Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Today I decided to meet up with a "hike for tykes" group, at Redwood Park in the Oakland Hills. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the meeting area, but the three of us decided to go on a little adventure of our own. Scarlett looked at the trees, took a nap, and nursed among a nature. Max looked for sticks, poked at mushrooms, and pretended he was a dragon under the giant trees.

Monday, December 5, 2011

"We have a crawler baby"

Or at least that's what Max exclaimed when Perry came home from work. Scarlett has been getting around pretty well the past month (although quite slowly), by crawling two paces, pushing up into sitting, scooting on her bottom, and repeating. Finally this weekend she seems to have mastered the traditional crawl. We have a crawler baby!

Last toothless smile

Bottom 2 teeth cut today at 7 1/2 months. Can't see them easily quite yet, but toothless smiles will be replaced with toothy grins in the near future.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Looks like we do get fall in Alameda. This city girl (and her city toddler) are loving it!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Max feeds Scarlett

I decided to let Max feed his little sister her first meal of rice cereal. He seemed pretty delighted to feed her, and she seemed happy to finally get some food.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A day in the burbs

Lunch on the back deck

Hopscotch in front of our house

And a very friendly butterfly

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


This was Max's response to being told he could not have a Popsicle at 9am. When asked why he was dragging a chair into the kitchen he told me he was just going to "hang out" and then asked me to leave.

Friday, October 7, 2011

New House

It's been about 2 weeks since we've moved in to our new house. We still have boxes and boxes to unpack, but its slowly starting to feel like a home.

New House

Monday, September 12, 2011

Max and Ollie

May 2010

September 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011


After searching since before Scarlett was born, we finally made the plunge and bought a house in Alameda. We are sad to leave San Francisco and our amazing neighborhood and friends, but we are also excited for this new huge chapter in our lives, and think we'll love Alameda.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Future in drumming?

A little morning Rock Band in the buff.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Scarlett at 4 months

Just got back from our 4 month visit at Dr. Simons.
Weight - 16 Pounds 9oz (94%)
Height - 25 inches (80%)
Head Circumference - 92%

She's doing great. Hitting all her milestones. She's super strong like her brother was at that age, and generally a sweetheart who loves to stare at your face and flash her big toothless smile.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Scarlett loves Max

And Max loves Scarlett... most of the time

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Double Stroller

Max takes hitches a ride with his best buddy Harrison to the street car museum.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Mommy, I want to go to Washington!"

Max's best buddy Ollie moved to Washington almost a year ago but it's just like old times when he visits.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Max or Scarlett?


The world will never know.

Baby Max in drag?

Seeing Scarlett dressed up like a little lady sometimes makes me feel like I'm looking at baby Max in drag.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Are you happy?

"Mommy... are you happy?"
"Daddy... are you happy?"

Max asks us the question at least 50 times a day, usually when we're mad at him for something.

Max at 2 1/2

Some stats from Max's doctors visit.
He's tall! 36 inches - 65%
He's thick! 32 pounds 10 oz - 80%

Unlike his younger days, he is a PLEASURE at the doctor. He actually gets excited to go. It's all about the promise of a lollypop and a balloon.

Scarlett at 3 months

Our little girl smiles a ton these days, and just like her brother, loves to stand.

Max loves his daddy

Max has been talking up a storm lately. He has so much he wants to say, he often has bouts of stuttering, which we were assured by our doctor it's a sign that Max is super smart. Recently he told me out of nowhere he told me following:
"Daddy is called Perry...Perry Wagner." (of course Scarlett's full name is "Baby Scarlett Wagner."
"Daddy is my best friend. Grandpa too."

That kid can sure be sweet.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

"Mommy don't come in here!"

Max discovers chapstick and asks for some private time. First of many requests for mommy to leave I'm sure.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Roly Poly

Scarlett can now roll from back to tummy. Once she figured it our she quickly became an expert but seems to have forgotten how to flip from tummy to back.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Scarlett and baby Sally (3 months her senior) eat their hands and coo at each other.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Typical day in the Wagner house.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Scarlett at 2 months

Our little girl is a big girl! Here are her stats from her two month appointment.
Height: 23 inches - 75%
Weight: 13 Pounds, 6 oz - 99.9%!
Head Circumference: 40.40cm - 90%!

