Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Baby Anchovies for Piper

Baby Anchovies for Piper
Baby Anchovies for Piper,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Yes. This is a bag of dried anchovies for kids.

Even more weird, the little girl totally looks like Piper, which makes me wonder...1) will Piper grow up to love anchovies? 2) will Piper ever get compensated for the use of her likeness.

I'm thinking the answer to both questions is...not likely.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fudge Fantastic

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Jan shows Parker her fudge recipe and he seems to be dutifully taking notes. Until the very end when he becomes suspicious.

What's the matter Parker? Not enough chocolate for your liking?

Oh, he just realized he has to share with Daddy.

Tag, You're It

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Tag, You're It,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Glad to see I'm not the only one Piper like to poke while drinking her bottle.

Also glad to see that I'm not the only one who let's her put her finger in their mouth and probe around. :o)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stuck on You

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Stuck on You,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Since we were at Universal City Walk, I figured it couldn't hurt to follow bowling with a little stroll. Of course, that meant Parker had to get a sweet treat at Sparky's.

He chose the ring pop...I think because he saw someone at school eating one. What harm could a ring pop do?

Well, I guess if you fall asleep while eating the could attach itself to you and not necessarily where you'd think it'd get stuck.

No worries. A little warm water and I separated the two without even waking Parker. Yes, I'm that good. :o)

Department Party

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Department Party,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Yup. I brought Parker and Piper. While Piper was strapped to me in the Baby Bjorn, Parker took my place bowling. Thank goodness the guys aren't that competitive because Parker didn't break two digits. Of course, if we were playing with a handicap...well, we would have been styling! Hmmmm...maybe we should join a league.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Color Bender

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originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
I have to say...this came out REALLY good! Yes, the arrow sells it. But the arrow looks like an arrow and it's in blue, just like Ang's. NICE!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

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This year we celebrated Halloween in Tehachapi with Gram. That means the kids got to go trick-or-treating with their cousins.

Piper was a monkey (can't let a good costume go to waste!). Parker was Scooby-Doo (this is the first year he got to choose his costume). Carli was a cat. (No, Scooby was a gentleman dog and didn't chase Carli around all night.) And Josephine was a suffragette. (She recently finished a book on famous women and would have been Amelia Earhart -- but her friend already snagged the idea.)

Tehachapi was a great place to trick-or-treat. Lots of houses in the holiday spirit. A lot of people got nostalgic when they saw Scooby (which is always good for the candy haul). Even better, the kids got to share the fun with Gram and Grandpa (who are also very good for the candy haul).

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Like Brother, Like Sister

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Like Brother, Like Sister,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Uh oh, Parker. Another fan of watermelon.

Even with hardly any teeth, she's willing to gum at it through her food strainer.

Looks like there will be less for you, Parker. Better eat as much as you can...while there's still some to be had.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

2009 LA County Fair

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The family hit the LA County Fair...a.k.a. Fried Food on a Stick marathon! Piper was quickly initiated with the tried and true corndog -- foot long, of course. Meanwhile, Parker hit the balloon darts and immediately came away a winner. Awesome...yes. But we were soon back to the main objective and we tackled a pork chop on a stick and fried dill pickle spears.

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But that was just the start. We soon found Nirvana -- fried smores, fried avocados, fried oreos, fried twinkies, and...le piece de resistance...the zucchini weenie. The best find of the fair...yes, the zucchini weenie. The worst of the fair...the fried avocado.

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Mission accomplaished, we then pursued Parker's, fun, fun. We hit the kid rides. (Talk about HUGE lines.) Parker and Chris did a water gun competition and...yes...came away a winner again. Then, on our way out, the boys flexed their muscles while I grabbed one more treat. That's right, chocolate covered bacon. (Believe it or not, I think it could have used less chocolate and more bacon. Go figure.)

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Dog Attack

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Dog Attack,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
As we hang out around the ''sheds-in-progress'', Parker plays around with a bit of chalk. Unfortunately for Frankie, Parker creates an attack dow. However, even though the yellow dog growls at him, but Frankie's not fazed.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


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Now Legoland...that was a big hit -- for both kids and parents. Legos where everywhere. We even went home with some. (Yeah, we're suckers.)

Parker did an awesome job driving. No track and he avoided the other kids and obstacles. He truly earned his license.

There were a bunch of scenes done in legos...including Obama's innaguration, which was accurate down to the lines to the porta potty. :o)

Friday, September 25, 2009


Sea World
Sea World,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Parker, what big teeth you have?

Better to eat everything with!

Sea World

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Vacationing in San Diego, which means we have to go to Sea World. Of course it's been years since I've been there be honest...not sure it's worth it. If we opted to see Shamu earlier in the day, we definitely would have blown through the park in half a day. Bummer.

Parker's favorite part wasn't the animals but the rides...of course. Piper...well, she loves everything and everyone.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Ellie!

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Ellie, the little sis of Parker's best pal, Tyler, had a birthday party and Parker was invited. With gifts, toys, food, and a bounce house -- everyone was all smiles. Except Hello Kitty, I guess. She probably had the worst job at the party.

Sorry Kitty.