Tuesday, June 01, 2010

life in las vegas so far

had to use fruit snacks to bribe atticus

so that he'd smile for the camera
love how beck is coveting the fruit snacks
so life so far in las vegas...

it's been hot, but not HOT so that's pretty great
and i have a teeny tiny hint of a tan
from laying by the pool

atticus can SWIM!
it blew me away! we've taken him to the pool a few times with his little life jacket on
and last week i floated him around on his belly telling him to kick his legs and paddle his arms
but i never let go of him. well a few days ago darek took him to the pool and atticus runs straight to the pool, jumps in and starts doggy paddling around (with his life jacket on). we couldn't believe it. he's totally fearless. a little fish. it's the cutest thing, must video it for your viewing pleasure.

we decided to make a spontaneous trip to CA for memorial day weekend...then we decided not to. instead to shopped and shopped and shopped all weekend. it was very needed. i threw away most my wardrobe when we moved because i decided that those ugly clothes didn't deserve being hauled across country. it was wonderful and i feel like a new woman!

BUT - i was sad to miss out on CA for the weekend. it hurts to be this close and yet not there. we're probably going to the 4th of july and i'm counting down the days!

ants. lots of them. all over my counter. like 17 billion of them. i doused the house in bug spray.
no more ants

darek digs his job! hooray! and his boss took him gambling for some "hands on" training.
so classic, right?

we've put in an offer in on a sweet house but still have NOT heard back. it's kind of like chinese water torture. we'll probably keep house hunting in the meantime in case this one falls through.

last week was a rough week - very little sleep, very much stress
very sore tonsils
but it's a new week
and i'm a new woman, remember?

i did a little experiment
i set the timer for one minute
and counted how many times atticus said, "mom?"
that's about every 4-5 seconds, people!
more chinese water torture!

so then i did another experiment
i said, "atticus, atticus, atticus"
over and over and over
for like five minutes
and he just thought it was funny

i ate zero treats last week
again, a new woman!

we've been bored at home a lot
because we've been too tired to get up and drive darek to work so we'd have the car
so i ordered new running shoes
and a new jogging stroller
and as soon as they show up

cafe rio for dinner last night
that alone was worth the move cross country
not to mention some nordstrom rack shopping over the weekend
(although i've heard the braintree mall is getting a nord rack, so i suppose i could have stayed in boston after all)

atticus' fave new game:
hides head under blanket, pillow, sweater, burp clothe, sock, what have you
asks mom: "mom, where's atticus?"
mom repeats: "where's atticus?"
atticus jumps out
mom acts surprised

atticus refers to himself in the third person
i love it

we're single handedly keeping 7-11 in business with slurpee purchases
and every time we drive passed 7-11 atticus says, "mmm! mom, it's good juice!"

we're eating toast with pumpkin butter for breakfast
"mom, more toast?"

i gotta say that so far life in las vegas is pretty great
although i have moments where i miss boston
and moments where i wish i lived in CA
but the rest of the time
i'm just grateful to be here!

gotta run, the babe awakes
i hope you're memorial day weekend was wonderful
and memorable

love and hugs to you!


Bonnie said...

ah, I miss you guys. And am jealous that you're going to a pool :) We've been doing the beach, but honestly I'd take a pool over a beach most days. Call me crazy. So... pumpkin butter? Sounds delicious. (espeically since the little bug seems to have reactions when I eat peanuts). I've never seen it in the store...OH also, I tried on the ErgoBaby and it is TONS better than the bjorn. I'm going to buy one for our trip to Utah next month. I REALLY like it so much better.

Rachel said...

You should do a blog fashion show. I want to see all your fun clothes. And please, stop mentioning Cafe Rio. Envy is one of the seven deadly sins! :)
PS: Your boys are ADORABLE. Seriously.

Keleigh, Cecilia and Family said...

baking soda = no ants + safe for kids
works like a charm!!!
from atticus's age on, it just gets funnier. :) i did the same thing with kellan about the Mom thing and then said her name. she laughed. life is so much fun and congrats new woman on not eating treats for a week. wish i could say the same!

Gramma Dani said...

From Missoula, Montana... Love this post! The new clothes thing sounds fun... :-) About the ants - cheap hairspray will kill them about as quickly as bug spray, and it's not as toxic to the kids. Can't wait to see you whenever we can get together!

james and andre'a said...

I LOVE your stream of consciousness. James gave me a gift card to 7/11 because I also love their Slurpees. So delish. I just love you!