Guess who was in his crib asleep by 7:30pm tonight?
So why am I not downstairs logged on to WoW, getting reacquainted with my little mage? Because I was sure that he would be awake and screaming by now. Surprise!
Since he is still sleeping and I am starting to get sleepy, I guess I will put a few more pictures in here and then head to bed early. Next time this happens, I am totally doing something more exciting than blogging…
This is where Nathan spends his mornings while I get ready for the day. So far in all of his nine weeks, he has never had a problem hanging out in his bouncy chair while I shower and get ready. Today, though, he cried the whole time, making me feel horrible for wanting to be clean.
This is another of my favorites. Penelope was so fast asleep on the couch that she didn’t wake up until Nathan had already been arranged and I was getting the camera set up just right. She was not very pleased to find that she had company on the couch!
She might be a little jealous. Surprise! (ok, so no one who knows that dog is surprised that she is sad to not be the center of the universe, but come on, it’s a theme, so pretend to be surprised, alright?)
Every time I put Nathan on a blanket on the floor, Penelope finds a way to take over the blanket. While he is there, she stays on the edge, or lays down behind me like a convenient, fuzzy backrest. As soon as Nathan has been moved, though, she swoops in and makes herself the center of attention. poor sad dog. She thinks she is so neglected.
One more surprise and then I’m off to bed. Before 9pm! I’m so boring.
We’re probably going to be buying one of these tomorrow. Well, it will be a 2008 and hopefully red, but you get the idea. Turns out that giant dogs and babies can’t fit into small cars since neither of them is legally allowed to ride in the trunk and it would probably be dangerous to let 120 pounds of dog share a seat with 11 pounds of baby. We borrowed a Rogue last night and today I did some testing — baby seat fits well, stroller and groceries easily fit in the back with room for bunches of other stuff, it is not so big that it is difficult to park, it is of much more appropriate height for coffee shop drive-thru windows, and oh yeah, the dog fits comfortably in the back and she wasn’t at all freaked out by having to jump up into it.
I lied, I just got a super fun surprise that I have to tell you about. I was about to hit publish when the phone rang. It was a political survey-taking person! I have opinions! Let me tell them to you! The person asking the questions sounded like a 12-year old boy, but whatever. He was asking things about the state representative candidates and the survey was very obviously written by the Republicans, making it even more enjoyable to share my opinions. He read a list of horribly misleading statements about the DFL candidate and I was supposed to say whether the statement would make me more or less likely to vote for the guy. Whee! Raise taxes! Give more money to schools! Give my tax dollars to the poor people! The funniest part was when he instructed me to “hang in there” through the following statements. It seems that he has gotten some angry responses on previous calls. I just giggled and gleefully answered the opposite of what they obviously wanted me to say. I love survey calls. Surprise!