Sunday, December 31, 2006

Sweet face girl

One of my favorites...

Friday, December 29, 2006

Happier times....

It was so hard to leave yesterday. Mary and I kept saying, "It's really over?" And I cried at the airport, and I cried when I left Mom and John a few days before. We should be able to be with all the people we love, all of the time! The time just flew by and I didn't even get to see everyone I wanted to.
I have some lovely video that I can't post. Nothing I try works, but I'm trying to be patient. Both Marlo and I are sick. I feel so bad for her. But I'm grateful that we weren't sick for our trip!
All whining aside, we had a wonderful Christmas. I'm going to get this house spiffed up and then relax with Mark during his long weekend. I have a lot to post, so check back soon!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Marlo was such a good little girl all day. She just played and played, crawling around and sitting up, laughing, gurgling and yelling. Sometimes she just lays on her back, kicking and flapping her arms and panting because she's just so excited. She is the cutest sweetest baby ever!

Friday, December 15, 2006

I'm too busy!

I haven't had time to take any photos but I'm posting these. I've been trying to finish up shopping (Marlo's been very good about it) and get ready to fly up north on Monday. I can't wait to see everybody!
Big baby Marlo pulled herself up in her crib today. We are in trouble...

Monday, December 11, 2006

Guess who...

sat herself up yesterday? She was showing off for Molly.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Molly's here!

we went to the Wild Animal Park. I forgot my camera battery, so these are from Molly's. Marlo met another Santa, whom she did NOT like but I've got to scan it first so I'll post it tomorrow.
And yes, we really got our faces painted.

Saturday, December 09, 2006


we went to Quail Botanical Gardens with Lane and Tom. It was all decked out for the holidays with music, Santa, could even roast marshmallows. Marlo loved it. She was leaning forward in her stroller trying to get the best view.
Then it suddenly started pouring as we were leaving. But that rain better go away because Molly's coming tomorrow!

Friday, December 08, 2006

What a kitchen torch is really for

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I'd never seen the likes

of the lights at this place I went by tonight. These on the bottom were probably almost a foot high. The whole house was so beautiful, but I couldn't get a good photo of it.
I am obsessed with lights this year, all I want to do is drive around and look at them all night!
Actually, I'd like to sleep all night, but I've pretty much given up on that. (Maybe Marlo and I should go for a drive when she wakes up at 3 a.m.)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

This girl...

So many of my pictures are just a blur because she won't hold still! I don't know how Amy gets so many photos of Estee, and that girl runs.
My mom said, "No wonder you're so tired".
And a BIG THANKS to my mother in law who installed the safety gate! I am completely incompetent at that type of thing, and I didn't see Mark jumping up to do it, but she did it no problem. She even tried installing the first gate I bought, which was ridiculous to say the least...the instructions were useless and you would have to have superhuman strength to put it together. But Mary never cursed or tried to break it over her knee as I would have done.
And then she put up garland and ribbon and lights! I'm telling you, she's got skills!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Sooo serious

I can never get her to look at me! (When she finally does, she just goes after the camera.) I love the bottom photo, she's looking at herself in the mirror on her exersaucer.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Christmas in Old Town

We had lunch there with my parents yesterday. Mark and I had been boycotting because Bazaar del Mundo along with our favorite restaurant, Casa del Bandini, had lost their contracts. It's now managed by a company out of New York. Anyway, bitterness aside, I have to say the park looked better and it was all decked out for Christmas.
That top photo is dried chili peppers. The bottom photo is horrible of me but Marlo looked too cute not to post it.

Another Santa photo...

this is one that I took myself. She was so curious about him!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Snow day

Yesterday there was a holiday celebration at the park. Marlo met another Santa, but she was not so fond of him. Kids performed some of the Nutcracker, there was all kinds of free food, and they made snow for the kids to play in. Oh, and it was a balmy 78 degrees!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Last night

we went to the tree lighting ceremony in the square. The tree didn't photograph well, but I thought it was so looked Dr. Seuss-y, if that makes sense.

Pictures with Santa!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Blogger sucks!

None of my pictures will show up. I still can't comment on non beta blogs, and I still can't post video. So I'll repeat: blogger sucks.