I worked from home today while the installers from TrueStone installed the solid surface and they did an amazing job—perfect miters and a tight fit all around. The material is Silestone Lagoon.
Now before we had this installed, our contractor built a frame based on the sketch I gave them and our two cats would go into the frame and hide inside the tub. My worse fear was that Bella, our older cat, would get stuck in there and get sealed inside. Well, despite my best efforts, Sarah, our younger cat, snuck inside while the installers went outside to their van.
We thought maybe she went outside but around 8:30 we could hear her faint meows. At first we thought she may have gone outside and went into the crawl space, but my worst fears were true. Beatriz and Ava became hysterical and Allison thought we had to take out the slab (no way–it’s like hundreds of pounds and the installers just spent 6 hours here!). So I got a drywall hand saw and cut a 4″ inch square in the hallway and a few seconds later Sarah popped out. Naughty kitty!
With the end of summer comes the start of another school year. Beatriz and Ava asked to have their photo taken on the stoop and here’s the shot. Ava’s pose cracks me up–I expect the agency sourcing for JCrew to be calling any minute now. Beatriz’s color and pattern choices are beyond Punky Brewster crazy.
Welcome back to school everyone.
Allison, Ava, and Beatriz came to the Googleplex on Halloween. We listened to a concert by Asheba...
It's hard to imagine that Bea started pre-school today. Since I'm on vacation, I went with Allison and Bea to her first day. She had no trouble...
It’s been a very busy 3 months for me and the family. I’ve been a lame blogger, but I’ve always been a lame blogger I guess. I took a new job, finished a book, and Allison and I have had a million small house projects in addition to raising our...
This is the chicken that saved my Saturday afternoon. We had left Hayes Valley and were on way over to Fillmore Street. Beatriz had tuckered herself out at the park and was high from eating a chocolate cookie (a sugar sandwich essentially) from Miette. Tired kid on a sugar rush is like those zombies in Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror--unfit for human consumption.
Sisters Beatriz and Ava Hanging Out!, originally uploaded by skidgel.
Our morning routine begins every day at 6 or 6:30. Ava wakes up in her co-sleeper, is fed, and then begins to coo and be social. We then hear Bea from her room start to sing and eventually she asks for momma or dadda. Eventually the two are on sitting on our bed and chumming around while Allison and I get ready for the day.
4 Roses for Allison
On March 22, we celebrated four years of love, wearing platinum, and driving each other crazy. I bought them at Market Hall before meeting for dinner at Noodle Theory up the street. I think the scent of the orange rose should be bottled.
Nana and Papa hunt came to visit to after Ava's birth. Their week-long mission included: doting on Bea, helping Allison with Ava, weeding the yard, planing doors, and building a set of shelves for the kitchen.