Moose’s Lodge

Raising a Moose

Moose meets Santa December 18, 2008

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My mom LOVES to tell the story about how I cried and cried every time they took my sister and I to takes pics with Santa.


So when I took Moose to the mall today, I did everything I could to keep him in a good mood – he was napped, fed, hydrated, clean, happy, etc.  I was determined not to have him continue my “legacy”.  We walked up to Santa and Moose was great.  Santa even made him laugh and Moose gave him his most charming smile.  I eased Moose onto Santa’s knee.  Moose was great, still smiling… until I backed away.  It was a look of sheer terror.

Moose's fun day with Santa

The guy who took the picture said this was the only one where Moose was looking at the camera and maybe people will think he was laughing.  Yeah, right.  Oh well.. guess we gotta do some Santa-training for next year.  Or maybe I can just get someone to Photoshop a happy face in there.


**As a quick note, here is some proof that it isn’t just me and Moose who were freaked out by Santa – this is my darling nephew!!

My nephew - the screaming one!


How to Pose a Moose October 7, 2008

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I keep thinking Moose is getting bigger and bigger, no longer a baby but a little boy.  Then I take this picture, where he is big and small at the same time.  Little “B” boy 🙂


Mommy Moose Confession #2 October 1, 2008

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Sometimes, when Moose is sleeping, I will lay my head on his chest and listen to his heartbeat.  I am reminded of the first time we ever heard it..

I had 2 previous miscarriages before the Moose.  For this pregnancy, I was so paranoid in the beginning that I asked for a blood test at 6 weeks to make sure I was still pregnant.  Instead, my OB ordered an ultrasound.  I was so scared and nervous and anxious.  When we saw the little flicker of his heart, the three of us (me, Hubby, and the ultrasound tech) all cried.  Making life is an amazing thing, but watching it happen is even better.