This little puppy provided a few welcomed moments of distraction while waiting for our delayed flight from San Francisco to Atlanta. The puppy didn't love Lucca near as much as she loved him. Or maybe he didn't love being squished in a duffle bag for hours. The good news is Lucca was a good girl on the LOOONG flight, despite our epic fail of bringing a dead laptop that had all her shows loaded on it. She didn't sleep a wink on the flight - but what's new?
Monday, December 20, 2010
Christmas is right around the corner! You know how I know? Because it's Monday morning and Daddy didn't go into work until 11AM! We had a nice family morning down at our coffee shop and then we walked along the Sausalito waterfront to look at all the boats - one of our favorite things to do. Lucca loved how the boats were decorated for Christmas...lots of lights and ornaments to see.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
The Calm after the Storm
Whew! Bedtime! Today was not so merry & bright. You gave me a glimpse of a toddler tantrum and I would be content to never experience that again. To set the scene: we had a very rainy Sausalito day, a skipped nap, and a dead car battery. Once the car was fixed, you decided you did indeed want a nap, only it was too late in the day to let you sleep for long. When I woke you up, you were not happy.
We got in the car to go to the grocery store and discovered our stereo system needs to be re-programmed after the battery situation. To get the code, we have to physically go to Land Rover. You do not understand this. You want to hear "I'm a Little Teapot" NOW!!! The tears begin. The screaming begins. "Teapot, teapot, teapooooot" you shout. I figure once we get to the store you will be just fine, for this is certainly not my girl. I get you in the cart and the tears start falling again. You can't communicate what you want, but you are mad. I put a few things in the cart before realizing we needed to get out of that store asap. As soon as we got back in the car, you begged for the teapot song again. My singing wasn't cutting it. Pandora on the iPhone wasn't cutting it. Nothing was making you happy...Until we got home and let you watch Sesame Street. I've never been so happy to see Elmo in all my life. Dinner plans failed, and a Domino's pizza was ordered.
First stop tomorrow? Land Rover dealership.
Friday, December 3, 2010
We ran into "Oliver Twist" today while Christmas shopping at The Village. This jolly green elf made Lucca a purple puppy dog balloon and she was amazed. And then she wanted to take every other balloon animal he made for all the other kids. We came home with more balloon animals than we did Christmas gifts, but such is life when shopping with a toddler...
Thursday, December 2, 2010
After a long day, here we are reading our bedtime story by the fire.
"Sweet dreams little kitty, Rock-a-bye and nighty night.
Sweet dreams little bunny, Big hugs and sleep tight.
Sweet dreams little puppy, Love and kisses, good night."
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Also, is it just me or does every single mother think their child is "sooo coordinated" when they can handle a ball at 2 years old? Newsflash: every 2 year old likes playing with balls. This does not mean you are raising the next Pele, nor do you need to brag to the rest of us, whose children also can run and jump and kick and throw balls.
I can't even wait til I meet the REAL soccer moms. This is going to get fun!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
What an eventful few days it's been. Trying to block it all out of my memory, but let's just say I won't be serving Lucca green peas for a verrrrry long time. Also - very much regretting not taking Lucca in sooner for the beloved flu vaccine. BUT, very thankful I got vaccinated and did not get this terrible bug that also took down Rustin. All 6'3" of him.
Valuable lessons learned:
1) I'm super-human/moms are superhuman
2) I don't need sleep
3) Moms don't get breaks. Ever.
Good times around here!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Some days are better than others, and that's just how it is.