Thursday, May 31, 2007
Once he discovered the power extended to more adults when he used the simple verbal utterance of "ma", he became quite fond of this word.
Recently we have been both amused and frustrated at his requests for "more":
Easy to fulfill:
More difficult to fulfill:
"more firetruck" (i'm not planning on setting the house on fire to make this one happen)
"more airplane" (not going to campout at DFW for this one)
Impossible to fulfill (and hilarious):
after quade "passed gas" he said "more"---that one's all up to you big guy!
Monday, May 28, 2007
Here's a memorable quote from the trip...after driving for an hour on winding, ascending/descending, bumpy roads (after a four hour flight), my belly was contracting painfully and i was trying to be subtle about my desire to stop for a little while. I pointed out another place we could pull-over when Bruce said, "i'll pull over if there's a reason". I responded in a very angry, illogical, pregnant way: "If you don't want your son to die you'd better pull-over now!". Needless to say, he immediately turned that car off the road and i got out to stretch and get a break from the trauma. When we were back on the road it was less than 2 km when the bumpy road ended and we had smooth sailing to our destination.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
My goal at the end of this trip is have cleared my mind of the cacophony of our busy lives in Dallas. So that when we return to Dallas I start to hear the phantom sounds of birds chirping, the ocean waves and ice clinking in my cool cabana drink.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Then we headed to a local water spray park. It was super fun. Quade was a little hesitant at first, but before long he was completely soaked!
Well, i conducted the official water experiment (using a standard glass liquid measuring cup). By my surprise in regards to liquid capacity the two containers were EQUAL! (the long, narrow container required 2 more drops of water, but considering the confidence interval, accounting for any spills and experimenter error, they were relatively equal).
However, in regards to bulky, solid objects I believe that i can "fit" more into the long, narrow container. Also, for my little toddler son, I can fool him into believing there is actually more in the long container (given the longer surface area).
Thank you all for your input and appeasing my silly mind.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
"how adorable" you may exclaim! well, i created several of these lovely delicacies for a baby shower last weekend. The entire production process got me thinking that perhaps there is real money to be made in the cupcake business. The cost per cupcake was less than $1...i think i could charge $3 to 4! what a profit!
But then there is labor time involved, and the 'hired help' (aka Amber Lee) to make the adorable little booties and stars for the top.
All in all, i think that although it's fun to "create" something delicious and adorable, working as a speech-language pathologist is probably more lucrative than a cute cupcake corporation!
Thursday, May 3, 2007
I ignored it and continued to eat my delicious lunch.
After lunch, before he went down for his nap, we were reading “Wheels on the Bus” in his room. I decided now was the time to have the “booby talk”. On one of the pages is the part about “The parents on the bus go ‘sh sh sh’.” The picture has the mom feeding the baby a bottle. Since quade is in awe of babies right now I decided to talk about this page some more: “This mommy is feeding the baby a bottle of milk. Mary’s mommy fed her baby with her booby b/c her booby had milk in it. Mommy will feed our baby milk with her booby”.
I figured the entire monologue had gone over his head.
Until he responded with: “Nina booby”!!! =) (‘Nina’ is his nickname for his Aunt 'Christina’ and quade has seen her nurse her daughter before).
So I don’t know if Quade is very perceptive, is fascinated with Christina’s boobs or if he’s seen them a lot! (she happens to be known as quite the exhibitionist around the family).