Saturday, July 28, 2012

Facebook Roundup 7/28/12

Still cheating instead of blogging.

When Samuel and I first watched this, he said, "I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO THOUGHT THAT ABOUT COLORS!" and I said, "ME TOO!"

Samuel, pushing Joseph in a laundry basket: "Look Mommy! It's the Pope in his Popemobile!"

Dear Everyone,
Ownership of an iPhone does not make you a master photographer, and posting a filtered picture of every taco you eat to Instagram is not art.
Sincerely, A Crabby Friend

Earlier today at Cracker Barrel: "Samuel, what are you going to get?" "Pretend you're the waitress." "Okay, what will you be having, sir?" "Chicken-fried chicken." "And your sides?" "Fried apples, dumplings, and hash brown casserole." "How about something green?" "You're the waitress, not my mother!"

Got to play "Spot That Roadkill" on 45 today, trying to figure out what Shawn hit coming home last night. Answer: the world's largest raccoon. Which may have been decapitated. You're welcome, local farmers.

So the Cranberries' "Zombie" just came on Pandora, inspiring my husband to lurch into the room and pretend to eat my brains. #imarriedaweirdo

Isn't it odd how certain words sound funny to different people? I remember laughing hysterically as a child when my father referred to someone "wolfing down their food" and now Samuel dissolves into giggles at the mention of the word "dollop".

Shawn and Samuel were reading about mythology (something about runes) in the other room, with Joseph. Apparently Joseph spit up, because suddenly I heard, "AAAAAAH!" "Oh no!" "Ewwwwww!" "Where's the rune for that?" "We need a vomit rune!" "Ohhhhhhh!" "Ick!" "Let's give him to mommy!" "Can I take this shirt off first?" Shortly afterward, a shirtless Samuel delivered a bewildered Joseph to me. :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Joseph eats!

And, he alternated horrible faces with stuffing more avocado in his mouth. Probably just like every other baby in the world, BUT I'M POSTING A BUNCH OF PHOTOS ANYWAY.

wait, after all the time you guys spend taking grass and paper and stuff OUT of my mouth, now you're putting stuff IN?


um, maybe...


what have you done to me?


this is weird

you guys actually eat this stuff?

let me do it myself

it's everywhere!


i think it would make a great art meduim, though


i'm still deciding whether to ever try this again

It's okay if you're not too sure about food right now, Joseph. Neither was your big brother, but he's a big guacamole fan now!

that's okay, big brother wasn't too sure the first time, either. :)

Monday, July 09, 2012

winners never cheat and cheaters never win... unless they play with Samuel

We hiked to this waterfall, and it was uphill both ways.

(Interspersed with pics from our recent trip.)

 checking out the clown fish

Recently, Samuel was asked to play a couple of board games by a relative who is several years younger. I could tell that Samuel really wasn't interested, but he was polite and obliged. I was observing nearby, and had to restrain myself from laughing as I realized just how outrageously the other boy was cheating! At the end of the first game, in which he blatantly stole money from the "bank" and from Samuel (seriously, he "dropped" one of his bills on Samuel's stack and instead of taking just his money back, he lifted the entire stack of Samuel's money), he crowed, "I won by a LOT!" Samuel just stared at him and said, "Yep."

taking a break on our hike up the mountain

When the boy left the room to get a different game, I talked to Samuel about it. He was totally baffled, not sure if the boy was actually cheating that boldly or was just really incompetent due to being younger. I pointed out that he had absolutely no trouble counting his money at the end, and it all clicked together in Samuel's mind. Still, he wisely assessed that making an issue of it would most likely only result in the boy throwing a fit, and proceded to sit through a couple more rigged games, patiently losing.


I did feel bad for Samuel, as he was clearly not having fun, but I wish I had a recording of his face and deadpan reaction every time the other boy would exclaim over his "achievements": "Oh, look, I spun a five!" (Exactly what he needed, after "adjusting" the spinner.) "Yep." "Ooh, I won AGAIN!" "Yep." It was all very funny, but I was also very proud of Samuel for having the maturity to just go with it instead of squabbling over what was fair.

communing with the jellyfish

My first baby is growing up!

what a weird fish

Or not.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Facebook Roundup 6/25/12

Because I know those of you who aren't on Facebook or haven't friended me are dying to know what I post over there.

Just found some old notes from the Bible study that Msgr Stuart Swetland used to run at St. John's. No date, but must have been shortly before Shawn and I got married, because in addition to taking notes on Paul's letter to the Philippians, I practiced writing "Tracy L. Reeves" over and over. I feel like this document should be stored in a Trapper Keeper.

I love Pandora. Joseph was tired, out-of-sorts, and didn't want to nurse, so I created a station based on "Beyond the Sea" since he liked that the other day. A little Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Louis Armstrong later, he's fast asleep. I think I should call this station "naptime".

Parents are coming for the weekend. How the heck am I supposed to clean my house when I can't just shove everything into the guest room? And what do I do with all the stuff that WAS shoved into the guest room?

Plus, pictures:

bad hair day
Samuel gets the BEST bed-head

look what my mama made for me!
cutest baby evah showing off the rosary I crocheted for him

new couch from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore
boys enjoying the sofa we got at the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore