December 30, 2008

Where did everyone else spend their holidays?

Ours went something like this:

  • Doctor's office
  • Walgreens Pharmacy
  • Call to Doctor's office
  • Emergency Room
  • Walgreens Pharmacy
  • Christmas dinner
  • Doctor's office
  • Walgreens Pharmacy
  • St. Joseph's Hospital Lab
  • Doctor's office
  • Call to Doctor
  • Walgreens Pharmacy
  • Out to lunch
  • Doctor's office
  • Walgreens Pharmacy

I'M NOT EVEN EXAGGERATING THIS, or as my parents might say, this is not an Erinism... tpd will back me up.

Will try to return to regularly scheduled posting soon. Despite all this, I do have some PFA (pretty... bleeping... adorable) pics from the holidays! Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and here's to a Happy and HEALTHY New Year!

December 19, 2008

And just like that, a star was born..

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Santa Claus for this microphone I got at the lake.

I REALLY REALLY like to sing into it...

Hold your applause audience, I'm just getting to the good part....

I may still live with my parents, but that doesn't make me any less of a ROCKSTAR

See I told you all this was only a matter of time... next stop... video camera.

December 9, 2008

Ear Infections, Sinus Infections, OH MY!

So, in the meantime, please enjoy some pics of the healthy one in the family... looks like we may have a sweet tooth on our hands...

Chocolate Coma
(or Gerber baby prune coma for those who were concerned)

ps - If this seems familiar, maybe this is why.

December 3, 2008

Must. Decorate. Now.

I couldn't take it anymore - I had to "decorate" my blog for Christmas. I have no time for anything right now (much less the 38 loads of laundry that keep piling up since the whole Branson extravaganza) but I needed the holiday spirit on the blog. (PS - I'll be happy to do this for my blog friends, too, just let me know. I'm a little backed up for this week, but this weekend I can help you out. I'm totally payable in Starbucks giftcards. :)

More to come about Branson, hosting a Turkey Day party for 28 people and Christmas festivities being kicked off... but for now, here's a too cute picture of what we did last Sunday:

Isn't that look ridiculously cute? You just want to pick her up and put her in your pocket and carry her around anytime you need a dose of adorable. .. at least for the 5 minutes that she wasn't laying on the ground sobbing hysterically that she "needed" that other tree...

November 20, 2008

I MIGHT even ride Fire in the Hole

Here's my quick photo post for the weekend since we're leaving our kids in the very capable hands of Grandma and Grandpa J while we take off to Sin City err.. well... I mean... Branson is kinda like Las Vegas right? I plan to log lots of hours in the spa, indoor pool and outlet malls. And, can I let you in on a little secret? I am SOOO going to go to Silver Dollar myself. AND I'm excited about it. 'Nuff said.

Anyway, three full nights of uninterrupted sleep are enough to make me giddy with excitement (sorry Mom). I haven't had a full night of uninterrupted sleep in like 14 years (see the sleep deprivation is affecting my ability to tell time).. .or since May 1st at least.

So, while I'm catching up on rest and relaxation this weekend over here, you all can catch up on the last three months of my pictures over here. They include such exciting events as Shane & Amelia's Baptism, Halloween, Shane's first "real" food feeding, random photo shoots (of course) and my Castlewood photo shoot. It should keep you busy for at least 8 hours.

Happy Weekend to all!
ps - (tpd - that's what she said)

November 18, 2008

Hi, My name is Erin and I'm a Social Networking addict.

Twitter is down and I have SO MANY IMPORTANT things to twitter. It's NOT COOL, I can not chill, Twitter. And your cute little caterpillar/ice cream cone graphic (wtf, btw) will not convince me otherwise.

I wonder if 5 years from now people will have to go to Social Networking Rehab. I can see it now - you all (and by you all I mean my so called "friends" and "family") will say someone wants to film a "documentary" on me being an internet marketer who is immersed in the world of social networking and they want to follow me around with a camera and highlight the way my 2 year old sticks peas up her nose to get me to look away from my laptop for JUST TWO SECONDS and how my husband has to say things four and five times before I respond from the iPhone trance I'm in and how I have to have surgery on my thumbs for excessive texting and typing and then before I know it I'm going to my final interview at a hotel room where you ambush me and read emotional letters and try to convince me to give up my laptops, desktops & iPhones and get on a plane right that moment. I'm on to you people. You won't get me away from my just won't.

