Saturday, December 31, 2005


Goodness gracious, it's been quite a week in Alla's world. TWO teeth, and now she's got this crawling action down. All of a sudden. Ron came in and woke me up this morning, said, Your daughter's totally crawling. So I lept out of bed and sure enough she showed her mama her new skill. For all of you that cannot be here to see it, click on the image below!

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Second Tooth!

It's there this morning.

Ah, my little girl is getting bigger by the minute.


Wednesday, December 28, 2005

J.J. Needs

Well my dear friend Susie was bored enough to find this game so I wouldn't have to. Simply Google your name and the word needs and see what you come up with. Here's what it looks like when you Google it: "J.J. needs" - and that's for those of you who are LAME like me and couldn't figure out the right combination of what goes in or out of quotation marks.

So without further ado, what J.J. needs:

1. J.J. needs to hit his shots when he gets them and take the ball to the basket.

First thing's first. This J.J. ain't a HE.

2. J.J. needs a new Avy.

Sounds good. Whatever an Avy is. I'll take one.

3. J.J. needs to find a real job.

I have a very real job, thank you very much.

4. J.J. needs to do the right thing ASAP.

Oh my word, keep your shirt on, I'll get right on it. After I change a diaper, and feed Alla, and and and...

5. J.J. needs meds badly.

I didn't know you felt this strongly. Don't prenatal vitamins count?

6. J.J. needs to decide if she wants to go for high returns or settle for a secure but smaller return.

Oh but I have figured out how to have it all.

7. J.J. needs a favor.

Yes, this is true. I have a load of laundry that needs to be folded. And some dishes to wash. And if you could pick up some groceries. That'd be great.

8. J.J. needs to play new songs and sing them well.

Yup. Now that we're out of "Silent Night" season and Alla is probably tired of "Kookaburra," I could definitely use a few new jingles to add to my repertoire.

9. J.J. needs moving advice.


10. J.J. needs to go back to school.

We all know that Ron has gone to school enough times for the both of us.

And that concludes our happy game for today. I leave you with this:


Here she is, Miss Catie in all her pregnant glory - see the belly? I can! Zesta is in there, growing big and strong for her Mommy and Daddy. Congrats, my friend...I can't wait to meet the little one in June.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

All I Want For Christmas

Wouldn't you know, Alla's first tooth has popped out in time for Christmas! It's the bottom left central incisor and you can kinda see it in these pictures! Merry Christmas from the Tooth Fairy!

Friday, December 23, 2005

Oh Julius Oh Julius, Wherefore art thou, Julius?

Some big meanie has gone and stolen the Julius Cruiser. Yes, you read that correctly. My beloved bike: gone. I have no idea how long it's been gone, you see, cause I'd been waiting to ride it til Alla's first birthday when we can get her a bike trailer (shhhhh) and take her with us. So it's likely been gone for awhile. But it's gone.

It feels a little silly to be so upset about a bike. It's just a possession. But it was sentimental. Two years ago Ron and I were done opening our Christmas gifts to each other and then in he walks with this gorgeous red bike for his wife, that he'd kept hidden at the Stahr's for this big surprise. It was the best Christmas gift.

He said to me today, "You were so happy every time you rode that bike." How could I not be? Look how cool it was.

So to the bastard that stole it, you probably didn't think it would take me this long to realize it was gone, or that I'd come to that realization on Christmas Eve-Eve, but I did. And that just sucks, you big fat Meanie.

Alla's Latest Photos

Note the new link under "Check It Out" on your right ------>.

Click on it and it will require a log in. If you don't already have an adorama account, get one so you can view Alla's photos. If you do have one, then entering your email and password will take you to her latest album. The link will change monthly so that you are able to see her newest faces!

And to hold you over... she is with Reindeer Antlers. Our very own Rudolph.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Ok, some "anonymous" commentor (we'll leave it at that) suggested that I also have a beautiful husband and should post more photos of him here. Since this is the season of giving, I will indulge, whoever you are, wink wink;)

THIS is my gorgeous husband, Ronald, and Alla...Miss I-Just-Woke-Up-Mama, I'm-Not-Ready-For-My-Close-Up.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Marvelous Monday.

It's 65 degrees outside.
Blue skies.
Alla napped from 9:15-10:45 this morning and she's down again now since 1:20.
Ron was home allllllllllllllll weekend, no group meetings.
We made Susie's yummy tacos. Again. So amazing.
It's Monday, that means easy crossword day. (I'll let you know how that goes.)
Christmas cards went out today.
We have a Christmas tree smelling up our house so good. (Albeit pretty dry. You get what you pay for and we paid twenty bucks.)
We spent a bit of yesterday afternoon outside so Alla could munch on grass and watch birdies.
And so I could snap this shot.
What a happy girl.

Hope you are all having equally blessed Mondays.