October 04, 2006

The Incredible Hump Day Delurking and Commenting Extravaganza

Today, I have a singular lack of brilliant content. But I do have an insanely cute daughter with an affinity for condiments.

Since I'm suffering from this massive mental block, caused I'm sure by working way too much over the past couple of days, I'd like your help with a little housekeeping. See, I use a newsreader to catch up on everything that's happening with you all. The only way I know to update it is from comments. So whether you comment here everyday or once in a while, pop open the comment window and drop me a line. Don't have a blog or just lurk? Come on out and say hey too!

I'm off to down my sorrows in coffee and kick off the work day.

Posted by Chris at October 4, 2006 07:17 AM

Is that maple syrup she's sucking on?

Posted by: Pamalamadingdong at October 4, 2006 07:23 AM

Those are the cleanest goddamned floors ever.

Posted by: Pamalamadingdong at October 4, 2006 07:24 AM

My fridge has a surprising lack of Reddi-Whip. Must remedy that post-haste.

Posted by: Nicole at October 4, 2006 07:36 AM


Have a good one Rude.

Posted by: Wicked H at October 4, 2006 07:38 AM

I hope your payin' that kid an allowance. It's obvious she takes her job seriously, even if I'm not quite sure what her job is.

Posted by: Contrary at October 4, 2006 07:40 AM

I think Beth's claim of "World's Most Adorable Child" is amazingly accurate. This may be because I don't have children myself, but I'll live vicariously through you, mmk?
Also, that line? I'm dropping it like it' hot, yo.

Posted by: Heather at October 4, 2006 07:45 AM

So very lacking brainpower this morning... coffee not helping...
Nothing brillant to comment...

Posted by: Stephanie at October 4, 2006 07:55 AM

This condiment thing is funny as we have discussed getting a new fridge. One of the things we like about a side-by-side is that when we have little ones, they can fetch things from the lower drawers and shelves, if they so desire. This makes me laugh, though, as Mia seems to desire EVERYTHING! :o)

Don't forget to change your feed for me - I moved!

Posted by: Emily at October 4, 2006 07:58 AM

The picture in the lower right corner looks like she is sucking on a Michelob bottle.I know it isn't but first glance was disarming (we taught our daughter to bring us beers but not sip on them as she carried them to us in our lazy boys).

Ok, We don't own Lazy Boys.

Posted by: Arwen at October 4, 2006 07:58 AM

Here ya go. I'm dropping you a line. Thanks for not posting anything deep or insightful this morning, 'cause I'm just not feeling it today. :)

Posted by: Alissa at October 4, 2006 07:59 AM

Those pics of Mia remind me of the time I came out of the shower to find Julia sitting on the floor with the fridge door open, shovelling spoonfuls of powdered creamer into her mouth.

Posted by: mamatulip at October 4, 2006 08:00 AM

Mmmm....Nothing like a well-balanced meal of syrup, rediwhip, ketchup and wine?? Is that green bottle wine?! Either way, your daughter is adorable and hopefully not getting into boozing at an early age...Also becareful with the rediwhip, wouldn't want her to start doing any whipits!! lol ;P

Posted by: Michelle at October 4, 2006 08:00 AM

*yawn* g'mornin'... why am I so freakin' tired when my child sleeps better than he's ever slept??? I'm guessing my body is trying to play catch up??? What gives!? Anyways... it was great seeing your lovely wife yesterday... but seriously, we need to all get together!!

Posted by: Corinne at October 4, 2006 08:01 AM

Dropping a line - Flagellan entered my conversation yesterday.

Posted by: Heather at October 4, 2006 08:02 AM

She is a serious little soldier!

I don't think it's necessarily the condiments. I think it's all about the containers. My kids had their own drawer of containers--margarine bowls with leads, Tupperware, old oatmeal boxes, old pots and pans, etc. They'd bang away, put stuff in containers...occupied for HOURS!

(No--neither of them cook.)

Posted by: kristen at October 4, 2006 08:04 AM

She looks so determined!

Meanwhile, I'm having one of those weeks too so I know how you feel. I hope yours gets better.

