Sunday, December 06, 2009


Our neighbor Lisa makes amazing cakes. Here's some photographic evidence (click on each photo to see a larger version).

Here's the one she made for Sawyer's first birthday (that's Lisa and her husband Bryan in the photo). Note that she asked for Sawyer's favorite toy, and we gave her the dumptruck and rubber ducky in the foreground.

Here's the cake she made for my 40th birthday -- note the yardlines (40), the score (40 - 0), there are 40 Cal fans in the stands (and one Stanford fan, who is Cindy, and who is holding a baby wearing red AND gold).

As a bonus, here's a cake she made with a "penguin" theme for another neighbor. The "water" is 3 different colors of boiled sugar. The penguins jumping off of the iceberg are individually sculpted and handpainted (and, of course, edible!).

Monday, April 27, 2009

Goodbye Kay and Doug!

We are all so sad to see Kay and Doug Godwin leave the neighborhood, but we're excited to see them moving on to a terrific life in Ashland.

We all gathered on Sunday to wish them goodbye and snapped this pic:

From Kay and Doug's Party

(If you want to download it, click it to see the big version and then right-click to download. Or, I'm happy to e-mail it to you!)

Friday, April 03, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Little Giggler

Sawyer's now 10 weeks old (almost 11!), and he's really getting into the art of laughing.

For some reason, his favorite thing is me saying "Go Bears." It makes him so excited he just giggles and giggles.

Here's about a minute of video: me cracking him up, and him cracking us up!

Friday, February 06, 2009

New Stats!

Sawyer had his 2-month checkup with Dr. Gerwein this week. Everything looks great. He had his first shots, which did NOT go over well.

He screamed immediately, and his entire head turned bright red with anger. After about 10 seconds (or 30, depending on which one of us you ask), the screaming subsided. The pain wasn't long lasting, so a quick bout of nursing made him forget. But we knew that one of the shots was tetanus, and we knew (from recent personal experience) that a tetanus shot hurts more later on than it did originally.

He went home and took a nap...and when he woke up, he screamed. And screamed. AND SCREAMED. We did everything we could, finally giving him a few drops of Tylenol. Wow -- it's hard to see your kid in pain!

His stats at 2 months:
23.5" long (75th percentile) (he's grown 2 inches since birth)
12 lbs., 6 oz. (74th percentile) (he's added 2 pounds, 13 ounces since birth)
40cm head (60th percentile)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Latest Sawyer Photos

Click on the picture to see a bunch more photos!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Get Yer Sawyer Pics Here!

Because some folks have been's the latest batch of Sawyer photos!

Sledding in Tahoe

We went spent New Year's week in Truckee with the Cirulis and the Weigels.

Sure, there were the normal problems--kids fighting over the top bunk, and the traditional Weigelette barfathon.

But there were highlights, too: we discovered Dave's cross-dressing side, and Dave and Greg made an awesome sled run on Friday! Here's the video.

By the way, YouTube caught me trying to use some copyrighted music in the background (sorry, Kool and the Gang). So this version has no music. Check my Facebook videos for the original.

Hmmm, can I embed a Facebook video here?