Monday, July 27, 2009


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Parker's sad that after all these years Kailie still doesn't trust him. Granted, in trying to pet her he did end up chasing her around the house...but still, where's the love?

Friday, July 24, 2009

6 Month Checkup

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Well, time for Piper's 6 month check-up. Have no limbs have been lost in the last couple of months. All parts still seem to be in the right place.

For those keeping track, here are her stats:

  • Height: 27''
  • Weight: 15.11 pounds
For the most part, she's tracking like Parker -- light weight, average height, and HUGE head. (Yes. I'm not a baby factory. Instead, I seem to be Willy Wonka with a bunch of lollipop shaped kids.)

As you can see from the pics, like Parker at her age, her favorite thing in the doctor's office is the paper that covers the examination table.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Puppet Show

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This evening, Piper was treated to a special puppet show put on by Parker. As she watched, she couldn't help but wave her pacifier excitedly in the air. Then Parker came out and brought the excitement right into the audience. Finally, the cast came out for their final bow. Bravo! Encore!

Friday, July 17, 2009

On A Roll

On A Roll
Originally uploaded by Car2nGrl
Check out Piper as she demonstrates her new moves that get her left and right and up and down.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Power Moves

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Parker has never watched Power Ranger but I guess it's inevitable -- when you mix a Red Ranger costume and karate get the moves. I must say...he looks pretty good. And I'm not just talking about the prepackaged six-pack abs. :o)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

25 Cent Mustache

25 Cent Mustache
25 Cent Mustache,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
That's right. For only a quarter, you can easily alter your appearance with this awesome mustache. Something of this quality normally takes weeks to cultivate but if you act now you can get one for yourself in a matter of seconds at Albertsons. Quantities are limited so act now!

Sunday, July 05, 2009


originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Parker misses Luxi and Niko. He wishes he could go back to their house. He's gonna write them a letter but it won't be the same.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Fourth of July

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This Fourth of July we headed up north to visit Luxi and Niko and check out some bay area fireworks. But before that, we stopped at a picnic hosted by one of Joanie's friends. The food...awesome! Especially the Dr. Pepper chicken wings! (Yes, I will eventually post the recipe.)

Parker, of course, ignored the food and made a beeline for the toys. I got a kick out of the toy vespa. I'm sure all you Eddie Izzard fans are thinking of one word...Chao!

I have no great pictures but the fireworks for the evening were AWESOME! Joanie got got us into the Fort Mason Officer's Club where we watched them shoot fireworks over the bay. Probably one of our top 5 fireworks experiences. (Number one being Roswell, my book, that is.)

NOTE: The wing recipe was basically a bottle of Dr. Pepper and a bottle of BBQ sauce (Trader Joes Kansas City BBQ Sauce). Mix with wings and bake. I also found this recipe at Dr. Pepper Museum...

Dr Pepper Wings

  • 2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. White Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Powder 
  • 2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Dried Thyme
  • 2 tsp. Dark Soy Sauce
  • ½ Onion, finely diced
  • ¼ cup Dr Pepper
  • 3 lbs. Chicken Wing Sections (about 24)

The day before: In large zippered bag, combine all seasonings, the Dr Pepper and onion, mixing well. Add chicken and expel air from bag. Mush chicken around in the bag to distribute the spices and liquid. Marinate overnight in refrigerator.

To bake, turn on broiler. Line a raised cookie sheet with foil.

Place wings on foil and broil about 10 to 12 minutes on each side until crisped and well done, with no pink juices.

Serve hot. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Buy the Dublin (Dublin, Texas) hot spices for the wings, you can notch the “heat” up. 

PS: I finally downloaded my camera to my computer and discovered a bunch of photos from Fort Mason. Here they are...
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Friday, July 03, 2009

Talk About Professional

Talk About Professional
Talk About Professional,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
Screw those coupons in your Sears bill or that fancy store in the mall. Want a professional family photo? Find a nice comfy chair in Starbucks and have someone catch the moment on your camera phone. The lighting's great. The poses are natural. And I actually look good. I think we'll be hitting Starbucks again around November for the Christmas card photo.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

All Grown Up

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All Grown Up,
originally uploaded by Car2nGrl.
I'm sure it's not his first but Dean proudly delivered a dead bird to the doorstep today. They grow up so soon! Now the question is whether or not I'm brave enough to dispose of the prize. Hmmm...I wonder when Chris is getting home.