Yub Yub!
6/17/2007 03:48:00 PM | Author: Christa
Is it a wookie? Is it an ewok? No, it's a girl!

Jordan winks a lot.

After about 18 hours of labor, Shannon gave birth to Jordan Paige at exactly midnight on Father's Day. 7 pounds, 19 3/4 inches. I wasn't sure, but midnight does fall on Sunday because the hospital goes by military time. So, she was born officially at 00:00:00 on June 17.

Happy Father's Day, Andy!

Andy and Jordan

She doesn't say much so far. Just winks at everyone. Still trying to decipher the code she is obviously trying to send. Is one wink "I need a clean diaper, please." or "Some lunch would be nice now, Mom"? More research is needed.

Shannon and Jordan

I suppose an explanation of the title of this post would be helpful. Let's see...how to go about this without offending anyone?

Andy is...well, to be blunt...he's hairy. Legs, chest, back...there's hair everywhere - and lots of it, too.

So, there has been some worry (ok, I suppose relentless harassment would be a more accurate description) about how his child might turn out.

Would it be a baby ewok? They are cute, but I don't think Shannon really wanted to spend her time shaving her baby every other day.

Of course, their friends have been very understanding, even giving them a package of pink disposable razors as a shower gift. Just trying to help.

But, in the end, it was much ado about nothing.

No furry back. No baby beard. No ewok war cries of "Yub Yub!" to look forward to.

Well, that last one might still happen, if certain people have their way. ;)

You can see more pictures of Jordan on my Flickr.
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Giant Plant Invasion!
6/10/2007 10:36:00 PM | Author: Christa
OK, so I actually brought it upon myself. They didn't just suddenly invade.

First we have the 4 foot tall, from base of the 'foot' to the top of the leaves, Elephant's Foot plant:

Pony Tail Palm

It gets bigger and bigger every year. I think I'm on my third or fourth pot. But I've been able to slow down the growth a bit by putting it on the shady front porch, rather than in the full sun in the backyard. Yeah, I learned that lesson real quick the first summer I put it out.

The other giant is my pregnant onion:

Pregnant Onion

This poor thing was filling the 12-inch pot it was in from rim to rim. I finally gave in to re-potting it when a swarm of ants came out of it the last time I watered it. EW!

So, John and I went to Earl May to pick out a new pot. However, we couldn't find any 14-inch pots, so it ended up in a 16-inch - diameter and height. The main center of the plant itself is about 13 inches tall. Yea, now it will have to grow even bigger!

Post idea courtesy of Adventures in LaLa Land :)
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