Easter

Well, we got back from easter weekend at Kevin’s grandparents’s in North Baltimore yesterday. It was a nice weekend of relaxing and hanging out with his family. Everbody was enthralled with just about anything and everything that Andros did. Unfortuantly we forgot our camera though, so no pictures right now. Hopefully some of his family will send us some of the better ones.

Andros is getting really, really good at walking around. He can lean down and pick stuff up and keep
going every time now. It’s pretty cool. We went outside and played some outside today as it was a pretty nice day – the sun came out and it was just nice and breezy. A nice, albiet slightly cool, spring day.

My dad has decided to take two weeks off work to help out his parents, starting on Sunday. So, Kevin, Andros & I will have the house to ourselves here. It’ll be an interesting and likely very nice change for the three of us. It hasn’t been just us in a long time. Hopefully by the time Dad has to go back to work, Grandma will be more mobile and able to take care of herself again. Otherwise, I have no idea what will happy. Maybe Carol will come back or something. We had been talking about us moving up there for a while, but it doesn’t sound like they think I could take care of both Andros and grandma at the same time – which is probably true. Especially since their house is far from babyproof!!

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It’s Snowing!!

Its snowing again here… though I don’t think we’re going to get near as much snow as they were saying a couple days ago. But who knows, we shall see.. We did get a good inch or two yesterday, though then it rained so a lot of it melted:( But, its snowing again pretty good, so maybe we’ll get another couple inches. Which would be super cool, as I love snow. It at least makes everything look pretty vs just being icky and cold and muddy.

On another note, our house is now decorated – or at least, its as decorated as its gonna get 🙂 We have a nice little tree ontop of the old icebox, up and out of reach of Andros – which was the whole point… Some ornaments, lights and garland. What more do you need? At least the log cabin looks festive though, which is nice.

I made chicken noodle soup yesterday for the first time, and it realy turned out pretty darn good if I must say so myself, which is awesome, cause’ I basicly made it up as I went along. We’re going to have it again for lunch today, hopefully its at least as good as it was yesterday – soup usually is!

He hates his carseat :(

I really don’t understand why Andros dislikes his carseat so much… he screamed for most of the ride home from Lehman’s today, and it was just horrible 😦 While we were there he was great – happy as could be, just looking around at everything. But, just as soon as we got in the car he started just screamingi and screaming. I was really thinking we were kinda past that last week because he was so good in the car! But, obviously not. Well, I’m very pleased to say that we have finished our holiday

Anyways though, we went to Lehman’s and got all the rest of our holiday shopping done! Which is awesome… now I just have to start baking 😀 I think I’m going to make mostly buckeyes & chocolate covered pretzels this year, with just a couple batches of cookies. Supposedly Kevin wants to help… I’m somewhat suspicious on that count, but who knows.

I think tommorrow we’re going to go look for our tree… we just want a small one to go ontop of the icebox… I haven’t been keeping an eye out for one though, so I can’t think where theres any off the top of my head, hopefully either Dad or Kevin will have some ideas.

Computers & Shopping Hurrah!

Ugh. So today we went up to visit my grandparents and get their new iMac set up. It came like a week ago, but between us being sick, them being sick and their trip down to the Biltmore, its just sat in a box since then… In anycase, I figured it’d take me about a half hour to get it all set up and then another half hour or so to show grandpa how to work it. I figured that sounded fairly reasonable. Don’t you?

Well, it wasn’t. For starters, I could not figure out how to install their cable modem (Motorola SB5101) from Time Warner on the Mac. I had the install disc, but it simply did not work. I read the instructions and it just was *not* working. I’m not sure if it was a windows-only disc somehow, or if I’m just totally stupid. Who knows. Of course, Motorola’s site is totally unhelpful. Lots of info on how to install the damn thing for Windows 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista… but not a word on OSX!!

The other big hang up was (is?), that they have been using AOL for the past several years, and there is apparently just no good way to get ones contacts, email and bookmarks off of AOL. I mean, I understand *WHY* AOL makes it soo hard to do so… but that doesn’t mean I have to approve. Ugh. Mind you, its just made me all the more determined to figure it out, one way or another….

And, finally, I could not get it to upgrade to OSX Leopard. Since its so new it came with the install disc (although it wasn’t pre-installed)… but, when I put it in the drive, and it started restarting the computer… it’d just lock up. I didn’t share this with either grandpa or anyone else as I figured it’d just piss them off. I found it both bizzare and obnoxious, but don’t know what I can do, really.

In anycase I’ll probably be driving back up either tommorrow or the next day to finish up, and then go holiday shopping some more. We did manage to find gifts for both my brother and his fiance’ and Kevin’s sister and her family though…. Which basicly leaves just my mom, and his (Kevin’s), mom & stepdad, and his grandparents… Hopefully we can make it over to Lehman’s sometime here soon and figure them out