Saturday, May 31, 2008

Our Little Miss Clean, Sleeping Thing

So we've answered your (you know who you are) cries for MORE Adelaide footage!
Below are two more snips of her exciting day. If you are bored already, come back in a couple weeks when this madness dies down. Otherwise enjoy (and notice the repetition)!

** Poor light quality due to 9:51 pm capture. Next time we'll film her waking up at 5 am, 8 am, or 11 am, or 2 pm, or 6 pm, or....


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

We're Back

Behold, our last 72 hours. Well, the features. We left out sleeping, diaper changing, and eating. So, presenting 2 of the last 72 hours:

- A&P&A

Sunday, May 25, 2008

New Kind of Babymoon

Thanks everybody for all the well wishes over the weekend! Our family is now at home and we're very excited to be here. In fact, for the next few days we're going to work on getting settled - without interruption. So, if you're reading, channel us happy baby thoughts and we'll talk to you after Wednesday!


It's past midnight, but everything - ins, outs, sleep, bath robe, food in the fridge, too many Flickr pictures - is now checked off. We are smiling!


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Today I went to the fabric store to get some red broadcloth. I walked by a display of 7 or 8 bolts of poplin in a beautiful color combination: reds, browns, blues, greens. So I took a picture of it with my cell phone. Of course, the picture doesn't look anything like the actual thing. Sometimes it's better to just put the camera down.


Friday, May 09, 2008

More Making

Lots of things to make - to keep us going and so we have the energy to make more things.
Beer has been made, although not technically done making until it's carbonated in a week or 2.

Beer Project, originally uploaded by apkoski.

Lots more sandwiches have been made. I missed documentation of the tomato & pepper jack with mustard. It's been that warm outside lately. :)

A yummy brefis. As in, -"Y'all got brefis?" ... as in "Might your establishment serve breakfast?"

Other stuff needs to be made:
- rocking chair upholstery
- mama skirts for the 90-degree weather next week
- the baby's quilt that will hopefully be loved and carried around for a long time (unless it turns out funny-looking).
- the stack of other projects I've started and never finished.

I will soon be made OUT and ready for some sustaining.


Monday, May 05, 2008

**disclaimer** & Review

This is so cheating, but I just spent a good 20 minutes writing this review at the site we got out stroller from, and when they offered to publish it on our blog, I said "Sure, free post!"

I have to admit that we've actually only used the stroller a couple of times (because there's nobody around but friends'/family's kids to coax into it so far), but have learned a lot in those experiences! So even though the review is written in present-tense (suggesting that we put our child in it and use it on a regular basis), it's still all true, and will be corroborated shortly.

My Review of Performance Series 2007 Single Jogging Stroller

Originally submitted at

The Performance Series jogging strollers features the only one-piece frame in the industry, which means there are no hinges or joints that may weaken from frequent and intense use. The large wheels of the jogging stroller allow for easy pushing while on your Sunday jog, and its shock absorption sys...

It Rolls

By Annie Walnuts from Portland, OR on 5/5/2008

4out of 5

Pros: Comfortable, Fairly easy to set up, Sturdy, Durable, Easy to steer, Lightweight

Cons: Space Taker

Best Uses: Running, Walks in the neighborhood

Describe Yourself: Fitness Professional, Running Mom, First Time Parent

This stroller is great for us! We are recreational athletes, running between 15-35 miles per week. The stroller is balanced well for easy turning, rolls over curbs & bumps well, and is very lightweight. Wish the handlebars were adjustable...

We normally don't travel with this stroller. It's simple to break down (rear wheels' quick release is awesome), but assembling is a little tough on my muscles and coordination. Also, it's just a LONG stroller, even when broken down: with all wheels off, it just barely fits in our nearly empty trunk (21"H x 36"Deep x 53"W).

We were also considering the BOB Ironman and the Tyke Tech ATX, but bought this one because of its bigger wheels, bigger canopy, and more durable/reliable parts (based on friends' experiences with 2005-2007 models of the other strollers).

Oh, almost forgot -

Six-ish weeks to go.