Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hair donation time



N uploaded pics

N uploaded pics into the October, November, December - 2009 gallery, the beer hobby gallery, the Garage Project gallery, the Tahoe Architecture gallery, and the Computer History Museum gallery.

Here are some of my favorites:

Friday, February 26, 2010

Chillin' with Temperence

Molly blur just gave Temperence a hug and a kiss. Aww!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Daddy's home

N got back last night from Austin, TX. He swears he was on a business trip, but all I kept hearing about were all the bars and strip clubs he was going to so I'm pretty suspect about the whole "work" aspect. He left early last Saturday morning and got in late last night. Not a whole lot is different when he's gone during the week except for me not being able to make it to Muay Thai, but it is a bit of a bummer when he's gone on the weekends as we don't get to hang out as a whole family. Molly had spent Friday night with Granny and Grandpa Marsh so we could go out for Jenn's dinner. Since N had an early flight and this was (technically) a business trip I told him to cab his ass to the airport and not wake me (aren't I a love?). I vaguely recall a quick kiss goodbye and I continued to sleep in. :-)

I am very glad I did as Molly woke my ass up just after 6:00 am the next morning. Little stinker. We met up with friends that morning at Stacks for a yummy breakfast. Molly loved her Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes and bananas. Afterwards we headed over to Jenn and Jarrod's place for a play date. The goal was to tucker the kids out before nap time and it worked like a charm. Molly had resisted nap time for me on Saturday, but she crashed out in the car on the ride home on Sunday and slept through the transition to bed. That night we headed up to Lucille's for dinner.

On Monday I had made arrangements with Bree for a play date when she got home from work. Jon was at the same conference as N so she was also solo parent this week. I told Molly we were going to see Logan and she immediately asked for Robert and Connor as she had seen all of the boys the day before. She likes her friends to travel in packs. Logan ran over to greet her as soon as she got out of the car and was super excited to show her all of his toys. At one point I look over and Logan has Molly by the hand and is leading her to the front door. Perhaps he wanted to take her on a romantic walk around the neighborhood? It was super adorable and Bree tells me to grab her camera that's sitting on the dining room table.

After dinner the kids starting asking for something to be put on the tv so Bree turned on an episode of Sesame Street. Logan was the perfect little gentleman and sat down next to his Batman chair so Molly could have that seat.

(stole pics from Bree)

On Tuesday Molly bug woke up from her nap and was just not herself. When we were in the checkout line at Target that morning I spied two corners of her bottom left second molar poking through and knew that was the culprit. When she started crying while pointing at her mouth and saying, 'It hurts" I immediately got out the Children's Motrin and got a good dose in her. She calmed down once that kicked in, but pretty much just wanted to cuddle the rest of the evening. I haven't been able to see any of the other molars breaking through, but it's also hard to get a good look. I'll have to try again now that N's home and can help.

Yesterday N called when he was jogging through the Phoenix airport trying to make his connecting flight. I put our cordless on speaker phone so Molly could say hello. Well, she opened her arms and said. "Come on, come on" while motioning me to give her the phone. I warned N we might be disconnected and when Molly took the phone she HUGGED it. Then she held it out and kissed the screen. She does this when we Skype with N on my laptop (the kissing the screen part, she has yet to try and HUG the laptop). Then she started to rock the phone like it was a baby and even put it up to her shoulder and tried to "burp" it. It was hilarious and adorable all at the same time.

Molly is definitely happy to have daddy home and immediately demanded "up-up down" (her way of requesting N to carry her upside down around the house) and "daddy head" (to be put on N's shoulders). She really loves to boss him around.

N loves it too.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fire Station Visit

Molly and I visited the Seven Springs Fire Station today (a hop and a skip from my parent's old place) with a mom's group I'm a part of. I let Robert's Nana know about it as she watches him during the week and lives a few blocks away. Robert was a fireman for Halloween and LOVES fire trucks and was easily the most excited kid there. He even answered some questions during the Q&A with the fireman that gave us the tour.

We started out in the office part of the fire station where the kids were more interested in the recliner than paying attention to what the fireman was saying.

However, once we made it out to where the fire trucks were they were all sorts of interested.

Everyone was able to take their turn sitting in the fire truck and that was definitely the best part of the whole adventure.

I had every intention of charging my camera's battery before we left, but I could not find my camera for the life of me this morning. I finally did come across it as we were packing up to leave, but didn't have time to charge it. Sure enough the little red battery pack was blinking on the screen as soon as I turned it on. So I didn't take nearly as many pictures as I would have liked, but I was able to get a few key shots in.

The rest of the pictures from the day can be found here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

belly bump

Jenn posted some pics from a play date Molly had over their house. There are some great belly bump shots of Robert and Molly.

Yes, Molly was sticking out her belly as far as she could, but it's still a little freaky looking!

I also think it's very amusing that the only time Molly likes to use a binkie is when it's Robert's binkie.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Like father, like daughter

A position N hopes to never be in, but she *is* his daughter.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Up-up-down (Molly's way of saying upside down) is one of her favorite things to do. I've been smart and left this as a strictly DADDY activity. No need to spend my ENTIRE day carrying Molly upside down. Clearly this is a father/daughter bonding thing and I'll leave the heavy lifting to dad. ;-)

Molly likes to mix things up and every now and then she'll demand some daddy taxi time. Another body damaging activity... ahem, I mean another father/daughter bonding thing. Yeah, that's it.

Recent pics have been added to the K - Jan, Feb, March 2010 gallery (pages 4 thru 6).

nap time... or spring cleaning?

Sometimes Miss Molly isn't quite ready for nap time. Apparently the feng shui in her room is off and she needs to make some adjustments. And apparently these adjustments consist of tossing certain contents of her room into the hallway. We have no idea why she does this, but after she tosses a few things out she goes to sleep so we don't question it.

cuddle time

Molly is quite the little cuddle muffin. One of her favorite things to do is snuggle up with you. Sometimes we're lucky and she's in this mood when she wakes up so we get a little bit more time in bed before she's demanding Abby's Flying Fairy School or Monsters, Inc. (and even Ratatouille a few times recently). More often than not this snuggle time happens just before or right after nap time.

Or sometimes just after a long day... like Superbowl Sunday where she crawled into grandpa's lap and just had a good stare.

Like mother, like daughter

Molly loves books. She loves to have them read to her. Some so many times that I now have a few of them memorized (not exaggerating). However, she is also very content to sit down with a book and flip through the pages herself. This can occupy her for a good 20 minutes or so.

Look familiar?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


While we were up in Tahoe I picked up the Candyland Castle Game and Molly LOVED it. At first she got all sorts of excited about putting the tile pieces on the appropriate gingerbread man.

Then she made up her own rules.

Molly's version consisted of grabbing a tile and RUNNING to the back hallway of the cabin where she would stash it. Then RUNNING back out to the coffee table where should would feign innocence about the location of aforementioned tile.

Molly would hold up her hands and repeat, "Where is it?" when I asked her where the tile went. Then she would bolt back to her hiding spot and grab it.

Sometimes she would bring it back in the snowball maker and ask me where it went.

All the running back n' forth would eventually tire her out which was AWESOME!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


N took this video at Tahoe Tot Spot on Saturday, January 30th.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Coloring is a very serious activity.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Dance dance dance

Molly dancing to Bob Marley's "Is This Love"


Drawing circles at Granny's.