Monday, September 29, 2008

another dress

I made this dress for my niece a few weeks ago, but didn't post it because I wanted to keep it a surprise. I made a matching doll sling, but it did not fit, so I am going to try and make another one.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


One week ago I got my hair cut and now I have bangs. I really like my hair and think it is a nice change.

After four years of talking and thinking about it I decided that for my birthday I would get my kids birthdays tattooed on my wrist. Porter's birthday is in roman numerals because his middle name is Roman and Liesl's is in German because her middle name is Maedchen. My mom was not a fan of it, but I love it and that is all that matters really. I had it done at Two Roses in Barrio Logan and really liked the artist Nico who did it and the vibe of the shop.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

a play

I had some friends over the other day and the kids came to us and said that they had a play that they put together. The moms sat on the couch to watch the performance and it was so cute.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Day three on our foundation repair.

Our house is being held up by stilts!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

back to school

Today was Porter's first day of school.When I picked him up and asked him how his day was and what he did, he told me that he did not remember. Later I learned that he took a girl named Piper on a bike ride and the she was wearing blue, had pig tails and was so cute. He also said that this new class has a lot of cool toys, way better than his old class room. Porter was tired today, but we went to get ice cream after school just like we did last year. I told him it was a tradition and he asked what a tradition was, so we talked about other traditions and it was a nice time.


Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Today started with work on our crumbling 96 year old foundation.
Since all this construction work was going on today I took the kids to a park Downtown. I saw it for the first time in July when we were riding the trolley to the convention center, so it took me a while to find it by car. The park I saw ended up being right across the street from the new children's museum. We have not gone to the museum yet, but the kids had a fun time at the park.

The kids were hungry, so we met up with Jason at his work and went to lunch together. Jason's parent company merged with a larger company and are moving to a new office quite a bit further from where we live. This was probably the last time we could meet him at this office.

Monday, September 08, 2008

soccer fun

Porter had two soccer practices and he was a little slow to warm up and did not like it that much. Porter would call out the coaches name and try to get his attention instead of joining in on what he was trying to teach the kids. I was expecting the same from him this past Saturday at his first game. Porter was excited to wear his uniform and joined the team in the warm up without hesitating. When the game started he sat out the first quarter and watched his teammates and by the time it was his turn he was ready to play. Porter's team is aged 6 and under coed and most of the kids are bigger and older than him, but he got right in there and went after the ball. He would just kick it and never had much control of the ball for long, but I was so happy he had fun. The team has a few superstars, so they scored about 8 goals, but the other team did not score any. Porter is number 2 and in the middle of the video when it begins.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Goodbye Josh

Our good friend Josh moved to Chicago today. This past week has been full of parties, bike rides and goodbyes. Josh is one of our best friends and I am really sad he is moving away. I know we will see him again, but it will not be the same here without him. sniffle tear sniffle Here are some photos from the weekend.

And a cute picture of Liesl and her friend at the park today.