Thursday, October 30, 2008


Okay so here's the deal. I am not really into Halloween- I mean at all really and I haven't tried to push it with Lily (at all) but last week she came home from school and said she wanted to dress up like a princess for Halloween. What could I say? Of course she can- since she could articulate it then pretty much I caved. Wow she's spoiled!


Those of you who know my daughter know that she is not the "girliest girl" (neither am I!) so the whole princess thing kind of shocked me but while I was at Goodwill this weeked (yeah Goodwill!!) they had a little princess tiara for $1.50- so against my better anti-ish-Halloween judgement I bought it and showed it to her when she got back from her Dad's this weekend. Lily's thoughts on the matter? "You silly Mommy, I want to be a ghost, not a princess. You have the princess crown." Thanks, Lily. Thanks.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Little Caterpillar

Lily and I found a little caterpillar crawling in our living room it was so cute.

Miss Lily had a good week this week. She went on her first field trip with her preschool. They went to a pumpkin farm and she didn't want to come back to school!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Finally the Golden Gate Bridge

So I walked like three miles and got this close to the bridge...then I realized if I got went any further I was going to be like four or five miles away from my hotel and it would be getting dark well before I could get back. That didn't seem like the best plan so this is as far as I went. Oh well. So beautiful...though I think in the morning with the sun "in front" of it, from my perspective, it would have been even better. The orange color would have been more prominent. Anyway...I saw it...and there's proof I was there (I managed to set my camera on a timer and take a picture of me with the Bridge in the background, yeah me!)

Then I found some place to eat that had live jazz music and really great Chowder in a bread bowl. Yum. I caught the Cable Car on the way back up cause by that time it really was getting dark and my feet weren't going to live through a mile or two uphill back to the hotel. My dumb old camera though just was not taking the kind of quality pictures I wanted so I think pretty soon it is time for an upgrade. Everything kept coming out blurry and the "night scene" mode is a total joke.

Well, enough blabbering from me, on with the pictures. I'm coming home tomorrow already....wish I had one more day of exploring but oh well, I will get to see my Lilypoo- who, by the way, has hardly noticed I have been gone and is having way too much fun at Poppa's house. I don't think she is going to want to come back to boring old Mom. Good thing I bought her a present so I can bribe her! Ha ha! See you all soon.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More From San Fran

I went on a little exploring trip after the welcome reception for the conference. I went down to Nordstrom on Market Street and back up the hill on a cable car. Then I walked down to China Town for a couple minutes but it started to get a bit dark : ( so I decided to come back to the hotel room. I will go out again tomorrow night- hopefully I will meet someone here at the conference that wants to go explore also so I don't have to go by myself! Hi Lily! I love you and I miss you! I hope you are having a great time at poppa's house and I'll see you soon!

San Francisco

Here I am! Finally I made it. It has been a pretty long day already but I am going to do some exploring a bit before it gets dark! Here is a picture of the view out my window. Not quite the top floor (floor 5) but still fun. More later!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

This weekend Micah, Elliot, Lily and I went to the South 47 Farm over in Redmond. It was a really windy and rainy day- but the rain mostly stopped once we got there. The kids had a great time exploring the farm and picking out pumpkins. Micah and Elliot went on the Tractor ride- Lily wasn't too sure about that so we stayed behind and jumped on the hay bales.

Elliot and Lily played well together all weekend. This is them outside Micah's house pretending the dirt and leaves were cookies.

Silly Faces

I took this first picture of Lily and told her to smile but she frowned instead. I told her that she was making a sad face and showed her the picture. This led to the next set of pictures making all the different faces we could think of. Okay, so most of them aren't really that flattering but we had fun taking each one then seeing what we looked like on the camera screen.

This picture is Lily just before school one day last week. She just looked so cute and she finally held still long enough for me to get a good picture of her actually smiling.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My Special Girl

This morning I laid back down in our bed trying to convince Lily it would be a good idea to get up and go to school. She always needs that extra cuddle time in the morning. This is our conversation.

Mommy: I love you, Lily. Do you know who the most special girl in the world is?

Lily: You are mommy!

Then she leans over and gives me a big kiss on the cheek and a big squeeze around my neck.

I just want to eat her up!

P.S. Check out this other blog I found called "Clever Girl Goes Blog". There is a link on the righthand side. Read it. You will laugh and maybe cry's great.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Bad girl!

Dream weekend..??? Awesome. Phantom of the Opera is just so amazing. I even looked pretty amazing but the picture we took didn't do me justice I don't think. I am soooo not photogenic. Grr. Anyway, I have some really cute pictures to post but I just couldn't get to it this weekend. I am going to work on the text tonight then maybe get them uploaded at lunch tomorrow??? Maybe wednesday, don't complain until Thursday though.

We went to a pumpkin farm this weekend and had a lot of fun and now San Fran is only seven days away..omg : ) More later, I promise. I know you are all just dying to know..all 1 or 2 of you that actually read this thing.