Monday, November 26, 2007

Please "Don't" Grow Up!

Above: Father and Son taking a time out.

This past weekend was a blast. Zachary is going to be four-years-old on January 3rd and this past year Zach has grown in so many ways. It's so fascinating to watch someone grow from a baby that can’t walk or talk into this really cool kid with a personality and intelligence. It's really amazing to me to see this. It happens to all of us (well SOME people never do develop intellectually:-) but it's truly amazing to watch a person grow, learn and experience things for he first time. Bottom line: I don’t want Zach to grow up!!! Paul and I love him at this age and if we could keep him this age forever I think we would. He's such a good kid. There are bratty kids, kids that don’t have creativity or patience or the ability to entertain themselves. Zach is just all around a really good, smart, loving kid and I love it.

Above: Zach and me playing in the sand.

So this past weekend, Zach entertained himself on Saturday with his Star Wars Pez...Zach loves Star Wars (more on Star Wars in an up coming post). Paul and I were just watching him play with the action figures and Pez people and he was being so creative and we both remembered when we used to play with action figures as kids and used to make up our little imaginary adventures with them. It's really touching to see Zach do that and look back on yourself as a child and remember those days when things were simple and your dreams and adventures would flow thru these plastic action figures.

On Sunday, we went to our old-standby - Dolores Park. Such a great place. We pushed Zach in the stroller to the park but on the way home Zach was complaining about the stroller saying "I think I am too big for this stroller now." He is. He's growing and before we all know it he will be a big kid, a teenager, a young man. It goes by fast and I know everyone involved in Zach's life is watching this wonderful child, watching him grow and thrive and it really is a beautiful thing.

Above: One of my new favorite pictures of Paul.

Above: Me making a silly face as I push Zach on the swing.

Above: Zach playing with his new friend, Sebastian.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Meal :-)

I remember being a kid and "loving it" when my parents brought me to McDonalds. I always wanted the happy meal and for some reason that Happy Meal made the food taste all that much better:-) We rarely go to McD's but today we decided, "what the hell!" Watching the sheer joy on Zachary's face reminded me of those times as a kid and my good "friend" the happy meal at good ole McDonald's. As bad as the food may be at McDonald's, it can still bring a smile to a kids face and mine!:-)

Above: The joy!

Above: The toy!

Above: The shock!

Above: The End!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Above: Zach's Thanksgiving Dance!

Thanksgiving Day was glorious here in San Francisco! Zachary's grandparents flew in two spend Thanksgiving with Zachary, Carrie, Iggy and Paul and me. Fun was had by all! It really was a beautiful day! Below are just a sample of some of the pictures from Thanksgiving Day 2007..more pictures to come!

Above: The table before the feast!

Above: A room with a view!

Above: This is the view!

Above: Thanksgiving buffet!

Above: Paul's stuffed!

Above: Zachary the one man band!

Above: Zach the one man band AND the construction worker all in one!


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Happy Birthday Boys!!!

Above: Is this how Jon Jones will be celebrating his birthday???

Happy Birthday to three great guys - Jon, Josh and Charlie! Enjoy your big birthday bash today look forward to seeing you guys next month. I think Jon is going to be 27 - Josh is going to be 28 and Charlie is going to be 29 - I could be wrong. Anyway, it's another step closer to out world in the 30s!! WHOO HOO! LOL Miss and love you boys!!!

Above: Birthday Boy Charlie, I am not sure who the Irish guy in the middle is and me.

Above: Me, Paul and oh so loveable birthday boy Josh.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Above: (left to right - Back row) Mike, proud papa Andrew, Karen, Ruthie
(front row) Tori, proud mom Ashley and baby Jake

James Michael "Jake" Sarsfield was born on November 11, 2007 - 5lb 5oz (4 weeks early)! Jake is Paul's great nephew. Paul is a great uncle...but he insists he was ALWAYS a "great" uncle. This is Paul's nephew Andrew and his girlfriend, Ashley's, first child. 5lb 5oz (4 weeks early) Little Jake also makes a lot of other firsts for people. Ruthie is a great grandmother - Karen is a first time grandmother, Mike is a first time grandpa, Matthew is an uncle and Tori is an aunt! Congratulations! to all!!!