The doctors visit went well but about two hours after her vaccines, she SCREAMED for over 2 hours straight. It was pretty heartbreaking and we called the doctor since I was sure there must be something awfully wrong since Max never reacted this way. I guess parents do quickly forget because my doctor was sure we called him with the exact same worries after Max got his 2 month shots. After some motrin, she seemed to recover after that first evening.

Overall, Scarlett has been a pretty easy baby. She has her cranky moments like all babies do, but she is pretty easy to soothe and has been sleeping way better than her brother did at the same age.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

First Haircut

We have been talking about getting Max's hair cut for a long time. We figured he would need bribes and distraction in order for success, but I've seen lots of sad haircuts come out of the places designed for the little ones. I decided to take him to the shop where daddy gets his hair cut and told him we can just watch for awhile. At first he said "no haircut" but after 10 minutes that changed to, "I want haircut please."

We waited a long time for our turn which was the hardest part.

When it was finally time, Max sat up on a ton of phone books, put on his superhero cape, and got a lollypop.

He sat perfectly still the whole time and giggled when the clippers came out.

Sometimes, this kid surprises me.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sleepy Diner

This is what happens to Max at dinner time when he thinks he can skip his afternoon nap.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Scarlett at one Month

Weight - 11 pounds 1oz (90%)
Height - 22 inches (80%)
Head Circumference 90%

Our first month with Scarlett has been challenging, but overall, she is doing pretty well. Like Max, she is a huge spitter upper, but also gaining weight like a champ. She likes to stay up late but has been a pretty impressive sleeper once she hits the sack.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Narwhal, meet Airplane

Max is having his toy narwhal and airplane talk to each other:

Narwhal: "Can I have airplane?"
Airplane: "It's closed"
Narwhal: "But I want airplane"
Airplane: "OK"

Thursday, May 5, 2011

James & Toby Please!

James & Toby!
Originally uploaded by banotdog

This morning, instead of Max's usual frantic calling for Mommy and Daddy, we awoke to him shouting for "James and Toby please!"

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Welcome Scarlett!

Scarlett Valentine Wagner
Born on 4/16/11 at CPMC 5:28 PM
8 Pounds, 10oz - 20 1/2 inches

I suppose I should have mentioned the fact that I was expecting baby number two somewhere in the last 10 months of this blog. I must admit I feel a little guilt for blogging every detail of Max's time inside my tummy, and not even mentioning expecting our little girl, but when you are taking care of a toddler, it leaves little time for other things. My pregnancy was pretty easy, other than getting HUGE and chasing around a crazy toddler with a big belly (which by the way, Max has declared my big belly button his lovey). Unlike her brother, Scarlett decided she did not want to check out of hotel Heather early, and had to be induced 8 days past her due date. Labor and delivery was a breeze (after an early epidural), lasting a little under 6 hours. At 5:28pm on April 16th, our 8 pound, 10oz sticky baby emerged. Perry stayed at the hospital until 11PM that night, and then went home to take care of Max. This was my first time away overnight since he's been born, and I missed my boys so much that I considered checking out early. Perry did an amazing job being Mr. Mom while I was gone, and Scarlett gave Max some presents (James and Toby trains) to soften the blow. We've heard a lot of "put the baby down" from Max over the past two weeks, but for the most part Max seems to be adjusting pretty well for a two year old. The true test will be when Perry goes back to work on Monday.

Lots of pictures of Scarlett's first week on our flickr site -

Thursday, March 17, 2011

This morning, in response to being asked if he had pooped, Max said, "I don't poop. I just fart." What a boy!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2nd Year Doctor Visit

Today was Max's 2 year doctor visit, a place that invoked panic in all involved (including our wonderful Pediatrician) in the past. We talked all morning about what the doctor does and how he'll get a lollypop at the end of the day. He actually seemed super excited about it all but I expected it wouldn't last when the rush of memories returned from seeing the office. To my surprise, he played happily with all the toys in the waiting room and was amazing for the doctor, chatting (and singing) up a storm. The doctor was super impressed by him and said he's pretty much got the best vocabulary a 2 year old could hope for, even with my necessary translations.

Here are his other stats:
Height: 34 inches (50th %)
Weight: 29 1/2 pounds (70%)
I have no idea how this kid is so solid considering he eats like a picky mouse.

I couldn't have been happier at how smoothly this appointment went. Max couldn't have been happier with his lollypop.

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