Friday, September 29, 2006


My visiting teacher sewed these bibs for Lillian. She said she likes making them because she likes quilting, but making an entire quilt takes too long, so when making a bib, you just have to make one square. She makes them for all the babies in the ward. One woman said that she saved the ones that were made for her kids, and now she uses them for her grandkids.

Aren't they cute? Thank you Sister Platt! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Like Father Like Daughter

She found her hands. She doesn't consistantly put things in her mouth, and you for sure can't make her grab onto anything, but sometimes, she eats her shirt.

Watching TV with dad. Tyler wonders why I think these pictures are funny.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Baby Yoga

Lillian and I started our baby yoga class today. Either I'm really out of shape, or it's really hard. I'm not sure which. This is the rocker pose where you do sit-ups. The other one that I thought was particularly difficult is where you do squats while holding the baby out at arms length. Fifteen times. Meah. I was sort of afraid that my baby would be the only one crying, but she was actually one of the better ones. Out of a dozen women, probably only 4 or 5 were participating at any given time. Lillian cried for about 10 minutes out of the hour and 15 minute class. She even fell asleep for the last little bit. It was fun, even if I can barely carry her up the two flights of stairs to our apartment.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

I Madonnari

Every year, they host a chalk art festival outside the mission. It's called 'I Madonnari' (pronounced with an Italian accent so the I says E). There are probably about 50 drawings or so.

There was a little boy and his mom looking at this one when we passed by. The mom was saying what a beautiful painting this was. The little boy kept saying 'No, it's not.' The mom would say 'yes it is,' and so on and so forth. After a while, the little boy was exasperated and said, 'Mom, it's not. It's a chalking.'

This one's a giraffe. I kind of cut off it's mouth.

This statue/fountain is out in front of the mission. At first, Tyler put Lillian on top of the bear, and then ducked down so it would look like she was all by herself. But when he put up his hands to steady her, he felt that the metal was actually burning hot.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Asian Baby

My friend Patrick, who is from Hong Kong, brought us some gifts purchased on a recent visit.

He bought us the Mai Tai baby carrier. The instructions were in Chinese, but as far as I could tell, this was how you are supposed to wear it.

I think I'm not doing it right because a) she hates being in it and b) the strap in the back ends up with a lot left over while the strap in the front barely reaches. Maybe, it could be that it was made for a petite Chinese woman, and that's why it doesn't fit. I'm not sure. I also think she's a bit small for it. The baby in the picture looked to be about six months old as it's feet stuck out the sides and hers just sort of curl up underneath her.

He also got Lillian this little red outfit. The shirt ties on the side, Asian style.

Patrick told me that it says "arrival" upside-down because the character for 'arrival' when turned upside-down looks like the character for 'blessed.' Or something like that... so it says "blessed arrival." Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


From Glacier Falls

From Nevada Falls

Both from the top of half dome Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 04, 2006

Half Dome

Tyler hiked half dome this past weekend with some friends of ours. I guess it's pretty. ;)

From left to right: Eamon, a friend-in-law, Blake, who just got back from his mission in Brazil, Tyler, and Liz, who took my place in the apartment when I got married and who occasionally plays raquetball with Tyler.

These are the famous cables going up the back side of half dome. It's not as hard as it looks.

I told Tyler before he left that he wasn't allowed to hang off the edge. I guess this was as close as he would get anyway: one foot off. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Visit to Brea

So, because I've changed my visit date a zillion times and so everyone is confused, I'll set the record straight. I'll be leaving SLO on Friday morning to arrive in Brea sometime in the afternoon. I plan on staying through the weekend, probably until Tuesday or so. My only plans are to make some sourdough starter with Allison and to eat lunch at Wahoo's. If you are interested in setting something up, let me know.
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