Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Christmas Story Moment

My favorite movie around Christmas time is "A Christmas Story". I have no idea why I love it so much, but each Christmas Eve it is always my plan to watch it on TBS at least two times. It doesn't always happen, but anyway.

You know that one part of the movie where his mom asks him what he wants for Christmas he blurts out "I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle" and immediately afterwards he regrets it? I had one of those moments earlier... with my boss...

Someone else on my team, I won't say who *coughMichaelcough* asked if we were going to tell the secretaries something ahead of time instead of us having to tell them afterward. My boss said, "No, we're telling them as we receive them.... Enjoy!" It might have been the last part that made me angry... or the whole thing. I don't know. Then came the Ralphie moment.

I blurted out, "Wouldn't it save time to tell them ahead of time, instead of waiting for *whatever*? Then they can have the things ready and can send them to us with the *other thing*." It was formed as a question, but I certainly wasn't asking one. Then immediate regret and the thought,"Oh my god, did that just come out of my mouth?". It's only been about an hour and I have no idea what she said in response.

The only thing I know is that I'm going to buy some duct tape and put it in my desk for occasions such as these... So next time I feel like speaking my mind, I won't be escorted out of the building.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Man Mystery #17,684

Picture this.

It is Saturday night. Joe, Elijah and I are in Target, just walking around and looking at stuff. We are about to leave and are heading towards the front of the store. As we approach the check out, Joe sees this random guy (who we have never even seen before) and asks "What time is the game on tonight?" The guy replies "It was post-poned because of rain." They walk off in separate directions.

What game? What sport? How did they both know what game the other one was talking about? Were they speaking in secret guy code? After I looked at Joe like he was crazy, of course I interegated him to find out what he was talking about. It turned out the guy was wearing a Yankees cap (which I didn't notice) and they were both talking about a game in the World Series.

It was so weird and random. I wonder if women do this, but we just don't notice...

Friday, October 23, 2009


Elijah has a lot of quirks about him. One of them is that he knows what he wants and there is no way you can talk him into doing or eating something that he doesn't want. Since he was about 11 months old, he has had this eating thing going on. He won't eat unless he's watching something he likes to watch and he doesn't like to touch squishy things with his hands.

We have tried many many many many (you get the point) different things to try to get him to expand his horizons, to no avail. We play something on TV and feed him jarred baby food, so he'll get some fruits and veggies in him, but after putting up with this for almost a year, I'm just worn out and have decided we will keep doing what we're doing and when he wants to try other foods we'll let him.

Then yesterday a miracle happened. Joe and I had McDonalds, so as usual Joe got Elijah french fries (his favorite), but this time he also got him some nuggets. Before we handed them over we both figured they would end up on the floor, especially because Azalea was roaming around and Elijah loves to feed her. To our surprise he held one in his hand for about a minute, then he took a little bite, decided he liked it, then continued to eat until he ate, not just one, but both of them. Joe and I were shocked.

Unfortunately, I don't have pictures from this event because I was scared that if he got wind that he was eating something even remotely good for him that he would end up tossing it on the floor. Hopefully this is the beginning of a new phase, where he'll start trying more things... If not, I'll just stick it out a while longer and be ready when he is.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Movie Monday

Elijah just started saying "Yeah" and "No" in response to questions. So while we were on a car trip we decided to start asking him some random questions. Enjoy!

Friday, October 9, 2009


Last Saturday we went over to my in-law's house for dinner and to visit. While we were there my mother-in-law wanted to take pics of all three "babies" with pumpkins, mums and jack-o-lanters. These are some of the pics that turned out. There was craziness while trying to take the pictures, as to be expected with toddlers, but I think the pics turned out really good.

I didn't take those pics, my sister-in-law Jacqi did. I was busy trying to get everyone to look toward the camera. But I took some after the fact:

There were also lots of hugs and kisses going on afterward. Charlotte wanted to give Elijah a hug, but they were a little unstable - See here .

Then Elijah wanted to give Penelope a hug... You know, passing it on...

And then Charlotte gave her a kiss

This is one of my favorite photos from my camera. I love how both of them have the same look on their face, examining whatever it is they are trying to pick up.

I was inspired by the photo shoot, so the next day we took Elijah to the park and Joe and I took these pics:

I hope you enjoyed looking. I'm in the mood this weekend to make cards and/or scrapbook pages, so on Monday I should have something to show you. :-) Ttyl!