Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009


Mandy and I persevered last night and were very excited to meet Pioneer Woman/Ree Drummond and get our cookbooks signed. It was so gratifying to learn that she is just as nice in person as she seems on her blog, and we met her after she had already been signing autographs for 2 hours. What was extra fun was that she brought all of her kids, her husband (hellooooo cowboy), her sister, her nephew and her mom and GaGa so it was the entire cast of the blog! Her kids are so precious and polite, it makes me want to home school. Her girls were very sweetly walking around the line and talking to people and signing their books.

Aidan was actually pretty patient in the line and Mandy and I switched out taking her and Viv to the children's section at Full Circle which thankfully had toys. The bag of Halloween candy we brought as a last resort may have had something to do with our success as well. We went into the line knowing we would have to leave if the girls just completely lost it but it never really got to that point. We were out of there by 8:30 but I feel bad for the hundreds of people who were behind us in line. Who knows when they got out of there.

Amy Bellgardt took a good picture of Aidan, PW and I.

Hello tired, gray, morning sickness face. Maybe by the time I'm 40 I will look as good as PW.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sonshine School Halloween

Here's my little Hermione Granger getting ready to go to her Sonshine School Party. I didn't let her take her wand, that's just a fight waiting to happen.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What I won't be wearing this pregnancy...

I'm trying to assess what's left of my maternity clothes as they seem to have all disappeared in the past 2 1/2 years. I was browsing the interwebs when I came upon American Apparel's new maternity line. I thought it must be a joke. But this is real. If you are currently expecting, know that you too can purchase a fabulous little outfit like this.

I don't know about you but when I was pregnant I often thought, you know what would make me look better and feel less huge? Some sort of spandex unitard.

I am willing to bet cold hard cash that no one involved with the development of this line has ever been pregnant. Was there a focus group? Did this focus group include pregnant 15 yr olds? I'm not exactly sure that's an audience you should be targeting. I can't for the life of me imagine a pregnant person talking to a designer and saying, You know what I would really love? An outfit that makes it even harder to pee ever 5 minutes. Yeah I want something I have to completely peel down to my ankles.

Oh don't worry there's an option for all the summer mommies too. Order now, they may sell out.

PS Before you ask, no these are not work out clothes. Although I'm not sure that would make it better.

PSS If you think this is cute...just don't talk to me.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Iphone Update

The bad thing about having a really nice (but bulky) camera is that you often don't feel like lugging it around everywhere. So anything I can capture in the moment ends up slightly blurry on my Iphone.
You would never believe this girl spit out her Pei Wei lo mein just seconds later.

With her daddy spotting her, Aidan can now crawl to the top of the rope pyramid on the playground.

Imitating the preteen models at Wal-Mart. I'm glad that kids will have moved on from Hannah Montana by the time Aidan is in elementary school because that is so right up her alley. Of course she will probably like something much much worse.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Waving the white flag

I don't know what we did but Aidan and I have hit the contagious virus jackpot. I haven't had the energy to blog in between running to the doctor and Walgreen's and back and forth from my sick bed to my sick couch. Now we have strep throat and I have to say that I preferred the swine flu. I plan on experiencing all the illnesses this fall and then I'll prepare a final report on my favorite.