Tuesday, November 10, 2009


a much better week

It's Tuesday night and so far the big news of the week is this:

Anthony is away until Saturday on a work trip. Oliver is sick. Not seriously sick. Just a icky running nose and nasty cough. Oliver is a big fan of the, I'm not sure of the name of it, but I've been calling it the boogie sucker. The first thing he said to Anthony on the phone tonight was "no boogies". He is sneezing all of the time. Now after he sneezes once he'll say "bless you Ollie again".

We have been laying low. Not doing any of our usual fun things which is such a shame because the weather has been unseasonably warm.

Oliver hasn't been himself since he's been sick. He's been fussy and not happy. But Oliver can get away with murder because he has the cutest sick voice. It's a cross between Lindsay Lohan and Elmo.

We had a great weekend. We took a rode trip to Baltimore. We were there for our friends, Mike and Amanda's, party to celebrate their wedding. They got married in September in Boulder. Unfortunately we didn't make it to Boulder. I'm so glad we got to go to this party. It was a great time. Oliver loved the party and loved being away. We went to the aquarium which was amazing. He loved all of the animals. Especially the turtles. Anthony and I love taking road trips. We've hardly taken any since we've brought Oliver home. There is no reason for us not to do it again. He was so easy. He loved the hotel. He loved seeing all of the new people. After the holidays we'll have to go somewhere again. Speaking of the holidays, I can't believe how soon the holidays are going to be here. I'm not ready at all. I have so many things planned in my head. I hope I can get to half of them.

I've been cooking a lot too. A lot of homey fall weather food. I made the most unbelievable chicken pot pie. When I get the chance I'll post the recipe.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Oliver's Halloween morning show

I'm so bad with the computer. I can't figure out how to put the video or even the link on the blog. Sorry you'll have to do it the old fashion way and cut and paste this web address.


If anyone has any advice or tips on how to make my blogging life better I would love to hear them.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

one of those days

I'm definitely one of those people whose mood is effected or is it affected by the weather. Fall is finally really here. I like this time of the year because the holidays are so close, but I love the warm long days of summer. I'm feeling sad today and the weather really has little to do with it.

We got really terrible news of a friend's father who passed away today from a long battle with cancer. I'm sad for my friend and her family who have had a really hard past couple of years. Selfishly I'm sad for myself because I really should have been a better friend. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the little things in your life. There always seems like there is going to be more time.

Anyway, it doesn't seem fair to go from that heavy topic to the light and lovely topic of Oliver, but so be it. Oliver had a great halloween. We had a halloween party. We made too much food, but it was yummy. The kids were adorable. Oliver loved trick or treating. After the second house he turned to me and said "more shopping mommy". Too cute. He was a very reluctant dragon. He didn't love being dressed up or having something on his head. He would only really have it on his head when he was distracted with something else. He actually got to be on a local morning show when they did a segment on kids costumes. He hated wearing that costume which was Frankenstein. They only way we got him to do that was through bribery. There is a clip of it and I'll have to figure out how to post it. It's funny because he doesn't stay still. For the whole segment you can see his Frankenstein head poking around.