Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

Friday was my 30th birthday. The big 3-0 wasn't so bad. It was actually really good. Michael had Pink come in to keep Stella and Yates and he took me on a fabulous little get away. We had early dinner at Fearing's, followed by the symphony, then we walked over to the The W's Ghost Bar and back to the Ritz for wine and a night away with no babies. The next morning M had arranged a full spa day, another dinner and then a big present on top of it all - an amazing vintage watch from the whole family. Thank you all, I LOVE IT SO MUCH.
I don't know what I did to deserve such a wonderful, thoughtful husband, the most perfect family and the best 30th birthday ever.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

and thats why I whistle...

Today after picking Stella up from mother's day out my favorite song, "Bleeding Love" came on in the car. I never ever usually sing out loud, but this song is so good, I couldn't help it. So the song (and I) got to the really good part and Stella said, "Sounds like that puppy dog on Fox and Hound show." There's lots of howling on the Fox and the Hound so I don't think that was a compliment. It was pretty funny though.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Moving and a recap...

We've been packing and moving and packing and moving for days and it seems like there is still so much to do.  The first part is so easy then you get to the yucky stuff that is really just trash that keep for whatever reason.  We are deep into the yucky part for sure.  Moving with the babies makes it even more fun.  They really have been very good considering the mayhem we are calling home.  
We have managed to squeeze some fun into this mess and have gotten some fun pictures in the last week or two.
Yates got his first major boo boo.  I am totally not a band aid person, but this gusher needed a band-aid.  Stella (my big helper) and I got him all cleaned up with a band aid and neosporin and it lasted all of about 30 seconds before Yates pulled it off.  We started over with a new band aid and again he made it about 30 seconds.  
Examining the finger with the band aid.
Getting a feel better kiss from Bean.
So then we went for a quick zip around the neighborhood in the big red wagon.


Last weekend, Michael and I took a long weekend trip to Napa with 2 other couples had a great time and had some really good wine.  Yates went to Pink and Bop's and Gabby and Gigi came to stay with Stella.  I think they all had a good time.  I got to pump the boobs in the company of practical strangers in the back of a 12 passenger van while careening down a mountain pass.  Just one of the highlights of the trip.  We really did have a good time.  We are just seriously out of practice when it comes to late night dinners and all day drinking.  The weekend was jam packed and not very relaxing.  Looks like we'll need another vacation.
When we got home, Pink brought my old highchair from her house for Yates.  I think Stella and Yates are enjoying dining together.  I love it for sure b/c I have them both captive at the same time.  



Here are a couple more good pictures of Yates.  He is so different than Stella was.  She never touched anything she wasn't supposed to or ate things off of the floor.  He is into everything.  You see him scan the room looking for things to attack and get into.  He has discovered the cat door and has developed a special crawl for "scratchy" surfaces.  He gets up on his hands and feet so he doesn't have to scratch up his knees.  So smart ; )