Monday, March 29, 2010

Ode to joy

Davey and the Easter Bunny


Davey and the Easter Bunny, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

Lovin' the Easter Bunny - 6 months old

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Prescott & Davey

Originally uploaded by kikip
aka "Don't put that on Facebook."

Prescott is a great influence

DSCN7732, originally uploaded by kikip.


But seriously, we couldn't ask for anything better than Davey growing up as nicely as Pres.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Riding on the ferris wheel

Never having ridden a ferris wheel before, I thought he'd be nervous about riding the one at Children's Fairyland. Especially as there are no adults allowed. He, however, happily jumped aboard all by himself and enjoyed the ride. That a boy!

Cutie in Cement Park

Cutie in Cement Park, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

It was a gorgeous evening in Sausalito the night before Spring. So long, Winter!

Money, money, money!

Money, money, money!, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

Davey loves running the cash register at the shop and saying, "Thank you," to the customers.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Vegan coconut chocolate banana waffles

2nd try is a charm? Well they could be more golden brown, but these were pretty tasty. Based on the Waffle I recipe from The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

3 TB ground flax seed
1/2 C water
6 TB nondairy butter, melted
1-1/2 C coconut milk
1-3/4 C all-purpose flour
1 TB baking powder
1 TB granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
Dash of cinnamon
Splash of pure vanilla extract
1 small banana, diced
1/4 C vegan chocolate chips


In a food processor or blender, whip the flax seed and water together until it is thick and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the butter, coconut milk and vanilla extract and whip for another minute.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid ingredients. Stir until just combined. Fold in the banana and chocolate chips.

Spoon 1/2 cup batter onto the hot iron. Cook as you would any waffles.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cute Davey saying:

"When I grow up & am a daddy, I want to be a painter and paint something for you. Like rainbows!"

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Trying out the new big boy bed

Trying out the new big boy bed, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

Davey came home and saw his crib on its side in the living room as soon as he walked in the door. "What's going on," he cried? Immediately, he went to his room, walked in the door, noticed the dresser, then the bed, stopped, stared and fell silent for 30 seconds. Then he said, "What happened?" as he lightly smacked his right cheek. Next was a pout and a little confusion, perhaps? And then, "YEAH!" Under the covers he quickly slipped, testing it out. Then asking Daddy to go to sleep with him (pretend) for a little while. And lots and lots of jumping up and down.

He loves his big boy bed.

Davey's big boy bed and new dresser


Davey's big boy bed and new dresser, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

It does feel like it was just a few days ago that we had just finished getting it set up as a nursery. Wow, that was over 3 years ago.


Baby's room - ready to go

Swim lesson time!!

Swim lesson time!!, originally uploaded by jessicafm.

Davey started swim lessons today and boy did he have fun! He's taking lessons two days a week at the Marin County YMCA. Theoretically it's a group class, but on his first night it was only him. There is only one other child in the class and he couldn't make it that night. His teacher is Brandon who I'd guess is still in high school -- maybe a senior? Brandon seems to have a really good way with little boys and had Davey at ease and listening to his instructions immediately.

Mark and I observed through the windows in the lobby, so as not to distract Davey. The entire half hour, Davey wore a giant, open mouthed smile. Does he like this? Oh, yes he does.

Meanwhile, as at least one of us will be at the YMCA at least once a week with Davey, we decided to go ahead and get a family membership. That way, we have no excuse to avoid exercise, at least those days. Yes!