Thursday, July 28, 2005















Sweet and Bittersweet…

Pretty good morning and a long morning it was since the baby decided the wake up at 4:47am, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and READY TO ROLL (anything with wheels on it that has a siren). Thankfully, the hubs let me sleep in until 5:45am at which point I stumbled/snuck out of the bedroom in the hopes that I would not wake up Coop (our two year old who, yes, sleeps in our bed and probably will until he’s old enough to be embarrassed about it!). The morning was very good. Lots of cuddles w/Gage. He’s only cuddly in the mornings and if he’s tired. He’ll sit on my lap for a good 10 minutes straight in the morning, so I’m always happy to get up and have a little one on one Gagey time before his brother (who is SO not a morning person) wakes up. Once Gage had had enough of cuddles, he took my banana out of my hand and proceeded to eat the whole thing plus what would amount to a good sized bowl of Cheerios if we were to give him an actual bowl….as it is now, all of his food is spread right out on his high chair tray in an effort to slow down the speed with which it hits the floor. He does it with style, I must admit. He’ll pick up the Cheerio, scrutinize it with a thoughtful look upon his face, lower his head and look up at me (I know he would have one eyebrow raised at this point, were he not but 14 months old) and very gracefully holds his arm out to one side and releases the Cheerio with pinky finger extended. Viola! So then, Cooper woke up, crying as usual. He’s not a good waker upper….he’s a good go to sleeper, but not a good waker upper….guess you can’t have it all, but he usually works it out and becomes a normal human 2 year old after a warm bottle of milk and good cuddle…extreme opposite of his brother, Cooper will cuddle and hug and kiss for days. Long, loud kisses on the kisser….moooowwaahhhhhh….buries head into your shoulder and clutches onto you for all he’s worth. It actually makes my heart ache it’s so sweet. Don’t-Cuddle-Me-Gagey is getting more affectionate though, he’s just now getting the idea of giving kisses, however you gotta watch out because when he gives you a kiss it is often in the form of a sudden, high speed head butt that could actually break your nose if you weren’t prepared for the blow. As you are wiping the tears from your eyes, you have to remind yourself that this is a sign of affection, not an overt sign of aggression as it would be from anyone else on earth….so, it’s bittersweet I suppose. He’ll get there...

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


How Sweet It Is:





Spreading the joy.....or at least that's what I'm gonna try to do.

I have what some would call a sickenly sweet life. I have the best husband, the best babies and the best two Pugs ever....or at least I think I do and I am thankful and grateful for them every single day.

I am also lucky enough to have a lot of people to love and a lot of people who love me. Unfortunately, what I lack is enough time to be good at keeping in touch with all my family and friends..........so..........here's my attempt at better living through technology. This will be my official press release of what's going on with us and what's going on in my brain. If you don't know us, you won't care. Possibly if you do know us, you still won't care, but at least I won't be clogging up your inbox with updates or baby pictures. At the very least, I know my mom will like it......

Enjoy the sweetness.