Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Job Description

I was just joking with Josh about something that was in my "job description" and he told me that should be my next blog post. So here you go.....

Job Description: Mother and Wife
Must know how to:
*cook (at least better than your husband)...and not just cook, but plan out meals and grocery shop as well!!
*clean
*separate, wash and fold laundry (preferably before husband casually asks "are there any clean clothes?"
*multitask (this is a must if you want to get ANYTHING done!)
*sucessfully pull off the carseat to crib transfer (I finally pulled this one off today!)
*differentiate between "I desperately need your help" crying and "I'm exhausted and need to go to sleep" crying (actually, this is also in the job description for husbands. it is essential in dealing with a woman!)
*improvise!!
*shake off "helpful suggestions" from random people in public

Must not be embarrassed to:
*change a baby's diaper WHEREVER necessary
*talk like a complete idiot in order to keep baby happy
*walk out of the house with slobber/spit up/drool on your clothes (because lets face it, if it's not on your clothes already, it will be soon)
*know the entire 26 min of Baby Bach (and be able to hum along...)
*refer to yourself as "mommy", even when the child is not present
*accidentally refer to your cat with your child's name or vice versa (NO, I've never done this. Why do you ask!?)


What am I forgetting?? =-)

Look who's coming to visit!

"Auntie" Julie is coming to visit this weekend and we can't wait to see her!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

O'Neill Catamaran

Josh and I were able to spend to Saturday afternoon on the O'Neill Catamaran with Josh's coworkers. The weather was PERFECT! I mainly relaxed on the net/mesh area on the front of the catamaran that is directly over the water. It was so relaxing and the views were amazing!! I hope to get the chance to do it again someday. A BIG thank you to my sister for taking such good care of Natalie for us! Enjoy the pictures.

Hanging out on the front of the catamaran
(You can see the netting behind us)


You can see a ton of birds diving into the water in this picture...
must have been some yummy fish in the area

Beautiful setting sun

We went directly past the Boardwalk. It was
so fun to see the whole thing from the water!

The lighthouse as we were coming back into the docks.


The usual self-portrait!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Talk like a pirate day

So, last Saturday was "Talk like a pirate" day - yes, it's a real day!! Josh's brother was in town, so we got a babysitter and headed over to a pirate themed mini-golf place! (Oh yes, and we also saw "The Informant" with Matt Damon - a personal favorite of mine. The movie was AWESOME!!)

The duel

Shark attack!!

Climbing up to see the pretty starfish
(aka looking ridiculous)

Turtle and Fish
as interpreted by Josh and Nathan

"Hey! Take your hands off of the booty!!"

I was the big loser of the game =-(

Did you do anything special on "Talk like a pirate" day? =-)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Beautiful day at the park

This morning Natalie and I headed to a local park to play and explore. We had a great time hanging out on the sand (on a towel...I'm not ready to deal with sand in the mouth...), playing on the swings and walking around. I even got a quick video of Natalie laughing on the swings! And to top it off - we got to meet up with Josh for lunch! It's been a great Monday!

Tonight I'm attempting to make fresh Vietnamese spring rolls. (I'm cheating just a bit though - since I bought the dipping sauce from a local restaurant.) We'll see how it goes. =-)



video

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bath time

Natalie still loves her baths!! She only cries when we take her out. Hopefully she'll love the pool just as much!

Playing with her ducky

In the monkey towel Aunt Jennie made

Rice Cereal!

Today we decided to give Natalie her first taste of rice cereal. She seemed to enjoy it since she kept moving toward the spoon as it came near her. Not a whole lot actually stayed in her mouth, but it was a start!! It was so fun seeing her experience this for the first time. =-)