Wednesday, February 28, 2007


AccessorizedEars...check! Mittens...check! Bottom lip pout...check. LET'S ROLL!

When it's time to take a ride around the house on the trike, Parker's got to have on all his gear -- hats, mittens (or socks on the hands), the works. And no matter the task, you know Parker's fully committed when the bottom lip's invested in the activity.

Monday, February 19, 2007


MonkeyOh yeah! Someone's now eatting bananas like a big, monkey. Or would that be a gorilla. Do gorillas eat bananas? Hmmmm...

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Happy Chinese New Year!

The Zoo, RevisitedLast time we went to the zoo, I wanted to avoid the long line at the box office. So, I bought an annual family pass, which was a much short line. That said, I've got to make the most of my investment and with Chinese New Year I figured, what better place to visit in celebration of the year of the pig than the zoo!

The songs and dances were fine but what Parker really enjoyed was the petting zoo where he got to go head-to-head with a goat.

The Zoo, RevisitedThe Zoo, RevisitedNot to mention, check out the flamingos…Those crazy birds!

Wait, what was that Parker?

The Zoo, RevisitedOh yeah! Josephine and Carly joined us later that day. And they weren't alone. They brought Uncle Eric and Aunt Amy with them. Together we walked all over the place and saw the seals, otters, orangutans, and other animals…including pigs -- not the farm kind, but real boars! YAWN! HA! (Sorry, I had to put that joke into play eventually.)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Two Lips

Two Lips
Two Lips,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Happy Valentine's Day!

This is my favorite flower to receive from Chris, mainly because it's the punch line of a corny joke.

What's perfect about Chris is that he know I don't wan't a bunch of dead cut flowers. No, I want the opportunity to do the killing on my own. :o)

Just kidding. Actually, I save the bulbs and we'll see if they sprout next year. (Either that, or the moles will get a chance to partake in a buffet of delicious flower bulbs.)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

First Birthday Party

First PartyFirst PartyParker attended his first birthday party. It was Hailey's birthday…or as Parker calls her…"Lailey". Also in attendance was his fellow daycare pal, Lucas ("Lukee").

As usual, it took Parker a few moments to warm up to the event but soon he was playing with the best of them.

First PartyFirst PartyUh, two candles on a cake isn't much of a fire, Parker.

Ah wait, I see. An opportunity to save the damsel in distress…a.k.a., the birthday girl.

First PartyFirst PartyWhat's a birthday without a few trust falls with daddy!

All in all, it was a great day. Happy Birthday, Hailey!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Body Fusion

Take it to the limit! I just had to post this because I know it'll make Geoffrey laugh out loud. :o)

I guess I should write about trying to lose the baby fat. Two years after Parker's birth and I'm still 10lb over what I weighed before I got pregnant, which was 10lb over what I preferred to weigh. Hey, I spend all day typing at a computer. With deadlines and other obligations, it's hard to find the time (or at least remember) to get off my butt and walk around. That became blatantly clear when I bought a pedometer.

It all started when we were in Tahoe and I saw this Frontline epside on losing weight called "Diet Wars". It was surprisingly pretty interesting and boiled it down to matter the diet, if you want to lose weight you need to limit your calories and exercise. DUH! Simple. And yet people spend millions of dollars to do just that. You'd think if you ate less you'd spend less and more.

And exercise...all we need to do is, yes, get off our butts and walk. Basicly, we need to count our steps. People who have lost weight (and have kept it off) take at least 10,000 steps a day. The average person takes 4,000 steps. Me...and this is where the pedometer comes into play...less than a 1,000. EEK! I'm a slug!

So my inital goal is to just match the couch potato 2,000. That's tougher than it sounds but walking to my food (aka, lunch) helps. Another thing is relying less on IM to ask questions and take a walk. I guess I'll eventually have to use the gym membership (yes, part of the millions of dollars spent).

I guess this is where I layout goals for myself. Hmmmm... Well, how about this. Let's be generous and say I'm at 1000 steps a day right now. I aim at upping those numbers by 500 steps a month and by July I should be on par with the average 4,000. I pledge to check in with you guys again in a couple of months to let you know how I'm doing. In the meantime, you should trying counting your steps. The results could be a surprising wakeup call.

Well, in the meantime, I just happen to have a couple of pencils here so I guess I can throw in a quick low impact workout.