What is wilson silverleaf? We're organitarians; it's best for our bodies and the planet. We cloth diapered Nina for the same reason. We drive a hybrid car & wish we could afford solar panels on our house. I'm a strong advocate for homebirth, full-time mom, & also a movie junkie. We don't have a tv though; we watch dvds on our computer. We love contradancing. I garden & knit; Larry's a puzzle lover & plays fantasy football.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

We went to the beach with some friends

It was very sandy!

Have shovel, will travel
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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Nina decided her doll should get some boob, too.

Tandem nursing; you go, girl!!

Those are some very lucky babies
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Saturday, May 20, 2006

My first sunset over the Pacific ocean Posted by Picasa

Nina, Granki, and Papa at the seal beach in La Jolla. There are lots of people around here who want to get rid of the seals here, but I love bringing Nina and she loves it too. Posted by Picasa

Nina hanging out with her friend Lily (she's almost 3 and knows lots of stuff) Posted by Picasa

Larry's cousin Zoe Rice has a novel due out in June (check out the link to the left). It got a nod in the page 6 column of the New York Post!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Nina & Teya riding Charlie the Caterpillar with Teya's mom Tanya Posted by Picasa

Our 4-year-old friend Natalie took some pictures...

Of Tanya & Teya,

Her mom, Naomi,

and me with Nina

Pretty good, huh? Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

'cause they're evil; always go for the spoon Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Yoga is very important! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, May 13, 2006

at the Berkeley flea market with Auntie Awie Posted by Picasa

My favorite Mother's Day gift...and she slept until 8:30! Posted by Picasa

Friday, May 12, 2006

lounging with the dolly

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Nina's first encounter with Diego & Dora Posted by Picasa

view from a San Franciso row house Posted by Picasa

Nina has made some friends here in San Francisco.
This little boy shared his cars with her while we ate at his mom's creperie

Here's one of the kids that Auntie Awie nannys

Hear No evil, See No evil, Nina, and Speak No Evil

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Nina insists on eating with a fork or spoon these days!

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

We have evolved a wonderful sleepytime routine; I love it. First, bath with papa, then I get Nina out of the bath and take her into her room. As I'm drying her off, I ask if she wants a massage. If she does, she says "saaje" (or however you would spell massage if you left off the "ma" part). She didn't want to be massaged for about 6 months and all of a sudden she is enjoying it again. Then I get her into her jammies and Larry comes in. Sometimes they read a book and/or brush teeth, and then it's time to kiss all her dolls and stuffed animals goodnight and put them to bed (on the bookshelf). Larry came up with this and seriously, it's soooo cute! Kudos to Larry! Then it's time to kiss mama & papa, nurse for a few minutes, then into bed. When I put her blanket over her, she grabs a corner of it and pulls it forward and wraps it under her. Sweet dreams.

HAPPY 18 MONTH BIRTHDAY!! This last month was full of wonder and new discoveries...

Nina's first sentence is: Mama boob, please!

She loves to wrap up her dolls in any scrap of cloth that is lying around.

Nina's vocabulary has grown so much; it's impossible to keep count of how many words she knows now, but one of my favorites is...CHOCOLATE! Always said with at least one exclamation point.

Nina went for her 18 month well baby checkup today. She weighs 18 1/2 lbs and is 30 1/2 inches tall.

Here are some pics at swim class; the teachers there love Nina (of course!)
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