Friday, August 24, 2007

Two Firsts

First poop in the tub:
It's inevitable I suppose. Tonight was the night for us though. Luckily the water had just finished emptying out and Nicky was already up and about to come out. Tom came when I called out "POOP in the TUB!" And he cleaned the tub while I got Nicky into his jammies. Let's hope we can avoid this in the future. Poop in the diaper is gross enough. And thank goodness for daddy. Phew!


First meme tag:
Well I was tagged for a meme today. Beck tagged me and it seems like an interesting one. My problem with memes (is that the right plural form?) is that I don't mind doing them, I'm just uncomfortable about passing them along. I feel like I'm passing on a chain letter or something. But I'll try. Ok, here's the meme:

1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
2. You must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
3. When you are tagged, you need to write your own blog post containing your own middle name game facts.
4. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Well my middle name is Kristen, which seems awfully LONG right now, but here goes:

K = Kisses. This morning Nicky was sitting on my lap with one of my earrings in each hand looking back and forth to examine each one. I puckered up and he kissed me right on the lips! My first kiss from my boy! Heavenly!

R = Rich. Something I will NEVER be. I think I'm finally coming to terms with that. Sigh.

I = Insects. I find most insects fascinating and beautiful. Not necessarily in the house though. Oh, and I wish death on all female mosquitoes. And fire ants. Hate them too.

S = SAHD (Stay At Home Dad). This is how our family works. Tom is a wonderful hands-on father who stays home with Nicky and manages the household. I bring home the paycheck and handle the finances.

T = Teaching & Tornadoes. Along with alligators, teaching and tornadoes are two of my most common recurring nightmares.

E = Extrovert. That would be me. I'm definitely an extrovert. That's actually one of the big reasons I can't be a stay at home mom. I actually get depressed when I'm not around lots of people on a regular basis.

N = New Orleans. I've only gone on a plane by myself once and it was to go to present at a conference in New Orleans. I was only there for about 24 hours, but it was during the week before Mardi Gras and it was AMAZING! I had so much fun and the city was so colorful and the flavor was just so different than anything I'd experienced before (being a country and suburb kind of girl). I wanted to go again with Tom for a longer stay, but now after Katrina I don't know if it will ever be the same.

Phew! I did it! And now to figure out who I'm tagging. Problem is I don't think anyone really much reads my blog and the folks I read might not do memes. So instead of being just a "tag" list, these are examples of blogs I have in my feed reader that I really enjoy. I have a lot more, but these start (sort of) with the right letters for the meme. Read and enjoy!

K= Kristen at Motherhood Uncensored: Hillarious blogger. Love her writing and I don't think I've ever seen her do a meme actually.

R= Robyn: She just started her photography blog. We've been buddies online since we were both due to have March 2006 babies. She takes beautiful photos!

I= I Am Bossy: Ok, totally cheating here, but I have no one who actually has a name starting with I that I can think of. But Bossy is very fun to read, and has a killer sense of humor.

S= Sweatpants Mom: I know she's been out and about commenting, but hasn't posted in a while. Maybe this will help. :)

T= Toddler Planet: I've written about her before. She's currently fighting IBC tooth and nail, and winning!

E= Elizabeth: I know, it's totally cheating, but my wonderful sister reads this blog faithfully and can respond with her meme answers in the comments...unless of course she'd like to start her own blog today? Hmmmm?

N= The New Girl: I seriously doubt she had any time for this, and if she does have a moment she probably needs a nap instead of a meme, but her new baby is a DOLL!

Update: Ok, I totally sucked it up and actually DID leave each person a comment telling them I tagged them. I feel like a freaking criminal! But if you haven't read one or more of the blogs above, do click the link and check them out. I enjoy all of these and more. I really should put up a blogroll someday with all of the blogs I read.


Anonymous said...

L=Love-it makes the world go round, and I can’t get enough of it(especially from Nicky!)

A=Angela-the best older sister anyone could ever have, and the best baby maker, are you pregnant again yet?

I=Inspiration-Angela is an inspiration, maybe someday I will start a blog, even though I’m a serious Introvert!

N=Nicholas-the cutest boy in the world!

E=Eager-I’m eager to see Nicholas, Angela & Tom again soon!

Beck said...

Good answers! I love learning more about new people - although I AM sorry about the long middle name. The best one would be "JO", I think.
(and yeah, money is changing hands. Shh.)

Angela said...

Good answers Liz! Not pg yet, but maybe I'll have to blog about what Tom and I discussed last night...

Thanks Beck! And Congrats on the paying gig!

Doug - Rachel's dad said...
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Doug - Rachel's dad said...

'Poop in the Tub' - good name for a band. Right up there with 'Loose Stool.'