Wednesday, June 25, 2008

what's your ride?

I picked this off a friend's blog. It really is too funny not to share. Perhaps you can relate on some level. I don't personally recommend the Zima, just for the record.

Friday, June 20, 2008

the light at the end of the tunnel

Eight years ago we were in the midst of our palatial basement apartment (by palatial I mean around 400 square feet) packing and tripping over boxes to move to a new frontier - St. Louis. We would be there for four years. We're still here (do the math if you wish), and know what? We really like it here. Our house size has almost tripled and our family size has certainly doubled. But what we don't always like is the craziness of Nate's work. However, (this is where we begin to see the light at the end of a very long tunnel) Monday marks the beginning of his last year of residency! I can't believe it. Med school wasn't bad, but residency has been something to reckon with. I must admit that every year gets a bit better (and I think the best thing about this coming year is knowing that it is the last one). I chose to post this picture to illustrate our excitement.

Monday, June 16, 2008

sad feet

I imagine by now, most of my devoted readers know that The Caveman in my life came to this world with an orthopedic problem commonly referred to as clubfoot. He started to undergo non-invasive treatment at the age of 10 days and today no one would ever guess he had non-normal feet (they carry him to and from trouble very quickly, just as you'd expect two-year-old feet to do). Sadly there are children born in other countries who are unable to receive treatment as early as J. And so where J can run and jump and climb and spin - someone else cannot. There are various groups and organizations that assist these kids and one of them is CURE. If you click on the CURE link you can "sign a cast" and $5 will be donated. The five bucks pays for a cast for a child (FYI - J had to go through 4 or 5 sets of casts). So if you've got a chance to do it, would you mind? J thanks you (and so do I).

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

lazy daze of summer

It is hot and we are lazy. And so far, I'm okay with it. I started taking swimming lessons once a week and it is really fun! Grace is not too pleased that I am taking lessons and she isn't, but her turn will come soon enough. Last night we all went to the pool (it is indoors and I love it because there is no worry about sunscreen and all that!). Jimmy displays no fear of the water; he just loves to go "schwimmin"!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

sexy at 32

According to a very trusted source, being a surgeon is considered one of the top ten sexy jobs. In honor of that announcement I thought I'd post about the surgeon that lives in our house. He turned a little bit older this week (I'll let you guess how old), so of course Grace planned a birthday party. This is who was invited: Grace, Jimmy, the Birthday Boy, and me. We had a swell time, ate lovely food, and partied hardy all the way until 8 p.m., at which point half of the party guests went to bed. Happy Birthday, Nate!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

for all you grandparents out there in need of "entertainment"

I realize this is not the best, and for some you may think "What?!" Nate thought it blog-worthy and since it is his birthday I thought I'd post it for him.

my kind of town

Last weekend (well really the weekend before), Nate and I went all by ourselves to Chicago. The kids were only 30 minutes away from us, but they could have been 30 states away for all I knew. It was a fun and much needed break. I went into the city a tired and haggared mother and I emerged a happy, fun mom.

Monday, June 2, 2008

here comes the sun

Summer is officially here in our house. That means that it is summer vacation. That means that Grace is home a lot and has lots of extra energy. That means that I am running out of energy. Any ideas of what to do with the extra "sunshine"?