Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Wheels on the Bus Go.....

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Well, the jerseys didn't help much....

....but at least we looked good cheering for the Steelers over the weekend!! :(

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Happy Birthday, Ben!!

My BFF's son turned 1 over the weekend & there was a lot of celebrating to do!



The awesome cupcakes made by Melissa:



Happy Birthday Ben, we love you!!! :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Just a few thoughts for the day....

You should always take some time each day to stop and smell the flowers.



Snuggies are best when shared with a friend.



You can't put a price tag on genius artwork.



If you offer your kid a bite of your cupcake, he will shove the whole thing in his mouth & save none for you.



And if you wait until your kid is 20 months old before you give him a juice box for the first time, he will suck it down like it's crack in a box.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

FeeBall

Jake has found a new passion; he refers to it as "feeball". Like a typical guy, he parks himself on the couch, pushes a bunch of buttons on the remote, has his sippy cup in the other hand and yells "FEEBALL!!!!!"

We decided to start the season off right with some terrible towel training:

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Followed by some pregame dancing:

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As always, Gracie was thrilled with the festivities.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Unemployment Update

Obviously, you can probably guess that since I haven't made a post that was titled "OMG, I got the perfect job and I start tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!" I am still unemployed. I've applied to a few positions, had one interview (which I'm still waiting to hear details about that) and sent my resume to a few people with contacts at various companies. The waiting around part is frustrating at times, but Jake & I are still enjoying our time off together.

I had been randomly selected to go to an Unemployment Seminar today (with the threat of having my unemployment checks cut off if I didn't attend). Brian liked to refer to it as my "unemployment rehab" which caused me to sit there the whole time, singing Amy Winehouse to myself, making my morning even brighter. Really, the class was not as bad as I was expecting (and much shorter than I had anticipated, which was a plus) But I would like to say that while I was in that class, I received this voicemail from my BFF:

"Hey there, it's me. I know you're in your unemployment class right now and I have to say that I detected a note of sarcasm in the message you left me earlier stating that's where you would be this morning. It did not sound like you were taking it very seriously. I expect you to be in there taking lots of notes & I want them summarized and sent to me to review. While you're doing that, I'll be enjoying a mani-pedi, so uh...yea, hope you're having fun in that class!"

Thanks. I'm sure that your mani-pedi was not nearly as exciting as what was going on in my world at that moment. :-P She's lucky that I love her so much I can overlook these little comments!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Mystery Solved!

For close to a month now, Jake has been randomly saying "Dabby" a lot. Sometimes it was like he was looking for "Dabby", other times it was said in a sing-songy voice ("Dabby, Dabby, Dabby") We were starting to think that maybe he had an imaginary friend or something (can kids even have imaginary friends this young? Just curious)

The mystery was solved last week...Jake went to school on Monday and at dinner, I said something to Brian about how Jake had fun with his friends at school and Jake contributed to the conversation by saying "Dabby!!". It clicked for Brian & he said to Jake "Are you talking about Gabby, your friend at school?" and Jake said "Dabby! Nom!" Nom = Dom the Bomb!! Our little man has been talking about his school friends while at home and we had no idea. Thankfully, we're in the loop now and he can fill us in on all the good daycare gossip.

Things I Love About Pittsburgh

For no particular reason and in no particular order, here are some things that I love about the city we call home.

-Oakland (including, but not limited to, Dave & Andy's ice cream, Fuel & Fuddle, Hemingways, the Cathedral, Towers and the whole Pitt campus)
-The Steelers (who knew I'd grow to enjoy watching football?)
-The Clarks
-Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium
-The fact that for being a decent sized city, Pittsburgh really is a small world. I'm pretty sure the whole 6 degrees of separation would be more like 3 degrees here; everyone knows everyone some way or another.
-PittGirl, who sums up the way I feel about many things in Pittsburgh in a much more funny and witty way than I ever could.
-Fort Pitt Tunnels; of course I have a love-hate relationship with these tunnels and the people who drive through them. Hey drivers, do you see that ginormous sign that says "maintain speed through tunnel"? Yea, that means to GO THE SAME SPEED YOU WERE GOING BEFORE YOU ENTERED THE TUNNEL. That being said, for as annoyed as I get with the traffic sometimes, there is nothing like coming out of that tunnel & seeing the fabulous view of Pittsburgh in front of you (especially at night!)
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