Thursday, June 21, 2007

One is the Loneliest Number

First off, it really pays to have friends. Not only did I not have to buy a new computer, but I didn't have to send it anywhere to get it fixed!! My good friend's husband is an IT guy and was able to make it better than it was before -- and that is a good thing. So Frume Sarah is up and running once again.

What a long week. PC has been in NYC since last weekend for work, though he has managed to hang out with all of my NYC sibs at least twice. This has left me with all three kids. With many thanks to our wonderful sitter, I did manage to get out for about an hour by myself tonight. It was just to run errands, but even that is relaxing when I am all alone ;) It was the first time that I've been away from the baby -- with the exception of a 6 minute (round trip) visit to Golden Spoon -- since he was born nearly 10 weeks ago.

It was lovely to get out but...
the truth is...

I missed him.

I missed him in the way one misses her first love when he leaves the room. A sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach.

I knew I needed to do this so that I can steel myself when I return to work in 3 short weeks. Peach will start day care a few days prior to my return so that we can both acclimate to the separation.

Of course, when I leave him in day care, I will leave him with ample bottles of milk, which was not the case tonight. Tonight, I was banking on fact that he was completely conked out after a 40 minute crying jag. Which was not his fault. He woke up hungry just as we got tied up in traffic on the darn 405. He was shaking, poor guy, when I finally released him from his car seat. He whimpered for a few moments, gave a shudder, and passed out in my arms.

That was 4 hours ago...

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Give 100% of My Regards to Broadway!

I love these quizes! Especially when I get all the answers correct ;) All those years of high school musicals and choral singing definitely comes in handy when playing Jeopardy or silly little internet quizes. If you give this one a try, let me know how you do!!

In computer news, I will be purchasing a new one this week. Not having a computer is making me crazy. And not just a little crazy either...

Friday, June 15, 2007

Scootin' Right Along

A big week. Peach turned two months old, Poppyseed celebrated her 4th birthday, and Beernut has successfully completed the first grade. My babies are growing up right before my eyes and I can't seem to slow the passage of time. Peach's big accomplishment, besides bestowing his winning smile on his adoring siblings, is scooting around on his tummy. Especially if the right motivation catches his attention!! Poppyseed keeps remarking how much taller she is or how much longer her legs are now that she is four (her birthday was only yesterday). Beernut has been weepy all week in anticipation of bidding farewell to his beloved teacher. She has been so incredible and made first grade a very positive experience for Beernut. We'll be getting together with her over the summer -- a prospect which lessened the pain of leaving the classroom for Beernut.

Frume Sarah apologizes for the lack of posts this week. Unfortunately, this was the week that our hard drive quit without giving any notice. Noe. Zilch. Just wouldn't turn on one morning. So now we must decide which makes more sense; repair the 4 year old computer...or invest in a new one.

Well, that is all for the time being. PC has been in Dallas this week, will be in NYC for a week starting tomorrow, and then will return to NYC the following week.

And the beat goes on...

Sunday, June 10, 2007

This and That

I keep a running blog in my head most of the day -- but until they have discovered a way for thoughts to print directly to the blog...

Well, anyway...

Quite a week this past week was. We'll start with Beernut. Poor Beernut. Having finally finished his soft food diet due to the "accident" last month, Beernut developed pink eye in his left eye. 5 days of drops (twice daily) was awful enough -- until it moved to the right eye and we had to extend the drop administration. Ugh! His school had the 10th annual Dance Day and he proudly danced the Hokey Pokey with the rest of the first graders.

During the dance program, I got to chatting with some of the other moms. You know the ones. The "other moms." The ones who volunteer hours upon hours in the classrooms, know all the mommy tricks, and have everything pulled together all of the time.

In other words, not me.

So I was talking to our Room Moms about the end of the year party. Turns out that Beernut's last day of school is this week. Guess I didn't get that memo. For some reason, I thought that it was next week. Anyway, one of our Room Moms is the co-president of the PTO and other one, in addition to chasing after her 4 kids with nary a hair out-of-place, is the Room Mom for TWO of her kids. How DO these women do it??

I took the opportunity to ask the PTO president if there was any way to move the Fall Family Fun Night off of a Friday night and onto a Thursday night. She told me that it was always done on a Friday. I pointed out that there was a time that it was on Thursdays. She didn't realize that Jews had their Sabbath on Fridays (thought it was just a Saturday thing) and told me that we couldn't move it just to accomodate a few families.

Guess we'll be missing it again next year...

Lil' Miss Poppyseed completed her year in the 3 year old classroom.

Starting the in the fall, our little girl will be in Pre-Kindergarten. That just doesn't seem possible. She is such a big girl! She is spending the weekend with PC's parents down in San Diego, allowing us to enjoy "the boys" and have some quality time with Beernut. (Peach is too little to understand "quality time.")

BTW -- Beernut has figured out why he and Poppyseed don't listen to me.
"You're not scary enough, Mom."
"I don't want to be scary."
"But if you're not scary, we won't listen to you."


Sunday, June 03, 2007

Free Movies for Kids


Many thanks to Verbatim for linking to this article.

Tell your friends/kids/grandkids/neighbours...