Monday, October 31, 2011

Humble Beginnings

Is it too late to post Halloween pictures?  What about if they are of my decorations?

Oh well, I'm going to put them up anyway.  This is THE FIRST TIME I've decorated my house for a holiday.  Not even Christmas' past have been decorated.  One year we had a tree, but that was because Ray went and got it and put it up and put all three of our ornaments on it.  I'm turning over a new leaf, though.

It isn't much, but I'm all about humble beginnings.

How spooky is that... there's a ghost's reflection in the glass.

Ande and I made those mummies.

This mummy is breakdancing.  He was so disproportioned (the first one I made), so I had to bend him into a breakdance pose so he wouldn't look ridiculous.   

NOW, if you want to hear something really scary:

Today Levin had his four month check-up.  He got some shots and this afternoon he was lying on the floor playing.  He was laughing and cooing so much, I turned to see what he was doing.  He had the band-aids pulled off his thigh and was sucking on them.

That is the stuff nightmares are made of.  At least for me.  Hairballs and used band-aids... just thinking about them gives me the willies.

Something else scary:

Levin weighs 17lbs.  No wonder I have to say "heave ho!" before I try to lift his carseat out of the car.  No wonder I have to get his car seat swinging back and forth for momentum when I lob it into a shopping cart.  No wonder my arms are sore.  He better learn to walk or carry himself here soon.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

We're Baaaaaack

We are back in business... kind of.

Our new computer is an Apple and the learning curve for using it is STEEEEEEP!  I feel like a 97 year-old grandma trying to figure it out.  Luckily there is youtube and youtube has tutorials for everything.  The trick is finding a tutorial that is dumbed-down enough so I can follow it.  I read that Steve Jobs once suggested Bill Gates should have done more LSD in the 60's... that way Microsoft would be more creative.  I say Steve Jobs did a little too much LSD.  I'm lost.

So, since I'm still learning how to upload pictures and how to cut and paste (that's right folks, "control X" and "control V" don't work on a Mac), I'll leave you with some family pictures that Alyson Keeley took for us back in July.

Ray calls it "The Vulcan Hold."  I should say called.  Levin's too big for such nonsense now.