Back from the flu!
Sorry for the radio silence. I was hit with the flu early this week and it had really screwed with well...everything. I have no idea if the flu shot I got early in the season worked at all. I still got the flu. Other the other hand, I'm mostly better in 4 days. Vin got a flu vaccine this year too, and I'm trying hard not to give this to him especially since the vaccine didn't seem all that effective.
I'm feeling a little better now, so let's start with
An Inauguration update
We had front row seats...
...to our TV. Here's Shelby ignoring our state senator. Vin is in his Sunday best, and Steven is wearing his Obama sweatshirt, though you can't tell from this angle. I worked from home that morning so we could watch it together.
Next up, Chinese New Year!
Shelby's a seasoned pro at this holiday and just barely fits her little dress. This was Vin's first Chinese New Year! Doesn't he look confused next to grandpa? What do you think of the little jacket I made him?
A good time was had by all.
Happy New Year everyone!
Are you two having fun running around the house?
Is that why you've got this look on your face?
I fed myself today!
And that's why there's bananas on my tray and hands, vegetable beef pilaf on my face and in my hair.
Note that this is also why there's an attentive pug in the corner, waiting for more bananas to drop, and a very very tired mama.
Guess who's getting a second bath today?
How much does a pug shed?
And she doesn't seem remotely apologetic about it.
Vin is old enough to feed himself a snack. Here he is with a teething toast. It's basically, a gigantic crouton. He sucks on it. It gets soggy. Some makes it into his mouth, but a lot ends up all over him. I'll sometimes brush him off in front of Shelby so she can get the crumbs.
He thinks feeding Shelby is great fun. I've seen him offer her his toast, she'll lick it, and then he'll stick it back in his mouth. GROSS!
I moved him to the kitchen so I could keep an eye on him so that wouldn't happen again. I was tidying up the kitchen while he dutifully ate his toast, and Shelby stayed on her mat. But I had to leave briefly to get something, and upon my return I find a boy who is rather proud of himself, and an suspicious looking pug.
Son....where's your toast?
Always on the hunt for a cozy place
and apparently that cozy place is Vin's car seat.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year everyone! We're back.
Let's start with an update on Christmas 2008.
I took the week off to relax and to prep for Christmas. I was making rice crispy bears for our extended family but boy and pug had other ideas. This is the first time I've ever made rice crispy treats and it turns out Shelby goes NUTS for them. I couldn't get her out of the kitchen. The boy is rarely far behind the pug and kept crawling his way into the kitchen too.
So the holiday started with me kicking these two munchkins out of the kitchen.
But Christmas morning was great! Vin is wearing the pajamas I made him. He's not very experienced at opening presents, but Shelby is an expert and helps him out.
And before everyone gets up in arms about it, No I did not get the boy butt wipes for his first Christmas. I was just using the box. I'll have you know it was a lovely bead maze that he seems to enjoy.
Shelby then helped me open a present. Thanks Shelby. :)
As for Shelby, she got a little stuffed tiger that she has already gutted, a bag of organic treats, and a rope toy...
and of course...
a Christmas bone.