Look, Interent: I am smiling. And then one hour later at 10:30 PM I was asleep. (Picture kindly taken by Beth who says she made it all the way to midnight back at her house. Parents, we ROCK.)
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I drank out of a baby bottle on NYE too. Doesn’t break if you drop it. Easy to drink out of if you’re already drunk. Can’t break your dentata because there’s no glass rim. Perfect tequila delivery device.
Not that I’m giving out unsolicited advice, but as a general post to the whole wide world, if one has sinus or congestion issues, one has not truly lived until experiencing the irrigating joys of the Neti Pot.
That is a really cute picture. I also like the bottle in the background. As a fellow parent I know the importance of having a bottle close at hand…for you or the baby, erither work well in a pinch.
YEAH!! You’re smiling! Finally! What a very nice picture of the both of you. You look like you had a fab New Year’s Eve.
I hope 2005 is the best year yet for your entire family.
I must agree that all of the unsolicited advice about Leta is ridiculous and presumptuous. If it were true, my children would both be mentally retarded. As well as their mother. Father, too, come to think of it. But you handle it well. I’d have already posted pictures of myself mooning the camera, flipping them off, or something equally foul.
Also, and I couldn’t help but to inform you, that because of you I am more in tune with my GI function than ever before. And that’s a good thing. Thank you, Dooce. My 2005 will include a healthier colon.
Happy 2005, by the way!
Gorgeous couple! Even your eyes are smiling Heather. It just makes me feel all warm inside seeing you two together.
You’re very pretty when you smile.
Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your life.
I am not a stalker or voyeur, voyeour, voy- a peeping tom. My previous post sounded kind of funky.
just comment on the pictures people and stop the obnoxious sucking up for God’s sake!
Beautiful smiling Heather. The 40days and nights of tinkywinky are over. Ahhhh.
When my friend Chanda’s daughter Dylan was about Leta’s age, and started the screaming for no apparent reason, Chanda would say, “Dylan…cut the shit.”. It was amazing…worked every time. Dylan would give her the “i hate your ass face” look, and all was well again.
I’m sure my spawn will not be so easy. We’re pretty sure that raising them with the dogs in the back yard is a good plan. That way, any inside time they get will be better appreciated.
Amanda B. You are SO funny!!
You two look so perfect together! It’s cute!
Speaking of pirate jokes..
A pirate walks into a bar and the bartender says, “Dude, you have a ship’s wheel in your crotch.”
The pirate replies, “Arrr, it’s driving me nuts.”
Sorry. Jeez, that was so corny I think I am going to crawl into a hole now and act like I never told that joke….
ok… smiley Dooce and Jon are nice to see.
But that Boohbah shit is scaring me.
All I see is WARTS. Warty little uncircumsized peee peee!
From briefly skimming your web site, I hate to tell you that your daughter sounds like she may be almost totally illiterate. You should definitely talk to your doctor about your concerns about her poor reading skills, and the many ways she tries to mask her struggles by pretending that she would rather chew on Go Dog Go than read it. Over 20 million Americans are illiterate, including many young children. Although I haven’t had him tested, I strongly suspect that my child is functionally illiterate as well. I’m a pretty crappy mom though; I keep forgetting to mention it to the pediatrician.
good idea amber. that was pretty bad.
That was sad, tiffany.
You two are adorably cute. And you have a very pretty smile.
I like the pic of Jon that Beth has up better.
hey look – a smile!!!
Yeah, my engagement ring was free, too, from my Nana A. But a marriage is not about the ring….on your finger!(ahem)
PS love the smile.
dear people posting unsolicited, uninformed, and presumptious parenting “advice” here,
please shut the fuck up.
Heh. 10:30 p.m. I’m usually still at work at 10:30 p.m., so I was definitely still awake at midnight.
I don’t have any kids, though. But my new puppy sure does make me get up early. This morning he woke me up at 7:30. And, for someone who works until almost midnight, that is LATE!
My apologies to any of you Dooce readers who are illiterate or who, like me, have babies who cannot even recite the alphabet. I did not mean to make you sad. I was trying to make fun of that curious joe person who, by the way, I can tell from his sentence structure may have adult onset diabetes and needs to be tested immediately.
