Thursday, April 24, 2008

Some People's Kids


As a parent, I think everyone kind of has those certain things that you're just sure your kid would never do. Why we fool ourselves into thinking there is something they won't try is beyond me. Here's a perfect instance: We had a lovely couple and their 6-yr-old daughter over for dinner on Tuesday. Everything was going well. We had grilled burgers and hot dogs and were just sitting around talking when Ben looks up from playing and he's kind of smacking his lips like he was eating something. I questioned what on earth he could be eating and our friend, who was a little closer to where Ben was playing, commented that he also had something on his face. She leaned in a little closer to him only to turn back to me and utter the words that every parent wants to hear upon discovering something their child has eaten, "Umm...I think it's poop".


I swooped him up off the floor and sure enough, he had totally blown out his diaper and gotten his hands in it and put it in his mouth!! GROSS!!! Needless to say, we went straight to the bathtub and grabbed the toothbrush along the way. LOL. Fortunately, our dinner guests didn't seem offended that our son decided to taste-test his own poop...they laughed right along with us. What else are you gonna do, right?


All in all, it's been a pretty good week so far. The weather has been much sunnier...much more like Spring is actually going to appear sometime in the near future. lol. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, our boss gave us half a day off yesterday which was amazing! I had glorious plans loaded with laundry and spring cleaning. Instead, Ben and I fell asleep on the couch for a couple of hours before going to church last night. Tonight I think we'll hang out with the grandparents for a bit before heading home. I guess that's about it for now. Here's a picture of Ben's first T-Bone to close. (His grandpa gave it to him)


Nice, Huh? :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The View From Our Window



I would like to take a brief moment to express my extreme disappointment that it is SNOWING in the middle of April!! I am so done with winter this year...Spring and Summer can show up any day now. :)

Anyway, other than the snow the other day, things have been pretty much the same around here. Ben did start walking last week!! It's so cute to watch him waddle around. :)

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We weren't able to get his actual "first" steps on video but we finally got some good footage yesterday. He's gotten a lot more stable and can almost make it across a room now without face-planting. :) We're so proud! lol.

Well, that's about it for now. The rest of the week should go off pretty uneventfully. Tomorrow is swimming and probably some more Alias watching. (We're on Season 5..just about done) And then on Saturday, I get to do 3 girls' hair for prom. Exciting times at the McGee house for sure!! :)