Posted by: E :) at October 4, 2006 08:08 AM

Awww. Perhaps when Dorrie is mobile I should clean? The house, the fridge - do you think? Hmm...

Posted by: Leah at October 4, 2006 08:10 AM

Not a lurker but saying hi anyway. Love those pictures of Mia!

Posted by: donna at October 4, 2006 08:18 AM

Has anyone ever told you that you have the cutest family ever??
DUH... of course they have!
You are a lucky man :)

Nothing thoughtful for me today either. Thinking about taking the Colbert theme to another level and posting a "Threat Down" list...

Posted by: Mel at October 4, 2006 08:20 AM

What a cutie patootie. I'm glad she's feeling better.

And hey! It's Wednesday! So we're almost to Friday, right?

Posted by: samantha at October 4, 2006 08:22 AM


Posted by: Amanda at October 4, 2006 08:23 AM

It would have been really cute if she managed to get the top off the Ready Whip....

When my son was about 3 or 4 he thought it would be fun to give the dog a Ready Whip mustache and beard. The dog enjoyed it too!

Posted by: Lisa at October 4, 2006 08:24 AM

One of my sisters used to put Fisher Price people in the mayonnaise when she was Mia's age.

Must be an early interest in cooking!

Posted by: Katherine at October 4, 2006 08:32 AM

here and accounted for! redi-whip? you're letting the Bean do whip-its already! wow, i waited til Cam was at least 3.

Posted by: monique at October 4, 2006 08:33 AM

Our 11mth old son loves the fridge as well. Anytime the door gets opened he crawls over and trys to climb in.

Posted by: Josh at October 4, 2006 08:35 AM


Posted by: Bill at October 4, 2006 08:39 AM

it's not even 9am and you already have 26 comments? whoa. hee. you get more comments in a day than i do pretty much all month i think. that amuses me for some reason.

Posted by: pea at October 4, 2006 08:42 AM

Howdy from Tyson's Corner. All is well here, and I am getting married. A year and a half in DC has been good for me in that I am successful in my job and found the man of my dreams. I still enjoy reading about you everyday and look forward to more.

Posted by: goodsnake at October 4, 2006 08:43 AM

You should dress her up as a bottle of maple syrup for Halloween. She's so cute!

Posted by: Jenn at October 4, 2006 08:44 AM

I don't know if it counts as de-lurking if I've posted a comment maybe once before, but just in case - HI!

Posted by: sparkles anon at October 4, 2006 08:44 AM

Oh my god. We have the exact same pictures. OK, except that it was my kid, and my pictures have a basket of dirty laundry in the background, and my floors need swept, and my fridge is a side-by-side... Ally was 14 months old. Must be the age for it.

Posted by: ktjrdn at October 4, 2006 08:51 AM

For lack of anything better to say, I'll just mention that I love the photo montage's you post, and I hope that my kids are half as adorable (ok, twice as adorable - but that's not a very nice thing to say) as Mia.

Been reading for a few weeks now; ever since poop & boogies went on vacation and recommended your blog in the interim.

Keep up the good work. :)

Posted by: Adam at October 4, 2006 08:52 AM

Hey. Lurker leaving comment as requested. :)

Posted by: martin at October 4, 2006 08:55 AM

line dropped.

she's hysterical.
and you are totally like me. i would just stand there, with the camera, taking pictures while my kid took out all the condiments and tried to pry them open with the few teeth that she's got.
well done! :)

Posted by: ali at October 4, 2006 08:55 AM

Really....you're just looking for comments aren't you? ;)

Posted by: daisy at October 4, 2006 08:58 AM

you're right, she's adorable!

Posted by: cathy at October 4, 2006 08:59 AM

I like it that you reply to comments via email. It's inspired me to do more of that.

Oh, and I love that microwavable syrup. I want waffles now.

Posted by: Brad at October 4, 2006 09:12 AM

6:13 here and I have a cold. Two kids are arguing about who wears the skirt. Mine!! No, it's mine.!!

Other than that, it's a wonderful day.

Good morning.

Posted by: ann adams at October 4, 2006 09:13 AM

Can she come over and help me clean out my fridge?

