November 21, 2014

what motherhood is REALLY like

Seriously, editing my books has been the worst thing possible with kids, but the absolute best in terms of these "motherhood" posts. Please, enjoy my plight.

^^ The baby camera has been discovered. Next, it wouldn't surprise me if they brought it to me in pieces. ^^

^^ I told Munchkin the seaweed chips were candy. She told me, "No it's not; it's trash." I couldn't agree with her more, but I tried. ^^

^^ Pipsqueak asked over and over to talk to SiSi, and then she cried the whole time. Why, child? ^^

^^ I took a glorious Sunday nap and left Munchkin with her paint. I didn't even care what the consequences would be because I was so tired. She painted her face (and our toilet) like a tiger and growled at all of our friends for the rest of the night. ^^

^^ This was tag teamed. Munchkin broke the child lock and Pipsqueak dumped oatmeal ALL OVER the house. ^^

^^ I took a watercolor class and had just finished this card when Pipsqueak took a permanent marker to it. Blurg!!! ^^

^^ My girls so lovingly ripped open and emptied the bag of diapers I was hiding under the bed--you know, the ones that are now too small and I was storing for later use. Thanks a lot. ^^

^^ Art pencils and eraser, hmm must be nice...let's destroy them! ^^

^^ I try to keep Pipsqueak entertained after naps by putting books in her crib. I'm just being dumb. ^^




November 6, 2014

san fran facade


^^ If you flipped through the photos on my phone you'd see a whole slew of doors, windows, and architectural details from around the city. If you stop and really look, it is the most beautifully designed city. I could draw it all day. ^^

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November 5, 2014

one face, two face, pirate face, who face

^^ I'm not exactly camera shy, but I do always feel kind of dumb holding a phone out in front of myself and posing. However, when your little girls want to play a game taking funny photos of you guys, why not? These are my kind of selfies. ^^





   
  


  

November 3, 2014

ain't no party like a SF halloween party

^^ I said it about Halloween last year and I'll say it again, there's no place like San Fran for Halloween! (Okay, the one exception is probably Salem, MA which I WILL spend Halloween in one year.) Anyhoo, we started our day with a trick-or-treat parade for the kids along the shops of Chestnut Street. The fact that it was pouring rain didn't stop these kids, it actually gave them the advantage of scoring more candy from lack of the usual throngs.

And then there is the glorious nighttime trick-or-treating in the streets of Pac Heights. OH what a night! Every house is decked with spooky decor; the streets are buzzing with kids and adults all dressed up; and you're just as likely to be given regular-sized candy bars, alcoholic cider, stuffed animals, zoo passes, and even sushi and pizza at one house, as you are the typical Halloween candy. And the houses are all so close together our kids could run up and down the blocks faster than we could keep up or wait for friends. In the end, our kids came home with TEN POUNDS of candy that I don't know what to do with. Halloween night I went to bed with a fistful of candy in my bed and woke up with Halloween hangover. 

So with only one more Halloween in San Fran, please come stay with us for next year's celebrations!!! (Unless you're a stranger reading this, and then maybe you should get a hotel.) ^^










October 31, 2014

what motherhood is REALLY like

Happy Halloweeeeen! Here's a little somethin somethin for your holiday.

^^ Motherhood (and fatherhood) is about forgetting what it's like to talk to adults. When all you do is hang out with a one- and three-year-old, you forget how to talk to other human beings. Hence this Facetime convo. ^^

^^ Motherhood is about trying to convince your kids they are beautiful, but probably a little too belly-licious for their old costumes. ^^

^^ It's about resurrecting your love fern for the ten billionth time. ^^

^^ Motherhood is about accepting that bedtime will never be on your own timetable, because when it's time for dress-up on top of the dresser in the dark, there's really nothing you can do to stop it. ^^

^^ It's about praying that super long eyelash that only grows when you're pregnant is a false alarm. ^^

^^ Motherhood is about crying on your bed when your find your $$$ face serum you got as a gift, and that you've only used twice, down the bathroom drain. It was tragic. ^^



October 30, 2014

halloween at the amusement park

^^ Can we first just stop to appreciate this photo? These are the faces of pure, joyful terror. It doesn't get any better than this. Johnny's school had their Halloween party at Great America which turned out to be perfect. We walked to the front of every single ride and rode them twice in a row. We had gone on every ride in seriously 2.5 hours--that's like two rides at Disneyland! Hooray for Halloween! ^^








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