Thursday, February 19, 2009

Who Wants A Clean House?

Here's Ry and Uncle Jim giving Ry's fish "Football" some TLC last time we were in PA. The pic is dark, but so cute.

Blues Baby

Graham has finally figured out how to make his harp sing. Pay no attention to the mismatched pajamas please.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Clean Up, Clean Up

So, I change Graham's diaper before dinner and stupidly leave the box of wipes within his reach, as I head to the kitchen to clear off the table... Jim was bringing home Chinese (that's not material) anyway... Graham is out of my sight (with the wipes) for no more than 3-4 minutes. I come back into the living room... he has taken the brand new container of wipes, opened it and pulled them out individually-- each ripped apart at the perferation and made a huge stack of them on the coffee table!!! Nice.
He sees me, smiles and claps. How can I be mad at this?
Jim comes home to find me refolding them -- trying to repack them in the dispenser. Graham is "helping" by thrusting those he can reach right into my face, wiping my eyeball, teeth, whatever. It was the best laugh I have had in weeks :)

A Boy and his Dog

Graham and Korky have taken a real shine to each other in the last few weeks. Surprisingly, Korky is tolerant of Graham's insistent affection. This series of snaps documents an hour long snuggle fest enjoyed by all. The only casualty was a wooden block that became a tasty dog treat.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My Funny Valentines

We had a great day with Lattes and Love all around.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Celebrity Sighting

After a baby-screaming, long crazy drive in Friday night rush hour traffic on 76, we met Jay McCarroll, winner of BRAVO's Project Runway Season 1 at Spool on South Street in Philly!

Jay was there to show off his new line of quilting weight fabrics-- adorable bugs, whimsical woodland creatures-- cute and little boy appropriate which can be a hard combo to come by. Best of all, it is super soft. They had a lot of sample projects to showcase the lines, along with some snacks and prize drawing. It was a nice spread. Oh, and Jay also has a new movie coming out, so look for that if you are a fan.

So here's the cool part, yes we talked to him and yes, he is just like you would think-- sarcastic, self deprecating... (me: Graham, you've met your first celebrity; J: F-listers like me aren't celebrities; me: We're from upstate NY... you count). He thinks Graham looks "old" like an old fashioned little kid. Specifically, he thinks he looks like Teddy Roosevelt. Jim didn't think this was such a good thing, but hey, Teddy was was a Rough Rider wasn't he? Cool hat and chaps, environmentalist? Am I wrong about this? Anyway, after discussing chlidbirth (he thought we should have at least 5 more since he is one of six... I explained that they don't just "pop out") and the Sherburne Pageant of Bands (which both his and my sisters marched in), we went along our way. Here's a pic of us with my co-worker Steph:

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Jimmy John's

During our recent stay with the Kerpers in PA, Phil and I had a boys only luncheon at "Jimmy John's" in West Chester. Open since 1940, this place is not only famous for it's fantastic hot dogs and hamburgers but also for it's extravagant electric train displays. They have 2 main display cases with trains, Ferris wheels, carousels and many other animatronics that all spring to life for a quarter. They also have 2 trains that run along the back wall near the booth areas.
Although Graham doesn't walk yet, he does stand quite well, and was absolutely mesmerized at the activity.

Here's a shot of Ryan, Cole, and Graham at the back display near our table. You can see how a fist full of quarters can keep a kid occupied, for a few minutes at least.

Here's a quick clip of the action. It's not the greatest footage since we just got a new camera and I've yet to learn how it works, but it gives you the general idea of the loco-commotion.