(L to R) M, Addy, Lilly, JD, Jdub, E, Brody
Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Homecoming was always a really big deal at Butler. Like Highschool big. Which makes complete sense because Butler is a college highschool (not in academics, we are talking socially here). Anyway there are parades, queens, lots of competition (and I am not talking about our football team), etc. Also it needs to be noted that Homecoming is the ONLY football game that I think any student (besides actual football players) attend all season. We are Division 1AA so we aren't good and don't play good or cool teams.
I worked weekends when I first graduated (home buyers were calling!) so I have actually only been to "Homecoming" once before this. I missed out on some good times (per a few drunk phone calls I received at work over the years) so I was excited to go back this year and tailgate!
Side note- we all talked and we are pretty sure that drinking adult beverages in Hinkle's parking lot was not allowed when we were in school because I think we would have opted for this instead spending money we didn't have at the bars...
JD has been back on campus with me a few times for walks but this was his very first tailgating experience! It was a good time, just tiring for all! There wasn't much tipsiness going around for the parents...more babies spilling beers and us realizing that babies and beers don't really mix. But all in all our first adult tailgate went really well!
A Rare Occasion, Aimee and I with our babes!
(It isn't great but its literally the only picture I took!)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Mom...whats all this TV talk for? I am not so sure people care what you think about this stuff. I think they come to this blog to see me. You might lose readers if you keep this stuff up! You are forgetting to tell the people what WE do all day. Like have lunch with Godmom...
...We read the paper...
Friday, October 17, 2008
Saturday we were all set to go to the local Pumpkin Patch, take the hay ride, pick out a few pumpkins and most importantly take some pictures of Mr. JD (at this point its all about the photo opp right?) :) I was sitting on the floor with JD in my lap reading a book before morning nap time and all of the sudden he started to rub his right eye and before I could even pass it off as him being tired he started blood curdling SCREAMING!! So I turned him around and looked at him and he would not open his right eye (insert a little bit of panic).
Then for the next hour if he got even close to the sun shining in the house he would scream, grab his eye and run away and sometimes even run into things (insert more panic). So I called the pediatrician, or THREE pediatricians total (everyone I called that was supposed to be on call had a message saying "call x doctor now because I am no longer on call today") so I left a message, Mr. On Call said go straight to the ER, do not pass "Go", do not collect 200 dollars, just go to the ER because they are the only facility open today that has the capability to check to see if he has a tear in his cornea (all my drama queen self could think of that moment was that he was going blind).
Indianapolis has a wonderful Pediatric ER that we went to. Its amazing, they were amazing and they made him all better! P-Daddy and I were calm. We were actually somewhat skeptical that it was anything more than something in his eye. That our first trip to the ER was going to be a big fat laugh because they were going to give us Natural Tears eye drops, chuckle at us a little, and then send us out the door with a big bill to follow in the next 30 days. Turns out we were wrong and he did in fact have a Corneal Abrasion. It was painful to watch them check for this BUT with some Baby Motrin, and the medicine he was SERIOUSLY all better in less than 24 hours. The eye apparently is the fastest regenerating (aka healing) thing in our bodies. Apparently babies get these all the time because they have something that has gotten in their eye and they itch it and it scratches the cornea. Who knew?
Last year we had professional pictures taken as a family by Bobbi and Mike Photography. They are AMAZING and I am so glad that we invested in this for his newborn photos (see an example on the right of the blog labeled "family photo"), but this year we decided that JD should be the star of the show by himself and we went for a more "traditional" or what I like to call "old school" route and took him to Portrait Innovations (which I would highly recommend if you are thinking of going this route on photos. Their staff is professional, you can normally make an appointment and get in the same day, they are affordable, AND you get your pictures same day). Although it isn't completely candid (which is more my style), you can definitely see his personality shining through! Here a few of our favorites!
Why don't we just take this Bear home with us? Seems logical to me Mom and Dad!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
So first I will give you the down low on my 2008 Fall TV schedule...here it goes (no judging please-and if you judge, judge silently! :)
Chuck, Boston Legal, The Hills, Raising The Bar
Tuesday: The Biggest Loser
Wednesday: Lipstick Jungle, America's Next Top Model, Dirty Sexy Money, Private Practice, Project Runway
Thursday: Survivor, Kath & Kim (jury is still out on this one), The Office, Grey's Anatomy
Friday: The Starter Wife, Life
Saturday: 48 hours Mystery, Saturday Night Live
Sunday: The Amazing Race, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters (my favorite)
I won't bother you with boring details from all of the above but there are some highlights I am going to touch on...
Mom, this show isn't on your list! Can I watch it with you?
