Archive for July, 2008


Friday, July 25th, 2008

So far Sofía has a quantity of nicknames in inverse proportion to her size: Little Turtle Face Stinky McStinkersonpants Little Sticky Milkface Fat Baby Sweetiepants Squirmy Wormy Little Frog Taco!

Sooo tired

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

I should be proud of her … she slept a whole 3 hours last night! In a row! Newish pics up (I think) at Josh’s gallery.

She’s Here!

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Sofía Elena McFadden Born July 15, 4:12 am 7 lbs, 0.4 oz, 21″ Labor time: 1 hour Link to more first pictures.

Another bathroom project

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

I bought some shelves from Ikea the other week (or month, or however long ago) meaning to put them up in the bathroom. Since I finally got the shelves finished in Taco’s room – and all her tiny little clothes sorted into tiny little baskets! – I figured it was high time to actually work […]

Field labor at 9 months

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

My friend Kori and I had a really fun Sunday this last weekend at Larriland Farm’s pick-your-own blueberry patch and tart cherry orchard. I was afraid we’d be caught by afternoon thunderstorms, but the weather was absolutely perfect: overcast, with a slight breeze, and the temperature probably hovered in the low 80’s. No sunstroke this […]

Not the best time for fireworks.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

The hundreds of fires up and down California continue to rage, some just 40 minutes from my home. The Big Picture has posted a collection of 17 truly amazing photos of the fires and the people involved in fighting them.

What I’ve been up to

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Someone asked me the other day if, now that I’ve been off work for a month, I was bored. Well… no, actually, much as I expected to be. I’ve been doing lots of projects, and taking lots of naps, and reading lots of cheesy sci-fi books. In fact I kind of stocked up on projects […]

More belly

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

3 weeks and 2 days to go… I never actually believed it would get this big… In the words of Mike Meyers, it’s got its own weather system!