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Thursday, June 26, 2008

20,000 and Counting!

Well, I just noticed that our blog hit counter has surpassed 20,000 hits!!! Of course, that's in the whole year since I started blogging AND about 10,000 of those are probably from me checking for comments all day long every day. :) Thanks for making my first year of blogging memorable. I don't think I'll ever go back to hand-written journals now that I've discovered the ease and camaraderie of blogging.

So, my kids have me on a tight leash. I'm the family pet. When the boys wake up in the morning, I let them play in their room together for a while with Buddha wandering in every now and then to report all the funny things Bugga is saying or inform me that Bugga needs something. Inevitably, though, when Bugga reaches his limit for playing in his bed, I'll hear him yelling, "MOMMY! WEH AH U?" while pounding on the side of his crib with his flat palm, summoning me like you would summon a dog. When Buddha needs to get my attention (for sadly, I tend to ignore my kids a lot when they whine and cry), he claps his hands together sharply, like a housekeeper calling the servants to attention. And does it work? Probably, I can only assume that's why they keep doing it. It makes me laugh, at any rate.

Bugga also has this very exaggerated way of asking, "why?" He says it more like this, "WWWHHHAAAHHHYYY? With his mouth filling his entire face as it forms around the letters. It's hilarious. Also, when he sees something big or lifts something heavy, he exclaims, while bending his body backward, "Ohh, beeg a beeg!"

We had another great book club last night, going out to eat then lounging in a hot tub while discussing vampires, werewolves, and true love. :) We had to lower our voices a few times when other patrons came to soak because, honestly, I'm sure we sounded a bit off - four grown women sitting around discussing fictitious characters and teen love in a hot tub. After we were shooed out of the pool area at closing time (10pm), we still weren't finished, so we kept gabbing at Megan's house until about 12:30!! I love these girls! Lindsey and Erin, you'd better finish the third book in time for July's book club. I'm telling you, you don't want to miss this! :)

And what's a blog post without pictures? The other day the boys watched Robin Hood while I practiced exposure settings and manual shooting on them from behind. It was cute to watch them sidled up to each other, totally engrossed in the story of Nottingham Forest. After that, they donned Mommy's shirts, toppled the stools and tore around the kitchen like banshees. I love boys.







16 comments:

Lindsey said...

Let me know the next time the boys want to watch Robin Hood! It was an absolute favorite of mine when I was little and I would love to see it again.

Thanks for the books! I am almost done suffering through Suite Francaise and will then begin the Twilight series. I am glad you had fun last night! You definitely deserve a fun night off.

Mom and Dad said...

Anders is pretty creative with the shoes. I liked the lemony picture of Soren and the chair and kitchen. Nice lighting.

Erin said...

oh, i've already read them. so all i need now is the date so that i don't schedule visiting teaching again.

we tried to get them to watch robin hood the other night but they insisted on elmo.

Melissa said...

What a fabulously sounding book club! How fun! Hot tubbing and chatting for hours- that sounds great! I love your kitchen by the way. It looks like the perfect kitchen, that is when it isn't being torn apart by two silly boys.

Lindsey said...

I started reading Twilight last night and was instantly hooked, as you promised. I love, love, love that it takes place in Washington. It makes the story that much better for me. Can't wait to get home and keep reading!

Thanks for letting me borrow the books!

Liz said...

I knew they would suck you in, Lindsey. I stand by my prediction that you'll be finished with all three books before the next book club we have to discuss the third book. :)

Freckles said...

Wow, you have amazing light in your kitchen, can I do shoots there?! haha. Love it. Those are really cute!

Jana said...

I'm envious of your book club- whenever ours meets, there's only one or two people there... and usually only one who has read the book. I was reading the third Twilight book, but the friend that I borrowed it from moved away before I finished. I'm dying to know what happens!

Barbara & Morris said...

Love the pictures of the boys...the leaning into each other is yet another throw back for me to a time with T and T...sniff,sniff;) Keep taking those shots I love them.
B.
Ya ...the Bubble Wrap is a hoot isn't it???

Laurie said...

hi, i keep forgetting to comment on your blog, because I have been using google reader and rarely visiting actual blogs. I just wanted to say that I love your "Truth About Me" post. Thanks for sharing. I am definetely nowhere close to perfect and it is a relief to find out you are not perfect either! you rock, liz.

Amanda said...

A comment you may have not expected, as this is my first time doing so on your blog (Amanda Crane). I an very new to the blogging world, so I am still trying to figure everything out, including how you know when you have new "comments". For as much as I know, you wouldn't know that I posted a comment on your new finds posting because that is now history. I did though, if you would like to check it out. I am now putting one here because I went and read your "Truth about Me" post after reading the comments to this post. Loved it just as much as she did. Looks like we have the same faults, so I guess we can be friends! You are seriously amazing, as well as a comedian! Thank you for sharing your life!

Liz said...

Welcome, Amanda!! I'm glad you visit often and don't worry about commenting on old posts. I still check through all seven that are visible on the home page. :) So, have used the baby soap again since that one time? It's the best thing to happen to my face since acutane! :) I'm glad we can be friends. Come back often!

Lisa said...

I completey understand your feelings. Latley when I am talking with another adult Mckenna will come up and do a drum roll on my stomach. Then say Mom,mom,mom until I look down at her and say what.

Tiffany J said...
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Tiffany J said...

Did you can set up your Blog so an email gets sent to you everytime someone posts an email?? Might save you a few uneccessary trips to your own blog :0) Have you read "The Host" yet by Stephenie Meyer? I like it even better than the Twighlight series and it would make great conversation in a book club.

Liz said...

Yeah, Teej, The Host is on our list of book club books. I've read it and I loved it, too. I just think Stephenie Meyer is an amazing writer!

P.S. I hate getting email notifications of comments because I love checking my blog and I don't want it to make that obsession obsolete. :)