Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Toddlers at the mall are the best

Last night, we want to the Stanford mall for dinner. After, we let D wander all over, in what I can only describe as "the best time ever!!!!" It was so cool to watch him walk all around and check out all the stuff at the mall. It was also hysterical to watch him blow raspberries on several shop windows. He loved everything, and only a face-plant in front of Louis Vuitton could stop his fun.
Looking in the Swatch store
Part of the Santa display
Pretty shop windows
Pure joy

Walking with Daddy

Monday, November 17, 2014

Not many wknd pics

Not many pics this weekend. Went to a lovely yoga retreat on Saturday and had two sick boys on Sunday. Stayed around the house, kept the fire going and made sure they both got naps!
Out of the bath

Walking around the front yard
Helping daddy get wood for the fire
This is what happens when you give a one year old PB&J toast and eggs for breakfast - he required a bath!
Sleepy boys - I woke up early Saturday morning!
Dressed like Uncle Lary - sweats, tee, and sneakers

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Numbers Tuesday

  • This past weekend, I made 10 freezer crock pot meals. We spent about $150 at the grocery store and we made dinner for hopefully the next couple weeks. I feel accomplished.
  • D has slept through the night for the past 3 days. Have I slept through the night? Not really. Last night was better than the others, but I'm so used to waking up with him, I do it naturally. Then, of course, I have to go check on him to make sure he's OK. Because I'm a mom. 
  • They are talking about moving D up to the toddler's room at school. This would be his 3rd class he's been in. It's a bit bittersweet. While I'm excited to watch him grow up, I'm so sad to leave the classrooms that he started with, and the teachers who I have formed relationships with. My little guy. Growing up...
  • A neighbor of mine has a game cam set up in the creek near our house. He's logged a bunch of animals cruising about our neighborhood, including a couple mountain lions (so cool). Want to check it out? Here's the link.
  • This week, we have two grad students going through their qualifying exams. This means I have spent a large number of hours in practice talks. Ugh. But the good news is that we get to have some parties. Hooray!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wknd pics

Deer in our yard Sat morning
D watching the folks play music at the Half Moon Bay farmers market
Outside with cat and stick
Happy boy 
Rearranging furniture
Eating tamales and grapes for lunch
Wild kitty
Freezer meals (more on this later)!
Reading in the bath
Playing with the airplane
Looking out the door at school

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween Haiku Friday

 Happy Halloween
from my little dragon, he 
even can roar.
 Costume doesn't last
too long but he looks cute for
mostly blurry pic.
Not much planned, school
parade, potluck. Kids dressed up
is surely the best.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Wknd pics

Destroying the dishwasher?
Getting stuck in the dishwasher basket and not knowing how to avoid the spiky things to get out
Beach time with Aunt Betsy and Daddy
My boys
Rainbow over Pigeon Point
Pigeon Point lighthouse
Morning nap
Hike in the redwoods
Sitting on the trail, picking up rocks
Riding on Daddy's shoulders
Fire in the fireplace, Halloween lights, walking baby 

Forehead bruise from walking

Free standing

This morning it was 39F
Last night, Alex was coming back inside. He could see a little boy, a fire, lights inside the house. He thought, "This is perfect". And it's true. We live a wonderful life. I'm trying to appreciate it more!