Archive for August, 2008

finding good eats

August 25th, 2008

I’m not exactly a foodie, but I like to cook and I like real food (vs the packaged stuff), so I subscribe to quite a few food blogs and spend many an evening searching google for dinner ideas. More often than I like to admit, I model our dinners after the food google is serving […]

a day at the zoo

August 25th, 2008

We joined Dennis and his family at the Oakland Zoo in an effort to make our kids think we are as much fun as Grandpa Texas. They had a blast. Will is usually too fast for pictures, unless he is clinging on for dear life: Or torturing his sister: So, we end up with a […]


August 25th, 2008

Here are a few pictures from Ruby’s shower last weekend. In Grandma’s arms: On her new blankie:


August 21st, 2008

We took Will to see Indiana Jones shortly after it came out. He has somehow, in the time since, acquired an extreme interest in Indiana Jones, and when inspired by the slightest thing, he hums the Indiana Jones theme song, replete with whip cracking sound effects. Whi-psch! (Where did he learn that? Is that what […]

a little less conversation, a little more action

August 20th, 2008

There are strong genes in this family. (And crazy side burns) Thanks, Aunt Patty! She’s been fueling Grandpa’s summer camp with daily gifts. We’ve received a solar car, gummy bats, a tiny bike, cotton candy gum that turns your tongue blue, and a few other things that aren’t coming to mind at the moment.

things to do in Berkeley with a 4 year old

August 19th, 2008

My father is hanging out with Will this week since school is out. So, I figured I’d share my list of places to take a 4 year old that both kids and adults might find entertaining. In Berkeley: – Go on a secret passage walk through the neighborhoods. Berkeley is tied together by many foot […]

witch brooms

August 19th, 2008

When I was in India last year I found it interesting that in my 2 weeks, I didn’t see a single manufactured looking broom – at least none of the flat bottomed, plastic holstered type that we import from China. Theirs looked like witch brooms. Walking home from school one Friday, the kids and I […]

when grandpa is boss

August 19th, 2008

I mentioned a few days ago that Grandpa has been taking care of the kids over their summer breaks. He only had one day alone with Sylvie and as far as I could tell both survived, friends. Tho, dad told me that Sylvie refused to talk to him, and when asked if she was mad […]

no-sew tu-tu!

August 16th, 2008

One of two I made last night before… the mishap. (the other is pink)

those fisker super sharp scissors

August 15th, 2008

Those Fisker super sharp scissors are super sharp. Learned the hard way when I took them away from my 2 year old after she walked in on my tutu making and grabbed them off the stool. This was a 1.2 inch lesson learned by my thumb.

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