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windy day

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Today was:windy, no school for Avery, hot, and out of the ordinary in many ways, so we went to the beach after a glowing teacher conference. The waves were wild, the wind blew sand in our faces and felt like pins against our legs. The planes slid in the opposite way and made a sight at the beach. Piles of leaves, branches and palm fronds accumulate at the base of most everything that stands in way of the wind. The dog got a bath. Sadie got out early. See, it was an out of the ordinary kind of day. 




Sadie is awesome!

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Racing her little sister at Liberty Station!

Form shooting!


Avery is awesome!

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Looking at a book at the Mission Valley library, next to their cool stream and bridges!

Emma is awesome!

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Singing at school!
Ears pierced, whoa!

environments

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I said, "There are so many caterpillars hatching in the house."Emma said,"That is good, we are living with the bugs."

Emma's favorite pie

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Thanks to friendly farmers in Washington, the local co-op had some lovely, red, organic rhubarb and local organic strawberries. Those two things only come around here once a year. The strawberries tend to last until the end of summer but that rhubarb is fleeting.
I had high hopes to harvest some tart stalks of our own when I picked up a bare root (rhizome?) at the nursery. I planted it, watered it and watched for some green the come out of the ground, but it was not to be. Yes, growing a rain loving plant here in the coastal desert is if-y, at best. 

With high hopes for blackberries later this summer I have also put in a couple bushes of those as well. Fingers crossed!

But I may leave the rhubarb growing up to those Northern latitude farmers, and grab it while I can. Emma has made it known that she is up for more of the same as long as the stores are carrying it.

monday ::from the garden

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Waking the dawg

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Coco. 

here comes trouble

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Happy 9th Birthday Days for Emma

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Lots of 9th birthday fun with Emma, family and friends. 

La Jolla Cove with Grandma

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in a nut shell

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Spring break is upon us, my friends. It seems strange to not include Easter festivities, but those are to come.  We have been keeping busy but not crazy. The park with friends, ice cream cones, the marina, museums, practice and some time at home for baking and making.














new morning wake up

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Why it could have taken this long to try and love this drink, I don't know. But the cafe au lait has won a spot in my short list of morning coffee solutions.  Although it is required that I use both espresso machine and coffee machine, I don't have to miss out on foam and don't need to take all the heat out by pouring in cold milk. At the coffee counter, I can save almost a dollar. And cream top milk is oh so lovely with it as well.