Must. Try. To. Work. With. No. Twitter. Aahhhh.

November 14, 2008

Carbon Footprint this, Rational Erin

I've been trying a little to be more eco-friendly lately - now, before you go all Hybrid on me little brother, this mainly includes saving an aluminum can here and there, turning the water off and on when brushing my teeth and only leaving 8 lights on overnight. But, this morning upon walking into my bedroom where the tv was still turned off (a rare occurence in this household) the following internal struggle occurred between the irrational-emotional-dogs-have-feelings-too-Erin and the jebus-get-a-hold-of-yourself-woman-they-are-dogs-Erin:

IEDHFTE: Oh! I should turn the tv on the boys (dogs) like it on during the day when they are laying on the bed.

JGAHOYWTADE: Now, seriously, does it make the boys feel better or does it make you feel better?

IEDHFE: Oh, but they like the sound and the shows and I always put it on something good for them to watch.

JGAHOYWTADE: But, if you don't turn the tv on for the dogs you are actually saving energy and money and thereby contributing to the overall ecological health of our planet.

IEDHFE: Shut up - I want the tv on for the dogs.

JGAHOYWTADE: Whatever, just stamp that on to your carbon footprint and nevermind the 14 other tv's the dogs could go lay by if they really need the tv on.

IEDHFE: storms off - tv stays off

November 6, 2008

Smiley and Stink Face

How funny are these pictures? These are their first real "school pictures" and they are exactly what I would have expected. Let's start with my little stink face:

And, being the parents of the year that we are, we totally forgot it was picture day, hence the shirt she was wearing. Luckily Miss Kim took good care of her hair with dual Elmo ponies!

Next, comes SPD, aka The Smiley One. I don't think they could take a bad picture of this one:

And, then finally here are both of them - I shall call this one the stink face and the smiley one:

You'd think she'd be okay with a camera pointed at her, wouldn't you?

November 4, 2008

U-G-L-Y You ain't got no alibi... *UPDATED*

It's gotten ugly these past couple of days. I recently saw two ads that were so disturbing, I can't even believe that our society would use such ridiculous fear tactics and call them "moral" values - but I don't want to get started.... I was going to post the awful direct mailer I received, but I am so offended by it, I couldn't begin to subject my [4] regular readers to it...SO, I will just say that I am glad that after today at least that ugliness will be over either way.

BUT, I am nervous today, jittery even - and not just because of the free Starbucks I got for voting. I want the candidate I'm supporting to win so badly. I'm sure John McCain supporters feel the same way. It's such a strange thing really, that people can feel so strongly on different candidates, but without getting too mushy political here (is that even possible?) that's what I think is great about this country. We can all voice our opinions (some of us more loudly than others) but in the end, the country as a whole gets to say who will take over and what direction we will go. Personally, I don't want another four years like what we've just been through. I do want change, I do buy into Obama's rhetoric at times, but I truly believe he is the better choice of the two. I don't think he's perfect and I personally wish I was casting my vote for Hillary today, but I still believe he can make a difference and I personally do hope Dixville is a small sampling of how the rest of the day will go, but enough, we've hashed this out plenty over the past two years and there's not much left to do now rather than sip on my FREE coffee and let the country do it's thing.

So, lastly, on this historic election day, I leave you with the 47th picture of me with a Starbucks cup - did I mention it was a FREE one? Here's to being an American and being able to cast your vote for YOUR favorite candidate, regardless of who that might be. Now, get out and VOTE!

ps - Does anyone actually research all those judges? Man alive, did I feel stupid when it came to all those. I hope I'm not in the minority on that.

WOO HOO! I can't believe I just witnessed Barack Obama become president. This is certainly just the beginning of what will be a very difficult and challenging road, but I'm so excited to have witnessed this and to be a part of it - I feel very excited to be an American right now! Cue the "Proud to be an American" music.....

October 25, 2008

Who doesn't appreciate a big baby belly laugh?

Apparently, Shane is mostly only amused by his big sister, cause I've never gotten that kind of reaction from him (just excuse the sound of my laughter - I think there might even be a snort in there - and my dog chewing on a bone loudly)!

October 23, 2008

What? What do you do when your spouse goes out of town?

I make delicious Mexican feast... *updated* perez hilton style

All this - and it's made with turkey meat and 2% cheese...but 100% delicious...mmm...