Posted by: Maribeth at October 4, 2006 09:34 AM


And!!! I got my sidebar fixed. Woohoo. I'm a real blog again.

Posted by: autumn at October 4, 2006 09:38 AM

*waves hi*

Posted by: Alison at October 4, 2006 09:42 AM

You know you, Beth and Mia are number 1 on my hit parade. I have several blogs listed in my favorites but yours and Beth's are the one I come to first and when there isn't anything new I just keep checking back in. Great pics of Mia!

Posted by: Pat (Trish) at October 4, 2006 09:43 AM

It's sort of amazing how much Mia is starting to look like her mom.

Wednesdays are just as awful as Mondays, I think.

Posted by: kara marie at October 4, 2006 09:49 AM

your giant fridge makes me green with envy. ours is smaller than your condiment-loving child and has issues staying closed.

someone already mentioned it- but man, those ARE some clean floors. eighteen points!

Posted by: meg at October 4, 2006 09:49 AM


You know, a toddler's job is to vector chaos, and it looks like she's doing that admirably. :)

Posted by: Kate the Shrew at October 4, 2006 09:53 AM

Let me pick up this line I just dropped...

I agree that Mia looks just like her mama! Yet those cheeks are still so squishably babyish and cute! How do you not melt every day from the cuteness of it all?

P.S. I have a bottle of worsestershire sauce in the fridge that I think Mia would like.

Posted by: Snickrsnack Katie at October 4, 2006 10:01 AM

Helloooooo, fellow Washingtonian!

Posted by: malia at October 4, 2006 10:01 AM

your kid is freakin' adorable. but you already know that.

Posted by: suze at October 4, 2006 10:02 AM

I notice she grabbed the whipped cream and chocolate syrup... smart girl!

Posted by: Liz at October 4, 2006 10:07 AM

semi-lurker; semi-commenter...
these days I'm mostly wondering how it is that you 2 waited 12 years in your relationship to have a kid??

Posted by: Lisa at October 4, 2006 10:10 AM


Posted by: fauve at October 4, 2006 10:10 AM

I dropped the line but Vincent ran and picked it up before I could hit send. Okay that was lame.

Vincent also loves systematically emptying the refrigerator of it's contents. I'm working on him sponging off the shelves once he gets them emptied. LOL

Vincent has recently developed a habit of grabbing large handfuls of whatever snack I'm laying out for him and cramming it in his mouth as if he's never fed. Though he's big for his age (13 months now, though everyone swears he looks like a two year old), I've begun to worry that people will think we actually either starve him or feed him 9 day old gruel. Has Mia developed this habit by any chance?

Posted by: hr mommy at October 4, 2006 10:11 AM

Helped the 8th grader study for his Social Studies test on - you guessed it - EXPLORERS! Managed (just barely) not to say the word 'Flagellan'. Who needs more parent-teacher conference fodder?? (Answer: Not I.)

Posted by: lilymane at October 4, 2006 10:16 AM

I don't know how I feel about you using your daughter (as incredibly cute as she is) to take over your blog on days you can't come up with anything. Strikes me as a little stage-mommy.

I'm over it now.

Posted by: Del at October 4, 2006 10:19 AM


Yeah, I've got nothing but an inane waste-of-comment-space.

Posted by: amber at October 4, 2006 10:20 AM

Think I could borrow Mia for an hour? I really need to clean my refrigerator.

Posted by: Sheryl at October 4, 2006 10:27 AM

Delurking to say "hi," and then heading home to set my daughter up in front of the fridge to see what happens.

Posted by: dreadmouse at October 4, 2006 10:33 AM

Ah Aharrow!!

Posted by: Aurelia at October 4, 2006 10:34 AM

Hey there. I'm tired, sick, and cranky, but since you asked for comments so nicely, here I am. I love how you captured Mia methodically removing everything from the fridge door!

Posted by: Jen at October 4, 2006 10:45 AM

Dude, like that 1st comment---I could not help but notice how metrosexually clean those floors are. I don't even sweep for shit's sake. I just imagine your house smelling like some sort of strange flower/fruit combination that I can't distinguish and don't really like but am secretly impressed by. Journey on.