Above: Paul has the same exact outfit!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Project Runway Begins!

My favorite television show debuted last night - Project Runway! Great show, if your not watching it - watch it now! It's on Bravo and they play the episodes non-stop so if you miss one you can easily catch up.

The first show of the 4th Season did not disappoint. We were introduced to the FIFTEEN designers all vying for the top prize of a fashion spread in Elle Magazine, a car, 100,000 to start their own fashion line AND the exposure of winning the show. The majority of the cast members this season appear to be more seasoned and educated on fashion. The male cast is 90% gay, which is just begging for a catfight, or several "hook-ups" during the show. I can smell the drama!

Ever Thursday, I will post my thoughts on the show and discuss who made it work and who missed the bus!

Last nights bottom three:

Above: Tricky Ricky is already an established designer

My favorite designer so far is Ricky - I thought he was the underdog until I read his profile - he already has his own line of lingerie at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom’s...huh..why is he on the show? Hmmmmm, anyway - I still like him and his style. His design last night was a cute baby doll dress, which was simple and safe, but you could see he knows what he is doing when assembling an outfit. He thankfully survived the cut.

Above: I am hoping she has to make a granola gown!

Everyone loves a little crazy and Elisa brings it to the show. This 42-year-old flower child is going to be one of the highlights of the show - she is loonier than SJ! Her design last night was abysmal and she was destined to be in the bottom three - but she showed a creative side to her - she has a vision of her own and that's what kept her from going home! Keep an eye on this loony bird.

Above: Simone didn't measure up and was the first one cut!

Beautiful Simone looked fragile from the start and she also appeared to be a little "green" in the designing department. Her dress was by far the worst last night and she deserved to go home. Pretty, timid and shy will not get you far on the catty runway. See ya Simone!

Last Nights Top Three:

Above: Victorya could be the darkhorse this season.

Victorya is the only Asian on the show and she is already showing trademark signs. Determined, committed and hard as nails on herself. Her dress was cute, mod and probably the most original out of everyone’s. She is the wild card in this show of someone that could shock us all. She came in third but watch I am sure she will be vying for the top spot on several episodes.

Above: The one to hate this season the drama lovin' hater, Chrisian.

Oh watching catty Christian can see the insecurities of a young queen displayed on national television. He is obnoxious, catty, mean and so full of himself it's unreal but at 21 years old what do you expect? Don’t like him - he is going to be the one that causes all the trouble on the show. His design last night was gross. I was shocked the judges liked it - I am not sure who in the world would wear it but - it was one of my least faves. He came in second - and seemed none to pleased that he was beat by a much taller queen!

Above: Rami is a shoe-in to be in the final three - mark my words.

Last nights winner was Rami, which was not too surprising - he has the taste, skill and confidence to win the whole show. I am already predicting him to be in the final three - you can just see he has what it takes. His outfit was not the greatest looking but it was executed perfectly. The dress looked like a modern day statue of liberty. Grey and dull won this chap immunity for next weeks show!

My least favorite designer so far:

Above: Jack uses Mariah Carey's retoucher - typical castro queen!

I love how the reality shows always have a token person with a hot body - in this case it's Jack. He does have a great body but what the hell happen to his face. Every time he was on the TV screen I literally was scared shitless! The picture of him above is so retouched I hardly recognize him. He looks like he has been taking steroids for too many years. Jack and Christian are the ones to hate this season on PJ4!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Summer Box!

Last week, Paul and Carrie went to Zach's school to show off a summer book that Carrie and Zach constructed with photos and other tidbits from over the course of this year. It is a very cool scrapbook! Below are some pictures of them at school with Zachary telling the class about Zach's summer book. I love these pictures. Zach looks incredibly happy..look at his big smile!!!

Since the year is almost over..below are some of my favorite pictures
of Zachary at school in 2007!

Above: Maya and Zach - great picture!

Above: Teacher Holly helps Zach construct a roof!

Above: Panda Man!

Above: Great smile!

Above: Working in the rice fields!

Above: Show and Tell!

Above: Reading a book to his classmates.

Above: Great look Zach!

Above: I am glad this project was at school!!

Above: Dragon Days!

Above: Dance party!

Above: Sir Elton Zachary John - son!