Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween with Lila

I had no idea that Halloween would actually be this fun. Elizabeth has loved putting on her puppy dog costume this week although it sort of has started to get old. I was not sure what she would actually do for Halloween night and didn't really have any plans except having Lila over and perhaps just seeing other kids come to the door.
The girls were great sports and thrilled to get their costumes on. We went to four houses where they both actually carried their bags and said 'Trick or Treat'. Elizabeth had a lollipop for the first time which she called a 'juice' and deemed as 'dis is good momma'.
The houses were a bit overwhelming but both girls still made it to the door and said their lines. We kept telling them 'look at the happy monsters they are just laughing'. Not sure what sort of questions will be asked about this in the days to follow.
Just as fun was answering the door and seeing the other kids costumes. They would both just stare down the street after the kids left. I am sure it is all so freakin' odd in their little heads.
Yep like I said odd.

What is Halloween??

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

It all goes by so fast

After 26 months of breastfeeding it is now over. I have been somewhat eagerly awaiting this day and we have slowly stopped only doing naptime and bedtime nursing for quite a while. Last Thursday I told her the 'milk' was all gone. She sort of accepted this fact and kept saying 'boobs is sick' and then she would pat pat my boob with this longing expression.

After bath each night she still asks 'mama milk' and when I say it's all gone she then banishes me from the room saying 'daddy reads book'. So I sit here blogging while they giggle over her books and Jeff gives her the last kisses of the day. I know I can't have a four year old breastfeeding, I know I want my body back but I miss what has ended and I look forward to again being allowed to give those last kisses of the day.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Alice Turns Three

We celebrated Alice's 3rd birthday this weekend. Elizabeth proved she finally loves cake and now asks at any gathering of friends 'me want cake at party'.

Despite both living in Seattle, Katie and I actually got to know each other 10 years ago in Thailand and I have not stopped laughing yet. When we parted ways I remember telling her that we were going to have to be best friends once I got home. Luckily she listened.

Katie is the consummate hostess and can truly make everyone in a room feel welcome and engaged. Even between contractions, taking breaths while pushing her daughter into the world, Katie would exhale and introduce the nurse or offer someone a snack. I love that I shared that day with her and will certainly be at birthdays for years to come.

Monday, October 18, 2010

A new camera was purchased so we could catch these gorgeous spontaneous smiles.

This is what you get when you ask her to smile.

Natural smile.... yep camera was worth the price. Oh and above you will notice our chalk kids. Our driveway often looks like there was a school full of children that were drawn where they fell.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Let the Sun Shine

Had the best sunny weekend ever. Managed to get to the Zoo, Ballard Market and quite a few park visits. What you see here is how we play hide and go seek. I run somewhere, cover my eyes (aka hiding) and she seeks. It is fun for all.

Notice the matching stylish sunglasses.

She loves the 'dizzy'. I get nauseated just watching her go round and round.

See ya'll next time.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Hi my name is 'ebisbis'. I like talking about potty and poop. I went for a walk with mom and dad and I pretend to poop just like above. It is so much fun. When I go poop in my diaper I have to see it every time and I say 'me see me poop, me poop'. Sometimes it is really stinky and me mom makes a funny face.
At night I sit on my potty and eat my 'two vimens' (vitamins). Then I walk over to the tub and sometimes I go pee pee on the floor. Sometimes I also pee pee in the tub. I don't go pee pee in that potty. Nope not me.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Run of Hope

This weekend we met up with a bunch of friends at the Run of Hope for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research. Fun to catch up with some great families that I have not seen in quite a while. Elizabeth did her part by sleeping through the entire run.
Maria and I actually staffed the First Aid tent together and had relaxing morning sipping coffee and catching up. Marie did have to be reminded that it is ONLY a 5K... IV fluids, ice for cooling are not needed. She has typically been the nurse for Ironman's. Not quite the same folks at this event.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

A Day at the Park

Went to the park with the gang yesterday and we were quite the force there. Six kids under age three, one child navigating with a bag on her head, much adorable PDA, enough picnic food for a village and four mom's wishing someone had remembered the cocktails.