Saturday, October 31, 2009

creative kids halloween!




a spider, a monkey, an ape, a hotdog, a pumpkin. and lots of fun at the creative kids halloween party!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

all quiet on the bathroom front


**hint**....when your baby disappears and all of a sudden is very quiet (aside from a few "mmmhhhhs")...it's likley not a good thing. case in point, luca, taking off to the bathroom. me enjoying a quiet moment. then my horror, realizing it's just TOO QUIET. and voila. an entire roll of toilet paper, unrolled, and luca rolling around. he shrieks with pleasure when he sees me, he's just so proud of himself. true comes in and says, "uh oh baby, that's not funny. nooooo baby, it's not funny".
and then he proceeds to join luca in revelry.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

aaron's office


aaron hung some new artwork in his office. we're also in the process of having this print framed, along with a photo of aaron and true on a skateboard. the resemblance to this print by nikki mcclure is uncanny. it almost looks like we staged the photo to match the print but we didn't.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

all things plastic and bright


we've been having trouble getting luca to sleep on his own...so although i hesitated, i went to a big box store and purchased a plasticky, lighty, music thing with the hope that it would help lull him to sleep. i brought the thing home and luca cared about it as much as he cares about the pope. BUT, TRUE on the other hand has adopted the glow worm as his "baby". "she" is named lucia (loo-shuh), and she likes to eat and sleep and she is a very quiet, very good baby (according to true). "my baby can not stand up on her own yet mama...but she will grow up and learn soon", says true. he's quite attached!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Uncle Lincoln


I've been meaning to post this forever...so here it is, finally. Not too long ago, our nanny needed the day off. Aaron and I were both slammed at work and really couldn't take a full day to care for the wee Luca. Since it was on a Friday, which Uncle Lincoln usually has off, I asked if he would care for Luca. Happily, Lincoln agreed! I was a bit nervous when leaving Lincoln asked, "Am I going to have to change a diaper?" But happily, it all was smooth sailing (aside from the fact that I wrote down the formula ratios incorrectly...whoops). It turns out that Lincoln has a great "way" with babies, and Luca was pretty happy with his nanny-uncle. The only one upset was True, who we sent off to preschool despite begging to stay home with his little brother and Uncle Lincoln.
Thanks Lincoln for helping us out!
And thanks to the support crew of Skylar and Nicola!

Friday, October 16, 2009

more pumpkin pics!




Thursday, October 15, 2009

pumpkin hunting


Miss Collen and kids

True and Maggie

true getting a pumpkin

aaron joined true's preschool in their annual pumpkin patch field trip. lucas, maggie, zoran, and true all had a great time picking out pumpkins, feeding animals, and taking a hayride. other parents to join were dan (maggie's dad) and liz (zoran's mom), and of course the fabulous ms colleen, who is true's teacher. the rain held off and the kids managed to keep the mud to a minimum...i'm told there was lots of puddle stomping!

a seagull, a monkey, a penny


these are the three things true put in my backpack before i left for work today. the seagull and the monkey, "so you don't get lonely mommy". the penny, "so you can have money for coffee".

Sunday, October 4, 2009

the center of the universe

of course at three years old, true thinks he is the center of the universe.
take for instance today....
true,luca and i are out getting some much needed espresso beans at our favorite coffee shop, lighthouse. the radio is on, the song is carly simon's "you're so vain".
true listens intently for a few minutes, then goes on to start beating his single drum stick on the ground (keeping time with the music). at this point, he's gathered a fair sized audience. then, the icing on the cake...he proceeds to sing..."you're so vain. i'll betcha think this song is about you. don't you. don't you...."
he may have jumbled up a few words of the chorus, but my god, the kid nailed it.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

early learning

a few nights ago i was running luca's bathwater. he was crawling around, buck naked, having a good time. true came and peed in the toilet, flushed, took off. luca crawled over to the toilet, pulled himself up, and proceeded to pee all over the bottom of the commode.

is this a good sign? or simple coincidence? of course, i'm hoping for the former.