Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Yet Again...

James has made us scratch our heads in wonder and amazement. He found himself one of those tension-rod things (the cheap way to hang a curtain). Anyway, the thing is about 4 feet long and about 1/2 inch in diameter. He used it to turn on the light switch. We laughed and thought it was a fluke. He then proceeded to turn the light on and off over and over again. It sure makes you wonder what kind of trouble he's going to get himself into and what we are going to have to do to keep him entertained. I think we will go through massive quantities of magnets and duct tape and green army men and Lincoln Logs. It should be quite interesting and fun to watch what little experiments he comes up with soon enough. For now, he can content himself with using the broom handle to scrap the magnets of the fridge so he can get to them......

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I'm Over the Moon.............

My heart is fluttering, and I think I have died and gone to heaven. No, Jeff didn't get me a power saw for Valentine's Day. (At least not that I know of :) James gave me his first kiss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhh!!! So, I am just speechless. I gave him a kiss on the cheek and he puckered up, leaned over and planted one on my cheek! Talk about sweet! I think I will never wash my face again. I will just leave that little bit of James-drool there forever. I think I will have this dopey grin on my face for at least a month!

Oh, and another thing....we'll see who is reading the blog these days. If you haven't heard, we're havin' another baby! Yet another reason to go around with a big cheesy grin on our faces. This baby is due September 18th, and we are thrilled.

And by the way, Jeff, Grammy and Auntie Rachel.....James gave his first kiss to ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (And not you!)

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I Don't Get It! its COLD. Very cold in fact. But not THAT cold! Here's the deal. Every day this week, area schools have been either delayed two hours or closed, due to the 'dangerous weather conditions.' No snow, not much ice, just cold. Its been in the teens and 20's, with wind chills. But why delay or cancel school?! We didn't even get to stay home from school when it snowed, unless it was a lot. What do people in the Northern US do all winter? Close school from October through March?! I am scratching my head; I just don't get it.

Sorry for the rant!!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

New Tricks

James never ceases to amaze us with the things he picks up on. When we think he is not paying attention, he is studying our every move. Apparently, he stores his observations away for later use. Here are a few examples: First, he learned to fake ‘cough.’ He watched Jeff hold a napkin up to his mouth and cough, and then afterwards picked up the napkin, held it to his face and did a little fake cough. Now if we hold a napkin up he’ll make a little fake cough. Another thing he has picked up on is magnets. He knows they stick to stuff, so he found a few magnets and kept trying to stick them to the side of the dresser over and over. What a little genius, if I do say so myself! Today, James was playing with Jeff’s cork-gun. He knows how to use the thing, he just doesn’t have enough leverage to get the job done. When the cork pops out, he knows exactly where it goes. Its amazing to watch him catch on to new things each day. Pretty soon he'll be making his own toast!