Monday, March 14, 2011

an update from draft central.

today marked the beginning of my husband's fantasy baseball league.  we've been enjoying "the league" on fx, and i believe the fervor with which john embraced this new undertaking was due, in part, to his love for the comedy.  anyway, he's been reminding me for weeks that tonight was the big draft night.  when i came home from work, i noted a sign on the door ("draft central") along with a makeshift work station he'd fashioned at the dining room table.  he had taped cardboard boxes together to create an easel of sorts, and his stats and notes were organized around the laptop.  hours later, i can report: the draft is over, and the league is excited for the upcoming season.  i, however, am less than excited about having to run home early from every shopping trip or dinner out so that john can set his line-up before games.  i am not necessarily looking forward to 6 months of john bogarting the laptop to do critical research for his team.  but i do hope john's fantasy league is as hilarious to watch as fx's "the league."  if it's anything close, we'll have a good 6 months.

and speaking of 6 months, guess who's getting bigger?  
that's right... my little wee one is getting bigger by the day.  he's such a happy, good natured little peanut.  i love coming home to his sweet little smile.  
sometimes i find myself just staring at him in amazement.  i remember when that little 5 pound peanut arrived on the scene over 4 months ago, and now he just seems so huge!  he's developing his little personality, and i just love watching him grow and change each day.  such an adventure!

we celebrated jack's baptism over a week ago.  it was a great day with family and friends, and we were so touched that so many of our loved ones made the trek to be there for the day.  we are so loved, and feel so blessed and lucky.

but from lucky... to yucky.  i always had an uneasy feeling when my eyes would rest on this bib of jack's.

it occurred to me a few days ago that this bib reminded me of jigsaw from the saw movies.
you see the resemblance, no?  uuugggghhhh, freaky.  the bib's been tucked away in the dark recesses of our spare bedroom closet, thanks.  

on a lighter note, i've joined a book club.  the books are poignant, quick reads (generally done in about 7 minutes) and the messages are heart-warming. 
ok, you've got me; they're children's books, and jack is the true beneficiary of this new club.  in an effort to vamp up his book collection, we've been buying jack a new book each month.  (well, i am making a concerted effort to buy only one book a month, but children's books are too wonderful, aren't they?)
somebody's pumped about the very hungry caterpillar!

my personal favorites are olivia saves the circus and olivia!  that little pig is adorable and such a sassafrass. seriously.  go buy a big ole board book.  you won't be sorry! :)

here's to a great week! 
xoxo, steph


  1. I love seeing your updates Steph! As someone who is guilty of too much book-buying for her daughters, I definitely recommend the Olivia books to everyone (of course, our daughter Olivia loved them for more than one reason). But I have to tell you that for next month's book, get "On the Night You Were Born" by Nancy Tillman. It's a really sweet book - one of my favorites.

  2. We LOVE Olivia and Olivia Saves the Circus too! She does have a bit of an attitude...Oh and I too love On the Night You Were Born. It's actually my favorite book. A close second is, "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus", by Mo Willems. It's hilarious!!!!!!

  3. Thanks, ladies! I think we're going to have to purchase "On the Night You Were Born." Thanks for the recommendation!