Friday, June 27, 2008

Visitors, Part II

Following closely on the heels of Grandma B., was the arrival of Grannie, coming from Florida on a ONE WAY ticket. Yes, that's right, Grannie is here to stay!!! What once seemed like an impossibility has become our reality. Mom and Dad (Grandpa Mustache) made the big decision to leave their sun drenched lives in southern Florida and join us here in Napa. G.M. is currently driving their car across the country and will be joining Grannie here in a week or so. For the time being, they will stay with us, until a suitable rental is found. We are so excited to have them living close to us- I can still hardly believe it's true!!
And, to add to the excitement, just a few days after Grannie arrived, Morgan, Rachel, and Milo blew into town. We were expecting them later in the summer, but we are thrilled to have them here with us. As soon as Grandpa M. arrives, the full Schwartz/Mosher contingent will be together!!

Grannie, with all her little boys.

Sweet Milo and Mama Rachel.

The beautiful table Sam and Grannie put together for the first of many "Pancake Sundays".

Visitors, Part I

This summer is shaping up to be a very exciting one for us, especially on the visitor front. Our first came right as school let out, with Grandma B. escaping from her watery Iowa home. We had a wonderful time with her, as always. She played, read, dug in the sandbox, and cheered on the bike and scooter riders with great enthusiasm. Hopefully she'll be back to see us again soon!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

To all you great dads out there- we couldn't do it without you!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Welcome Shmoo!

My dear friends Maysie and Nyles recently welcomed a beautiful baby boy into their lives. Baby shmoo was born peacefully at home (Go Mayz!!) one week ago. Yesterday I took a trip down to SF to spend the afternoon with him. He is so sweet and Maysie and Nyles are looking like naturals at this whole parenting game. It was such a treat to spend the day with this wonderful new family.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Quote of the Day

Today Sam did not want what was on the lunch menu (a very yummy spring vegetable risotto). He tried it a couple of times, but found it less than desirable. So, we decided that he if he didn't want what I was offering, he could fix himself a sandwich. He proceeded to get the bread and marmalade out of the fridge, and some sunflower butter from the "cellar", which is really our pantry, but why be so conventional about it? He took a good number of minutes to concoct his sandwich, carefully choosing the yummiest bits of marmalade- he likes the rind- and liberally smearing around the butter. Finally finished, he stepped back and looked proudly at his creation, stating,
"Well, that's not bad for a tiny man!"

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Spring Rain

We had a unexpected and wonderful day of rain here recently. It was such a nice change to hear the raindrops pattering on our roof and to have an excuse to stay inside and play games all day. I was more than happy to stay in and be cozy, but Elias had to venture out a little to experience the elements first hand. I mean, what's the point of a rainy day if you don't get out there and get a little wet??