Friday, November 21, 2008

French Fry Grazing and Fairness

You are picking up a bag of fast food, including two orders of french fries. On the drive home you do what comes naturally: you graze from the top of the bag, consuming fries until you get home.

When the time comes to dole out the meals and the fries, you are faced with a choice. Do you present the other party with the partially depleted portion of fries, hoping that they blame the deficiency on random chance or do you take the smaller serving?

Maybe you deserve the extra grazed/poached fries as compensation for picking up and hauling the food home? Or maybe you are actually stealing from your dining partner?

I think the best solution is to apply a french fry fairness doctrine. Spread the wealth around a bit. Combine the french fries into a shared pool and enjoy your meal.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Roll Tide!

Michael, as many of you know, has become a HUGE fan of college football. Although his room is covered in Longhorns, he really loved cheering on Alabama to beat LSU! Roll Tide!

Big Chompy's Littlest Supporter

This Saturday, our good friend Chris Floyd, dominated the Homeslice Pizza Eating Contest for the third year in a row. We now get blessed with another year of great company and free pizza! Although we failed in the chaos to get pictures of much of the event, we thought we should post a picture of how Michael decided to show his support!

Monday, November 10, 2008


It is Monday, November 10th, 2008 and Michael is now 16 days old. The nine months that we waited for this little guy to come on to this Earth seemed to take FOREVER, and now that he is here, our time is going by too quickly. I've already noticed how his long skinny fingers have started to fatten up and how his little chicken legs are starting to get those Kennedy thighs on him. He's gone from eating every three hours to every two hours and eating for longer periods of time.

We have been doing pretty good, and we have started to go out more and for longer periods of time. Michael went to his first high school football game on Friday. Although the football wasn't that entertaining, the half time show was awesome. The Reagan High School band has got it going on with dancing and great drum riffs. They made McCullum's show seem like nap time!

Although 17 days ago, I found myself scared out of my mind that there was no turning back, this little person that Christopher and I created is the very best thing that has ever happened to both of us. We are trading in our multiple evenings of great wine and food that took a lot of thought and time to make for endless feedings and whatever I can hold in one hand to stuff in my mouth while the other is tending to Michael. The transaction is well worth every coo, cry, and sweetness that this little boy has brought into our lives.

We will be posting more pictures soon!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Things I've Learned in Michael's First Week of Life...

1. It is perfectly NATURAL to want drugs when you are labor and it is OK to have them.
2. Modesty...What's that?
3. Vibrating chairs for baby = Sleep for Mommy
4. Dirty Diapers aren't as gross as I thought they would be.
5. I FINALLY understand why new parents ALWAYS talk about poop!
6. Brushing your teeth twice a day is optional.
7. Showers are only needed when you start to smell your own stench.
8. Doing things with one hand isn't as hard as I thought it would be.
9. A Nana that stays with you for a week after your first child is born to clean, take care of any baby that cries at 2:00 in the morning, and change dirty diapers is the best kind of Nana to have! (Thanks mom-we miss you!)
10. Once you feel OK to have people over, it is a great feeling to have your friends and family visit as much as possible.