his little car got broken into.
Monday, June 29
his little car got broken into.
so finally we got to the front of the line, the pic is on the bottom right, & the food was phe-nomenal! could have been the hours sweltering in the heat & being starved but it was great. then we climbed one of those crazy steep 'cisco hills to coit tower (bottom left) where we looked over the whole city! beautiful view on a clear day.
then off to the painted ladies! they're a street of really spectacular victorian row houses with an awesome view of the city skyline behind them. we walked around the park & picked out which one's we'd want to live in. i was obsessed with that orange & yellow number. it was one of the smaller ones but it was sweet!
Sunday, June 28
so the three of us went up to the city & spent the day playing around in golden gate park.
i had no idea how gigantic it was! it's 174 acres larger than central park!! the weather was superb & there was a lot to do.
the botanical garden at strybing arboretum was my favorite! it was expertly polished! there was exotic & regional plant life everywhere, turtles, ducks, fountains, bamboo forests, & the flawless california poppy! they had the scientific names immaculately labeled for all the plants but we had more fun naming them ourselves. there may have even been a song about purple-hearted clovers if i remember right... ellery fell asleep in the front carrier & it was the funniest thing watching her lifeless limbs swinging from side to side as the chief walked around.
Thursday, June 25
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Sunday, June 21
I snuck off to write up a little note for your first Father’s Day to let you know you’re doing a great job! Just think, last Father’s Day you told everyone I was on my way! I’ve been around a while now, huh?! Well you have been all in since then and I am so grateful I didn’t get one of those slacker dads.
Here are a few things I wanted you to know:
I know you love cuddling me and I love it too; even if I’m not always in the mood.
I like sitting on the patio with you and looking for Oscar and talking.
That horse game is FUN! I like the way the cowboys ride the most!
I don’t believe that you aren’t as good at fixing my solid food. I just ain’t buying that.
You never get mad at me when I have a bad diaper and you have to give me an impromptu bath.
I’m glad you’re so strong and can use that front carrier for such long stints. I’m telling you, everybody wins with that thing!
I know Mama sheds but ALL the dark, short hairs are ours Dad...
You’re awesome about telling Mommy and me how pretty we are.
I like when you do pushups with me.
I do actually like all my bows and pretties and headbands. Sorry but it’s true.
You always have sympathy for me when I’m teething. That’s a big one.
I think your cheesey dad jokes are funny, even if someone rolls her eyes.
I know I’m good at sitting up but maybe not that good. Still watch me!
I get so excited when I know you are coming home from work! I miss you when you’re gone but you always come back, giving me kisses and taking me to get the mail with you.
I like our walks together.
So thanks Daddy! Keep it up and please know how much I love you! I’m trying to grow fast so I can play more games with you, tell you even better stories, and give you even better hugs and kisses!
Love you always,
Your Ellery Bellery*
Monday, June 15
Saturday, June 13
kathryn: "uh... sure."
a: "would you eat me if you had to?"
k: "like we're out of food & i don't want to go to the grocery store?"
a: "i mean in the wilderness to save you & the kids."
a: -pause- "you think i'd taste good?"
Friday, June 12
downtown santa cruz, happy 21st bopi!, pool party with the warmest water EVER, still trying to revive my withered plants, already getting the stink eye from my infant (and it begins...), sore back end from my beloved pilates, girl's night out, etc.
so austin has a '93 miata that's surprisingly in great condition and is actually really, really fun to drive. i call it his tonka toy and it makes me laugh. a lot.
i have ike. a safe, smooth riding sedan & the only car our familia can fit in. therefore whenever i leave the chief to baby wrangle solo, i take the miata. so last night i met up with some of my girlfriends somewhere i'm not totally familiar with. and i found myself antsy about taking the miata.
am i randomly scared of leaving austin/ellery behind?! am i nervous that i'll die a horribly gruesome death in an old two seater sports car that drives like my old jeep?! am i apprehensive that i will eat so much at dinner that i will no longer fit in this pocket-sized little vehicle?! what is the DEAL?! then i pinpointed it: my scattered, directionally-challenged brain was precarious about not having my gps! ahhh. clarity.
solution? stop being psychotic. if you get lost, you get lost. c'est la vie.
but for the record, i was flawless! :)
Thursday, June 4
p.s. austin did not actually drive with my baby in his lap. just threatened to. i promise the car wasn't even on. i don't want hate mail that i am an irresponsible mother. @ least not when it is undeserved...