Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Hallowe'en from the littlest Raine Drop!!

(Contrary to what these pictures would have you believe, she actually liked her costume for most of the day.)

Now, time to brace myself for the excited squeals of Bert and Ernie everytime a trick-or-treater comes to the door. It's going to be a long night, folks!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Well, Hallowe'en is upon us. Here is a pic of my Screaming Penguin. Tomorrow we'll be making the rounds to mom's work, dad's work, uncle kent's work, and cousin Landon's house. Phew!

Right now my babe is sleeping and I'm making mini chocolate muffins for Raine's Food Day. From scratch. Then I'm going to frost them with Jack-o-lantern faces. Food Day is a giant, day-long potluck, and anyone who knows Raine knows that he thinks potlucks are "miscellaneous dishes from miscellaneous people." It's funny to think of all those stuffy accountants and merchants having a Hallowe'en party with preschool-ish snacks. (No offense, honey.)

Bert spent a good portion of the last week bringing the baby objects to play fetch with - his Tigger, a bone, his rope knot, etc. He sits there, hopefully nudging the baby's foot with these items for up to 10 minutes at a time. When I try to intercede and play with him he has no interest. Sadly, since the baby has yet to take him up on his offers to play, Bert's self-confidence has plummeted. Poor little depressed chug. Maybe dressing up as a cowboy will help him out!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

ever have one of those days?

When you have a baby, you can cram a bunch of action-packed stuff in the early hours of the morning. Don't believe me? Here's a few pics of my short little friend, one morning when we got up around 7am, ate, went in the exersaucer, had some tummy time, played in the bumbo, rode Bert like a horse, went in her jumper (nothing jolly about it that morning) and minutes later, all crashed out by 9am.

Yesterday I had no power for about 6 hours. I'm pretty sure Mr. Pink House Key had something to do with it, as in my mind I think his job at Hydro involves a large board with Monopoly-sized houses, and he picks and chooses who is lucky enough to have power. Anyway, I was just debating whether I should pack up my sleeping babe and head into the city, (or as I was calling it by then, the land of heat and lights) when my watchdogs alerted me to the fact that the hydro men were in the backyard. Victory was ours! Take that, Pink!!

PS - If anyone out there needs a wig, please let me know. Between me shedding out the last of my glorious, thick, pregnant lady hair, and my babe shedding the last of her gorgeous, thick, pregnant-mom-heartburn-inducing hair, we have enough to set up shop. Sigh.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

it's a dog's life

Nothing much is happening around here today so I thought I'd turn the blog over to Bert and Ernie:

Bert's Blog:
7:30 am - Daddy leaves! I'm so excited!
8:00 am - Mommy gets up! The baby gets up! The baby eats! I'm so excited!
9:00 am - The baby went back to bed! I'm so excited!
9:05 am - noon - (daydreaming about the bear riding a unicycle while the Tetris theme plays in the background)
Noon - I went outside! I peed on the BBQ, the deck, the pool, the fence, and Ernie! They're all mine! I'm so excited!
12:30 - 2:00pm - I'm sleeping in the sun spot! I'm so excited!!
2:00 - 3:00pm - The hydro man is here! I can see him through the window! I think I'll bark uncontrollably for an hour! I'm so excited!
3:30pm - I humped my brother! I'm so excited!

Ernie's Blog:
7:30am - The Tall One leaves. One down, two to go.
8:00am - The Short One and The New One get up. The New One is noisy. And is allowed on the furniture. Who does it think it is?
9:00am - noon - The Dumb One is thinking about that damn unicycle again. How did I end up surrounded by these morons?
Noon - Ugh. The Dumb One made an ass of himself by urinating all over things that are clearly MINE. I will follow behind him and mark these items accordingly. Hello, what's this - HEY! WAIT A MINUTE!! THE DUMB ONE PEED ON ME!!!!!!!!
12:30 - 3:30 - The Short One somehow managed to lure me into this kennel AGAIN. Curses, I am no match for her siren song of liver treats...
3:30pm - Was just violated by The Dumb One. I hate this house.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Why Aren't I Sleeping?

This is my very first blog entry! How 2006!! Clearly, I want to be just like my good friend Ms. Pink House Key. I am sensing that "Why Aren't I Sleeping?" will be a common theme. Perhaps that would be a better name for this blog....

Well, hockey season is upon us again. Bert is taking it the hardest, when he sees Raine come upstairs with his giant "pack-pack" of equipment, he freaks out and humps his brother. I thought getting those boys fixed would decrease the humping, not increase it. Hmph. This pic is Raine with his pack-pack from last year, before the house renovations. We no longer have the arch or the faux brick.

The Little Lady, as her Daddy calls her, managed to grasp a toy and get it to her mouth on the first try tonight. Our little peanut, growing so fast. Watch out pups, your tails are next!