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    Charlotte Purls


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    and they call me 'Mommy'...

    Drips and dribbles of my life and the things that peak my interest... mainly the kidlets and knitting.

    Tuesday, March 27, 2007

    Dory

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    Happy Birthday Dory!!!

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    Memily -n- Mr Craig

    Got MARRIED!!!! Saturday in Jamaica. WOOT!!! We so wish we could have been there with them, but alas...


    Congradulations and Best Wishes to the new Mr. & Mrs Snow!!!!!! We love you guys!

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    Babe in Toyland


    Only one foot free.....

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    You put your... left foot in... you put your... left foot out


    And then you shake it all about...

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    The Bus

    We were all on it yesterday. You would think that the shorter trip to Statesboro (Savannah) would have gone so much better than the drive to Ohio.... WRONG!!!! The whole day was one huge catastrophy. Right down to our reservations being canceled, or frozen fish thawing and milk freezing... stoller was left behind and so were cooking things. *I* had to go to Wal-Mart!!! Yes, the Earth shook. Bad, bad, bad day. Really glad it is over.

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    Cake & Birthday Highlights!


    Dory had her 1st dress-up birthday party on Saturday... you had to come dressed up somehow under threat of a pink boa... Poor Clay.



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    Friday, March 23, 2007

    And the Cake is in the Oven

    Yep. It's 11:30 the night before Dory's first real birthday party. Sure she has had others, but she will hopefully have a few friends at this one, even if they just drop in. This is her actual first birthday cake... and I really hope that I don't screw it up. Who knew there were 3 zillion different recipes for Carrot Cake? I had no clue, as this is my first. That said, in true Jenny style, I had to tinker wih it... could no for the life of me stick to just one recipe! I instead followed 3. Yes, that's right... 3.
    ~http://www.cooksillustrated.com/article.asp?articleid=28
    ~http://www.joyofbaking.com/CarrotCake.html
    ~http://southernfood.about.com/od/carrotcakesandcookies/r/bl30409k.htm
    I now have NO CLUE how long it should be in there... I guess I will just check it obsesively.

    The Jenny version is as follows:
    1.5c Og All-Purpose Unbleached Flour
    1c Og Whole Wheat Flour
    1.25tsp Og Cinnamin
    1.25tsp Og Baking Powder
    1tsp Baking Soda
    .5 tsp Sea Salt
    1c Og Cane Sugar
    .5c Dark Brown Muscadavo
    4 Og Free Range Amish Farmer Eggs
    .75# Og Carrots, finely grated
    1c Og Chopped & Toasted Pecans
    1c Og Raisens
    1c Og Unrefined Coconut Oil
    .66c Og Applesauce
    2tsp Og Pure Burbon Vanilla (Neilson-Massey Madagascar)

    All mixed up and baking right now. The batter tasted good.... I sure hope the cake does. Or I will still be up at 4am making the next one.


    UPDATE, 12:36am: YUM.

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    Tuesday, March 20, 2007

    Co-sleeping buddies

    ...and the flash didn't even wake them!

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    Monday, March 19, 2007

    A Jack Attack




    Poor Weeble didn't stand a chance.

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    Musical Dory

    Great Grandma Marcille taught Dory how to play the Autoharp. She was entranced for about an hour.

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    Someone looks like a carbon copy of Grandpa!

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    Friday, March 16, 2007

    My Dream Car


    So, everyone always wants to know, "What's your dream car?" I finally have an answer.
    The GM EV1.
    Saddly, GM took it off the market. :(
    Well, that's why it is a Dream car.

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    Blogger Gina said...

    I know! We just watched "Who Killed the Electric Car?" One guess... ok, Oil Companies!! Surprise.

    12:42 PM  

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    The Middle Wife

    The "Middle Wife" by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher

    I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids
    myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own
    second-grade classroom a few years back.

    When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few
    sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and
    usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles,
    model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I
    never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they
    want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome.

    Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very
    outgoing kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the
    class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater.

    She holds up a snapshot of an infant. "This is Luke, my baby
    brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday."

    "First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then
    Dad put a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate
    for nine months through an umbrella cord."

    She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm
    trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me. The kids
    are watching her in amazement.

    "Then, about two Saturdays ago, my Mom starts saying and going,
    'Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!' Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans. "She
    walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!"

    Now this kid is doing a hysterical duck walk and groaning.

    "My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she
    doesn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my
    Mom to lie down in bed like this."

    Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall.

    "And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there
    in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the
    bed, like psshhheew!"

    This kid has her legs spread with her little hands miming water
    flowing away. It was too much!

    "Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe,
    breathe. They started counting, but never even got past ten. Then,
    all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff
    that they all said it was from Mom's play-center, so there must be a
    lot of toys inside there."

    Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to
    her seat. I'm sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, when
    it's show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case
    another "Middle Wife" comes along.

    _____________________________________________
    That was just so cute that I had to share it. :)

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    So it's a food type day.



    Food article from Time Mag.

    Second food article

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    Blogger Ted said...

    Is it just me, or does that guy at the end of the video look like Doogie Howser's evil twin?

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    Tuesday, March 13, 2007

    Great Grandma Dorothy's House is Rockin' & Rollin'

    There is just SOMEthing about babies and rolling over at Great Grandma Dorothy's house. Dory did it on her first visit at 3 months, and Jack apparently was just waiting to follow his sister's lead, as he, at 4mos and 1 week, waited until just now! Go Jack!! :)

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    Friday, March 09, 2007

    TTM & TMI


    Well, it is pretty safe to say, Dory has completed Potty Training. She holds it longer than I thought she could when out and about and does a really good job of letting me know when she has to go. Tonight after we put her to bed (still in a diaper with panties on top) she started yelling that she had to potty. John finally heard her and went upstairs to check and she had removed her panties just in case we didn't get to her in time an she had to use the diaper... LOL. She made it to the potty and she went, apparently a lot.

    But, on to the real story here. Dory had all of her hair cut off on Wednesday at the Aveda Institute. She has Toddler Trichotillomania and it has become much worse since Jack has been born. I could write a book on this right now, and to a certain extent, do paln to... but right now I must get to bed. Bottom line it, she's bald and fine while Mommy is a little bit traumatized and ready to punch the lady at the grocery who kept gushing over my sons and how handsome he was, when she was in head to toe PINK. And NO, she was NOT talking about Jack. >:( But, so far, so good. No hair to pull so no pulling. Here's to hope that the cycle will break.

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    Blogger becky said...

    I think she is a perfect peanut know matter what her hair looks like! I know its hard for you, as the Mommy though!

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    Blogger becky said...

    can you believe I just spelled "no" as "know" ... stupid pregnancy!

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    Blogger Alexandra said...

    I hate people like that. When I was in 5th grade my grandmother got breaste cancer, and chemo, so she lost all of her hair. I decided I wanted to be like her so I convinced my mom to let my buzz all of my hair off. Even head to toe in pink people still assumed I was a boy.

    I did it again in high school as a rebellion thing and people STILL thought I was a boy (I have size C breasts, and while I don't wear low cut tops, they are visible). It was ridiculous.

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    Blogger Alexandra said...

    Wow, sorry for all the the spelling errors :/

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    Saturday, March 03, 2007

    Reading Material

    From Reading Material
    So potty training is going well... and Dory was determined to read a book like we do while doing her business.... she was super tickled with the 'Flip-n-Flush' that we installed on the downstairs toilet for her. Bye-bye Fisher Price Royal Potty!

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    Jack

    Bud is finding all sorts of new things to play with right now! Some of them he really likes....


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    Thursday, March 01, 2007

    Stepping back now.

    Well, Tuesday night went really really well! Dory wanted to wear her panties to bed, and since we have never had a flood free night, I insisted on a diaper. We compromised. We put on a diaper and pantie over that.

    I woke up Wednesday morning to a little girl calling out, "Mommy! I have to go peepee in the potty!" I ran her to the bathroom and sure enough, she had a DRY DIAPER! I was floored.

    We went out around town yesterday in the panties... and she never had to pee once, and never had an accident. I kept asking her! So proud.

    So, last night we tried the diaper compromise again.

    Nope, didn't work. She took off the panties, the ones she has had for some time now - not the brand new ones she had been wearing - and proceded to peepee in her diaper. Oh well. We will try again tonight with the newer ones and see if it was just the ones she was wearing and didn't like...

    So, on to today... she did really well in the morning... went several times. Then we had to head out to help another Mommy... and then we went to the grocery. See where I am heading? Yep, we were in front of the salad dressing when Dory said, "Mommy, I'm going peepee." It was too late.


    Oops.

    Puddle clean-up on aisle 3.


    Luckily they didn't seem to mind, I had a change of clothes in the car, all the ladies that passed us seemed like they had all been there before and Dory did not seem too traumatized by it. She knew it wasn't good, but se didn't seem to feel shamed or overly embarressed by it. I guess the Bing Bunny book helped with that one. (Bing gets dressed and then has an accident... and it's no big deal.) It was everywhere though. Her tutu, her babylegs, her crocs... yep, she was swimming in it since I didn't put socks on her. Luckily, or unluckily depending on viewpoint, when we went back out to the car it was raining and I 'washed' them off in the rain as we changed clothes in the back of the car.

    This evening we had one half-miss here at home, but it was very well contained.
    We'll see how tonight goes!
    Whew.

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