Friday, September 30, 2011

Phantom Island Pep Rally.

The books pre-release this weekend! Krissi is hosting a pep rally at - interviews and other fun things will be appearing on lots of blogs. Krissi also shares the fascinating story about the transition from one self-published novel (Phantom Island: Wind) to two commercial books.
You can also order your own copies of WINDCHASER and WINDFALL at the online White Island Shoppe. The books won't be sold nationally until December.

Hue Rocks.

Click here for another musical presentation. :)

Friday, September 23, 2011



  • Leave the dishwasher open and both racks pulled out so the dishes can finish air-drying
  • Decide to take a shower and actually start doing it, within the space of half a minute
  • Listen to my choral, Ella, and “popera” stations on Pandora
  • Do laundry in the garage or check the mail without explaining where I’m going
  • Finish blog posts that have been months in the making


  • Two words: Superman pajamas.
  • My Scunci steam cleaner got put away an undetermined length of time ago (months? a year or more?) without being emptied or having the pressure released. When I took the cap off to refill it, it still had some VERY HOT steam left inside. I left it alone for a while.
  • Note to self: Make sure you are not going to drink any more before sharing your glass with a toddler.
  • Hueston requested a green (read: spinach) popsicle. Out of the blue. And then thanked me for it. 
  • Juggling cracks Hueston up - at home or at "The Office."
  • Scotch Brite pads are incredible.
  • It's getting hard to keep up with the new things Hueston says and does. Combining words (not just repeating them) and using plurals and possessives correctly are some of the more impressive ones lately.
  • Apparently, I have a really good voice for a lion puppet from IKEA.
  • Saying "night-night" to things is an incredibly effective way to get them put away without a struggle.

Two Years.

Or, Shamefully Overdue, Part Two.

THEN (June 24, 2009)

NOW (June 25, 2011)






BIRTH - 7 pounds, 5 ounces - 20 inches
2 DAYS - 6 pounds, 11 ounces
1 WEEK - 6 pounds, 9 ounces
2 WEEKS - 7 pounds, 3 ounces
2 MONTHS - 11 pounds, 4 ounces - 22.25 inches
4 MONTHS - 17 pounds, 10.5 ounces - 27 inches (over-measure)
6 MONTHS - 20 pounds, 10.5 ounces - 27.5 inches
9 MONTHS - 22 pounds, 12.5 ounces - 29 inches
ONE YEAR (plus a week) - 23 pounds, 7 ounces - 32 inches
15 MONTHS + 6 days - 24 pounds, 4 ounces - 32.5 inches
18 MONTHS - 25.6 lbs, 33 inches
TWO YEARS - 27.4 pounds, 34.5 inches
This puts him in the 50th percentile for now - it's been all over the map, though, so who knows how tall he will be when he grows up!

Birthday Extravanganza, Part Two.

Or, Shamefully Overdue, Part One.
 In which songs are sung, a candle is blown out, presents are opened, and much noise is made.
Three months later.

Pizza with the fam.

Big birthday balloon!


Cupcake anticipation.

Birthday Song (video)
Cupcake (video)



Alphabet puzzle.



Parum pum pum.