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October 31, 2007

all hallows eve

On Guard
Halloween 2007
We trick-or-treated with the neighborhood gang which included James as Peter Pan, Isabel as Tinkerbell, Max as a pirate and not shown was Finn as Superman and Ian as a Power Ranger (couldn't get those two to pose with us!). We treated down Fair Oaks Street in Noe and really enjoyed ourselves. Max was game to gather candy until the spooky older kids started showing up and the crowds began swarming and pushing. When we got home he thoroughly enjoyed inventorying his candy — surprisingly he wasn't too interested in eating it.

Inventory

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October 29, 2007

mommy movies

Mommy Movies

I'm so saddened to learn that the "Reel Moms" program at the Metreon/Loews is no longer happening. Turns out they stopped the program a year ago with no explanation. I loved going to the mommy movies every tuesday morning at 10 am. Back when Max was a newborn in October of 2004, they were playing first rate hollywood flicks at a lower volume and in a semi-lit theater so we could breast-feed and change diapers. They even had valet stroller parking. It was awesome and I looked forward to it every week of my maternity leave. Sigh. I'm researching alternatives but so far nothing seems to match up for San Francisco and I'm not going all the way to Oakland for the Baby Brigade (tempting as that is). I've sent an email to the "Rattle & Reel" program at the Landmark Embarcadero and am hoping they'll respond (!?) and say it's still happening. I'll Iet ya know if anything comes of it.

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October 25, 2007

little bean turns three

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Ahoy Matey! We're aboard the birthday ship today. We made daddy walk the plank already this am, urgh har har har. We started breakfast with delicious cupcakes, mostly just Max eating the frosting, what a happy pirate. Max fielded birthday calls from great auntie Lulu and grandma Sherry, plus some "leelows" (letters) from Maga Paga and grandpa Billy. Last night daddy stayed up into the wee hours to make 30 cupcakes for Max's classmates, two kinds of cakes at that and all from scratch. Those lucky little kids.

Birthday Boy

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October 24, 2007

pumpkin carving

Spooky Face

A three year old with carving tools is scary enough, but then this little guy takes it up a level! He's so into the saw, the knife and doing it himself it's a little more frightening than usual.

Pumpkin Carving-1
Just so you know we didn't give in to letting him mange the carving weapons on his own.

When I asked Max to give me a smile, here's what I got...
Maxs Tongue
I can only imagine what he'll do when I ask him to smile at say age 13. What I hope never to change (or forget) is when I whisper "I love you" into his ear, he whispers it right back. xo

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October 21, 2007

pumpkin patch

Pumpkin Patch1
We hit the Seventh and Irving streets pumpkin patch this afternoon, looking for that perfect roundy shape to take home and carve. Max wasn't too into picking the pumpkin (daddy stepped up), but he got really fixated on the googly eyes carving kit up at the check out (uh thanks mr. pumpkin patch merchandiser) so after much pleading, like typical parents, we gave in.

And who is just like his daddy??
Pumpkin Patch2

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October 19, 2007

thai treats

Thai Earrings
My fabulous friend and colleague, we'll call her "pony" (neigh neigh!) sent me these glamorous painted copper dangly earrings from Bangkok. She got them at the night market. I love them! The colors are so bright and shiny and the painted details are darlingly delicate — a perfect combination. Thank you, thank you for sending them! xo * bunny

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October 14, 2007

funny little moments

Bath Boy

Oh the shriveled fingers of fun. Mr. Millian could spend hours bathing so long as there's "shaving cream" (soap) to squirt, shmush, scrape and spray.

Nano Lover

We've got a serious addict here. He loves his "nano" like nothing else. No matter that we limit it to sleep time only, he must have two with him in every bed and often they must match. At this particular moment he'd found another one inside the bed from the night before and was trying to see if he could somehow get all three in his mouth — more, more more! We've been told by the dentist that we've got to get him to give it up before age 4 so it doesn't permanently alter his bite. We are aiming for 3.5. Wish us luck - or better yet send advice.

Undie Hat
To make dressing more fun I started suggesting that socks go on your hands, or shirts on your legs, or hmmm undies on your head?! Uh oh, he loved the game so much that he often puts his underpants on his head to make me laugh. Note to self: gotta watch out with preschoolers, they so easily turn the tables right back at you!

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October 13, 2007

vespa boys

Max Easton

Max and Easton getting ready for a rally!

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October 12, 2007

jojo sweater progress

Jojo 2
A quick progress posting...I finally finished the back and started the front. I haven't had much time or energy to keep up the momentum needed to finish. I keep mentally dangling the pink daisy embroidery finishing stitch in my mind because I'm so looking forward to doing the finish details that I hope it'll pull me to the end. Meanwhile I got some chocolate on the stitches one night and practically cried — I'm so pregnant!

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October 11, 2007

cause I am the mom song

William Tell
Calling all moms, go watch this you tube video. It's pretty much everything a mom says in 24 hours condensed into 2 minutes. After you finish laughing (at her and with her), you'll feel fabulously sane. Love it. (Anita Renfroe)

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October 10, 2007

bunny bank

Polkadot Bunnybank
Awe, more bunny love for baby! Thank you gramma for sending baby "sherry" an adorably fancy bunny bank. She'll save all the coins you send her right in there! xo

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October 5, 2007

bunny girl

Golden Rabbit

I couldn't help myself! I was shopping for a friend at Urban Nest on 24th St and I saw this adorable ballet pink with brown hand drawn bunnies baby dish set and had to buy it. It's so sweet! I look forward to using it and can only hope that my little girl will like pink and bunnies as much as I do.

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October 4, 2007

kiosk nyc

Kiosk
Hubby brought me back some fun finds from a store called Kiosk @ 95 Spring Street. The store has a country theme and rotates it's goods every six months. This time it's all about Finland. My favorites in the package are the beautifully printed polkkajam card and the hefty red sotka chalk box.

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October 3, 2007

let's dance

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Awe, how cute are those?! Found here.

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