Friday, March 23, 2012

Plans for Summer

I am a planner.  I am! I like to think my Grandma had a little to do with that. She would always plan our summer vacations 6 months in advance.

Anyway, it‘s March already and I haven’t even planned a single family vacation for this year.  Summer is going to be here before you know it and seriously, we need to do something.

We will go camping, that is an easy weekend jaunt.  I do have a project in mind for our campsite.  More to come on that. 

Conn mentioned he would like to (one day) get to Hawaii.  Let me clarify that he did not specify when.  Of course that planted a seed in my little brain, though.  And, some friends of ours are currently there and posting comments on Facebook.  Ooh.  Aloha!  Yes please.  The boys playing on the beach sounds great.  Sunsets and mai tais.  Add it to the bucket list.    

One day, a little Aloha would be fantastic or maika'i nui loa (that’s very, very good in Hawaiian).

I think this little guy could totally hang loose there.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Baseball Season

Spring is here!  And you know what that means, Spring Training is upon us.  That sure did sneak up on me, but here we are, mid March.  We are big A's fans in this house.  In good times and bad, we love our Oakland A's.  So, in the spirit of baseball season and in hopes that we can get to a few games this year, EJ is sportin' the gear.

Yeah baseball season and Let's Go Oakland (clap, clap, clap clap clap)!

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Thought

Saw this and loved it.  I do hope they remember some of what I teach them, but I am also trying to have more patience.  Thanks Jim Henson!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patty's Day

We have been so busy around here lately, but I didn't want the day to go by without saying Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I hope you are having a pot of gold and wonderfully green day.  Here's some fun over at Say Yes To Hoboken.

More soon!  Till then, here is a funny pic of EJ was he was just about a month old.  Ha!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


It is a funny little parenting dance I do sometimes.  There are days when I feel great.  The boys have listened well and actually done what I asked of them or were super sweet to each other and I am so proud.

Then, there are other days when I truly want to pull my hair out from the craziness that goes on in our house.  The chaos sometimes takes over.

This is normal, I know.

But, no matter what, I hope to keep these 19 Things We Should Say To Our Children in mind.  They are listening to me.  I know they are.  But this list is an excellent reminder.  Totally love it!

On the same note, I found this link too 25 Rules for Mothers of Sons, that I love just as much. 

I may just tack these to the fridge, old school style!  I want to make sure these two get as much from me as I can give.  Often!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Animals Around the Bay

We like animals.  Well, we sometimes act like animals too so maybe we can relate. I have been known to call the boys my "monkeys."

I wanted to share a few spots in the Bay Area where we have visited some animals in the past few weeks.

The Oakland Zoo was one place I had never been and wow, it was really cool!  We will definitely be going back.  Super kid friendly and not too overwhelmingly big.

The boys spent a lot of time in this tunnel leading to the prairie dogs.  I have to admit, they fascinate me too.  So cute!

And just last weekend, we headed out to Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma.  I wasn't sure what to expect, but along with some great info on eating healthier and sustainable agriculture, we got to see some very cool animals.  Baby chicks, piglets, chickens, cows and goats.  The boys had a good time exploring the farm.

I have to admit, there is a little bit of country girl in me too.  I really enjoyed being out there.  And the baby chicks were cute!  No pics though, I was too busy snuggling with them.

If you have suggestions for places to see animals, I would love to hear them.