Monday, November 28, 2005

Back to "Normal"

Can you really say that? Is there ever normal with a 17 month old? Not really. It is Rob's first day of work today and we took Jonah back to day care. At first he was looking around like he knew the place, but why was he there. I waited for Irma to arrive (the lady he knows best) and told her all of the things he'll be trying to say while signing. I sat on the couch [while waiting] and Jonah saw another little boy go into the playroom. He followed and that was the last I saw of him. He found toys and companionship and mommy was a thing of the past. I will say that he spent the entire time I was there looking for Sascha. He would say "Snatcha" over and over and over and over...They thought it was cute, I just can't wait to hear what they think when I go pick him up. Yet again Jonah proved to me that the changes in his life are far more traumatic to me then to him. I hope he takes to Eli as well as he did to returning to day care.

As for me: I'm officially done with the pregnancy, now if only Eli would realize it and come out. ;) This has been physically draining, even though newborn life is hard, at least my body will be my own. This is my last week at work and I look forward to not having to stuff my sausage feet into shoes acceptable for a work environment.

We hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Rob & I have a lot to be thankful for, but mostly for the support of friends and family such as yourselves. Stay tuned more to come...

Thursday, November 10, 2005


I haven't had much to say lately because not much has changed in my day-to-day routine over the last few months. But something amazing happened yesterday which finally gave me inspiration to say something...............I GOT A JOB!!!!

Yes it's true. Rob finally got off his ass and got a job. The last few weeks I've had more interviews than I did in the previous 6 months so I thought November was going to be a good month. I went on the interview this past Monday and when I left it, I thought I had scored the job but I didn't want to get my hopes up too much. Well my instinct was right on because the firm called me yesterday to offer me the job. I start working on Monday the 28th (right after Thanksgiving) so I have about 2 1/2 weeks of free time to spend with Jonah and Sascha because now that I'll actually be working again, I won't see them as much as I'd like.

The firm I'll be working at is named Calendo, Puckett, Sheedy & DiCorrado, LLP. They are located in Glendale (about 25 minutes from the house) and the people I've met seem very nice and hard working. I think I'll fit in (from what I've seen so far) and I'll make sure to start off on the right ass kicking foot in hopes I never have to be unemployed (against my wishes) again.

I know I'll miss being with Jonah and part of me already feels like I'm not going to spend enough time with Eli but I'm hoping I can at least keep some part of their day for myself. I'm sure things will work out fine so I'll try not to worry.

That's it for now. Now that I've got "things" to look forward to, I hope to post a more frequently to let you know what's going on with me without having to hear it from Candice too much (have I mentioned how much I love my wife yet?)

I hope everyone is well and that you all have a great upcoming Thanksgiving too (just in case I forget).

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

New Fun Jonah Stories

Here are some cute stories for you:
On Saturday we were all at my mom and dad's (Norma & Isaac's) place and Jonah was walking around. My parents have a baby gate, but it wasn't in use, so it was carefully leaning against the wall in the kitchen doorway. Of course, Jonah is curious and has to touch it. We were all in the living room and heard a crash. We wait to hear if he cries but nothing. At that point my dad gets up to see what is going on and watches from the living room. I said to my mom that I was surprised we hadn't heard an uh-oh yet. Well, he starts walking away from the scene of the crime back to the living room when he looks up and sees my dad. He then says in a very low voice "uh-oh". When he reaches my dad he tries to give him a kiss. Can we say bribery? My dad goes to pick up the fallen gate and when he does Jonah says "dek ooo" (thank you). At this point my mom and I can't stop laughing at the fact that he was very aware of the bad thing he did and how he used his cuteness to get out of trouble. :P

Yesterday, Rob picked me up from work and was telling me all about the interview he had been on earlier. We are having a discussion and Jonah is in the backseat saying in a very rushed tone "dada ee yi ee yi oo" over and over.
I said to Rob that I thought Jonah was trying to get his attention.
So, Rob stops in mid-sentence and sings "Old McDonald had a farm".
Jonah responds "ee yi ee yi oohhhh".
Rob turns to me to get back to our discussion and starts talking again when we hear, "dada ee yi ee yi oh" in a very rushed tone.
Again Rob sings "Old McDonald had a farm"
Jonah responds "ee yi ee yi oohhhh"
"And on that farm he had a Jonah"
"ee yi ee yi oohhh"
We never did get back to the conversation until we got home, but it was too cute to not share. In between singing though, Rob did point out that now I had an understanding of what his day was like.

That concludes my episode of cute Jonah stories. Stay tuned there will definitely be more...

P.S. if anyone is looking for Chanukah gift ideas for Jonah please e-mail either Robert or myself for the '05 list.