Sunday, May 31, 2009

Unwanted Guest

Unwanted Guest
Unwanted Guest,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Returning home with the kids, guess what I found at our front door? Yup, this bad boy was stretched in front of the threshold. Luckily, I hadn't let the kids out of the car. Even luckier, Chris was home so I called him over to take care of the problem.

Now, when I think "take care of the problem", I mean safely remove the snake -- even if that means resorting to violence. Evidently, "take care of the problem" to Chris means cuddle up with the reptile.

Obviously, this is not a poisonous snake, nontheless handling it with one's bare hands doesn't come to mind.

Just so you know, momma's little man, Parker, watched from the safety of the car. Smart boy.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Parker's POV

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Give the boy a camera and this is what you get.

Not too bad if I do say so myself.

Let's see, you've got me with my coffee...classic. Piper lounging around -- what do you expect from a baby. Chris on the couch with his laptop...natural habitat. Snoozing Frankie. And the mystery pic...the inside of a bowl.

Gotcha!And here's the master photographer himself...GOTCHA!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Love At First Bite

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Piper had her first bites of ''real food'' today and she loved it. Even better, my Mom got to partake in the experience. Being the pro, she even got through it without getting any rice cereal on herself. Nice!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Piper's 1st Trip to the Magic Kingdom

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This was Piper's first trip to Disneyland. This was also my mom's first trip to Disneyland in about 30 years! Who knows when she'll be back so we had to make the most of the trip. That means fried chicken at the Plaza Inn, a ride on Dumbo with Parker, and a trip on the Astroblasters with Piper.

A first time for all of us, we checked out the Jedi Training Academy. Parker did his darnedest to get it but, in the end, he was just a tad too young. Sorry little dude. Maybe you'll make it on our next trip. In the meantime, a couple light sabres (one for Parker and one for Chris) should make everyone feel better.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Good Morning!

Good Morning!
Good Morning!,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Piper doesn't know the meaning of sleeping in. At least not on the weekend.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

That's my girl

That's my girl
That's my girl,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Like Daddy, like daughter.

Chris texted this to me today.

Yup. Unruly hair is the Trillo trademark.

Piper seems to be sporting a bit of a mohawk this morning. Then again, maybe she's channeling an 80's Pat Benatar.

I can only imagine what the real do looked like.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Taj Mah Sheds

The Taj Mah Sheds
The Taj Mah Sheds,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Believe it or not the sheds are progressing. Our junk may very well be moving in by the end of summer.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hate to say it...

...but I told you so.

Not you specifically, though.

Maybe about a year ago, Thommy and I were heading to my place when we say these guys trying to drive up this hill. Now this hill is steep. Really steep. But you can imagine the dumb asses who were daring each other to do it, can't you?

Thommy and I had to pull over and watch the stupidity. We felt that any moment something terrible was going to happen.

Well, I guess we were wrong. Things didn't go wrong in moments...rather in months. The car overturned near the base of the mountain after rolling downhill 500+ feet, leaving a trail of glass and debris down the mountain.


Believe it or not, the occupants walked away with scratches and bruises.

That's right...the gene pool lives to continue on.

Mother's Day

Mother's Day
Mother's Day,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
My Mother's Day gift? A day off from the kids. So Chris took them to Tehachapi to visit his mom and...bonus...GRANDPA!


originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
I love that Piper's becoming more and more fascinated with the world around her. If she can grasp it in her hand, she will take in the object -- examining it and trying to decipher it's meaning...for her...whatever that could be.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Birthday Train

Birthday Train
Birthday Train,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Parker attended a classmate's birthday party which took place at Travel Town, which is basically a park filled with old trains. AWESOME! Parker and his friends spend the day playing in and around various trains, eating tons of food, and riding on a train that circles the park. As you can probably guess, he had a great time. No doubt, we'll be back again.

Around the Table

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Piper joined the family at the table for breakfast this morning. I'm sure the waffles were pretty weird for her but then what isn't in her world? What I think she liked the most, though, was just taking part in a family activity.

Of course, Daddy needed some one-on-one time with his little girl. Yeah, she has him wrapped around her little fingers.