Monday, March 10, 2008

The Cake

Friday, March 07, 2008

Momentous Occasions

1. Little Guy is, right now, on a field trip, like some kind of big boy...WITHOUT ME. Yes. They went to the Children's Museum where he is comfortable because we've been there ourselves quite a few times already. And the teacher made sure he was riding with his best friend EVER, a little Cambodian girl. Actually they're both riding with another little white girl and her mom. They have a big ole minivan. I'm sure he's having fun. I couldn't go because Zen needs her morning nap or she emits blood-curdling screams until she is put in her crib or until the car is driving steadily. And on top of that, she has her one-year check-up at 2:00 today and no way will she be able to make it to that time without a nap. She needs to be in a well-rested, sunny mood in order to give her shots in her baby thigh!

2. For the first time ever, I'm not annoyed by Kelly Ripa. I think she may have just won me over. Just a little bit.

3. Wait 'til you see the cake I'm making for Zen. I don't know why I undertake these things. There are tiers involved. And fondant baby buggies. And one tier has three layers. And a fondant snail. It may turn out like shit. It will be fine.

Friday Fill-In

1. Ahhhh, it's so nice to smell spring in the air and open the windows everyday.
2. One of my favorite things on my desk or bureau is the portrait of my grandmother from the 40s.
3. Japanese Cherry Blossoms can probably be found here.
4. Bed, the deck, or the kitchen table, or the couch are my favorite places to sit and read.
5. Ritz crackers and cream cheese is delicious!
6. I love to watch a musical montage in movies.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to working on Zen's birthday cake, tomorrow my plans include Zen's birthday party and Sunday, I want to hang out at home!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Happy Birthday To Zen Baby!!

From this:

To this:

In ONE YEAR. Always an amazing concept.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Sleep, Great!

The sticker chart has been AMAZING! As well as the threat to put one of his toys outside on the deck overnight. He has this idea that it rains every night and he's terrified for his toys to be out in the rain. I really have no idea where he got this night rain theory. Anyway, the last time he tried running out of bed, I had reached my last straw, grabbed his little bucket of dominoes and put them outside the back door. He was in bed faster than he could snatch a toy out of Little Zen's hand. There are definitely benefits to dealing with a could never get away with that with older kids--(BettyBetty-I'm thinking of you here).

I can't say too much more about sleep because I believe in jinxing. It happens. And it's happened here.

In other news, I'm thinking about shutting down operations here for awhile. No really good reason why. Then again, maybe I won't. Or will.