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Recent Entries:
Big day at RIE!
The Good Movie...
Happy Easter!
Sean and Edison
I will wreak havoc one day!
Happy Bday Justin!?!
Happy Six-Month Birthday Baby Boy!
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April 29, 2003
Big day at RIE!


Sean made his way to the deck today at our RIE class. Proud mama that I am, I almost started crying but managed to keep my cool and enjoy sitting outside and watching him play.

RIE classes our held at this really cool space in Silverlake. It's a completely kid-friendly space where he can roll around and explore. Usually he plays for a little while in the main room then looks for me, gets tired or hungry. Today he played for the entire class (90 minutes straight!), explored the whole room, climbed over the doorjam and onto the padded deck.

Here's the basic RIE philosophies:

  • Basic trust in the child to be an initiator, an explorer and a self-learner
  • An environment for the child that is physically safe, cognitively challenging and emotionally nurturing
  • Time for uninterrupted play
  • Freedom to explore and interact with other infants
  • Involvement of the child in all care activities to allow the child to become an active participant rather than a passive recipient
  • Sensitive observation of the child in order to understand his or her needs
  • Consistency and clearly defined limits and expectations to develop discipline

    It might sound like common sense, but you would be surprised how overprotective parents can be. RIE is more parent training than anything else.

    Posted by Molli at 03:04 PM

  • April 24, 2003
    The Good Movie...


    Today's neighborhood hero is Victor. He is the manager of the Los Feliz 3 movie theater. Every other Wednesday he gets to work early and opens up the theater for a bunch of entertainment starved parents and their offspring. It's a "Bring the Baby" matinee at 11am. None of us even care what the movie is, we're just happy to be there.


    Most of the babies are pretty little and sleep or nurse through the film, if you're lucky.


    This week we saw "The Good Thief" with Nick Nolte. I loved it, but I don't have much to compare it to. We were all talking about the difference between going to a movie and renting a movie. There's is truly something magical about a movie theater and Victor let's us back into that world every other Wednesday.

    Posted by Molli at 07:52 AM

    April 20, 2003
    Happy Easter!


    Sean swinging it up at Live Oak Park in Manhattan Beach!


    With Aunt Kelly, Momo and a picture of Daddy for comparison. He's definitely his dad's kid, but I think he is starting to look like me just a little.

    Posted by Molli at 02:53 PM

    April 18, 2003
    Sean and Edison


    Posted by Molli at 08:16 PM

    April 17, 2003
    I will wreak havoc one day!


    We refer to this toy, affectionately, as the "A.D.D. Maker". The first time we put him inside of it Sean went absolutely nuts over all the different things to do and he tried to do them all at once.

    The boys of Fojimoto were over for dinner before their gig, so Sean spent some quality time outside while we conversed.


    Posted by Molli at 05:27 PM

    April 14, 2003
    Happy Bday Justin!?!

    Shannon and Justin had a fun bbq on Saturday, but this is the only pic I can find of the event. We are a little Sean focused these days... their backyard is very pretty and we all enjoyed lounging on the lawn!


    Aunties Bonnie and Kim took over some babywatching for us!

    Posted by Molli at 10:16 AM

    April 08, 2003
    Happy Six-Month Birthday Baby Boy!


    Sean crosses the six-month mark today. He is seriously contemplating crawling and drooling over the thought of having teeth! We're taking a long walk and going out to dinner to celebrate, perhaps he'll party with some mashed bananas with a candle?!?

    Posted by Molli at 04:54 PM

    April 07, 2003
    First Swim!


    Sean getting dried off by Momo after his first swim!

    Posted by Molli at 11:45 AM







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