IFLYG

I Fuckin' Love You Guys....

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day

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Monday, February 13, 2006


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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Do you remember your first kiss?

Jenny kiss'd me when we met, Jumping from the chair she sat in;
Time, you thief, who love to get Sweets into your list, put that in!
Say I'm weary, say I'm sad, Say that health and wealth have miss'd me,
Say I'm growing old, but add, Jenny kiss'd me.
Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

Yoyo gave me a kiss over the weekend! I am still amazed and absolutely thrilled by it. It's been a long, long time since a kiss had that sort of effect on me....no offence, Lovely Wife.
Yoyo is just over 8months old now, and is an accomplished crawler with a natural inclination to destroy things. She isn't really talking yet, although she understands several words, like "milk" "mommy" "daddy", and apparently "kiss".
The lovely wife was out with some friends on Saturday, and they were trying to get our daughter to kiss their son for a photo. "Give him a kiss, Yoyo! Give him a little kiss...". It took a bit of prodding, but she eventually leaned forward and gave him a nice little smooch. It made for a cute photo (I'll post it later), and of course I was proud because she is getting so smart.
On Sunday, I took the baby grocery shopping (as usual; Lovely Wife has a habit of spending way too much money and not really stocking the fridge when she goes, so I do the groceries). We had the usual fun time in the supermarket - I tickle her feet, and she sings to me, and I let her touch different things as we walk up and down the aisles, and we both smile and laugh a lot. She's a chick-magnet (Yoyo is the cutest baby, ever), so we always get to chat with all of the women in the store, so we both usually leave in a good mood.
As I was carrying her back to the car, apropo of nothing, she grabbed my shirt by both shoulders, leaned in and planted a big sloppy kiss right on my mouth. She did it so sweetly, so unexpectedly, so deliberately and nice - I'm still all choked up just thinking about it now.
Being a parent is so fucking great....

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Busy Busy Busy

Haven't had time to post in a while; I've been under the pump at work, we are trying to buy a house, we've had people staying with us....yada yada yada....
It's all good though, of course. Yoyo has her first cold - she's been really fussy and her head is all stuffed up. There's really not much we can do about it (at least according to the books we've read & the people we've talked to), so we are just offering our support & trying to help her through it. Poor little sausage....
I've been trying to teach her to say "Daddy". She's definitely got the "da da da" thing going, and she has even looked right at me and said "Da da!" a couple of times. But then she looks right at her ball and says "Da da!", and Winnie the Pooh is also apparently "Da da!", and she's even called the lovely wife "Da da"....so I'm not getting too excited.
She does know "bye bye" now though. We had a funny little episode last night: Yoyo has a complicated little toy that takes around 45 "D" batteries and talks to her, teaching her the ABC's and differentiating between the sounds of cats, dogs, walruses, etc. One of the many features of this toy is that, after it has sat idle for a few minutes, it says "bye bye" and powers itself off.
Yoyo had been playing with this toy as I made dinner last night, but had become bored with it and was busying herself pulling all of the laces out of my shoes when from across the room, her toy said "Bye bye!" and Yoyo spun around to wave goodbye to it.
We were once again blown away....I guess you have to be a parent to appreciate it....
Kids rock....