Monday, April 14, 2008

500! (And a Giveaway!)

Well, here it is, the much anticipated 500TH POST!! Can I get a "whoot whoot!!"

I've spent today (not the WHOLE day, but an hour here and there...OK, maybe a few hours here and there...and here. And there....) going through the archives, and re-reading stuff from the beginning. It's a great little trip down memory lane! This blog will be 3 years old in October, and it's been a wonderful thing for me, and I hope that it will be a wonderful thing for Griffin when he grows up. OR he'll need therapy because of it. Whatever. It'll make therapy easier at least, his therapist will have everything right at her fingertips.

A few months ago I downloaded a program from to make my blog into a book...and that's as far as I got. It's something we DO want to do though, in case the internet implodes some day. It would make a hell of a coffee table book too.

I also grabbed a few favourite posts for you, just in case you don't have 3 days to sit around and read 500 posts. (What? Seriously? You don't have that kind of time?) I believe someone tagged me for a meme of this vain a while back...Burgh Baby's Mom I think? While, consider it DONE!! Here's a few faves, in no particular order:

Life on the Roof's Inaugural post...involving delicious applesauce...made from stolen apples!

The mystery of the thing living in our car...and the eventual discovery and demise of said thing.

A rant on Groundhogs...not the one that ate our car, but the ones that think they can predict the weather!

Shortly before Griffin was born, he received a letter from the landlord.

The 2 births I was a part of - first Phelan's, and then of course Griffin's (where I had a considerably bigger part!)

Something I take very seriously: Holiday Illumination

Some Random Mama of many post here involving bodily fluids.

The first video ever posted of the things Griffin may need therapy for...

Some of my favourite pictures EVER of Griffin are right here in this 8 month post. His baby adorableness peaked at 8 months!

If ever you should have a bad day, and just need a little something something to cheer you up, just watch this video.

Scratch me off the Mother of the Year list.

Daddy's First Father's Day.

A little look back at Griffin's first year in pictures.

Remembering my Dad in 2006 and 2007.

There's more...there's so many wonderful things I've had the opportunity to write about, it makes me realize just how lucky we are. There's also be a ton of poop, snot, puke, and other less than glam posts, but that's all part of it too! I could go on for days, but there's a GIVEAWAY TO GET TO!!

Meet Peanut:

Peanut is a Wee Wonderful pattern, and is from the Last Minute Patchwork book. Peanut is going to a new home...

Starting from the initial giveaway post, there were 140 comments. The random number generator picked number 61, and the 61st comment belongs to....Lara from Gliding through Motherhood. Yay Lara!! If you send me your address, I'll have wee Peanut in the mail to you! I found Lara through her clothing company Apples and Oranges - they have some wickedly cool stuff for kidletts and should check them out!

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is that. Thanks to y'all for being here. Thanks for keepin' on coming back (for those of you that DO come back!) and thanks to those who have been here since the beginning. Thanks for listening, thanks for commenting, thanks for not judging...or for judging and keeping your mouth shut about it!

All of us On The Roof.


Lara said...

Woohoo! How exciting!!

And I really want to make my blog into a book too - I'll look forward to hearing how it turns out if you ever get it done :)

Thanks! Will email with my email address - and thanks for the A'n'O plug :)

Lara said...

Oh. and Peanut is Super Super cute and will make a great friend to Kiernan :)

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Congrats on 500, hon! Even though I've just recently found you, hope to be around for the next 500!

Wendy said...

congrats on 500! I've enjoyed reading your blog, and I'll keep coming back for more :D

Gretel said...

Well done, my good friend! HOW THE HELL DID I EVER MISS THE GROUNDHOG IN YOUR ENGINE STORY? That's way better than Dooce's raccoon! Sweet Elephant...I expect that left you lotsa perty leftover fabric, too!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Congratulations on 500! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the elephant. It's so freakin' adorable!

BTW, if I tagged you, I apologize. That was a horrible meme that in no way deserved to live on. I like the idea of doing a recap for an anniversary or some other occassion much better!

Kendra said...

I love the recap. The birth story was a good relive for me, and I love looking back at pics of Griffin. Adara thinks that a version of peanut would make a lovely first birthday present, hint, hint... I love making my child say what I want!

Fiona said...

Hi Jenn,

You don't know me (though a friend of mine knows Adara's mum from way back) but I love your blog. I just wanted to say that your little elephant is fantastic!!!


Lyndee said...


Peanut is awesome. And congrats on 500 posts. Looking forward to reading the next 500.