Thursday, March 26, 2009

Old Navy to the Rescue!

Thanks to Old Navy our Easter outfit is SOLVED!! Old Navy is THE best place to buy clothes for baby boys in my humble opinion. In my (limited) experience as a mom, their prices are comparable with Target and their selection of boys' clothes is outstanding compared to other stores. Granted, you have to navigate some over-the-top graphic tees (don't exactly want my 10month old sporting a skull and crossbones quite yet...), but it's not any worse that avoiding the the over-the-top cutesy type stuff at other stores. And the sales, forgettaboutit! I have a swimsuit for every age-bracket from now until little C is 2 years old because I found them on sale at Old Navy this past winter for $3 each.

For Easter, I found this adorable button up shirt on sale for $8!
He can wear it with a pair of khaki's he already has:

Yes, I know it's kinda casual, but I can't really justify spending money for the adorable plaid pant outfits with the cute argyle sweater vests that I was initially eying for his first Easter. The plaid pants would get worn once, maybe twice and it's south TX for petes sake! WAY too hot for a sweater vest. At least he can wear this shirt again with jeans or shorts. Besides, I have it on good authority that the Easter Bunny is going to use the money she saved to buy the little guy these pediped sandals to put in his Easter Basket.

So, cross one more thing off my to-do list (and the Eater Bunny's)! Woo Whoo!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hippity Hoppity

Easter's on it's way!! I have nothing for Little C to wear for his first Easter and the Easter Bunny has no leads on what to put in Little C's first Easter basket. Help!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Two teeth down, two months to go.

So Little C has been keeping himself busy in my blogging absence by cutting two teeth and turning 10 months old (see how he's holding up 10 fingers in his 10 month picture - priceless!).

Yes, you heard right, we have a child with teeth! It's still kind of strange to see those little white nubs when he grins. I had gotten so used to his gummy smile, I had started to think it would stay that way forever.

The first tooth popped through while we were on vacation in Steamboat. Quite poetic too, because my niece that is exactly two years older than our little guy cut her first tooth on the same trip two years prior. Mr. C and I had actually been joking in the weeks leading up to the trip that the munchkin was waiting until we got to CO to cut his first tooth (because that's the place to cut teeth obviously!). It started as a joke, but after a while we both started wondering if it might actually happen as he was WAY past due for that first tooth. But as the days went by, we figured it was not in the cards. Lo and behold, on our last day there - voila!

I wish I could say it was uneventful and he just woke up with his first tooth, but he was up ALL night the night before moaning and crying. I don't think he slept more than an hour, so when morning came and Mr. C felt the tooth, we were actually very relieved to have something to link all the fussing to. I'll admit, though, I was a little bitter Mr. C had the honor of the first dental discovery. For the record he was also the one who little C's umbilical cord fell off for (late on that too...I think he was 5 weeks old.). It's frustrating to be in the trenches day-in and day-out and then get snubbed on the milestones, but c'est la vive.

As for the second tooth, its arrival was much less eventful, just showed up one morning about a week after we got home, but I'm still proud to say I was the first to feel that one (or at least Mr. C let me think I was...).

Teeth are an elusive thing to capture on film. I've read so many other posts along the same lines...they usually say 'so-and-so has teeth, but we have no pictures.' I finally understand what they mean, but I swore I wouldn't post a word until I had proof. So here you go....visual evidence!!

First tooth....

And the second tooth.....

They are adorably crooked. They kind of butterfly out, just like my bottom two teeth. I am not surprised at all because Mr. C and I both had braces. I know they say the layout of the baby teeth have nothing to do with how their permanent teeth with come in, but given his genes, orthodontics are inevitable. I'm not worried a bit, I'm just enjoying the milestone - two teeth down, and two months to go until the big 0-1!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Grandad's Songs

For my dad's benefit I've created this playlist with some songs by my Grandad. My cousin Todd posted the url's on Grandad's memorial blog, but Dad was having trouble navigating the whole copy-paste-play thing, so I posted them here for him to listen to. The recordings are old, my aunt recorded these songs over 20 years ago, so you may have to turn up the volume a little.

Grandad was quite the performer on the piano, and was always happy to sit down at the piano to ham it up with a little (very little) prodding. Actually the picture I have on the post My Hero's Hero is of my grandad at his piano (relocated to Little Rock). He was almost completely deaf at the time the photo was taken, so he couldn't hear himself playing, but he knew the notes, and was picking out 'Ragtime Cowboy Joe'. Needless to say, it was a really special moment, and I'm so glad I was there to capture it.

Thank you Aunt Patty for recording and sharing these and Todd for converting and uploading them - this is just an amazing treasure.

I'm going to try to post the html code for this playlist for any family or friends of Grandad who'd like to post it on their own blogs (or to their myspace page) goes nothing:

Copy the code above. Then sign into your blog and go to the 'customize' section. Click on the 'layout' tab. Select 'Add a Gadget' Select the HTML/Java Script gadget. Paste the copied code into the box and hit 'save'.

As for myspace, it's been a while since I posted anything there, but I think if you go to the 'about me' page and paste the code in whatever section you want the playlist to appear, it should work.

Let me know if it doesn't work!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pink eye

Little C had it. Mr. C's got it. Lord in heaven knows I don't need it, so I've been treating myself preemptively with Little C's left-over drops. I can just see all you medical professionals shaking your heads at me right now. Well, if no one in your family has 'conjunctivitis', I don't want to hear it. The worst part about this whole situation (besides being under house arrest and washing pillowcases and sheets nightly) is I've had to throw out my mascara. It took me a really REALLY long time to find a mascara I like, but after searching drug stores and department stores alike, I finally fell in love with Mabelline's 'Unstoppable'. I don't know if it has just been a need-to-restock coincidence or if they are discontinuing the product or what, but I've been to three different stores now and they didn't have it. The silver lining? I've also got to get new eyeshadow. I know I don't wear it very often, but what girl doesn't like having an excuse to get new eyeshadow? :)