Tuesday, February 15, 2011

First: "mum" - A valentines gift

At last, my love has come along
my lonely days are over
and life is like a song

At last, the stars above are blue
my heart was wrapped up in clover
the night I looked at you

I found the dream that I could speak to
a dream that I can call my own
I found the thrill to press my cheek to
a thrill that I have never known

You smile, you smile, and then the spell is cast
and here we are in heaven
boy you are mine at last.

Rueben finally said "mum"... which I'm claiming as mine. I've been waiting too long to hear him say mom, or mommy, or mama, or any other variant, so when he uttered 'mum' at bedtime on Sunday night, I couldn't have been more thrilled.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mumford & Sons - The Cave

This was hands down the performance highlight of the 2011 Grammy's.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Celebrate the BOY

This month, the amazing craft blog MADE is celebrating all things boys. If you like to craft, you'll know that most of the craft blogs on the net tend to focus on girly craft and sewing ideas. That's why when I logged on to MADE this afternoon and found this post, I was super excited. Can't wait to see what kinds of crafts will be presented, and to see how long my 'to craft' list will become.
Time to Celebrate:

The running lady

Heck no, not me! My dear trainer is already giving me heck because I don't always get my one hour daily exercise. I have enough to think about with all these new food guidelines. My kitchen is supposed to close at 8pm for the night... hard to get used to when your previous regular routine consisted of a 1am fridge raid. But I digress.

Yes, there is a running lady. Ethan has preschool Tuesday and Thursday mornings and without fail, on our way to school we pass by a running lady. I would guess that she's in her 60's. But man is this woman dedicated. She's always wearing the same black pants and headband and she's always jogging along. She's not going super speedy, but you can tell that she's been running for a long time. We've seen her running in sunshine. We've seen her running in rain. We've even seen her running in snow!

And every morning when we pass her, I'm silently cheering her on.

photo credit: fotosearch.com