Thursday, February 07, 2008

Last Post

I've decided to combine my two blogs and stop posting here. I started them both for different reasons, both which no longer exist, and so to simplify things, I will post over at Lexi Art & Design.
See you there!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Saturday Morning

This morning there was a story on NPR about Beethoven and they played part of his 5th Symphony and it made me want to hear it. So I put it on, which led me to Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and then to Overture to William Tell (my favorite hair-raising song). I forget how much music can move the girls, especially Sofia (remember how the "sad" song from the Madagascar soundtrack would bring tears?). They were playacting and with every change in the music they would get more lively or more quiet, marching around to the beat.

They were playing so nicely together, I had to take a picture. Sofia is wearing her "Easter best", just because she likes to dress up. Notice Maia's bedhead (hehe).

Thursday, January 10, 2008

New Fishies

Originally uploaded by antanaklasi
We got the girls' fish tank set up last week and just got some little guppies today. It's funny, everyone seems to have their recipe for starting up a tank, and they're all different. In the end, I just did what the guy at the store recommended. I can see already, this is a starter tank, they're going to want more fish than this one can handle. So we'll see how it goes with the rules I laid out: no tapping on the tank, only feed them when mommy and daddy are there, no sticking your fingers in the tank and no jostling the table. We like them, cute little buggers swimming around. We'll see how I feel when I have to clean the tank...

Oh, and do you like Sofia's haircut? She's been asking to cut her hair shorter and she's very happy now that there are fewer tangles to manage.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Name This Bird... 2008

Originally uploaded by antanaklasi
I've seen this little bird in the last couple months in a friend's backyard and this morning in ours. I haven't been able to identify it yet. So here's your chance, dear readers, to have a go at it. There are several more pictures at our flickr site.

By the way, when you're in flickr, click on the photo to see it larger and then click on "all sizes" right above the photo to see it even bigger.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Winding Down

If you're not interested in reading about extended breastfeeding then this isn't the post for you. Ms. Maia is down to two nursings a day, nap and bedtime. Last week, I told her that pretty soon she'll be a big girl and we won't have nursing at bedtime anymore. Her eyes lit up and she said, "And then I can have my big girl scissors!" Um, yes, exactly. So I went searching for left handed children's scissors (not as easy as it should be) and ordered some off the internet. They came yesterday. I'm going to wrap them up and present them to her. Maybe tomorrow. I'm going to hang on to that nap time session though. I'm not ready to give it up - the nap, that is, and neither is she.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Sofia!

We're off to the happiest place on earth. She was so excited when we told her where we were going this morning. She has heard about the teacups from her friends.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Darn Wind

Sofia came to me on Sunday afternoon and said, "Mommy, there's a tree in our yard that we didn't plant". Well, not exactly, turns out this one just tipped over with the winds. We had to remove one of the pine trees in the front after our first winter here when it had rained a lot and we could see the ground bulging. Now we just have the one pine tree left (that is propped up by a metal rod) and another one of this type (not sure what they are). We may end up removing those too. Planting trees next to this retaining wall doesn't seem to be working out. Looks kind of naked out there. I'd hate to lose the pine tree, it provides some privacy from the street.

Oh and by the way, that's our lovely smoky air, not bad picture color. *cough*, *cough*