October 19, 2008

Sad (you seriously might not want to read this downer post)

We had a great visit to the lake this weekend and tomorrow or soon I will post all the pictures, but tonight I am so sad and I thought writing about it make me feel at least a little better.

I'm watching my across-the-street neighbor's house as friends and family come and go bearing food, cards and flowers. I learned Friday, as I was packing up the car to leave for the lake, that my neighbor's 23 year old son was killed last week in a tragic accident. It was shocking and just so heart wrenching to witness a mom tell me she lost her son. She came over and told me personally and even said, 'well I'm sure you can understand how it's every mother's worst nightmare come true'. Needless to say, it's been sitting in the pit of my stomach all weekend.

In a way, it brings me back to when Ryan (a childhood friend of mine) died and watching my then across-the-street neighbors go through the same thing. Although I was much more personally involved and grieving for Ryan, this still makes me hurt and is so hard to watch as I can understand the pain they are all feeling over there and how it will never really go away.

It's just such a hard part of life to try and understand and I've never been very good at this kind of stuff. And to witness it with a front row seat tonight is sinking in pretty hard. I'm sad and achy for my neighbors and for every family that ever has to go through something like this. It reminds me of people I've lost and how much I miss them. So, it's another Josh Groban kind of evening and unfortunately, it's just heartbreaking...

Sorry - see, I warned you. I promise a happier lake post tomorrow when I'm feeling a little better. Hope everyone had a good weekend - I know on a night like tonight I certainly appreciate spending quality time with my family and friends.

October 15, 2008

Q. Is there anything cuter than a baby in big boy pajamas?

A. Yes, when those big boy pajamas are halloween ghosty pajamas! (Thanks Matthew!)

October 12, 2008

The Obligatory Fall Pumpkin Patch Post

I think this was one of my first visits to a pumpkin patch other than an Eckerts, but since Eckerts is mostly Apples, I'm guessing that doesn't count. The only reason I got Tim to go this year was due to a certain 2 year old whose finger he is pretty tightly wrapped around. Personally, I would have gone to these kids or no kids, but at least now he doesn't have a choice. This year, the weather was a little warm and the babies sometimes got a little cranky (except for Rachel, I think she got the good baby award that day), but all in all we had a fun October outing. Pumpkins, funnel cakes and friends... a perfect October Saturday...

Take a look at all the pics and commentary here.

Oh, and here's a little tip to pumpkin farmers, you might want to consider having
Anheuser Busch Inbev sponsor your patch in the future - you might have a little better attendance from types similar to my husband.

October 9, 2008

Foreign Policy, Silly...

See you at the fake inauguration, bitches. And don't forget to support this highly qualified candidate, at Team Paris!

October 8, 2008

In this case, Immitation is NOT THE sincerest form of flattery...

Okay, I've had things similar to this happen before, I think it's just the nature of working on the interweb. People see your stuff, they like it and they make designs that are very similar. HOWEVER, this one is definitely a little too close for my comfort. Tell me internet friends, am I over reacting here or doesn't the design on the left look just a little bit too much like MY ORIGINAL design on the right.

My favorite part is that her shop boasts this little gem right below the product:
"This shirt features my own original design which I first drew by hand and then converted to a computerized vector image." Oh, really, that's funny because I'm pretty sure YOU JUST STOLE MY ORIGINAL DESIGN AND CONVERTED IT TO YOURS. Sure, you added a personalized name and switched the brown and blue bars on bottom, (probably cause you know it can't be proven then), but come on really? Both of us just came up with that EXACT SAME IDEA? Hmmph. (Sorry for all the uppercase yelling, but I'm one p.o'd designer.) AND I'm totally fine with finding "inspiration" (tpd) in others ideas and designs and then making them your own, but she clearly did not make this her own. She took mine and made it hers. I just would not do that. period.

Anyway, before I go off half-cocked (or even full cocked - stop laughing now) on her, please tell me that:
1) I am totally overreacting or
2) You would be throwing hot steamy piles of dog poop on her facebook page right now (cause that's what I want to do) or
3) Yeah, so she took one of your designs and she's making a little coin off of it, no biggie or
4) Other - insert your own reaction here.

And, my favorite final thing - if you blow up the image, you'll see she went so far as to put a copyright watermark over THE IMAGE SHE STOLE FROM ME. HA!

