Wednesday, November 26, 2008
there's nothing like a trip to the grocery store the day before thanksgiving to get you in the holiday spirit. i had to drive around for ten minutes to find a parking spot and then punch a lady in the face to get the turkey i wanted! i'm in the full swing of things now though. i've been spic and spanning my house all day to get ready for the shin dig tomorrow. we are having the coxes over and i'm making the turkey...i'm not sure how that's going to turn out. i'm just not a high maintenance cook you know what i mean? i mean, clean it out, tie it up, marinade, massage, rub, love, tickle, kiss, then baste, baste, baste for four hours? yeah, we'll see how that goes...
i am excited though! i love the holiday season and feel incredibly grateful this year for all my many blessings, which includes each of you of course. we busted out the christmas music this morning and that will pretty much be my life's soundtrack for the next month. plus i bought peppermint ice cream today. that's when you really know it's the holiday season! there is so much goodness to be had. alright, i best get to marinading this bird...wish me luck!
Monday, November 24, 2008
we went to a drop in music playgroup and atticus got to go in his jammies because he didn't feel like getting dressed. he loved the drums and naturally had to climb on top of the big drum so that he could play with the lollipop looking drums.
this was one of his birthday gifts which he totally loves, he cruises everywhere with this thing. it's so funny to watch him walk so speedy.
it was pretty chilly outside but he was still sad when we had to come back in after playing
atticus wanted some chicken tikka masala for his birthday dinner and we were more than happy to oblige
atticus only let me place the birthday hat on his head when he was distracted with devouring his cupcake and there was no chance of him allowing me to actually tie the ribbon under his chin. oh well.
we got a happy birthday e-mail from the children's orchard today inviting us to come in and pick out a $5 toy for free. i let atticus check out the toys and we decided on this wooden train which ended up being such a great choice as he loves playing with it.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
i thought i'd do a quick bit of baby proofing and let him play in there for a minute while i cleaned. i thought i got all the potential mess-making, germ-ridden, breakables out of the way.
i left for a second and came back to this
yum! oh well, it could have been worse. and so much for the fool proof turn around of the TP. looks like the wise guy figured out my little trick!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
which is one of only two settings present on the contraption. "pop tart" and "dark." hmmm, that sure simplifies things. how random though. apparently toastmaster is in cahoots with kellogg's. have you even had a pop tart in the last 15 years? yeah, neither had i. until this week when i discovered the gingerbread printed fun special holiday edition pop tarts...mmmm...for once i was grateful that my ghetto cheap toaster came with built in pop tart instructions.
and if you've never heard brian regan's rendition of the art of pop tart preparation you best remedy that situation right now if you know what's good for you.
and while we're on the topic of breakfast foods atticus tried to make floor scrambled eggs yesterday. i'm sure that this is only the first of many broken eggs in this child's future. please note the toothbrush that be loves to chew. he used it as his spatula.
he also helped me put away groceries a few days ago and through out the day i found two apples looking like this stashed around my kitchen. i love finding such treasures.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
going to get around to sending holiday cards this year
and then i quietly chuckle to myself
i know better than to put impossible requests on my christmas list
i mean i asked for a pony and a cat e.v.e.r.y s.i.n.g.l.e c.h.r.i.s.t.m.a.s of my childhood years and it all came to naught. needless to say, i learned my lesson and now that i'm a grown up 30 year old i know better. however in a burst of holiday spirit i once again took up the facade of being on top of things at the holiday time and set up the tripod for some good family fun. after 40 fake smiles this one turned out to be my favorite...
you know...the "silly" one you take at the end
i mean, look at the silliness. it's uncanny!
and i liked that darek and i are...making the same face
it's like we're married or something
and atticus is totally over it
which reminds me...
it has come to my attention that some of you are beginning to feel like my blog has become something of an atticus obsession, an "i-worship-my-child" fiesta, an atticus-palooza if i may...
well to you folks, and you know who you are, i have only one thing to say:
you're just barely figuring this out??? sheesh! get with the program. my obsession has been going strong for almost a year now, nay, i daresay longer...perhaps since conception. but i won't share that part.
you will get no rebuttal from me on this count.
anyway, back to the issue at hand. you may (but won't) be receiving a holiday card (perhaps an e-mail) from the mccoy family (most likely just a blog post) highlighting the highlights of 2008 (namely, atticus) as well as one of the several (none) great photos taken today of our sweet (that part's true) family! (don't) get exicted and make sure to (not) watch for it in the mail!
that kind of felt like a mad libs, right?
and sweet dreams...
Friday, November 14, 2008
he was introduced to balloons
which he tried to eat
atticus' cuteness earned him two free balloons today - one from iParty and the other from trader joe's. it's been much too long since i enjoyed free handouts for being cute...*sigh*
he went totally balistic playing with them, nothing has ever been more fun!
atticus will be one year old on the 24th of this month which is completely unbelievable to me! we've decided to just have a family birthday party on the 24th instead of trying to orchestrate a big party. however, i initiated a november birthday party playgroup through JP moms for all the november born babes in the neighborhood, so that will be fun. i put together some little party favors in sippy cups to hand out to all the birthday friends at the party. i'll be sure to post pics of all the birthday babes!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
is how we spend our lives"
i stole that from tisha's blog, who stole it from her friend's blog
so feel free to steal it from my blog
i always keep my little point and shoot camera with me in my diaper bag and i downloaded it today and found so many random pictures. i don't really want to blog each separately but i thought that they were a good record of how i spend my days...
totting atticus around in the moby wrap and under my coat when darek accidentally takes the car to work with the stroller in the back
taking atticus to the park to play because he napped too long for us to make it downtown for the veteran's day parade
watching atticus watch the big kids play at the park
and kind of dying that atticus himself is looking like such a big kid
taking the bug to the aquarium to check out the jelly fish
making sure atticus and teddy bear get a well rounded dinner
going in to check on atticus an hour after bedtime and finding this, not sleeping
and check out his shoes
taking the kiddo to dad's work to crawl around and disrupt all the workers with his echoing screams
trying to figure out what in the world all these white speckles are