The Haps

9 Dec

Here’s the haps:

* First and foremost, I’m participating in my Etsy Team’s sale, which means everything in the Little Big Shop is 15% off for shoppers who use the coupon code “librarylove.” Today is the last day of the sale. As my friend Librarianearp says, tell all your friends about the sale, or the terrorists win.

* The lovely and talented Windsor Grace allowed me to interview her. Check out her blog and an Etsy shop.

* I guest blogged for world-traveler and good friend Marie on her food blog Five Flavors. She asked me to post a recipe that I make often and so I’m sharing with you my version of Rebaked Potatoes. I attribute the success of my marriage to this recipe. It’s hard to fight when you’re eating enormous amounts of cheese. You’re just too damn happy.

* It’s worth mentioning that Marie is in New Zealand, which means I’m reaching a whole new audience: Middle Earth.  

* Anthony went to his first Christmas party with his new company. And he didn’t get drunk and Xerox his butt! I’m counting that as a win.

* Last night we did some shopping at Target and Isobel ran through the aisles shouting, “WE DID IT! WE DID IT! WE DID IT!” She also does this new thing where she says, “No biting! No biting!” before she tries to bite you. She’s also obsessed with the concept of sleeping. If the TV’s not on, it’s sleeping. If the bathtub isn’t full, it’s sleeping, if the neighbor dog isn’t currently barking, he’s sleeping. It’s adorable. Everything she does is adorable, though.

* Isobel quit using binkies when she was just a few months old. I really think that was tipping point in between her being a newborn infant and her being just a baby. Sometimes Isobel rummages through her old baskets and comes across her old binkes. She generally starts shouting, “Baby! Baby! A BABY!” The other day while I was doing laundry she left the room and came back a minute later with two binkies. One she put in her mouth and one she insisted go in mine. So we finished the laundry with binkies in our mouths.

When you have a toddler, you just have to roll with it.

* My daughter SINGS. She sings “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” “Ring Around the Roses,” “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” and pretty much everything on Yo Gabba Gabba. Grandma taught her how to sing, “La Cucaracha”, and the other night she learned “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” in about three minutes. I’ve been trying to get a video of her singing. She’ll sing sponantously: at dinner, in the car, while playing with her toys. She’s a big (little) girl now.

20 Responses to “The Haps”

  1. helgagrace at 10:53 am #

    Baby G was trying to encourage me to share his pacifier at 5:30 this morning, but I politely declined.

    • LittleBig at 2:00 pm #

      The worst is when she gets tired of chewing something. She won’t just offer, she’ll try to shove. it. in. your. mouth. because. she’s. sharing. goddammit.

  2. OmarKalifornia at 12:30 pm #

    I’d love to see Isobel sing la cucaracha, tell her il bring the mariachi!


    • LittleBig at 1:59 pm #

      She loves dancing to mariachi. You should see it.

  3. sarcasmically at 1:04 pm #

    oh, the cuteness, IT STINGS. my baby is about to turn three and your baby makes me want another baby and BABIES BABIES BABIES.

    • LittleBig at 1:59 pm #

      She’s almost two and I’m not there yet. Babies is hard, yo.

  4. @railbirdj at 1:11 pm #

    Next time a post is so baby heavy, say so in ther title. I don’t want anything rubbing off on me.

    • LittleBig at 1:59 pm #

      Why, Railbird. Who knew you were such a delicate flower?

      • LittleBig at 2:02 pm #

        And I hope you at least enjoyed the butt-xeroxing part. I put that in just for you.

      • railbirdj at 6:13 pm #

        I knew I was a delicate flower, that’s who.

        And, as far as the xerox comment, yes, I appreciated it. But only because I’ve tried at least 3 times without success. Copiers are tricky machines after casserole dish sized jello shot.

      • LittleBig at 9:06 am #

        Keep trying. I know one day you’ll get it right.

  5. LittleBig at 4:56 pm #

    I’m also pretty sure someone taught her some Christmas songs, because I thought I heard her Fa La La-ing the other day.

  6. Windsor Grace at 7:45 pm #

    Middle Earth, yay!

    • LittleBig at 9:06 am #

      Middle Earth is one of my favorite ‘hoods.

  7. dingey at 7:18 pm #

    Duuuude! I made those twice-baked potatoes last night and almost foundered shoving the results into my face. Repeated this afternoon with leftovers. Big ups to you for that recipe, madame. AND there’s still some left for tomorrow. I am already daydreaming about eating the hell out of THAT.

    • LittleBig at 9:08 am #

      I’m UNREASONABLY ECSTATIC that someone made them. YAYS. Can you give me a rundown of your ingredients?

  8. Marie at 9:10 pm #

    Gandalf totally says, “Hi!”

  9. dingey at 1:38 pm #

    Oh, perhaps I should respond, yes? I did some carmelized onions, garlic, bacon, broccoli, cottage cheese, sour cream, cheddar, mustard-for-days per your rec., and even a dollop of the much-dreaded mayonnaise. Big damned delicious.

    • LittleBig at 9:42 am #

      GREAT, I should be excited for Xmas dinner, BUT NOW ALL I WANT ARE YOUR POTATOES.

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