diapers, budgets & paint

stay-at-home mommy by day
program manager by night
children's painter somewhere in between

stuff for moms to buy

found while idly wandering the internet...

one baby goodie, the woot of all things baby

no doubt for naptime? the cure for the kids? tool for tots? grown-up songs for the lullaby set

bread + rice = multicultural baby wear

gadgets for babies

ah, weddings and babies - the two events in a person's life when price tags are overlooked. ka-ching!


new toys

today was a great day for new toys! the garage sale adventure paid off: emmy now has her first ride-on "tricycle" and a duck pull toy. i think i'll clean 'em up and keep the trike in the storage room for now. i figure i'll pull it out around her birthday or christmas... it's so great that emmy can see toys right now and not realize what they are (or that they're for her); i wonder when kids grow out of this oblivious phase?

since emmy couldn't have all of the fun by herself, mommy and daddy decided to pick out early anniversary gifts for each other; september 2nd is coming up quick! tradition dictates a gift of wood for the fifth anniversary. however, some couples opt to celebrate with the more modern gift alternative of silverware. kim and blair? we went straight to... cellphones. our old phones needed replacing - i mean, they didn't even have a built-in camera! - so we each got a motorola razr (silver for blair, light pink for me). so what was the first thing i did with mine? i took this oh-so-cute picture of emmy and taylor, of course.

and speaking of emmy, the antibiotics are helping her sleep at night. whew! of course, now i have symptoms... ugh.

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cadaver for sale

just two random items tonight...

blair held a spinal cord in his hands today. really. in fact, he's still enjoying the afterglow. and in similar news, his anatomy group's cadaver is named "waldo"... i'm guessing that they'll just be searching for his internal bits and pieces; you'd hope that the body would be a harder thing to misplace! i'm sure i'll hear plenty of tales from the lab over the next 12 weeks, and if i'm lucky, maybe get a guided tour too! so far, blair doesn't smell too much like formaldehyde, but he's been very conscientious about changing his clothes at school and taking a shower as soon as he gets home.

on a totally unrelated note, i realize that i'm now becoming a... garage sale person. *shudder* however, i ONLY go to sales nearby and i ONLY look for toys that can be easily cleaned and are in great shape. it's a terrible habit, i know, but last weekend i got 3 huge bags of lego duplo blocks AND a xylophone / piano for pennies. i can't believe that it's thursday night and i've already mapped out my route for saturday morning. just wait till the fall consignment season begins...

anyway, i promised myself that i would go to bed before 1:00 am since tomorrow will be a busy day: work conference call in the morning and emmy's check-up in the afternoon. nighty-night!

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