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Thursday, December 16, 2010

December 5-11, 2010

On Sunday, Laurel had a craft show. (If you'd like, you can read about that here.) After that, we did some decorating for Christmas. Grandma Diane gave us this giant inflatable penguin a couple years ago. Will loves him.

He named him Irving.

Lorne put the lights on the tree. Will helped*.

*followed Lorne and grabbed at his legs and sort of got in the way

Evie found this all very amusing.

On Monday, we took Will down to the little cookie decorating party our apartment complex put on. Will thought this was the best kind of party.

Sorry for the terrible picture.

He did have some help from Lorne, but I think he did a pretty good job! The squeezy tubes of frosting made it a lot easier for him, I think. We might do something like this when we make sugar cookies this year.

Also on Monday: Evie put up with Will's hugs.

And rolled a few more times, but I again failed to get it on camera, just the aftermath.

I don't know what's going on on the right there. Apparently I let the baby roll around in wires?

On Tuesday, we went on a walk in the evening because Mommy needed at least two shots of espresso to stay awake until bedtime.

Seriously Mom, we go on walks ALL THE TIME. Why must you document them all for posterity?

Will collected these sticks along the way. I asked him why he wanted to carry sticks, and he said he had to give them to Grandma Gail. I asked what he thought Grandma Gail would do with a bunch of sticks and he said, "She's going to sniff them."

Not pictured: Will adorably ordering a hot chocolate at Starbucks and telling the barista his name ("I'm Will! I'm Will [lastname redacted]!"), then putting $1 in the tip jar.

When did Evie stop looking like a little infant? How is she 4.5 months already?


Also: Will took Evie's tummy time blanket and put it on his head.

I said, "Aw, you're a little babushka!"

Will responded, ‎"I'm just cozy. Cozy and NOT a babushka Mom."

On Wednesday, we decorated the Christmas tree.

Will told us he was eating the star because it was pretty. (???)

Maybe he has pica?

Will and Evie also sat and chatted for awhile.

Then Will left.

On Thursday, Grandma Gail arrived! Due to some fog in the San Diego airport she was sent to Ontario, and then rode down here with someone from her flight and arrived at like, 2 AM. We were glad she made it, and the kids enjoyed reading stories with her.

On Friday, Grandma Gail took Will & Evie to Grandma Jo's house. Lorne and Laurel drove to San Francisco. Here is the sunset over Malibu:

On Saturday, Lorne & Laurel did the first day of Bazaar Bizarre.

We also saw Giants closer Brian Wilson jogging when we went to get dinner on our break. He was wearing sunglasses and a headband and looked a lot like Luke Wilson's character (Richie) from The Royal Tenenbaums. We then used our handy dandy phones to look up where Brian Wilson lives, and surprise, it's in the marina district of SF, which is where we saw him. As baseball nerds, we thought it was kind of neat.

Monday, December 6, 2010

November 28 - December 4, 2010

On Sunday, we spent most of the day in the car, driving home from Northern California after the UW/Cal game. We were shocked to find out that lots of people drive from Northern California to Southern California at the end of a holiday weekend. SHOCKED. No pictures, but the drive was pretty okay.

On Monday, everyone was tired from our long drive and busy week last week. I was too tired to find the good camera, so you'll have to make do with this crappy phone picture of the kids being tired.

On Tuesday, we took a lot of pictures. Some might say we took a plethora of pictures.

This hat is actually not Evie's hat. It's a hat my friend asked me to make for her baby, but I wanted to take a picture of it for her before I dropped it in the mail. And I just conveniently have a baby that I could use to model the hat.

Evie spent most of the time I took pictures of her attempting to remove the hat from her head. Which is too bad for her, because I like how it looks so much that I'm making one for her in red and white.

I also took a bunch of pictures of new PenguinBot bags (shameless self promotion) while the kids napped, but Will woke up before I finished. He watched me take the last couple pictures, then asked if I could take a picture of him. When I said yes, he then struck this pose:

Then he sat on the backdrop I was using for the bags.

I was going to take more pictures, but he shifted and the heavy things I was using to hold the backdrop up fell off the partial wall they were sitting on and while they didn't fall on Will, they fell very close to him. He was then no longer interested in being the subject of my photography.

When Evie woke up I took a couple more pictures of her, because she was smiley.

That's Lorne's manhand. I don't have manhands.

On Wednesday, we rode across the desert on a horse with no name. It felt good to get out of the rain.

On Thursday, I took some blurry pictures of tummy time.

On Friday, someone tried to charge almost $4,000 worth of pizza to my credit card.

I had a similar reaction to Evie's.

Also, the children were adorable.

That's Will's new "I'm smiling for the camera!" face.

On Saturday, we got our Christmas tree. It's pretty big. (The half wall behind the tree there is 6.5 or 7 feet tall.)

Also on Saturday, we watched the Huskies beat the Cougars in the Apple Cup. Woo! Evie was subsequently tackled by her stuffed husky.

Also also on Saturday, Evie made these faces:

And Will made all these faces: