Friday, February 29, 2008

Baby Bee's Best Friends

3rd from the bottom. She really does love us. ALL of us

Ms. Beans Family

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Daily Smile

This morning’s discussion:

Ms. Bean and Baby-Bee walk up to me in the kitchen. Ms. Bean is carrying her stuffed cat, named “Sarah-feena”

Bean: “Mommy, how do you spell, Sarah-feena?”
Me: “S-A-R-A-H-F-E-E-N-A”
Bean: “How do you spell Stove?”
Me: “S-T-O-V-E”
Bean: “How do you spell DogCat?”
Me: D-O-G-C-A-T
Baby-Bee: “How do you spell ‘frigerator?’”
Me: “R-E-F-R-I-G-A-T-O-R”
Baby-Bee: “How do you spell floor?”
Me: “F-L-O-O-R”
Bean: “how do you spell, school?”
Me: “S-C-H-O-O-L”
Bean: “How do you spell Pencil?”
Me: “P-E-N-C-I-L”
Baby-Bee: “How do you spell bad-eating-dog”
Me: “B-A-D-E-A-T-I-N-G-D-O-G, but, why is the dog bad for eating?”
Baby-Bee: “Because he’s eating Sarah-feena”

We don’t have a dog.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Catching up

Sorry for my noted absents. I have been sick, the kids were sick, and we spent a few nights at Jeff and Susie's house while mine was being painted. So there was little time for blogging. In addition, baby-bee has been testing all of our panic buttons as evidenced by a dislocated elbow and 4 burned finger tips in the same week. I am now completely grey and require monthly color treatments.

Catching up:

The Caps:

Fedorov is a Capital. This delighted Jeff, who is already planning his visit to their Arlington practice arena in his Russian Jersey to get it signed by the great one. I question the wisdom in picking up a 38 year old, unrestricted "legend"(albeit we got him for almost nothing). Tom suspects that GM is bringing Federov to DC to mentor Ovie and Semin. Regardless, he will sell tickets, and it is always good to see a crowd at the Verizon Center. I just hope this doesn't effect season ticket prices.

Kolzig is still in DC. Good! With all he has been through with the Caps, he deserves to retire on top. Additionally, Huet is a Cap. Johnson is under contract next year? 3 Goalies in DC? I don't think that will last.

Agitator Matt Cooke is playing for DC? Cool.

Bye Bye Pettinger. Can't say that I will miss you, but I wish you the best.

The Diet

Well, I have not gained from my original 7 pound loss, but I haven't lost anymore either. I have been feeling crummy and didn't want to deprive myself of chocolate. I need to get back on the wagon again, as evidenced by this mornings discussion with Ms. Bean:

Sarah "Mommy, your Tummy looks like it has another baby in it"
Me "Gasp. I'm sorry honey, but there isn't a baby in my tummy. Are you disappointed?"
Sarah "No, but Mommy your really Fat then".

I really need to get serious. I have to complete a 1/2 marathon in less then 8 weeks, and have not put my running shoes on since October. Anticipate about an 8 hour finish.

The Girls

Amazing as always. They switched bedrooms over the weekend and now reside in the "princess tower". They are so grown up!

Both of them chatter endlessly about the Plants and the stars, discussing the fact that Pluto is the smallest and Saturn has "wings". It is hard to believe that they are only 2 (almost 3) and 4. I think that my brother and I were 6 and 8 before we had those types of discussions. I quietly stalk their door because I cant wait to hear what they have to say.

Sarah is in love with the Janie B. Jones Books, and asks me to read them over and over again. She is loving ballet, and requested that I get her a tutu just like the girl on the cover of "Ballerinas are beautiful". Her favorite color is still purple, and her favorite person is still "her Susie". Some things will never change.

Baby Bee is a sensitive, inquisitive, and outgoing little person with an amazing sense of humor and a contagious smile. She loves to play the piano, look at rocks, dig in dirt, sing about sunshines, and climb on Papa. She is also completely in love with her sister, and she looks out for her 24/7.
"Mommy. Sarah's calling you."
"Sarah, here is your kitty".
"Sarah, I brought you your music box".
"Sarah, hold my hand. "
"Sarah, please play with me".

