Showing posts from November, 2010

Mountain Air

So that road trip I was talking about got me itching to spend a bit of time up in the mountains after driving through them and seeing how pretty they were. So I committed myself to get us up there for a picnic during our break. The first part of the week just seemed to fly by and so Friday was the day.   We headed up to Lake Cuyamaca, knowing the weather was to be clear, beautiful and cold. Sadie really did not believe it would be cold since it was sunny and clear all the way up. We popped out of the car and Sadie felt the wind whip by her and decided it was cold. Lunch was turkey sandwiches, because what else can you eat the day after?  After eating, we went for a walk and took some pictures. Everyone was ready for a hot drink so we headed home with the promise of hot chocolate upon arrival. Beautiful day.

Throw up the tree with Christmas stuff

The morning of Thanksgiving day was spent putting up the Christmas tree. Boxes were snapped open, tissue was flung aside and only a couple ornaments were broken in the mad dash to decorate the tree this year.  It always seems to create a frenzy. Those kids get so excited about one ornament or another and there always seems to be a clump of ornaments on one side of the tree in the end.  It is not about placement yet, just pure numbers. Avery got to try her hand at decorating. She got her own box of baby safe ornaments and there was quickly a line drawn around the tree below which no glass ornaments could be hung.  That little one can reach up high already! We had fun and I took deep breaths regularly and hid all my favorites. They can wait in storage until next year or so. 


We spent our all American day of thanks with family, good food and football, of course.


I found this mouse in my cupboard after hearing some rustling around in there.

Here she is...


Avery and me


Alphabet Party


Babies don't last long around here...


Birthday 36

For this birthday I made the Maple-Gingerbread layer cake with Salted Maple-Carmel Sauce from this month's Bon Appetit. And it was good. My favorite part was the eating it part and the maple pecans. Those are going to be a new regular around here. Thanks for all the birthday wishes!


What my kids wished for from the Genie:

1. Pretty and big house.
2. Lots of pretty dresses and shoes.
3. A great big house with all of you(the family) in it.

1. All the silly bands in the world.
2. To run as fast as lightening.
3. I could fly to the stars and I could breathe in space.

a day of Halloween


It's carnival time!