first we had the bridesmaid dress party. as usual, it was awesome:
bridesmaid dresses" and "..yet still plays really fantastic music" that we've found in the city.
ahhh. so shiny. love it.
next up was my trip to california. first on the agenda: visiting my delightful friend carrie and her insanely cute daughter, Miss Leyba:
leyba's favorite book right now is The Hungry Caterpillar, which i am reading to her here in french. elle a encore faim!
alexis put it, she's a really wonderful little person. and just look at those CURLS.
san francisco to prepare for Bay to Breakers, which we attended as the volcanic ash cloud:
elizabeth really did a great job rallying the troops and figuring out how to make us LOOK like an ash cloud (that's cotton batting spray painted grey and silver, plus balloon "parasols" to hover over us). we actually started the day with a lot more cloud on us, but it was kind of windy, and our clouds kept blowing off. see? this is my starting ash cloud level:
the good news (?) is that they have calmed down somewhat and are back to looking just like.. well.. like regular bug bites. just, you know, COVERING MY HANDS AND ARMS. and back. stupid san francisco hotel. le sigh.
i don't really have a good way to end this post, so please to enjoy some weirdo seagulls from alcatraz who spent a good few minutes with the bottom seagull trying to dislodge the second seagull standing on his back. i don't know.
[lots more photos of miss leyba, b2b costumes, and alcatraz here.]