Alice's Wonderland

If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

1001: The proposal

No this is not a story of how Jared and I got together...rather a different proposal. A few weeks after Finn was born, and we were at my parent's house eating pancakes Jared ''proposed" that we start a family blog. A new beginning. Well, the layout, design and name have been in the works for the next couple of months. After several photo shoots and editing of our bicycles (and just plain finding the time to design the blog) I have finally moved and merged with lovey to officially say goodbye to the Aquayellow blog and HELLO TO:

Jared, Alice, Etc located at

So update your readers if you want to keep following our fairytale.

1000th Post, 1000 Bubbles

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall has arrived!

Fall arrived all of a sudden today...a much anticipated Autumn. I was getting really tired of those late summer heat waves. I hope the weather never know in California. As my mother always said, "Dress in layers."

Finn's ready with his freshly knitted pumpkin hat...thanks to Heather L.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pausing Finn...

Um...I would like to pause Finn...he's so stinkin' cute right now. I can't get over how hilarious he is. For instance, a lot of kids hate being changed, diapers, clothes...the works. Not Finn, he thinks it's it's a game or something. At night I'm trying to calm him down to get him to go to sleep and he's just cracking up and flashing me big smiles.

***I sneaked into Finn's room tonight and turned on his nightlight that I use for nursing and used my trusty tripod and remote and set my camera to a 4 sec. shutter speed. He sleeps on his stomach by choice...I didn't do it...he's also completely done a 180° since I left him...HOW DOES HE DO THAT?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Propped up Finn

There's just something that I find so cute and funny about propping up this little guy who can't sit up on his own yet. He gets a kick out of it too!

"Hello mother:)"

"This is sooo exciting!"

Staring at his favorite pillow on the couch.

"Wait mom, seriously I'm gonna fall."

Just chillin'.

Oven dried tomatoes

Remember how I had all of those tomatoes from my mother's garden? Well, I had already made tomato sauce a few weeks earlier with a bunch and had some stocked up in the freezer, and I really don't have much time to cook nowadays. So I decided to oven dry them.

Then for dinner the next night I made this. And OH MAN WAS IT GOOD! I'm going to go eat some more right now for dinner tonight. Well, you can't go wrong with wine and cream...I omitted the lemon this time which I usually add to pasta sauces.

Oven dried tomato, basil and toasted garlic spaghetti:

-oven dried tomatoes drizzled in olive oil on 200° F for 8-10 hours.
-saute whole garlic cloves in olive oil until they're browned
-chop fresh basil
-cook spaghetti and drain
-in spaghetti pan poor in some white wine and cream (you choose on proportions)
-salt and pepper
-simmer for a bit
-add tomatoes
-add basil
-add spaghetti
-cover for like 10 mins and let the flavors fuse.
-it'll be better the second day as is often the case with tomato sauces!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Finn makes me laugh

I am so in love with this kid. He makes me laugh many times a day. After I change his diaper I always set him in the crib to go wash my hands...sometimes I hear him giggling in the crib by himself. It's hilarious. He also thinks changing his diaper or is clothes is a game and is always laughing...even when I'm trying to put him to bed and calm him down he's totally cracking up and flipping over. I have a large painting just sitting on the dresser behind the changing pad and Finn has figured out how to pull it on my head and of course...laughs. I need to get that painting hung:)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Out for a morning walk

Finn and I went on an early morning walk with our cousins who live a couple of blocks away. He was just too cute in this porcupine outfit and Robeez shoes (that are still too big) from his great-grandparents.

What's with the dirty look Finn?

I made up this little bed for Finn to kick around in and hung a toy (which he now loves)...because before that he would SCREAM in the stroller and I had to get out of the house. Now he's perfectly content:)

Away we go!