Sunday, February 26, 2006


Originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Parker discovers a new way to play with his work table. Kind of cozy but he seems to enjoy it...for now.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

But Maisy's On

But Maisy's On
Originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Now that Frankie knows Parker can play fetch, he wants to put the little guy to work. Even if it means Parker has to miss a little bit of Maisy.

And if Parker won't throw the ball...well, Frankie knows just where to plant his body.

Monday, February 20, 2006


So last night was probably Frankie's happiest night alive. Why? Because Parker has finally learned fetch. Check out the video. Sure. He can't throw the ball far but this is just a first step. And Frankie seems to appreciate it.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Good Morning

Good Morning
Originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
What an awesome thing to wake up to...snow! Definitely glad it was the weekend because I'm sure my normal route to work was closed (or required chains) and I would have hated to have been stuck in rush hour traffic. Plus, who knows what it would have been like going down dirt drive.

By the way, by 10am, all the snow was gone but we were still left with a beautiful day.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Beautiful Day Out

Yeah, it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. We had a bit of light dusting of snow overnight but it didn't stick around for long. But you can see it still lingering in the nearby mountains. Parker and I decided to take a walk to the mailbox to drop off some letter. Of course, the mailman got there before us so out mail won't go out until Tuesday. :o( Typical.

Oh well, we had a great walk and Parker got to break in some of that cold weather gear that I got for him to use in Tahoe but never got around to actually wearing. Like the little ears on his hood? :o)

Friday, February 17, 2006

Snowy Commute Home

Yup, these are shots from my commute home. I'm so glad we got to leave work early for the Presidents' Day holiday weekend. I knew it was going to rain and that I should expect a bit of snow but I've never seen it like this on my ride to/from work. This is great. Not to heavy either so I actually enjoyed the ride. As you can probably guess, I was further at ease because I had snow chains in my trunk and cold weather gear for both me and Parker. (Of course Geoffrey was also in the car -- he took the pictures -- and all I had for him, in the event of an emergency, was a blanket. Sorry Geof.) For all you future passengers -- BYOEG (Bring Your Own Emergency Gear).

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentine's Evening With The Trillos

After a day at work (and daycare for Parker), we joined Thommy and Geoffrey for a Valentine's Day dinner at "the Don" (the local Don Cucos). The low lighting made flash free photography a bit challenging but, as you can see, Parker had a great time. Even though he was strapped in a chair, he refused to sit still.

Actually, Parker is pretty good at restaurants -- so long as we have plenty to keep him occupied. The usual dining out tools are formula, jar food, and lots of puffy treats. Plus, now that Parker's starting to eat adult food -- yes, you heard me right -- he's also enjoying bits of bread and tortilla.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Four Alarm

Nothing will knock you out of bed faster than a call from you neighbor informing you that there's a fire next door.

Before I go on...I'm blogging right now; so you can safely assume the fire is out and we're all safe 'n' sound.

We received the call from the Tuckers at 5:30am. There was a fire next door...yes, at that neighbors house. I'm sure you all know the one -- the encampment of trailers and vehicles. To be honest, while it is a bit of an eyesore, I feel we all move out here for a bit of freedom to express ourselves. Plus, I know they're working to get themselves "up on their feet" so you can expect things to be a little less perfect in the process.

Well, I guess, they had an empty trailer and a spider web of electrical cords, which ignited this morning. After we go the call, Chris and I quickly got dressed and got to work. Chris got the tractor and headed next door with hopes to keep the fire contained and far from our property. I loaded Parker in the car and (with Frankie temporarily corraled in the backyard) began unloading our house of the essential items -- pictures, computers, and the few other irreplaceable items. Luckily, another neighber, the O'Neils saw the fire and help me load the cars.

At 6:45am I got another call from Chris..."You can stop loading the cars. There's four fire trucks here and the fire's completely out."

Good news. But, just in case, I've left everything in the cars...for now. In a couple of hours, I'll start unloading and putting everything back inside.

Hope you all had a less eventful morning.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Holy Crap!

Holy Crap!
Originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Okay, one mom's perspective, some aspects in life shouldn't be captured frame-by-frame. Catch the "wrong" moment and you see something like this...your baby floating in mid-air as the result of your husband throwing him there.

When I first saw this picture all I saw was the amount of space between Chris' hands and Parker's body. It took my optometrist to point out the look of joy on Parker's face. Chris, conversely, loves this picture.

And no, no matter how much it makes me uncomfortable, he won't stop throwing the baby in the air. Actually, I think he's trying to work more on more "hang time" for the little guy.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

11 Months Old

11 Months Old
Originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Parker, your 11 months old, what do you want to do? Okay, eat the wall. That's...different. Well, have fun!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Not So Super Bowl

So, we invited Thommy and Geoffrey over for a "Super Bowl" party. You can imaging my shock when I discovered we were actually going to watch the game.

Super Bowl Super Bowl

I don't know about the game, but the commercials were not up-to-snuff. My top three were the light beer commercial where the girl gets tackled (see above), the magic fridge ad, and, of course, the MacGyver Master Card commercial. was "priceless".

Super Bowl Super Bowl

Parker, like Mommy, grew board of the game (and the commercials) and opted for a rip-roaring game of peek-a-boo.