Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

From Yoda, Luke and Leia.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The guy on the street got this picture perfectly - exactly what we wanted - to highlight the sign. Thank you very much streetwalker, next time I'll put a twenty in your box at the stoplight.Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sleep Wars

Our latest strategy to induce fuss-free bedtime is Triptophan. Olivia will eat - anything basically - chicken specifically is a favorite. Tonight we added turkey and laughed about the hopeful side-effect! Apparently Olivia has already devised her counter-attack. She taught us that kitcat also likes turkey - as she dropped pieces to a waiting dinner guest... We've NEVER fed this cat table food so this is all new and all Olivia. I guess at least we don't need to get a dog.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Spitting Image

...of parents at a wedding with a baby. You've seen them. The ones in pretty clothes carrying a baby drowning in silk. That was us - I bounced during the toast, rocked while they cut the cake and thought of what to feed a kid as I cruised the buffet line - suddenly my plate is not my own. I actually considered tossing her in the crowd for the bouquet toss. Whats the age limit for that...she's a single lady! I actually really wanted someone to play "all the single ladies" - I think she would have stood up and danced all by herself. Here we are at the end of the night. The parents look more tired than the kid - I'm not particularly in a picture kinda hair satisfaction mood. This wedding was outdoors - imagine heels, soggy grass, a tent, and a downpour - all features of this outdoor wedding (destination wedding Olivia...destination wedding...not fall in PNW) Did we get a single photo in her ruffle-butt tights, dupioni silk dress and patent leather Mary-Janes? Nope, nada - only a pic in her pjs ready for the drive home. She couldn't be more excited about the whole process.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Quality Control

Olivia provided close supervision for the latest decor addition to her room.
I think the image speaks for itself - she's not satisfied with the final result!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

I think this is the one...

We didn't end up with this award winner, but we did keep the little pumpkin we already have, and found a few good candidates for the front porch.

78 days 10 hours and 8 minutes

Car keys, purse, lipstick, sunglasses - check check check - baby wipes, baby toys, baby...nope. We left those necessities at home for the first time in...well...a long time. A night out for dinner, drinks, a concert and adult conversation - that revolved around the baby! Jesse Cook was in town and it was the perfect time to head out sans Olivia.