Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween Costume

"So are you dressing up tonight to give out candy? Ooh, you could Moby the baby, then you could be that creature from Total Recall. You know, that creature that has a baby coming out of it?"

"I was just going as a sleep deprived mom."

"Huh. Same thing."

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Best Baby Ever

Need I say anymore?

Monday, October 23, 2006

Sometimes I wonder about her.....

Last night my daughter invited her friend over for dinner. We hadn't seen her in awhile and were discussing the various things she had been up to, in particular, a recent field trip to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit here in town.

Darian: "Why would you want to go see some dead animals?"

Me: "Darian, what are you talking about? Celeste just explained to you what the Dead Sea Scrolls are."

Darian: "Are you talking about scrolls or squirrels? Cause I thought you were talking about Dead Sea Squirrels."

Friday, October 20, 2006

Stuff Portrait Friday

Yeah. It's been like a year since I played, but this week's assignment was really easy~ they were photos I had already taken! Stuff Portrait Friday comes to you courtesy of Kristine at Random and Odd.

SPF this week is going to be super easy and…well, Random

1. The Kitchen Sink 2. Something you need to fix. 3. Something you’re going to throw away right after you take the picture of it.

Here's a recent photo of my kitchen sink. Yup, that's a baby getting a bath in there.

Here's something I need to fix:

No, not *that* kind of fixing, cause that's been done. Ellie needs to get his bark under control and I need to fix that. He barks at everything and nothing at all. His barking drives me insane.

Here's something I threw away right after I photgraphed it. I have no idea why I took this photo. And I actually recycled this box. You can be arrested in Seattle if you don't recycle.

Did you play?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I heart PR

Last night I was on pins and needles (pun intended) watching the season finale of Project Runway 3. Yeah, you never hear me talk about TV because I am not a big watcher of it, but I have followed this show since the beginning. My pregnant weekends were spent sprawled out on the couch, glued to the marathons on Bravo hoping Jeffrey would end up the winner. And last night he won!

I was literally on the edge of my seat when Tim Gunn had his 'gather round' to talk about the allegations that Jeffrey outsourced some of his sewing. There was no way he could have come that far to be disqualified, and with a huge sigh of relief, he remained in. So he had to give up the wigs; I didn't really like them, anyway. His collection told a story, was innovative, and beautifully styled- without wigs! I can't wait to see what he does with INC and how his clothes would be marketed to the public. I would love to own one his designs.

This season's finalists had the most diverse points of view since the show's inception; their collections emphasizing just how different each designer is. I really liked Laura's designs, just because they were all so elegant and sophisticated, but I didn't think she was well rounded enough to be deemed the winner. I can see her clothes on the red carpet at the Oscars, not at my local Macy's. Uli was a little too Mrs. Roper for my tastes, though her neutral pieces were lovely. I was really tired of hearing how she lives in Miami and likes vibrant colors. I get it! Michael was Darian's favorite and while I loved his winning design for the Icon challenge, I thought his collection was too hoochy mama for my tastes.

Sew, congratulations to Jeffrey! And now you know, I love Project Runway (but pretty much suck at reviews!)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

All I needed to know, I learned from Disney films

Sometimes I wonder just what my nine year daughter is learning in school. She's been struggling with basic spelling and simple math and I find it frustrating that she can recall movie lines and scenes from plays but can't tell me what nine times six is.

Case in point:

The other night while dining with some relatives from Texas, she said, "You know, Arizona, New Mexico, and California were once part of Mexico, just like Texas." Our relatives were very impressed that Darian knew that, being a Northwest baby and all that.

Later while doing the dishes I asked her if she had learned that in school, because, by gosh! She's finally retaining historical information she's learned there! I should be proud, not worrisome!

"Mommy, they said it in the Zorro movie!"

Last night we were eating dinner at a restaurant that had a grand fish tank as the center focal point of the dining room. We were discussing with friends how hard it must be clean such a large tank, and keep all the sea anemone alive that populated it. Darian then said the anemone were home to the clown fish because they protected the fish from the predators of the sea. My friend asked if she was studying the sea in school and Darian said, "No, I learned that from Finding Nemo."

Later I started to tell everyone at the table about my plantar fasciitis because talking about feet is only proper dinner manners when out with good friends. Of course, all this foot talk then led to questions of warts to which I posed, "Oh, a verruca?!!"

"Huh? Like Verruca Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?" asked my girlfriend.

"Yeah. A verruca is a foot wart. You know all those podiatrists I work with? I sell them a lot of Verruca-Freeze."

Darian then cut in, "Yeah, you know that line from the movie when she says, 'My name is Verruca Salt' and Johnny Depp says, 'Oh, I thought a verruca was a wart you got on the bottom of your foot.'? Well, that's a verruca."

We then realized: if Johnny Depp made a movie about math, our daughter would be going to MIT.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Black Guy's Peas

My husband is fascinated with Fergie and talks incessantly about her solo career. Mostly, he annoys the heck out of me by getting the words to London Bridge incorrect, mashing them with another song:

"London Bridge is falling down!
Falling down
Falling down
My humps! My humps!"

(By the way, the title of this post is what Darian believes to be the band's name who sings that lovely lady lumps song.)

Just what *are* lovely lady lumps? Scott seems to think they are my breasts. I have heard him several times in the nursery tell Piper that's where she gets her nummy noo-noos from. I say lovely lady lumps refer to the buttocks. Who's right on this one?

The kids today and their slang! I just don't get it!