Monday, March 31, 2008

2 things I am working on with some success...

1. softer heart
2. thicker skin


ah the teething

Poor little P...  Such wails that come from her normally content and laid back self.  We hear the first few are the worst.  This must be worse than the shots that plunge into her plumpness that will one day be her thigh muscle.  

Friday, March 28, 2008

KC Vice

Sorry, just over compensating for lack of posts.  

I love you B.J. I love you Owen.

ow, my eye


So, Pela's getting a couple teef.  She's taking it pretty well.  She can also sit up fairly well in a high chair.  And her hair is fuzzy.  Cute kid.  

blurry friends

Monday, March 24, 2008

strange robot

Kansas City has been occupied. You can see one of the invaders in the background.

let's see...what'll it be?

left to right
1. fleur de sel  (caramel and french sea salt)
2.freakin' lemon (meringue and pleasant lemon endust)
3. peanut praline 'pop rocks' (nuff said)
4. mango basil (subtle mango fruit gel with a balanced basil & chocolate mix)

So hard not to eat them all at once.  Sarah and I get a sharp knife and try to savor them in the right order to maximize our sensitivity to the flavors.  #1 is waiting for us tonight; so subtle...

"I'm not touching yoooou!"

early morning benefit

Here's  a view of the street below our building below the midwestern sky.  Warmth is peeking through the cold here, and I feel spring coming.  Little P and her dresses and mom in her sandals.  These are things I look forward to coming home to.  Life is sweet.  

a few of P's past faces

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


a fine specimen of spit bubble, no?


superhero action shots

(note the drool...)

tres chicas

pela had fun while her aunt Kizze was in town.  She especially loved the 'beagles' song.  Thanks for that one Kizze.  

new hat

Friday, March 14, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Monday, March 10, 2008

she's getting so big...

bass lesson #2

Pela didn't really feel I was ready for the fretless. After some friendly cajoling she walked me through the basics anyway; for example, how to avoid string wear on the neck, adjusting action, etc.

P's Cats

they love her...

first time awake for coffee at broadway

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Thursday, March 6, 2008

warning! patterns may cause seizures...

winter '08 family photo

passing on the crib

Pela had her generational moment in the family crib yesterday.  It's being passed on to a cousin of hers.  I believe my grandmother, mother/aunt, myself and brother, his kids and P have hung out in it now.  That's sustainability in housewares if you ask me.  Although, ask me what housewares really are, and I may not be able to tell you.  

photo by pops kolsto

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

"beg pardon?"

good kitty

Owen drinks a lot of water.  Also, he enjoys dipping pieces of food in water and eating them softened.  When he can't get the food out of the water bowl, the bowl gets funky.   And he is forced to use other drinking methods.  

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Frozen Grand Central

Thanks Dan, for this clip.


So, craziness afoot these days, my Uncle Bill had an incident that was a stroke or had the effect of a stroke this past Sunday.  Thank God, he is regaining control over his limbs, and has already moved out of ICU.  Please continue prayer for he and his family.  God is good.  

Thanks, y'all...

Monday, March 3, 2008


dad... for me to poop on!

A few photos of P

Photo Credit:
Papa Elliot

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Saturday, March 1, 2008