Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review – lame blog edition!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 12,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 20 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


It’s the ho-ho-holiday season!

It just dawned on me – Have you been totally LOST without my gift guide this year?? I have been sooo busy at work I just simply have not created one*- which is not to say I have not been an awesome shopper. Thank you, internet. Thank you, coupon codes. Thank you, Amazon Prime membership – you have paid for yourself a million times over.

We got our tree Tuesday night and had a swell time getting it up (How many adults does it take to figure out a 1970s tree stand? Three.) and lit and decorated. Kim was on hand to photograph us, bring us wonderful handmade gifts and help me drink up all the Amaretto.

Virginia would have rather just played with Kim in her room but once FORCED into participating, had a really great time hanging ornaments and candy canes on the lower half of the tree.

The next morning, she announced over breakfast that “The tree looks really beautiful. You did a really great job with it, mom!” Oh do go on!




*Oh except on Pinterest, my new hangout.

Fully Mobile

Young Grammers will be 7 months old tomorrow! He is a great and also terrrrible baby! When he’s great, he’s great but he will not be put down, left alone, or sleep for more than 3 straight hours.

“What happened? I thought you sleep trained him in 48 hours?”

Well it’s true. We did. It lasted until he caught a cold. By the time we were able to attempt re-training him, he had smartened up. He would scream at the top of his lungs for 45 minutes straight (probably longer- we caved after 45 minutes of straight screaming) We’ve tried Weissbluth, Ferber, nurse-on-demand… nothing makes this kid just have a nice long uninterrupted snooze. If you have thoughts- share them. Share them NOW!!

But anyway… I didn’t come here solely to insult my baby.

So, Graham doesn’t have a mobile above his crib currently. Maybe he would enjoy looking up at one… Virginia always did. Here are some super cute ones I found on Etsy!