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The Ides of September

Whole Lot of Nothing

I know this blog is the equivalent of a crazy person on the bus* forcing you to look at wallet-sized photos of children whom you possibly suspect came with the wallet, but...Noah had another belt test this weekend:

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Practicing for the big board-breaking moment.

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Seconds before the big board-breaking moment...

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And...yes. So that went well.

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EEEEEEEEEE.

It just never gets old. Or maybe it does, sometimes, when it's Monday afternoon and his uniform is in the laundry hamper and he's whining that he doesn't waaaaaaaant to go to karate, and I secretly don't waaaaaaaaant to go either because GUESS WHAT KID, your mom wouldn't mind just staying home on the couch instead of sitting in a chair in a sweaty karate studio, searching for Elmo videos on YouTube to keep your brothers occupied. At least YOU get to take your shoes off and punch things.

And then the next belt test rolls around, and we get to watch our kid fly through the air and crack a board in half on the way down, and then watch him jump around like a ping pong ball because YOU GUYS DID YOU SEE WHAT I JUST DID???? and suddenly it all seems like slightly less of a giant pain in the ass. 

THAT'S HOW THEY GET YOU. 

(Also, it's Monday and his uniform is in the laundry hamper and so are all of my pants. Goddamn it.)

*After typing that sentence I felt like maybe I had already made that comparison here on my blog somewhere. Self-deprecating reruns! How meta. So I did a quick search for it in the search bar and while I couldn't find that specific reference, I did learn that there are 10 PAGES' WORTH of search results for the words "crazy person on bus" on this blog. 

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Things that also went well: I had a little girl in my house for four whole days. A little girl who looked like she could be MY little girl. A little girl who wore tutus and sparkly shoes and who, when I told her that I was sorry, but I was going to have to eat her face off because she was so delicious, laughed and said I was funny. And then scrunched up her eyes and offered me a cheek. Which I ate. It was only fair, because her mom was busy gnawing on Baby Ike's neckrolls. Cannibalism! It's way normal and stuff.

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Things that did not go so well this weekend: Once our company left, we went to see The Lion King. We had to bail just after Hakuna Matata, because the movie managed to successfully scar both of our children in just the first half alone! I'm not sure Disney's managed a more efficient record since Bambi. 

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Oh, crap. I had another whole story to tell but Ike is awake and I have to go meet Noah at the bus stop and promised him one of his friends could come over MAN. Shame that my super-exciting life keeps interfering with my incredibly-boring blog. Where I...blog about said super-exciting life. Hmm. One of those hyphenates is probably not entirely accurate.

But hey! Look how round Baby Ike is getting! That's update-worthy, right?

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Maybe not? 

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I don't even know the difference anymore.

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AND THEN HE BARFED. THE END.

Comments

Goodhairday

Love it! You make me want to blog again because you post all the stuff I'd post only I'm not sure anyone would care... But I love it!! And your boys are perfection.

Goodhairday

Love it! You make me want to blog again because you post all the stuff I'd post only I'm not sure anyone would care... But I love it!! And your boys are perfection.

Catharina

Um, at the risk of sounding creepy, we adore your children and actually enjoy looking at the millions of wallet photographs on this bus. So thanks for keeping us updated :-)

Life of a Doctor's Wife

YAY NOAH!!! What a great series of photos. What a great kid!

Love the Ike photos, too. He is such a cutie.

Brandy K

Baby Ike is like a blendy pen of Noah and Ez. Nom nom.

Also...for the second time today (really?): clothing below the waist is so 2010.

Cath @ 7 Million Wonders

Go Noah! And Baby Ike is so adorable he makes me want another. And the one I have is only a few months older than him and I haven't slept in half a year and am SO TIRED AMY. But still. Babies!!!! That's how cute he is.

Linsey

Ike was a mini-Noah up until those pictures were snapped. He is kinda looking like a mini-Ezra now. Please ask Ike to make up his mind. Thank you.

Linsey

Ike was a mini-Noah up until those pictures were snapped. He is kinda looking like a mini-Ezra now. Please ask Ike to make up his mind. Thank you.

Michelle

Um, so is it kinda scary that I remember exactly the reference you are talking about? And its not even my blog. But anyway...you went with crazy lady on the bus before. http://www.amalah.com/amalah/2011/06/presented-without-comment.html

Chrisy in Chicago

I think the look on the instructors faces is amazing. The are obviously just as enchanted with Noah as everyone else is. :)

Sara

Love Noah's feet flying through the air....and holy mini-Ez. Freaking me OUT!

Della

^^ What Catharina and Linsey said.

Sarah

I can't helping feeling that the power to break boards in half would be a very good one to have. On some days it would probably be somehow soothing.

Sarah

I can't helping feeling that the power to break boards in half would be a very good one to have. On some days it would probably be somehow soothing.

roo

Wow! A hoverkid!

roo

Wow! A hoverkid!

joaaanna

Picture #3 is the best picture ever in the whole wide world.

jennifer

Love the karate pictures!
By the way thanks for turning me into a cloth diaper obsessed freak. I'm pregnant with triplets and have now decided they MUST be cloth diapered!! *sigh* I may need to sell one of my other 5 kids before these 3 are born to afford this new obsession!
I blame you ;-)

Brooke

I can't be the only person who nibbles on her baby's stomach and face and shrieks "Zombie mama goes nom nom nom!" Right? Right?

Beth

Perfect baby Ike is ALWAYS update-worthy. Gad, you guys make some cute dang kids :)

Astrid

Dude, I love your boring blog! :)

krista

On the off chance you might read this, have you ever thought about asking if Ike has reflux? I mean all the barffing ... and if he has low weight gain at all ... our daughter is 19 mths and still on the meds. She has chronic reflux and without the meds it is projectile everywhere! Lots of fun. Anyhow, manybe something to think about .. or knowing you obsess over? Just a thought! Hugs

Kimm

We are dealing with reflux too, but it's not projectile thank goodness. Everyone says, Oh, he's so... tall, when they mean skinny:( Ike looks really good, chubby cheeks! And Wow, I'd be scared to meet up with Noah, he's so tough!

Lynda M O

Edible, babies are, and tasty morsels to boot; is there a limit on how many toes we can nibble in a week ?~!

Good, I thought not. Mmmmmm.

Lynda M O

Edible, babies are, and tasty morsels to boot; is there a limit on how many toes we can nibble in a week ?~!

Good, I thought not. Mmmmmm.

Ginny

I am no longer allowed to chomp on my baby because he is six, and MOOOMMM... Chomping on Ike through the interwebs is just not the same.

And that Noah? Flying through the air? Awesome.

Amalah

re: Reflux. I've brought up the barfing at every single pede appointment but (so far) it's still in the realm of "happy spitting" that looks and feels worse than it is. He's not in any pain or even mild discomfort from it, and (so far) it hasn't affected his weight gain AT ALL.

But we go back for his two month visit next week, so we'll see if his weight is still on track. I FEEL like it is, despite all the horking, but if not, well, at least we'll know what the problem is. But as long as he's happy and gaining weight, it's mostly just a laundry/mama's nerves problem.

Shelley

I LOVE those pictures with all those smiling faces focusing on Noah and his success! How awesome is that?! GO Noah! And also, Baby Ike is teh cute, as usual.

Sarah

It's hard to look at anything but Noah's face in those pictures, but look how pleased the karate people are. That's heart warming too. They must be pretty good at what they do with kids.

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