Showing posts from March, 2015

Volleyball tourney

Emma had a great tournament on Saturday. 14 of 17 serves in play! And successfully operated the scoreboard, after the Ocelots went 3-0 to win the event. 

Farm visit for picking, etc.

We went to Stehly Farm in Valley Center (source of our current CSA box) for their strawberry picking day. The weather was perfect, playground was fun, petting zoo was tame, food was good, and we were joined by Nana and Papa. Only one kid barfed in the car. A good day!


Emma and I went camping with her scout troop way over on Fiesta Island. But it felt far away, the camp was pretty with wildflowers. The roar of I-5 continued all hours of the day and night. It was a full moon, it was warm. Those are the highlights.

gardening with kindergarteners

This year I am co-chair of the school garden with an awesome lady who can name every plant in Latin. (I tend to call it what your grandma did.) As I have in the past two years, I volunteer to teach garden with my own kid's classroom. Now we have two in elementary, so two classes I teach. 
It has been a contrast for sure, with one class kindergarten and one class fourth graders. Honestly, I was more worried about the little kids. Would they be difficult to corral and keep focused?  As it turns out fourth graders are difficult. Kindergarten is awesome. This Thursday we headed out to our little garden to review plant parts and explore. We really needed to water to help our seedlings through the warm days, so with two big tubs full of water and big scoops, we watered. I passed out magnifying glasses as well for them to check out who they could find creeping around and pulled out the worm house so they could find a worm to befriend or as some boys decided "have a battle with a rolly …

sweetness of spring

Could sit by these all day.

Boots & Cats

Come standard with attitude. 

Saturday Night Funtastic

A rare-ish weekend with no formal activities. Kids were all also finally mostly over sicknesses. So, we ventured out amongst Joe Public. Dinner and mini golf (+arcade). Fun family night.

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Happy Birthday to Grammy!