Sunday, April 22, 2007

The dog sweater

I have a friend named Patrick. Patrick is an engineer, a mechanical engineer I believe.

Whether it's the fact that he's Chinese or an engineer, I'm not sure, but Patrick views the world very differently.

He thought about what to get Lillian. He pictured a baby crawling and thought, "babies crawl on all fours, just like a dog.

"Wouldn't it stand to reason that if a baby assumes the posture of a dog, then dog clothing would fit much better than people clothing, which is designed to have the arms coming out at the sides, instead of the front?"

And that is how Lillian came to be the proud owner of a doggie sweater.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Pillow to the face

Why do babies like this?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Easter Eggs

In the spirit of the Ashby family, we tried to take our easter egg dying up a notch this year. Notice the use of crayons, and this year met the debut of using candle wax.

Also, I came out of the bedroom to find this, and no Tyler, who was supposed to be watching the baby. Apparently, he found a new babysitter.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Bib Advice

Lillian hates her bib. Sometimes. Well, maybe 70% of the time. If she forgets it's there, or if she doesn't see me put it on, there's no problem. But, other times... tonight, for example, Tyler was feeding blueberry and apple puree to a bibbed Lillian. She noticed her bib and started to tug at it, but I told Tyler to not let her take it off; who wants more laundry? She pulled and pulled until it came unvelcroed. Later that night during her bath, I noticed that in the throes of bib-pulling passion, she had actually cut up the back of her neck. That was a first, but is it the last?

Do I force her to wear one?

Do I just feed her naked?

Do I only feed her non-staining foods like cheerios and vanilla yogurt?

Do I just let all her shirts get stained?

Am I fighting a losing battle against the laundry anyway, thus any attempts at prohibiting staining or soiling are, in essence, futile?

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Taggie blanket 1.0

With Allison's help and good suggestions, I have completed my first taggie blanket. It's pretty much just a square of fabric with little ribbon tags all along the outside. My husband was very confused about how the baby was going to fit into such a small blanket. It's not for wrapping them up, it's more of a toy.

Thanks Allison!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


When you break the rules, you go to prison. When you break the prison rules, you go to Alcatraz.

On the ferry.

Everyone around us thought this was pretty much the cutest thing they'd ever seen.

San Francisco from the island.

This cell was where Frank Morris made a dummy head to make it look like he was asleep, and with two others escaped through an air vent. They were never seen again.

Lillian was such a trooper. After this we took a bus to Chinatown, which for her, was the highlight of the trip; every bump in the road, every person who walked past, it was all pure ecstasy.
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