Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Quiz time...

Choose the most appropriate answer to the following.

Baby Sister is...

A. Raising her hand to answer a question.
B. Rockin' her little heart out.
C. Sleeping.
D. Reaching for the moon.

Correct answer is... C. How does she do it? I kept checking on her, and that little arm was up for over 15 minutes. She kept it up even when I took pictures, flash and all! She only finally took it down when I bothered her to cut her fingernails. (I have to cut them when she's asleep, otherwise she moves so much I accidentally cut her skin. Yikes!)

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Help, I'm Window Treatment Stumped

Ian's room is getting closer to completion. The walls have been spackled and painted. A ceiling fan has been installed. Of course, we didn't think about the bunkbed taking up space vertically. Anybody that peeks out from the top bunk may be decapitated. So now we have to choose, replace the ceiling fan with one that has smaller blades, or just put in a light.

Another choice we have to make involves a window treatment. The room has a great window. Paul is going to install blinds just below the arch. We have an arch honeycomb thingy that can be placed above the blinds. I think we need material around the window. I'm leaning towards a denim material to match the lampshade. The problem is, do we get something that goes from the top of the arch to the bottom of the window, or have something that starts just below the arch. If anyone has ideas, please share them.

By the way, Ian already loves his room. Last night he slept in his big boy bed for the first time. He was so excited, he put every stuffed animal he could find into the bed. There was no room for Ian! He was wonderful enough to eliminate all but Elmo, a bear, and a firetruck pillow. He slept through the night and never fell out. We are very proud of him!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Blah...Lima Beans!!!

Being the ever so diligent parents, Paul and I are continually reading up on child development. One of the millions of tips we've learned, is that children need to be exposed to new foods a minimum of 15 times in order to get use to them. At one recent dinner, Ian was getting his second exposure to lima beans. Actually, it was a vegetable mix of corn, peas, carrots and lima beans. He loves to eat the first three listed, as for the last one, read on.

There Ian was, happily eating meatloaf and potatoes, when he began singing out, "Corn." We obliged and fed him a couple of bites consisting of corn, peas and carrots. Then we did it, we snuck in a lima bean. Ian seemed content as he ate the mixture. After a bit of chewing, I noticed his confused look. He eventually spouted out, "Blah," and stuck out his tongue (if only I had a camera at that moment!). Slowly, out dropped a squashed lima bean from his mouth. No corn, no peas, no carrots. Somehow he managed to eat and swallow everything he liked except the dreaded lima bean. What can I say, he's talented.

So far, this was old hat for Ian. He's been able to sift through different textures of food and spit out what he doesn't like. He's been saying, "Blah," more and more, and becoming quite the picky eater. But on this night, he had a new trick up his sleeve. As I turned away from my own plate to take care of something else, Ian decided to sneak a few, actually all, of his lima beans from his plate and graciously place them onto mine. Perhaps it was a gift, who knows what runs through the mind of a toddler. All I knew was, when I turned to finish my potatoes, I suddenly had a growing pile of lima beans. At least he knew who to give them to. Paul hates lima beans, I like them. I think I am alone in this. Nobody ever claims to like lima beans, including Ian.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Scottish And Proud Of It

Last weekend, we went to the Highland Games. This was a great opportunity for Ian to wear his kilt.

He looks mighty handsome!

Of course, no photo shoot is complete without his cheesy smile.

Look out, it's Ian the ROCK STAR!

What can we say, he's a complete HAM in front of the camera.