Archive for May, 2008

A big recap of recent stuff

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Lauren and Ryan and the dog are in Ohio today, and Elliot is napping, so I have a little time on my hands to avoid doing any significant housework…

In recent news, Zoe is still afraid of storms and loud noises. She’s taken to this duck as her own personal security blanket.

We’ve also started walking to the local grocery twice a week, it’s good uhm.. exercise for me. The stroller rolls really nicely, the kids weigh about 60 lbs combined, and we typically load the stroller AND the saddlebags (which aren’t on there in this pic) with our REUSABLE bags, not the plastic ones. But this pic was funny because Lauren has the watermelon under her legs.

Lauren had 12 weeks of a really fun set of gymnastics classes, but Elliot was the one to conquer the bar.

Elliot and Gella had a ton of fun splashing last weekend. They are 15 months old in this pic.

When I was a kid I would frequently ask Santa to give me a cage with a key so that I could lock my brother inside. Imagine, my dreams came true, a generation late.

Nursing a toddler…

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

We went to the zoo a few weeks ago, and the monkey house was hopping. This mama gorilla shows such patience with her little nursling …

First she wants *this* side:

Then she wants *that* side:

And back to the *first* side again:

Mothers all over the world understand exactly what that face is saying :)

Sex Ed, what do you have?

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

This is a conversation from last weekend, guaranteed to come back and haunt Lauren as a teenager.

I had Elliot on the bed to get a night dipe on, and Lauren was on her side of our big giant bed at my mom’s house and getting ready to get under the covers.

L: mama look, he’s pulling his tail! I have a tail on my butt too!
me: That’s his penis Lauren. Remember boys have a penis and girls
L: have a GINA!
me: right.
L: you have a gina mama
me: yes, I’m a girl, I have a VAgina.
L: Elliot is a boy. Elliot has a penis.
me: right
L: mama, do ALL the boys at school have a penis?
me: yes, all the boys have penises.
L: oh. wow.
L: Nonnie has a gina, I have a gina, mama has a gina.
me: right
L: brother has a penis, and Daddy has a Ry-nis!
me: yes, they have penises.

(I seriously was ready to pee my pants after that one.)