Where has the time gone? My baby is ten months old.
Remember THIS post back in January - about a Contented Caboose? Well, no, he still isn't crawling (Jammin' was walking by now and Buttercup was close). He is still pretty contented, but he is maneuvering around quite well....
I don't know exactly how he gets around, because he usually remains upright on his butt. I set him down by the toys and fifteen minutes later he was across the room. I think he does a little "butt-scoot" across the floor, twisting and turning as he goes.
This weekend I resigned myself to the dreaded task - Time to Seriously Baby Proof. I will say I've enjoyed having a non-mobile baby for this very reason. (Especially when the Legos and K'nex find themselves out on the floor). All cords, electrical outlets, and dangerous objects need to be removed or covered. (Barbie shoes, Polly Pockets, and Magnetix pieces are a nightmare)
He may not be crawling - but he does know how to ride his Zebra - with style. Yes, that is his natural hair. It sticks up in the back and there isn't anything I can do to keep it down. And look at those teeth....I've been bitten a few times (boob, shoulder, arm, and cheek). I was NOT a happy mama. I guess that is why his shirt says "I chew on Everything".
Following in Tracey's (from Nine Acres) footsteps - I signed up at Postcrossing and have been delighted in receiving from and sending postcards around the world. The day always seems brighter when there is a postcard in the mail!
I do not have a scanner so the following picture's need improving. Bear with me until I figure out the right camera settings and lighting to photograph these postcards without a flash!
My Very First Postcard - from none other than Australia!
Postcard # 2 - Herford, Germany. Looks like a great town.
Postcard #3 - New Zealand. (It kind of reminds me of home a bit - except my mountains are about 1/2 the size.) The sender writes that all the dairy products made in her town are considered "White Gold" and are exported. It is too expensive to buy locally. That doesn't seem right.
Postcard #4 - From Taiwan - a picture of Indigenous Wood Combs on display atthe National Taiwan Museum. The drawings were made by a famous Taiwanese anthrolopologist, Dr. Chen Chi-lu.
Postcard #5 - From the Netherlands....The sender said she used to take her kids (and now grandkids) to this place. Kind of reminds me of Legoland.
Well if I am lucky - I might win ... I have been a negligent blogger and commentator lately but here I am - how ironic I should choose to become a more involved blogging citizen when you have grand gifts to give away. Enjoy the beach!!!
Well, you were lucky!!! Congrats on winning that yummy Oregon made chocolate!!
Three years of blogging. Who ever thought I'd have lasted. I've seen a lot of bloggers arrive with good intentions and then slowly (or abruptly) fizzle into nothingness the past three years. While others, like myself, just can't seem to let go. We are still posting and enjoying the comments despite Plurk, Facebook, Twitter, and whatever latest gimmick has the on-line universe in a dither.
Well, since I'm still a solid blogger I decided to do some prizing on my bloggiversary....that's right....let me repeat....
And not just ONE Prize - oh no....I am feeling especially giftful today. I am going to give THREE Prizes. (kind of like trillion, but with less zeros)
Tell me how excited you are.....
And what are these prizes, and how can I win them, you might ask.
PRIZE #1 - one of my most favorite things in the world.......CHOCOLATE.
Oh yes - I have chosen, specifically for one lucky commenter, an assortment of chocolates produced right here in Oregon. Yummy Yummy Yummy. Anyone can win this - I'll even send these delectable chocolates OVERSEAS. So, come on you people in Antarctica - comment and win.
PRIZE #2 - Another one of my favorite things in the world......ICE CREAM.
silly - I'm not going to mail you the cold stuff....instead I'll slip a small $10 Gift Certificate to Cold Stone Creamery in an envelope and have the reliable United States Post Office deliver this scrumptiousness to your door. Sorry, only those living in the U.S. can win this prize. (If Canadians can use US gift certificates I'll include them).
PRIZE #3 - Another one of my favorite things in the world.......BOOKS.
I know my taste in books is not necessarily up everyone's alley. So, once again, I'm going to save on postage and send a $20 Gift Certificate to Barnes & Noble to one lucky commenter. Once again, only those living in the U.S. can win this prize.
HOW TO WIN -
Easy peasy - JUST LEAVE A COMMENT.....and because I've got 3 prizes - you can leave THREE COMMENTS. Leave one today, come back tomorrow and then the next day. Tell me a story, write me a poem, inform me how silly I look with a birch seed pod on my lip, Heck, wish me a happy bloggiversary and tell me how great I am.
OTHER IMPORTANT MATTERS -
This contest ends 11:59pm SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009 (PDT) (because I am leaving on Saturday for the beach and won't be around to pick a winner until Wednesday - so don't freak out and think I've abandoned this blog and contest)
Winners will be announced WEDNESDAY, March 25th, 2009. Winners will be chosen randomly. (if someone not living in the US is chosen for the U.S. prizes, I will choose randomly again.) I'm not doing the random integer generator thingy-ma-bob....but instead it will be "children's hands reaching into a bowl" type drawing.
And if, by chance, we reach my 12,000 comment sometime within all this madness - I will REWARD ANOTHER PRIZE which will be announced with the winners.
SO - HAPPY COMMENTING EVERYONE AND I'LL BE BACK NEXT WEEK WITH THE RESULTS.
I sat here and thought about something my kids must have said in the past month (which I haven't already posted). And suddenly I was blank. But, then this little ditty popped into my head. It didn't involve me. Instead it happened while cooking with her Aunt Evie.
Dave and I attended a play last Saturday and the kids stayed with their grandparents. Aunt Evie came over to help. She started making lasagna for dinner and Buttercup eagerly joined her in the kitchen.
As Buttercup watched her aunt add the ingredients, she sweetly asked, "Auntie, are you putting anything special into your lasagna?"
Evie nodded, "Well, yes. I'm putting in cottage cheese, oregano, tomato sauce, and some cheese."
"No, is there anything SPECIAL in there?"
Evie racked her brain trying to think what Buttercup could possibly mean. "I don't know, sweetie. I don't have any secret ingredients."
"Well, my mommy always puts LOVE in her lasagna."
aaaah - now THAT is the secret ingredient!.0
*COME BACK ON WEDNESDAY - I'VE GOT SOMETHING SPECIAL IN THE WORKS....(HINT: IT INVOLVES PRIZES)