Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Top Baby Names 2008

WTF? Madeline was only 61 last year! I thought staying out of the top 50 would keep her from being too popular. I had a whole spread sheet with my analysis.


Girls NamesBoys Names
1EmmaAiden
2SophiaJayden
3MadisonEthan
4IsabellaJacob
5OliviaCaden
6AvaJackson
7MadelineNoah
8AddisonJack
9HaileyLogan
10LilyMatthew

An email message from Sandy

I just looked at your crazy 1001 list on your blog. I'm gonna call it like it is, girl...crazy. I think your list needs to more like...
1. Eat more ice cream (what the hell is the no eating after 8 pm rule?).
2. Look out the window and enjoy the fact that there is no snow.
3. Kick your feet up and relax.
4. Watch TV and don't think about your list because you have just had twins and plus you have Gwen and that has got to make you need to sit back and watch TV and relax and not think about the list.

In fact...I might make you a list. Hmm.... I think I'll roll it around in my head for a while. You need a new list. Yours is too "Been at the Engineering Building" all day for me. :-)

I'll let you know when your new list is done.

Love,
Sandy

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I look forward to you list Crazy Schmals

#20 Date Night with John

Wow, how has it been since we've had a date night? At least 6 months. Anyway, darling Christy asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday a few months ago and I said "all I want is babysitting". I think I probably slurred it through a haze of exhaustion. She remembered and thoughtfully arranged to have a bunch of girls come over to watch my herd of children. Fortunately for them, we finally got the babies sleeping in the evenings, so they wouldn't have to deal with the insanity that we had been experiencing for 4 months. Christy even made Gwen's favority dish - baked pasta - for everybody.

We tried a new Chinese place and it was pretty good. Then we went to the movies and saw "The Spirit". It was terrible. Like, comically terrible. One of the worst movies that I have seen. 10 people walked out in the first 30 minutes. On our way home we were discussing the movie and all its badness when ... there were flashing lights behind us and... things got even funnier.

Oddly enough, it was a great date and we so needed to spend some time alone discussing Chinese food, bad movies and anything not relating to infants and toddlers.

Thanks to Christy, Lauren, Monica and Jennifer for babysitting and making this night possible!

It's coming...



Helmet Head!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Bad government, bad

Holy S - check this out:

http://babycheapskate.blogspot.com/2009/01/end-of-kiddie-consignment-shops.html


Definitely worth sending a letter to your congressman/woman about. Talk about a good idea gone bad.

Amy's blog about it