Friday, December 6, 2013

Quote of the day

Another delightful gem from my boy Patch:
"Mom, what is hip hop?" he asks last night. "A kind of music" I tell him.

"Oh…and the people who like that music are called hippies, right?"

You've got to admit, that does make a certain kind of sense…

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

I am super thankful for all these goofs!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!

How this month of November has just flown by! I had a wonderful birthday a few weeks back and have been meaning to post these pictures since then, but, wow, now it's almost December! Oh well…

My day was a great one; fun, relaxing, and full of delicious food and sunshine. Having a November birthday and growing up in Massachusetts meant almost always a cold and often rainy birthday. But here in Northern California, November looks like this:

In between eating scrumptious food prepared by my personal chef we went for a long hike.

And gave getting a family picture our best shot!

Better luck next year!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Quote of the Day

This one needs no introduction:

Patch, in the middle of dinner tonight

"I'm going poop, and I'm taking my soup!"

I guess he liked the dinner...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Quote of the Day

Atti was home sick today. He had a fever and needed to take a long, late morning nap. He finally re-emerged from bed at about 11:30am. After getting him snuggled up on the couch with a blanket and tea, he looked around and said, "After I take a long nap, when I get up, I feel like I am floating on air."

That, my friends, is one good nap!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Quote of the day

This gem dates back to the day of Patch's injury. I had arrived at school to collect him and was checking in with his teacher about the incident. I knew Patch and a classmate had collided on the playground, but wasn't sure how the huge gash on his forehead had actually occured. I had asked Patch, but he wasn't too clear on the turn of events either. That was when she informed us that it was the other child's teeth that had cut Patch's head. Patch considered this quietly for a few moments, as we walked to our car, anxious to get to the doctor.

"Mom?", he asked softly, "Does that mean that Audrey's teeth are still in my head?"
Ready to get those stitches out!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Unhappiness is...

having to get seven stitches in your eyebrow on Halloween. Poor Patch! He and his classmate collided while playing, ironically enough, "hospital tag" early in the school day last thursday. Her teeth met his forehead, and won. Patch was, in true mosherboy form, a total trooper through it all. No crying, patient, brave,and stoic. 

He got a little impatient at the end when we had to remain at the doctor's because I almost fainted and wasn't allowed to drive us home until my blood pressure returned to a normal range, but that is another story…

He is still pretty tender and swollen, but the stitches are already out and he is healing up well. It will be a Halloween we will always remember!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Happiness is...

Brand new, fresh play dough!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Back by popular demand!!

Hi strangers! It's been a looooooong time since I've visited this space. Life with 1 chef, 3 boys, a kitty, and a yarn shop keeps me running all day, and by this time of night, when things have finally settled down, sitting at the computer is pretty much the last place I want to be! However, I know that there are mosherboy fans both near and far that would love for even a bit of sporadic posting, so I'm here to say…I'll try harder!

And so, without further delay- a few shots from a recent beach trip. We took advantage of a rare day when all 5 of us had the day off and set out to one of our favorite coastal spots, just south of Bodega Bay. It happened to be a Monday, so the beach was super quiet and peaceful. The air was warm and still, with just enough wispy clouds in the sky to keep you from feeling scorched. We read, knitted, played soccer, built sand "booby traps", and slid down dunes. It was a lovely day.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Quote of the day

This exchange occured just earlier this evening when I asked Patch to feed Eve, our cat.

"Mom, do I have to fatten her up for butchery?".

Now, Patch still speaks with a bit of a lisp and a funny little boy accent, so it is easy to misunderstand him sometimes.

"What?", I asked, not quite sure of what he had just said.

"You know. Fatten her up! For butchery!"

That's when I recalled that we had just recently finished reading Charlotte's Web and that they were working their way through Little House on the Prairie in 1st grade. Clearly animal husbandry was on his mind.

After a conversation comparing caring for livestock vs pets, Patch got the cat her nightly kibble and went to bed contemplating vegetarianism.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ode to Hermes

by Sam Mosher

God of thieves and trickery,
travelers and merchants,
Hermes the clever one,
The herald of the gods
A son of Zeus
And of Maia, a Titan's daughter.
Fleet of foot and quick of mind,
Full of eloquence and cunning.

He travels freely,
Between the world of god and mortal.
He helps the dying man complete his final journey
With a flash he can vanish,
Beneath his magic cloak,
May you, O Hermes
live forever in neverending glory

Hermes the clever one
The herald of the gods.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


My boy Sam is eleven, and has been for a few weeks now. The boys do not read this blog, so he does not know that I have been remiss in putting up his birthday post. Partially, this is due to general birthday exhaustion, and life just getting in the way. But I think it is also due to a bit of confusion on my part as to what to write about 11.  It is definitely an in between age. Not a kid any longer, but not yet a teen…has there been a pop song written about the tween years yet? If not, maybe I'll jump into the fray.

So far, Sam at eleven is…well, mostly like Sam has always been. Kind, easy going, energetic, and mellow. But with more attitude. Sometimes, much more attitude. He gets annoyed at his brothers more readily these days, although most days I can hardly fault him for this. He also gets annoyed at Jeff and I often- what with us asking him to change his socks on a regular basis and play his violin, we are, I'm sure,  so totally annoying!! 

A girl called him the other day. They went, with her mom, out for a bike ride, and had pizza. It kind of seemed like a date and when they dropped him off, the girl smiled at him in this dazzling way that made me feel kind of like- Hey, you hussy, that is my boy! But, of course, i just smiled and thanked them for having him for the afternoon.

So, I think that these years are probably confusing for both the kid and the parents. Overall, though, I am so thankful for Sam. He has taught me so much over these past 11 years. He is such a good person. We are all so lucky to have him, as a son, as an older brother. What an amazing person he is becoming.

Happy Eleven years around the sun, Samuel!!

Quote of the day

Today I was flipping through a Martha Stewart magazine when Atticus wandered over. "What is that?" he asked, looking down at the page. "It's soft boiled eggs, on a bed of crispy kale", I responded. "Ohhh", he said with wide eyes, "Yuuummmmmm!"

Well, I must be doing something right!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Birthday season is in mid-swing around here, with our brown boy turning 7 a few days ago. My sweet, funny boy was so excited to be celebrating his special day with his family. By a major stroke of good luck Patch's birthday fell on a Saturday that Jeff happened to have off from work, so we were all together! A regular birthday miracle!

Patch's main birthday wish was to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, so after a breakfast of pancakes and bacon and presents, we headed to San Francisco.

Our first stop was Chrissy Field, where we played in the sand, climbed on the rocks, and watched the many boats out in the bay.

After driving down Lombard St, lunch in Alamo Square Park, and a visit to a comic book store, the fog had lifted and we were ready to conquer the bridge.

We finished up the day with a sushi feast. 

Happy Birthday Patch. I couldn't love you more!!