I [heart] Davids It helps me to say these things aloud, I think.

July 31, 2008

Doctor Who Scarf

Filed under: Doctor Who — JeniQ @ 11:03 pm

Meant to post this ages ago when Cristin gave me this fabulous old Doctor Who comic.
Vol. 1, No. 5, February, 1985

Isn’t it awesome? It’s awesome.

I love especially reading the letters to the editors in these old magazines. In this brief note, some crazy person explains just exactly how to knit the scarf that the fourth doctor wears.

How to knit the 4th Doctor’s scarf

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper crazy person, but you gotta admire the dedication. This is pretty much equivalent to all those lovely people who made Jayne’s hat, which also doesn’t suck.

July 30, 2008

So stinkin’ cute

Filed under: Henry — JeniQ @ 10:28 am

This outfit goes out to Henry’s Auntie Dawn. Sadly, it’s a little hard to appreciate the pink polo while he’s sitting in the pink Bumbo. But look at those stylin’ socks! He really owns this outfit, doesn’t he? Tyra and Miss J would approve!!

Auntie Dawn, would you please pop my collar?

This tastes good, what is it?

Just in case you didn’t get a good view of my mohawk…


Filed under: Personal/Health — JeniQ @ 10:14 am

No one noticed my new glasses today. And I thought I looked sexy.

So Sophisticated!

Maybe I look too sexy.

July 29, 2008


Filed under: Blogging — JeniQ @ 9:51 am

You gotta read this. Molly‘s blogwriting is too funny. I love her sense of humor.

July 28, 2008

Kids Exchange

Filed under: Shopping — JeniQ @ 12:35 pm

Wow. That’s the only word I can use to describe Kids Exchange, a huge consignment sale held twice a year at the Fairgrounds. It’s immense and there is so much for sale!

I went on Thursday (on a seller’s pass) and got a high chair and an Exersaucer for us and a pack n’ play and a car seat base for my mom. Then mom and I returned on Sunday for half-price day and bought a whole bunch of clothes and books and miscellaneous stuff for cheap.

Here’s a list of what we got and how much we paid:

  • High Chair – $20
  • Exersaucer – $17
  • Pack and Play – $12
  • Car Seat Base – $7
  • Full-size Graco Stroller – $8
  • Fold-up “umbrella” stroller – $7
  • A dozen books and over 20 outfits, plus misc stuff (57 items total) – $92

Books, bibs, toys, socks, dishwasher baskets, baby gym, safety equipment, hat with mittens

clothes, clothes, jigsaw puzzles, and more clothes
And did you see the awesome Browns onesie and pants we scored? What an exciting find!

July 27, 2008


Filed under: Meals & Food — JeniQ @ 10:07 pm

My honey has mad grill skillz!!! Check it out:
Ponderosa, baby!

A few Henry pics

Filed under: Henry — JeniQ @ 10:03 pm

Henry’s adorable outfit from Amanda
The clumsy click beetle

Henry is doing really well in his door jumper, but this morning he nearly fell asleep in it. Doesn’t he look sleepy?
Door Jumper

Here he is, staring ever so intently at his mobile.
Staring at his mobile
Look at that, you can actually see his neck!!!

We have a number of really cute videos of Henry at the pool, in his door jumper and in his exersaucer, but need time to upload them. Hopefully soon!!

Pool Day

Filed under: Ele,Henry — JeniQ @ 9:56 pm

Will and Ele brought Finn over for another pool day. It was lots o’ fun to hang with this fun couple and their cutie-patootie Finn. Ele’s post is better than mine, but I do have these cute post-pool pics I just had to share.

Here are Henry’s feet after about 15 minutes in the pool – all wrinkly!!
Pruned Feet

And then I couldn’t resist Henry’s buddha belly so I snapped a quick picture.
Dave and Henry, take 1

Henry looked at me inquisitively…
Dave and Henry, take 2

And then so did Dave!
Dave and Henry, take 3

How cute!!!!

Fun times

Filed under: Alcohol,Cristin,Entertainment — JeniQ @ 9:47 pm

A super fun night out with Cristin! Sadly, these are the only pictures I have.

Dinner at Dos Taquitos
Monster Chickens

Waffles and Champagne for breakfast!
Breakfast of Champions

Cristin’s post, with more pictures, here. Thanks, Ms. Criss!

Auntie Cristin loves Henry

Currently reading

Filed under: Books — JeniQ @ 9:26 pm

A few books that I’m reading right now.

Parenting by Heart: How to Stay Connected to Your Child in a Disconnected World by Ron Taffel with Melinda Blau (2002)
Highly RecommendParenting By Heart
A book whose central idea is to approach parenthood realistically, as a PERSON, rather than from some ideal as a PARENT. Taffel emphasizes that we should spend more time nurturing ourselves as parents and stop focusing all of our emotional energy solely and squarely on our children. I really liked his perspective and it actually made me excited about parenting an older child. (I was initially a little unsure about this book because I wasn’t a big fan of Melinda Blau but her writing style was nowhere to be found in these pages).

Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler (2007)
An interesting vampire novel by a black female science fiction writer. Told in the first person, it’s an interesting read on the inner workings of a secret society hidden within our own society. I found it a quick and easy, engaging read. Sadly, Butler passed away just recently – it seems a loss to the sci-fi genre. I’m eager to read The Parable of the Sower next.

ScreamFree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool by Hal Edward Runkel (2005)
Haven’t ReadScreamFree Parenting
It got nearly 5 stars on the Amazon website, so I got it based soley on the title. 🙂

The Counterfeits by Leo F. Kelley (1967)
Do Not Recommend
A really, really not-very-good pulp science fiction novel. I love pulp sci-fi novels, but this just wasn’t that entertaining.

Parenting Beyond Belief edited by Dale McGowan (2007)
RecommendParenting Beyond Belief
It is not an instruction manual, but rather a collection of insights from parents who have raised their own children without religion. Contributors include Julia Sweeney, Richard Dawkins, and Penn Jillette, as well as a number of others. Still reading this, but I can tell it’s a edifying piece whose underlying message is that it is possible to raise decent, responsible and moral children without needing to wrap those messages in the fabric of religion.

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (2006)
Haven’t Read
From Amazon: “Fat Charlie Nancy’s normal life is turned upside down when his father dies and a brother he never knew he had shows up at his doorstep. When that brother, Spider, starts to wear out his welcome, Fat Charlie learns that his father was not a man but the trickster god, Anansi, and both he and Spider have inherited some of Dad’s godliness.”

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