Thursday, November 13, 2008



(pictures aren't clickable, once again)

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Picture bonanza!

Heres a nice smorgasboard of pics for you all!  The first and second to last pics are for my mom.  Don't these popovers make ya proud?!  These usually are a big flop (as in, they dont rise up and look like rocks) but this time they were picture worthy and belly worthy.  We have eaten almost all of them.  Over half were consumed with dinner last night.  Seriously good.

The pics of the boy with peanut butter all over his face are for Grandpa Puppy.  Dylan has been loving apples lately and is used to eating smaller ones.  And when I say he eats them, I mean he actually eats the whole thing.  Like down to the core and sometimes eats the core.  Although, usually I'll find the core or bits of the core under a chair or something.  If only he'd get the concept down of the garbage can being used for garbage.  The other day I found the pillowcases I had just washed and neatly folded - in the garbage can.  Thanks Dylan!  Anyway, Grandpa Puppy had brought some GIANT apples for us to eat and so I figured I'd better cut these up for him instead of just handing him the whole apple.  So we were standing in the kitchen enjoying a nice snack together when I suggested that we eat them like Grandpa does - with peanut butter on them!  That was met with a very enthusiastic YEAH!!!  So we got out the PB and went to town.  And as you can see from the pics, it was a hit.  The apple went to the wayside tho and he decided that all he wanted was the PB.  How could I blame the kid tho - peanut butter is the sweetest nectar from the gods.  Or the nuts.  Whatever.  Anyway, those pics are for you Grandpa!

And lastly, you will see that a) our snow and ice melted and b) our dock is now out and is done for.  Oh and c) we should have just left the piece of crap in the water - it would have been better off there.  Now we have to look at the ugly, craptastic thing all winter long.  So, since the poles all got bent, it looks like we are in the market for a new dock.  I'm just upset cuz there went my ice skating bench!  See!  I knew we should have just left it in!  My ideas are genius!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mother Nature, 1; Eric, 0

Well Eric finally returned yesterday and arrived home to find that the dock is now in its final resting place for the winter.  In the lake.  While he was gone, it was colder than cold and the lake started to freeze yesterday morning.  Then it snowed.  So he got home and determined that it just wasn't going to happen.  So we're leaving it in.  I think it will be a lovely bench for when we need to take an ice skating break!  So, keep your fingers crossed that she makes it thru the winter and is still usable next summer!  Here are some pics from yesterday too.  DD was pretty excited about the snow and trying out his new shovel.  Milly even came out to frolic in the snow!  

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Broken Record

Here is yet another "Eric is gone; we're bored; I have morning sickness; Dylan is destroying the house" post.  Yes, you read that right - once again, Eric is gone for another 5 day stint.  We're beginning to think he no longer likes us.  If its not work, its play.  This time he's off deer hunting (he doesn't even like deer hunting - proof that my theory is right) and won't be back until Tuesday.  So D and I are here alone again trying not to die of boredom.  Its colder than cold outside and as you'll see from the pics below, we got a teeny amount of snow.  It was enough to entertain Dylan for a good 10 minutes or so, but then we decided it was way too cold to be standing out there.  Perhaps if there would have been enough snow to say, build a snowman, then maybe.  But we figured it wasn't worth it.  Besides, Dylan is against gloves, so his fingers were about to fall off.  Wind chill is a bad, bad thing.  So, since then, we've been holed up indoors looking at toy catalogs, watching cartoons (Elmo Potty time has been watched 3 times and still has not influenced him enough to make a difference.  I thought we were close today but turned out he already went in his pants. Crap.  Literally.), and Dylan has been slowing trying to kill me and destroy the house.  The morning sickness seems to let up for a few days and then come back with a vengeance for a day to show me who's boss.  Ok, I get it, baby, you are boss.  Just stop making me feel like crap.  Anywho, back to Dylan.  When he's not busy turning on every single light in the house (seriously, EVERY light), he's dragging out all of his toys one by one, playing with them for maybe a minute at the most and then moving on to drag out another toy and repeating the process.  However, this makes for a nice end of the day activity when we are able to eat up a good half hour playing "clean up, clean up."  At least he provides me with entertainment though.  A good naked run after bath time never ceases to amuse me!  And the kiss and hug before bed is always a nice ending to these long days.  I just wish Eric was here to enjoy it all with me.  Oh well.  I know I'm not the only hunting widow out there (Hi Lu Lu!).  Well, hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  Thats it for me.  Its nap time, so I gotta shower and lay down before it's too late!