Posted by: andy at October 4, 2006 10:46 AM

Can you send her over to clean out my fridge? What a cutie!

Posted by: Krush at October 4, 2006 10:57 AM

Man, I could use some coffee! I hope your day gets better.

Posted by: Lisa at October 4, 2006 10:57 AM

Cute kid. Brave parents for letting her play with condiments...

And since you asked, about blogs and such and wanted us to drop a line... that's what I'm doing. and I'm shamelessly plugging my donation site for the Komen Race for the Cure. Thanks for letting me!

Follow This Link https://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=163313&lis=1&kntae163313=811701A7A87046228FC868E76552C9A4&supId=150250110 to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Susan G. Komen - Maryland Affiliate

Sorry... don't know how to do that hyperlink thingy here.

Posted by: Karen at October 4, 2006 11:03 AM

i don't have anything to blog about either. it's annoying.

Posted by: Denise at October 4, 2006 11:04 AM

Dude - that was just too cute. Sigh... I hate my refrigerator - it's too small.

Posted by: Sue at October 4, 2006 11:05 AM

Taking a break from trying to learn CSS to redo my music site (why oh why must IE make everything look so goddamn ugly?!?!) to say hi.


Posted by: Hope at October 4, 2006 11:06 AM

Perhaps she can come do this with my fridge. I hope she has the same affinity for past due tupperware.

Posted by: Jazzy at October 4, 2006 11:11 AM

Alrighty then, I guess i'll finally de-lurk myself and comment. I read you ever single day, but I don't know why I never comment. I do comment on Beth's blogs regularly though. Does that count?

Mia is precious, as always!!

Posted by: Heather at October 4, 2006 11:14 AM


That was me, dropping a line. And don't give me this "newreader to catch up" BS, you know you just want comments, you whore. Oh wait, that's usually me. Nevermind. :) ahahahahaaha

Posted by: Kate at October 4, 2006 11:17 AM

Shes just too freaken cute!!! Is that maple syrup? Well she feeling much better I see!! You realy should look into maybe feeding her once and awhile! LOL

Posted by: CJ at October 4, 2006 11:22 AM

Commenting as required by law.

Posted by: kelly m. at October 4, 2006 11:23 AM

My kid does that too, but he usually goes for the hot sauce....go figure! I am stuck waiting for furniture to be delivered, where of course they will come at the end of the time window they give, ugh. Hope your wednesday turns out to be enjoyable :)

Posted by: Danielle at October 4, 2006 11:26 AM

Such a cute little girl!!

Posted by: ::c:: at October 4, 2006 11:31 AM

Not really delurking, but I haven't commented in awhile. In fact, I haven't commented much on anyone's blog as of late. Since I read everyone through a feeder, too, while at work, to boot, I usually only comment when asked to. Like now. So yeah. Come by and say hi, too.

Posted by: Jen at October 4, 2006 11:33 AM

I comment now and then and read almost every day> My comment for today? You look great in those pants!

Posted by: That Girl at October 4, 2006 11:39 AM

I'm only a kinda sorta lurker, as I have commented a few times, but commenting because you asked. =o)

Posted by: Judy at October 4, 2006 11:50 AM

Commenting per request - I read almost every day but don't comment very much. That doesn't mean I don't think Mia's the most gorgeous baby ever, though!

Posted by: KathyK at October 4, 2006 11:54 AM

Love the photos of Mia :)

Posted by: christina at October 4, 2006 11:55 AM

You are killing me with the cuteness !

Posted by: jenn at October 4, 2006 11:57 AM

Mmm, condiments. Mia really does take her job very seriously, doesn't she?

Posted by: Fraulein N at October 4, 2006 11:58 AM

Hi! And you still have the cutest daughter ever. Now if I could only get my cats to clean out the refridgerator like that.

Posted by: Pixie at October 4, 2006 12:03 PM

Hi! Long time reader, first time commenter. Love your blog! And you daughter is so cute?

I don't channel the 2005 version of myself well, do I?

