"The lesson is: Our God is vengeful! O spiteful one, show me who to smite and they shall be smoten."
-- Homer Simpson

Building castles in the sky

The big news this week is that Righteous Guy and The Grabber have a new member of the family to celebrate! The Littler Miss was born Tuesday night at around 8 pounds, 1 ounce. I stopped by yesterday to see how everyone was doing, and managed to get a few pictures of the visit.

It’s easy to forget how tiny they are right at the start (I’m trying to avoid phrases like “right out of the gate” :-) ). SMP is tiny herself, but she of course has almost 17 months of growth on the new little one. It’ll definitely be interesting to see how she reacts to her new baby sister.

The Grabber and Righteous Guy are now ahead of the average Canadian fertility rate (by about 0.39 children). I think that deserves some kind of prize! :-)


Suddenly the day turns into night

Well, I’m in Peterpatch for Turkey Weekend, having driven down early yesterday morning. Everyone’s still asleep right now, so I thought I’d get caught up on posting some pictures I meant to put up earlier this week. I went for a visit with The Grabber and Righteous Guy a few days ago, and brought my camera along…The Grabber managed to steal it away and took a bazillion pictures. I’ve made the best of them available here.

I had taken Friday off to work on the deck, but the weather stymied me yet again…instead, I got a bit of work done on the yard, in between the showers. Saturday turned out to be a much nicer day, so I managed to get a little further on the deck. Only 65 joists to go! :-|


Shadows grow so long before my eyes

I went over to the Ottawa South Gaming Centre (also known as The Grabber’s and Righteous Guy’s place) for a Catan visit last night, and finally remembered to bring my camera. Despite her general sleepiness for most of the evening, I managed to snap a few pics of her frolicking.

Oh, and Righteous Guy stomped The Grabber and I at Catan… :-)


The World’s Best Diet – Guaranteed!

Ahh – the joys of motherhood!

I’ve quickly come to realize that no one’s looked into breastfeeding as a great form of weight loss (though pregnancy is nonetheless a great way to gain weight…). With boobfeeding, one can go from this:

To this (SMP not included):

In a matter of days I’m back to my regular shirts (porn star boobs notwithstanding), and almost back into my regular pants. Righteous Guy, a true Greek that he is, wants me to keep the “soft little potbelly” I’m sporting now – he says he doesn’t want me to return fully to my pre-preggo state. Funny, and here I was thinking it was the boobs he was most pleased with… (Memo to self: don’t wean SMP too early…)

Cheers all,
Grabber and SMP


What a good girl, what a smart girl, what a pretty girl

Pretty much all of the readers of this site will already know about this, but this weekend’s big news was of course the newest addition to the group…The Grabber and Righteous Guy made a person! SMP is a beautiful baby girl who is getting all kinds of attention (whether she wants it or not).

Homewrecker, BirdLady and I went by the hospital for a visit last night (as part of the ongoing parade) — click on the picture to see a few more pics. I’m sure there’ll be many more to come! :-)