Whew, after all that internet yelling, I need a shot of tequila and a little Jimmy Buffett music - even if it is only 10:50am.

October 6, 2008

Life in a Corporate Toddler World

Bye, Mommy, Bridget going working now.

Me: Really? Where do you work?

Bridget: Outside

Me: Nice! Must be a freelancer like your mommy, eh?

Bridget: Uh-huh. Bye Mommy Bridget needs go bye bye now.

Well, have a good day - I sure don't know too many corporate execs who go to work with a pacifier in their mouths, but more power to ya, sister.

October 5, 2008

Sunday Dreaming

Things I would like to do/should do today:

  1. Finish uploading the expired Froogle feed for all my CP shops.
  2. Work on my new Organic Baby onesies for the wholesale accounts.
  3. Print t-shirts for personalized orders, Volleyball team and for fun.
  4. Work on the little bow project I started 6 months ago and never finished.
  5. Make the cute little newborn bows for Baby Rachel
  6. MAKE A DAMN DECISION on Halloween costumes
  7. Go to Target and stock up on those cute $1 Sesame Street pony holders, they look so good in my hair.
  8. Finally fix the letters in Shane's room so they look cute and not like a drunk person (or at least sleep deprived) was in charge of decorating his room four weeks after he was born.
  9. Finally read these two magazines so I can feel somewhat more educated
  10. Clean carpets (just added after looking at that picture)
  11. Compose a highly spiritual and deep post about Baptism.
  12. Compose a highly intellectual and deep post about Politics
  13. Delete aforementioned posts after deciding they are too controversial
  14. Beat the Ratbombs at FF.
  15. Watch 8 games of football at once with my NFL Game Mix channel.
  16. Take a nap
  17. Take a shower
  18. Go to Lowe's and buy mums
  19. Plant mums
  20. Work out with my WII fit
  21. Replace all the fake families in my frames with actual family
  22. Eat terrible-for-you food and not feel guilty during and after
  23. Put the 19 + laundry baskets overflowing with clothes away
  24. Finish Start thank you notes from both Shane's BIRTH and Baptism
  25. Spend time doing something fun with kids outside on gorgeous Fall day
  26. Plan a vacation
  27. Hang fallish looking thing on door in place of still hanging 4th of July
  28. Finish Start Bridget's baby book

Things that have a small percentage of probability that they might actually get accomplished: #'s 15, 16 and 22 (minus the not feeling guilty party)

October 3, 2008

This is one heckuva flow chart, Lil Bro.

Let me just preface this by saying, I actually thought Palin did way better then I was expecting. I was actually nervous for her as she walked up to the podium to face off against a much more experienced Washington insider. I thought she held her own well, acted like an experienced pro while dancing around certain questions (specifically the gay marriage one) and was generally way less ummmy and trippy than I expected her to be.

That being said, she did annoy the crap out of me with some of her phrases and all around "cutesy" ness. Plus, WE GET IT you guys think you're Mavericks. Anyway, regardless of your political views, you have to find a little humor in this gem:

October 1, 2008

She's totally going to hate me for this when she's 12..

But how cute is this? And all she keeps saying tonight, is "potty, pee pee, I get a star". Sigh... my little babygirl is now a walking, talking in sentences, using a potty big girl. Let's not make a habit out of this potty thing just yet, kay? Mommy's not quite ready for this!

PS - I wouldn't mind getting my hands on some of those beanie weenies some day...

September 25, 2008

Throwback Thursday: Welcome Back Edition (and then there were three)

April 11th, 2008
Oh - Mom and Dad - this pic reminds me, 1994 called and it wants it's living room back.

September 6th, 2008
Shane Patrick - May 1st, 2008
Amelia Mabel - May 20th, 2008
Rachel Elizabeth - August 27th, 2008

No matter how many times I go through this or see close friends and family have babies, I still won't be able to wrap my teeny tiny little brain around it.

Welcome back Throwbacks. Even if no one else has, I've missed you.

ps - The countdown is on people. T-minus 8 hours and counting until the OFFICE PREMIERE!!!!

