Thursday, March 31, 2011

Life... according to my phone

I could go on and on about how much my new smart phone has changed my life, it's like when we got a DVR years ago, a whole new world opened up before my eyes.  I mean, EVERYTHING is at my fingertips, I can barely comprehend what I did without it, and it's only been a few months! 

I know, so cliche.  But seriously.  I have become one of those annoying people who is always messing with her phone.  Because it is just that awesome.  I'm sure it'll lose it's appeal a little bit as times goes, and I'll get less annoying.

Well since I finally got with the times and upgraded to said life-changing smart phone, I have pretty much stopped taking pictures with a real camera.  So the tale goes, I never have my camera with me, but always have my phone. 

Anyway, thought I'd finally get a bunch of random pictures off my phone, so I'm sharing here.  They are not great pictures, obviously, but it's fun to look back and see what we've been up to.  Lots of random, but lovely moments in life that have been captured, because of my new, awesome, life-changing cell phone. 


Ok, when I was pregnant we got a huge bin of Thomas train stuff (probably worth $500+) from my old boss, and Gus is totally into them these days, as this picture from some Saturday morning a few weeks back suggests.  Really, he's just hardcore into trains of any kind. 

Big news this week is that he has finally moved on from saying Beep Beep! when referring to his beloved trains.  The back story on that is, that I think my mom taught him Beep Beep!  The same woman who also once pointed to an animal in a book that she was reading to Gus and asked me what it was.  When, incredulously, I told her that it was an, um.... giraffe, she replied, "Oh yeah, that's right, I get those and zebras mixed up!"

Yeah, we had a good laugh about that, I love my mom.  But needless to say, sometimes she gets things wrong, and while we can chalk up the giraffe/zebra mix-up to the theory that animals may not be her strong suit, I think we can also all agree that trains, decidedly, do NOT say Beep Beep!

Anyway, like I was saying, Gus now says his own toddler-ized version of chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-CHOO CHOO!  It is, without a doubt, the most adorable thing ever, and I dare you to find something cuter.  Other moms, we'll just have to agree to disagree if you think your kid does anything cuter than mine.  ;)


We've hung out at the library a couple times during this looooooong never ending winter, and Gus just loves it, they have an amazing children's section, with loads of educational toys, puzzles, and set-ups, and of course, books.  It's fantastic, though we were there on Monday, and I don't think I'll be going on Mondays at 10:30 anymore, because it was insanely packed due to toddler story-time.  As wonderful and hilarious and cute as they are, that many young children (mainly, other people's children) in one setting, stresses me out. 

As you can see, this picture was taken pre baby's first haircut, back when my boy still had a lovely little mullet. 


This girl doesn't get a lot of blog-attention these days, but she is doing just fine.  She's as sick of winter as the rest of us, but she suffers silently.  Such a good dog, and seriously, I can't say enough how proud I am of how well she's taken to having a baby, and now a toddler take over our household.  She just loves Gus, and though she certainly gets less attention from us than she did when she was considered the baby of the house, I think she prefers this life with him in it.


Oh goodness, is there anything sweeter than a sleeping child?  Usually we stay as far away as we can from Gus's room during nap time, but that day we had to wake him up to go somewhere.  I couldn't resist snapping a photo.


At the park.  Sure doesn't look like spring does it?  Whatever, so tired of feeling cooped up. 

Bucket head

Bucket head!  Gus plays peek-a-boo wherever, whenever he can, using whatever props he has available to him.   

Snow. In march.

In our backyard, playing fetch with Bella.


His dad came home from work last Friday with cupcakes from Cupcake! Yum.  He got Gus a Banana Fluffernutter cupcake, because it had banana in the name, and bananas are Gus's absolute FAVORITE thing in the whole wide world.  I don't think Dan realized that fluffernutter implied peanut butter filling and marshmallow frosting.  We were both a bit turned off by the combination, but Gus clearly enjoyed it.


We hit up the model train museum last Saturday, and it was a huge hit. 


Gus just kept saying, over and over, WOWWWW! when a train would go by.  We had a blast, and I have to say, doing stuff like this with your very own kid is simply, really freaking awesome.  Showing them things for the first time, watching them be amazed and excited, seeing their little pint-size wheels spinning, well it's exciting and rewarding to be a part of it.


I know, this picture is frightening, with my blurry ghost-like head in the background, and Dan's face lit up green by the sun.  But whatever, it is hilarious.  We were at Costco and, without us even realizing, Gus snatched up this unripened pear from our cart while we were shopping.  He was extremely proud of himself and after refusing to give it up, he continued to gnaw on it while we checked out, hit up the liquor store, as we got him in the car seat, and then throughout the entire drive home.  It kept him quite content actually.

Blazer 2

Ok, these are really random, but I liked my outfit that day, was excited for my new oxford shoes, and was kind of obsessed with the fact that I was wearing a wool blazer.  For some reason I felt very 80's collegiate in my blazer and wine corduroys.  Or very Jessi Spano.  I dunno.   


Blazer!  Ok,  now I'm obsessed with saying it.


Mama in the City said...

My boy loves trains too! We don't have a lot of extra room to set up a train set in our apartment, but we do go to the local bookshop and make use of their big Thomas train set they've set up. Sometimes it is the highlight of his day. Choo choo!

Lisa said...

It's hard to imagine life before these smart phones, isn't it? I have realized I have gotten a little too absorbed in it at times, but overall it sure is nice to have. Look at all the fun moments you captured on it!

Oh, and that blazer looks darling on you! Jealous. I need to try a little harder with my wardrobe...I'm sick of my plain Jane/lazy look!

And that story about your mother and the animals made me laugh out loud! Gotta love her. :)

Mandy said...

I love my smart phone and I really didnt want it... Franki bought one and the second was free so I gave in. I dont know how I survived without it before... actually I am on my phone right now trying to make the long drive home from Alabama goes faster.

Love all the pics, these phones actually take pretty good pictures.