Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Advanced Ian

Ian has a pretty limited vocab... I mean, he just turned one a few weeks ago. Pretty much it consists of "dog"  "dog" and more "dog"....and more recently he added in "ball." Sure he says "mamamama" and "dadadada" though I'm not convinced he has any idea who he is referencing; it's just babble. So he really decided to step it up and move onto a multi-syllable word: Barbara.  This happens to be the name of his day care "teacher," and he probably hears it a million times a day with all the other little ones calling for her (frankly it's amazing Barbara is still sane. I know I want to lose it on a daily basis at work when I hear my name one too many times).  He didn't even bother to go for "Barb" as many of the kids call her... he went right for Barbara. Anyway, I was able to capture little man spouting off his new word on Friday night....

Excuse the snot coming out of his nose...whatchagunnado?! It still cracks me up every time I watch it...he says it was such vigor and passion.  My mom is of course pissed that he said Barbara before Dede; mostly because it's my Aunt's (her sister) name too and now she is jealous. 

Oh, and he has also added "baby" to his list which provides extra entertainment since he generally points and says it to babies that are older than him.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thank you, our Friends Are Really Freakin' Funny

At Ian's B'day party a few of our friends came up with an extra clever gift...

 "From: Ian
 To: Daddy"

Post-it's so Dad doesn't forget us

And this is why I know our friends are awesome, witty, funny, and keepers.  If this makes no sense to you, then refer back to my post  here about my Christmas travels home to Denver. I love that I have friends that make me laugh on a daily basis...otherwise I'd be certifiable. 

Thank you "Auntie K & G" for keeping it real. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The 'hood

So some sarcastic dude went ahead and put together a Judgmental Map of Denver. If you want the full story click on the image of the map below and it will take you to a Westword write up on it. Anyone who knows me knows that I love myself some judgmental and un-politically correct generalizations (I'm sorry, they are funny).  For all the Denverites, enjoy.

So let's see where the McG's live and where they are going (yes I'm talking in the 3rd person)....

Well, we are currently in City Park West which happens to be sort of sandwiched in between "tattoos", "young active hobos" and "foodies." Since we are sans tattoos and have a home, I guess we're foodies? Um, ok. I do in fact love food, oh, and I often grocery shop at the not-so-lovely "UnSafeway" also featured on the map. If only we were a few blocks further north we could be gangsters.

Now when we started our house search the neighborhood that I was campaigning to be in (Park Hill, just east of our current place) is marked as "Wealthy Drive-By's"  (clearly I'm not that, as John refused to drop that much money on a 2 bedroom bungalow). And I often found myself driving through "people's bosses" and "almost rich" looking for houses thinking "damn it, why am I not rich?"

So where will be going? Well folks, just look where it says "Gay-pleton." That's right, Gaypleton! Well sorta. We are actually going to be right where it says "Yuppies" and "All the babies in Denver" (I'm pretty sure our house is being built where the "i" of the word "in" is). Considering we both graduated from Miami University (aka J.Crew U), appreciate a good Polo shirt, and have a baby, we might fit this stereotype. I just threw up, and had an awful self realization. I'm going to bag up all my polo's for Goodwill next weekend.

Ok, on the plus side at least we are on the "gay" side of Stapleton and not the "stab" side.... safety first, and my gay friends have better taste than most so I'll take that as a compliment. I'm pretty sure this also means well manicured yards, and "welcome muffins" from the new neighbors. Bring it on!