Monthly Archive: December 2005

Merry Christmas! 16

Merry Christmas!

BEFORE. Santa came last night (giggle) and we are all enjoying our post present buzz. LilZ went on his scavenger hunt (orchestrated by MrZ who leaves the BEST clues) and found a North Face backpack at the end. He also got a digital camera (for his 5th grade trip in the spring) and Family Guy seasons 1 and 2. He also got a bunch of clothes and school supplies and Fantastic Four toys. Sant a was VERY good to him. What did Santa bring ME you may ask? A cold. I feel like ass. Like donkey ass. Like COLD donkey...

Betty Crocker? Me? 8

Betty Crocker? Me?

Want a piece of cake? Instead of pies for tomorrow’s Christmas dinner, LilZ and I decided we’d bake some cakes! This one was SUPPOSED to be a red velvet cake. I took the two pieces out of the oven, let them cool, and then decided it was time to ice them. The first layer went okay, the icing went on without incident. Then, when I put the second layer on top and started icing the sides? The cake started SINKING. SINKING. It was like it was shrinking before my eyes. And then as it shrunk, the top layer started sliding...

He’s still really a  9 year old at heart. 6

He’s still really a 9 year old at heart.

Santa is coming tonight! Santa is coming tonight! (at least to our house, he is.) Today is Christmas Eve – Zootstyle. This means I have a SHITLOAD of stuff to accomplish. I have to get the last bit of ingredients for Christmas dinner, I have to wrap ninety million gifts, and most importantly? I have to CLEAN THIS DAMN HOUSE. bah. MrZ is taking off work tomorrow so that LilZ can wake us up bright and early to open presents. On the REAL Christmas day, MrZ and I woke up first and he had to be the one who woke...

I told you, she’ll chew on ANYTHING. 6

I told you, she’ll chew on ANYTHING.

SEE? She has resorted to chewing on her own hands. No – she is not looking for a thumb to suck. Trust me, I would LOVE to see that (MrZ is cringing as he reads this mumbling, “do NOT let her be a thumb-sucker, do NOT let her be a thumb-sucker…”) but really what she is doing is chewing on her own hands. Moments before I took this picture she actually was trying to stick her entire hand in her mouth to chew on. And yes, she is also falling OUT of her seat. And instead of fixing her? I...

Why couldn’t she just have gotten his pretty eyes? 8

Why couldn’t she just have gotten his pretty eyes?

MrZ cut his first tooth when he was three months old. We are now beginning to suspect NikkiZ will take after her father. She has been drooling nonstop the last few weeks as well as chewing on anything you put in her mouth. (yes…that includes my boobs) We took her to the doctor yesterday and even though she said “they usually don’t start teething until four months” she also said “WOW! She’s actually CHEWING on this tongue depressor.” So, we’re on the lookout for protrusions from her gums and we’re keeping chewable items within reach because she has started chewing...