Lets start with Grey's...is anyone else dissapointed with this season thus far? Meredith and Derrik is a big fat yawn of a relationship and very predictable! I thought Ross and Rachel were bad and that was the 90's! The writers on this show need to step up their game or they might just lose me!On the other hand Paul and I just started to watch Boston Legal this season and we are in love! Its HILARIOUS! I would highly reccommend if you like "guy" humor. You can pick this show up whenever...we did!
I have been a BIG fan of Brothers & Sisters from its pilot episode. I love that they are dealing with a soldier coming home from war. Its completely fictional but I have a feeling that the writers either know someone that has come home from this war, or one from the past. This show pulls at my heart strings on a weekly basis and makes me want to have a HUGE family. Even with the drama you can feel the love through the screen. So as you can probably already tell, this one is my FALL FAVORITE!
JD and Lilly practicing WWF moves (I don't know where they got this since babies aren't allowed to watch TV AND we don't watch anything resembling wrestling)My Guilty Pleasure is The Hills. Who doesn't heart Lauren Conrad? I watch in amazement every week at how these people actually got MTV to come to their high school (or how MTV just wanted to come to their high school) and make them famous...then flip to the spin off show of Lauren and her fabulous life. Driving Mercedes Benz at the ripe age of 18, living in LA, getting whatever freaking job you want because you are who you are. Its a far cry from Dvegas!
I getting to the point where I am OVER the Biggest Loser and Survivor. I mold these two together because I do not think that either of them will ever go away! Survivor has such a huge fan base that I really don't think it will ever go away unless they have made it to every piece of untouched land in the world. The Biggest Loser is such an unbelievable show that gives people such hope that I don't think its going anywhere either. I love the concept of Biggest Loser but just can't stomach the week to week banter anymore. I will be tuned in for the finale though. Those weight loss stories are unreal!
The Office, I shouldn't even have to comment on this one because everyone should already be watching this program every week (and the repeats that air on TBS). This show is fabulous! And on a side note, Target is now selling Office paraphanalia in their SEE.SPOT.SAVE section. Its only a dollar so it may be good for stocking stuffers for those who care!
The Season Finale of Project Runway is tonight. My TIVO screwed up last week so I didn't get to see Part 1 of this finale and read somewhere that it was Jerrell (sp?) that was kicked off. I am sad about this because he was my favorite and pick to win. Now I am voting for Cato (sp again?). She has a good vision and is a nice person (at least as far as reality tv goes).
Where did Lilly go? Did I win with my baby wrestling moves?
Last but not least is Desperate Housewives...I thought this show would only last one season, if that! Now I am into this one more than Grey's! I never thought I would say those words! But its so bad its good and so far out there that I watch it purely for entertainment. I am not vested in the characters like I am with B&S. Lets be honest ladies, its a night time soap opera.If you were into this post, comment. And please feel free to ad anything you feel like I forgot! I may make this a weekly thing if my readers are into it!
Happy Hump Day! Its a great night of TV, so set those TIVO's!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The Beautiful CoupleVisit Amy's blog to get the scoop on the wonderful proposal!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
We are taking P-Daddy back very soon and I think we are going to become members too! Thank you to Sam and Bridget for showing us the amazing fun babies can have at a museum!
PS-I realize that I typed "Childrens Museum" a ridiculous amount of times and it kind of annoyed me too but I just couldn't bring myself to go back and change it. Sorry! :)
PSS-If JD gets sick, I might rethink the whole joining thing. However, I still will stand by the amazingness! :)
Monday, October 6, 2008
He first discovered his Doggie. He got this from our dear friends Brian and Caroline for his birthday. Its a Butler Bulldog so its even more special than just a regular Doggie! As seen below he knows what his doggie is and loves to find him and give him kisses!
Next came his oh so soft Bear that I got when I was prego with him from our dear friend KB. He sleeps with Mr. Bear now and before he was fine with leaving him in his crib but now everytime I go in to get him he has the bear (by the neck-its a loving choke hold though) and has the death grip on mr. bear. So he is now a part of our downstairs play time too. Again, I think it is super exciting that he now has a "friend" that he can snuggle with at bedtime!
Mr. Bear and I are gonna get you mommy! Start Running!
Last but certainly not least we have the monkey. The monkey is technically a baby leash that Grandma purchased while visiting (I think she is worried we might lose JD while in public-Grandma's worry about these things). It might be the cutest baby leash ever! I am not 100% on board with the leash and baby thing but for now the monkey is a friend and a fun backpack to carry things in!
I'm ready for a trip mom! I've got my backpack that we can fill with stuff!I know I sound like a cheesy mom but I don't care...its fun to watch him be so excited about each new discovery! Happy Monday everyone!