Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Halen's new favorite thing is to say "tree," and then go feel the bark. Then he looks around for another, points, speaks, and goes!

All Boy

Now that it's getting warmer (not that this pictures shows any evidence of that), Halen is developing a whole new scent. It's the little dirty boy scent and I love it. There is an absolutely primal necessity for me to sniff Halen every few minutes, ever since he was just born. I'm sure he's pretty familiar with my scent as well, trying to sleep in my arm pit half the night. He is growing a new tooth and we where all up all night long agonizing over it. At least I was. Halen's motto is, as long as there's a boob in my mouth, I can deal with anything. If there's not, I'll scream like crazy till there is. I love nursing. It is an amazing bond between us and it's so healthy for him and his fragile little immune system. But there are the nights when the first damn molar is ripping through tender gums that I feel completely drained, literally. He will nurse off and on all night, without me getting up to drink any water, and I wake up feeling like even my eyeballs are dried out. It's crazy how a mother's body will pull moisture and nutrients out of anywhere to take care of her child. He's numero uno for sure.
Also since it's been warm, we've been going for lots of bike rides. We'll just cruise the neighborhood, or go to the playground. The whole family road to Raging Burrito for lunch over the weekend. Halen got his own bean burrito. It was huge and only $3.50. I think it's more the right size for me than the adult burritos, but you have to be 12 and under. Halen made a friend at the playground yesterday. Cash, who was 22 months old (and smaller than Halen), had lots of fun chasing each other around the little league field with a ball. Cash had a baby brother who was only 4 weeks old. Halen was fascinated. He was in a bjorn on his mommy and Halen kept grunting for her to squat down so he could pat his head and say and sign baby. When Halen does the sign language for baby (it's like you're rocking one in your arms), it's just about the cutest thing you've ever seen. I think he wants us to make him a little sibling.
On other news, Halen has two new aunts. My father just adopted the two girls who have been living with him for many years. They are the nieces of my step-mother and have had the most tragic lives you can imagine. Not that I agree one bit with how my father has raised them (super sheltered, home schooled southern baptist), but I guess it's better than getting shuffled around in the foster system. Or is it? Anyway, they're good sweet girls who have been dealt a shitty hand. Growing up with two brothers, I always wanted a sister. Now I have two.
Well, this has gone on longer than I planned. Dan is home from work today studying for a test, so Halen is more distracted than usual, so I actually had time to write a little. Speaking of Halen, right now he's trying to ride his xylophone.

Monday, February 26, 2007

I Think Halen Needs To Go To A Show!

February 2, 2007
Los Angeles, CA - In what is no doubt one of the most anticipated moments in rock and roll, VAN HALEN officially announces their 2007 North American tour.

The tour will mark the first time since 1984 that original VAN HALEN front man David Lee Roth will perform with Eddie and Alex Van Halen along with new bassist Wolfgang Van Halen for 40 shows this summer.

VAN HALEN fans can look forward to legendary high intensity performances, featuring a set list of the most iconic hits ever produced by America's premiere rock band.

Eddie Van Halen states, "I am very excited to get back to the core of what made VAN HALEN."

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Lucky Halen

We have found a home for the puppy, Halen will not be eaten. I was recently thinking that myspace has become too overwhelmingly infaltrated with dumb stuff. I was considering closing my page. Then we found a home for the dog through myspace! I called many shelters and rescue groups who where all full. Kelly sent out a massive email to a list of people who foster animals. And we find a home through myspace. I am a new believer. don't send me your band info or clothing line info though.

Friday, February 16, 2007


I'm cute and sweet and need a home, or I'll eat Halen. If you read this blog, then you should love Halen enough to help save him.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Halentines Day

Halen is blowing kisses bye bye and dressing like Cupid. What a cutie!!!
We're still not sure when or where we're moving. Portland, OR is added to the possibilities though.
I hope everyone has a wonderfully sweet and romantic valentines day.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


Halen went to Fernbank for the first time today, with his cousins Sam and Caroline. He LOVED it. He roared at all the dinosaurs and made animal noises at all the stuffed and fake animals. The kid's play rooms where also a blast. He really liked pollinating the flowers and feeding worms to the birds.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

My Boys

Woke up this morning and got on photobooth to play with Halen. It's his new favorite thing to do. And I saw this picture. How can you not love these guys??? I know I do.

Friday, February 02, 2007


Even when it's raining and cold as balls outside, Halen has fun. Who wouldn't have fun in a matching dinosaur raincoat/boot outfit?
Adding to the list of Halen's words is poo poo and teeth. For noises, choo choo.
tata for now.