Oh, and Flagellan is funny. Don't worry.

Posted by: CroutonBoy at October 4, 2006 12:05 PM

Button likes the refrigerator too. She doesn't care about anything IN it - she just likes to beat on the inside of it.

Posted by: SMIT at October 4, 2006 12:12 PM

Mia would loooove my fridge.

Posted by: Ava at October 4, 2006 12:13 PM

I haven't commented in forever but I still read!!!

Mia is definitely a condiment girl isn't she?!

Posted by: Amy at October 4, 2006 12:27 PM

Nothing at all is happening with me.

Happy now?

Posted by: bhd at October 4, 2006 12:32 PM

She went for the whipped cream. GO MIA! I love whipped cream. A lot.

So here I am, alive and in need of coffee but I have to wait on getting coffee since I have a staff meeting in an hour and I know if I get coffee now, I will just keep getting up during the meeting to leave and that won't work because I'm the one who takes the minutes.

That said, um....hi!

Posted by: Sparkle Pants at October 4, 2006 12:33 PM

awwww...makes me miss having a little one. You are about to hit the cutest stage!

I've got the frozen brain too these days. Must be the fact that it's still in the 90's here! I don't think well in the heat.

Have a good one!

Posted by: Kelly at October 4, 2006 12:34 PM

"hey too!" Just doing what was requested.

I rarely (if ever) comment, but I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for the entertainment!

Posted by: Melanie at October 4, 2006 12:40 PM

Commence dropping of line....

Send baby to desert immediately for cuddles.

Line dropped.

Posted by: melati at October 4, 2006 12:42 PM

My fridge light is shorted out. I'd change the bulb but I don't think it would help. It's a bitch to find things, but at least if it's dirty...who can tell?

Posted by: wordgirl at October 4, 2006 12:48 PM

Check out your Awesome, Awesome Power! You call us out and we comment a-la-lemmings.

I should totally try that... see how many friends I really do have.

Posted by: akaBrandi at October 4, 2006 01:03 PM

I love mustard, how does she feel about mustard?

Posted by: chantel at October 4, 2006 01:07 PM

My spice drawer has never been the same since having a child...

I have no blog, (read: loser) but read yours every day.

Posted by: Sharri at October 4, 2006 01:12 PM

So cute!!

I have nothing else of value today. My brain hurts. Culture shock of starting back to uni this week. Do you realise my maths tutor expects us to divide fractions for homework? Can anyone remember how to do that? Honestly! *grumble rant moan*


Posted by: starrynite at October 4, 2006 01:15 PM

See, so braindead I can't even complete a sentence. The above should read "I have nothing else of value TO SAY today."


Posted by: starrynite at October 4, 2006 01:16 PM

Hi Chris!

What's happening with the WTNs?? Have they moved yet?

Posted by: Heather at October 4, 2006 01:36 PM

Consider me de-lurked.

Glad you're feeling better...but now I'm sick. Lucky for you, I blame my own Chris for sharing his germs, not you.

Posted by: Mel at October 4, 2006 01:55 PM

__________________________ (

Not a lurker, really ~ just an occasional commenter. :-)

You killed me with cuteness!

Thanks! :-)

Posted by: Kim at October 4, 2006 01:55 PM


Do you think Mia would be interested in coming over and taking everything out of my fridge? Then at least I would have the motivation to clean it.

Seriously though, she really is awfully cute.

Posted by: bad penguin at October 4, 2006 01:56 PM

She`s cute ;) Can I have her instead of pushing one out of my woha?


Posted by: VVV at October 4, 2006 02:01 PM


Posted by: Karen at October 4, 2006 02:06 PM

Delurking to say Hello! :)

Posted by: Jackie at October 4, 2006 02:15 PM

hi dude. i have no idea how you find the time to post every day. i REALLY have no idea how you find things to talk about every day. you are a blogging superhero.

Posted by: Noelle at October 4, 2006 02:18 PM

Redi Whip? Chocolate syrup? Wine? Shit, I see a party here!

Posted by: VirgoJen at October 4, 2006 02:42 PM

I'm not a particularly clean or strict parent, but seeing these pictures makes me nervous for your kitchen.

