Monday, November 26, 2007
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.
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.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
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!:-)
Thursday, November 22, 2007
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!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
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!!!
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
(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!!!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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:
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
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!!!