No offense to anyone who has diabetes or autism or whatever.
ps. Heather, you look terrific. Jon looks happy. And very, very beardy.
Happy New Year, you guys! I’m so happy I found this site.
great pic, but my guess is Jon wasn’t sucking on a bottle, he was sucking on “jay” … yehaw…happy new year!
Dooce, I feel the same about not being able to wrap my head around the loss that’s happened in other parts of the world. And that it makes me feel more deeply connected to the people that are most precious in my life.
The pirate joke, -driving me nuts-
I FINALLY just stop laughing. It was so lame it was funny.
Thanks, I needed that this morning. or…late morning…
What an absolutely wonderful letter, Heather. I can imagine a 35 year old Leta, commanding the troops of the 40,000 employee company she runs, espresso being pumped into her veins via I.V. and then stumbling across your beautiful letters and for a moment, JUST for a moment, smile a bona-fide Leta smile and think of her lovely mamma back home in Utah, boozin’ it up with Pop.
Another great letter that makes me wish I had been doing the same thing for my babies, but it would just come out so dorky.
We also do very little for Christmas for the kids because you know the Grandparents will go totally overboard. And that’s what grandparents are for, I suppose.
Hmm … can I get a nomination for the dumbest comment ever? Thanks.
Oh…and Tiffany…I agree. Surely an 11-month-old child is old enough to at LEAST have gone through a couple volumns of Proust.
wonderful picture, and how wise of you to just go to bed early!
we foolishly kept CX up to ring in the new year, which he did with bleats of protest. (his bedtime is between 10 and 11, so we weren’t keeping him up *that* late.) we also tried some sparklers, but, um, i was a dummy and got the newfangled fancy color-changing kind with the lovely paper wrappers, which also pop, and (worst of all) smoke, and are just too much for daddies and babies and mamas to handle. come july 4, we’ll go back to the old-fashioned metal kind.
My wedding ring is from WAL-MART. So is my husbands( and cost under a total of 70$’s). How C.L.A.S.S.Y are we?? Lol.
Whoever said that Leta was autistic seriously needs to get his head out of his a**. If one of the signs of autism were crying and biting cardboard and paper then we better get every single baby in the counrty tested including my own child because she has actually eaten a half sheet of notebook paper before. I guess that means she’s severly autistic and needs to be in a home.
I’m being totally sarcastic by the way….
I’m amused that people who think they are posting first hardly ever are.
Are Uncle Tom and Jon twins? Because I seriously had a triple take on that picture..
Sorry for the typos….
i cry every damn time i read one of those newsletters!
I adore the letters you write each month! What a treasure they will be to her one day! She is so beautiful!
My youngest is getting her 1 year molars. I think all babies should be born with their teeth – would put a damper on breastfeeding – but ya know somethings are just really too much to deal with!
I’ve been waiting so long for a smiling Heather picture! This is an exciting moment for me.
*sob* those freakin’ newsletter’s get me everytime! Damn it! I was fine till I got to the “search the world over…” part, then the tears started. Man, I bet next months will be a doozy.
Reading your monthly newsletters always makes my heart happy.
Question for y’all – how does one go about finding someone across the nation? I have tried white pages and regular directory assistance. I have even tried this very cool search engine that I am only supposed to use for work but we won’t go there. Does anyone have any bright ideas?
I am well aware that this does not have anything to do with dooce, but I thought y’all could potentially help me. Thanks a million.
PS Dooce, you about kill me with those newsletters. Geez, might as well just grab the tissues when I see the title.
I am so not a sentimental fool, but those letters get me a bit misty, too. Damn. I imagine a teenaged Leta reading them and rolling her eyes but secretly thinking about how much her mom rules.
Happy New year!
The more I read your blog and look at your pictures, the more I see bits of you in your beautiful daughter.
Happy New Year!
I talked to GEORGE! It was totally by accident but I got to talk to him through aim…..he probably now thinks he’s being stalked of course but I talked to GEORGE!
Careful Lisa, Mrs. George #2 might attack!! hee hee.
Lovely monthly newsletter. I hold my little girl a little tighter every time I see the news. Thank you.
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