Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ten Four

So this past week I went back to work, and though I had major anxiety, the week wasn't so bad at first.

I did get to come home to this happy face everyday.

He usually wanted to be fed as soon as I got home.  I think he is going through a growth spurt because he is constantly eating when he wakes up.

And while he smiled through it all he ended up with conjunctivitis and I received a sinus infection as a welcome back to work present.

The only good that came of it all was that we found out that Little Pope now weighs 10 lbs 4 oz.  Last time we had him weighed in mid August he was 7 lbs 6 oz, so he is definitely catching up.

Hopefully we will be better and back with a longer post next week!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Learning to Give a Hoot

This weekend Little Pope went to his first Rice game where they played Marshall.

We dressed him in his best Rice gear.  Ok so it is his only Rice clothing that fits and I had to have it shipped from Turkey.

Here he sits chatting with NN about how bad Rice is playing, and how he is not sure that he wants to go to Rice.

Then the game became so boring and slow that he fell asleep.  I totally felt his pain on this one.

Then we let him lick a pretzel and it was like we gave him crack.  I am fairly confident that he is ready for solid food.

And even though the Owls lost in overtime we had a great day!

Have a great week and send positive thoughts my way because I am going back to work on Monday and I am not ready to be away from Little Pope.  :(

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Third Best Day of the Nutrition Nazi's Life

This week the Nutrition Nazi and I are celebrating two years of legally being married.  Now those of you that went to Mexico in October 2 years ago may be a little confused.  We actually were married in the states by NN's dad, who is a judge, because otherwise our marriage would not have been recognized in the states.  In honor of this day I thought I would share with you the story of how we met that I originally posted to our wedding website.  It is comedy at it's best!

The Truth of How We Met

As with any story there are always two sides, so here is mine. In order to understand how it all happened, you must first understand the atmosphere of the apartments that we lived in when we met. Every weekend the pool looked like MTV's Spring Break that many of us grew up with. Simply put it was one big over-the-top party every weekend!

NN:  Up to this point the story is accurate.

So one of these weekends I was hanging out with some of my friends, that I had previously met at the pool, just watching the party get cranked up. Apparently in all of this NN was somewhere in the mix pretending to be working a cross-word puzzle, but in reality he was scoping the talent for the next Miss Right Now! I however was completely unaware of him in the massive crowd that normally showed up on Saturday. 

Fast forward to later that next week.... I had to walk through the pool area to get a couple of packages in the office. As I am walking back through, NN gets out of the pool and proceeds to introduce himself. All the while I am being nice, but thinking to myself who is this unemployed guy who has clearly been at the pool most of the afternoon. (There were lots of these types in the complex, so it was a fair assumption that unemployment or his parents may possibly be supporting him!)

NN: Given my responsibility to accuracy I am compelled to interject the truth! It was a beautiful, sunny Wednesday afternoon. I was getting a little sun by the pool and thought I saw a cute girl in comfortable clothes. The next thing I know its the same girl, Crystal, in a skirt and heels! Wow I thought as she came up to say hi. She had a good story about a package at the office she had to get, but we both know that she just had to meet me!

Anyways...So occasionally I ran into him around the complex, but then it turned into borderline stalking. From then on every time (and I mean every time) I would be working out he would be walking his dog through the pool area where the gym was located. (Barkley was super-fit after all those walks!)

NN: Barkley and I did see her in the gym on our walks. Crystal has a nice smile, and the enthusiasm with which she used that smile and the eyes she was giving through that gym window just compelled me to finally go in there and give her a one date opportunity. Nice of me right?

At first I dismissed it, but then one day he showed up outside with the dog and then mysteriously disappeared and then magically appeared on the bike next to me in the gym within a matter of minutes, working hard to close the sale. I think I heard things like, "Well you know I like the opera, the ballet; I have a boat...." (It still makes me giggle!) Then not long after that sales pitch we happened to run into each other one morning before the party got cranked up, and he asked me out to an Astros game, and I said yes (despite my dislike of slow moving sports - like golf - j/k), and well you know how the story goes from there.

NN: It did work out extremely well despite our different versions of how we met!

Happy 2nd (Legal) Anniversary!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Defcon 5, We have a Code Brown

Little Pope recently hit the big 3 month mark.  We must be doing something right occasionally in all of the sleep deprived days and nights because he is growing bigger and stronger every day!  Here are a few pics from the past month.

Sitting still for a picture may never happen again since he is so hell bent on being mobile.

Ok maybe when he is sleeping, but those moments seem to be far and few in between.

He is still somewhat of a serious child when he sleeps.  I am guessing he is pondering how much smarter he is than us.

Little Pope has taken a liking to his Baby Einstein playard, especially the sun on top that lights up and plays music.

Every now and then it seems like he is singing 'I throw my hands up in the air sometimes Saying Ayo I gotta let go'.  ( Name that song.)

He also likes to kick his feet around to the music.  Hopefully he is gifted with better dance moves than his dad, who was practicing break dancing in the shallow part of the pool the other day.  I guess he is going to a break dancing fight because that is the only logical reason for a 40 something to be practicing break dancing.

Right now you are looking at this happy face and probably thinking he is so sweet, right?  For the most part that is true, but our sweet little one has us coining a new phrase in our house - Defcon 5 and Code Brown.

 You see over the past month Little Pope has become very comfortable in public.  So comfortable in fact that he almost always has us calling a Code Brown every time our food hits the table in a  restaurant.  He thinks it is hilarious.  Oh yes you know what I mean, and I swear I have actually checked him to see if all of his parts are still intact because the sound is so deafening.  I am now a pro at changing defcon 5 level diapers in my small backseat because they never occur when we are in the SUV.

Have a great week!