Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Fall Fall, Yellow Leaves and Fall


There are so many photos in this post that I don't think I need to write very much. As you can see, we went on an amazing hike up on the peaks last weekend to see the yellow leaves. We got a little carried away with the yellow leaf photos and then the family photos, so here is just a small fraction of them.










Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall Preview

Fall in flagstaff

I have about a million photos of our trip to Flagstaff this weekend to see the leaves changing colors (well, a million may be a bit of an exageration. It's really only several hundred.). We don't really get to see fall like this in the desert, so this was our little taste of fall. I'll post lots more of the photos soon, but for now, here is a little look at my mom's street through the iphone/instagram lens.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Food Fest


We made a little trip over to the local food and culture festival "Tucson meet yourself" this weekend with my Dad. It was a little too crowded, but still so much fun to try food from so many different countries all in one place. Noah's favorite thing was that they had an exhibit set up showing what the modern street car is going to look like when it's finished. We can't wait to ride it.


Wesley wasn't too sure about the steam pork bun (my favorite, above), but Chris was super psyched about the "zen dog" (below)

Zen dog

Friday, October 12, 2012


Sandbox baby handprint

Lately Wesley has an serious obsession with the sandbox. Anytime he can get outside he makes a B-line for that box, and if the lid is on, he sits on the top looking so hopeful. If I say no sandbox (you wouldn't believe just how dirty he gets after just a couple of minutes. Seriously, in the mouth, the hair, the eyes, the diaper. How does it do that??) he throws a "big-boy" tantrum. Lying down on the floor by the door crying and throwing himself around. This boy knows what he wants.

Anyway, when I opened the lid to the sandbox yesterday there was this little handprint in the partially dried sand. I had to take a picture. I already find myself forgetting so many things about when Noah was tiny, and now Wesley is losing so much of his tiny-ness and becoming a big boy. I just wish I could remember every little piece of having these tiny people in my life (well, except maybe the times when I lose my temper because I haven't slept in a few days...)


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Package from Holy Cheeses!


I got a package in the mail from the SF milkmaid yesterday. Beautiful artisan cheeses wrapped in lovely paper and with descriptions of each. We had arranged a little trade for some photos I took of her little ones and I think I may have gotten the better end of the deal (although the photos were pretty precious since her boys are adorable!). I'm so excited to try these. And, if you happen to be in the sanfrancisco area and want to learn how to make cheese, she offers classes. Go see her website at


Oh, and the molasses cookies (they were for Noah), yum! I hope I can get the recipe.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

1 Year Old


This little boy is one year old. One year old! He is almost walking, almost. He makes monkey sounds, says "hi" and "banana" (in addition the mama and dada) He is sweet and roudy. I love his little cuddles, and how when I was taking pictures of him outside as he sorted rocks, he kept taking breaks to come climb into my lap and sit for a minute.

Despite the cuddles, he is very independent. Pretty much anything I want him to eat has to be in a form he can pick up with his hands. He climbs anything and everything. His favorite thing is to climb onto the dishwasher door when open and try to get things out of the top shelf. If he falls off, the only part of it that bothers him is if he fell off without the desired object.

Since I've done three posts about Wesley (or was it four?) in the last two days, I guess I'm done telling you about him for today. More coming soon.

Birthday Cupcake


A special cupcake for the real birthday. This was before we added the frosting, and in Wesley's opinion, before we made it much less edible :-)



The 1st Birthday Party


We had a sweet little first birthday party at one of our favorite local parks. I made cupcakes and mini-quiches (along with Louisa - thanks Lou!). We spread out blankets, ate cupcakes, drank coffee, and played on the playground.






Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wes' 1st 12 Months, a little walk through time

I can't believe it's been a whole year. Do I say that every time I do one of these birthday posts? Yes? Well, it's true. This time last year I was complaining about the fact that it was still ridiculously hot. It's October for goodness sake! (and yes, it's supposed to be 99 degrees today. At least I'm not pregnant!) Tomorrow my baby boy, the little brother, turns one year old. So here are here first 12 months in photos so you can see him grow to be a one year old all over again. It feels like it went almost this fast the first time.

October, 2011




November, 2011


December, 2011



January, 2012


February, 2012



March, 2012


April, 2012


May, 2012



June, 2012


July, 2012



August, 2012



September, 2012