Saturday, November 29, 2008

A tale of two boys

Joey likes blue.
Andy likes red.

Joey likes the computer.
Andy likes the TV.

Joey wants to watch Cars.
Andy wants to watch Zoboomafoo.

Joey eats Mac and Cheese.
Andy eats calamari.

Joey likes cars and fish.
Andy likes dinosaurs.

Joey dislikes the heat.
Andy dislikes the cold.

Joey likes to motor-mouth.
Andy prefers silence.

Joey likes chocolate.
Andy likes jelly beans.

Joey cannot stand mint.
Andy would eat the toothpaste if I didn't hide it.

Joey likes to carry his Bus.
Andy likes to carry his Blankie.

Joey only eats blueberry-flavored applesauce.
Andy eats any applesauce except blueberry flavored applesauce.

Ah, the diversity of humanity, in my own little house. Both of my beautiful, wonderful, squishy boys!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Crossing Herald Square

I recommend making bacon turkey.

We had a nice, quiet Thanksgiving- a good thing, because both boys are coughing their heads off. Consequently, we are also having a quiet Black Friday. I have a fire in the fireplace, Zaboomafu on the TV, and Max and Ruby on the kitchen computer. the boys haven't had a single quarrel. Andy make a scratch-snowflake and a sticker picture. Joey has drawn from conversation story-boards. Yes, life is quiet here at the homestead.

The most important thing that happens on Thanksgiving day? Santa crosses Herald Square, of course! That was the only part of the parade the boys were impressed with at all- and they weren't that impressed. However, we can now take down the fall decorations, and get ready for the sparkles and twinkles of Christmas to be upon us! So I've been spending this nice quiet day very quietly taking down hand turkeys, pumpkins, pheasants, pilgrims, and leaves. When will I get the chance to put out Christmas?

I have no idea.

(The trauma continues)

While the boys are quiet and resting (and hopefully getting better- having a quiet day is nice, but not at the cost of my guys feeling bad. :( ) I also need to dig up recipes for leftover turkey. Think that is the #1 Google search today? I have less turkey left than I expected- partly because the cats broke into the container I had packed for Evan while I putting the boys in last night, and ate every last scrap. At least they got a Thanksgiving feast. :)

So welcome to the holiday season. I love Christmas.

Santa crosses Herald Square.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Thanksgiving!

Bring on the holidays!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Andy's Turn

Yes, what a day we had here. We started off with a near meltdown because my neighbor decided to walk a dog this morning when the bus was running on the late side. I managed to get Joey inside and calmed down, but we weren't at the curb when the bus came- and of course, it was the sub driver. Grrrr,

Anyway, I got him off to school. Then I got Andy packed up with his sweet potatoes. Then i ran around most of the morning trying to get my mom's prescription refilled, and failed. Then, after OT, it was Andy's turn to stay at Grandma's!

The boys played very nicely together while I helped Grandma do some cleaning. I was so proud of them. Then I kissed Andy goodbye, loaded up Joey, and off we went.

Joey wasn't very chatty on the way home, but I got him to talk a little about his day, and Thanksgiving, and how he wanted to go to Grandma's on Friday, and he liked being at Grandma's. We stopped and got some DQ, which made him happy. The one thing he wanted to do most was watch Where the Wild Things Are, so we wandered home and did that.

Then the slumber party began.

He wanted to pet the cat, and talked about being gentle and keeping the cat safe, and how soft she was. He wanted to sing songs and sign the alphabet. He wanted to hang out with Mom and Dad and play on the computers. We looked at the blog. He liked to lay on me, and he wanted to be tickled.

We had a magnificent time.

The only mention we had of Andy was when Joey realized Andy's room was dark. He didn't like that, and he wanted me to turn on the nightlight for Andy. I had to explain that Andy was at Grandma's, so he didn't need his light. Joey sighed and said, "i miss Andy." I gave him a big hug and assured him Andy would be home tomorrow.

Those boys sure do love each other.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Christmas Shopping Season Is Upon Us

Are you ready? Ready for the noise? The bustle? The joy of victory in finding the perfect gift? Taking our kids out to the mall and discovering the new delights of trying to get a picture with Santa Claus?

Don't forget the Joeymom Shop!

Your purchase helps us pay for speech therapy. I usually get enough to get a $25 check around March, and that's a whole session's copay!