Sunday, November 25, 2007

Davey getting his first hair cut

Yep, today was the day... we took Davey to the Panda Room for his first hair cut. Gina, his stylist, was sweet, good and plenty experienced. Davey hardly fussed and quickly had the hair trimmed up. Now his bangs won't get in his eyes, his hair doesn't tickle his ears and it's trimmed up in back. Our handsome boy!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


It's official: Davey's allergic to dairy, eggs and peanuts. We took him to Dr. German at the Marin Asthma and Allergy Clinic this morning and ran the tests to see to what extent he was allergic to things. After discussing the reactions he's had thus far to eggs and dairy, Dr. German decided to first test with very dilute solutions of the dairy, egg and peanut solutions. If those tests were negative, he'd try tests with full-strength solutions.

Well, within seconds of the allergens being applied to his back, Davey was attempting to scratch the itches. Sure enough, he got big old welts for the dairy, egg and peanut allergens. No reaction to the soy, wheat, fish nor shellfish, thankfully. Dr. German says it's entirely possible Davey will outgrow the dairy and egg allergies by the time he's six years old or so. However, the peanut allergy is more concerning in that 85% of kids that are allergic will continue to be so throughout their lives. Here's hoping (HARD) that he's one of those 15% that outgrow that!

So, for the meantime, no dairy, eggs or nuts of any kind. Dr. German also said to avoid any kind of shellfish, as it's a very common allergen.

We'll go back when Davey's three for another round of testing and, at that time, we'll test for other kinds of nuts and, I guess, other allergens.

Break out more vegan recipes!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Come on, let's walk!

Come on, let's walk!, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

Yes, earlier today I posted about David walking to me. Afterwards Davey, Mark and I went shopping at Heller's where Davey enjoyed crawling, exploring toys and furniture and pushing around a toy stroller. We picked up a new high chair, a Stokke Tripp Trapp, which I'd been thinking about since before he was born. He sat well in the sample, and we really liked the way it looks, will perform and that he'll be able to sit at the table with us. Say good-bye to the high chair tray!

Next we went to the Northgate Mall, where Davey could play in the indoor playground and burn off some energy. He only felt like being in there for a few minutes, instead wanting to push his stroller all around the mall. He walked and walked and walked. Then we went to get some lunch -- I got a gyro, which I shared with Davey. He really loved the lamb and ate lots of it!

Once we got home, Rozzie, Prescott and Polly came over to deliver some Girl Scout goodies we'd ordered from Rozzie. They hung out and played with us for a while and then headed home.

After they left, I went grocery shopping and, while I was away, Davey walked across the living room without support. Mark was so excited!!

Once I got home and after Davey had a hearty dinner, Davey decided it was time to do some more walking around the living room. He walked, unaided a couple more times. We got him on video a couple times, but the best times were, of course, when we didn't have the camera handy.

But let's mark down today, November 17 -- when Davey's 13 months, 10 days old -- as the day he really began to walk.

Go Davey, Go!!

You can see Davey walking in the YouTube box in the upper right corner of the blog.

Did I tell you he's walking?

Over the past couple of weeks, David will take one or two steps without holding on to anything. This morning, however, he took a full ten steps before slowly lowering to his knees.

Goooo Davey!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

As high as an elephants eye

As high as an elephants eye, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

Forgive me, I'm woefully behind on blogging what's been going on in our lives! Time to post a little about Halloween.

We wanted to go to a pumpkin patch to help us get in the mood of the season. But not just some big ol' commercialized patch by the side of the freeway. I wanted Davey's first pumpkin patch to be authentic, rural and not all hyped-up. Through Marin Mommies I found Peterson's Pumpking Patch in Petaluma. It was exactly what I had in mind so Mark, Davey and I headed up and met Bonnie there. We were all really happy with what we found there and it was perfect.

There were Scottish Highland cows, all furry and friendly, hens, roosters, rabbits, geese, horses, a cat and a dog. There were bees as well, as the Peterson's keep bees and sell their honey. There was a huge patch full of pumpkins -- Cinderella style as well as sugar pie and tiny little gourds.

We got to wander around, feed the animals, explore the pumpkin patch. It was all great. Plus we left with one Cinderella, one regular and three little gourds for less than $10.

I expect we'll be going back again next year and for years to come.

Look in the mirror

Look in the mirror, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

Last Saturday we all went to the Bay Area Discovery Museum to see what we thought about it. It was their monthly free Saturday which meant the place was packed and a bit chaotic. On top of that, it was raining so it wasn't possible for us to play outside much. Just the same, Davey definitely enjoyed the toys and activities in the Toddler area and enjoyed the outdoor area for the brief bit that we explored. So we went ahead and got a family membership for the year. This will be a great place for Davey to go when it's too wet or cold out this Winter and when we happen to be visiting Sausalito.

Davey and his first creme filled cookie

While shopping this afternoon I ran across Organic Vanilla Bean with Green Tea Sandwich Cookies. Organic ingredients, no trans-fats, no high fructose corn syrup nor did it contain any dairy or eggs. And they looked tasty. So I picked up a box and, once home, Davey got an afternoon snack. As you can see, he liked 'em. Who can blame him? I had a couple as well and can say they're delicious!

Playing on his Radio Flyer - thanks Simon!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Time for a quiet, lunch-time nap

After a long morning of a new gymnastics class and playing with Dad, it's hard to wait for lunch to be over for a lunch-time nap.

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Alphabet from A to Y With Bonus Letter Z!

Oh yes, this book is quickly going to join our kid library. Davey already enjoys books, picking out books for us to read each afternoon and evening. This one is likely too tearable to let him play with unattended at this point, but I can see reading it to him, as he likes interesting rhythms, sounds and pictures. And who doesn't enjoy Steve Martin's writing?

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Thursday, November 1, 2007

David's first recording session

David's first recording session, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

Hangin' at The Plant with Mom, Michael and Joe Satriani's crew. Mom and Mick went to the studio with Davey for a bit yesterday and he was so comfortable hanging out on the sofa, they all decided to let him play piano. He's got the right stance, hm?