Archive for February, 2011

Who wears Short Shorts???

Posted on February 28, 2011. Filed under: E, life & times, pictures |

E wears short shorts!  These shorts are from the end of last summer.  They fit fine then, but seem a little bit snug now.  I guess as it warms up we will have to get him some more appropriately sized warm weather attire.  I got to say it though.  I love those cute little thighs. 

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Car Keys Are Not Teething Rings

Posted on February 24, 2011. Filed under: life & times |

Tuesday morning had an interesting start to the day.  At 7:30 am E and I walked out of the front down loaded down with our gear for the day.  J was at the gym doing his firs official cross-fit workout, so E and I were on our own.  It has become habit that when I’m carrying E and our numerous bags I let him carry the keys.  He likes to chew on them and get them nice an slobbery for me.  Then we sat down in the back seat while working on getting E buckled in he happened to press the lock button on my car remote.  I immediately thought to myself, I should unlock the door before I get out of the car.  I took the keys from his hands, threw them on the front driver side seat, finished buckling E in, stepped out of the car and immediately closed the rear door. 


My heart immediately sunk, I knew what I’d done before I put a hand on the door.  All I had to do was step forward see my keys laying on the front driver side seat to confirm what I knew was true, I had locked E in the car.  Of course the second set of keys were in the house, and my cell phone was locked in the car.  It wouldn’t have helped anyway because I knew that J left his phone on the nightstand.  So I stood there staring at E through the rear window running through any possible solution in my mind.  The good news was I knew that J would be home within 15 or 30 minutes.  So I didn’t panic, I smiled and waved and E and he seemed pretty happy.  After a couple minutes our neighbor M walked out to his car with his son J.  M gave me a friendly wave good morning so I walked over and explained the situation.  M immediately volunteered to drive around the corner to the gym (about 1/2 mile away) and alert J.  Before M left he asked if I could watch his son while he went to get J.  I said “sure”.  So here I am standing outside of my car, staring into the rear passenger side window and smiling at E, while holding my neighbors 1 1/2 year old in my arms.  I’m sure it was a sight to be seen.  Surprisingly enough E was happy through the whole event.  He didn’t make a peep until J arrived and unlocked the door to the car.  I think it was a “why is everyone standing around, lets get this show on the road” kind of yelp.


After this was all over I had many things to be thankful about:  it wasn’t hot, cold, raining, snowing or sleeting, J was close by & for the best neighbors ever. 

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The Lion Tamer

Posted on February 22, 2011. Filed under: E, life & times |

That might be a slight exaggeration.  E isn’t a lion tamer yet, but he did discover cats this weekend.  We went to visit both of J’s parents this weekend.  Both sets live just outside of Atlanta and both happen to have at least one cat.  Well our little man was like Steve Irwin hunting the cats around the house.  I was so impressed with how much ground he covered as he slithered and scooted.  He had so much patience and focus while stalking his “prey”.  When he finally got his hold on one of the cat’s (while it was eating), E grabbed a hand full of fur. 

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All of the that cat hunting really wore E out, he passed out on a rug in the middle of living room.  I must admit that sheep skin rug was pretty darn comfortable, I almost feel asleep there also.

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Daddy’s Little Helper

Posted on February 17, 2011. Filed under: home improvement, organization |

Last weekend J took away E’s favorite toy.  As I mentioned in a recent blog, E’s favorite toy was the speaker wires that ran from our TV under the rug to the back of the living room.  If we left E unattended in the living room he would scoot over to the wire and start chewing on it.  So last weekend J rewired everything so that the wires run under our living room floor.  E was obviously unaware of what the final outcome of the project was because he seemed determined to help J with the project. We will have to get our little helper his own tools soon!

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Happy Valentines Day

Posted on February 14, 2011. Filed under: E, holiday, pictures |

E wants to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day.  Isn’t he festive sitting in his new red chair, wearing his “Prince Charming” shirt?  Both J and I were thrilled to have each other and E as our Valentines. 


Today E’s class celebrated with a card exchange.  Here is E helping to make the cards that were given out to his classmates today.  He sure does love to do art projects.  His teachers call him “Picaso”.

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J and I celebrated Valentines Day in our traditional manner.  We made Rachel Ray’s “You Won’t Be Single For Long Vodka Cream Pasta”.  We have made it for dinner on Valentines Day every year for the last 4 years. 

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Much to My Surprise….

Posted on February 9, 2011. Filed under: E, pictures |

This is how I found E when I returned to his room after starting his bath. 

DSCN1402Well, it might not be much of a surprise to you….but I left him laying down and barely left his room for a minute and by the time I was back, he was standing.  Normally it is quite a struggle for him to go from laying down to standing, but he has gotten much faster of late.  You can tell by his big smile that he is so proud of himself.

DSCN1407Here is another update…..It’s been a while since we have shown off E’s long locks.  His hair is curly when it is dry so sometimes it is clear how long his hair is getting.


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If You’re Not sure Where E is…

Posted on February 6, 2011. Filed under: E, life & times |

He is probably behind the door playing with the door stop…..


Or seeking out any low-lying cords and plugs….


He doesn’t appear to have a preference for a particular type of cord or wire…he also loves speaker wire.


If you pull him away from a cord, wire or plug….this is the face he will show you….I’m shaking in my slippers just looking at those teeth!  Can you hear him growling???


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