Monday, December 29, 2008

Something I never thought I would say....

"Honey, don't throw the baby Jesus across the room!"

Sadie received the Little People Nativity Set with not only the Manger, but included the Marketplace and 3 Wise Men with Traveling Caravan. The entire town of Bethlehem with camels, cows, sheep, sheepherders, merchants, wise men, Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus takes over the entire coffee table. And somehow a cow ended up where the angel should be. But Sadie has this fascination with gravity. You give her a cup of water, she turns it over to see what happens. You give her a baby Jesus and she hurls it across the room.

But right now our main concern is that she also has Noah's Ark. So now a lion, elephant and zebra are invading Bethlehem. By the time she gets to Sunday School, The Ark will invade Bethlehem after a Flood where the Whale ate Baby Jesus after snacking on Jonah. We've already messed up Easter for her.

Good Lord.

Monday, December 22, 2008

This is a shout out to my husband....

The fact is, since Sadie was born, my husband and I don't get to go out alone hardly ever at all. Whenever we do, it involves driving for 40 minutes to the grandparents house for free babysitting and then going out, then coming back and another 40 minute drive. It's actually kind of exhausting. But I miss my husband. He's cute and sweet, and is an amazing work-from-home dad. I actually have to announce to people that, "YES, men can take excellent care of their children just as much as a mom can!"

Case in point, when Sadie had to go to the dermatologist because of a birthmark, the nurse was dumbfounded that Charlie arrived with Sadie's insurance card, information, and toddler in hand. She said to him, "Wow! The wife really made sure you have everything! Um, this is your daughter, correct?"

Uh, yeah. He didn't swipe some kid off the street, look at her, and say, "Wow. You need a trip to the dermatologist." He came up with all the insurance info on his own. And truth be told, I would have probably forgotten the whole appointment existed.

So, because my husband is so great... I thought I would ask him out on a date. Via blog.... 'cause we are super busy like that.

Oh, and if you like the t-shirt... you can get it here. For men or women...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Inauguration Day can't come fast enough...

I've worked in Washington, DC for the past 6 years. I can honestly say the motivation in the Federal Government is pretty low. The people at the Department of Interior have been depressed, the people at the non-profits are broke, and the people trying to make the world a better place just feel defeated. Now I'm worried all that momentum from the election is going to fade away. So, play the YouTube clip, find your inner mojo... and let's go clean out the jerks out of the government... (that means you, Blagojevich! Your name even sounds like someone just hurled.) Plus, I love that this clip included a little Newsies action. Awesome.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

No. Freakin'. Way.

For completely selfish reasons... I want this for my desk at work. It even plays the Indiana Jones theme song. Awesome! Dear Santa... I want this! Please. Love, Indiana Joynes.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

When I was a kid...

... my mom would draw little cartoons on my brown lunch bag with a caption that used my spelling words in the sentence. My geeky friends thought that was pretty cool. And I looked forward to my Ho-Ho's at lunch. Oh, and I can actually spell.

This blog is a dad who works on these little pieces of art during his lunch break and then brings them home to his kids. Luckily, he actually shares them with us on his blog, Lunch Bag Art.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I only have the VHS version...

But this has more Kermit, deleted scenes, and much better visual quality. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas turns 30 this year! The book was published in 1971 by Russell Hoban, and you can get his other otter books here.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Best Illustrated Children's Books for 2008...

This list was from the New York Times and you can see a great slide show here. It's also a nice visual break from your day. Ahhhhh.....

The Little Yellow Leaf ~ Written and illustrated by Carin Berger. Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Publishers. $16.99. (Ages 3 to 8)