Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Right now, Casey has some unique interests and habits. Its safe to assume these wont last forever, so we are doing our best to capture the 'moments'. We planned to have him as the subject of a photoshoot, and took some props along; his favorite stuffed animals, a volleyball, etc.. So we get to the photo studio, and he walks around, exploring.. Well, he finds the supply closet, and spots... a ca-ish... VACUUM CLEANER!!!

So guess what was prominently featured in the photos?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Perfect Moment

Once in awhile, you are in the right place at the right time to capture truly classic moments. When she grows older, and sees this photo, Casey's friend CJ isnt going to be happy with him!

Naughty Casey. Wonder where he gets that from???

My neck, my neck

We went out to dinner last night. For the most part, Casey did pretty well. Toward the end, he did get a little restless while confined to his high chair, so I took him out and walked around with him while Mommy finished up. He got a little tired of walking, so I thought I’d hoist him on my shoulders and let him ride around. So, I lifted him up over my head, his legs straddling my head, and rested him on my neck and shoulders… and all of a sudden, my neck felt really warm… and moist. Hmmm, I wonder when was the last time we changed his diaper? Oh well, too late now. He starts fussing, so instinctively, I start bouncing him up and down on my neck. All the while picturing the squishing, smooshing and sponging of whatever is oozing out of/ through his diaper onto my neck. Of course, he enjoys the bouncing, so I have no choice to keep going. All I could think of was getting home and taking a shower, and scrubbing my neck… Ah, the joys of parenting.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

And so it starts. Casey got to really experience his first Halloween this year. Last year, he got dressed up as a cute monkey, but didnt really get to participate. This year, he KNOWS what is going on...

The costumes: As usual, things are centered around Casey. For his 1st birthday, he was given a beautiful traditional Chinese outfit, fit for an emperor. So there was our theme. Any high profile, important figure needs a bodyguard, so Daddy was his Secret Service bodyguard. Since it was gonna be night, we needed someone to light the way. Mommy, in her 'current condition' ie: 6 months prego, was the guiding lantern. A special thanks to Ron, a mega-talented artist who painted the Chinese lantern and Chinese character for light...

The plan: Casey's a pimp, yo... He kicks it with two honey's, so naturally, he spent Halloween with both of 'em.

Trick or treat: We armed Casey with a plastic pumpkin to hold his loot. He caught on pretty fast, walking from house to house, fearlessly going up to doors and knocking.. and saying, 'tik-o-teet'... He even signed thank you a few times.. A natural, he had the process down quick. To him, it must have been the greatest concept of all time. "All, I gotta do is walk to people's houses, knock on the door, and they give me 'teets' ( treats)? Hell yeah, I could get used to this" However, all things gotta end: At some point, the festivities had to end. In the car, on the way home, purely for safety purposes, Daddy took his pumpkin full of treats from him. The emperor pitched a fit. But once we got home and reunited the emperor with his treats, he was all smiles.

The human lantern:

The lantern and the emperor

Checkin' the loot!

Halloween 2

No, my title doesn't refer to a lame movie sequel. Just more Halloween 2010 pix of the emperor.

Secret Service escorting the emperor.
Family Portrait.
The emperor on Halloween 2010!