Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Tomatoes Worry Me

The Tomatoes Worry Me, originally uploaded by Kristianna.

This is 3 tomato plants. They're bearing ripe fruit, and growing what appears to be a foot every other day. At the rate of 8-12 ripe tomatoes daily, we should be buried in a week or two.

I need to get a'freezing! On the good side, the romas are awesome in soups and sauces. One big batch of bolognese was gobbled down, and another dozen roma went into a soup for Paul-Food yesterday. The beefsteak are being eaten at almost a rate of parity, keeping in mind the biggest yields are looming in a week or two.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

He loves Jay Jay <---this---> much.

Carter is obsessed with Jay Jay the Jet Plane. Big time. Thank goodness for on demand programming, because I don't know when it's on 'for real'. Though he does not get his way all the time, he *does* ask for Jay Jay about 10 times a day. In reality, he gets to see it in the morning when he wakes before Mama has had her coffee, or when Bunny and Daddy are in the pool and he's 'not allowed' because it's Bunny-Daddy-ONLY time (which royally POs Carter, who loves to be in on anytime Paul's in the pool).

Last night Carter was having some intense dreams at about 4 a.m. and kept fussing awake, crying. I pulled him into our bed and was holding him to help him go fully back to sleep. As he drifted off, he said over and over, "I yuv (love) Jay Jay," kind of how Dorothy muttered about no place being like home in The Wizard of Oz. The kid really loves that plane.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Deer Drawing

DeerWaterfall_082007, originally uploaded by Kristianna.

Figured while I'm still up may as well scan.

Don't laugh too hard -- she was actually watching Bob Ross on PBS when she did this, but *gasp* used NO titanium white. She's a big fan of Bob Ross now. Meh, I'll enjoy that on the TV more than I'll ever enjoy Caillou.

My favorite recent thing Bun's done

Watercolor_Flower_Bugs, originally uploaded by Kristianna.

She drew with crayon, then used water colors. I have to scan one of deer by a waterfall which I also like, but this one is just so happy it makes me smile.

Friday, August 10, 2007

The thing about cravings

You gotta satisfy, because they burrow in deep. For some reason, this is why tuna casserole *had* to made yesterday. I've made it exactly once before, since it's not really the kind of food I make much. But the thought of tuna casserole was like a siren song to me for days. So I made it. And loved it!

Now I just want to chuck out the leftovers. What was I thinking? I guess I wanted protein?

Thursday, August 02, 2007

One of those moments.

fairyland 016, originally uploaded by Kristianna.

So we went to Fairyland the other day with a few other friends from playgroup. It was okay, but Bunny and I agreed, all things equal, that we like Happy Hollow better.

I took dozens of photos, but this is one of my favorites. It's not the typical happy child at an amusement park photo; quite the opposite. In this, Carter's obviously unhappy. But why?

Well, it's one of those typical, hard toddler moments. Moments before Carter was on the ferris wheel with Bunny. For about 10 seconds. He climbed in, and sat down, then the person operating the ride closed and locked the door. No mamas allowed b/c there is a height restriction of about 4 feet. Carter immediately began to cry, and they opened the door right away to let him off.

But Carter didn't want to get off the ride. He wanted, I suppose, to sit on my lap. He probably didn't understand at all why Mama wasn't getting in. I finally had to pick him up and 'help' him off the ride so that it wasn't held up any longer than it already had been.

Which is when I took this photo. Carter is experiencing that frustrating desire to do what he's just not ready to do. Bunny, at the same age, would have had the same inability to go on the ride alone (and she did--we had a few rides at the boardwalk have to be stopped as soon as she started to move)... but she got mad. Carter appears to be feeling the loss as he watches Bunny go up and enjoy her ride. He so badly wants to be a big boy, but he's still got a lot of baby in him.

So, for those reasons, for the way it touches the heart of a mama, this is one of my favorite photos from that day.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I'm in trouble with this kid.

So today I went in for my 16 wk appt. The nurse tried and tried (and tried!) to get the heartbeat with the doppler, but never could get it. I joked I would feel a little anxious, except I felt like there was a trout flipping around in my belly th ebaby was moving so much to get out of the way of the doppler. They did get the 'echo' of the HB at a nice 152, but never the thunky-whooshy noise you learn to listen for by your 3rd pregnancy.

This kid is already giving us grownups a hard time, I tell you.

Other than that, I'm doing well, and have gained 7 lbs (all that ice cream last week paid off, LOL). I had my blood drawn for the AFP test. Hmmm, that's about it.


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