Thursday, December 10, 2009

fighter jet

while drying sid off after a bath Rob asked sid last night what little boy's had that little girls did not have.
Sid's answer: Fighter jet... schwoooooooooo

Oh... is that what it is called.

this is the band jamming.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

2 years old

Today is Sid's birthday. He's turning 2 today. If you ask him, however, he insists that he's turning"five." We tell him not to rush things and to hold on to childhood as long as possible. I vaguely remember adults telling me this very thing when I was a kid. Of course, I didn't understand what they meant - until now. I'm digressing.

So, being the diligent, 21st century parents that we are, we decided
that Sid deserved nothing less than a "theme party." This was our first attempt at organizing such an extravaganza - actually I take that back.....we made a feeble attempt last year that ultimately resulted in a bizzare healthy cake that no one really liked, a weird mix of snacks that you don't usually see at a party that were on sale and maybe out date and the mysterious disappearance of our coconut flour which we found a year later. I think that we (I use the term "we" very loosely - what I really
mean is Rowe) pulled off a doozy this year. I present the evidence below.

The Decorations:

The Cake: If you haven't figured it out already, the theme was Sid's favorite book "the hungry caterpillar"

The Games: pin the feet on the caterpillar and a pinata that was supposed to look like a cacoon but more resembled a large orange egg (it broke just about as easy as an egg too- much to the pleasure of the children). The only problem was that when it broke, the candy didn't come spilling out. Rowe had to stand on the chair and dump it out. I guess we need to work on our pinata building skills.

The presents: Sid got a piggy bank. We have gotten tired of fishing coins out of the CD/DVD slot on our computer and in our car. In fact, I think there is still a quarter in the slot of our car stereo, but amazingly it seems to still work fine. We're hoping that the piggy bank will serve to satisfy his strange fetish of wanting to put skinny items in small slots.

All up, I think we actually pulled off a pretty good party. At the very least, Sid was pretty happy. Or maybe he's just smiling because he's the only kid at the party whose parents would allow such a highly curated mullet

Sunday, November 1, 2009

sid's epic life

our little sunbeam

flying sid

great pic from cape cod... taken when the hyldahl's came to visit. we had the best time and have more to add.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

sid's special day

we are so behind on documenting our summer and the things of Sid...... IT WILL Come. but first we need to write so we will remember Sid's special day. He began pooping in a potty at about 4 months because I did elimination communication with him
. He is a champ peeing, but the other end has been been back and forth... till he got to a stage where he HATED to poop. I thought I traumatized him trying to potty train him too early. Anyway, for about a month now we have been telling him that if he poops on the toilet we will buy him a train ( that is what he was into) SO he has been trying consistently about 10 times a day.. with no success -poor little bugger. until two days ago ( and ever since) he DID IT. we packed up and went right to the store to go get his train. we picked up daddy so he could celebrate with us and sid went shopping. we told him if he did not want a train he could get any toy in the store. After about an hour and a half of testing and deliberation he came away with this

we were so happy and proud of him.. and happy for us he did not pick a beeping flashing thing.
then we told him he could pick any treat he wanted -and this is what he brought us

I have always said he was refined.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The older women in Sid's life.....

Chloe and Stella, I think you might have a problem

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009


we have so much to post from costa rica and maine. I have to sort through the photos.. here is a tease.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

happy birthday show for uncle rob

robin....happy birthday uncle and brother.we are so glad you were born, we miss you.we are proud of you.and we hope to see you soon. all our love we send to you. sid has a message for you at the end of the video. i told him we were going to give you a birthday show.

Friday, July 10, 2009

because we think it is funny... we are recording updates on sid's potty training. he only pees outside now. in this one special spot in the garden ( he is showing us the spot in these pictures.) Though tonight rob and I were not paying attention to him and he got my cereal bowl, tipped out the remainders and proceeded to pee in it. very smart. last month we did get him to pose on the toilet reading dad's bike magazines.

we are getting pumped for our surf trip. Sid is too. he is turning into such a fun little boy. not so serious as usual. today he dunked his head in the water on his own accord and blew bubbles. He Loved 4th of july fireworks and won't stop talking about them ( hand in the sky and GBMOOOMMMM) he is loving the tour de france too ( along with rob.)
thanks for sending the boards Julie, Sid is having a good time practicing.... the chest works well too.

sid loves puddles.. loves them.. especially loves to go outside and get rained on.

I am going to miss this toddler when he grows up. we are having the best time of our lives.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


these are just the baby frogs.

we have been catching lots of frogs and turtles. SId is obsessed.. he goes to sleep at night talking ( well signing) about catching them and wakes up in the morning talking about them. I love it. he is so adorable. arhhhhhh i am dying. He has also learnt to jump on our backs and say GO... and we have to give him horsey rides and dump him on the bed or the couch. how can you deny him? we are so in love. the three of us. It is our 6th anniversary today.

Friday, June 19, 2009


You should try googling your mum some time.. torah did.... and this is what she found.
I got so much joy from seeing this!! Marion used to sell vitalizers and this is she and I when I was 2 years old at a fair showing the kids how to play a jumping game.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

May 09

I have been waiting for torah to send me some pics for a post because I accidently took most of our pics on her camera. Benny got us matching camera's.. but she is busy. so these will have to do. My mum, dad and Abi came out to torah's place. We had  so much fun with our family. more to come later. Abi cut a fringe and colored my hair..she is seriously the best hair stylist I have been to. Sid loves the tramp, piano and bikes and guitars. He is starting to try and repeat everything  we ask him too now, though sometimes not the best pronunciation. He likes to pray. he folds his arms about 20 times a day and begs us to pray.
He likes to draw pictures for grandma with textas and chalk drawings for dad. He always wants to put essential oils on his grazes because that is what meme did. He is consantly yelling out peoples names as he sees things that they use  or that they gave to him. Mostly mama, dada, grandma, meme , vava (abi), teetee( torah) 

Sunday, April 12, 2009

the month

Sid took this picture of Rob and I. pretty good huh.

It has been way too long. Sid is neary 17 months. here is a show and tell of some of the things we have been up to. We went to stay with uncle benny, aunty torah, jake, scotty and ceila for the US open. Torah won again.

This is what happens when you leave Sid with 3 snowboard pros....torah, jake and scotty... they used sid's toothpaste for the do. we like it....

A night out with torah and jake

Sid LOVES to go to tumble and play at the ymca... We swim there too. at home he gets my swimmers and his swimmers and begs to go swimming. he is getting cheeky.. going after bigger kids balls at tumble and play and getting them.

Rob went to moab while we were at the us open.. sid missed him like crazy. I told him that daddy went on an airplane. now he does an airplane noise and flys around his arm and hands and says dada... it is so cute. now he wakes up in the morning (dad has already gone to work) and says DADA.. and does the aeroplane action.

we went to see dad at poster day