Tuesday, November 29, 2011

katie's wish list

Love that "chocolate" is on the list.

Apple didn't fall far from the tree.

What are you getting your little ones this year?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

boys 2 men 2 dads

circa 1996


September 2002


November 2011

While they still act like teenage boys together at times, these boys have truly grown up and are dads to a pretty cute bunch of kids (yes, I'm obviously biased here).

We finally met the new addition Justin this month. Boy, I forgot how much they sleep at this age!

I took pictures of his sleeping feet, hands, etc. while I waited to shoot him.

I always love the tennis ball head baby fuzz...


Finally he woke up. What a cute boy.


Maybe someday we'll get all the 2036 crew and kids together, or at least a couple more of them.

Note to self: work on indoor night time photography...

Monday, November 21, 2011

man crush

Katie and I watched our team win the championship last night.

Katie: Which one is your favorite player?

Me: I'm going to have to go with Todd Dunivant.

Katie: How come? Isn't Landon Donovan the best player?

Me: Umm... well Dunivant is dependable honey.

Katie: How are you dependable playing soccer?

I then spent the next 5 minutes defending my choice, e.g., he is a solid defender, he has good positioning, etc. all while being peppered by my questioning daughter who was clearly skeptical of my decision.

Real reason: While he is dependable on the pitch, he's smart (Stanford grad), he's a professional athlete (my husband will make a joke here because he plays soccer), oh, and he's easy on the eyes...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

introducing baby ariana

Visited my dear friend Lyndsay for four days earlier this month and finally got to meet baby Ariana in person.

She is a cute little thing, very smiley (like her mom).

Of course, I had to stage a photo shoot. The more babies I take pictures of, the more I lament not having a dSLR when my kids were babies. *Sigh*









Sunday, November 13, 2011

what's the fair market price for teeth these days?

Katie has been hemming and hawing over whether to leave her tooth for the tooth fairy, or to keep it.

Last night she put her tooth in her tooth pillow along with a note.


"I wowa (would) like 3 dollars please."

Because apparently, the tooth fairy is open to negotiation.

Before bed she announced to us, "Okay, everyone line up to see my tooth one more time."

We each diligently fell into line, oohed and awed and said our appropriate farewells to the tiny tooth.

Oh, that girl...

Monday, November 7, 2011

little hiatus

In the Bay Area right now sans Little Wickies visiting my dear friend and her new baby girl (pics of Ariana to come later).

Yesterday we took a walk through the cemetery in Piedmont which may seem odd with dog and stroller in tow but is apparently a popular place to take walks. The outing yielded some truly gorgeous panoramic views of the bay.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

ideas please

I'd like to do an advent calendar this year with the girls.

Do you do an advent calendar with your kids? What do you put in there for each day?

I'm certainly not going to be sewing anytime soon, but I'm loving the look of these advent calendars...



Source: etsy.com via Rebecca on Pinterest





Source: etsy.com via Rebecca on Pinterest

Tuesday, November 1, 2011