Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Frankly, it's more about entertainment than nutrition. And, it's really, really messy.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
We also unwrapped gifts and had some good visiting time, as well as our traditional game of Jeopardy (although Amy "Trebec" has now been replaced by Hailey "Trebec"). Our team, Sam and the Reindeer, won...although the categories of "Celebrity Trivia" and "7th grade social studies" gave us a little bit of trouble. Here is Aunt Becca with her favorite Christmas gift. Noah got a helmet and elbow/knee pads from his Lala. Notice he's not wearing pants.
Tancie and Lauren snuggled with Kate and Glory. It was a good day for them. Lauren became well-versed in changing cloth diapers.
Sydney played with Sam and his new drum (thanks, Eddys, for this loud, musical toy...no, really, thank you.)
Afterwards, the sisins (Tance, Lauren, Hails, Syd, Amy, Jen), Noah, and Joe headed over to a nearby hotel to swim and have some fun while Aunt Ris and Mom watched the under-one-crowd. The younger sisins stayed over night to play games and watch movies, while Amy and I headed home to take care of our respective broods.
As a farewell tribute to our little baby bathtub, I thought I'd post this picture.
Yep, our fat baby has man-boobs...or m'oobs as my cousin, Lauren, calls them. But, he does enjoy his bathtime!
Monday, December 29, 2008
We celebrated Christmas with Team Eddy and the rest of the Cletos at Amy's house on the 23rd.
Jen: Noah, what day is today?
Noah: It's CHRISTMAS!!
Jen: And, whose birthday is it today?
As his godmother, I was a little ashamed for falling down on his Catholic education. Fortunately, we had a little lesson and the next day, he proudly proclaimed it was "God's birthday!" and we sang Jesus happy birthday with a birthday cake.
Monday, December 22, 2008
During our road trip, I picked up some extra mints at a restaurant.
Jen: Look, Joe! I got us extra mints so we can have good breath when we kiss.
Joe: What?! Kiss?! Don't you ever want to get better??
Yep...the romance has been sucked right out of our life.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The Kaufman crew has left southeast Idaho for the next week to celebrate Christmas. Roads were great through Montana (unlike my previous trip), although the residential streets in Spokane leave much to be desired! Probably won't get much posting done over the next week, but will make an effort to get some pictures taken and post when we get back.
Happy holidays, everyone! Sam is feeling better and his parents are slowly recovering.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
It's a 2005 Honda Pilot...except ours is gold. It's got 4 wheel drive, seats 8, can hold 3 car seats (God forbid we ever need 3 car seats, but it's happened to unsuspecting couples before), and can fit the dogs, too. So, we'll be riding in style for Christmas.
Bring it on, Montana snow!!
(Ok, so maybe don't bring it on. I was just kidding.)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
So, send prayers and good thoughts out to my miserable-feeling baby!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Here's a picture of Joe's birthday cake. This year, I made it from scratch. Last year, I was pregnant and slacked, making it from a mix. Ok, this year I have an infant and slacked as well, ordering pizza. But, the cake was delicious.Here's the birthday boy with the cake and all its flaming glory. That's what happens when you're only 2 years away from thirty. Did I mention Joe's OLDER than me?
Tancie was there to liven up the "party". I forgot to buy party hats, so they improvised. Sleep deprivation...I tell you...it's better than drinking. And, in all fairness, Joe asked me not to post these pictures, but who can resist? So, I'll include my own party hat picture as well. (I got the giggles, as I frequently do, while posing. Again, sleep deprivation...cheaper than drinking.) Happy Birthday, Joe!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
We celebrated Joe's birthday on Sunday (although we substituted Kaufman lasagna for pizza). And, then Tancie, Sam, and I abandoned him last night. We'd already planned to go to Spokane on December 9th as the girls were scheduled to arrive today. They arrived early, of course, but since I'd already taken the time off, I figured their tired parents could use a little help.
What a great husband/uncle/brother-in-law to give up his birthday so his wife/nieces and nephew/brother-and sister-in-law could get some twin time in!
Love you, babe! Team Eddy says THANKS.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
We've been trying to cut down on feeding Sam at night, so we've been giving him his pacifier if he wakes up before midnight. And, I usually send Joe in to tend to him so I can get some blessed, sweet sleep before midnight rolls around.
One night, Joe came back after fumbling in the dark for twenty minutes or so. "We need to get some different pacifiers. Those white pacifiers on the light colored sheets...I can't find them fast enough.
I feel like I'm Helen Keller in there."
Wisdom here: Buy some brightly colored pacifiers. Or dark sheets for contrast. Or, just enjoy the image of your husband scrambling to find a pacifier with the Braille method.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Jen: Look, Noah. That lion is going to eat that zebra!
Noah: No, Ninang, he's not.
Jen: He's not?
Noah: He's scratchin' his back. And, oooh! He likes it!
(He then wiggled like someone was scratching his own back, chanting, "Ooh, I like it! Ooh, I like it!"
(To see the picture, click on this link, go to Photo Gallery, and click through to picture 11.)
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
"Oh, Schatzi. You are my favorite."
"Oh, Doc. You are my favorite."
"Oh, Moka. You are my favorite."
I don't think he quite understands the concept of "favorite" yet.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
My Grandma and Grandpa Kaufman andUncle Jeff came up to Coeur d'Alene to celebrate Thanksgiving. I love my Grandma. She fed me sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie!
Here I am with my Uncle Jeffrey, Dad, and Grandpa. Mom says she loves "all her boys".
We ate dinner at Aunt Rissa and Uncle Mark's house. Afterwards, everyone played our usual game of Jeopardy. Mom's team won and, as a prize, they get to do a dance in front of all the losers. This is Aunt Hailey, Aunt Tance, and Mom doing the running man.
Monday, December 01, 2008
Sam slept in his stroller, which made our trip a little easier. One active boy at a time!