Sunday, May 16, 2010

15 mos, Thanksgiving Point, and DVD Shelves

Gabe turned a whopping 15 months last Sunday and had his respective check-up this week. He's still a nail, but his height is averaging out. He's almost 32 in. long and he's only about 22 pounds. But he's my big boy! He even took some major steps, literally, on Mother's Day! He'll be running around in no time much to our detriment.

Friday Gabe and I were invited to go up to Thanksgiving Point with our friends Julie and her daughter Kambree and her friend Heather and his son Hunter to go see the cute farm animals. I hadn't taken Gabe there yet so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to do so. Gabe had a lot of fun playing with the other kids his age, but he wasn't so sure of the animals. They were pretty big and he still doesn't quite have the walking down and I didn't want him crawling around that! But they have a couple playhouses over there so they all had fun playing in the dance hall and the jail! Overall, it was a fun afternoon!

Archie has been working on our DVD shelves since last Fall and he finally finished them yesterday morning! He designed and made them and I am so proud of him. He's super handy and crafty. What more could I ask for? Well....I won't say! Anyway, they are beautiful now we have tons more room around our living room with even more space to expand our collection! Hugs to you, Honey!
 The shelves w/o DVDs

With DVDs and the shelves' maker!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!

 Me and my mommy at the hospital! Love ya, Mom!

I thought it would be fun to post about the etymology of the word mother. It's a classic word like brother and father in the sense that its etymology can be traced back to Indo-European *mater- (asterisk means no historical documentation has been found for this word, but historical linguists have been able to determine what its likely form was).

Different forms of mother in various related and unrelated languages:

1.Old English: modor
2. Old Saxon: modar
3. Middle Dutch and Dutch: moeder
4. Old High German: mouter
5. Old Icelandic: modhir
6. Gaulish: Matrebo
7. Old Irish: mathir
8. Latin: mater
9. Oscan: Maatreis
10. Umbrian: matrer
11. Greek: meter
12. Lithuanian: motyna
13. Latvian: mate
14. Old Slavic: mati

 Love language; it's fascinating! Hope you enjoyed some Mother's Day trivia!

All information was taken from Chambers Dictionary of Etymology. The mother words do not contain their proper accents/dashes, etc due to not having them on my computer or my inability to figure out how to do it!