We are a cliche.

On March 9, 2008, in Miscellany, by Wendy

And we are not ashamed! We live in San Francisco, we are Apple Computer loyalists, we support Obama, and (drumroll, please…) we drive a Prius!
Silver Pine Mica Prius
Well, not just yet; the car won’t be ready until next week. It is fresh off the boat and will have at most 6 miles on the odometer. I wanted to get the car in silver, and Mitch wanted black. We ended up agreeing on the silvery-green color.

It has a ton of features I am so excited about: backup camera, bluetooth for hands-free cell use, aux plug for iPod, and navigation system just to name a few. I haven’t owned a car in nearly 7 years and Mitch hasn’t owned a car in over 10. I’m really looking forward to being able to hit the road whenever we want. We already have our first trip (sort of) planned for next weekend. We’re going to take a ride north and get out of the City for the day.


We’re finally going to go test drive a Prius today.


We’re having a hard time trying to decide whether we should actually buy a car. Should it be new or used? Regular or hybrid? It’s amazing how hard of a time Mitch and I have making a commitment to purchase consumer goods, but when it came time to commit to marriage and now a family, that was a piece of cake.


Reading is Fun!

On March 3, 2008, in Kid, by Wendy

We went to Jason and Danae’s new house for dinner last night. After we ate, we went to the man cave to play some Wii. Danae pointed out that she had a ton of kids books in the corner and would I like to go through them and pick some out for Peanut.

Would I!?

Check it:

Peanut’s Library

We have a nice head start on Peanut’s library.

Altoona Baboona by Janie Bynum
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle
Who am I? by Alain Crozon and Aurelie Lanchais
Babar the King by Jean de Brunhoff
The Jungle Book by Walt Disney
The Jungle Book 2 by Disney
Finding Nemo by Disney Pixar
Storybook Collection by Disney
Peter Pan by Walt Disney
The Very Small by Joyce Dunbar
Rainbow Sea by Jane Edgecombe
No Matter What by Debi Gliori
Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi
Humphrey’s Corner by Sally Hunter
Humphrey’s Bedtime by Sally Hunter
The Tooth Book by Theo LeSieg
Micawber by John Lithgow
Oh, the Pets You Can Get! by Tish Rabe
I am a Bunny by Richard Scarry
Where’s Baby? by Toni Scribner
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
Under the Sea by Alastair Smith and Judy Tatchell
Ginger by Charlotte Voake
Cat in the Dark by Fiona Walters
Here Comes Halloween by Becki Ward
Crumbs! by Cliff Wright
Two Little Witches by Harriet Ziefert


Kirby racer.

On March 1, 2008, in Kitties, by Wendy

Kirby racer.


I heart hand-me-downs.

On March 1, 2008, in Kid, by Wendy

I just ran into a neighbor who has an adorable 4 month old named Odessa. She’s a cutie and gave me the biggest smile and happiest giggle when she saw me. :-) Anyway, as babies are wont to do, they outgrow their clothes quickly, so Kat gave me a bunch of Odessa’s stuff.

Baby clothes

25 Pajamas
3 Dressing gowns
4 Onsies
4 T-shirts
11 Pairs of jeans
8 Pairs of pants
2 Sweatshirts
4 Dresses
3 Receiving blankets
1 Wash cloth

Total score!

Most everything is sized 0-3 months and 3-6 months. There are few pieces that are 9 months to a year. I weeded a few things out. There were a couple of adorable summer dresses for 18 months, but by the time Peanut is that age, it will be wintertime. I also decided to pass on anything that read Princess, Spoiled, Diva and the like. I just can’t put that kind of stuff on my kid. I’ll send it to the Goodwill down the street this weekend.

I’m going to pick up some storage bins at the Container Store tomorrow and label them with sizes. Once I get everything washed up, I can sort them into the bins and use them as the time comes.