Friday, May 29, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Walker alert!

Tomorrow DT is 13 months old. I think he wanted to be sure he was classified as a "walker" for that birthday because look at him go!

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

The kayaking pictures, as promised.

Sea Otter

Kayakers' Toes

Kayaker at rest in front of a bunch of sea lions


Ah. Kayaking in Monterey Bay is so nice. I highly recommend it.


Here you can judge the paddling and vote for the best paddler in the comments. ;)
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Grandma was Here

Grandma has been deposited at the airport for the 2nd leg of Grandkids or Bust '09. We had a busy and fun 6 days with Grandma.

Let's see, we went to the park, the Children's museum, the mall, Monterey Bay aquarium, kayaking (adults only, but yes, Grandma, too!), beaching, water sliding, etc...

Here's Grandma!



Oh wait, she didn't just take pictures. Only mostly. LT is waiting for her to get her webpage up and going. I say momsie.blogspot.
Here is one not taking a picture!


And the boys enjoying the beach. DT is a water lover. He crawled straight into the ocean and then would get up on his knees when a wave came!
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I'll add some kayaking shots tomorrow! I wasn't on the trip with Gma & Tim, so you'll have to wait for momsie.blogspot for those.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Front Yard, day Many, finished - pretty much!

Recall the front yard before.
And now ...

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New path from driveway, you walk between the two coral bark maples.


View from the other side


On the right side, we have a weeping cherry in the front and a plum in the back.


The trumpet vine has made a glorious recovery from losing it's twin and being cut waaaayyyy back. I just love the bricked porch! And the step and path to the driveway at the end of the porch.



Not in the front, but in the back, the garden!
Cherry tomatoes, strawberries, zuchinni and corn. This year we have a drip system set up so we'll see how it goes!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Weekend Round-up

We dug out the push bar for LT's trike and adjusted it down to the smallest size so that DT can enjoy it now! This was LT's 1st birthday present from Grandparents T and it has been so much fun!


DT had a gift from Grandparents T for his 1st birthday, too. He got a house for outside! I hope it will be as much fun as the trike. The first day it was definitely a hit. We put it out front since we were working in the yard (as soon as we're done, we'll post pictures...) and both boys had a good time playing in it! LT is a little big for it, but they still both fit.


Do you see the bigger boy in there?


Then it was Mother's Day and the boys brought Mom breakfast in bed. Crepes, even! LT said "that's wine and juice, ew, bet you never had that before!" :D


Later, we attacked the yard again. I conquered possibly the largest dandelion ever caught on film?? It was back by the garden area where we now have planted corn, cherry tomatoes, zuchinni and strawberries. We'll see how it goes. TT put in a drip system, so hopefully more sucess than last year!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009