Friday, December 25

Good Eats

I didn't cook for Thanksgiving and I didn't make a turkey for my birthday either - so last night I was up late listening to Sonoma County radio on the computer & cooking my lil fool heart out. Nothing was done till past bed time so we put it all in the fridge and broke it out to be our leftover lunch today....

Roast Turkey, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes in a maple sauce, sauted brussel sprouts with a touch of roast garlic, Fresh Cranberries with Satsuma Tangerine, Cornbread & sausage stuffing and a nice gravy heavy on the chicken stock (thanks to Jenny & Aunt Virginia).

Best of all -
watching him eat the drumstick!!!
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Thursday, December 24

About to topple the snowper

Played with Dan, Farah & Dori at Whole Foods park for a couple of minutes today (after some CRAZY 24th of December shopping...) Uncle Dan worked with the kids to make this snow person (lady according to Farah, man according to the boy - hmmm) and not five minutes after the cousins left to go home & nap my boy was knocking the whole thing down. Like a block tower or train tracks - the point of building is the opportunity for destruction that it offers!!

Monday, December 21

Snow Play

Okay so our October photos of an almost non-existant snowfall may have been a bit premature. Now that we are on the verge of the ginormous christian holiday we have received an honest to goodness smackdown of snow. Luckily its a light & fluffy coating that was easy enough to shovel through and PERFECT for playing in...

So without further ado - I give you a boy, his dog & the first good snowfall of the season

(Making tracks in the Big Kid playground at Hoyt Field)

Catch me momma - catch me

A tail waggin' good time!!!

Friday, December 18

Happy Holidays....

Just a little solstice note to let our family & friends know that we are thinking of you with love at this time of year. We have shared a lovely Chanukah with all of our East Coast Family & have been lucky to have Emily working nights which means that we get full weekends with her.

The snow has been coming down in bucketfuls and that's given us some shoveling fun. Thankfully we haven't had to travel any further than WholePaychex so we have been able to stay warm & toasty as we try out some new recipes.

I can't believe that the year is nearly coming to a close - it does seem as if it has flown by.

Thursday, December 10


Never again should a people starve in a world of plenty

I noticed this statue in Cambridge Common for the first time today after the boy & I were playing --- seems an appropriate sentiment for the season.

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Tuesday, December 8

What a difference a week makes

Here are a couple of shots that we took on Dec. 3rd

Me and the boy playing at Cambridge Common after his morning at nursery school ----

and look its a different kind of biker .... Note the blue skys, the smiles and the short-sleeve shirt with no coat on....

and a week later at the same playground - still sunny but remnants of snow on the ground.

Tuesday, December 1

Birthday Full Moon over River St.

As R. and I walked home from Birthday Adventure Day we stopped to look over our shoulders to see the full moon bathed in sunset rays - this doesn't really do it justice it was crazy awesome.

Nothing says Happy Birthday....

Quite like chocolate sprinkle chocolate donuts for lunch....

... Or ....

half naked college boys rollerblading on the "T"