Just Your Average Funny #9


Me – John, I think the Easter Bunny might bring Allie a princess D-O-L-L in her basket.  (Sidenote – she keeps stealing Charlie’s)

Charlie – I want that too.

M – want what?  You don’t know what I said.

C – I want it.

M – I thought you wanted the Easter Bunny to bring a purple scooter in your basket?

C – I want a purple scooter and that thing you just said.

Gotta love her tenacity, but, no princess dolls in her basket this year.

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I Want to be BIG


(Sorry for the bad phone pic)

Allie’s reached the stage of wanting everything her big sister has. Today she wanted her sister’s doll, so I had to find one that we’d put away a few years ago (Charlie had received it, along with many others, as gifts, so we put a few away in storage) to make her happy. She’s babbling away and chewing happily on it.


Earlier Charlie was playing with Play-doh and Allie wanted to play, too. I gave her a few empty canisters to play with. They didn’t occupy her for long so I had to keep moving Allie back across the room. She must have crawled back four or five times.

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8 Months!

(Yes, I know I skipped 6 and 7. I’ll get those finished soon, I hope.)

Allie turned 8 months this past Sunday. This is proving to be a fun age. She’s not as fussy anymore, although she’s still definitely a baby that loves to be held, whether it’s in my arms or in the sling.

She’s big on eating all kinds of solids now. Yesterday we tried some dairy-free cornbread and that went over really well. Spaghetti is big on her list too!

No doctor appointment so I’m unsure of weight, but she’s probably around 20 pounds. She’s in twelve month and eighteen month clothing.

She is crawling everywhere. EVERYWHERE! You can’t put her down and leave her anywhere because she won’t stay still. And she gets into everything. I caught her trying to put her hands into the Wii today (which is, fortunately, unconnected).

She still has no teeth and is teething, which means everything goes into her mouth. Yesterday that happened to be John’s phone which is currently being taken to Sprint for repairs due to excessive drool.

We call her Alleycat and sometimes I find myself calling her Al. She’s awful sweet and curious and having her around is loads of fun.

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Fun School Night at our House

Charlie locked herself in the bathroom as John was filling the tub for her bath.

Of course this was when we realized that for some reason the previous owners put a keyed lock on that door. Naturally, we don’t have the key.

So, John broke the door down (hollow core, not too difficult).

After this John said, “Ugh. I’m just annoyed that I have to buy a new door.”

Charlie replied with, “Not now, Daddy. I’m taking my bath!”

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Just Your Average Funny #8

Charlie – What you wearing today, Mommy? Pants, and shirt, and underwears?

Me – Yep, kiddo.

Charlie – Let me see your underwears. Are they Hello Kitty?

FYI – They aren’t Hello Kitty. I’m not that exciting.

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Just Your Average Funny #7

Charlie – What’s Allie saying?

Me – I don’t know. I don’t speak baby.

Charlie – Doctor Who speaks baby.

Yep, we’ve been watching a lot of Doctor Who in this house lately.

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What We’ve Been Up To Lately

I know I haven’t written in a while or kept you up to date on my 52 weeks of projects. Be assured, they are getting done and I have pics of everything.

Here’s this week’s project


Piles of baby clothes on the spare bedto be sorted and put away. Next week I’m reupholstering the family room couch.

But, where most of my time has been spent is in getting our new business up and running.

SJ Pelosi Photography

Trying to start a business is time consuming, especially since I have no business background. But, we’re getting there and it’s super exciting.

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