Friday, September 30, 2011

Tiny child, big force

"The real magic wand is the child's own mind."  ~ Jose Gasset

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A poopload of diapers

Today I'd like to salute an unsung hero:  our Diaper man.    Every week he brings us clean cloth diapers and picks up our dirty ones.

So long, dirty diapers! (Can you believe that Baby Norris uses 150+ diapers every week?)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hunting for smiles

 Hubby and I are always on the lookout for Baby Norris's smile.  It appears unexpectedly and lasts only a second or two.  Here's our most recent attempt at photographing this elusive event:

I wonder what he's dreaming about?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The bird

Lately Baby Norris has been a bit fussier than usual.  We tried talking to him about this issue.  His response?

Oh dear.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Groovy weekend

Hooray!  The weekend is finally here and hubby can now spend time with us.  Nothing like some Earth, Wind, and Fire to start off a groovy weekend:

Three weeks

Dear Baby Norris,

I love how you laugh in your sleep.
I love your big round head.
I love it when you fall asleep cuddled in my arms.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bye, mom

Yesterday my mom returned back home.  
Here are two of my favorite photos of her and Baby Norris: 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Imagine opening your fridge and seeing this little guy grinning at you...


Isn't he cute?  (Check out our aunt's amazing edible creation here)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

One small ham

Here's a photo of Baby Chuck hamming it up for the camera:

Dear Older Chuck Norris,
We didn't pose you.  You did this of your own volition.   We're so sorry, but this photo will probably end up in your wedding slide show one day.
Mum and Dad

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Missing...and then found

This lovely kitty went missing in Colorado five years ago and she recently turned up in Manhattan!  Can you believe it?
Oh the stories I could tell!
To read this story, click here

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I can't believe that

it's true.  Hubby and I both experienced the phenomenon..

Note:  Thanks Tita Tina for showing us the video.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Crumb-y baby

Sometimes breastfeeding takes quite a bit of time, so I snack while I feed.  A couple of days ago I munched on a cookie and some crumbs fell onto Baby's head.  This snippet from Shel Silvertein's poem "The Dirtiest Man in the World" came across my mind as I quickly brushed the crumbs away...

Oh I'm Dirty Dan, the world's dirtiest man,
I never have taken a shower.
I can't see my shirt - it's so covered with dirt,
And my ears have enough to grow flowers...

Monday, September 12, 2011


It's been a tough couple of days...
but moments like this make it all worthwhile.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

If my history teacher could see this

What do you get when you mix history, fashion, and dance?  Probably something that looks like this...

Friday, September 9, 2011

So we finally meet...

Hello everyone!  I've re-emerged.  Things are pretty hectic around here.  Hubby, Charlie, and I are slowly getting to know Baby and he's slowly getting to know us.

Even though Baby has a real name, I'll keep referring to him as Baby Norris* in this blog.  In honor of his first week out of the womb, here's a visual retelling of our first encounter:

"So, you're the one who kept me captive for 39 weeks..."

"Now that I'm finally out, I can show you how I feel..."

((Kapow!)) "Take that, female captor!"

*Somehow this pseudonym seems so appropriate...

Friday, September 2, 2011

It's time

Hi everyone,

Just fyi- I'm unable to upload posts for a bit because hubby and I are off to the hospital.  Our long-awaited guest has finally decided to arrive.

Pink Stripey Socks (a soon-to-be-mommy)


I don't like prunes.  I've never liked prunes.  However, if you visit our apartment, you'll seen many homages to this sweet and sticky fruit.  Why on earth would I eat something I don't like?  Well, they're great for digestive health and nowadays, I'll eat anything to get me "going."   

Here are the different ways I've incorporated this yucky special fruit into my diet:
  • Initially I tried eating prunes straight from the jar.  (Bad Idea.  They're  so yucky  sickly sweet a tad too full flavored.)
  • Then, after gagging struggling with that option, I tried drinking prune juice. (Unfortunately, prune juice was still too nasty full bodied.)
  • Then, I tried diluting prune juice with iced tea. (Prune tea was certainly more palatable, but I needed more prune power.)
  • Recently, I've tried incorporating them into my cooking. 
 I made prune bars (using the basics ingredients in this recipe):
You can't see those sticky suckers, but I guarantee they're in there!

Hmm, what prune dish to make next?  Prunes and chicken?  Prunes and pork?  I'm hoping that Baby Chuck Norris comes soon, so that I don't have to get too creative....


Thursday, September 1, 2011

The answer is no

A couple of weeks ago I noticed a strange rhythmic thumping in my belly. It almost seemed like Baby Norris was keeping time to music.  After noticing this strange phenomenon several other times I started to wonder... was Baby Chuck Norris a musical prodigy?  Is he taking after his namesake?

They do say that (the real) Chuck Norris:
  • can play techno music with his heart
  • can stop the music
  • taught Jimi Hendrix to play guitar
  • can conduct an orchestra using subtle variations of roundhouse kicks

Hmm.  Well, after some extensive internet searching, I found out that sadly, Baby Chuck Norris is not a musical prodigy.  He just has baby hiccups.   :) How cute is that?

(By the way, Baby Norris is still not here.)


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