Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Wednesday Feb 25, 2009


(turn and face the strain)
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I cant change time

As much as I've loved looking at that little toothless grin, I was just starting to wonder if Jay was ever going to get any teeth. My dear uncle referred to him as "dentally retarded" which is hilarious, though not exactly PC. I was starting to look into baby dentures, but Derek told me that was probably unnecessary. Well, folks, the worries were needless ... he's getting teeth! And not just one tooth, either. Why go through the misery of teething multiple times when you can just get them all at once?! Okay, not all - just two. The first one broke through on Saturday and he's getting another one today. He's been a little more cranky than usual, but seems to be dealing fine as long as we keep that Orajel out of sight. He hates that stuff.

And speaking of things he hates, he's decided that he hates being anywhere that Mommy isn't. He has gotten very clingy with me, to the point that he screams frantically when I try to leave him. On Sunday after we dropped him off in his Sunday School class and headed up to our class, he was out of control wailing. As we walked out of the nursery, we ran into a friend who said (and I quote) "Wow, that kid is really miserable." Yeah, that was my kid. I know, it's just a phase. This too shall pass. He'll grow out of it soon. But I really, really hate that every time I leave him, the last thing I see is that miserable sad crying face and those little arms reaching out to say "Come back and get me!" And I'll probably be equally sad someday to drop him at junior high school and realize that he'd rather not be seen with me. But for now, I'm gonna have a hard time not running back to scoop him up, stick him in my purse, and take him to work with me.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Birthday to you...

Tuesday Feb 17, 2009

Happy Birthday to you...

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday dear G-man

Happy Birthday to you!

Don't worry - you haven't missed the big one year mark. We're getting close, but Jay's birthday isn't for a few weeks yet. (and no, I haven't used up the only birthday song in my arsenal!) This weekend we celebrated the birthday of Jay's buddy, G. They've been friends for a long time - since before they were born, in fact. They shared the same due date, and while they were mere buns in the oven, they used to try and kick at each other in church. Imagine that, boys who can't sit still in church!! But a few weeks before the due date, G had the good sense to come out and explore this big, wonderful world we've got. Jay, on the other hand, decided to wait until AFTER the due date to make his big arrival. So they ended up nearly a month apart in age, even though they had the same due date.

Anyway, we went to G's birthday party on Saturday. This was Jay's first experience with the birthday party circuit, and what an event it was. I haven't been in a confined space with that many kids hyped up on juice and cake in quite a while, and I had nearly forgotten the chaos that ensues! We had a great time, but it made all 3 of us want to take an afternoon nap. Only one of us actually got to enjoy that luxury ... I'll let you guess which one of us that was.

Then on Sunday, we got to watch the Wolfpack Women take on UVA in the annual Hoops for Hope game. Ahhh, Reynolds Coliseum. There is just something about the horrendous acoustics, the old-school score board, the complete lack of heat/AC control that makes watching a game there absolutely awesome. No luxury suites, no padded chairs, and 50 years worth of grime on the floor somehow make for an environment that is far more fun to watch a game in. The whole place was packed with pink-clad fans, cheering on the team and cheering on the many, many breast cancer survivors in the audience. Go LaLa! And Jay appeared to be a good luck charm for the team, giving us a big win over a ranked opponent. Here's hoping it's the first of many big Wolfpack wins that he gets to witness.