Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sneak Peek!

Of wild things yet to come...

Friday, October 26, 2007

Vacation Smorgasbord

So we were only gone a week and a two days, but looking at these pictures I'm not surprised I'm exhausted! There were many other lovely events not even pictured! Including visits with Lovely Lisa, Mr. Bennett, and the trip out to Grampa's house. And yes, we are each wearing two different outfits at the Faire, as we totally indulged and went TWICE! Yay us! (You may have to let the slide show run through a few times first, for some reason it takes a few tries to get through the whole thing on my computer.) On with the show!

While we were out there Tankster learned two new tricks. One was to give kisses! So cute it almost melted my heart. And the other is the "solo slider" from above, he can now go up the stairs and come down the slide on his own! And then the day after we got back he started feeding himself food out of a bowl with a spoon! So Big! Ok, off to nap. Hope y'all are enjoying your fall almost as much!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Hippogriff Has Landed!

We are home after a wonderful week-long trip to the east coast. Last night we stumbled off the airplane in Sacramento at 10:00 pm west coast time, (meaning 1:00 am east coast time!) with a sacked out baby, and a rumpled and groggy mom n pop. And THIS wacky Harry Potteresque sight cheerfully greeted us in the Baggage Claim area...

Yeah, those hugemongous teetering towers of luggage in the background there? They were really neat, and off kilter with sort of a well loved vintagey feel all stuffed into a pleasantly plump bulging luggage trolley. I felt like we were about to run into the Weasleys at Platform Nine and Three Quarters, and oddly enough, in my world, that's a comforting thought.

Here is the artist's website. But unfortunately I feel his picture really doesn't do it justice, see...

Lack of perspective maybe? Dunno, anywhoo, just wanted to thank the random Flickr member who took the picture, D.L. for capturing the warm and homey feel they add to a boring old baggage claim area!

And Yay! we're home. I'll try to get some trip pics up tomorrow!

Saturday, October 13, 2007


There's not a ton of fall foliage out here, but occasionally we get a good flamer. The Hub caught this in Yosemite Valley last week, and since I'm a freak for fall colors (hence the retina burning orange blog format) I'm posting her here for all y'all to see. Happy Fall!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Teeny Tiny Inferno

I am so excited! I can't wait any longer to display my recent knitting accomplishment, or as they say in knitblogworld Finished Object!

It is the blenderized version of both this and this.

Try not to look too closely, or you'll find numerous mistakes. And it took a teeny tiny aeon to finish. And I have to admit that it isn't exactly finished, just a few ends to tidy up here...

But yet, its still extremely exciting to see the blob I'd been working on for months finally look like a piece of clothing! Yay!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Just Like Campbell's Soup Is...

Evidently rocks are too. Mmm mmm good that is. Or at least to the 15 month old palate. Yep, that's right, Tankster ate a rock this morning. We talked to the doc, and he is completely unconcerned. We, on the other hand, get to inspect the next three day's stool to ensure it leaves his system. And frankly, that prospect is worth more than a bit of concern...

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Something (Not So Very) Wicked...

Here to get you in the mood for the upcoming Halloween season is our favorite lil' monstar wearing his Maurice Sendak slippers, clutching a very scary plush Big Toe Uglydoll monster.

And if that doesn't do it perhaps the soon to be beheading of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer bobblehead by the same slipper shod scamp will get you in the mood...

I do want to mention here that these slippers were actually incredibly frightening. After Tank Boy took two incredibly cartoonlike falls, where his feet flew up over his head while his wee body went whumping onto the hardwood(esque) floors their use was promptly discontinued, except for perhaps as part of an as yet unconcieved Halloween costume. What about y'all got any brilliant ideas for the eve of Hallows?