Saturday, January 24, 2009

9 Months!

*you already know ... my sister vanessa is so good

Wendy at 9 months:
  • Weight: 19 pounds
  • Height: 27 inches
  • fave food: mangos & bananas
  • still no teeth
  • we've nicknamed her "scooter" because of the way she scoots around on her bum
  • monkey see, monkey do- she LOVES to copy you (we have fun with this one)

* i am in love with this little puffy pink marshmallow!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Not So Quiet Life of Mrs. Whispers- Part IV

If you know me, you know that I am deathly afraid of birds. I'll admit, there are some circumstances where I don't mind them. In fact, I love them almost anywhere: in art, pictures, jewelry, on Wendy's crib bedding, and on the National Geographic Channel. Anywhere, that is, EXCEPT in real life.  So you can imagine the panic/shock I felt when I had this conversation with Ryan over the phone:

Ryan: Hey... you might be a little mad at me.
Me: Oh no, I hate when you say that. What did you do?
Ryan: I... got us a new pet.
Me: What do you mean? Without me? It better be a beta fish. 
(side note: we've already been through 3 dogs, a tortoise, and multiple fish. The man goes through pets like crazy. And to be honest,  I'm kinda over the whole pet thing)  
Ryan: No, something WAY better. Two little love birds.
Me: Haha, very funny. (He knows I have a fear of birds, I really didn't believe him)
Ryan: I want to name one Linda and the other one Dennis. 
Me: Wait a minute. You're serious? I can't believe you didn't even talk to me about it.
Ryan: Sorry, but I had to do it this way. Otherwise you would have said no.

I had to laugh. He's right, I would have said no. But after thinking about it, I realized that a bird might not be that bad of a pet- under a couple of conditions: 
1. NEVER let it out of the cage with me around 
2. the cage IS NOT inside the house
3. we get to put it in a cool rounded-top vintage bird cage, something like this...

*yes, he's ALREADY traded in the 2 for a different one (what did I say about him blowing through different pets?) 
and yes, he likes to carry his bird around the house on his shoulder like a pirate. 

Thursday, January 8, 2009

If You're Going to San Francisco...

*rachel, melanie, me- February 1993

... Be sure to 1. ride the trolly, 2. go to Fisherman's Wharf to see the sea lions & have some clam chowder in a bread bowl, 3. tour ghiradelly's chocolate factory/shop (they give free samples!), 4. SHOP- most of my favorite stores can be found near Union Square with 2 or more floors

*near fisherman's wharf

* waiting in line to get back on the trolly... yes she has 3 jackets on

I love San Francisco! It has more of an east coast/almost euro feel, than a California vibe. Plus the benefit of being WAY closer. My mom used to take us on girl's trips to visit her sisters in Newman, CA (a small town 45 min. away from S.F.) when we were younger.

The day after our snow trip to Yosemite, the whole Witten family (my mom's side) spent the day in S.F. It was so much fun! I vote for doing Christmas in Newman every year. Also, I would like to thank my wonderful aunts, Cathy & Terri, for living up there and giving us a great excuse to have such fun vacations in northern California.