September 23, 2008

I swear my picture WAS right next to this definition.

sore (sôr, sr)

adj. sor·er, sor·est
1. Painful to the touch; tender.
2. Feeling physical pain; hurting: sore all over.
3. Causing misery, sorrow, or distress; grievous: in sore need.
4. Causing embarrassment or irritation: a sore subject.
5. Full of distress; sorrowful.
6. Informal Angry; offended.
1. An open skin lesion, wound, or ulcer.
2. A source of pain, distress, or irritation.
tr.v. sored, sor·ing, sores
To mutilate the legs or feet of (a horse) in order to induce a particular gait in the animal.
adv. Archaic

For other definitions with my picture, see also:
whiner, complainer, wii fit kicks your ass, poor baby and suck it up sister.

September 21, 2008

Sweet Mother (and Believe me, that's not the exact phrase I used)

I let the dogs out this morning to find this monster:

I swear the pics don't even do it justice, but I was too scared
to put anything next to it to give it perspective:
It's busily (it is so a word) working on it's pray. I think that might be a
baby goat, that's how big this mofo is.
Aaaah, what big teeth you have Mr. Spider, all the better to eat me with.
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September 15, 2008

There was even an Indoor pool, but of course we didn't bring our suits...

My awesome sister in law got us two, TWO! adjoining mini-suites for our trip to Chicago this past weekend. Thank god for all the traveling that Molly does and those wonderful points she has stored up cause honestly, had it not been for the nice rooms and space we had, surely someone may not have survived the weekend.

This past weekend, we made the annual pilgrimage to Chi-town for a Delanty family golf tournament and banquet in celebration of one of their cousins who passed away from Leukemia many years ago. It's always a great time to catch up with extended Delanty family and raise money for a great cause. We've only missed one and that was two years ago when Bridget was only 3 weeks old - and that's not even why we missed it, we would have gone then, but I had a good friend getting married that same weekend. So, we were excited to go this year and show the newest Delanty member off to the rest of the family. However, that never quite happened.

People, it rained. Like monsoon, hurricane rain. Oh sure, I know what you're thinking - well it rained a lot in St. Louis, too. It did, but did it rain over 9" in a 24 hour period? Okay, maybe so, but this is my blog and I want to whine about poor us stranded in Chicago with two teeny tiny little humans that need A LOT of attention. Actually, while I'm on this subject, I would also like to lodge a formal complaint with the tiny human department. It would be nice if on weekends like this when there is a 48-hour torrential downpour and where certain larger humans did not pack the right clothes or nearly enough supplies or toys for that downpour, if for those incidents only, tiny baby humans would all of a sudden not only understand the concept of pulling covers over the head and settling in for a Law and Order marathon, but they would welcome and encourage it. Whew, I know I feel better now that this formal complaint has been lodged.

But since a L&O marathon was not to be, we instead watched the rain fall like the events we were supposed to attend. First to succumb was of course the golf tournament. TPD was of course sad, but we did manage to find the Mizzou game on at a bar that served something called a Table Tapper, so things had started to look up a little - at least until Molly and him took a little drive to the location of the evening's banquet dinner and found this:
That's the entrance to the park UNDER THREE FEET OF WATER where the banquet was supposed to take place. Suffice it to say (after they did try unsucessfully to find another location) the dinner was called off, too.

So, we bucked up like any little camper in a monsoon would; we hung out in the hotel room and watched a lot of CNN Hurricane Ike coverage to try and make ourselves feel better about our situation. Although when the weather man chuckled, "Well, if you're in Chicago, you're not technically in a hurricane, but you might as well be" that didn't make us feel much better.

So, this was definitely a BDI for the record books. While we endured many crabby moments between all of us, we also had a lot of fun together and have a funny story to tell for years to come and we ate out a lot and that's always fun, right? To, see a photo recap of the soggy weekend, check out my picasa pics.

Here's the only pic I have of us actually outside the hotel room, it was usually raining too hard for me to even want to transport my camera along with everything else, so this was taken from tpd's cell phone:

Oh, yeah, and this is taken moments before I spilled that $9.00 margarita all over the place. Yup, that about sums it up...

September 10, 2008

After today, I could use an extreme MAKEOVER
This post sponsored by the National Euphemism Society

I don't even know where to begin. I should probably be worrying about the clients I blew off or the baptism invitations that need to be finished or the major t-shirt order I should have been printing, but instead of all these things, I am still reeling about going to the Extreme Makeover Home Edition house reveal. If you don't know what I'm talking about, take the time to educate yourself here or here. Oh, yeah and my main motivation, Ty Pennington, would be there - don't you remember him from (one of my favorite TLC shows), Trading Spaces? I actually even own a T.S. t-shirt & book (read: HUGE DORK) so how could I not go?

