Archive for May, 2009

the most beautiful camp in CA

May 31st, 2009

Post graduation, we headed out to Butano, near the town of Pescadero in the hills of Santa Cruz to camp with the neighbors. Wow. I’m afraid to post good pictures of the place for fear that it will cease to be as incredible as it is today. This is a Disney forest with mossy branches, […]


May 31st, 2009

Friday, Will graduated from preschool. No pomp and circumstance. No dreadful valedictorian speech. They had tasseled mortar boards (centerpieces turned kiddie headgear) heavily guarded by the teachers up until the second they got to put them on, so there were no secret mortar board messages like “eat my shorts class of 2010” or “Swine Flu! […]

the hidden trails of Berkeley

May 26th, 2009

Shhh… It’s a secret! When we were looking for a house, we wanted to live some place where all of our necessities were within walking distance – much like our child-free pad in the city. Where it was easy to get to the places we wanted to be, in the way we wanted to get […]

american pastimes – slip and slide

May 26th, 2009

It is officially summer. Time to hang up the soccer cleats and shin guards, dust off the barbecue, and air out the summer parkas. And that’s just what we did this weekend. Saturday marked the end of our official Spring pick up season which we commemorated with obligatory soccer pictures. It isn’t official unless it […]


May 26th, 2009

Mom: What color is this dot? Sylvie: Pink Mom: What color is this dot? Sylvie: Blue Mom: What color are your eyes? Sylvie: Polka Dot!

the agenda

May 22nd, 2009

While I won’t claim to have well formed career goals, and my life goals are few, I do have reasonably well defined goals for the rearing of my children. I became a parent because I wanted someone with whom to share all the coolest things in life – steam trains, warm rain puddles, s’mores, cherry […]

hey boobies, you might get tested

May 21st, 2009

Although researchers identified the gene known to dramatically increase the risk of hereditary breast or ovarian cancer years ago, doctors aren’t really pushing the testing. If there is a history of either cancer type in your family, you should probably ask your doctor if this testing would be appropriate for you. More about the test.

it is iced coffee weather

May 21st, 2009

I’m still exhausted from the last two weekends and here we are on the crest of another. We’re having a reasonably hot summer, and the kids are at a good age for just about everything this year so we’ve been going overboard with the activities – balancing multiple birthday parties against our standing soccer saturday […]

happy mother’s day

May 9th, 2009

I hope your littles take good care of you. Will grew me a sweet pea seedling, painted something I’m not allowed to open, yet, and made me a necklace. I made the family Molly Weizenburg’s cream cheese frosted cinnamon rolls. I’m looking forward to a long day of running about with my kids.

sign of good things to come

May 9th, 2009

Look what I’m growing!

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