Sunday, December 28, 2008

Because I Have A Bad Memory

Not that anyone really cares to read this, but I thought I'd write this all down before I forgot it all. I am thankful to have a blog (because we all know my AWESOME journal keeping skills) to document the happenings in our lives.

As of lately, Christian has wanted to sit on my lap a lot to read books or share a snack or just to cuddle.

If there is a sad commercial or sad music Christian will cry uncontrollably until you turn it off and then it still takes a long time to calm him down. He is especially sensitive to pictures of abused animals.

If you pull Christian onto our bed he immediately dives face first into our pillows, laughs hysterically, and then stands up, turns on the radio and dances.

Christian loves to dance. Almost always he will stop what he's doing to do a little dance if he likes the song.

Christian has a fascination with vacuums and brooms. He loves to "sweep".

Christian LOVES his daddy! He squeals ( a little piglet) with delight as soon as he sees his Daddy, especially when he gets home from work.

Christian is a BIG flirt. He acts all shy, but it's just a ploy to get attention. It works every time. He can find a girlfriend anywhere we go.

Christian is finally sleeping in his crib every night, all night, for the first time in many months. Merry Christmas to us! The best present we got this year!

I'm sure there is a lot more that I could write, but this is all I can think of now.

Friday, December 26, 2008


This is just one example of a moving light display at Zoo Lights.

Zoo Lights

Dave and I bought tickets to see Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo. We kept trying to go, but with our crazy work schedules and the record breaking COLD nights it was getting harder to find the time and energy to get there. But I was determined to go (mostly because we already spent $14 on the tickets). We discovered that the zoo is always open (I guess the animals always need food) so we decided to go on Christmas Eve night. What a fun evening! I hope we can go back every year. But we're dressing warmer and taking our own hot chocolate. Seriously $4 for one hot cocoa and only $2.50 to add a shot of bourbon. Too bad I don't drink...I could have used the extra "warmth".

Here are some neat lizards lounging around.

A family portrait in front of a fitting. (Love the trash cans!)

Christian is very concerned that the Hippo is going to eat his Daddy.

Isn't this picture amazing!?!

Dave and Christian (I opted out) got to touch this reptile. I'm not even sure what it is. Christian really liked it though. I quickly made them wash their hands. Yuck!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Just Because He's SO Adorable

Certainly I am the coolest mom ever! If not the coolest, I've got to be pretty high up on the "cool mom" list. I got my son his very own cell phone today. We were shopping for a few last minute decorations so we decided to zip on down the strip mall to the Verizon store to look at the coveted Blackberry Storm that Dave wants SO badly. I just had to see what could be SO cool. As we were in the store, Christian was being his cute self and charmed all the employees. It was surprisingly slow tonight and everyone was playing with him and chasing him around. Christian was having the time of his life. One of the guys gave him an old dummy phone of his very own. He walked around pushing buttons like he was texting and then would hold the phone up (like he was taking a picture of the person), push a button and then turn the phone to show them the "picture". Then he would put the phone on the floor, clap a few times, pick the phone up and continue to charm everyone in the room. He sure loves to be the center of attention.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Food Network Challenge

Christian and I went to see a taping of a Food Network Challenge with a friend tonight. Of course I didn't take my camera and forgot to take my phone in with me so this picture is all I have of the night. It was so crowded that we didn't have a seat and we couldn't see much. Christian wasn't a big fan of the event, but he loved to clap. We didn't get to see much of the show, and we missed the end (kind of on purpose). Now when I watch it on tv I will be surprised who the winner is.

I can't wait to go again and see more of the challenge. I think it would be so much fun. But I think I will have Dave watch Christian instead of taking him with me. I don't know how I didn't know about this sooner. This is my kind of event. I guess I just never thought they would tape something like that in Denver.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Dear Christian,

Today you were in a very grumpy mood. You threw a tantrum every other word I said. But that's okay because I love you SO much! Today you got into every nook and cranny in the house, especially if you knew you'd get in trouble for it. But that's okay because I love you SO much! Today you spit out every morsel of food I offered to you (even ice cream). But that's okay because I love you SO much! Today you learned how to open the refrigerator and carried around the mustard everywhere you went. But that's okay because I love you SO much! Today you randomly gave me a big hug when I was sitting on the floor exhausted at 11am from a long day of chasing you around and cleaning your messes. And then I remembered I love you SO much!


Can you tell what kind of day I am having today?