Ms. Bean appears to take it pretty well, and I hope that Baby Bee adores her sister forever.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Did Trader Joe Propose?

The last time that I spoke with Trader Joe, he was about to board a plane to Las Vegas to see True Love and he had arranged for them to spend Valentines Day Eve on a Helicopter Tour of Sin City. His plan was to get down on one knee while in flight, and ask True Love for her hand in marriage.

The RING (with quite impressive specs) has been purchased. The problem is that that the store he purchased it from "couldn't get it put in the setting before Valentines Day". I recommended to Trader Joe, that we call the store clerk and offer them $200 to hurry it along. Not sure if he was successful. I then suggested to Trader Joe that he buy a cheap dime store ring (just in case) and propose in flight anyway, letting True Love know that the real ring was on back order.

IT IS FEBRUARY 15th and I have not heard from Trader Joe, or from True Love. This has been a great Movie ................... would be nice to know the ending!

Monday, February 11, 2008

To Pooh Bear on Valentines Day

Get Well Soon Zed

“We shouldn’t have finished the game. I saw the replay, that it was my skate that hit him in the throat. I’ve never seen anything like that. There are bigger things than [finishing the game]. It was terrifying.”

Panthers’ Captain Ollie Jokinen

Friday, February 8, 2008

Live Blogging

9:31 - No longer #1. Its Mikes fault. He decided to WORK instead of sit in his assigned seat -- row 425. Because he was not there, the Caps had no reason to try. It's hard being a Mike Fan.

9:15pm - 9:43 to go - SCORE! 2 to 1 - we have ourselves a game.

8:20 pm - Right now, right this second, the Caps are #1 in their Division and #3 in their conference! Right now, they are "the Miracle on 7th street". They went from 30th to 3rd, since Thanksgiving.

Right now, they are also down 2 to Carolina, with 7 minutes left in the 2nd period. They look like shit.

Tomarrow, they will most likely be 2nd in their division, and will not be a contender for the playoffs. It is REALLY hard to be a Caps Fan.

New additions to Ms. Beans "Animal Adventure Book"

Where will Pennyfeather be at 7:00 pm this evening?

It’s been a bit more than two months since the we faced the Carolina Hurricanes, and a lot has changed in that short period of time. With only 1 point between the Caps and their Southern, Southeast Division neithbors tonight will be a GREAT game.

So, unless it is a "free give away night", Jeff probably has at least 1 extra ticket. Do you think he might invite yours truly? I am home, waiting for the phone to ring ............. like on prom night ..........

Thursday, February 7, 2008

3-4 over Flyers - AND #1 in the Atlantic Division!

The day before Thanksgiving they fired Hanlon. In 34 games under Coach Bruce Boudreau, they are #1! I LOVE being a caps fan!

Monday, February 4, 2008


First and most importantly, happy birthday to "my Susie". You are, without a doubt, the worlds best Mom, Grandma, and friend. Every year on your birthday I am reminded of how special you are!

See you for Chocolate Cake this evening.

Speaking of Chocolate Cake .................... it will need to be a small peice. I am UP 1.5 pounds! I suspect it is due to superbowl eating, staff meeting chocolate, and the big jar of pretzles on my desk.

I will do better .............

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Warholizer

I have been spending TOO MUCH time finding new toys on the internet. This is my favorite of the weekend. Checkout the Warholizer. I made this poster of Baby-Bee in about 6 seconds.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Trader Joe is Middle Aged, and Happy!

My friend Trader Joe is in love, and judging from his overall demeanor and attitude, I suspect that he might have gotten this one right. He rekindled a high school romance (and, first kiss, no less) at their 30th high school reunion.

I have known Trader Joe for more then 15 years. When we met he was married to his 2nd wife, who was a high maintenance flight attendant. Since that time, I have seen him struggle through a number of desperate/crazy/immature ladies on his was to true love.

I think that he might have gotten this one right (though I don't get to meet her till March). And, judging from the rings he is looking at .............. she must be special!