Monday, March 31, 2014


Here at the Parrish household we play a game called "Ya-ya".  Someone hides, and someone else has to find them.  Sounds just like Hide-and-Seek, you say?  True, but our version has hints in the form of the hider calling out "ya-ya!" in response to the seeker's "ya-ya" inquiry.  So basically, it's hide-and-seek-meets-Marco-Polo, but with "ya-ya" as the phrase of choice.  Isaac randomly started saying it years ago, I think when he was two, and it just kind of stuck.  

Elinor has really gotten into the Ya-ya game and as you can see, she's quite good at it.


Monday, March 24, 2014

Sunday afternoon in the canyon

We went to the canyon for a picnic lunch this afternoon.  The air was crisp and chill with just a hint of warmth from the sun, just the kind of weather you'd expect for spring.

The kids had a blast eating their sandwiches, crackers and fruit, even in the cold.

We managed to snap a family shot...

before everyone started running around to explore. 

It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

It's my birthday and I'll cake if I want to

I turned 32 on Wednesday and couldn't decide what I wanted more, strawberry cheesecake or plain chocolate cheesecake... So I made both!  Happy birthday to me!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Our little Minnie Mouse

I got this dress on sale last month.  It's pretty much the cutest thing ever.

Also, Elinor is super into bananas right now.  She goes through 2-4 whole bananas a day.  I've taken to buying 4 bunches each week, and we still run out before my next grocery trip!
She recently got this rash in her diaper area that was diagnosed as a yeast rash.  We put Nystatin cream on it, which slowly took care of it.  The rash kept coming back though, so we started putting iodine on it each time and that took care of it lickety-split.  We think it's from her sucking on her nasty tag book, which she treats like a pacifier and can't go to sleep without it.  We wash it weekly in bleach or hot water (or both), but it doesn't seem to help.  I need to start washing it multiple times a week.  Gross.