Friday, February 16, 2007

Dixie Chick-lette

In honor of the girl's Grand Slam at the's a pic of my own little Dixie Chick! I bet their mamas are as proud as this one is!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Hose Zone!

You know, the hose the Twighlight Zone for footwear...that place that one sock in a pair goes when you do the laundry. I have heard theories and explanations that some socks actually make themselves small enough to go through that big pipe in the back of the washer and flush out to sea. This explains all the see...washed up on the beach......wait, I never see socks washed up on the shore. Hmmm...anyway, baby socks have a hose zone of their own. They survive the washer just fine (oddly, since they truly are tiny and I could actually believe the afore mentioned theory applying to them) but...if you put a baby wearing TWO socks in a stroller facing away from you - you will return home, having had the stroller and any possibly "leavings" in sight the whole time - with a uni-socked baby. Considering that I take the same route every day soon the path should be littered with miniature socks, a sort of knit Hansel and Gretel trail but errant socks. In fact the only thing we find on walks are LOTS of tennis balls and the occasional apple.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Things are really getting fun in Pi Land!

No native Californian (which the Pi IS!) is complete until she's got a pair of shades! These are the ones that her Auntie Jodi gave her.

Oh and sometimes the baby is something to be worn! Here's she is in her cool new sling! She really likes it. The first time I put her in it she was NOT happy but now she really grooves on it!

Food!! (another Meme)

Oh, and since everyone but me already knew this..."meme" rhymes with theme!

Feeding the Family:

Breakfast or Brunch?
Brunch - more choices.
Lunch - Brown Bag, Vending Machine or the Deli by the office? I work from home so I am going to go with refrigerator on this one.
Dinner or Supper? Funny how no one says supper anymore.
Best last minute dinner? One of those already baked chickens at the deli section of the grocery, a bagged casear salad and a bottle of wine.
Take-Out - Chinese or Thai? Thai (just like Cynical Chef's UJ!)
Major stock-up store - Costco, Sam's Club, 7/11? I am a Costco girl myself.
Produce - Fresh, Frozen, Farmers' Market? Farmers' Market is my first choice.
Best "Oops, I forgot the [blank] when I was at the store" solution - 7/11, Famima, call spouse? Try to find a substitute.
Favorite Celebrity Chef: Paula Dean - her show makes my mouth water, always. I really like that Semi-Homemade lady too, she cracks me up with her kitchen coordinated to her outfits and I like that she always tries the alcoholic beverages that she makes.
At a potluck I can usually be counted on to bring? My famous broccoli salad or my equally famous peach and blueberry cobbler (but only in season)
At a potluck I hope someone else brings? An apple pie.
Favorite Winter Dish to make? Taco Soup
Favorite Summer Dish to make? Chicken Salad sandwiches to take to the beach for supper picnic.
Your favorite recipe of your mom's? Lamb Curry.
Your favorite recipe, period? Lizzy's Raspberry-Chipolte Chicken Candy...not really candy, its just that the skin cooks in the sauce to a sweet, crispy, buttery deliciousness that we gave the moniker of Chicken Candy.
Favorite food magazine? Gourmet.
Guilty pleasure food? I used to buy those small frosted cakes from the grocery when I was having a really stressful time and ask the baker to write Happy Birthday and make up a name on the cake so that no one would "know" that I was going to go home and eat the whole thing.
What's for dinner tonight? Dinner? It's not even 9 am...

PS I will take any recipes you want to share!!!

PS2 going to go pour another mug of coffee now.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

An Ah Ha Moment

For the fifth night in a row - FIFTH!!! - I am getting into bed with the February issue of Oprah magazine. For the fifth night in a row, it is my goal to look at the article about shoes. For the fifth night I may fall asleep before I get to it. Shoes...previous to P2...were my obsession. Shoes. Sleep. Shoes. Sleep. Shhhhhhoo...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Bubbles and a Book


Moo and Pi

Tea time for the girls!

Slide on down!

Booger Nose!

Strolling in the Park

P2's new kitchen

Go the right way!

Such a big girl now!

Lilypie 2nd Birthday Ticker

Mooshy's 5th Birthday