Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Surrogate Grandmother

This morning I had an interesting conversation with Georgia. I often tell her that she'll always be my baby, even when she's a mommy herself (in response to her insistence that she is NOT a BABY). This morning she asked, "I'll always be your baby, even when I'm a mommy, right Mommy?" And I said, "yes, even when you're a GRANDMOTHER, you'll still be my baby. When your daughter has a baby, you'll still be my baby." She chewed on that for a moment and replied, "well, I want YOU to have my babies because I think it would hurt to push them out."

Obviously she's been pondering the logistics of childbirth and has figured out that if the removal of a teeny tiny little splinter throws her into full-blown hyperventilating hysterics, childbirth is not going to be fun.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I'm so proud of my son!

Hughie's teacher took me aside today to tell me that Hughie is her special helper. There is a little boy in his class named Alex who has Downs and apparently Hughie goes out of his way to help Alex get around the class and participate in activities. He recognizes that Alex needs a little help and doesn't hesitate to give it. I can't think of anything else in the world that his teacher could have shared with me this morning that would make me more proud. And yes, I cried. Shocking.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I'm probably a bad parent for posting this and even worse for thinking it's hilarious. I'm even tempted to see if I couldn't get $25,000 from America's Funniest Home Videos. I was attempting to document Buffy's maniacal and fearless pursuit of Rosie's frisbee. I got that and a whole lot more!

Visit with Grandma

Hughie and Georgia had a great visit with Grandma this past week while we were in Virginia for the Final Four. They finally got to meet Buffy! We celebrated Hughie's second birthday with some fabulous frog and flower cupcakes created by Aunt Erin. And apparently someone taught Hugh how to use the "loser" sign (fingers in the shape of an "L" on your forehead) and he was not shy about sharing his new skill with Erin. I swear I didn't teach him that.

My Baby is 2!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Final Four

I know it's been awhile, but I have been very consumed with watching F&M win game after game in the NCAA tourney! It's amazing to watch them do so well and know that all of Chris's INSANE amount hard work is finally paying off. He may not be getting the credit he deserves, but those players who are winning the games know all too well. And to make it to the Final Four with a very young team (they start a freshman, 3 sophomores and a junior) is truly unbelievable. Georgio (the freshman) was just named the Mid-Atlantic Rookie of the Year and James (sophomore) was named to the first team Mid-Atlantic Region. I'm heading down to Salem, VA tomorrow for the D3 Final Four. I keep telling Chris to relax and have fun (as is everyone else) and he's all, "what's the point of going down there if we're not going to win?" Good point. Wouldn't that be amazing? Fingers crossed.

And a special shout out to Glo for graciously agreeing to watch G-Ro and Hugh so that I can go to the games. You are the best!

Friday, March 6, 2009


This is that brutal time of year when it's cold, gray and nothing much is going on. Why cant Christmas be in March?!? It's actually pretty warm today and it's supposed to be 70 on Sunday, so maybe spring really is coming? I took some pics of the kids in the bathtub last night for kicks - and for somehting to post on here. Hughie rocks a relly cute mohawk.