Saturday, December 20, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's pretty much a boy!

Doctor's exact words: "That looks pretty penile."

We'll get a more definitive answer on the 23rd.

Winter 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Would you like a Fishstick?

They're really good! From Trader Joe's! You know you want it!

This is just the dog, but isn't he cute?

And... We're Back!

Blame the baby. Not the one pictured above. The one that's been making me sick for the past 16 weeks. We find out if it's a boy or a girl on the 23rd.
Anyway, we're back up and running and I should be blogging somewhat regularly again. Until Mid May, then everything goes to hell again.

Trip to Chicago for Residency Interview

World's most tired mom at the museum. They actually have an award for that. And I won.

On the train.

We missed the train in St Paul and had to drive to Tomah to catch up with it. The lady at the ticket counter was like, "How could you miss your train?" and I was like, "F-you, lady."

Joe helps Matthew with his socks

WARNING: May be frustrating to watch.

Halloween 2008 with Green Lantern and Frog

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Me: Joe, will you help put the couch back together?

Joe: Yeah sure.

(a moment later...)

Joe: Done!

Me: Great! What about those other two cushions?

Joe: Nevermind about those.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008




Tuesday, September 23, 2008

9/22/08 At Dinner...

Joe: When I grow up I'm going to be a super spy. No! I'm going to be a doctor, like Dad.

Me: Cool. Or you could be a nurse, like Mom.

Joe: Hey yeah! I could be a nurse and we could go to work together! As a team!

Me: That would be fun.

Joe: Yeah, and we could eat lunch together in the cafeterion.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sad news for me...

Tonight at bedtime, Joe told me I look like John Lithgow.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

RIP Old Lady

Today Joe had to break some sad news to me...
"You know the old lady who swallowed a cow and a cat? She died."

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Runaway Baby

Matthew and the Tunnel

It's cuter if you watch it without sound, so you don't hear me.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Miracle of Miracles

Last night Matthew slept from 7 PM until 5 AM without waking up once. If he makes this a pattern I might just have to re-learn how to sleep through the night too... It's been so long since I had uninterrupted sleep, I don't think I know how to do it anymore.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Thanks for the Memories

You can't have a blog about parenting without help from a little company called Simon Delivers. Thank you, Simon Delivers, for carrying four bins of groceries up 27 steps to my front door in the dead of winter. Thank you for supplying my family with frozen baguettes, Lady Walton cookies, and 25 pound bags of dog food. Thank you for helping me to avoid the frazzled-shouting-mom-with-her-two-kids-in-the-grocery-store scenario week after week. You guys were awesome and we'll miss you big time.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Matthew climbs stairs

Farm Slideshow

Can you tell I just figured out how to do slideshows? This one's BIG!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cool picture of Jumping Joe


Did you know that Joe has a watch inside his body that talks to him?

"My watch is telling me it's time to fight!!"

He also had an argument with it. Don't worry, we're on top of it.

Coming soon... Pictures of Matthew and his new teeth!

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Joe spent the weekend reading comics with Grandpa John. Could superheros be the next new thing? I think Joe might be "breaking up" with weapons and moving on to superheros. A welcomed, more socially acceptable obsession.

Yesterday he was in the tub when he gasped,
"I FORGOT MY POWERS AT NANA AND GRANDPA'S!! Oh well that's okay. They can just fly back to me."

Then today he said to me after I picked him up from the Borger's place,
"Superheros are talented. But why do they wear their underwear on the outside of their pants?"

And currently, as I'm typing this, he's wearing his undies on the outside of his shorts.

"I look good" He says.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

All about Matthew

Check out this awesome mess I made...

It was delicious...

I like to visit this hole in the floor and poke around in it, I do this almost every day...

And I'm super good at pulling myself up now...

And that's only the beginning. Check out my stats on the left to learn more about ME.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Joe: Some people like mashed potatoes and some don't.

Mom: Yeah.

Joe: I don't.

Mom: You know who else doesn't like mashed potatoes? Corrine.

Joe: Yeah. She and I are twin not-eating-mashed-potatoers.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Back in MPLS

Trip to New York

Above: On the train coming home from the Bronx zoo...
Left: At the Cobble Hill Park in Brooklyn...
Below: At the Met (wearing chainmail shirt)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Joe's little brother

I guess we have to consider changing the name of the blog...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Joe: I'm all done with my snack, but I didn't eat it all. I ate all the crackers because I seemed to like them.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Sir Joseph

Today, Joe arrived at daycare and Harry said to him...

Harry: I want to be your friend.

Joe (after pausing to think about it): You can be my squire.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Feb 11, 2008

Today Joe said, "I want to get a job and start earning money."

Monday, January 28, 2008

They Might Be Giants is playing on the computer and Joe says:
"Mom, is this a prince singing?"

Mom: No, this is They Might Be Giants.

Joe: Um... I think they might not be giants.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Knock Knock...

Joe's really been in to Knock Knock jokes lately...

Joe: Knock Knock

Dad: Who's there?

Joe: Cutting spoon.

Dad: Cutting spoon who?

Joe: Cutting spoon or no cutting spoon, I'm going to cut it!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Magic Dad

This Christmas break, Karl and Chris were out shoveling at Grand's house and Joan and Joe were watching from inside the house.
Joan: Look at those guys shoveling.
Joe: Yeah and look at Dada... (whispering) Let's see if he does magic.


Joe: Mom, when I grow up can I be a hero?

Mom: Um... Yeah! There's lots of ways to be a hero. You could be a firefighter, or a doctor...

Joe: No, I want to save people.

Mom: Well firefighters save people and...

Joe: No! I want to SAVE THE DAY!

Mom: Well... Doctors save the day when they help people when they get hurt.

Joe: But I want to wear a cape.

Mom: Oh, I see what you mean.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


"Mom, have you ever wished you were a dog?"