Thursday, March 31, 2011

Off the Grid

Sigrid had been wanting to try out Off the Grid, the "roaming mobile food extravaganza," for some time, and we finally made it out to the Haight edition.

Anders had a hijiki onigilly from the eponymous Onigilly (Sigrid and I thought this was pretty good, though Anders was more interested in my Orangina). Sigrid and I started off with tacos from Seoul on Wheels (verdict: good but not mind-blowing). Next, I picked up some fried mac and cheese (yes, really—they bread the mac and cheese and deep fry it, and it's fantastic) from Eat Curbside. Sigrid followed up with a chicken adobo banh-mi from HapaSF (pretty good), while I tried a pork belly baked bun from Chairman Bao (sinfully good). Finally, we all (well, except Soren) had cupcakes from Cupkates (very tasty, if more than a bit pricey).

Soren, meanwhile, mostly just hung out.

We stuck around for some music, too.

A fun time. We may have to try it again.

Passport photo

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cute faces

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday fun


Cool wall!

Daisies in a dump truck!

hot tub

After a tough day at kipper swimming, it's good to relax in a hot tub.

Friday, March 25, 2011

happy guy

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tummy time

If our pediatrician didn't demand that we do this, I think I'd call it child abuse.

An original joke

Last night we were having dinner at Grammy & Grandpa's place, and Anders suddenly asked, "What do you call a fire in your mouth?" No one knew the answer, except Anders, who explained that a fire in your mouth is a [wait for it] pacifier!

I've done a Google search for this joke, and haven't found any sign of it, so I think Anders made this joke up!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wet Saturday hike

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Late rise

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

In the Björn

Morning with Mama

He can sit up!

...if you prop him up and if he happens not to flail around too much.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011


The smiles are fleeting, so they're a bit hard to document.

This is the best I've managed so far. It really is a smile, I swear.

Birthday parties

Anders loves a good party....

...whether the guest of honor is 3....

...or 100...

Happy birthday, Camille! Happy birthday, Al!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Morning stretch

He doesn't do much yet, but it's a lot more than he used to do.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Monday, March 07, 2011

Baby Train

We've taken to sticking Soren in a car seat inside of a pack and play as a way of putting him down somewhere where Anders can't easily get to him. I call this the "germ cage" (yes, it would be more accurate to call it the "no germ cage" or some such, but it doesn't roll off the tongue as easily).

Anders is fascinated by the germ cage, no doubt because we keep telling him to leave it alone. We have, however, allowed him to use it as a "freight car" in a "train" that he's constructed.

Perhaps he was inspired by a book a friend gave him, New Baby Train.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

children can fall asleep anywhere

Adjusting to being a big brother is a bit tiring. Or he's in the midst of a growth spurt. Or something.

But how could this possibly be a good idea?

Sound asleep.

No wires.

We pushed the coffee table in, so that this wouldn't end horribly. But not before snapping a few pictures, of course.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Happy Birthday Grammy!

March 6th isn't Grammy's birthday. Maybe I'll explain that some time later.

But March 6th is when we had some braised short ribs that I spent HOURS defrosting and reheating in the oven (thank you Jessie et Laurent) on rice, herb-roasted fingerling potatoes, kale chips, and 2004 Ramey Claret wine.

Followed by a surprise birthday gift and cake.

Anders was more interested in the cake.

(Yes, I know, that's a lot of liquor in the background. Stocking up to deal with any issues the boys throw our way as they get older.)

Yay for candles.

Grammy likes it.

...and here's Sigrid complimenting herself on a gift well chosen.

Love them yawns