Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Nice Kinda Day

So I am going to hold my initial rant about Madonna and the DNC back (partly because I am sure everyone is still really riled up about the whole fiesta) but mostly because I want to give love to the man whom I am about to share a bank account and parking space.

It's our anniversary today.

From our first date to the Cubs game...
As he made his slow transition to Chicago living...There's a lot of "in between," but by now I am sure you've seen all the pictures. And for all our ups and downs with this long distance thing, I still can't believe he stuck around long enough to see that I'm not crazy 100% of the time.
So here's to our pending cohabitation, and many more years of blissful domesticity.
But uh, Cheese? I thought we talked about the toenail thing.
You're sweeping the floor from here on out.
Love ya.

And Some More Love
Today, I understood why people want to have children, and I discovered it with a visit to my sister’s house to see her and my 19-month-old nephew.

Now, given his recent brush with “Livin’ the High Life,” I half expected to see him sitting on the porch on his rocking horse, stogie in one hand and a bourbon in the other.

And he was there, rocking on the horse in the front window. When he saw me, he shouted, “Hi!” Well, sort of - it was like is garbled baby-speak.

Nonetheless, I was touched to think that, even with my disappearance the last few weeks, he still recognized me and even seemed excited to see me. But then I realized he was eyeing the little orange and white box I was carrying.

Seems Grammy has taken him ten-too-many-times to the Dunkin Donuts, so he could spot a Munchkin from a mile away.

Within minutes he was covered in powered sugar, all smiles and giggles and love.

We bounced on the bed (but stopped when he almost fell off, 'cause babies with broken necks aren’t fun), played tickle, and went for a short walk – but then it was off to work for me.

We parted with air kisses and a “Wube oo” from his sweet little face.

And for the first time in weeks, I actually felt calm.


RunBubbaRun said...

Happy anniversary..

Yeah you'll get used to the little presents someone leaves for ya. I won't tell you what I found today from the wifey in the carpet..

Yeah, anything sugary and crunchy, always a kids favorite.

Alili said...

Happy Anniversary...and good luck with those toe nails. At least he cuts them, those suckers look lethal!

Go Mom Go said...

Glad to hear all is well.

My run training is sucking...I am afraid that I may have to switch to the half marathon. I know I still have time ... I am just having one of those crappy weeks. With IMLOU this weekend and all.

Ok, sorry about dumping this on you--with dunkin donuts involved and all! :)

Flatman said...

Happy Anni! The little one sounds so fun. I remember when mine was that age... *sniff*

The Big Cheese said...

That photo is totally staged. I haven't left any toenails for months.
Happy anniversary, Roscoe.

Borsch said...

Happy anniversary!

the fire said...

Since it is an Anniversary moment I will simply say happy anniversary and reserve my comments about people who are not actually playing in the game wearing jerseys!!!

stronger said...

joint bank accounts, toenails in the corner, heart melting toddlers....dunnnn dunnn ta dunnn, dunnn dunnn ta dunnn...

Mommymeepa said...

Did you mean a Bears game?
Happy Anniversary.
Your nephew sounds totally adorable.
Mine is 2 1/2 and lives 4 doors down. He is always happy to see me.
Enjoy him now. They grow up way too fast.

Madisonduo said...

Happy Anniversary!

Now go get some lovin'...and make sure to get that ass spanked...oh and ask for a little more lovin' after that! ;)

M said...

Cheese - I think we both know that picture was not staged. All I had to do was pack the bedside table and Voila! Toenail refuge!

Seriously, I am going to get you a little empty coffee can like my aunt used to use to throw her ciggie butts in.

Go Mom Go said...

First, Have a wonderful vacation in Key West. No hard feelings. If anything I am feeling relief that I don't have to stick with the marathon if the training keeps going so poorly. Now I can wimp out and just do a half.

Second, it took me a minute to figure out the message was from you -- now that you are M and all.

Have a great weekend!

The Young Family said...

Happy Anniversary!

Nice pic of the toe nails, truly you are a rockstar blogger... taking pics of toe nails, priceless...


Tiger Lily said...

"babies with broken necks aren’t fun" LMAO.

You're so funny! Happy Ani!

Steve Stenzel said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love that you have proof of his nails around the house! HA!

Anonymous said...

put a freakin post up im goin through withdrawl

Prin said...

Yey! You look happy. :)

Happy anniversary. :)

Did his mom know you were up to no good with her baby, what with the donuts and bed jumping?!

Fave said...

1. Cheese...toenails? really? I have IronMeg's back on the sweeping here. :)
2. Babies! I, like you, love em but me? now? hmm.
Then this weekend my 10 week old nephew laughed for the first time in his short little fat life. And he was in my arms when he did it. It was the sweetest giggle ever. I will never forget the sound. Maybe in a year I, too, will intorduce him to the goodness of doughnuts...but we're in the south...Krispy Kremes! mmmm.

Anonymous said...

your blogs getting lamer and lamer.. too long in bn posts and u dont post when you say you are going to