Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's Time!

It's Time!
It's Time!,
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So we got word from daycare this week. Parker's ready to ditch the diapers. WOO HOO! So far so good. Yes, we've had a few accidents. But he's been steadily improving -- starting the week off with 3 bags of dirty laundry (each bag containing one soiled change of clothes) to just one. Not bad.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Book2Movie Club

This month the feature was Journey to the Center of the Earth, which we were able to catch in 3D over at Universal Citiwalk.

I though Parker would be able to sit through it but the man-eating Venus flytraps were just too much for the little guy so we had to leave the theater. But about 15 minutes later he was brave enough to venture back into the theater so we could finish the rest of the movie.

So I have to admit...I didn't make it through the original novel. There's definitely a different sense of timing. It takes them about a third of the book just to get to the volcano where they journey into the center of the earth. I couldn't help but get a bit impatient.

I did catch the 1959 movie with the boys (Chris, Parker, Thommy, and Geoffrey). It had Pat Boone so you know it would be a ''classic''. Plus, with that cast you know there would be a couple of songs to be sung by the crooner. The best part was either the rear projection ''giant lizards'' (which scared Parker) or the dolls that represented our heroes as they escaped. Then again, it could have been Pat Boone's Scottish accent. Like I said...''classic!''

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Time to Feel Old

I heard this on NPR today. The Nevermind baby is not only no longer a baby. He's 17.

"Quite a few people in the world have seen my penis," he says from his home in Los Angeles.

Tell me about it. On t-shirts, posters, larger-than-life murals on Tower Records on Sunset...yeah, I think that's a tad more than a few.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

What's in a name?

Published 9/6/2008

So, as I mentioned earlier, we have a girl's name left over from our first go around at this...''Piper''.

Did I mention how we came up with ''Parker'' and ''Piper''? You know that games...what's your drag name or what's your stripper name? Then you take the name of your first pet and the street you grew up on. Well, that's it. Chris grew up on Parker Street and I grew up on Piper Place. (Actually, the first place I lived at was Houser but I'm not naming my kid I went with my second home.) I like to think of it as passing on a bit of one's childhood. Chris likes to stick to the originally stripper name origins.

Okay, so we have a girl's name but we now need a new boy's name. Surprisingly, we decided on a name pretty quickly. (Really, there was more drama naming the dog.) Parker's middle name -- Jonathan -- is based on my dad's name. So, this little one should have James for his middle name, after Chris' father. As for the first name...we settled on Jacob. He can always use the nickname Jake if he wants something less biblical and serious. And anyways...are all Jakes hot? :o)

So there you have it -- Jacob James Trillo.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Week 12

Published 9/6/2008

So, based on our initial scans, Dr. Tzeng is having us start seeing Dr. Samadi, the preinatal doc we saw for Parker's pregnancy. He'll take us through our genetic screenings and will also be handling the rest of our ultrasound scans. (The one bonus of having a baby after the age of 35 is that you get a ton of pictures as the doctors keep check on the baby's development.) So three weeks later, here's what's the baby looks like in 2D and 3D...

Week  12Week 12 - 3DThe thing I like about Dr. Samadi, aside from the fact that he's a known factor, is that he's not afraid to call the baby's "buds" arms and legs.

According to the doc, the baby's healthy. Actually, he said he was "textbook" perfect. ROCK ON! Based on his measurements, he's 12 weeks and 4 days old.

And did you notice the pronoun? Yeah, we're looking at a boy. We had a girl's name left over from Parker's pregnancy so we have some homework to work on.

Friday, July 04, 2008


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The next day, the girls wanted to go swimming. Even though it's July, the pool is surprisingly cold. But the girls would not be deterred. Both Luxi and Niko suited up and hopped in. Brrrr. But no, even with chattering teeth, they would not admit that it was too cold to swim.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

When North Meets South

Luxi and Niko VisitLuxi and Niko VisitMy mom, sister, Foxy, and the girls came down from the Bay Area for a SoCal visit. With all these people in the house, we figured we'd better break out the tent for the kids to sleep in. It turned out to be a big hit. Maybe too big of a hit. There was no way those kids would fall asleep before the adults ran out of gas. In the end, we had to split them up...Luxi and Parker slept in the tent and Niko shared Ah-mah's bed. (Smart kid.)