Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Connor!

Even though the party is on Saturday, Connor had a little birthday treat to celebrate his big day. He was cautious at first, but then...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Boys will be boys...

Most people have clean kids - not me. At times, I have trouble distinguishing between Connor's baby pictures and Nick Nolte's mug shot.

Nick Nolte


Monday, March 16, 2009

Thank God for Girlfriends

As you may have seen from my previous post, some girlfriends and I had a slumber party on Friday night. I can’t even begin to tell you how nice it was to have one night with NO responsibilities. No mouths to feed, no-one to clean up after, no crying baby or grumpy husband to care for.

Although Ross likes to picture it as one big lesbian lingerie pillow fight(nice try Ross), it was actually a very therapeutic girls night – full of wine, girl talk and lot’s of good laughs. Shari was sweet enough to host our sleep over at her house and went “above and beyond” by cooking us homemade waffles in the morning.

Laura flew in from Dallas and Dana drove in from Houston. So the 5 of us (Laura, Dana, Jessica, Shari and myself) headed over to the Cheesecake Factory for a late dinner. Then we decided to swing by Taco Cabana for some margarita’s. It was Shari’s bright idea to get them "to-go" (which they don’t allow). However, once she saw the counter clerk she decided that if she had to, she could beat him in a foot-race. So while Jessica and I were waiting in the get-away car, the rest of the ladies came running out, trying not to spill their drinks. Can you tell that most of them are from LA where drive-thru daiquiris shops are legal? They weren’t about to let some open container law get in their way. :)

It was such a fun night and I was sad the next morning when I had to leave my best girl-friends. I’m not sure if Ross will agree to it, but I think the girls should get together a little more often and celebrate – just being girls.

BTW – the reason that I said Ross might not agree - is because Connor chose to stay awake all night on Friday. He’s been doing this a little lately, and I tend to think it’s because he’s teething. Regardless Ross couldn’t get him to fall asleep until 4:00am. Out of pure desperation, he put Connor in bed with him and created a pillow fortress on the other side. He said Connor spent most of the night crawling all over him and having very in-depth conversations with the cats. At one point Ross woke up to see Connor – nose to nose with him and grinning from ear to ear. How can you be mad at that?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Connor's 1st Haircut

Connor had his first haircut today!! Of course, I'm fairly sure that we were more excited about it than he was. Regardless, he was a perfect little angel and didn't fuss one bit.

I was a little reluctant at first but after I saw him sitting in his little airplane chair, I quickly realized that this was a milestone moment for my sweet little baby boy. He's growing up so quickly - so of course I totally geeked out and at that moment I was glad that I brought along our fancy new SLR to document the occasion.

Here are some before and after pictures.

Is 31 too old…

Is 31 too old to attend a slumber party? I hope not. :) Crazy Shari’s hosting a "girl’s only" slumber party on Friday night to celebrate Jessica’s birthday. I think it’s a fantastic idea, because in-between being a good employee, great mommy and fantastic wife (hey this is my blog – I can say whatever I want – smile), we ladies often neglect our friendships.

What better way to reconnect, than to watch movies, paint our nails and sip cocktails all night? Not to mention the fact that Jess is one of the hardest working stay-at-home mommies I’ve ever seen. So when I was asked to come and help her celebrate her birthday with some much needed girl-time – who was I to say no?

This reminds me of the last slumber party that I attended at the Falg-anator’s house. When I was working in advertising (long ago), a couple of friends from work felt the urge to hang out in our PJ’s and drink ourselves silly. So being the hostess with the mostess, Jenifer invited everyone over to her place (much to her husband’s dismay). We stayed up most of the night acting a fool and learning Christina Aguilera dance moves from the Lady Marmalade music video. Oh my!

Now that the hangover is long gone and the dance moves are a little rusty, I’m happy to say that the friendships and this photo still remain.

In my book, it might be possible to solve all the worlds’ problems by just throwing on some PJ’s and reconnecting with our inner child.