Friday, August 29, 2008

hee b gee b's

why me? why oh why do they always choose me?

i just found this nasty little sucker in the bathroom. well not this exact dude, but his little brother (only by a little). i found this picture online at i wanted to make sure i wouldn't have to rush someone to the hospital if they got stung or bit or whatever these things do.

i couldn't work up enough courage to step on him, so i just set the garbage can on top of him, made sure he couldn't get out and then i left a posty note on the door warning who ever was going to go in there next either to not move the garbage can or bring a frying pan or something in there with you.

ew! ew! ew! ew! ew! i am soooo creeped out!

oh this is reassuring...

First off, Centipedes are not insects as they have more than 6 legs. That is just the most obvious difference. Your centipede is a Giant Red Headed Centipede, Scolopendra heros. Though your photo shows the classic color variation of this species, there are many other color forms depicted on BugGuide. Like other centipedes, the Giant Red Headed Centipede does have a venomous bite, and the bite is reported to be quite painful. That said, it is not an aggressive species, unless you are small enough to be food. Food can consist of small vertibrates including reptiles, amphibians and rodents. We do not consider this to be a harmful species, but it is a formidible predator that will bite a person who disturbs it. (from

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


after almost a whole year, jonah has discovered a new love for his george slippers (that just barely fit him anymore... oh and did i mention it's 95 degrees outside?) they were a 1st birthday present from aunt rachey. his feet were so hot yesterday, but he just refused to take them off. even at bed time he found one and took it to bed with him and was asking me to put it on him as i was putting his blanket on him.

here's george going all godzilla on an "orbital bomber" (per daddy)...

here's jonah's actual george that we got him for his 1st birthday. (oh my gosh! if you click on that link, check out how little and chubby and hairless jonah is!) george was the inspiration for his 1st birthday party theme.

george, meet george. hello george. hello. nice to meet you, george. nice to meet you, george.

ahhh! that's my head!

they all fall down...

oh, to have this sense of humor...

hangin' with his pal, chicago bear.

grandma's versatile gift... is it a cloth book or a cape? you decide.

jonah's new favorite game... table golf whiffle pool.

jonah, how did you get up that high anyway?

so there you go. a day in the life of the george slippers.

thanks again everyone for the great gifts! we still love them!

dr. mommy is in the hiz-ouse

the short one was hard core scratchin' his giant skeeter bite today. this calls for some "we-me" intervention...

why do i despise blood and guts so much except when it's to help my own kid?

Monday, August 25, 2008

in and out :: kaleb & his wooden blocks

remember this one?

well look who's arrived!

3 weeks old and uber sweet


kaleb n mommy



hey there, sweet boy.

more kaleb pics here

hunger in austin--something you can do to help

Saturday, August 23, 2008

beauty for ashes

i went on a really interesting photography field trip today. i'm a member of a women's photography group and a few of us went to oakwood cemetery in austin this morning.

according to oakwood cemetery is the oldest cemetery in austin. here's some interesting history from wikipedia...

The cemetery dates from the mid-1850s. It may have begun even earlier, as legend states that its first tenants were victims of a Comanche attack whose bodies were laid to rest on the same hill.

The cemetery was renamed Oakwood in 1907 per city ordinance. It spreads over 40 acres, including an annex across Comal Street to the east, and includes sections historically dedicated to the city's black, Latino, and Jewish populations. Paupers were historically buried in unmarked graves on the cemetery's south side. Graves without permanent markers were subject to reburial after a given period of time.

The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985; its annex was added on October 30, 2003. Despite its protected status, the cemetery has been subject to crime, vandalism and decay for decades.

the detail and artistry of the gravestones and monuments was so beautiful. words can't describe. luckily i took a few pictures.

the rest are here.

Friday, August 22, 2008

i'm hopelessly in love with two men

my amazing husband and this little guy...

i am just so intoxicated with this kid. do all parents feel this way? does God feel this way about me?

jonah's favorite friend... we-me

sometimes he's just gotta drink!

this is what curiosity looks like

making an airplane noise i think

1 couch + 1 ottoman + 1 blanket = the coolest fort EVER!

"peek-pooh" (that's peek-a-boo)

hey! i just discovered it's just as much fun to climb on the fort to make it collapse as it is to play inside.

love those curlies...

i just love his reflection in this one

size 6 1/2. how do you stop them from growing?

my sweet sweet baby boy... who's becoming less and less "baby" by the day

and now it's time for a nap.

see the rest of the pics from today here.