Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

What?  You think just because I own a blog it means I actually got to use it?   :)


I know it has been over a month since my last post and I definitely don’t plan on making that a habit but things have been too ______ (insert adjective) to do even the shortest of write-ups. 


If you know me at all, and I like to think that you do, you would have been able to guess that October would cast me into the bowels of our life’s “Bermuda Triangle”.  There is the everyday tasks that are always there but now I’m adjusting to baby/lack of sleep AND I’ve been getting things ready for Halloween.  Now while the Halloween part may not seem important, I fear I have got some sort of reputation to uphold and people here have been, um, getting all anxious to hear what we have in store for this year.  Yikes, talk about stress!


Okay, confession, I wrote a draft post to update you on life here a couple weeks ago and never got around to publishing it.  My prime blogging time has also been Lily’s prime awake time and, well, she is cuter than my blog so I’m not going to fight it! I think I need to break my big catch-up post into bite-sized posts so look forward to these throughout the week.  But first, a teaser:

YOU DON’T KNOW JACKie and the rest of the Kitchenators

(I used to love that game…)

1) Aedan has begun:

a) Preschool

b) Break-dancing

c) making up adverbs

d) all of the above

2) Labor and Delivery was

a) less painful than Aedan’s

b) quicker than Aedan’s

c) more back labor than Aedan’s

d) more extreme than Aedan’s (it is a strange feeling going from 4 cm to 10 cm dilated in one contraction, let me tell you)

e) all of the above

2) Lily loves

a) dancing

b) music

c) baths

d) mommy

e) daddy

f) Aedan

g) all of the above

3) Lily had a visit with a language/speech pathologist because

a) she frequently confuses her nouns and verbs and it is quite frustrating

b) she cries in Russian, it’s the bizarrest thing…

c) she clicks while nursing

d) all of the above

4) Lily began smiling at

a) 3 weeks

b) 3 days

c) 3 pm today

d) hasn’t even cracked a grin yet

5) Aedan loves

a) Lily

b) holding Lily

c) moving Lily

d) pulling Lily

e) prodding Lily

f) all of the above

6) Jackie has been

a) sewing paper and cloth but not together

b) having too much fun with a baby again

c) cooking up a storm

d) making baby announcements and got most of them mailed off

e) getting more sleep than she knows what to do with

f) some of the above

7) In any given moment, Neal may be found

a) coughing

b) IMing his brother

c) doing all of the chores his precious wife has neglected to do

d) working hard and looking for a job

e) being a super daddy

f) all of the above

8) Halloween time this year was not the most ideal for us because:

a) After I spent too much time making costumes for the family, Aedan decided he didn’t want to wear his

b) After trying to coordinate a time for Aedan to get his flu shots, the best time they could give me was Thursday afternoon – Aedan has been cranky up until today

c) Being on a Saturday sure made for way too many parties beforehand…

d) Hardly any trick or treaters and too many candy bars left in the bowl downstairs makes losing pregnancy fat a real challenge

e) Most definitely all of the above


I suppose I’m not really looking for you to answer these but you can if you want to.  Now I’ve got to catch up on all of your blogs – so sorry for the long break!  I promise I will be a hostess with the mostess postess this week…


  1. I love you Jackie and I love your blog, regardless of how frequently you post. You are a true artist and an amazing mommy!

  2. Glad to see you back! I love reading what you write....and all you do!

  3. Oh my stars...Lily is the cutest thing on the planet!!! You've got to share your secret on how to get a girl! I need one!!!

  4. I've been wondering about you...I just told Jason yesterday, "I wonder if Jackie is ok, she hasn't posted anything recently." The part I love about this is I could have called or walked over. Blogging...the full effects are yet to be seen. Glad to get an update.


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