Sunday, September 26, 2010

September 26, 2010

On Thursday Mat had the boys help clean the chalk off of the patio.

These spiders are all over our area. Mat has found artistic inspiration in them. After reading more, I've found some fear in them, but appreciation, too. I'd prefer the spiders to the "flying insects"

Arlo got new shoes. He can now run faster and jump higher.

I got some landscaping out of my system. Just a few perennials to replace two dead trees. These will eventually be about 2 or so ft tall and look really good if the future tenants take care of them. For now I'm happy to have dug in the dirt.

I took Arlo out to give Mat some baby-free time. We went to St Vincent De Paul's thrift store and got a good dresser for the boy's room. Priced at $50 with 30% off on Sundays...quite a score! The man that helped me load this into the van was from Hampton, VA and delivered beer for Budweiser. Yesterday we found a quilt shop in Danville, CA named for the owner's father. He was from Richmond, VA. Such a small world.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

September 22, 2010

Today Mat took a wrong turn out of the parking lot to go to the park. Wyatt asked, "Where are we going?" Mat realized he was going the wrong direction. Wyatt said, "I can't wait until I'm 16 and can drive so we can go the right way". Priceless!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Wednesday night the boys had Nutella on toast.

Mat captured the cows on the hill behind Wyatt's school

On Thursday they explored another area park.

I think today we'll explore San Francisco...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Wyatt enjoyed a 4-day holiday weekend. On Friday Mat took the boys on a walk along Iron Horse Trail. This particular tree is on Crow Canyon Rd, near our entrance to the trail.

Are we happy?

Yeah, we're happy.

The boys then drew all over the patio. Arlo later added finishing touches to the fence, screen, his clothes, some boxes....

On Saturday we bought a new laundry-folding I mean a car...

Mat got some new shoes, so Arlo got a new hat/sled/toy.

The rest of the weekend we ran errands and drove around the area to better get our bearings. Monday we walked Iron Horse trail again and later Wyatt and I cooled off in the pool.

Something about the carpet by the kitchen gate....