This here bringer of the pooper to the fun party

A very tired New Year’s Eve

  • Gia

    What a great smile!
    I hope 2005 is full of them.
    🙂

  • I like the baby bottle in the background

  • aww, dooce, you look hot when you’re not smiling, but you look HOTTT when you are. Happy New Year to you, Jon, Leta and Chuck!

  • Yes, very nice dentatas you have there.

    And I like your wood-paneled ceiling too.

  • Such a wonderful photo.

  • Ah, parents indeed. That explains the baby bottle instead of the Makers Mark bottle over Jon’s shoulder.

    🙂

    Happy 2005!!

  • When are you people going to learn that when there are no comments and you are in the middle of leaving what you think is the first one, you are not “locked in” to the position?

    Some other person is typing frantically, fingers shaking with anticipation, thinking they are going to be first. You can’t BOTH be first. Sheesh!

    Happy New Year everyone.

  • Carol

    Great smile!! Happy New Year to everyone.

  • Whoa! A smiling Heather captured in photo? Awesome! I hope 2005 brings many more of those.

    (Both, smiles for you guys and pictures of you smiling!)

    Happy New Year, Armstrongs!

  • What a sweet photo; you both look lovely.

    Jennay, what a cute story! I love it when kids say things like that.

  • Hegh, you two look knackered ;o)

  • SEK

    What a sweet couple!

  • You look like you are both having a great time. We napped and then woke up at 11:00. Sorry I am old, it’s the only way I can see midnight.

  • What a great couple!

  • ha…

    looks like you might need a second timer for all those that clamour for first place….

  • Now that’s much better.

    Happy New Year Armstrongs!!!

  • You can here the Jaws theme quietly being played as the baby bottle circles its prey. The crescendo hits somewhere as the two of you nod off around 10:30.

  • dänika

    It’s the Scrumptious Bearded Armstrong!

    Heather, you are beautiful. And yes, it’s easy to see Leta in each of you two.

  • Happy New Year! You guys are a very handsome couple 🙂

  • pretorched curious joe

    You had said earlier that someone suggested that your baby has autism. For one, parents do not cause autism. Don’t know why she would suggest that? But from reading this stuff about your baby for a few months or so, I, myself, can see signs of autism. Of course, I don’t claim any expertise in the matter, but I’ve met parent with autistic [and creative, intelligent] kids. My suggestion, should you not frigg out on this post, is do some research. I’m sure your baby is wonderful and beautiful in every way. And she’s worth the effort in talking to your doctors about these concerns.

  • I see Jons beard is really working out for him!

    You both are loverly!

  • pretorched curious joe

    You had said earlier that someone suggested that your baby has autism. For one, parents do not cause autism. Don’t know why she would suggest that? But from reading this stuff about your baby for a few months or so, I, myself, can see signs of autism. Of course, I don’t claim any expertise in the matter, but I’ve met parent with autistic [and creative, intelligent] kids. My suggestion, should you not frigg out on this post, is do some research. I’m sure your baby is wonderful and beautiful in every way. And she’s worth the effort in talking to your doctors about these concerns.

  • Assuming

    Assuming Heather has or hasn’t talked with doctors about “these concerns” is like assuming SHE NEVER SMILES because she doesn’t post pictures of herself smiling very often.

    FOLKS, repeat after me:
    I am not ominpotent. I must not assume I know anything comprehensive about Heather’s life.

  • AHHH Black Bear the Ass Pirate has caputured a new Wench! ARRRRRRRR

    Pirate Joke – WHat kind of socks do a Pirate wear? ARRRRGYLE

  • Holy crap you are a star. It’s like you and Jon just won the most beautiful people award (not that the picture isn’t great…it’s very nice…). Is it wierd to google yourself and find like a million pages on yourself? I was almost surprised that you didn’t come up in IMDB. I thought the search engine might be comprehensive enough at this point to just start listing famous people period. I was wrong.

  • theresa

    Heather,
    Please ignore the post from pretorched curious joe.

    Screaming babies do NOT equal autistic babies. That’s fucking stupid. Don’t let that comment get to you or fill your day with hopeless searching on the net for tests you can do at home to determine whether your child is autistic. Your baby is fine. She sounds totally normal.

  • Lord help us all, Kieran (#74) just had to start with the pirate jokes.

    Did you hear about the new pirate movie?
    It’s rated ARRRRRRRR!

  • Awesome pic! No better way to welcome a New Year!

  • Beautiful smile! Hoping you have a very happy new year and thanks for the daily bread!

  • Chris

    Speaking of ROCK, that’s one nice diamong you got there, lady. Good job, Blurb!

  • yeah, that ROCK is from Avon and it’s, um, not real in any way. my mom gave it to me for free. jon’s wedding band cost 10 dollars. we got it at the one of those cart/stands in the middle of a mall. we are C.L.A.S.S.Y.

  • Where do Pirates live when they retire?

    ARRRRRRRRkansas

  • I just had to say that I do THE SAME THING when my 6 month old is screaming. And I totally did it when my 4 year old was little. Hee hee. I don’t care if it bugs my hubby, it entertains me and makes the baby laugh. The 4 year old even joins in. It’s a wonder the neighbors haven’t called the police.

  • I hope that’s your bottle cut with Bourbon in the background. 😛

  • Heather, you guys really are C.L.A.S.S.Y, at least in my book.
    ‘Course, Jim and I have been married since 1989 and still do not have proper wedding rings (we used $2 specials for the ceremony). We could afford them now, but it’s sooooo fun to watch his Mom go bonkers every Christmas when Jim *still* hasn’t bought me a real weddin’ ring. (she said the nipple ring did not count)

  • Bucky-
    you can have my old wedding ring. I really don’t need it anymore 😉

  • Who’s a pirate’s favorite baseball player?

    NomARRRRR GARRRRciapARRRRRa

  • 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.

  • sclark

    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.

    Best wishes,
    Sarah

  • Somebody

    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 smiling!
    You’re very pretty when you smile.

  • George Lover

    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.

  • Pete

    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.

  • George Lover

    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….