Saturday, February 24, 2007

Message Board Mommies!

Caelyn's mom and I met in person today for the first time...after meeting sort of, a year ago. She was one of the other October expecting mom's on my iVillage message board. We journeyed through pregnancy and delivery and the early months of mommyhood together. So, today we packed our strollers and diaper bags and headed to the Huntington. The usually tranquil grounds were a sea of humanity - a vast portion of LA's population seemed to have congrated for The Chinese New Year Family Festival. After a brief stroll[er] down to the overlooked, ungroomed "Australia" garden, where we sat on a quiet bench to nurse our tots. After that we fled for......Marie Callander's and had lunch and a photo op! :) Oh...and YES that is formula in the middle photo by Pi's carrier. Sometimes she has "fast food" too...its all good.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Cyber Jargon for Mommies

There are new buzzwords these days, about every ten minutes some new swanky term comes out. Between the words, acronyms, siggys, smileys, avatars, screen names, blog sites one can get discombobulated. But this is about ME and one that I use with pride. When I am typing one handed - holding The Pi while she breastfeeds I am nursing at my cyber speak that is "NAK." As a writer, blogger and active message board poster I am at my computer whenever possible during the day and sometimes the baby needs to eat in the middle of something "important" so...I NAK proudly.

Now, Our Hero who is an IT guy and Mr. Computer stuff will tell you that NAK means something else in his world.

A few years back (okay, more than a few but less than many) in the pre-cyber buzzword days there were Big Mac Daddies (Sean "Puffy, Diddy, Etc." Combs for example) I came up with a little play on words - h0noring my marketing/publicity roots and my new status as Mama. And...honoring my OTHER roots in the apparel industry, I believe I have come up with a great way to wear my pride!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Votre bébé parle-t-il français ?

I realize that P2 is only four months old but she listens intently to people when they are talking. She turns her head to look at whomever is speaking in a conversation. I already bought a baby signing DVD and book so we can start developing her "vocabulary" early on. I was happy to discover that her Baby Einstein videos can be played in English, Spanish and French. Hopefully I can raise a multilingual baby! I am already plotting our first trip to Switzerland (my fifth time, her first) so she can see a place where people speak multiple languages.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Oh yeah! Disneyland!

Mama and Our Hero went to Disneyland yesterday! ALONE, no kidlet. P2 went to Auntie Tracy's daycare where there was another baby just her age (well, four days younger...).
Scott and Hunter came along as well. Here are a few shots from the Buzz Lightyear ride!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Pi in Action

A little light reading before...
Heading out on a walk with Mama and The Moo (who did NOT wear an olive bucket hat but does have a lovely olive green collar with her digits on it, in case we come across a handsome male Mastiff who is looking for a serious relationship but doesn't want puppies). And then, finishing up the extravaganza with a well deserved bottle of Mommy Milk! Yum.

Miss Personality....test hater

Usually I won't do these things. Almost everyone has at this point heard about the GREAT job I gave up because having been offered the position, told and accepted the salary, I was told that the final step was to take a Myers-Briggs test...the LONG version. My answer was - I am the personality type that hates taking those things...and thus ended what naturally would have been an illustrious career in the high end tile business.

SIL - PhD2B, posted a shorter version on her blog and I decided to bite...and hey, it sounds like ME, what a surprise! :) And the Cynical Chef will remind me if this is the same answer I had a few years back when I succumbed to one of these tests.

You Are An INFP

The Idealist

You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.

You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.

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