Friday, February 26, 2010

re-tah go!

that is "liamese" for "Ready to go!" or "Ready to go?"

which he IS... in these pics.

he cracks me up. yesterday he says "re-tah go" then picked up my keys and his lunch bag... and walked to the front door. He carried that lunch bag over his shoulder (like i do my purse)... and clenched onto those keys.
Hmmm... wonder if he has seen me grab keys/purse and say "Liam - are you ready to go" a time or two????

how could i not be "re-tah-go?" with a camera?


Monday, February 22, 2010

wild animal show

Liam's friend Tye invited him to come and see a wild animal show over the weekend. They got to see two owls, hawks, a ferret, a skunk, a possum, bobcat and more. The kids liked the show - but I think they had more fun playing outside after the show!

Are these two of the cutest little guys you have ever seen? Both of their mommies are very surprised that neither of them were chosen in the baby gap contest!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy 18 months Liam!

Wow – a year and a half, that is wild. You are a little sponge. You are listening to everything, and understanding a lot of what you hear these days. This can be VERY helpful.. when I say things like “Liam, can you please put this in the trash”… you march right over to the trash and throw it away…. OTHER TIMES – your sponge-like qualities are a little annoying… like when Ace is being a bad dog, and I say (rather YELL) something like “ACE, NO – BAD DOG”…. Then we go about our business….Then about 45 minutes later I hear you shout “ACE NO ACE NO ACE NO…. BAD DAHHHH”… poor Ace-Face, he is NOT getting a break these days!
Your vocabulary is blowing up… (although I may be the only person on the earth that slightly understands what you are saying) you still speak “Liamese”… and tend to say only the last part of two syllable words… for instance, most children might say “OUT” for outside…. You say “SIDE”… most children might say “UP” for “upstairs”…. You say “STAIRS”
You are strong… and you think you are stronger than you are. You try to pick up and move everything – even things that are way bigger than you are, and you are also a little monkey – you love to climb. ON EVERYTHING, and you have gotten increasingly brave.
We have been looking at preschools this month, and I can’t believe it. Weren’t you just born? So far we have visited three preschools, and have 3 more on the docket for next week. Some that take children as young as 18 months! Some won’t accept you until you are 2… some you have to be 2 years and 9 months?!?! This preschool hunt process is a lot like the college application process, and who would have thought that a year of education for as 2 year old would rival the cost of a first year city college student? We just want you to be in a place where you are around other (nice) kids, where you are loved, well taken care of and encouraged to be the amazing little man who you are.
Happy year and a half.Love, your mama.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

happy birthday g-pops!

Liams grandpa-grand-bob (my pops) (you met him when he came to visit ) is having a birthday today. We are wishing him a very happy birthday!
We wish we could be there to celebrate with you.
Liam did do a little baking for you - your special treats should be arriving today.
We hope you enjoy them.
Liam absolutely loved making them for you!!!
see for your self.
happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday

dear grandpa
happy birthday

to yoooooooou!
and maaany mooooore!


Monday, February 15, 2010

look out mcsteamy...

There is a new doctor in town...

Friday, February 12, 2010

flip friday - recipe for laughter

a little flip video to start the weekend off with a giggle.

take equal parts bathtub, water, bubble bath, toddler, border collie and bubble solution.
(note, i messed up the recipe featured in the video by adding TWO parts border collie which resulted in the obnoxious barking in the background... next time... we'll know better!)

mix together for uncontollable laughter and abundant joy.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

shoe fetish

I had a hard time deciding on a title for this post.
it was between:
- shoe fetish
- the man with one black shoe
- i can do it myself!!!

i decided on "shoe fetish" because i used to have one. in fact, my dad used to call me "Imelda" as in Marcos. Shortly after I moved to California, i once purged over 40 pair of shoes. The next purge was in the 20's... now, the obsession is in check - in fact, i am embarassingly WAY behind in shoe fashion. would you believe I don't even own one pair of Tory Burch flats... am I the last person on the face of the earth who is a hold out? i digress....

tonight, we had a funny little thing happen.
I was in the middle of changing a diaper when i realized that my diaper stock needed to be replenished, and the new box needed to be opened. as i stepped away to grab and open the new box, liam decided that he NEEDED his shoes on, and he NEEDED to put them on himself.

here is how it went down.

yes, you are correct, NO diaper... one shoe in the process of being put on.
(don't you want to come and sit on my carpet now?!?)

almost there.

sweet sweet victory.
(censored for the faint of heart... and the naked baby internet police)

Monday, February 8, 2010

white truffle mac n cheese

thank you Kasey at Lola B. your white truffle mac n cheese is TD4! Although your ingredients containers and loverly dishes are much prettier than mine – AND you are brave enough to take those cool action photos of the mac pouring into the boiling water… and you managed to get that cool stream of cheese pouring… WHILE catching some on your tongue… i bow down to you. and thank you kindly for sharing your recipe - we had fun making our version and it brought smiles to the faces of the crazy 8’s, a pair or three of jokers plus a limabean over at T&K’s house for super bowl sunday.

because I got cheese crazy and over grated the cheese… i increased the cheese to about 1 cup ish… from the 3/4 cup of fontina/gruyere/white cheddar.
AND since my macaroni came in a 1 lb bag… i just dumped the whole darn thing in. YEAH… i probably doubled the parm topping too… but i like parm… and i like crispy delicious topping.

mac chz 2 mac n chz 1 mac n chz 3 mac n chz 4 mac n chz 5 mac n chz 6

Sunday, February 7, 2010

spoon master

we are working on our spoon skills.

have a great superbowl sunday!

Friday, February 5, 2010

She's Crafty...

Meet my cousin Tiff.
She is a pretty crafty, creative little thing.

She recently started her own business selling one of a kind wearable art pieces - aka: super fab jewels and baubles - or as she calls it "True to You Designs by Tifany Baker"

I recently picked up a couple of her lovelies. One for myself, and then I ordered a fun custom piece for Mini's 35th bday present.
You can read about it HERE
Tiffany was super easy to work with, and had really fun ideas... oh, and Mini loved her necklace - you can see a photo of her wearing it Tiff's blog.

her blog URL is:

be sure to become a fan on facebook!

thanks Tiff :) we love our necklaces!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

she's a beaut.

no... she's not a macbook pro. but i love her just the same.
the new DELL arrived today, she doesn't have a name yet... maybe DELL-ilah. as in "hey there delilah" it seems to suit her.

this is her first official blog post, and so far so good... now, if i could just figure out windows 7!
then on to installing all the fun stuff.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

what a sweet hubby!

it was 65 degrees where i am today.
a little colder where the kurt is.

look at the sweet text photos i got from him today!

original snow art from the hubs.
life is good.