Friday, December 16, 2011

Blogrolling XI

This post has been up since yesterday morning, but Louis C.K. still hasn't called.Link

Sunday, December 11, 2011

NJ Takes A Meeting

NJ was looking forward to meeting Santa Claus at a Christmas party last night -- we talked about it on the drive over to our friends' house. Once we got there, though, Bashful and Shy took over and the kid wouldn't leave her mother.

We went on with our party business, and at one point NJ and I were in our hosts' son's room with some other kids, playing with his train set, when I said "Hey NJ, are you ready to tell Santa what you want for Christmas now?" "Yeah," she replied, and she walked out of the bedroom and around the corner to Santa's area. When I caught up she was standing in front of him, then she climbed up. She didn't say anything to him (and she didn't have any requests for him anyway), but she spent a few minutes with him and managed to smile some, too (not pictured).

This guy ain't fitting down our chimney, Daddy ...

Blogrolling X

Of course, as soon as I complain about tantrums, NJ suddenly turns all lovey-dovey and excruciatingly cute. She hasn't tantrumed since this was written.

Friday, December 9, 2011

The World's Most Underrated Toddler Milestone

I taught NJ how to make the "thumbs-up" sign last night. It took her few moments, but once she was able to corral her fingers properly, success! She actually used her opposite hand to mash her fingers down to nail it the first time. Once she got that down it was easy to make another and give the double thumbs-up. That's how she sent me off to work this morning, with the double thumbs-up.

And don't worry, NJ only does the good thumbs-up:

Not the bad thumbs-up:


Friday, December 2, 2011

Blogrolling IX

Sorry there's been nothing here lately but links to the Today Show mom's blog (here's the latest). Been busy, but hey -- that's no excuse!