2014 in review

WordPress gave me this nifty report for how my blog did for the year and I thought I would share. Thank you to all who read, with an extra special thank you to those who comment or share. 2014 has been a great year for my blog with some major changes. Hopefully 2015 will be even better!

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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These Little Moments

I have been a very bad blogger lately, and for that I apologize. Between Leah’s antics, full time school, and CW learning how to walk (that’s right, he is walking!) life has been a bit hectic.

Christopher turned 11 months old the other day, and I have to say I forgot how wonderful and amazing this stage of babyhood is. I love the surge of pride mixed with a tiny bit of sadness I get whenever he does something new. He very quickly progressed from trying out a few shaky steps to becoming a full fledged walker. He is also saying some words- mama, dada, hi, uh-oh, and ow. He plays peek-a-boo and does “So Big!”

The other day at the market he saw these big, sparkly Christmas ornaments hanging down from the ceiling and all of a sudden he was pointing to one with his chubby little finger. When did he learn to point?? He also started nodding ‘Yes’ whenever I ask him a question.

Yesterday took the cake, however. We have neighbors who only live next to us part-time. It had snowed, and so yesterday one of their grown children came by to shovel their driveway and walkway. She brought with her this beautiful German Shepard, and he was happily running laps around the house in the snow. Christopher stood in the playroom window, watching, laughing, and shaking with glee.

He saw the woman out there and he actually began to knock on the window, steadily, until she looked up. When she saw my little angel’s face she grinned and waved to him, and then- he waved back!! It was so adorable. He has never once waved before, but he knew just what to do.

I have to share this here mainly for myself, so I can look back on these tiny little moments that are so fleeting in my children’s lives, and cherish them forever.

It’s Time For Another Bad Mommy Moment!

I am sleep deprived, folks. Chris was sick about three weeks ago, and ever since then he has been keeping Dave and I up half the night. Sometimes, when I am very tired, things just have a way of falling out of my mouth without me thinking.

Yesterday afternoon Leah declared that her bathroom is for girl’s only, and that Daddy is no longer allowed to use it. We kind of laughed it off at that point. Fast forward to just after dinner. Dave was headed into “her” bathroom (which is actually the main bathroom in the house.

“Daddy!” she yelled, full of attitude. “I TOLD you that you are not allowed to use my bathroom anymore!”

“Hey!” I called to her. “Who do you think bought this house? Daddy did. He can use any room in here for anything he wants. Understand?”

And then, as a very eloquent afterthought, I added, “He can set up a meth lab in your bedroom if he wants to!”

Yup. So inappropriate, but it entered my twisted mind and exited through my lips before I could think it over.

Luckily, Leah’s response was, “Daddy couldn’t set up a MATH lab even if he tried.”