Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ano Nuevo

We visited a nearby beach where elephant seals gather around this time of the year to breed. We didn't see any births, but we did have beautiful weather and lots of baby seals.

See more pictures here

Friday, February 22, 2008

Zoo animals, Lego animals

We took a trip to the zoo on Presidents' Day. Apparently, everyone else had the same idea. LT enjoyed the giraffe that looked at us, the kid-size door and brushing the goats (kids?).

Later, LT surprised us with his Lego skills.

A pair of Tyranosaurus Rex

A dog (or was it a velociraptor?), an airplane, and an "elephant T-rex"

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

(Feels like) Springtime!!

Finally it stopped raining after raining pretty much every single day of January. (Which was fine, we did need the rain!)

We sold off the washer and dryer from our old house Saturday morning, so then we felt justified in getting some new patio furniture. It's great! There are 4 chairs, 2 ottomons and a table, so you can sit 6. The chairs also recline for lounging. See picture #1.

We also had a fire in the Chimnea, tested out the tiki torches (also left by the previous owner) and even made S'mores!

In other exciting news, the hot tub is back in operation and the three of us used it both last night and the night before. Yeah!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Hands-on art

LT dons a smock (aka daddy shirt) in preparation to paint.

He learns to mix colors to make new colors, and invariably everything turns brown.

Handprints are cool too.

I call this piece, "Arghhh!"

Monday, February 04, 2008