Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Eight Things

1. Sometimes when Riley and I are on a walk, I can tell when someone is doing laundry. I just love smelling that fresh, clean smell unexpectedly.

2. Kenny and I went out for our anniversary last Thursday night while Nola and Nopsi graciously watched the boy. We stopped in at Oak Wine Bar for a pre-dinner drink and then continued on to Rue 127 for dinner. We both enjoyed getting to spend a few hours alone together!

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3. Have you discovered the magical awesomeness of Lemi Shine yet? If not, you must run out and get some now. It will change the way you feel about your dishwasher.

4. Nola has quite the collection of bell necklaces (lots of restaurants in New Orleans give them away throughout the holiday season), and Riley-bean discovered them the other day. I love that most of them are as long as he is tall.

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5. Are you as obsessed with Pinterest as I am? If not, don’t do it. Don’t create an account. It will suck you in and you may never see your loved ones again. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

6. On Sunday morning, while I was sitting at the kitchen counter drinking coffee and Nola was at church praying for all of us, Kenny and Nopsi gave Riley a much needed haircut out on the driveway. Kenny assisted in distracting Riley (I looked out at one point and he had pulled down two big tree branches and was flapping them like wings. Why I didn’t get a picture of that, I have no idea.) while Nopsi snipped away.

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And snip away he did. Nola was mighty upset with Nopsi when she saw what he did to her baby. Her most memorable comment?

“Poor darling boy. He looks like a raggamuffin. He should be given candles to sell on the street in the cold snowy winter.”

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Nopsi’s reassurances that it would grow back did nothing to help the situation.

7. Kenny and I put together quite a tasty spread for the four of us to enjoy at home during the Saints game on Sunday night. While the boys in black and gold whooped up on the Lions, we snacked on grilled sausages, salsa, edamame dip, avocado crab dip, and cheddar bacon ranch dip.


Not surprisingly, the most popular item on the table was the dip with bacon in it, an insanely easy recipe I found on my beloved Pinterest. (Don’t do it. Don’t.)

8. Riley had his 15-month appointment with Dr. N on Monday morning, and he checked out just fine. He weighed in at 25 lbs, 12.5 oz (70%) and measured 31.75 inches tall (75%). He did get another round of shots (DTaP, Hib, and flu), which made him fairly unhappy, but he calmed down pretty quickly and even waved bye-bye to the nurse who stuck him. That’s my sweet boy!



Nola said... Best Blogger Tips

GREAT post. Lots of terrific stuff. Makes me feel like I'm actually here with you. Oh wait, I AAAAMMMM.

QP said... Best Blogger Tips

The hair will grow. The hair will grow. Probably while I am on Pinterest.....

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