Stirring the pot, raising hell and rearing children in the Bay Area

Posts Tagged "fun"

Fine Tuning

Posted on Apr 6, 2011 in Europe |

Picking Favorites

Pouring Over the Maps

Wall Itinerary Goes Down Hallway

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April Fool’s Day, Granddad!

Posted on Apr 3, 2011 in Family and Friends |

We tricked Granddad!

Making Mud Cupcakes!

Mud Cupcakes in Bakery Box

Poor Granddad, the Victim

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Disneyland Dazzles for the Holidays

Posted on Nov 29, 2010 in Holidays |

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A Little Marketing Humor

Posted on Jul 22, 2010 in Featured, Silly |

A Little Marketing Humor
Salt and Pepper

Salt and Pepper

Angelina might be Salt, but I am pepper. La Gringa and I┬áhad a lot of fun playing around with the image and we laughed ourselves silly. We’re dorks, but we like it. You can see it live here: http://www.whoispepper.com

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Game Night

Posted on Jan 3, 2010 in Thing 1, Thing 2 |

Game Night

Game Night

We got some great games for Christmas. The favorite is Sequence; States and Capitals, a kids’ take on our own favorite game, Sequence. We spent a hour playing both games with the kids, watching them figure out strategies, working on defense and offensive moves. It hit me at some point that we’re a far cry from Chutes and Ladders and CandyLand. I found myself having fun with the kids. It was more rich for us as a family than Candy Cane Lane.

There are so many times I mourn my babies growing up. Lately they look so big, so grown-up. It can make a mommy a little nostalgic. But nights like these remind me that as they grow, so does our relationship as a family. I loved family game night, munching on tortilla chips, smack-talking and high-fiving our way around the dining room table.

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Making a Break for It

Posted on Jan 30, 2009 in Family and Friends, School, Thing 1, Thing 2 |


Cost of two bottles of Children’s Advil : $18

Cost of new thermometer at 4:45 a.m.: $12

Cost of Urgent Care per child; $20 x 2

Cost of Prescriptions per child: $20 x 2

Cost of bottle of S2 wine to survive kids having Strep Throat: $27.95

Cost of escaping with kids to the beach to blow it all off: Priceless


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