Saturday, January 21, 2012

Quote of the day

Another gem from Atti:

"Mom, I'm so happy we got a cat."
"Me too!" I say, to which he immediately replies,

"After my nap, can we go and get a dog?"

3 yr old birthday highlights

Atti had a great 3rd birthday. He woke up to a decorated house and got to open presents first thing in the morning. Then we picked up Grannie and Grandpa and headed off to a super fun day at the Oakland zoo. This was followed by burritos and brownie sundaes for dessert. What more could a 3 year old want??

Opening gifts while eating breakfast. Messy and fun!

Opening more gifts while driving to the zoo.

Learning about the animals with dad.

Everything is more fun when Grannie and Grandpa are there!

Getting tickled by Grannie.

He loves being the center of attention!

Driving a hot rod! Definitely a highlight for our vehicle loving boy!

Driving his new big wheel around the island in the kitchen.
Brownie sundaes!

3 cheers for birthdays, brownies, and boys!

We love you Atticus!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

3 boys and a trampoline

Do you know how hard it is to get a good photo of 3 boys?
And by a good photo, I loosely mean one in which they are all looking at, or at least near, the camera. Add to this mix a trampoline and you have a nearly impossible challenge.

But, hey- I do have 3 boys, so I am almost always up for a challenge.

And here, you have it folks. Success!! Notice how they are all looking AT the camera? Major achievement, people!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Birthday

to the sweetest, funniest, most exuberant 3 year old in all of Napa!

We couldn't love you more!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Ice skating! In Napa! In t-shirts!

The town of Napa set up a mini ice rink downtown this winter. Sam and I finally made it a few days ago. It was super fun to skate again, altho not quite as easy as I remember it in my youth. Apparently I'm not quite as young or agile as I used to be...
Sam loved it and was braver than I, out on the ice. We met up with some school friends, and had a very happy, warm, afternoon, skating around!

Quote of the day

This is actually one QOTD conversation!

Last night Atti was very busy trying on Jeff's shoes. I asked him what he was going to do, with his big shoes on. He confidently replied, "Go to the gym. Then to South America."
"Wow" I responded. "South America is far away! What are you going to do there?"
"Make you some wine!" he answered, without skipping a beat. "In my dehydrator."

That's my boy.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

so cute

Look at all those handsome boys in their holiday "finery", with my biggest boy reading to his cousin and brothers. Love.

Hanukkah dinner

Remember the holidays? I know in my mind they already feel so long ago, but I still wanted to share some pictures of our fun times with you all. We had a great visit with Mo, Rachel, and Milo and I was just too busy having fun to post any pictures last month. Apparently I was also having too much fun to take many good pictures either. No group shots, no food shots, hardly any of our visitors...I was kind of a failure of a photographer this year. Oh well, I guess there is always next year...

So, anyway, back to mid december, and a very few shots from our delish Hanukkah meal- latkes galore, homemade applesauce, roasted veggies, and brisket. Yummy!!

Mo and all the boys

Reading new books!

Sam has been begging me to let him read the 6th Harry Potter. I've been resisting for months, but finally decided he was ready. He was thrilled!!

Skate park

How much fun is the skate park with 4 boys??

lots and lots of fun!!

Friday, January 6, 2012


I hope you are climbing trees, chasing small animals, and curling up on warm beds wherever you are now.

You will be missed sweet boy

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The twirl

Have you seen Atti's twirl lately? That lock of hair that he twirls when falling asleep? It's just about the cutest thing around these days...with Eve coming in a close second.

Can you just feel me becoming a cat lady???