Archive for September 2008


PS Postcard

September 29th, 2008 — 5:16am

It has been a fantastic time here in Palm Springs! And I have just enough time to post a quick post card before I rejoin the party!

Milo, rocking his best Blue Steel pose
Levi… breaking hearts and taking names

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Guest Post from Palm Springs by Auntie Bits

September 28th, 2008 — 1:34am
So, I’m playing auntie-nanny while Alison and Dave are at Benny and KJ’s wedding.
I decided to “guest post” and show off some pictures of my amazing nephews.

I haven’t seen them in person since May, and it’s amazing how much they’ve grown and become little boys with their own personalities.

For instance, Milo is hitting “the sauce” in keeping with the swing of the setting (one of Frank Sinatra’s swanky digs).


While Levi just wants to be taken seriously.


Ok, that is all for now. I’m going to join the adults for a few cocktails to celebrate the marriage of two amazing people. Congratulations Benny and Karianne!

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OMFG – We Made It!

September 26th, 2008 — 4:12am

We packed up the family for, literally, 93 hours. As the 94th hour commenced we packed up the car, only forgetting some of the important stuff, and drove off for the airport! Here is Dave and the four-ring-circus at the parking lot. Everything in this shot but the USA Today box came with us to Palm Springs.

After a slight delay at the airport we boarded! This is Dave and Milo in one of our quieter moments.
Levi demanded yet another vodka tonic before we landed. Sheesh… someone has got to talk to that guy.

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From The Archives: Mommy, Levi & Milo

September 23rd, 2008 — 2:16am

Today I bring you a photo from the archives. This photo is from March or April ‘08. Levi is in blue and white stripes and Milo is in blue, green and … sea foam? These were the awesomest winter footie pyjamas from Gramma Carol. They are made of terry cloth! It felt so sweet to hold the tiny little boys in them. The onesies were so big when we first got them (aka – they were not preemie sized) I never thought they would grow out of them. How time flies. They are now wearing nine month sized onesies!

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Product Lust: Wooden Baby Walker

September 21st, 2008 — 6:14pm

I’m in love with this wooden baby walker by Plan Toys. It is a twist on a traditional baby walker (with a friendly face). It is designed to help babies take their first steps. And for extra fun it has 24 colored and natural blocks to bang, bite, and arrange.

You can find this and other awesome natural baby toys at Hazelnut Kids.
UPDATE: We went to Seattle’s Top Ten Toys and bought some fantastic classic wooden toys for the guys today. Like this ‘ringing bell’ by Plan Toys and this gorgeous handmade rattle by Mossy Creek Woodwork. Top Ten Toys is the best toy store for good quality wooden toys. L.O.V.E.

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Look Who Can Sit Up (Almost) All By His-self!

September 21st, 2008 — 3:49am

Levi rocks the house! Well, at least the sitting room. And this romper he is wearing is one of my all time favorites… here he is wearing it in his space age high chair. I think he was just about to enjoy some pureed zucchini.
Très sophistiqué, non?

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Countdown To Crawling… 2

September 18th, 2008 — 3:57am

I’m so impressed with Levi’s determination to crawl. It looks like he is mere moments away, doesn’t it? It also cracks me up to see Milo laying on the blanket behind Levi just chillin’.

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Yes, Peas.

September 17th, 2008 — 3:48am

The guys were introduced to yet another new food today. Peas are now in the “Yes, please” column. Of course, they could be reassigned to the “No thank you!” column tomorrow. It seems that the guys are slightly fickle and change their minds about food fairly easily. For instance, they used to like rutabaga, and now it gives them the Yukky Shiver ™. Sweet potatoes used to be Supremo Ick-o and now they are delicious! The only stuff that has never changed is the enthusiastic “yummy” response they give to butternut squash, and bananamole (or Avaconanna).

So, for those of you following along at home the scorecard reads thusly:

Yes please: Peas, banana, avocado, bananamole (Avocananna), sweet potatoes. butternut squash, applesauce, and rutabaga (depending on the day).

No thank you: Rice cereal, peaches, pears (huh?), and rutabaga (depending on the day).

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