Friday, September 25, 2009

Make time to laugh!

My brother just sent me this in an e-mail and it was hilarious, I so needed this today! Thanks Trav! Love how most of it is sooo true....

Random Thoughts of the Day:

* I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

* More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

* Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

* Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk

* I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

* The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.

* Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

* There is a great need for sarcasm font.

* I think everyone has a movie that they love so much; it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

* How the h*** are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

* I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

* I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

* The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

* Was learning cursive really necessary?

* Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

* I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

* Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

* My brother's Municipal League baseball team is named the Stepdads. Seeing as none of the guys on the team are actual stepdads, I inquired about the name. He explained, "Cuz we beat you, and you hate us." Classy, bro.

* Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

* How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

* I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

* While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it....thanks Mario Kart.

* MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

* Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

* I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

* I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

* Bad decisions make good stories

* Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

* If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.

* Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from; this shouldn't be a problem....

* You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

* Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

* There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

* I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

* "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

* I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

* While watching the Olympics, I find myself cheering equally for China and USA . No, I am not of Chinese descent, but I am fairly certain that when Chinese athletes don't win, they are executed.

* I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Darnit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

* I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

* When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.

* I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

* Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...

* As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

* Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

* It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

* I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

* Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

* Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my a$$ everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...

* My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the h*ll do I respond to that?

* It really pi$$es me off when I want to read a story on and the link takes me to a video instead of text.

* I wonder if cops ever get pi$$ed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

* I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

* Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

* I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

* The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimate d that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat b@st@rd before dinner.

I just think every post is better with a pic! BTW, babies sure know how to enjoy life don't they?! :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Carson's 4 months!

Seriously, time baffles me, how it can seem to go so fast and yet slow at the same time...? Amazing. Carson turned 4 months this week. It is so fun to see him grow so much! He is getting so big and not only has a double chin but is working on a triple chin ha! He can sit up really well now if he’s propped up, he’s just starting solid foods and wasn’t a big fan at all the first handful of times but he’s actually trying to eat it now, it gets all over his lil face and bib but he’s doing so much better! I get so proud of him and all his lil accomplishments! He LOVES looking at people, especially me, I’ll look over at him sometimes and realize he’s been staring at me for a while and the second I look at him, he gives me the biggest, sweetest smiles! He will jabber and squawk just to get your attention. He still sleeps great at night, he hasn’t woken up in the middle of the night once yet! He rubs his eyes like crazy when he’s tired but will fight sleep if he’s distracted or just doesn’t want to sleep. He’s like his mommy and doesn’t like to miss out on anything!
Here’s his schedule, give or take a lil:
7:30—8:00 AM: wake up, diaper change, go to mommy and daddies bed and eat 9 oz. of formula for breakfast.
Wiggle and squeal for a while and then take a nap.
10:30 AM: wake up, get dressed and a bath sometimes.
11:00 AM: Breakfast #2, 8 oz. usually.
Play time with play gym while mommy works or a walk with mommy, etc.
1:00 PM: Lunch time! 6 oz.
Nap time.
4:30 PM: Wake up and eat again! 6 oz.
Play time, usually in swing while mommy does stuff downstairs.
6:30 PM: Dinner, 6 oz. and some runny rice cereal.
Play with Daddy!
8:30 PM: Sometimes bath, jammies, then 6 oz. bottle.
Bed time!
He eats about 6 to 8 oz. for each feeding, most of them are 6 but depending on the day and if his schedule gets disrupted, it can vary. Garrett loves to tickle Carson with his goatee and Carson giggles so much. We love his giggles, he’s such a happy little guy. When I change him in and out of his jammies and lift up his arm, he starts giggling before I even tickle his armpit. He has the cutest little deep giggle. He’s started to purse his lips a little and keeping his tongue in his mouth more, which makes it easier to feed him his cereal. He is drooling a ton and has been for the last month but keeps getting worse and worse! He’s chewing on everything he can get his hands on and is getting so good with his hands.
His 4 months stats:
Weight: 17 lbs. 12 oz., 93% (he’s a chunk! Love it!)
Length: 27.3”, 101% (still super long)
Head Circumference: 42.5 cm, 56% (does anyone really care about this stat ha)

He’s such a great baby and I love seeing him learn and grow more every single day, so far it isn’t too sad but I know a few years down the road I will miss him being so little.

Randomness: As for us, we're doing great. Garrett started at the U and it's going good, he couldn't find a class he wanted (he was in one for a bit then realized it was an advanced class for a different major, not worth it just for his international credit) that was in between his other 2 for the life of him so we just had to give up but he's still taking a good amount of credits with his biology lab. Apparently hunting season is over, ha I always think it goes a lot longer than it does so it kind of messed up a few things for me but nothing huge, except I can't get on a soccer team and I REALLY wanted to play... The only team I knew about was playing on Saturdays and I didn't know if I could do Saturdays or not because 1. Saturdays are a pain to work soccer around and 2. I thought Garrett would be hunting so either he wouldn't be there to watch Carson or if he was, we prob hadn't seen each other all weekend and would want to play. So yeah, then before I knew it I found out my friend joined without telling me ha and it was too late for me to join (I thought I had 2 more weeks til it started too...) and I can't get a hold of anyone at the Murray place, nor do I really want to join a random team on my own so ya, oh well. I'm pretty bummed about it but I'll get over it! So guess I'll need to find something else, other than my workout, to help me lose some weight! Well, got to take advantage of Carson napping and get to work! :) Wow, sorry for the super LONG post!Tummy time, he gets his legs so high up in the air (this pic doesn't really show it) and then lifts his head so pretty much he's just balancing on his belly and almost rolls over half the time ha.

We almost missed him being able to wear this hat, his head is almost too big now!
He'd be able to get more food in his mouth if he didn't want to smile at us so much! ;)
One of the first couple times trying food...
I think he looks so handsome in this pic. Oh and I looove his new highchair.
We went swimming at our pool on Monday (If anyone ever wants to come swimming, please do!)
Just chillin!
I love his face in this pic!