Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thanksgiving placemat

Molly made a placemat at school for Thanksgiving. It says what she's thankful for:

"I am thankful for Mommy, Daddy & school."


Uncle Kyle visit

Over Thanksgiving weekend Uncle Kyle was in the area and came by for a few hours. Molly demanded some undivided attention and suckered him into a game of Buzz Lightyear Operation:







The hobby shop was also on the agenda and when we got back everyone got out their new toys.





Molly's turn.



For the rest of the pictures click here.

Thanksgiving

Why yes I *am* behind on my blog posts... why do you ask?

Thanksgiving was pretty mellow. Grandma Lucille and Papa J joined us and we all ate waaaaay too much food. That seems about right. I didn't snap too many pics, but here are a few from the day:







The rest of the pictures can be found here.

Cabin shenanigans

My little gymnast!



Yup, I definitely think it's time to get Molly enrolled in some sort of gymnastics class again.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Look out!

Molly wants to drive!

Sorry darlin', let's discuss this again when you can actually reach the pedals... Then push it out another decade... Or two.

Loving the trampoline.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

For all the fathers...

For all the Fathers to whom Christmas means discerning directions written by those with an interesting take on the English language.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Santa was here

Merry Christmas to all...

Shot with my Hipstamatic for iPhone
Lens: Kaimal Mark II
Flash: Off
Film: Kodot XGrizzled

Cookies for Santa

In our house Santa drinks beer.

Cuddles with Granny

Note Granny's firemen blanket.

Christmas Eve

We had a lovely dinner at Florentine's (a Marsh family tradition) and now Molly is getting a special Christmas Eve present from Granny and Grandpa. It's her very own gardening kit. She wants to leave now and go work in the garden.

Maybe when it's light out... and Spring.

Friday, December 23, 2011

R.I.P. Gabe

Unfortunately the reason for our trip down south was a memorial service for Uncy Gabe. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

Gabe Zapata 9/9/76 - 12/15/11

(Memoral service was held in this Windmill Chapel at the Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, CA. Loved ones were spilling out the door, standing room only. Only fitting.)

Auntie Lisa

Molly wanted... no, demanded... that Auntie Lisa join them for this picture. Then they were flying. Yeah, Molly was tired.

Awwwww!

Dinner with Auntie Lisa.

We found a bigger tree!

Thug life

Walking to dinner in Santa Monica. Molly stole N's beenie and wore it gangsta style.

Merry Christmas!

Too bad our Xmas cards were already sent out.

CHEEEEEESE!

Pit stop in Santa Barbara

Well, technically that's Goleta, but not a lot of people know where Goleta is. We drove down to Santa Monica on Wednesday and had a late lunch with Uncle Kyle on our way. Molly spent a good half an hour running around that tree before we got back in the car with another group of kids.

Molly self portrait

This was taken a few days ago when Molly was playing games on my phone. Why yes that is a Chai butt you see.

You know kitty missed you when...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Seattle visit, full gallery

The next gallery N got around to uploading was the one for our July trip to see Aunt Tracey. There are some great shots so take a look here for the full gallery.

Here are some of my favorites:





















Ibiza pictures are (finally) up!



N is a tad bit behind in his picture editing/sorting/tagging/uploading. Back in July N went to Ibiza, Spain with a few friends for some much needed R&R. The focus of the trip was to check out all the clubs/music that Ibiza is known for. Not exactly a kid friendly trip so Molly and I stayed home. N finally got the complete picture gallery up. If you'd like to take a look you can find the pictures here.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

It never ceases to amaze me...

... what my darling dear husband can sleep through.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Gingerbread house

Molly made this at school today. Why yes that is a veggie stick on top.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Quote of the week.

Molly stepped one of her toys and did a spectacular flailing tumble to the ground. Quickly sitting up she looks at me (bewildered) and says "am I okay???". I say: "Yes, dear, you're fine."... Molly: "Phew!... alright!!!"

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mommy's Little Helper

Insisted on carrying it the entire time we were in the store and then out to the car.

Frosty the Snowman

Molly: Oh look at that Frosty.
Me: It's nice
Molly: It's magical!
Me: Mmmm hmmm.
Molly: Can I have it for my room?

I don't have a chance to respond before she blurts out:

Ask daddy!

Horsie rides

Horsie rides with Temperence.