Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Oceans and Other Salty Things

The other day I was nursing Eli and I thought something felt funny and I looked down and saw that he was nursing and sucking his thumb AT THE SAME TIME. Is clearly genius.

We're going on another trip this weekend for my cousin's wedding and I got some of those crazy Spanx underwear thingees to wear under my dress and holy wah. Worth every penny. I wouldn't wear them every day, but if you just need to feel more confident and less bulgy at some kind of formal event or in a fancy dress they get the job done.

This will be the first time Eli sees the Atlantic Ocean, but I've now lost count of how many times he's seen the Pacific. That fact makes me think I'm doing something right. Babies should be dipped in the ocean a lot, I think.

I'm going to run the Detroit Half Marathon and I'm inordinately excited about it. You get to run around downtown Detroit and cross bridges and run into Canada and run underwater! (in a tunnel). Now if someone would just sell me a nice cheap running stroller so I can get outside a little more easily with the boy...

Before E was born, I was slightly obsessed with finding non babyish non typical non baby blue clothes for him to wear. I bought a lot of red and stripes and polka dots. It's now completely obvious that blue is his best color. That and if he wears red you can't tell that he's a boy. That's ok though, on those days we just call him Barbara.

I've been rewatching the first seasons of Veronica Mars on DVD and it's awesome.

Just finished HP, I surprised myself, but I loved it. Because I used to work in a bookstore my feelings towards Harry are always very mixed. I've never been a rabid fan - I of course found the whole hoo ha great because it meant kids were reading but annoying because it meant I had to work at midnight and try to figure out where your name was on a list of 7 million people and if you had your correct wristband blah blah blah. So Harry will always be inextricably linked to that whole "jesus, people, calm down" feeling for me. However I do have some signed stuff and while I have no idea of its real value I have a secret dream that Harry Potter is going to buy me a house in San Diego someday. Regardless I really enjoyed the last book, and it was kind of fun to feel like the whole country was READING together. If only we could to that with more than just one book per year.

I made grilled peaches for the first time while camping. Truly delicious, and I am not one for hot fruit.

We climbed a cinder cone volcano thingee on our camping trip. When we saw it for the first time and someone said "we're climbing up that" I thought they were joking. Apparently I was picturing a smallish cinder cone volcano thingee. You know... a tourist photo op type of thing you lean up against and have your picture taken? This was...not that. This was a giant 75 degree angle beast of loose black lava. It was totally worth climbing it though because I received an excellent geology lesson at the top. Also I can't complain too much because Mr. E carried Eli in the Moby Wrap which means he toted up an extra fifteen pounds or so in addition to his giant brain stuffed with important geology knowledge. With that Moby Wrap on he strongly resembled Brad Pitt, although I really doubt Brad Pitt could give such a stunning and well rounded geology lesson at the top of a cinder cone volcano thingee. I knew I picked the right man.

Do you think it's rude to ask people in public if their baby is a boy or a girl? I could care less if people ask me, but I feel weird asking other people. Usually I just say "what a cute baby" and leave it at that.

On that note, what a cute baby!


Chris H said...

He really is just adorable eh? I am a sucker for babies, must be why I have 8 kids eh? Shame they can't stay that small is all I can say on top of that.

bazu said...

You are right- the pink/blue gender thing is so overdone. Your kid is probably going to grow up with a much healthier conception of himself and the world because his parents weren't hysterical about things!

PastaQueen said...

I read somewhere recently that the pink/blue gender thing is something that's only happened this century. And you can grill peaches? Okay, must try...

Elizabeth said...

My baby tries the thumb-sucking while nursing thing too, but I find it painful.