Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Word of the Week

Our very first Word of the Week is...

(drum roll, please)

OBSTREPEROUS!

This adjective is defined as "noisy and difficult to control." So in case you were wondering why I would write a blog to chronicle life in the sometimes OBSTREPEROUS world we live in, you should now have your answer. Yes, life with a 10-month-old can most definitely be described as "noisy." And I'm sure all of you can identify that life is in fact "difficult to control." Good thing we weren't made to be in control of it all then, huh?

Be sure to watch for our next Word of the Week each Wednesday!

For the Locals...

Okay, so I've got to post this for all of my local readers. I do have local readers, right? Right??

...crickets chirping...

Anywho, for those of you who live in the Upstate of South Carolina, I just had to pass this link along. Hold onto your seats, folks! I know you can't hardly wait to know what little gem I've found that seemed worthy of posting for all the world to see. It's a--wait for it!--Searchable Upstate Restaurant Inspection Database! Woo-Hoo! Not that I'd consider myself a total germaphobe (pretty darn close, though...

Exhibit A:













Exhibit B:










Exhibit C:













...you get the point.). But how cool is it that you can find out what letter grade your favorite restaurants received (of course they should ALL be A's) during their recent inspections? Not only the letter grade, but the actual score (0-100) the restaurant received as well! How nice is that?! I for one am quite interested in to know if that "A" posted in the window was an impeccable score of 100, or a lame "employees-forget-to-wash-their-hands" 90.

Well I bet you all weren't anticipating such a poignant glimpse into the neurotic-ness of mom2lo, now were you? Ha! At least I feel like I've provided a public service by sharing this link. That makes me feel good. Although maybe a bit germ-y.

Where's my Purell??!

Birthday Planning is Under Way!

So my little one will be turning ONE in about 6 weeks. It is SO hard to believe how quickly her first year has passed. How sad is it that I started planning her first birthday party about 3 months ago? ;) I've made quite a bit of progress, too! Invites... done! Guest list... almost done! Theme... done!














(How cute is that?!)


Party supplies... done! My goodness--you'd think I was planning a wedding or other event similar in magnitude. Whew! There's still so much to be done, but luckily I think I have enough time. Oh! And I just have to post this absolutely adorable t-shirt I found at BabyGap that LO will be sporting on/around her big day:














Couldn't be more adorable, huh?

I'm also trying to find some fun and memorable traditions to start on her first birthday that we'll do every year from now on. I bought her a special plate that we'll use for her piece of cake each year. I'm thinking about planting a bush or tree that we can take her picture next to each year to see how much she's growing. My awesome SIL came up with the idea of keeping the outfits she wears on each birthday and making them into a quilt when she's older--love that idea! What do you think? Did you have any special birthday traditions as a child or have you started any with your children? Let's discuss!