Monday, July 28, 2008

26 weeks

Hi Millicent...we are your crazy parents. Don't worry: we will foot the therapy bills for at least 18 years...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Shark Week!

I think this might be my favorite week of the summer!....Discovery Channel Shark Week! Is it sad when I tune in to a show, and recognize that it's a re-run from last year?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

24 weeks and counting

A girl at work is 5 weeks away from delivering. I asked her how she was doing, and she said, "Huge." She said people at the plant want to touch her belly - and they do! She was pretty horrified. No one (wisely) has tried that with me. I think they know better. Scott has taught me some Jiu-Jitsu defensive moves if anybody comes in with a an unwelcome hand to the abdomen. Watch out!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Registry Round 2

We survived another round at Babies R Us. Our registry is probably about 80% complete. We've picked out most of the larger items - strollers, car seat, crib, furniture, bottles, toys etc. The crib we selected was back ordered, but we were assured it'll be in stock in a month or so. We opted for the tea stain color over the dark wood color.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Baby Registry

We've finally managed to start our baby registry. We only lasted an hour. Sadly, we didn't get through the first section of the store!! I think we both had sensory overload! Who knew there were so many choices for nail clippers, baby bath tubs, and pacifiers!!!

We are not proud people. Do you have personal, product reviews for high chairs? Pack 'n Plays? Diaper pails? Let us know!! I trust my friends more than the (potentially) crazy people who post reviews on the Babies 'R Us website!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fatherly Advice

I suppose it's a little early to start preaching my wisdom. But here's a little article I'll be saving for our little girl.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


When we moved to Florida, we didn't realize that a "Bug Guy" was a necessity until there were spiders and Palmetto bugs and other bugs (oh my!). Our pest people have taken care of those annoyances inside and out. But, then there was yesterday....

Scott was looking out into the backyard, when I heard a vociferous, "OH MY GOD!!!" I raced to the door to see a 3-foot long, 2-inch diameter snake slithering on our patio!!!!! Scott grabbed his camera to document the event, and I grabbed my laptop to Google "snakes, indigenous, Florida." The snake checked out the grill, the drain spout, then wandered down the slope in the yard back to the forest preserve beyond the fence.

We compared the pictures to the websites, and sent the pictures off to our Florida native friends, and we believe we hosted a cottonmouth. Great, just great. Tonight when we went out to grill, there was much surveying of the area before proceeding.....

Friday, July 4, 2008


Last night we had the unfortunate opportunity to attend a co-worker's son's wake. The kid was 19 years old. He was sitting in the back seat of a car (not wearing his seatbelt) when the driver struck a tree while traveling 80 mph.