msLaura: Modern Mama Laura Hamilton + Dan Baker = Julian Hamilton Baker & Adrian Hamilton Baker "When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her."
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Mama-to-be and her board

The 100 Unsexiest Men of 2007

Adrian's on the potty, I'm on the news!

Model baby part two

Model baby


Peeps for Passover

Pimp my ride

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April 20, 2007

Mama-to-be and her board

Surfing for two, originally uploaded by crtobey.

Here's the lovely Chandra (wife to cousin James), 20 weeks pregnant and still surfing down San Diego way. She's awesome. Look at her cute little training belly.

She and James just found out that they're having a girl. Hooray!

The 100 Unsexiest Men of 2007

Oh man, this kept me chuckling for a good 30 minutes this morning. I really should have been getting dressed, washing my face, etc. while Adrian was napping in his swing, but instead I was glued to this:

The 100 Unsexiest Men of 2007

I love the titles they assign. Bill O'Reilly is simply "Worst Person in the World". Heehee.
Snarky good fun to get your weekend started right.

And don't forget to check out selected video clips from this year's picks. John Basedow's excerpt is fairly chilling, is he serious?

April 19, 2007

Adrian's on the potty, I'm on the news!

Lights, camera, action!, originally uploaded by mslaura.

Here I am in my living room, being interviewed by KGO Channel 7 ABC News about Infant Potty Training. Because there were still a few people out there who didn't associate my name with baby pee and poo, or baby carriers. Fame is a weird thing.

The segment will air in the first week of May on the 5:00 news. I'll keep you posted.

Adrian continued to shine in the spotlight. Apart from a single barfing episode and a millisecond of fussing, he was all smiles and charm. He laughed on his changing table, and was happy as a clam on his potty, though he did not actually pee for the cameras. Not like that was obvious, and they aren't going to show the actual potty contents (or lack therof) on camera. So no biggie.

I felt like a blithering idiot, and forgot 90% of what I was meaning to talk about. Doh! But I'll probably only appear for 5 seconds anyway, so I guess that's no biggie either. I did remember to emphasize that I'm a busy working mom and I'm not just sitting around watching my kid's butt all day.

La publicite, la publicite!

April 13, 2007

Model baby part two

Product Models, originally uploaded by mslaura.

Here's the ad that was sent out from Go-Go Babyz the other day. Recognize that mama and baby? Normally I try not to model when I'm 25 pounds overweight, but I made an exception for this shoot.

Dahling! I am the Vanna White of wheeled devices for carseats.
(rolls eyes)

Oh, by the way, I don't *always* wear this same outfit, photographic evidence to the contrary. Those photos were taken on the same day, that's all. I *do* wear those jeans almost every day, because they are one of the....well no, actually they are the ONLY pair of pants I own that fit my "enhanced" post-partum figure right now. I refuse to buy any more clothing, since weight loss is *just* around the corner, I'm sure. (fingers crossed)

April 09, 2007

Model baby

Model baby, originally uploaded by mslaura.

This is Adrian's first modeling job. We went to go pick up a shipment of Carseat Travelmates at the manufacturer, and they asked if Adrian could model for their newest product, the Infant Cruizer.

He was an excellent model...stayed fuss-free for a whole series of photos. Then finally the hot, bright lights started getting to him and he had a diva fit. Ah well.

They took some action shots of me too, pushing him around in the Cruizer. I actually had my Girl Costume on that day, with earrings and lipstick, but I don't know if any of the shots came out. I just saw this one photo up on the company website and snagged it.

April 07, 2007


Brothers, originally uploaded by mslaura.

They definitely look alike. Look at those chins.

I cut Julian's hair and now it looks just like Adrian's.

April 06, 2007

Peeps for Passover

tsfardeia, originally uploaded by stylecouncil1.

Hysterical series of photos using Marshmallow Peeps to illustrate the plagues listed in the Passover story.

Peeps for Passover

This one is frogs, obviously. Which I always thought was the funniest plague anyway. Boils, locusts, a river turning to blood...all good plagues. But frogs?

We actually used to get plagues of little frogs in Florida when I lived there. They covered everything for a few days once a year and then disappeared. Same with dragonflies and crabs. Florida is apparently quite the plague-ridden place.

I love the decapitated peep heads. Like Kermit just tears the heads off and eats the bodies. Isn't it the other way around? Don't most folks eat the ears first?

April 05, 2007

Pimp my ride

Tailgating, originally uploaded by mslaura.

Ooooooh, I love my new (used) car! Yes, the 2005 VW Passat Diesel Wagon is in the house, getting 36 mpg around town. It's super-swank, luxurious, spacious and everything else. It even has really dark tinted windows, a boon and a blessing for fair-skinned folks like me and the boys. That was one of the things that I was really sad to give up in my Hybrid "limo dark" tinted windows. Cha, I didn't have to give it up at all!

Dan got 45mpg bringing it home from Petaluma. Sweet! We haven't filled up with biodiesel yet, but I'm looking forward to visiting the local biodiesel retailer here in San Jose and getting our first tankful.

I love the tailgate. So useful and comfy, and perfect for changing diapers. I put a sheepskin in the cargo area and Bugs is all over it. The second I open the hatch for anything he jumps in and starts lounging.

This car is SOLID. Driving it is like driving a tank, compared to our lightweight hybrid. But it's still very zippy when you step on the gas. There's a little bit of a diesel lagtime, but once the power kicks in...whiplash time!

I do miss my engine turnoff at idle, but oh well. I love the new wheels. My ride is PIMPED, baby!

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