Sunday, November 28, 2010

Conversations With Cormac

At the Bronco's game today:
Me: Look, Cormac! What are they doing down on the field?
Cormac: Sleeping.
Chris: Yup, one of the teams is sleeping.

After the game:
Me: What should we make for dinner?
Cormac: Like, umm, food.

A little later:
Me: What do you want for dinner, Cormac?
Cormac: Food.
Me: What kind of food?
Cormac: Umm, dinner food.

So helpful.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


This Thanksgiving, Cormac ate his weight in cranberry sauce. Seriously.

We finally scaled back our Thanksgiving plans this year, which made it a far more enjoyable day. Both Chris's family and mine live in Denver, and every year we have always gone to both dinners. Which does have its good points: you get two Thanksgiving dinners, and you get to celebrate with both families. On the other hand, you can't really enjoy either dinner because you know you have to go eat another one, or you're really full from the previous one. And you can't spend as much time as you'd like with either family. Plus, now that we have a kid, we have to plan around nap time. Actually, I feel like life should be planned around nap time, no matter if you have kids or not. But that's neither here nor there.

So this year we celebrated with Chris's family. It was nice and small, only eight people total. Unfortunately, we didn't end up with any leftovers, but it was because the food was that good. Luckily, my parents always make enough for three times the actual number of guests, so we ended up with some Thanksgiving leftovers. And let's be honest, it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without leftovers, because why would you only want to stuff yourself once, when you could do it several more times over the next few days?

I am thankful for a wonderful husband and son who never fail to make me laugh; that we will be adding to our little family in a few short months; that we still have a few months before the chaos in our house increases by 247%; that I have a fabulous new job working with pregnant mama's and sweet little babies; and that we have a roof over our heads and food in the pantry.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


We just got back from a really wonderful trip to Hawaii. We stayed on the island of Kauai, which is my favorite because it's like Colorado in Hawaii. You have mountains, canyons, and lots of outdoorsy things to do, plus gorgeous beaches and weather to die for. There's too much to write about here, so I'm just gonna let the pictures do most of the talking.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


This was Cormac's first year trick-or-treating. Last year, we walked around and looked at the decorations and costumes in our neighborhood, but we didn't do any trick-or-treating because no one in the house needed any candy. Not that anyone needed any candy this year, but we figured Cormac would actually understand the concept of trick-or-treating, and he might even have fun.

I originally planned to do maybe five houses, because that's how long I thought Cormac's attention span would last, but he quickly made it clear that we would be doing as many houses as possible, thank you very much. At first, he was a bit reluctant to go up to someone's door and say, "Trick-or-treat!" The first attempt involved a lot of "No." But then when he got that first piece of candy, something clicked in his brain, and he was hooked. We heard a lot of "Again!" after that.

The only slight problem was that he kept trying to go in people's houses. I had to go in after him a few times. Apparently if someone gives you candy, that means you can walk right on into their house. We're probably gonna have to work on that, otherwise this kid is gonna get himself abducted.

I wasn't able to take any pictures on Halloween night, because Cormac was waaaaay too excited by all the costumes and decorations and pumpkins and candy candy candy to be bothered to hold still for a picture. But he put on his costume the next day so I was able to snap a few. He even humored me by pretending to fly around the porch.