February 11, 2008

Equal Opportunity

Posted in Baby's First, Buggle Bite, family, Motherhood, Parenting tagged , , at 7:58 pm by Momma

Death showed up at my bedside around 2 am last night and summoned me to pay homage to the porcelain god. Evidently my husband’s post super bowl “intestinal distress” and son’s tummy ailments had to be shared equally with Mommy.

I pretty much was death warned over today. I had planned on sucking it up and going into work since I have to take an additional week of sick leave that was unplanned now that we are leaving early. I powered through the shower all the while psyching myself up for the day. After the shower the thought of actually putting clothes on my body seemed Herculean! It was then that I knew I would have to call in and march my ebloa stricken body back to bed.

I can’t remember the last time I spent so much time in bed. I watched way too much mindless TV, which included E!’s 50 Most Shocking Break Up’s and John and Kate Plus 8. I harnessed all my energy reserves to carry out the bath and bed time routine. And now, honestly I think I should go back to bed.

I’m not pukey or “intestinally distressed” any more. I am just worn out! Hopefully I can get a full night sleep and wake up refreshed and ready to go tomorrow! Otherwise Auntie Manda will have to send me a “get well soon gift!”

During our bath Aidan was obsessed with picking his nose! He has never done this before–ever. I don’t know if he just figured out that there were holes there conveniently sized for his index finger or if an entire day with Dad-Oh included some interesting activities! 😮


December 26, 2007

Aidan’s Second Christmas

Posted in Baby's First, Buggle Bite, Parenting, Video tagged , , at 9:50 pm by Momma

Christmas has come and gone at our house and we are worn out! I packed up the tree, lights and all things Christmas yesterday. Call me Scrooge if you’d like, but I’m ready to have my house back!

This is a little video of Aidan’s holiday fun. I recently upgraded my Adobe Premiere Elements software, and it is ever so slightly different from the previous version so it required a slightly higher than anticipated learning curve. In other words: It took way too long to produce!!!

August 31, 2007

Walk Like a Man

Posted in Baby's First, Buggle Bite, Motherhood, Parenting, Video at 12:28 pm by Momma

I was debating on whether or not to post this just yet, do to my LACK OF COMMENTS. AND just for the record I sent out SEVEN one year montage dvd’s in the mail and if it wasn’t for Great Oma (HI!) I would have to assume that the other six ended up in Timbuktu, because I haven’t received any confirmation that they have arrived. No comments, emails, phone calls…. A little feedback would be nice, people!

Anyway…on with the cuteness.

Dad-Oh downloaded Walk Like A Man on itunes weeks ago, waiting for Momma to create a montage video of The Buggle walking. Last night he was cruising all over the place, so we grabbed the camera. Dad-Oh was just so happening to be eating a dough nut at the very same time. Can we get more perfect motivation?! Yeah, okay judge all you want…so we gave our 13 month old a hunk of maple bar! Watch him try to get a bigger bite than Dad-Oh approves of! So funny!

He’s still got “drunken sailor legs” but he is trying so hard to get it down. He practices like crazy every day. Without our encouragement even! He is ready to give his bruised knees a break! 😛

August 28, 2007

Future Draft Pick

Posted in Baby's First, Parenting at 6:21 am by Momma

Dad-Oh has been waiting way too long for this picture. Between getting home too late, dinner and a cranky Buggle it has taken nearly a month to successfully acquire this prized pic.

Look out NBA Draft 2025!

Slam Dunk

For those of you who don’t still have the NBA draft saved on your DVR…..The Buggle is sporting his new Greg Oden, #52 jersey from GG Bill & Dot. Who is Greg Oden you ask? “Only the greatest draft pick in over ten years!” In a crazy “against the odds” lottery pick he was drafted by The Portland Trailblazers. Can you even believe it?  Yeah, me either! HA!

August 26, 2007

The Buggle Times: Month Thirteen

Posted in Baby's First, Buggle Times, Motherhood, Parenting at 8:02 pm by Momma

Dear Buggler Boy,

Today you turned thirteen months old. This has been a month full of big changes. This month I saw you change from a baby into a toddler. It nearly happened in one evening. That night you were walking back and forth between the couches. Walking to me across the room, walking like you had been walking all your life. That very same night was when you decided you didn’t need the bee-boo before bed. For the record, little one that’s too much growing up in one day! Your dear ole Momma can’t handle all that big boy-ness all at once. When you woke up the next morning, you were all boy–big boy. It literally happened over night, right before my eyes!

You still have not perfected the art of walking but you get an A for effort! You might not be completely upright just yet, but you are a quick little stinker. You can get from one room to another and up the stairs faster than I can close the fridge! 🙂 Your curiosity and busyness has exploded this month. You can open and close just about everything. You can climb like a little monkey.

Case and point:

Helping With The Chores

I just may lose my job for publishing this one!

Is this Apple Juice?

You have mastered lifting the toilet seat lid, making certain that it won’t come crashing back down on your little noggin. You have some crazy fixation with the Diaper Dekor in your room and you have thrown away many interesting items. Some of your faves: puzzle pieces, lotion, butt cream, shoes, and books. Here is some of your handy work.

Be Gone!

You are still working on mastering sleeping through the night. You are close, but still not there yet. Much to our dismay. You’re on the right track and it shouldn’t be long before you are sawing logs all night long–you ARE your father’s son!

Since you are no longer a bee-boo man you have added cow’s milk to your diet. At first you were a little hesitant and not too sure what to think, but now you slurp it down without hesitation. You have only used a bottle once in your life, so instead of introducing it now you drink all your liquids from a big boy cup. Not even a sippy cup–a glass, just like a big boy! With a straw even! Without a straw you tend to be a bit over zealous with your drinks and end up spitting 90% of it down the front of your shirt. With a straw there is virtually no mess, which Mommy LOVES! 😛

Today I set up your little blow up pool, complete with warm hot tub water! 😛 So after your nap I took you outside and introduced you to your new pool. It of course was a hit. With my luck it’ll rain for the rest of the year and that will be your first and last pool excursion. But hey, it was fun while it lasted!

My Pool

We can’t possibly forget the Puppers:

Common In The Water’s Great!


Little Neva had to check things out too:

That’s One Big Water Dish!

This was a very busy month. This is the month my Buggler Boy became a toddler! This morning when you were ever so gracefully lifting the lid to the toilet to give your bottle of Tylenol a swirlie, I said: “Aidan, no no that’s yucky.” And you turned, looked at me, gave a really? look, and gently closed the lid and plopped down and continued playing with your toys! You listened! And OBEYED! I was so proud of you!

No matter how big you get, and no matter what life throws my way I will always have that on the verge of tears pride for you my angel! It’s simply impossible to describe….

Bunches of Love,


August 4, 2007

Stupid Battery!

Posted in Baby's First, Buggle Bite, Motherhood at 9:20 am by Momma

Yesterday I took The Buggle and his push cart walker-thingy to SJ for some gym time. We have done this before with his regular walker, but now he’s on his own! No more comfort of being contained in a little seat!

I brought along the camera to get some pictures and video for Dad-Oh, and once I turned it on the battery image was blinking red! ERRR! I never got any warning the day before when I used the camera! I managed to get four VERY short video clips of The Buggle crusin’ around on his little feet, but of course the battery totally crapped out before he did his marathon stint complete with his classic squeals!

Hopefully, we can go again and get some better footage…but until then this will have to do!

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