My Girl

The other night I was carrying Markus around, singing “My Girl.” Without a second’s pause, as I got to the chorus (the part where you say “My Girl…”), he interjected, “Jesus!” Goodness, he makes me laugh.

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day.
When it’s cold outside I’ve got the month of May.
I guess you’d say
What can make me feel this way?
Jesus (Jesus, Jesus)
Talkin’ ’bout Jeeeesus (Jesus!).

He’s right, of course. But I was going to sing it the way it was written… 111811 002

Disney on Ice – Treasure Trove, December 8-11

Two years ago, right before Markus was born, Husband and I had the privilege of taking Anja to Disney on Ice Princess Classics.  She was mesmerized, and of course I found myself singing along.  🙂  This year, Disney on Ice is back with Treasure Trove.  Here are some details:

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to your hometown!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army Of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.

The wonderful folks at Feld Entertainment have sent me a deal for my readers saving you $5/ticket.  This is definitely going to be one of Anja’s Christmas gifts this year.  I’m a huge proponent of gifts of “experience” rather than only physical objects (toys, clothes, etc.).  Memories last so much longer than the latest doll!   Again, the details:


4 tickets for $44 on select show! A total savings of $20!

Discount valid on all weekend evening performances (Friday 7 p.m. / Saturday 7 p.m. / Sunday 5 p.m.) Offer in effect Monday, November 28 @ 10 a.m. through Wednesday, December 7 @ 10 p.m.

Offer Valid toward regularly-priced $16 tickets only, excludes VIP and Front Row Seats. Offer subject to ticket availability. For best seats redeem as soon as possible. Valid on up to 12 discounted tickets. Not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts, premiums or rebates.

To Redeem:

Call 1-800-745-3000 Use code: MOM or online here with code: MOM. (Offer subject to service and handling charges.)


Show Times:
Thursday, Dec. 8 – 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 9 – 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10 – 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11 – 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to, or visit them on Facebook and YouTube.


If you plan on going, let me know so I can keep an eye open for you!

Anja, 23 months

I refuse to acknowledge that less than a month from now you will be two.  Nope, just a very tall, very smart one-year-old you will be forever.

Yet here I am, celebrating your 23 months of life.  You are:

  • Incredibly tall for your age, still.  Several times lately you’ve been mistaken for an almost-3-yr-old.  You can reach the light switches in our house, a responsibility that 23 months cannot handle.  Showers in the dark are not my favorite thing.
  • Very interested in babying your puppy (actually, MY puppy) Sherman.  He has his own special blanket that we dare not leave out of the crib at naptime, or you cry on his behalf.
  • Impetuous.  Not always, because you still have your sweet moments, but often you act rashly, boldly, and headstrongly.  Your daddy was like this, and sometimes I wonder (aloud to him) what I have done to deserve his payback.  J
  • Identifying more numbers and letters.  A and B still remain your favorites, as well as the number 5.
  • Constantly drawing.  You get out your crayons multiple times every day, and have nearly depleted our scratch paper supply (note to self: bring some home from my recycling bin at work).  Your drawings have a very distinct quality to them—I could pick them out easily among other toddler drawings.  You favor your red crayon, black being a distant second. You still taste your crayons occasionally, evidenced by color stuck to your teeth (doh!).  And when you use your coloring books, everyone gets a black or brown face.  Why, I do not know.  When you get bored making your own drawings, you bring your paper or book to Mommy or Daddy and implore, “Draw circle?  Draw triangle?  Draw heart?” until we have satisfactorily filled the page with shapes.  I love your little quirks.
  • Not a very good help in the kitchen.  You like to throw things and put onions (whole ones) where they don’t belong.  I don’t expect much from 23 months, though, so don’t feel too badly.  You may never care to cook, and that’s okay, too.
  • Can sing quite a few songs to the point that one can identify what they are.  Sometimes songs bleed into each other, becoming a medley: “Farmer take a wife, farmer take a wife, hi ho, farmer take a mommy, mommy on the bus goes ‘I love you, I love you, I love you,’ all through the town, Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the weerld…” and so on.  I think it is so precious when you make up your own words, such as “The daddies on the bus go ‘shh shh shh’.”  Haha!
  • Liking to take off your own bibs.  We have a conversation many times daily about how Mommy and Daddy decide when the bibs should come off, but it has yet to do any good.  You have stained some of my favorite shirts of yours, you little booger!
  • Increasingly affectionate.  Mommy, Daddy and Baby P never tire of your kisses!

Summer Music

Beck asked for a summer playlist today, so I thought I would post one here.  I am an oldies’ freak, so almost all of them probably appeal to the 50-and-older crowd more than our generation.  But they scream summer to me!

Anything by:
The Beach Boys
Creedence Clearwater Revival


“Shambala” by Three Dog Night
“In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry
“Sunshine on My Shoulders” by John Denver
“Dizzy” by Tommy Roe
“Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies
“Beach Baby” by The First Class

How about you?  Any summer favorites?

Sunday Sunshine 05.03.09

Jack Black on American Idol

We went to this yesterday, but we missed most of everything.  Oh well.  No more taxes!

In the past, some pandemics have been mild, while others have been severe, notes WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl, adding that “people should act with common sense, not with panic.”

Well, it uses less water, so you would think at least the green people would want one.

And…don’t forget to enter my giveaway!  It ends this Thursday.