Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gumdrops galore

Also filed under, "While Atti was sleeping". There are some activities (actually lots, if I'm being totally honest) that are just easier done while the 2 year old is asleep!)

Gumdrop trees have become something of a tradition around here, and if I wasn't so tired, I would look back through this blog's archives to find some charming photos of past sugar laden vaguely tree shaped items that we have made. But, I'm not gonna. If you feel so inclined, please do and let me know if you find any!

This year we really changed things up and used spice drops instead of dots. Groundbreaking news around here, folks!

Half the fun is eating some of the materials of course!


Friday, December 16, 2011

My little model

Here are a few shots from Atti's new Gap ad.

Just kidding...

or am I??

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quote of the day

Atti, during an Asian themed dinner, "Hey- can I have more of those popsicle-stickers?"

Friday, December 9, 2011

Quote of the day

This is from Patch, on our way home from school. "Mom, how do you manage driving?"

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Raking is much more fun with help.

We had a run of incredibly windy weather here in Napa recently. Trees that were full of glorious color were suddenly bare, and their leaves were all over the place. Atti and I spent an enjoyable hour cleaning up our back yard. He loves to feel helpful and "doing work" is one of his favorite activities, especially if it involves tools of any sort.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Warning: Photo heavy post!!

We took a fun trip to the Oakland Zoo last week. The weather was great and it was really nice to get out of Napa for the day.

Patch, thinking about climbing right into that enclosure.

Turtle Sam

Obligatory action shots.

On the Zoo train.

Tired out Patchie.

Meditating on the Merry-go-round. Just cuz.

Golden Lion!
Atti driving a "Mustang". Atti loved this ride, until it started moving, then he had to get the heck out of that crazy car!

And, oh yeah, there were also some animals there!

Chimps eating bananas.


Sun Bear.

Me and Atti, with some giant tortoises in the background.


I loved the giraffes!

Petting Zoo.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quote of the day

(Also filed under big brother envy).

Atti has been saying this a lot, when we are, say, cutting him up some apple slices or carrot sticks,
"Can I have the size of Sam?"