabby, tired...a hot mess.

So now I present to you, 3 stupid things that I did today, in no particular order:
  1. Fed green beans to a baby wearing all white.
  2. Took said baby's diaper off, THEN realized I didn't have a clean diaper. Ran to get a clean diaper, came back to pee on the floor. Awesome. I thought only boys did that?!
  3. Gave my 2 year old a cup of milk at naptime because she BEGGED for it and I am a big old sucker. Then heard "Mommy, my bed's all wet!" and discovered she opened the cup and dumped it in her bed, hoping for a get-out-of-jail-free card. No such luck.
And now naps. For everyone of them. Even the 6 year old. Hmm...maybe even me.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sadie is two

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Oh by the way...

I forgot to mention a few rather significant things that happened in the past year or so. Sorry, what can I say...we've been busy.

September 2009 - Happy first birthday to Sadie. Oh by the way, I'm pregnant. I know we thought we were done, and I'm nursing, and have no cycle, and this is just slightly short of the immaculate conception, but there it is.

And then in June 2010 -

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Talking about Daddy & Josh

Talking about Daddy & Josh
Originally uploaded by sjross

Thursday, December 10, 2009

They're big...they're bad...but they're not ugly.

Josh's 5 year checkup -
47.5" tall (2 inches OFF chart - he's the size of an average 7 year old)
52 lbs. Seriously. I'm going to get a hernia if I lift him again.

Sadie's 15 month -
23 lbs (5oth %ile)
32" long (90th %ile)
And as usual, her head was off the chart. But I knew that - I had to cut the neck of an 18m shirt yesterday to get her giant melon out.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tonight's bedtime routine

1. Put Sadie to bed.
2. Thought the dog had a mouse; let out blood-curling scream. Woke up Sadie. Repeated step 1. (Note: not a mouse - just a rawhide chew.)
3. Opened very, very, very old sippy cup of milk which exploded in my face. Promptly threw up. Cleaned mess and self.
4. Stepped in dog vomit on the way out of the bathroom. Slipped and fell. Shrieked. Woke up Sadie. Again.
5. Cleaned mess and self. Again.
6. Repeated step 1. Again.
7. Put Josh to bed. FINALLY.
8. Dangerously close to putting self to bed. What a freaking day. Except that wasn't even a day - that was like 15 very, very long minutes.