Monthly Archives: January 2010

Coveting

We are always in the process of debating having another child.  Having two boys is amazing, and I sometimes would love to make that three boys…but then I see girls clothing and it tears me up inside wanting a little girl to dress up!
I absolutely love the androgynous look that has finally  made it down to the little ones.  Katharine Hepburn minus 4 feet.
Alicia Bell came up with a line for kids…

Lapin House catching on…

In my opinion one of the most fashionable of the celebrity children:

This is our beautiful Emma who gives me my fix of girl…shirt in our store now.

Eye Candy

Patching

I got my world’s favorite chair from a thrift store nearly six months ago.  Although it is probably 50 years old, I don’t think it ever got much use before coming to me.  After being in my house for about two weeks a hole started forming on the corner.  I chose to ignore this for 5 months pretending that if I didn’t see it that it wouldn’t grow.  Well I was wrong and I had to do something about it.  I finally took a piece of fabric and stitched it over the corner.  Not sure how long this will hold or if it even looks half way decent, but it will give me at least a couple more months with my favorite piece of furniture.

and a picture of my munchkin Sam enjoying his favorite resting place…

More of Sam in his favorite spot…this time with clothes on.  These will all be up in stores by the end of this week:

Clocks

So remember before how I said I try really hard not to be a hoarder?  Well I’m not sure if it’s my obsession with Victorian era writing, or an odd theory that time stopped still in 1998; but whatever the case may be I have a soft spot for Clocks.  I found this gem this week and couldn’t resist.  I know someday soon I’ll sell it and make room for another, but I really could decorate my entire house with clocks.

Some more for viewing pleasure…

Lellow Boots

How can you not love rainy days when you have a wee one so extatic to get out and splash in the puddles.  I never imagined I could enj0y being so freezing and uncomfortably wet, until Mr. Miles came along.  Such a boy.

For Him: Pocket Knife

Everyman can use a pocket knife.  My husband has two: a Case Sod Buster Jr. that I got him for Christmas, and a vintage pocket knife that he snagged from the PCC flea market in Pasadena.  Affordable, easy to procure, and an infinitely useful little gift.  Trust me, he’ll love it.

Mediators

After too many car trips of listening to “The Bear Hunt” or “Circus Clowns” I swore I was going to drive us off the road if I had to listen to one more children’s song.  So for a couple of weeks Simon and I went through an extensive testing to find what music we could both agree on.  Trust me, I tried way too many bands to count (and Simon may be a tad bit picky with his music choices much like his father) but here is a list we compiled that you may find useful if you want to listen to music that you can both clap along to (I will make sure to add any new bands as we discover them together):
 
Phoenix

The Beach Boys

Dr Dog – Easy Beat

The Polyphonic Spree

The Shins

Vampire Weekend – I normally will go ahead and skip songs 2 and 10 to ease my conscious.
This is actually Simon’s absolutely favorite cd of all time.  If I take him out of the car before the song is over it’s quite the scene.
I still need to get the new cd and see if it meets his approval.

Weezer

Belle and Sebastian

 
Make sure to note the cds that I actually chose.  Unlike my former 17-year-old self I doubt Simon would jump at the opportunity to listen to the Belle and Sebastian of yesteryear that High Fidelity warns us about.  Well that is, unless Simon is choosing his years of teenage angst early.