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Tuesday, June 30, 2009


You're three today! Your favorite color is red and your favorite foods are Dolma, Cheeseboard pizza and Amanda's Hamburgers. Your shoe size: 12. Your favorite movies: "Madagascar" and "Up". You tell us you love us all day long and you love your friends and family. Actually, you love a good party! You're not enjoying being the center of attention with your birthday, but loving all the cake. You love chocolate. And you love waffles in the morning. These are the things you love.
People describe you as a happy boy. As your mom, I would throw in "and has strong opinions about things." But this is what I love about you...when you are excited about something, everyone knows it. (Conversely, if you are upset, we all know it!)
You just asked me why lions have're asking a lot of questions right now trying to figure out the world around you. "Why do I have to get dressed?" "Why do I have to wear underwear?" And you're playing lots of pretend because you "love characters". You love the commentary DVD of Toy Story and Nemo. (We're pretty sure you want a career at Pixar.) You constantly amaze me, Ian. Recently, you got tired of waiting for us to potty train you at night, so you hid your diaper under a blanket after bedtime. That's taking initiative!
You're counting almost up to 20 and can read "I am Sam, Sam I am", mostly thanks to Dad, who reads to you every night. You've recently wanted me to stop singing to you (hint?), so we cuddle until you fall asleep...which we both really like. You get the sweetest little smile in your sleep...
So proud to be your "Mama", sweetie pie. Wishing you lots of Happy, Happy Birthdays.

All my love,

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Roses and Violins

After a fun time meeting some parents of the new pre-school, we ventured to the Rose Garden right into a wedding.

Ferry to San Francisco


carpool to Bodega Bay with Liana

Things got a little artistic in the backseat.

outing to Cheeseboard

sometimes Ian and Edie take these little breaks...

hide and seek

favorite color: red

wanted to know why Nana wasn't staying with us

making friends outside the academy

trikes with Gaga

academy of fishes with Ally


First movie in a theater...he LOVED it.

growing things

and spilling things

a classic Dede face

Ian and Dede ride together in the backseat.

did I post these already?

it's cute enough to post again!

someone's birthday is coming up...

here we are celebrating with both grandmas, one great aunt Connie, Auntie Steph and grandpa...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Ask Your Kid

1. What is something mom always says to you?
I don't know..."NO"...

2. What makes mom happy?'re just happy

3. What makes mom sad?
nothing does...everything make you happy

4. How does mom make you laugh? that!

5. What was mom like as a little boy?
I don't know...what is it? a new place?

6. How old is mom?
You're 3

7. How tall is mom?
really really like tall like this!

8. What is mom's favorite thing to do?
(does a disco move)

9. What does mom do when you are not here?
you don't find me. and you won't be able to see me. i'll be far away.

10. If mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
I don't know...what will it be for? pfpfpfpfpf (does a couch dive)

11. What is mom good at?
(points to himself)

12. What does mom do for a job?
this. you do this.: (gives me a hug)

13. What is mom's favorite food?

14. What makes you proud of mom?
(hugs me)

15. If mom was a cartoon character, what would he be?
Woody, the character

16. What do you and mom do together?
I don't know. What do we do?

17. How are you and mom the same?
I don't know, how?

18. How are you and mom different?

19. How do you know mom loves you?
I don't want questions.

20. Where is dad's favorite place to go?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dede and Ian go to the Asian market

thought the rows of dead fish would scare him...he surprised me with "I want to eat a BIG fish now"...

Fenton's Counter Mother's Day

look how sad we are that our ice cream hasn't arrived yet...

Gaga loves to take her grandkids to Red Robins

Ian love the "Sta-choo of Liverty" at this place.