But it doesn't make them any less cute.

Posted by: Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah at October 4, 2006 03:19 PM

I lurk around here at least twice a day!

Posted by: Rengirl at October 4, 2006 03:24 PM

Hey - the drowning of sorrows thing? Much better with adult beverages...frosty, if you get me.

Posted by: Northern Girl at October 4, 2006 03:40 PM

Dude, she looks so SERIOUS about that quest. An adventure in syrup and redi-whip. My kinda gal.

Posted by: Pammer at October 4, 2006 04:11 PM

Ahhhh, yes! Mia is a sucker for the Reddi Wip too! Reddi Wip lovers unite! Shake it up, turn it upside-down, place nozzle into mouth, and let the whipped cream bonanza begin!

If you'll excuse me now, I need to go to the store to buy some Reddi Wip...

Posted by: ironic1 at October 4, 2006 04:53 PM

I ask for lurkers to come out and I get... the sound of crickets. You ask and you get 110 comments. It's official Chris, you have reached blog-God status. ;)

Posted by: Tink at October 4, 2006 04:58 PM


Mia is adorable!
Just make sure to lock that fridge when she gets a little older and you or Beth leave the room--or you might be in for this-- ;) http://www.flickr.com/photos/underachievingmommy/252708239/

Posted by: Nanette at October 4, 2006 04:59 PM

My daughter used to be able to make a meal out of ketchup or ranch. She was about Mia's age. Hope your feeling better, I am catching up with the blogs right now. Bye!

Posted by: BID at October 4, 2006 05:01 PM

The Redi Whipp kills me! Too cute.

Posted by: Samantha at October 4, 2006 05:04 PM

She looks like the future iron chef america champion practicing for her big event. Ditto on the clean floors. That's not natural.

Posted by: Bridget at October 4, 2006 06:36 PM

No blog, but I read you almost every day. And Beth, too.

I'm totally an internet stalker, aren't I? :)

Posted by: Melissa at October 4, 2006 06:38 PM

:clink: :clink:

thats my two cents dropping in the jar!

my son loves the fridge... now he can talk and find stuff on his own. tempted to hand him the fresh horseradish. :wink:

Posted by: melanie at October 4, 2006 06:38 PM

Ola! It will get better soon I'm sure. And yes, that is an insanely cute daughter. Guess till I have such a cute backup blog material I need to keep the writing juices flowing :)

Posted by: Dee at October 4, 2006 06:38 PM

Taking the last few minutes of my workday (bad employee) to say howdy.

Posted by: Hannah at October 4, 2006 06:53 PM

Lurking - just lurking. What a funny word. Yes I am a lurker and proud. Thanks for the warm fuzzy photos.

Posted by: Lyn at October 4, 2006 06:57 PM

I'm glad it's not just you. I posted drivel today. At least yours had a cute munchkin attached to it. Is she eating ketchup? Maya used to suck on the packets of ketchup. Hell she'd probably still do it if she thought we'd let her.

Posted by: Melissa at October 4, 2006 07:23 PM

Your daughter's the cutest! But you already knew that, didn't ya? :-)

Posted by: Magnolia Mom at October 4, 2006 08:26 PM

I see she has no problem helping herself.

Posted by: wendy at October 4, 2006 08:54 PM

Hi..Have a nice day! Pretty soon, the weekend will be here..

Posted by: Jo at October 4, 2006 09:08 PM

Often I'm torn between a) posting just for the sake of posting (Hi. I'm fine. Went to work. Came home. Nothing exciting happened. The End.) or b) not posting at all for like a month. If I choose option b) then my parents and grandparents call me and say "what is wrong with you?! Where are you and why haven't you written anything in 23 days? We're worried sick."

I can't decide which is worse. :) But at least they read it, right? Wish I had an insanely cute kid of my own to post pics of on those days when I've got nothin'. Mia is too cute! And just for the record...even on the days when you say you've got nothin', your blog is always a fun read.

Super long comment by someone who mostly lurks.

