Friday, September 28, 2007

Some fun pictures

Haven't had much time for blogging lately, but I'm trying to fit it back into my schedule. We are in the process of buying a second car, so all my free internet time goes into researching vehicles. Such fun!

We did have a really great day earlier this week. After Sam got home from school, we jetted down to "the city" as we call it here in the suburbs, and spent the afternoon at the San Francisco zoo. I'm a little conflicted about zoos in general, but this one seems pretty humane and tries to recreate the animal's natural habitats. The boys loved it- Sam's favorites were the lemurs and snow leopards. I'm not sure what Elias liked the best- I think it was probably the yogurt covered raisins we brought as snack! It was a beautiful day in the city, warm and sunny, even way out in the fog belt where the zoo is. Unfortunately, the camera batteries died after exactly two pictures, so we didn't get to record much of the day's fun. Oh well- you'll just have to take my word that a good time was had by all.

Here are a few more fun and recent pictures. Sam in his new hat from his Grannie.

The artist at work (note the tongue!).

Patch, looking particularly cute one day.

And, again, so cute.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New Shoes!!

Yesterday was a very big day in the mosherboys household. Sam's and Elias' new fall footwear arrived in the mail! I'm happy to report that they were almost as excited as I was...Here are a few shots of the boys modeling their new kicks.

And in other shoe related news, I went to my first parents meeting the other night at Sam's school. It was all very sweet and lovely, but more importantly, I was the only adult wearing silver shoes in the whole room!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Quote of the Day

Hello friendly readers! Here begins a new feature of the fabulous mosherboys blog- the quote of the day! Now, I am a bit of a sporadic blogger, so this really won't be an "of the day" kind of feature, but I will do my best to regularly record some of the cute, sweet, or just plain hilarious things said around here.

So, without further ado, here is our first quote, uttered by Sam on a recent sunny morning. He had wandered into the office where I was checking email and I asked him what he was up to. He replied in a breezy sort of voice, "I was just sun basking on the deck." Ahh, the life of a young Californian!

In other similar news, Elias, whose vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds, impressed and thrilled us all the other day by saying SAM for the first time. For those of you not too familiar with the speech of one year olds, the S sound is often challenging, and while Patch has been saying Mom and Dad for what seems like ever now, his brother's name has been a bit more difficult. But no more. It is now gleefully called out many, many times everyday. Such cuteness!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Gus still has it!

Most of you (all six!) are already familiar with our gray friend, Gus. For those of you not in the know, Gus is the Schwartz-Mosher family cat. I acquired him at the start of my sophomore year of college, in Ohio. Desiring a more temperate climate, he moved down to North Carolina, and lived with my parents there for the next 8 years or so. In late 2001 he decided Raleigh was old news and decided to try his luck in California. Since then he has lived with us in a studio apartment in SF, a garden apartment in Berkeley, and two houses in Napa. He is now almost 13 years old, but as you can see, he is not slowing down yet! I post these pictures mostly for my parents, who miss Gus terribly and (I think) probably wish they had never let him go!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Here are a few pics of Sam on his way to his very first day of kindergarten. It is hard to believe that my baby is actually in elementary school! These past 5 years have really sped by- full of laughter, playgrounds, naps, and snacks.

And now a new adventure begins for us all. Sam was a little nervous the first day- he seemed a bit shy and hesitant upon entering the classroom, but after giving us all big hugs and kisses he was ready to say good-bye. He told me afterwards that he felt like "his stomach had been turned inside out" at first, but after he got busy doing a drawing he felt much better. By the 2nd day he had made a few friends, and now is pretty much old hat at this whole kindergarten thing!

The school seems wonderful and I am so far very pleased with everything I've seen there. The teachers are very loving and sweet with the kids and really work towards a gentle rhythm to each day. They bake bread and make soup once a week, mold with beeswax, and play on tree stumps and hay bales. It's all play-based, with learning coming through sensory play, songs, and stories. He is only there for a half day, coming home after lunch at 12:45, which is just what we wanted for his first year of "real" school. So far, so good!