Friday, August 27, 2010


Have you noticed? Pretzel M&Ms are showing up everywhere. On facebook, in wedding gift bags, even at the movies!

And I was pretty excited to try them. Because you see, I have about 35 sweet-tooth(s). I love candy. Mosquitoes flock to me because of my sugary blood. I am the kid in a candy store.

But what happened? They're just not like the real thing. I couldn't even finish the whole bag. I guess I am an M&M purist, because there will never be any M better than the original melts in my mouth not in my hand candy coated chocolate.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Foiled by Laundry

In ALL my years of doing laundry (about 20 of them) I have never turned anything pink by accident. Once, blue, but never that ubiquitous red-thing-turning-everything-pink laundry moment.

Until today.

I so diligently bleached one of Mira's lovely little embroidered shirts, taking out all the stains until it was a gleaming white. Nothing in our house was so white as this onesie. And I threw it in with the colors, so that it wouldn't have to soak for two more days. And I forgot that there was a new, very pink skirt of Lili's in with the colors. And as murphy's law goes... Mira now has a lovely light pink embroidered oneise.

Good thing she's a girl.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

But what is it?

One of Lili's good good friends got a pet over the weekend. And inadvertantly, so did Lili.

She found a cute caterpillar in our backyard and made a home for it (out of a hummus container and a yogurt lid). She added some kind of geranium leaves. She even slept with it in her bed the first night. And it is surviving. It's actually pretty active right now, on day 4 of domesticated life. And it's pooping, so I will assume it is eating the leaves. But what is it? Are we feeding it the right things? What will it turn into?

I'm a little curious.

And you are......?

Blogger tells me I have 8 followers. Normally I don't like to be followed, but since (most of) you are my friends, I'm okay with it.

But here's the thing. Two of you? No idea who you are. So step up, and remind me. Because with this mommy brain I may have met you and just don't remember.

amandaklynch and Sakura Fernandez? I'm calling you out. Leave me a comment and tell me who the heck you are!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Berry berry good

Mira has a tooth!

And in other news, berries are her favorite food. Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and.... raspberries:

Her shirt says it all

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Four years.... Nine Months

Well, on July 30 we marked the occasion of a Four-year-old and a Nine-month-old in the house. I have been waiting to post about it until I could take a decent picture of both of them, but that seems to be impossible lately.

For Lili, turning 4 has shown marked change in her language skills. She speaks very eloquently and uses big words. Her reading is coming along and she reads most signs and sides of trucks independently. As with anything she is stubborn and doesn't love to read when asked to do so. It's all on her own terms. She continues to be a great big sister though she STILL doesn't understand that dragging her sister by the arms across the floor is not a good idea. Neither knows their limits though, because Mira loves that game too. Lili is very imaginative and loves to play pretend games (like princess, or Wizard of Oz). She's (finally) riding her bike (with training wheels). She loves all things girly, and can be pretty bossy. We really exercise our patience with her as she learns more about independence. She surprises us everyday with what she already knows.

At 9 months, Mira is a gem. Those hard hard unbearable days of her newborn-hood are almost a distant memory (almost) and she has shown us that she is really a very good natured (and spirited) baby. She does not like to be confined. In fact, she gets into everything and most especially loves to play with things she shouldn't. She can be surrounded by baby toys and find the one bead in the mix that she could choke on. Luckily she has pretty good survival instincts and manages to stay alive despite all the lack of babyproofing that happens when you have a 4 year old around. Those second kids... they really know how figure things out. Mira's current favorite game is GRAB. Grab whatever is in sight as fast as you can. The more inappropriate for a baby, the more fun it is. Magazines, beads, grass, whatever. She is also weaning (or I am weaning her) onto formula and she loves it. And no, I am not sad about this at all :)

Lili's annual hamburger and corn birthday dinner, with chocolate cake: PINK frosting and RAINBOW sprinkles

Mira is sad because she has been confined and I have walked away... But still so cute

Funny quotes from Lili lately:
"I will get married at Disney World, and I will ask Cinderella to be my flower girl"
"My favorite color is Rainbow"
"This is the mediumest"
And she has named her bears: Lilly, Billy, and.... Killy

Funny quotes from Mira lately:
"Blah blah blah" - seriously
"Mamamama" - when she is sad or mad
"Dadadada...... Daaa Daaa" - when she is happy
And she loves to blow raspberries