Friday, November 21, 2008

more vacation photos

we experienced some extremes of weather during the last few days of daddy's vacation. within three days of each other we had our first snow, and also went on a day trip to the foothills, one of us in a t-shirt.

look, Papa, gruel!

just lovely

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

it stuck

poor A. cannot remember her brother's name anymore. or she is desperately confused about whether he really is her brother. know what she calls him now? john mccain.
nope, not kidding.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

views on the road

we've just returned from a few days of road travel down south. here are some favorite sights...

Santa Fe...or Marrakech?


Sunday, November 9, 2008

welcome back, Billy, this one's for you:

On Tuesday night, I was putting BR down for bed and the girls were taking turns giving him goodnight hugs and kisses. I turned to go and L. said, "Wait, mommy, I have one more thing to tell him!" then she leaned down and said in a very serious voice: "congratulations, Riceball-McCain, you are NOT president."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

sweet thang

i've been using the halloween candy as rewards for the kids. mostly as a reward for obedience, and also for exercising self-control. like, when you finish everything on your dinner plate. like when you go an entire afternoon without hitting someone. you probably deserve a piece of candy. this is really, really hard when you are 2. So, when you succeed, you should be really proud.

A.: "Now I can have my tootsa roller!"

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

geek squad

although they probably look like capris, these are actually some of BR's trousers

sometimes you just need to curl up in your pumpkin suit and read a book.

Monday, November 3, 2008

We decided to play "red light, green light" yesterday with some of the kids in the neighborhood. I guess she had a picture of a road crossing in her mind because A. said: "Yeah! And I can be the white man!"

Saturday, November 1, 2008

on Halloween night...

...we had in our group: a princess riding a unicorn, a doll, a pumpkin and a maverick. those ziploc bags are full to bursting and the contents are going directly to mommy and daddy's tummies. heh heh...

"my fellow Americans..."
ps: this mama was very relieved to have found that pumpkin suit at a thrift store the other day. it solved the problem of how I would possibly sew a costume on time since every other day we were changing our minds. previous ideas included (but were not limited to): a unicorn, a colorful fish, a meerkat, a fan ("so I can blow everyone away"), and a bird.
A's costume was decided for her by us, but she was very happy about it and during dress rehearsal earlier in the week she was proud to announce: "look! a doll is riding her tricycle!" "hey, there's a doll running in circles" "a doll needs a nap." And when she changed back into her regular clothes: "i'm just ah-ma-ree now." phew.