Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010



sun, bbq, sunscreen, sangria, swimming, sitting outside, painted toes, sweat, lots of water, bathing suits, stone fruit, warm naps, beer, ice cream, tabloid magazines, late nights outside, mosquito bites, and searching for shade.


it was a good weekend.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

sometimes we draw

and we do take requests

Monday, July 19, 2010

my kitchen table looked like this today.

besides the flowers and bottle of jameson, it's pretty much always looks like this: it's cluttered and messy but the only way i can seem to keep plants alive is to have them on my kitchen table. i can tend to them when feeding ollie dinner. oh yeah, the fish, too. it's a small miracle that the fish is still alive.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


pretty food makes me happy.

fruit salad for brunch today.


roasted cauliflower for ollie is one of his favorites.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

i bought this ring set yesterday.

the salesperson must've seen me coming from a block away. (i sound like my mother. and how!)

i paid $32 for four gumball machine rings. can you say sucker?


i'll address my oddly curvy fingers in another post.

Monday, July 12, 2010

we went to the santa cruz beach boardwalk


Sunday, July 11, 2010

i find it very painful to watch ollie eat certain foods.


burritos are the worst because he likes to hold them with one small yet chubby hand. rice has a way of getting everywhere: in his lap, his neck, his chair, the floor. then he steps on the rice and it ends up in my hair, my bed, my purse...


yogurt can be painful, too.


painful, but so, so cute.


in these pictures he's actually being pretty neat about things.

Friday, July 9, 2010

ollie wore a yellow poncho with fish on the front on saturday after he finished swimming. in the "agua." or, the "pooool."

one day he'll probably kill me for these pictures. right now, though, i just can't keep them to myself. forgive the overshare here.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

outer sunset weekend part 2

sunday, we went to eat at outerlands* in the outer sunset with our friends john and suzie. they'd' been before and recommended it.

i'm super excited about outerlands. i can't wait to try it for dinner. and lunch. it's so pretty.

74 outlanders view

their yummy coffee is sight glass, which is roasted in sf.

74 outlanders cffee

and the food. it was great. gabe had eggs in jail. ollie and i both had dutch baby pancakes.

ollie had this one:


and i had the savory one. (mine was the winner, but i didn't tell ollie this.):


* this is their old site. it links to their new site, but their new site appears to be broken.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

we spent a lot of time in the outer sunset this past weekend (part 1)

saturday night by brother came up and watched ollie so gabe and i could have a night off/out.

my brother is really, really great with ollie. he spends most of his time with ollie trying to get ollie to say his name.

and, when he's babysitting, he spends a lot of time hoping that ollie doesn't poop his pants. on saturday before my brother came up we were talking on the phone. i said something to him about giving ollie a snack. my brother reminded me to go easy on the raisins, hoping to avoid a messy diaper change later. when he has had to change ollie's diaper when we've been out, on previous nights, he gives us a play-by-play text message update. kind of like this:

he's grunting. might be pooping.

oh, he farted.

oh, yes, definitely a poop.

when are you coming home?

and then, a while later, he'll let us know that he's changed his diaper:


also, i want to tell you: he was appalled by ollie's breath when he arrived on saturday. he kept asking me what ollie ate. i couldn't figure out what exactly had ruined his breath. maybe meatballs?

anyway. date night! whoo hoo!

we went to sushi. it was so good. sushi and beer. and gabe.

then, we went to a bar, in the outer sunset, to see a band. a really good band. and there was more beer.

of course, that couple was there. you know the couple i'm talking about -- they were totally and completely dirty dancing. once everyone was over the shock of their dance moves, there was a lot of debate. were they married and in love? she was wearing a wedding ring. or was she married and flirting? they left together.

it was really, really, really fun to have a night out with my husband.




blue moon + an orange twist = summer

orange photo from here.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

drinking chocolate

bittersweet's drinking chocolate is amazing.

bittersweet drinking chocolate

just look at it!
bittersweet drinking chocolate

it's best when they make it for you, however, i was able to make it almost the same way that they did. (it wasn't as frothy or as hot though. i'll try again. yes, i will.)

bittersweet drinking chocolate

poking around here

swimming hole .org

swimming holes dot org

Monday, July 5, 2010

who needs a napkin when you can just wipe your hands in your hair?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

where did the week go?

dinner at our house