An Early Birthday Present

May 29, 2009

Joe’s birthday is in a couple of weeks (how is that possible?!) but we gave him his big present early. It looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship!




May 20, 2009

When I took this photo, Joe was all, “Mooommmm, don’t blog a picture of me in my UNDERWEAR!”

Then I showed it to him and he said, “OK, that is pretty cute.”


Another Gift

May 12, 2009

Guess who finished his bottle, looked me square in the eye and said “Mama” as clear as day?

Hint: It wasn’t Patrick.

My Mothers Day Gift From Joe

May 10, 2009

Tonight, Patrick got Joe all bathed and jammified and then handed him off to me for a bottle and story.

We didn’t quite make it to story time — for the first time in months, Joe fell asleep in my arms!

What a sweet boy.

Didn't make it to the crib

Happy Mothers Day!

May 10, 2009

Speaking of Mothers Day, if you have 13 minutes to kill and a hanky nearby, watch this beautiful little movie.

I started my day with a lovely breakfast in bed, followed by a lovely giggly baby in bed. And I think this is the first day in two weeks that it hasn’t even threatened to rain!

With the sun out and the ground finally dry, I took Joe outside for some photos. It was nearing naptime so we didn’t get any smiles out of him, but how cute is he:


Yesterday we gathered up two carloads of old clothes, books and assorted “stuff” for the annual Richmond Mommies yard sale. We made about $150 but didn’t get rid of nearly everything.

Creative SignagePatrick’s creativity at work …

We did witness an intersting twist in 21st century bargain-hunting, though: A man sauntered up to our table, pulled out a small electronic wand and begain scanning the ISBN code on the back of each of our books. The wand was connected to his BlackBerry, where he had a program that would transmit the ISBN code online and tell him what the average selling price was. He got three books from us for $1.50, and said he expected to get about $30 for them online. Crazy!