Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Taking after mommy already, Aria enjoys a good read during her play time. She is surprisingly engrossed in the many books in her little library.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Al Fresco

Since it was a nice cool night, Aria and I dineed outseide this evening in our backyard.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Class Is In Session

Aria identifies letters on the iPad this afternoon. She's getting much better, although her attention span on each app (letters vs. animals vs. numbers, etc) is still short. Probably doesn't help that she knows that there are episodes of Timmy and Elmo that she can watch on the iPad as well...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Grilling Green

Brian grills some yummy asparagus for our live Fantasy Football Draft this afternoon. Lots of yummy food and fun - thanks to all for attending and good luck this season!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thumbs Up?

Getting a photo of my new cast for good measure. My left hand is permanently stuck in the "thumbs up" (or down if I so choose) position.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Words to Live By

Not the first time I've seen it, but this sign at the local bakery tickles my fancy every time. Definitely words to live for all, not only by yummy pastries...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Casting Humor

This is the X-ray that greeted me in the casting room this afternoon. Put a smile on a face (that was much needed) right before my I was "casted". Yep - since the cortisone shot last week didn't help my tendonitis, I now have cast on my left wrist. If anyone wants to sign it, just let me know!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Aria gives Jib's stuffed Pikachu doll a big smacker (thanks Jib for letting Aria play with your stuffed animals while you're away!).

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

In Motion

Aria does her impersonation of a flight attendant in a hurry to catch a plane. ;-)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ho Hum Day

You know it's a "boring" day when the most interesting photo you can come up with is of some tables and chairs. :-P Here is the setup for this weekend's live Fantasy Football draft to take place at our house. Looks like we've got our own conference room in the making...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Steep Climb

Spurred on by the need to burn off some extra food calories, we took an impromptu hike close by at Dry Creek Regional this afternoon (followed by more food calories at nearby Sonic).

Saturday, August 20, 2011

More Birthday Cake!

The double birthday celebration took place today for Miriya (turning 4) and Jonah (already turned 2). Happy Birthday Miriya and Jonah!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Downward Facing Dog

Aria does some yoga with her Ah Yi this afternoon, doing the Downward Facing Dog pose.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jonah Turns 2!

It was officially Jonah's 2nd birthday today (his combined birthday party with his sister is not scheduled until Saturday), so Aria and I went over to help him celebrate with dinner and birthday cake.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Whole New Ball Game

Aria took to playing with the exercise ball at Auntie Jam's house tonight. As big as it was, she still managed to push it all around the house (and liking how it bounced off of everything and everyone).

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Backyard Blooms

One of our crepe myrtle trees in the backyard has recently developed some pretty rose-red flowers. Interstingly enough, the other two trees are bloom-less. :-P Must be that this side of the yard gets more sun - the plants and trees seem to be a lot happier here.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Up! Down!

It was a shopping day at Stanford shopping center today and Aria got her first ride(s) on the escalator at Nordstrom. She enjoyed it so much that she kept begging to go up and down (and up and down) while we shopped.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

OK to Touch

A slightly different concept for Aria since we constantly tell her NOT to touch, but here she is tentatively touching a starfish at the touch pools of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sun Bridge

Aria and Brian cross the iconic sun bridge at the Dennis the Menace playground today. We got a lot of playing (swings, slides, bridges, and other equipiment) on our lazy Saturday in Monterey today.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Brusha Brusha!

Her dentist will be so proud. Aria brushes her teeth with her Cookie Monster toothbrush tonight, hamming it up all the way.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Aria finds a new way to eat her Cheerios at our dim sum lunch today: spearing them with the (narrow end of a ) chopstick! Poor little sick thing (yes, still, just a little) was so hungry, she ate practically her own weight in the cereal.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Made it Home!

Home Sweet Home! I made it home on time, but super tired. Here are the souvenirs that I grabbed at the airport for the family: chocolate covered pretzels for mom, shot glass to add to our collection for Brian, and a mini stuffed panda for Aria (the MARTA card is my little souvenir of Atlanta...).

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Happy Hour

Happy Hour in Atlanta for the team. :-)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Welcome to Atlanta!

This little ad was greeting me as I got off the plane from SFO to ATL today for my buisness trip. How fitting...

[For those of you who asked, here is the high-res version of the same ad.]

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bottoms Up!

Aria tips her sippy cup all the way back to catch the last drops. Since we've been depriving her a bit of food and water due to her illness, and she's feeling better today, she kept asking for more "wa wa".

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Just the Ladies

A shot to capture a visit from Kammie, Esther and Willbe. Poor Aria was feeling better, but still a little sick during this shot.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Topsy Turvy

Brian and Aria goof off at Po Po's house tonight. I love our crazy little nutso!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bubbles vs. Sharks

Just a fun shot during bath time this evening. Aria "The Shark" Holmgren vs. Octopus, a.k.a. "Bubbles" (or octapa as she calls it).

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How Entrepreneurial

Since I didn't get a chance to take a photo (at least not an interesting one anyway), a big thank you to Mrs. H for this photo, taken at Murphys today. Just another one in the collection of things that have Aria's name stamped on it. ;-)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

It's Done!

As you can tell, this weekend was super busy. Not only did we have a lot going on, our house did too. Here it is, sporting a new color! (And even though I know our house, I'm so used to looking for a blue house, I almost drove right by it!)