Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
1 - Volkswagen - I would like to turn an old VW bus into a camper a la Pimp My Ride.
2- Valentine - It a way it changes meanings when you have kids.
3 - Vampires - I never really got into any of the vampire books out there.
4 - Darth Vader - James Earl Jones' voice still scares me.
5 - Viper - I am terrified of snakes - especially poisonous ones.
6 - Vitamins - I don't take them as often as I should. I don't keep any of the kiddy ones in the house because they seem too candy like and I am afraid of overdose. Hopefully, Seth will get his nutrients the old fashioned way.
7 - Vain - Something I am not.
8 - Vacation - One of my favorite things. I love to spend time with loved ones seeing new (or old) places.
9 - Vacuum - Seth is still terrified of the vacuum cleaner.
10 - Vanilla - One of my favorite scents.
11 - Vegetables - Seth is usually good about eating his veggies. Broccoli is is favorite.
12 - Villain - If I were an actress, I'd want to play the villain. It seems so fun.
13 - VH1 - I hate to admit it but I watch some of the cheesy reality shown on there. I think it helps me shut the wheels in my brain off for a bit - truly mindless television.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
create our own news cast,
experience life in an African village,
make some binoculars,
learn how to clean teeth
observe beautiful butterflies,
and build and knock down a giant block tower.
We even took a break and enjoyed ice cream in a virtual McDonalds.
Dana bought Seth a neat ball and Dad bought him a light necklace. Later on he asked who got them for him. (I think he was testing me.) I told him that Papa bought the necklace and Aunt Dana bought the ball. His reply was, "They are pretty nice people."
Seth loved singing The Itsy Bitsy Spider with Aunt Dana. After they left, he informed me that he was a great singer. She must have told him that - and I couldn't agree more. I love to hear him sing.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
1- Underwater - I find swimming underwater very peaceful but think I'd feel trapped if I tried SCUBA diving.
2 - Unique - Some parents like try to put kids into a mold but I hope to always celebrate what makes Seth a unique individual.
3 - USA - I love our country.
4 - USC - Where I attended college. Go Gamecocks!
5 - Utopia - A state I believe cannot be accomplished.
6 - UFC - Mark likes watching it but it literally makes me feel ill to see.
7 - Universe - Such an odd concept to me. How can something go on forever?
8 - Ultrasound - It's pretty amazing that we can see our children before they are born.
9 - Underwear - Seth loves picking out and putting on his "Big Boys Underwears". If only he would get to the potty every time.
10 - Up Up and Away - My sister was proposed to in a hot air balloon.
11 - Uncle - Seth is lucky to have 4 awesome uncles!
12 - Underdog - It's inspiring to see an underdog prevail.
13 - Uhaul - I like to point out all of the state murals on passing Uhauls to Seth.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Seth LOVES reading books. He has since he was tiny and I hope it is the beginning of a life long affair. I want to remember all of the great books that he asks to read over and over. This is the first installation.
This fun rhymed retelling of a Brazilian folk tale had us at hello. I often find rhyming to get irritating, but this is done with grace and style. The tale of tiny monkeys who don't want to stop playing to build their shelter is full of fun onomatopoeia and beautiful illustrations by Yumi Heo. When the cold rainy night falls the monkeys lament their poor decisions as they shiver atop the pointy palms. But when the sun comes out the next day, the monkeys forget all about their discomfort the night before and play the day away. This fun book gives a great lesson on the importance of planning ahead.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
1 - Thanksgiving - I'm glad we have a day to say what we sometimes forget to say everyday.
2 - Telephone - Even though many family members and friends live far away, I'm glad I get to speak with them often.
3 - Travel - I love to visit new places near and far.
4 - Tattoo - I have one tattoo. It is the Kanji symbol for love with my wedding date on my lower back. Mark and I got matching tattoos on our honeymoon.
5 - Target - One of my favorite stores.
6 - Text Message - I have actually only ever sent one text. I just don't see the appeal.
7 - Things Remembered - My first job when I was in high school.
8 - T. J. - A dear old friend - AKA Bird.
9 - Teddily Bearily - My bear that I have ha all of my life.
10 - Taffy - When I was pregnant, one of my cravings was laffy taffy.
11 - Taxes - I usually do our taxes myself.
12 - Tomorrow - It is always exciting to see what the new day will bring.
13 - The End