Archive for May, 2008

Charlotte is a dog

h1 Friday, May 30th, 2008

I took the camera to the dog park today (known as the dp around here). Pretty much every picture of Charlotte was not so great. Many were blurry, while some were photos of her back, or the focus was on the wrong object because she moved. With a wiggly impatient dog, I notice the lag of our camera. I guess its just a digital thing? I’ll just have to try more often – I’m bound to get a good one eventually.


h1 Friday, May 30th, 2008

Go check out Worthy’s new video!  Now!

It’s tight.  


h1 Friday, May 30th, 2008

My peonies are on their way downhill, and even then they manage to look spectacular as their petals explode onto the table below.  

What’s up?

h1 Friday, May 30th, 2008

A little BBQing over at Heidi’s on Memorial Day.  

Nice Cans!

h1 Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Our new recycling and compost cans were just delivered.  They are significantly larger than our old cans. We do fill our small trash can every week, but we always have extra recycling and compost that doesn’t fit.  In SF the larger blue and green carts are FREE and have no additional pick-up charges!  Yay!  I think now with the larger green and blue carts we will have less that goes into our black cart.  So cool.  

San Francisco makes it super easy to recycle.  Everything goes into the same can, and they will recycle practically anything.  Also the compost program here is great! The green can takes all food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yard trimmings.  So between the two cans we get rid of most of our waste.  


h1 Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

25 weeks

According to Baby Center

“Your baby rivals the average rutabaga in weight — about 1 1/2 pounds.

Length: 13 1/2 inches, head to heel.”


We just hit the 25 week mark and I still feel good.  I just ate a snack and I can feel him moving around as a result of the nutrients.  I’ve been maintaining a pretty active lifestyle.  Its possible that I should try to slow down.  It might not be necessary to attend every social event that comes up, but I like to be in the loop and in the know.  Even though we go to the events, we often leave well before everyone else. I just can’t keep up like I used to.  Last night I slept for 11 hours, and I feel as if I could easily go for a nap right about now.  But that is not in today’s plans.  Off to the dog park, then some quick errands. 


Carnaval Comes to Town

h1 Friday, May 23rd, 2008

This weekend in the Mission District of San Francisco is the annual Carnaval Festival.  The parade route goes right by our house.  Its pretty amazing to see, and all just by walking out the front door.  Although the festivities make normal life a little more difficult (our street is closed to traffic, there is no parking anywhere in the mission, and there are people camped out everywhere), its always pretty exciting. San Franciscans love their street fairs and parades! Pretty much every weekend during the summer months there is a festival of some sort in some neighborhood celebrating something.  Is pretty amazing really.


“The Festival draws hundreds of thousands of people for two days of dancing Salsa, Samba, Reggae, Tango, Hip- Hop, Merengue, Calypso, Cha Cha Cha, Cumbia, and Mambo into the evening. Food vendors offer traditional delicacies, while others sell crafts native to the Carnaval countries of their heritage.”


Fashion Blues

h1 Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

I’m going to a wedding soon and I’m on the search for an appropriate maternity dress.  I like this black one, but the store is only online and they don’t offer refunds on evening wear (only exchanges).  I guess they don’t want people wearing a dress once to an event, then returning it. I’m annoyed.  If I get it home and it doesn’t look good, then I’m stuck spending a stupid amount of money at some random “online boutique” on things I don’t want.  So thats out.  



Another option is to try a dress like this:

This store offers full refunds.  As cute as the dress is, I’m not so sure I’ll look any good in it.  Aggh!  I hear people always saying how cute maternity clothes are these days.  And how maternity wear has come so far. These people obviously haven’t tried finding a cute, appropriate, AND flattering dress to wear to a black tie event.  


New Camera

h1 Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

We just got a new camera!   Now we can have fancy nature pictures almost as good as joshua & cheyenne!  We’ve noticed over the last couple years how great our friends photos turn out and how flat ours seem to be.  

With the baby on the way as an excuse, we’ve upgraded.  

Here is one of our first photos from the new camera:

(Its a Canon G9)

If you want to see more sample pictures you can go here.

h1 Tuesday, May 20th, 2008


I saw this today on Design*Sponge and I gotta make me one.  

I just love doll parts.  You think its too creepy for the baby room?