Sunday, January 23, 2011


Recipe for a happy weekend:

1. One bath, followed by froggy bath towel.
2. One beautiful weekend in January. Note lack of snow.
3. Combine:
- One park
- Two parents
- One li'l bear
mix gently until lunchtime
4. Fold in balloon
5. Nap for two hours, or until rested. Sprinkle with puzzle.

6. Next, invert two friends until they are giggling. Add cows, celery and Tilden Park.
7. Let rest until morning.

Monday, January 17, 2011

checkout time in vegas

So we spent a weekend in Las Vegas with Cassidy. It's not the most toddler-friendly city, but he had fun cruising around and riding the monorail. He also liked the flamingos and the fountain at the Flamingo Hotel, and I did my best to encourage him to be an engineer at Hoover Dam. But really, anyplace where he can cuddle up and read seems to work for him.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

strike a pose

Happy New Year, everyone!

The holidays are over, the tree is down, and January is here. Nothing to do but brace ourselves for the long months of cold and ice and snow. Oh, wait- we live in California, not Wisconsin. Make that a few weeks of rain, followed by a return to sun and warmth. Hee hee!

As for Cassidy, he's starting to figure out how to work the cute thing, as can be seen here - he's continually practicing this pose where he puts his chin in his hand and gives you a sweet smile. I predict that he's going to be quite the heartbreaker in a few years.

He's also really excited by "scaring" people (seen below), which mostly just means running up to them and saying "boo!" or "ahh!" When we had lots of people around over Christmas, that meant lots of victims for him, but now that it's quieter, he's had to resort to scaring his stuffed animals or the Christmas tree after a few hundred times of scaring me and Holly.