Monday, May 31, 2010

The Seven-Year Itch

I like you
And I know why
I like you because
You are a good person
To like

I like you because

When I tell you something special
You know it's special
And you remember it
A long long time

You say
Remember when you told me
Something special

And both of us remember

When I think something is important
You think it's important too

We have good ideas

When I say something funny

You laugh

I think I'm funny and
You think I'm funny too


That's because
You really like me

You really like me
Don't you

And I really like you back
And you like me back
And I like you back

And that's the way we keep on going
Every day

I like you because if I am mad at you
Then you are mad at me too

It's awful when the other person isn't


They are so nice and hoo-hoo you could just about
punch them in the nose

If you find two four-leaf clovers
You give me one

If I find four
I give you two

If we only find three
We keep on looking

Sometimes we have good luck
And sometimes we don't

I like you because
I don't know why but
Everything that happens
Is nicer with you

I can't remember when I didn't like you

It must have been lonesome then

I like you because because because

I forget why I like you

But I do

So many reasons

I guess I don't know why I like you really
Why do I like you

I guess I just like you

I guess I just like you.

Happy Anniversary, Baby. I like you.
(Words from: "I Like You" by Sandol Stoddard Warburg)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Most Wild Thing of All

I have nothing funny to say. Sorry about that. I do, however, have some pictures to share with you of Mason's official 1st Birthday Party.

This is one of many things that I have cooking this month. It's been, and will continue to be, a busy month for us. This week we will celebrate both Ethan and Josh's birthdays so there will be plenty yet to post. In the meantime, enjoy a look into our crazy Saturday:

The sign greeting guests as they walked in.

Just some of the decorations. Yes, those vines are hand-cut. And yes, I am amazing.
(Notice the fort in the back? Did that too...
That's where we had a "... dramatic reading of Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak.)

This picture turned on me. I hate technology.
At any rate, these are the party favors.

Again, this one turned on me. Joys of computers.
These were the party favors, close-up. Every child got one. That's right.

Mason's party attire. In case you can't read it, it says, "King of all wild things".

The cupcakes served to all the guests.

Mason's birthday cake. Go ahead. Stare.
(Notice the beautiful baby in my arms? Say hello to my newest niece, Eliza. Isn't she pink?)

And of course, a birthday wouldn't be a birthday without pictures of the destruction of a handcrafted original.

We didn't capture it properly, but this kid was all about the cake.
Notice the wad in his right hand? Yeah, cake.

Finally bored with eating, ready to do some real damage...

I got ideas for his party from here. It was fun to do, if not a little too ambitious. I don't have a picture of the invitation. Maybe I'll post it at a later date... it was cute. We also had food, and a wild game of "Pin the Tail on Max". Max is still on our living room wall, waiting to freak Josh out in the middle of the night. What do you do with a giant Max?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Three turns One.

Mason turned the big, 0-1 on Friday. I am late in posting. I debated not posting and waiting until his real party this upcoming Saturday, but these photos are just too good to keep to myself:

"Say... what's that?"

"Well, now, that's a fine specimen you have there."


(Commence maniacal laughter.)

(More laughter.)

(Gasping for breath.) "Too... much... laughter..."

"Oh, wait. There's some left over here on my left hand."

And there you have it. My baby. One. Ah, sweet sadness.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I recently enjoyed a wonderful weekend with some of my girlfriends at Red Rock Spa. It was fabulous! I indulged in a Swedish massage, pampered my piggies with a pedicure, and discovered the fabulousness that is a hand massage during a manicure. We enjoyed dinner at the buffet, entertainment at the Cinema, and a night away from crying babies in the hotel. It was amazing, relaxing, and so good to catch up with friends I don't get to see often enough. (Sadly, I'm a terrible oaf and didn't remember my camera to get any pictures of this amazing weekend... Oh, wait... what's this that I stole from Maggie's blog?)

The four Musketeers who braved the hotel, spa, and luncheon. Yeah. We're real troopers.

And what did My Boys find to do while I was away? I guess Josh figured that I would wonder just that and so he made me this wonderful video while I was away:

What a sweet bunch of men I have!

Thank you, Josh, for taking such good care of my babies while I was away pampering myself and thank you to all the lovely ladies who put up with me on a (nearly) daily basis. I had a blast. You really are the best! Here's to our Caribbean vacation, 2025!