Sunday, December 19, 2010
Will: Sophie, do you want a regular bullhorn or a girlie one?
Sophie: A girlie one.
Will: OK, Mama, I'm just going to go to Google and type "girlie" in to search for a girlie bullhorn, OK?
Mom: NO! Not OK! NO, NO, NO!
Hmmm... might be time to check in to SafeEyes now...
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
It all started innocently enough, with a snap-circuit electric kit (highly recommended!).
Then we let him take apart a vintage phone, as shown in the pictures above.
Now Will's fascination with electronics is out of control. It's almost all he talks about, and he has wired up speakers on all three levels of our house.
The system is complete with a megaphone in the basement and a telephone with which he can broadcast announcements (similar to morning announcements at school, only these are updated throughout the day) to keep us all on schedule. (Example: "Good morning everyone. It is now bathtime. I repeat, it is now bathtime, thank you. Have a good day!")
As an added bonus, he has a CD featuring Queen's "We Will Rock You" and Baha Men's "Who Let The Dogs Out" that he plays to give us that great "PE Class" feeling while we try to have a conversation or watch TV.
Here's to hoping this is just a phase.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
This was previously a guest room and we wanted to keep the twin beds, since we fairly often have more than two houseguests at a time. We bunked the beds which left plenty of room for the new crib and changing table. Don't worry, out-of-town visitors - we'll move him out when we need the beds for family or friends (unless you just WANTED to volunteer for baby-duty)!
Between the reality of his room and his constant squirming, it's getting hard to deny that this is a real little person on his way into our family!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Sometime within a week or two of Fathers' Day, we managed to present Andy with a gift he'd mentioned he wanted earlier: a set of camp chairs with attached ottomans. (By the way, somehow a small canvas ottoman seems to increase camp chair weight by about three-fold.)
Of course, the whole family (save the intelligent pregnant woman) had to try one out immediately - all at once. This picture was taken in the two minutes before the ottoman suddenly detached and hit the floor.
Whoops! Anyone want a very heavy camp chair with matching canvas... mat?
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Since this blog is meant to be a journal of sorts, and more and more I find myself using Facebook as a quick way to summarize happenings in our lives and tell funny stories, I thought I should capture recent status updates on the blog so that some of these anecdotes aren't lost. Readers, feel free to skip/ignore these. And while I realize this post could seem a little self-obsessed, please don't take it that way.
Kathy Morris Flanigan Sophie: Mama, when you grow up and get big, do you HAVE to move out of your parents' house? Mom: Well, a few people don't, but most people want to have their own house when they get big. (thinking: Aw, I have the sweetest girl EVER.) Sophie: Well, good.... because I don't want to spend all that money!July 18 at 4:36pm
Kathy Morris Flanigan Did I have ankles before I was pregnant? Or was it just an optical illusion caused by my then-higher heels?July 16 at 10:16am
Kathy Morris Flanigan I don't know much about Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, but based on the materials we receive daily in the mail, his campaign managers are NUTS.July 14 at 11:40pm
Kathy Morris Flanigan is completing online traffic school. :(
And it is designed for very slow readers. (yawn)June 29 at 3:48pm
Kathy Morris Flanigan I think I have a Ferris and a Cameron. Does anyone want to guess which is which, or what the next one will be?June 28 at 3:01pm
Kathy Morris Flanigan may not be as hopeless as a parent as she previously thought. :)
June 23 at 2:48pm
Kathy Morris Flanigan just acquired two new bottles of Vanilla Caramel creamer. Pro: Feeling happy and perky. Con: Now want to drink coffee ALL. DAY. LONG. Neither Baby Bee nor Dr. S. approve.June 23 at 10:29am
Kathy Morris Flanigan It was nice of the kind officer to point out that the speed limit goes up just one mile down the road from where he pulled me over. I thought that plus the pregnancy might equal a mere warning. Turns out my math was wrong.
June 16 at 9:31am
Kathy Morris Flanigan
The future is like a Japanese game show - you have no idea what's going on.
June 9 at 3:37pm
Kathy Morris Flanigan is pretty sure her hair still smells like campfire!
June 8 at 2:11pm
Kathy Morris Flanigan forgot to consider ground clearance when committing to a new vehicle. Hubby is trying to figure out how to "raise" it to clear our driveway. Let's hope we can accomplish this without turning it into a hoopty wagon. HOA would prefer that I not park on the street for the next two years.
Kathy Morris Flanigan Really, Train? "My heart is bound to beat right out my untrimmed chest." You had to come up with a two-syllable adjective for chest, and UNTRIMMED was the best you could do? REALLY???
May 26 at 11:08pm
Kathy Morris Flanigan Kathi and Chad (who were previously our houseguests) welcomed their son into the world at 3:23 AM this morning - 15 days AFTER his due date! The details are theirs to share!
May 26 at 10:26am
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Here are the "after" pictures of Foxview. We're keeping this one as a rental, and it was turned over to its new residents on 7/15.