Posted by: craftylildevil at October 4, 2006 09:42 PM

my babies do that too. their favorite thing in the world is the refrigerator. i swear they hear it opening from the other side of the house and start crawling as fast as they can!

Posted by: kimblahg at October 4, 2006 09:45 PM

The monkey LOVES condiments and the fridge as a whole, totally!!!!
Mia is DELISH! LOOOOOVE! ;) Bite her tummy for me, will ya!?

Posted by: haley-o at October 4, 2006 09:49 PM

have you guys given her a haircut, yet?
And, what's a newsreader? Sounds like a good idea....

Posted by: haley-o at October 4, 2006 09:51 PM

Howdy Chris

Posted by: Dolly at October 4, 2006 10:13 PM

Droppin' in/ sayin' hi...

Posted by: IFLYG at October 4, 2006 10:43 PM

Mmmmm, condiments. A gal after my own heart.

Posted by: Jenny at October 4, 2006 11:04 PM

She IS a cutie! Too sweet!

And, HI!

Posted by: Janet at October 4, 2006 11:12 PM

Hey, I've been away about 2.5 weeks visiting the fam on teh east coast. Am way behind on posts butu will be getting up to speed, post haste. Glad to see Mia is better and I'm not the only one who doesn't know what to do for anniversaries. And, Flagellan? Gold.

Posted by: Annie at October 5, 2006 12:10 AM

Wow, look at those condiments. I remember being so hungry and so broke one time in college that I ate some ketchup for dinner. That was fun. Wonderful pictures as always!

Posted by: Beth in StL at October 5, 2006 12:59 AM

I just mentioned you and Beth in a post at Wannabe Hippie, so yeah, now would be a good time to read. ;)

Posted by: Elaine at October 5, 2006 02:33 AM

I would have yelled at my kids to close the damn refrigerator door. Your wasting electricity!!! I've turned into my mother. Help!

Although if they were as cute as Mia, it'd be more tolerable.

Posted by: Nila at October 5, 2006 06:42 AM

136 comments..see..that makes me think "is he even gunna see this"...but since you asked... hi *wave wave*

Posted by: Melissa Sunshine at October 5, 2006 11:04 AM

Ah! meant tocomment yesterday!!! I read all the time, but dont get to comment often b/c i usually have a baby sleeping on me when i blog surf.

Posted by: alfredsmom at October 5, 2006 12:14 PM

ok, you got me. delurking. have blog. also am in dc metro area. also have cute kids who like to make mountains of ketchup on their plates. (as opposed to your cute kid who likes to make mountains of condiment bottles on the floor).

Posted by: amy at October 5, 2006 01:20 PM

hi! I have a blog and it also has pictures of my 1 year old emptying out the fridge. We got him a Fridge Farm (http://www.leapfrog.com/do/findproduct?ageGroupKey=infant&key=fridgefarm) and now that keeps him very entertained on the outside of the fridge! I have to confess that I like the Farm too. :)

Posted by: FFF at October 5, 2006 01:38 PM

She is seriously too darn cute. And I love how you arranged the pictures!

Posted by: Chrissie at October 5, 2006 02:31 PM

You have a great blog. How can you write such good articles ?

Posted by: Alex at October 5, 2006 03:38 PM

Hi, it's just me.

(and yes, you have one cute kid!)

Posted by: Isabel at October 5, 2006 05:41 PM

Hi! Sorry. I'm late. I was in San Antonio trying not to melt.

Posted by: Karen at October 6, 2006 12:13 AM

Can she possibly be any cuter?

Posted by: Nadine at October 6, 2006 06:09 AM

You, my friend, are a comment whore and a child condimentographer. (Those aren't necessarily bad things, but I felt it was my responsibility to point it out.) Happy long weekend!

Posted by: shelley at October 6, 2006 05:46 PM

Blog? Yeah. :) Just wondering if you can speak Czech..:)

Besides, great photo set today.

Posted by: Alex at October 8, 2006 10:09 AM


Posted by: Starfruit at October 8, 2006 11:21 AM

A little late, but de-lurking. You already know how adorable your kid is, you don't need me to tell you that.

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