Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I will now set the scene...
It was a Tuesday morning and we were all upstairs, Andrew was at work. I was packing a large box of duvets, covers, and sheets. I thought all was well.
How the scene played out...
I walked by the upstairs bathroom and saw my oldest child being a "Super Duper Pooper" and beside him was my smallest child. I stopped, gasped, and ran to assess the damages. Blake was silently giggling while Reade took bits of toilet paper and shoved it into the toilet behind him. Half of the roll was in that toilet. I finally figured out the perfect gift to give to new moms of boys. A gift certificate to a local plumbing company. Why is it that children can get so silent when they are being so naughty?
This might happen to every mom, but this happened only days after Blake dropped a full roll of toilet paper into the toilet by accident. I am sick of fishing things out of the toilet.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Our great friends had us over for a BBQ. The dessert was chocolate zucchini bread with homemade coconut ice cream. I give them 5 stars!:
Another friend took me on a wonderful trail ride. I had forgotten just how hard western saddles are. I haven't ridden western for a long time now and looked like a fool trying to manage my reins. If you find yourself in Portola Valley then head on over to Webb Ranch for some berry picking or horsing around:
The kids are still doing kid things even though 90% of their toys are packed away. Here is Blake learning to ride his bike without his training wheels:
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Swim lessons started. They will take up all of our afternoons for two weeks. Blake enjoys the pool and is happy his friend Emily is by his side. This picture was taken by Emily's mom seconds before being scolded. We forgot that cameras are not allowed past the locker rooms. I am sad to say there will be no video footage of Blake swimming this year. No big deal!:
From the mother's list this morning:
What time do you wake up and sleep?
7/19/2011 12:27 pm
So, I'm struggling to figure out what time to wake up and sleep so I don't feel so rushed in the mornings. I love it when I do wake up early to get things done and hoping I can start so I can workout in the mornings. So, far I havne't been so successfuly!I'm curious how you early you guys get up and how early you sleep :)
The Palo Alto/Menlo Park demographic statistics highlight that this woman probably has a higher education than myself. That being said, maybe it was my two years at Junior College that taught me life skills like when to sleep and when to eat. Is this woman's dilemma a result of not sleeping or eating during med school? I guess one can get used to that?
Sometimes I do make bad decisions like packing up the kitchen instead of sleeping:
Blake took this picture of Reade today with the Xoom tablet. I wanted to log it because it cracks me up how quickly Blake can master a piece of technology:
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thank goodness for parking meters that take debit cards:
I had to bribe the kids with something. Too bad they were the worst donuts I have ever had. Half of the donuts ended up in the garbage. That is unheard of in my life:
Doesn't everyone want cute, mushroom lights. They are only $1500 for the pair from Monument:
Friday, July 15, 2011
Strut your stuff peacock and I can't wait to find you some wall space:
I also bought this vintage seed sack from Iowa for $10. I washed it and am going to open it up and turn it into a quilt. The fabric gets so soft after laundering and I loved reading about how the women used to make their clothing and sheets out of flour and seed sacks. It took three sacks to make one bed sheet back then. Imagine faded, blue and white striped fabric around it for a farm/nautical theme.
I too will find you some couch space in our new home:
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I am enjoying Eichler research:
Monday, July 11, 2011
The steaks present themselves right when you walk in the door:
Himachi shots ( It’s a shot glass filled with hamachi, red chili, frizzled ginger, avocado, and truffled ponzu, and you simply stir it up a bit and then shoot it.):
I love it when they pair heavy with light on one dessert platter:
I requested a peach bellini because my friend ordered one the other night and they are now my new, favorite drink of choice (move over butterscotch schnapps). They didn't have the peach schnapps so they made me a drink consisting of passion fruit and champagne. Didn't do it for me. I wonder when I will get another one of these yummy things?
Thanks Andrew for a great date night/birthday celebration.
Friday, July 8, 2011
I checked out this Sunnyvale Eichler yesterday. It is 4bd/2bath and completely original. Die hard Eichler fans love this stuff, but some of the remodels really bring modern conveniences in where they are needed:
This Eichler shows how the front and backyards mesh with the house:
Original kitchen style with a new coat of paint:
Number 8 winner for an Eichler kitchen remodel contest:
Who knew South Land Park in Sacramento has Eichlers:
We are putting in an "offer" tomorrow for an Eichler rental down the street. It will be quite the bidding war and I expect not to get it. You can't say we didn't try.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Memories of fried dough balls rolled in sugar (only $0.25 a piece):
What the kids will remember (not really!):
4th of July parades:
Riding on rocket ships:
I will never forget seeing fireflies for the first time, miles of corn fields, and fireworks set off by brave cousins: