Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Kent vs. Magnolia : Dance Off! from James Moes on Vimeo.
And a bit of Lobster flirting from Kent and Tianna:
Kent + Tianna In Love from James Moes on Vimeo.
Monday, March 23, 2009
- 22 pounds, 6 oz -- 75th percentile
- 31 3/4" -- off the chart!
- All four 1-year molars, bringing Magnolia's total to 12 teeth!
- She mastered all the development checkpoints on the appointment questionaire except throwing and rolling a ball, unless you count rolling our giant exercise ball, which she terrorizes the dogs with.
Words: Mama, Papa, Mona, Milk, Magnet, Bottle, Bagel, Up, Uh-oh, ooOOOoooh!
Signs: Eat, More, All done, Help, Up, Down, Drink, Change
Favorite Books: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?; 5 Silly Monkeys; My Little Word Book
Pretending: especially talking on the phone.
*We hope this doesn't come across as trying to brag or compare kids in a competitive way. We really don't care whose kid is _____er. This blog is as much a scrapbook for us as it is a way to share with friends and family.
- After nearly two months of mustachery, on Saturday night, 'lil Stachey received his first unequivocal compliment from a female, who was both sober and sane thankyouverymuch. Thanks Danae!
- Compliments from males come daily. Also on Saturday night, in a bar, the dude sitting at the table next to me leans over and says, "I apologize in advance if you catch me staring at your mustache. That is truly a thing of magnificence." I'm not telling you all this to toot my own horn (believe me, the sleaziness of it is not lost on me) but I can't go out without being bombarded with comments like this from dudes and looks of minor disgust from the ladies.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Coming up the stairs, I told Magnolia that we were going Bye-Bye and to go ask her Papa to put on her shoes. When we reached the living room at the top of the stairs, she bee lined to her Papa's studio saying "Papa, Papa, Papa." When she arrived and had his attention, she proceeded to bend at the waist and touch her toes, and then look at him with an expectant look.
"Shan, what did you tell her to tell me?"
I've tried it out with asking her to put Mona to bed, sit in her chair and talk to Auntie Alli on the phone. It works! Usually. It *almost* feels like a new trick. Though, not yet as cool as this one. Really it is just exciting to be able to take our communication to the next level.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Fleet Foxes most popular song "White Winter Hymnal"--I was following the, I was following the, I...--annoyed me enough that I gave up on them early despite an otherwise promisingly original sound. Hearing a second song months later was all it took for this Seattle band to win me back. Describing their own music (accurately, methinks), they say they play "baroque harmonic pop jams."
While not as strong as most of their soaring, ethereal back catalog Sigur Ros' latest album is an encouraging departure that signals nothing's going stale yet. The opening track, Gobbledigook, is an unexpectedly joyous romp that melds Steve Reich, Animal Collective, and Dave Matthews. Mmmmm.
Portland keeps pumping out great music. And, as a whole album, this debut from the duo known as Blind Pilot was the best of the bunch last year. Packed full of simple indie-folk-pop songs that get better the more you listen.
This Argentine ex-soap star's hushed vocals over gentle tribal rhythms and strange aural juxtapositions will either have you dancing in a trance or hallucinating vaguely sinister claymation music videos.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
By the way, Baby #2 has a healthy heartbeat, is moving regularly, but is measuring a little big. I'm fine, except, for the first time, the doctor is concerned about my weight gain, which made it really hard to come home to Nana's homemade monster cookies...maybe I'll just have half.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The speed bump!