PJ’s Diary: New Year’s resolutions…for Mom

Being sick is no fun. Ever since Friday I been coughing and coughing. My doctor says I have an infection in my lungs from all my slimy teething snot – yuuuucky! I’m supposed to gets lots of rest and fluids, so me and Mommy had lots of time to talk.

While I been resting, Mommy telled me about New Year’s resolutions, and trying to do better in the new year. Well, Santa brought me and Mommy both new laptops, so I’m going to tell her a few things I think better change around here!


#1 – No more green beans! They’re yucky and they make me poop funny colors. Next!

#2 – While we are talking about food, I think you should feed me more often. More snacks! More snacks! More snacks!

#3 – Install more milk dispensers. When I chomp Mommy anywhere, anytime, I expect milk. Only two working dispensers on all of Mommy? How rude!

#4 – Let’s talk about bedtime. Last night, you tried to put me to bed when there was a party going on. No fair!

#5 – More paper. Crinkly, soggy, colorful, lovely paper. Please stock up!

#6 – Table manners. There really should be more kissing allowed. Especially when I am covered in gunk or you are trying to chew.

#7 – No more shots! They give me the owies. But the cuddles afterwards are nice, we can keep those.

#8 – More playing! I don’t care if the dishes are messy, honest!

#9 – More toys that sing to me – I just love to dance.

#10 – Teach me lots and lots this year, I want to know all about crawling and walking, and talking, and siiiiiinnnnngggging!

I love you, Happy New Year!

Weekly Photo Challenge: JOY

Weekly Photo Challenge: JOY

My grandmother and my 7-month-old son talking to each other at Christmas brunch. This picture is joy for so many people – the baby, who loves his Great-Grandma (she always wears such tasty jewelry), Grandma who has been waiting and waiting for a great-grandchild for many years, and for me and my mom to see her so happy. Joy to the World indeed!

Christmas in Neverland

What a fabulous first Christmas we had here in Neverland! In fact, we’ve been having so much fun playing with all of PJ’s haul from Santa Claus that I haven’t had any time to write about it. I was planning to have him write you a diary entry about all his fun new things, but unfortunately my little peanut is sick right now and not feeling up to it 😦 He’s been coughing so much that he lost his voice, so we’ve been spending a lot of time just snuggling and mewing like a kitten (him, not me).

We started Christmas the Sunday before with a delicious brunch party at my brother and sister-in-law’s house. PJ loves any opportunity to be adored by his great-grandparents! Image

On Monday morning, PJ came to work with me for my company’s annual Christmas breakfast. He had a great time, and got to meet lots of Mommy’s friends. And he was very excited to see a good friend of his – Santa Claus dropped by for some pancakes! Image

On Tuesday, we went to my parents’ house for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner – lasagna! This was PJ’s first experience with presents, and he loved them. Of course he wanted to play with and eat all the wrapping paper, and he appointed himself the official taste tester of Christmas. He licked every single gift he got near, whether it was his or not.Image

He was a very good baby during Christmas Eve services too. He snuggled with his Nana, and as soon as he heard the childrens’ choir start singing “Away In A Manger,” he laid his little head right down on my shoulder and went right to sleep. (That song will be in our lullaby rotation all year long haha). He woke up just in time to see the dance routine a couple of the girls performed and was trying to dance along – I honestly don’t know where he gets that from, because his father and I have four left feet between us, but I’m thinking there will be dance lessons in PJ’s future. He was very excited when everyone sang Silent Night, since it’s another song he knows, and made me think fast a couple of times to keep him away from the candlelight part of the candlelight service.Image

You’ll have to excuse the lack of Christmas jammies on Christmas morning – we had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction. Who puts snaps on the BACK of a onesie, honestly? But even in his regular jammies, he had fun opening up his presents. Of course, he was more interested in the boxes and paper for the most part, but there was one big exception. Santa somehow heard that his very favorite toy at his babysitter’s house is a bead roller coaster, and brought him one of his very own! As soon as the paper opened up, he got so excited and tried to jump out of my lap to go play with it. Image

And here’s a little secret for Santa’s elves to tuck away until next year – IKEA. Their kids’ section is awesome if you are like me and not a fan of the ubiquitous pink and blue plastic junk that’s out there. Santa cleaned them out of soft toys, a road rug for PJ’s new play room, the famous bead roller coaster, a cool farm set, and has his eye on a neat wooden kitchen set with cloth food for next year! Here’s my favorite of the soft toys, because where else would you find a stuffed Big Bad Wolf that can actually eat Granny? Seriously. You push her in through his mouth and then pull his shirt open to rescue her from his belly.





Oh hi there, future therapist…ummm…crap. I swear he was laughing two seconds later!

We hope you had a very Merry Christmas as well, and PJ will come tell you more about his favorite toys when he’s feeling better!



PJ’S Diary: My First Sleepover

The other day, my mommy and daddy went out – without me, can you believe that?! So I went to have a sleepover at my Nana’s house, yay! My PopPop read me stories:


My Uncle Caleb is home from college, and he played with me too!

We’re the stripe twins! I even tried to steal his soda, but he caught me 😦

I wasn’t even scared at bedtime because my friend Michael was there to keep me company.

In the morning, my mommy came to get me and I was so happy to see her, I gave her lots of big, wet, slobbery kisses (well, after she fed me anyway). Then she took me home, and I was really happy to see my daddy too! And my bouncer!

Bounce bounce bounce…what was I saying? Oh yeah…

It’s good to be home again.

PJ’s Diary: Snow Day!

Something very weird is happening. Chicken Little was RIGHT, the SKY is FALLING at my house! No really! Look! It fell right on my favorite tree!

My mommy changed her work day, I was so happy to see her this morning.
But then she taked me out and I was all “Are you crazy?! The SKY is FALLING!”

And then that silly mommy of mine put me right down in the white stuff. I wiggled around a little, it was very fluffy under my hiney and made me laugh.

I’m not very good at sitting up yet, but I’m really good at flopping!

Oh my gosh, Mommy, did you know that when the sky falls on your face it tickles?!

I had so much fun wiggling around in the snow that I made a snow angel all by myself, Mommy didn’t even help me at all!

I wanted to play and play but Mommy said I was starting to look like Rudolph and had to go inside. Boooo! Waaaaah!

Ooh look, my crocodile…

I wonder if he likes snow too?