Monday, March 27, 2006

Bitty Soundbite

this is an audio post - click to play

Bitty the 'Painter Guy'

This week we're celebrating 3 years of home ownership by finally painting the stairway and upstairs hallway. All that we have left to paint is the master bedroom and the entire house will be worthy of HGTV. (Design on a Dime anyway!) Then again, the first room we painted when we moved in was the nursery - and since we didn't find out Bitty's sex, we went with the gender neutral 'stars & moon' theme. Bitty recently noticed a very cool 'racing car' room in my Pottery Barn catalog so I think there will be another room makeover in the very near future.

Saturday, March 18, 2006


We packed up the minivan and headed up to the mountains for a few days so Bitty could finally experience snow! He proclaimed it 'slippery' and 'cold'. But he did enjoy making snowballs and playing 'snowplow guy' with his trucks. Bitty loved our cabin because it had a fireplace, jacuzzi tub and a DVD player so he could watch 'The Land Before Time' for the umpteenth time.
"I'm a snowplow guy!"

Friday, March 10, 2006

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Vincent Van Bitty

For today's art project Mama broke out the water colors. (Daddy, your beat up old blue t-shirt is now a smock - hope you don't mind!) Bitty painted a beautiful pastel picture of a... dinosaur. He then finished his work with various Easter stickers. We're sending the picture to Aunt Mary in Italy for an Easter present.

Bitty LOVES art projects. Which is a challenge for Mama who is anything but artsy. (Painting a wall? No problem. Painting a picture? Forget about it.)

So if you're looking for some birthday gift ideas (the big '3' will be here before we all know it), craft supplies are a sure bet. Paints, crayons, markers, stickers, coloring books, play-doh - Bitty works in every medium!

Bitty's Must-See-TV

Thanks to Tivo, which records suggested television shows based on what shows you have recorded in the past, we've discovered a great new children's program on Nick, Jr.: The Wonder Pets. Bitty, literally, applauded the first episode.

Not that Bitty is allowed to watch much television - 'cause that would be a sign of bad parenting - but on holidays, rainy days, and days that end with a 'y' these are some of Bitty's favorites:
Jack's Big Music Show
Little Einsteins

If you're not familiar with these programs (i.e. do not have a child under the age of 5), the common elements to these programs are 1) music and 2) animals. We predict Bitty will be a singing veterinarian.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Week in Pictures

Bitty sure has been busy this past week. First, Grandpa Ellis came to visit (and work a trade show). Bitty loved playing with Grandpa and learning a lot of new phrases like, "Ooopsey, doopsey, doodle!"

The weather was gorgeous last weekend so we spent the day at a local park and spent time feeding the ducks.

Then Bitty, in his usual helpful self, helped Mama clean his room so Mama & Daddy's friend, Kerry, could stay there during her visit from England. Bitty had a 'lovely' time with his now proclaimed girlfriend, Miss Kerry.

Finally, Bitty was sooo excited to 'get ashed!' at Mass yesterday. Bitty has decided to give up peas and cooked carrots for Lent.