Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Year's O Style

As I intimated, our New Year's Eve was a mellow affair. I have always been a homebody, so actually being in my 30s, and actually having an infant, is pretty blissful for me. It's like I finally have a reason to be who I have always been.

It was a big treat that several of the L & O's in the two different marathons were actually episodes we hadn't seen. This is rare. (You see what I mean, about the homebody thing...) We had a late lunch, so by the time we were ready for dinner we had to call around to find a place that was open and delivering. But the great thing about our city is that someone is always open and delivering, and we found a diner. (The first two diners we called were not open, to my surprise.)

For the big event of the evening we had rented The Simpsons Movie from Netflix. Co is a big fan who has a Simpsons quote for most occasions. We didn't manage to finish it before we got tired. However, Jo woke to nurse shortly before midnight, so we watched the ball drop (holy crap, Dick Clark has finally aged) and I opened the window to hear the neighborhood's shouts and illegal fireworks.

New Year's Day we hosted a mah-jongg-a-thon. It was our first game since Jo was born, and he did really well. He spent some of the time in his swing, which he has started to really enjoy.

He is particularly fond of Green Octopus (on closer examination I think maybe it is Green Whale? unclear), he turns toward it and even reaches out to touch it.

A note about the swing: I highly recommend this style to anyone who lives in a small space. The footprint is significantly smaller than regular swings, and it folds up easily. We also have a folding bouncy seat. Overpriced city dwellers, take note.

After the game we decided to make manicotti for dinner. I put it together with Co's instructions while she nursed the milk pig. Sometime during the preparations, this happened:

Please note that is homemade sauce on her head. Maggie was thrilled, but was much less happy when I whisked her off for a bath. Jo had his weekly bath (his first in the infant sling from Mean Mama, since Umbie fell off on Christmas) earlier in the day, so by evening I had bathed both children. Neither is a fan.

Hope your 2008 is off to an auspicious start!

10 comments:

Renee and Janice said...

Awwww!! Look at his hair, he is so lucky to have that great head of hair and he is just the cutest little thing :)

Hope 2008 is great for ya as well!!

Jen said...

That folding bouncy seat is so cool! We also had a portable swing like yours (for the same reason) but ours was a dud. :(

In 5 or so months I highly recommend a booster-style high chair as one of the ultimate space savers. It just straps right on to a regular chair. We loved ours.

And finally, Happy New Year, from one pair of happy homebodies to another!

possiblemaybe said...

To quote:
"I have always been a homebody, so actually being in my 30s, and actually having an infant, is pretty blissful for me. It's like I finally have a reason to be who I have always been."

I will be SO excited to finally have a "valid" excuse to stay home. This could have been plucked from my head!

And woo-hoo on The Simpsons. Big ol' junkie here who is working her way through each season via DVD. While the movie didn't thrill me to my very toes, I found it to be exactly what I had expected - a very long Simpsons episode, & thus, I found it to be enjoyable. Besides, there's that sophomoric 9 year old boy in me that got a laugh out of seeing Bart's boy-bits.

Lo said...

Yes, maeby!! Bart's boy-bits!!!

Emory Student Midwife said...

I love the picture of Maggie with the sauce on her head!! Did it fall on her? My doxies would be in heaven. I also love the super-long nails b/c almost every dachshund I know hates hates hates to have their nails clipped, especially Graisen. Emmie got hers done when she was getting spayed.

Melody said...

I'm jealous that diners deliver in your part of the world. I would love to have someone deliver meatloaf and mashed potatoes to our door. We stayed in too. We made ourselves our own party for two (plus our menagerie of pets) and watched Fried Green Tomatoes and the Muppet Show on DVD. Your New Year's sounds divine. I hope the rest of the year is like that, too.

*G* said...

Sounds like a wonderful and relaxing few days! I noticed Jo's sleeper in the swing - Mater had that one as a newborn...she has since outgrown it, but it will always be one of my favorites that she had as a new baby :)

sandramort said...

The only problem with the folding swing is that the weight limit is misleadingly high. The swing will support the weight for far longer than it will actually move. I ended up giving mine to a friend with a home day care because Doc outgrew it fairly quickly. But in the meantime, it's a handy little gadget!

FosterMommy said...

SPIDER PIG!
SPIDER PIG!
Does whatever a SPIDER PIG does
Can he swing
From a web
No he can't
He's a pig
LOOK OOOUUUTTT!!!!
He is a SPIDER PIG!!

That was in my head for a couple of days after we saw the movie. (Which we did, like, last week!)

jessie said...

"As I intimated, our New Year's Eve was a mellow affair. I have always been a homebody, so actually being in my 30s, and actually having an infant, is pretty blissful for me. It's like I finally have a reason to be who I have always been."


I think I'll feel the same exact way!