Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Just one more eensy - teensy blog...

So I've been a reading fool! It's so nice to actually have time to read fiction!

I finished "Girls Guide to Hunting & Fishing." It was okay - I'm not a big fan of short stories, so if this had been one complete story, I think I would have enjoyed it more. Definitely chick fic.

I also finished "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime." I was seriously disturbed by this book. It's about an austistic? boy in England who is trying to solve the murder of his next door neighbors dog and ends up finding out that all this other awful stuff is happening and he doesn't know how to deal. It's always disturbing to me to read about kids who have disorders, because I'm so afraid that Liam could get some awful disorder and I would be so sad. So yeah - not exactly the book that I was expecting.

I started reading "Magical Thinking," since I've read all of Augusten Burrough's other books and everyone else was reading it, so why shouldn't I? So far, so Augusten. I didn't have to read the short story about the rat in his apartment, since he read that to us at his book speechy thing at Bryant. And I woke up inexplicably at 10:00 PM last night and couldn't sleep, so I decided to read another one of the short stories (I know I said that I didn't like short stories, but somehow it works here) and it just so happened to be the story about the housekeeper. Now for those of you who have read the book, I hope you're chuckling. I seriously doubt that I will be able to read anything in this book that will be funnier and more entertaining. I was almost in hysterics by the end of the chapter (well, hysterics for me at 10:30 PM). Ha! Pennies!

Vacation is coming!! I can't wait to read more books - I just hope that Liam gives us a chance to play in the lake/pool and read and relax! I may just need a vacation from my vacation!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Liam is currently trying to attack the laptop

So this is going to be quick!

  • Liam went to the doctor's on Tuesday for his one-year appt - He is 31.5 inches long (90th percentile) and 24.4 lbs (75th percentile), which roughly means that he's tall and thin like his daddy.
  • Liam has learned how to wave and it's unbelievably adorable!
  • Grandpa asked Liam to play him a song on his piano today and HE DID! Liam is a genius.
  • We're going on vacation, so I will be having a blog-a-cation (like my hubby) for a while.

Talk to you later!

Love to all!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Liam's First Birthday ... A Sampler of Photos

I'll put a more detailed post together when I have time, but here is a quick sampler of Liam's First Birthday!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Twice in a week – it’s a miracle!

I just downloaded the blogger for Word add-in… So we’ll see how well this works. - UPDATE - it doesn't... Well... It will let you do just words, but no pictures. And what is an Erin post without pictures of my little guy!!??!! So it sucks. Boo. Bill and I went for a picnic and walk with Liam on Sunday night. Liam got to go on the swings and slide. He had a great time:

Liam and Bill went for a whirl on the slide.

Liam LOVED it!

This is my new favorite picture. Liam absolutely LOVES the swings! What a cutie!!
Friday is Liam’s birthday – I may just have to do a Liam retrospective! :)

Friday, June 09, 2006

Grand Master PMP

That's my new nickname, now that I've passed my PMP!!! That's Project Management Professional exam for those of you NOT in the know! So that means that I get to (eventually) take on bigger projects AND wear platforms with goldfish in them! You know, because I'm a PiMP! And that bassist from NFG has got nothing on me! I'm a true PiMP!

Ahhh... That is the sound of a woman getting ready for summer. Not even getting ready for summer - being fully in summer. The only thing that could make this summer better, what with the Liam turning 1 next week, me not having to study for any more exams, and Bill being his wonderful self, is if I actually had the summer off... But that ain't gonna happen. Oh well!

I started reading "The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing." It's so enjoyable reading something that you don't immediately want to set on fire. It's actually a good book. I'm hoping to read 10 - 20 books for the remainder of the year. And knit a gazillion scarves and potentially one sweater. I have my limits.

Here are some FUNNNNNNNNNNN pictures of Liam (Super Swell Dance Party - Wahoo!):

This picture makes me nervous - like he's getting ready to do something awfully mischevious.
But he's still so cute!!

Liam is a bit obsessed with the telly. In particular, Rachel Ray (he enjoys touching her face and boobs. Such a boy!) and Elmo. He likes to go up to the TV, stand up and proceed to kiss and fondle the TV set. We've tried to stop him, but it's just so cute. The second picture is of him watching Ribs. He's so his father's son!

Liam is too cute. My new nickname for him is Jack - as in Jack-o-Lantern, since his teeth are so funny and jagged. He's such a cutie. The above photos were taken with NO input from mommy - no raspberries, no smiling, no nothing. He was just happy and smily before bed.


I just wish he felt the same way about Grover.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Wow... It's been a REALLY long time

Sorry about that. Like I said in my last post - I've been busy. I take my PMP exam tomorrow, so this will be short as well. I'm continuing to plan Liam's birthday party - though as per usual, the only people to actually respond are Pam and Jill. Hey, rest of my family and friends, are you planning on attending the festivities? If yes, please let me know? Like soon??

This will be the photo on his 1 year birthday cake! How cute is he???

Liam is big! And tall! Bill put him in this outfit on Saturday and he looked absolutely adorable!

Bah - hopefully I'll become a PMP tomorrow (and then everyone has to start calling me the PiMP Mommy) and then I will be in a better mood. Til then... WATCH XMEN 3!! IT RULES!