I met Libby and Matthew there around 10:30 am thinking I'd be back in plenty of time to prepare the final touches on the D.I.D. project launch and/or fit in a few extra bonus billing hours. Ha! That proved soooo not to be the case.

We had a good day, really we did. I think Libby would agree. It was hot and crowded, but overall it was exciting and fun and a little sweet even. There was this totally deserving family and being there to witness it was pretty cool. Even Matthew loved it and as you'll see in the photos he was totally the ladies man, thank god for Faith and Grace (no pun intended, but coincidental names? I think not).

BUT.. then there was the other side of people. You know that side that sneaks out in mass-chaos, crowded events? The seriously seriously sucky side of people comes out. It's a shame that events like this can bring out the worst in [bad] people. You have the line butters, the passive aggressive commentators, the careless kid watchers, the no regard for others, the - I'm the most important person here - others, etc. I'm too tired to even begin to go into all the details, but let's just say, PEOPLE SUCK sometimes. I don't think there is anything in life that frustrates me more than blatant unfairness and lack of respect for others around you. We're ALL PEOPLE, people!

We soon realized it apparently TAKES FOREVER TO MOVE A BUS. There are lots and lots of hours spent on "practicing" moving the bus and then they even practice with stand-in families and you scream and cheer A LOT about a limo coming down the street that doesn't even have the real family in it and your feet start to hurt from standing so long and your face gets 1/2 sunburn and there are a lot of false starts, so when the actual moment comes, your so tired of screaming it was kinda like, "yeah, bus driver, move the friggin' bus".

My favorite part of the whole day came when as the moment finally freaking came, BOTH of my camera's batteries went dead. Yes, my friends, I waited 6+ hours in the direct sun with crazy, rude rule-breaking people and NO FOOD only to miss the actual big moment on film... thanks a lot kharma, what did I do to you lately? I've of course got [more than] a few pics and videos to keep you entertained (or bore you to death with).

I guess there's no doubt, one of the perks of working for yourself, is the kind of flexibility like I had today. Doesn't mean I'm not paying for it tonight and tomorrow, but there is definitely a certain sense of freedom in the path I've created for myself. I mean, otherwise I couldn't have spent ALL DAY YELLING MOVE THAT BUS and seriously, what's better than that, right?

So, here's to me blowing off work today and lucky you - you get to reap the benefits (or endure the pain) by indulging in my photos and dorky tv show commentary, Perez Hilton style. Will post the rest of the photos later today/tonight.

Thanks for finally moving the flipping bus, Ty.

All the pics are up: check em out here.

September 7, 2008

God, football is such a great waste of a Sunday

A wise man (or at least a man) I know just uttered the above phrase and I must say, he is absolutely right. First off, we started the day with our new Direct TV NFL package. Sure, he blamed the impromptu switch to Direct TV on a pure hatred for all things Charter TV, but now I can't believe I was so stupid not to see it before - The Direct TV football package (conveniently not available through Charter) was clearly all part of his master Fantasy Football plan. After days of counting down to the start of the regular season, and after finally learning how to work the 234 channels of football, he very emphatically announced that this would all be MUCH BETTER if we were watching it on a brand new 52" flat screen tv. I must say, I'm inclined to agree.. maybe he is a wise man after all. Below is a shot of the CLEARLY no longer acceptible mere 36" HD tv complete with an 8 game broadcast.

Unfortunately there were some casualties to the first big day of football. After realizing she was rapidly becoming second best to Fantasy Football and her parent's laptops, #1 daughter found new ways of amusing herself in a desperate cry for attention...

I was impressed with her ability to multi-task all WHILE WEARING A BUMBO on her head.

After all the exhausting hours of holding a bumbo on her head, it was finally time for some lunch. This devoted fan, made sure she had her laptop close by to keep up on all her player's stats.

Lastly, newest team family member, Shane P, dolls out the advice: "Sorry dad, but I still think Grandpa got the better end of the deal. Tomlinson alone isn't going to account for even a 1/3 of all the points Burleson, T.O. and Williams are going to put on the board and you really took it on the chin today with only 13 points from L.T. Look, stick with me dad, I'll show you the ropes."

I don't know about you all, but I think this one's a little cocky already. Just look at that sly smile, don't you just hate a little 4 month old know it all...

Happy FF Kickoff day to all. Go Webmasters!