Archive for July, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Last year, when Oliver was 4 weeks old, we took him to “see” the fireworks.  Well, actually, we took him to a bank parking lot 1/2 a mile away and he sort of randomly watched “stuff” for 20 minutes and then we went home.

This year we decided to celebrate at home.  We started out with a nice dinner of artichoke heart salad and crab legs.  The little one loved them both!  He will eat pretty much anything you put in front of him.  Then we headed outside with our prepackaged bundle of fun from Wal-Mart and a lighter.


Daddy did the lighting while I tried to keep the baby from eating the sparklers.


Ooooooo, aaaahhhhh…  if you squint your eyes you can pretend that you are seeing really big fireworks from really far away.

The little one just sat there with his mouth open the whole time.  He would grunt when we were between fireworks.

We ended with the “flaming poo” as I like to call it.  I think they are called flaming snakes or something.  They start out looking like tootsie rolls and as they burn they bubble and grow.  No sparkles, just flaming poo.

Up way past his bedtime, the little one had a quick bath and is now passed out for the night.  A good 4th of July all around!

Weeding the Garden: Day 3

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Woo Hoo! It was only 80 something today! My LO (little one) and I spent the morning outside pulling the last of the weeds, mulching and planting my seedlings. He was a “big help” pulling weeds from the garden. He watched me doing it and then spontaneously started pulling weeds too. After 30 seconds of that he started putting them back into the garden, so I turned on the water and let him splash around.

I transplanted 6 seedlings – 4 Thai peppers and 2 Thai green eggplants to the garden.  I just have enough room and am kind of glad now that the other 54 seedlings died.  (Long story) 

On the plus side, my first batch of eggplants are ready to be picked.  I like them nice and young so they are tender and juicy (that could be taken sooo out of context).  My mom taught me how to make a stir fry with a little bit of fatback, sliced eggplants, and sweet Thai basil.  Yum… 

After helping mommy all morning, my LO was covered from head to toe in dirt.  I keep him dressed in very thin long sleeve jammies and socks to help protect him from both the sun and the mosquitos.  It has also been easy to clean him up afterwards – just strip him down to his skivvies on the deck and into the house he goes.

After a hard morning of child labor, I decided to take him to the kid’s museum as a reward.  He loves driving that little red car. 

Some red-heads jumped into his ride and he charged them $10 for taxi fare.  That’s my little capitalist!

Weird stats for the day

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

I’m checking in during the day while my little one is asleep and I noticed that my posts haven’t been going out via email recently.  It looks like my last one was sent out on June 21st even though I have posted several times since then.  Hmmmm… Not sure what the deal is with that.

I also checked my site stats for the first time in ages and was pleasantly surprised.  For the month of June I had 1,061 hits with an average of 250 hits a day and 35 actual site visits per day.  :-)  I know its peanuts in the big wide web world, but it still tickled me.

The funniest stat was that 2 people found my site using these exact search terms in google:

“squeeze a booger out of lincoln noise” and “rub pennis”

I don’t think they found what they were looking for here! lol. 

Well, I’m off to do dishes while I can.  I have about 1/2 hour left of his naptime.  My baby is tired from playing in the yard all morning.  I’ll have to post some pics later tonight.

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