Monday, January 20, 2014

engineering

the kids and i went for our annual mlk day hike at discovery park.  they love to find crabs and good forts on the beach.  true found a decent fort, but declared it structurally unsound (yes, he used those words).  he thought the frame was decent, but the rest needed a total rework.  he pulled it apart, then painstakingly put it back together.  i'll admit, his finished work was much neater, and likely more sound.


all done and cozy inside!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

my night off

true and luca asked if they could make dinner for aaron and myself.  with some hesitation, and trepidation, i agreed.  they then scoured the fridge and pantry to come up with their menu.  true decided he would make a fruit salad, luca decided he'd make a vegetable salad.  they gathered their ingredients, and with some cutting instruction from mom...they began their task.  it was an effort on my part to stay out of it, while helping to keep fingers safe, and culling my need to control.  we were also lucky enough to have a neighbor stop by with several bake potatoes (leftover from her son's team potluck)....and volia, a hearty and healthy meal.  the boys should be proud of themselves.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

ringing in the new year

we've been busy! we've been having fun! we've also been going through old stuff, and i thought i'd start of the new year with a few very old videos, of some pretty cute boys!