Monday, October 26, 2009

remembering summer

emily just sent this to me the other day, and just made me happy. as hot as it was, there were lovely days like this at our friend Krista's 'farm' ...that is house. what a treat to eat yummy yellow tomatoes in her garden, let the kids play in sand and visit the animals. too back one of the ducks thought i was delicious and kept after my feet....leaving Ruby a little frightened of all the ducks. i should've been a better trooper.

ahhh, summer days. i really actually do not miss you so much. i guess its a pregnant thing.

dream bike

is'nt this amazing! what a dream. they have many more that i love, from Dutch Bike Co. Seattle, but i just thought this was particularly amazing.

one week in october...

and two and a quarter in november till the due date (the 17th). and no that is not the moon, but rather my big baby boy waiting to welcome this world. i must say it seems much harder this time...many more contractions...i have a little ruby who keeps me on my toes for sure...and thinking about how i will have to leave my little girl to go to the hospital really stinks...
other than that im just praying for a normal and safe delivery. here's to november, fast approaching!!


a lovely happy sunday afternoon. ruby got the giggles and all hyped up after having lunch with us. im pretty sure she does this more often when daddy is around b/c she is just generally happy when we are all together.

you've just gotta love those giggles!
and kisses!

and overzealous smiles for the camera.
'cheese' is definitely one of her favorite words. she takes my phone, opens it and points at me, ed, any random object and walks around shouting 'cheese' as if she is doing a photo shoot.
oh, and on a side note...she thinks pumpkins are the greatest thing, so she keeps one on her table, and also decorated a lovely one yesterday with buttons and stickers...two other fav's, besides pickles.

Monday, October 5, 2009


sadly i have been a lonely mom the past couple days; Ed and Ruby went to his cousin's wedding outside of san francisco. it has been super weird being alone for sure but i am doing my best at keeping busy, and doing things i can not normally seing a movie.

so if i wasnt so pregnant i would have danced my way out of the theatre last night. Go see this movie if you love music, dance, performing arts in gengeral. The first break out in song was sooooooo amazing. They had a major jam out in the cafeteria, including electric guitar, drums, tap dancing, singing, on and on. In my dreams I went to this highschool, and moved on to be a dancer. Wow! Well, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

lovely etsy prints

i just thought these were fun. a collection of them would be fun to display somewhere in my home, or just a fun gift for the right person. if you like, check our viviennestrauss on etsy. toodles.