Tess is deeply concerned about the birds who are crying on the first two pages of Little Miss Sunshine.
Merry Merry (Bah Humbug)
Gabe is WAY into Christmas preparations this year. We put up our tree on Sunday (unseasonably early in my opinion, but he would not be dissuaded). At first I thought it was going to be kind of a boring chore, since he hung up two ornaments and then promptly lost interest. He abandoned me upon finding a glass candy cane, which he declared his “gun,” and then used to shoot various...
Hi friends, I am trying to ease back in after the long weekend. And what a great holiday weekend it was! We had the most wonderful three days celebrating with my extended family, including my uncle, cousin, and best of all, my grandparents. The food was great, the football was excellent, and the company was world-class. These people even ate a little turkey (albeit begrudgingly). More...
Tessa’s official favorite book? Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Please enjoy, friends.
Scenes From Saturday
As I’ve mentioned before, we love our house. One of the many reasons for the love is that we’re in a great little neighborhood. We’re located in the middle of a small six-block area with only one street in and one street out, so there’s not much traffic. Plus the streets are flat with nice wide sidewalks. And as a bonus, there’s a tiny but lovely little park just...
This concludes our week of incredibly rushed and half-hearted posts. Have a great weekend everyone! Wishing you a lovely two days of rest as we begin the downhill slide into the holidays.
Me and My Guy
At the Children’s Concert at the Skirball Center last weekend. So handsome, isn’t he? I love that grin. Very early this morning he appeared by my bedside and handed me his Spiderman action figure. “He’s a baby Spiderman,” Gabe explained. “He needs to be sleeping with his mommy. Hold him, Mommy.” I obliged, tucking Spiderman into bed next to me, and...
Gabe would like you to know that these are his Han Solo boots. He needs them to fly the Millennium Falcon.
“Bruce Wayne! BATMAN!” (Expect some low-quality posts this week, my friends, as I am staffed on a major project at work that has more or less taken over my life.)
Happy Friday. :)
I tried to post this video about five times yesterday but Tumblr was not cooperating. I think maybe we were having a fight. Apparently we’re friends again this morning, though, because it just posted the video on my first try. Please enjoy this partial dramatic reading of “Five Little Pumpkins”! (I have to tell you, though, that the live show is better. This book gets her...
I spent all day yesterday convinced it was Tuesday, and that today would be Wednesday. I suffered this misapprehension until approximately 9:30 p.m. last night, when I spoke to my mother on the phone and asked what time she would be arriving the next day (as she usually spends Wednesdays with Gabe and Tess; we all call it Wonderful Wednesday). She informed me that it was only Monday, and she...
This guy spent a lot of the weekend fighting crime and restoring peace and justice. And the super hero activities continued this morning, starting at 5:55 a.m. (Damn you, end of daylight savings time.)
I probably should stop posting videos of my daughter wearing only a diaper on the Internet. Oh well. Enjoy the cuteness of jumping and dancing with her brother!
Here’s a one-minute and thirty-second video that fairly accurately sums up what the average dinner time is like at our house. You will notice, for example, that Tess is attempting to crawl across the table and Gabe is eating zero bites of food. ZERO BITES. How does he continue to grow??? (We do not usually have Halloween candy strewn across the dinner table. It’s been kind of a...
True story, I promise.
Yesterday evening after work I picked up Tess first, then we trucked over to Lions to collect Gabe. He was playing on the big preschool climbing structure with his buddies J and T. Toddlers are technically not allowed on the preschool climbing structure (although this rule is not enforced if adults are closely supervising the toddler), and for good reason. Last time Tess tried to climb it she...
The Christmas cups were out at Starbucks this...
They were also giving away samples of Peppermint Mochas. YUMMMMM. But before we launch fully into the Thanksgiving/Christmas/Hanukkah season, let’s reflect back on last night’s awesome Halloween festivities. Gabe and Tess, along with cousins P and R, attended the neighborhood Halloween parade, had an excellent night of trick-or-treating, then followed it up with pizza and a spooky...