Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Giggles, Jabbers, and Song Requests

Desmond’s language is really taking off.  He has quite the little vocabulary with new words popping up daily, I think.  He’s also quite skilled at keeping himself awake for naps these days.  I finally got him down for his afternoon nap and had to share our giggles with you.

Desmond has been up in his crib happily jabbering and laughing to himself for almost an hour. Everything has been thrown out of the crib by this time except for his special “bay-det” that he’s chewing the corner of.  I open the door and quietly tell him it is time to go to sleep.  I pick him up and go sit in the rocking chair.  He just giggles at me.  “Shhh,” I tell him.  “Ssss,” he giggles back.  I start singing softly to him, “Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are” but he starts singing along, “Upa,” he says with a big smile.  Okay, maybe I should skip his favorite and do a different song, and I’ll just hum it this time so he’ll quiet down.  I start to hum, “Rock-a-bye Baby” since, strangely enough, I’ve only recently introduced it to him, but when I get to the “when the wind blows” part, he laughs and starts blowing.  Great!  He still hears the words in his head!  Here we go, I haven’t sung this one in a little while.  I softly sing the words, “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make…”  “Appy!” he chimes in.  What?!  I can’t help but laugh out loud which only sets off his giggles again, too.  “It’s time to sleep, okay?,” I remind him.  “Eeep!” “Yes, you need to sleep,” I reply, trying in vain to keep a straight face.  “Geekle, geekle,” he says smiling up at me.  Oh, a song request is it?  Back to the favorite.  “Okay,” I said, “but you need to close your eyes.”  He squeezes his eyes shut and stuffs the soaked corner of his blanket back in his mouth.  I quietly sing “Twinkle, Twinkle” again and by the third time through he’s snoring and doing the cute dream smiles.  Whew!  I carefully lay him down and sneak out.  Silly boy!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

IE6, IE7, & IE8 On My Box … At the Same Time!

IE6IE7IE8I just installed Windows 7 on my desktop machine. Today I set up XP mode ... cause I can. And the first thing I did was to create two virtual machine ... one running IE6 and one running IE7. So there you have it. I can now run IE6, IE7, and IE8 on one box. The image is a screenshot of my box with the proof. This will make website debugging so much easier. Although for the most part I've kinda let IE6 go, but at least I can know how bad it will look.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fun Fall Day at the Pumpkin Patch

On Saturday morning we went with some friends to the Twisted Creek Ranch.  Desmond caught a nap on the way out, and the first thing he did when he got out of the car was to fill both hands with gravel.  We saw the fish pond, farm animals, a fire truck, and jumped in the bounce house where Desmond got hilariously wedged in between the floor and the side and I almost got stuck myself trying to help him out.  We finished it off with a wagon ride to pick out a pumpkin (Desmond’s newest word), and once we got loaded up, he was out for his second nap. 

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Enjoying the Last Few Sunny Days

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During the late afternoon fussies, I’ve been taking advantage of the nice sunny weather.  It’s amazing how playing outside really helps!  Desmond loves to play in the “duht” with his “gucks” in I guess what you’d call our front yard. This has also been our time to practice obeying mommy by not wandering too far away.  The rain is coming later this week so I think we’ll take to puddle jumping very soon.

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Friday I took Desmond to Laurelhurst park where we fed the ducks.  Desmond was somewhat interested, but ended up wanting to eat the bread himself.  He’s a boy after my own heart and chased after this squirrel for awhile though he couldn’t quite toddle fast enough to cause any real concern on the part of the squirrel.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Princess Birthday Party

A few weeks ago Desmond’s friend Addison turned 3 and she had a fun princess birthday party. We were all invited to dress up for the event, so I dusted off my princess dress that Mom made me for my old college fairytale themed banquet. I love any opportunity to wear it! Desmond wore his little prince crown the whole time, and we enjoyed the beautiful day at the Flower Farmer. One of the highlights was riding the train out to see the farm animals. Happy birthday, Addison!

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