Sunday, January 31, 2010

She Could Take It Or Leave It

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Rosalind's Letter

Dear Rosalind,

You are 10 months old today. I can hardly believe you have already existed longer than it took to create you. I must say that these last ten months were a vast improvement over the previous ten. I have only puked maybe twice in all the time since you have been alive! And you weren't even to blame for that puke! Good job.

A little over a week ago you decided to take two consecutive steps. Then you stopped even standing up for a week or so. Then you took three consecutive steps yesterday. These definitely count as "Baby's First Steps" but we are unsure if they count as walking. Not that it matters for any purpose other than bragging rights. You should probably start preparing yourself now for the embarrassment that your father and I plan to inflict upon you your entire life. We are proud and we will tell anyone within earshot. We aren't even nice enough to give you a sibling with which to share that burden. We have already decided that once we get you sleeping to a decent time every morning we have no intention of ever starting that whole process over with another. So there.

While we are on the subject of sleep, let me just say, you are not bad at all. Unless ill you want to be down no later than 6:30 0r 7 every night and then you tend to sleep with virtually no input from us. The problem lies in your internal alarm clock. 4:30 or 5 is not when we wake up in this house! Putting you to bed later seems to have absolutely no effect on this behavior. I have the distinct impression we are stuck with this schedule for a couple of years. Oh well, I'll take it.

Yesterday your dad and I saw some photos of extreme body augmentation. Can I just make you promise right now not to tattoo the whites of your eyes or put spacers anywhere on your face? Oh, I totally just saw you nod in your sleep. No going back now. You promised. I promise not to give you too hard a time on multiple piercings, tattoos, or hair color if you promise not to make a circle under your bottom lip so big I can see almost all of your teeth with your mouth closed. Deal?

Anyway, things you REALLY like about now? Swings at the park, putting things inside other things and then taking them back out again, walking with your walky thing, DANCING, playing tug of war with Greta, tugging on Eliot's hair, trying to climb the stairs even though you know better, eating food on all plates but your own, saying Dada. Only Dada. I know you can say Mama. Considering I am always the one waking up with you at 5 am I would think you could be a bit more grateful. I expect to see some improvement.

Only two more months until you are a year old! No more formula! I am both sad and happy!

Love, Mama

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I Forgot We Used To Do Posts That Didn't Involve Rosalind!

Up ♣♣♣½
Another in the line of Wall-E and The Incredibles. Visually entertaining enough for kids, but the story is really for the adults. We liked it.

Up In The Air ♣♣♣
Nice to watch but I haven't given it much thought since. I don't know what that says about it, but I am sure it says something.

Inglourious Basterds ♣♣♣
Really entertaining. Sergio kind of wanted the characters to be more developed, but overall we thought it was a good watch. Honestly, not nearly as gory as I expected.

Land of the Lost ♣
This movie made my three yr old nephew squeal in delight whenever dinosaurs were on screen, and my 9 yr old niece was pretty into it from the beginning. Then the movie would randomly jump into sex jokes and profanity. It felt like the movie wasn't at all sure who the primary audience was supposed to be and so didn't cater to one or the other enough.

Julie and Julia ♣♣♣
I thought it was really good at first, slow toward the end. I don't know if an interest in both food and blogging add to the enjoyment of this movie. Someone else would have to tell me.

Two Days in April ♣♣½
A documentary about the NFL draft. Sergio and my dad were very into this. It made me sad.

Ballerina ♣♣½
It is remarkably hard to rate documentary. I tend to have no expectations going in. This was one about Russian ballerinas. It was good. What's not to like?

We stream netflix to the tv so our documentary watching has gone up considerably lately.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Because We Are Gluttons for Punishment

This is Greta. She is a Mini poodle/Australian Shepherd mix. An Aussiedoodle. We have her because it is hard to say no to a coworker when they offer you a free dog with free shots. It's a good thing she's so crazy cute.
She thinks Rosalind is the greatest toy ever. Rosalind is not so sure yet about Greta because Greta hasn't figured out yet not to jump in her face. We'll get there. Eliot seems pleased so far, if a little befuddled.