Monday, October 27, 2008

One Big-a&& Baby

The girls and I go to a playgroup every Monday - we've been going weekly for almost two years now. Since Elizabeth was born, there have been two more baby girls born in the group. Amaya is 4 weeks old and Nadia a mere 4 days - just born last Thursday.

Today we took a shot of our 2008 girls... and it's crazy!! It looks like someone took two pictures of babies from different perspectives and spliced them together!! While 4 months difference is a lot in babyhood, it's still just a few months.

But, man, what a difference it makes:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Even more too much information

The kicker is that Kate pooped on purpose because she wanted to see what it looked like.

Why, oh why, can I not get this kid to sit on a potty???

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Rub a Dub Dub, Kate Pooped in the Tub

Things I would rather have done tonight than cleaned poop out of the bathtub (and then sterilized it and all bathtoys):

- Write my 30 very overdue thank-you notes
- Clean my kitchen floor with a toothbrush
- Finish folding the clean laundry
- Wash the dirty laundry
- Have a root canal
- Write a decent blog post

Isn't my life sexy?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Too Much

Life has been a bit out of hand for me these days. I felt I was just barely holding it all together with the two kids. Add in one major construction project and it's all in chaos.

But then comes a dose of major perspective.

My good friend Laura (Jared's wife, for you Austinites) could possibly lose both of her parents soon. Her mom had a clot in her mesenteric artery, which killed a lot of bowel. She was in failing health to begin with, and this just threw her into a spiral. She's not been conscious since the surgery over two weeks ago - she's been on full life support. And it sounds like perhaps they're not expecting recovery any more.

Meanwhile, her dad is in the midst of yet another chemo for his metastatic kidney cancer. Today they find out if it is working.

Her folks live in Boston. She lives here with Jared and their two kids. She's an only child. I can only imagine being so far away (although of course she's been there often the past few weeks) and having no one else to share the burden and the grief.

Makes the petty foibles of my life seem pretty minor.

If anyone feels like offering up prayers for a stranger, she could use them.