Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Then Jack had his first sushi.
After 'Happy Hour" at the Kralls (family friends from way, way back) Jack came home for a quick dinner and bed. Seeing the Kralls was, as always awesome fun. The last time I saw them I was like 7 weeks pregnant and wasn't telling people yet so this was their first Jack-hang-out time and he loved seeing them and their doggies! It certainly helped that their house has a big sandy beach in the back yard where he could play in the sand and the water!!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Then began the craziness of "Asian Night". Tom, Matt and I wanted to make these over Mother's Day weekend, but all the renovations precluded any complicated cooking.
Wontons (for soup).
Sushi- California rolls and Tuna rolls (not pictured).
Also we had spring rolls. We've decided to switch to egg rolls from now on because the rice paper is really hard to work with unless you have a lot of experience.
I am now STUFFED.
He basically made a be line for the water (only 59 degrees) and played in it until we forced him to stop and take some time to warm up.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Truck, Car & Cracker have made their debut.
On the way to MOM's we saw several trucks and Jack was happy to point them out, also the cars- he wanted to make sure I knew the difference. Later he saw the cracker box on the counter and asked if he could have one.
Really, it was more like, "Hey, I see those crackers don't try and hide them from me!"
Jack would like to add:
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Then we saw the MOTHER of all nature hike finds.
Monday, May 18, 2009
My Mother's day present arrived today. It's a Buddhist/Yogi prayer Om Mani Padme Hum meaning "Hail to the jewel of the lotus." In other words, we must look within ourselves to find the peace of the Buddha. This is something I should remind myself of so it's good to keep it close by.
This afternoon Jack and I were playing outside on the lawn. We climbed up on the deck for me to grab something. I turned my head for a second to check some of the potted plants and heard "Splash!" Jack had decided to play in the pool and forgo a swimsuit. Outfit change #1
1. Tantrums. Please don't take my toys away, why don't you understand me and I'm so tired I might explode tantrums. I'm not so much a fan. Unless there are some true sadist moms out there I don't think any mommies thinks to themselves "Yay, tantrums! This phase is going to be so much fun!"
2. Dirty Fingernails. A side effect of getting into everything is the accompanying dirt. The dirt I could do without but the running around getting into everything is pretty fun.
3. Parental Insecurity. It goes something like: "I'm so embarrassed my kid is still using a paci, what will strangers in public think." "I cannot believe little so-and-so is throwing a tantrum in the middle of insert-painfully-public place; what will people think." "I think my little sweetie is language/gross motor/fine motor/long division delayed, what do I do?!"
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Matt watched Cady and Jack while we ladies enjoyed tea. Cady slept like a champ, Jack was less-successful with today's nap, but Matt says double-parent-duty was just fine! Yay!