Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Happy 10 months Lima Bean

Double Digits.
Two High Fives.
Big One-OH!

No matter how you say it – you are ten months spectacular!
This past months has been so cool.. you are coming into your own in a big way.
You make friends easily – you even help Mommy to make friends – thanks kidd-o!
You are a SUPER fast crawler, you pull up and are cruising on everything. You are becoming one independent little boy. You are a WIGGLE WORM when we try to change you... you never sit still, not for a minute, and you are always on the go. If you don’t walk in the next month I will be surprised. But if you don’t – that is perfectly ok… do not grow up too fast please! I want to savor baby Liam as long as possible.

This month you went to some bday parties, had a visit from G-link, hosted a pool party, enjoyed being the center of attention when your “aunties” came to see you, and became a super-swimmer! Hmmm... are you a PARTY ANIMAL ALREADY???

Liam you are a joy plain and simple. Your smile is contagious, and your laugh could bring in millions if we were able to bottle it up. I think I have mentioned this before, but you are a clown, and the more you grow into your personality, the more I see it. You love hide and seek, you love being read to – and you even are starting to have favorite books. (right now, it’s the monster book and the noisy farm/noisy pals books). You are a performer and you love to be the center of attention (which of course in our little world, you are.) You make your puppy Ace very jealous, and a bit neurotic. I think though, in a few years you will be best of pals.

You have been struggling with teething in a big way. You don’t complain much, but I can tell you are uncomfortable. You have a runny nose – and this has gone on for weeks. The Dr. says it is due to teething… I am beginning to wonder if you suffer from allergies. I really hope you are not allergic to your pups. There are 2 cats at daycare – they also could be the culprit… or maybe plain old dust. Who knows? We won't – at least until you are old enough for allergy tests.

You are a talker! Na na na nana , Ma m ama ma mama , Da da da da da da doh, Go Go Go Goooo Goo Gah, Dog. These are your faves.

Where has the time gone? You are not a teeny beanie any more… which makes me a little sad – but I love the bean machine you are.
Happy 10 months sugar bean

On the morning of your 10 month bday, you saw your beloved wagon outside, and really want to get to it!

A sample reading from the Monster Book (your first choice in books). Usually you don't cry when the last monster tries to kiss you... you actually kiss back.. but - what can i say, this time - you wanted nothing to do with kissing.
(can we say INDEPENDENT???)

Kerry, Kari, Carey

Remember that early 90's band "Tony"Toni!Tone!"? You know.. they sang that song "It never rains in Southern California"? So... we are the modern day equivalent to them... except - we are: "Kerry, Kari, Carey" (otherwise known as "Moyer, Grande, and Mini"... and when we get together it actually DOES rain in Southern California - I blame that on Kerry and Carey who must have brought the rain from Oregon down with them when they visited the weekend before last. The good news is that it only rained one day, and we made the best of it!

I picked the ladies up early Saturday morning at LAX - and brought the makings for Mimosa's (i think you can see on the clock it reads 8:59.. that is A.M.!) we don't mess around. Mini played bartender and made us a drink to enjoy while we walked down the Malibu boardwalk where we enjoyed a great breakfast w/ a killer view of the ocean! (i guess we didn't get a pic w/ my camera of the restaurant /boardwalk??)

Remember in the last post where I mentioned there was wine involved? Here is proof. We went to the Malibu Estates Winery to check out some Music on Saturday night - yes, when we realized that we were singing"Brown-eyed girl.. sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah" at the top of our lungs... it was time to go.

Moyer looking glam and Fab.

Kerry (Moyer)'s bday was the Monday before the girls came to visit - we celebrated with a BBQ on the Sunday that they were here. Kurt played like Bobby Flay and was Grillin and Chillin. (Remember the Laker Win? this was the same night... AND the reason he is in a great mood!)

There was a pretty sunset on Sunday night as well. I am so proud of us that none of us has a drink in our hand! Way to go girls!

Moyer posing for Mini's camera while I stole a shot of her and her spectacular bday cupcakes. No, i didn't make them - but ordered them from the Malibu Kitchen. (And more proof that wine was involved)

The girls left on Monday - but not before we had a chance to enjoy the spa at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. Just one word describes the experience "paradise". Mini said "can we do this once a week?"... two words for you Mini... "I WISH"!
3 observations about this photo:
1) Moyer and I are both wearing our old maternity swim suit cover ups! that was a funny conversation.
2) notice that we still have on our spa slippers - nice.
3) It becomes rather apparent in this shot which one is "mini"!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Playing catch up over internet has been down since last Thursday - the repair guy should be here today. I am shamelessly poaching the neighbors wireless signal. (neighbors if you are reading, thank you for NOT password protecting your signal) You should see me, I am sitting as close as possible to the window facing their house... yeah - its pretty.

LOTS to report - I will be back throughout the week w/ updates on:
* Girls weekend (all the kari/carey/kerrys got together) there was wine involved... LOTS of wine as well as a visit to the FourSeasons.
* Happy 10 months Lima Bean (i have a draft written, need to post and download some pics)
* Fathers Day (it involved the beach, driving, and lima bean shaking his booty at his first was really nice)

oh, by the way - HOW is June already almost OVER??????

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

GREAT - but not a cause for riot!

I think Kurt is happy to have another fan in the house to celebrate with!

Thanks Heather for the use of the mini-Laker Jersey... I think Liam wearing old faithful NUMBER 8... with the addition of Cole and Mack the Lake Show was ON!! It was a happy happy night in our house - because we all know - a Laker loss takes it STRAIGHT to negative town in a fast way.

and apparently big fans who have a similar sense of putting together interesting outfits!

Somebody is happy!
p.s. we, as Laker fans are embarrassed by the Riots over the Laker win here in the city... whats up with that??

Thursday, June 4, 2009

hawk update

The whole hawk thing has been amazingly cool, entertaining, educational, fun etc. I am getting a little sad because our hawk babies are all grown up - have taken flight and we don't see too much of them anymore. Their peak flight school was Memorial Day weekend which was great because everyone who came over got a "birds eye" view of the babies soaring from tree to tree never straying too far from the nest. Now - they are confident, cool - and so grown up I can barely tell the babies from the parents.
Here are pics from some of the latest visits. All just taken w/ a point and shoot - no editing done. Man, if I only had a great camera! Next season for sure! I hope they come back!

littlest baby hanging out on the fence, this was great - it stayed there for quite a while, the babies are way more brazen than the parents, they don't have such a fear of humans yet.

this is the biggest baby - hanging out just outside the fence by the lemon tree. he stayed there for like an hour - freaked me out at first because i was outside cleaning furniture - and there he was... chillin out.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Party Animal!

All the babies are turning one! A couple of weeks ago, we went to Mackenzie's princess party which was so much fun. On Saturday we went to twins Brady and Corryn's party. Liam is getting to be a real party animal - we are having a blast as well! Here are a couple of photos of Liam and Daddy getting their party on!

after party crash!