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Our Garden

We got around to planting the garden today and it was fun. So far we have tomatoes, eggplant, tomatillos, jalapeños, two kinds of sweet peppers, a zucchini and some herbs. We also have a blueberry plant in a pot. I’m seriously hoping the snails and Caterpillar’s don’t eat it all. Lex and I will be checking it for bugs and she’ll be helping me take care of it. I’m hoping this will be a fun family project for us over the summer! 🐌🐛☀️☀️☀️☀️🌱🌱🌱🌱



Here’s some photos of our work (and a little baby boy trying-and succeeding- to eat grass)

Perfect Day

I don’t want to jinx it but I’ve had a wonderful day today so far. I went for a walk with the little guy after dropping lex off at preschool. We stopped at Bel Bacio which is an amazing Italian coffee shop and I had a cardomoccachino. Next I finished an etsy order and packed up Christmas cookies for some family and friends. I finished little guy’s Christmas handprint ornaments and then just sat outside with him for a little while watching the breeze and listening to sounds. Babies grow so fast and I’m enjoying every minute of my time with this guy as an infant. Today was so productive yet relaxing.  

  

cardomoccachino at Bel Bacio

  

little guy’s first christmas handprint ornaments

 

  

Events in the Bay Area this Summer

I just found this article in the San Jose Mercury News that has LOTS of great events for the summer.  I need to make a point of getting out to more community events and festivals and this article had so much information about local events.  I’m thinking Artichoke Festival, Kite Festival and maybe Boogie on the Bayou?  All of them look like so much fun!!

San Jose Mercury News Summer Events Calendar

Yo Gabba Gabba Live with the Kiddos

I’m on Thanksgiving vacation from graduate school and it was so fun to spend some time with the family on Friday night at the San Jose Civic Auditorium to see Yo Gabba Gabba Live!  Lex has been a huge fan of Gabba since day one and she had a great time dancing the night away!  The highlight of the night was when DJ Lance walked through the crowd and stopped at her and held her hand and said “hi, how are you?”  She keeps saying “DJ Lance hold my hand” like a little groupie!!   Check out the video I made….the pictures and video are kinda dark but I did my best 🙂

Spring Craft Update

So I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted but I really haven’t been crafting so much in the past few months.  I’m finally starting to get back on my feet with knitting and sewing and it’s definitely a good feeling to be creating things again!  I’m almost done with the most intricate fair isle project I’ve ever attempted!  I told my sister to pick a pattern for some fair isle mittens and she chose one with 6 different colors, knit on size 1 needles.  I LOVE the challenge, however it’s been mentally taxing at times.  Here’s a link to the project: Snowflake Fingerless Gloves.  I will hopefully be done with them this week and can move onto something else! yay!!

Next up for knitting projects I’m going to make baby boy a light knit hoodie that he can wear in summer time and as a layer in the winter.  Haven’t decided the color yet but it will probably be blue.  As for baby Lex, I think she’s due for another cardigan or bolero, but I don’t know which pattern I want to use yet.  Still thinking about it but she definitely has one on the way.

I recently bought a sewing pattern to make some capes and masks for the toddlers.  They are getting older and more ready to play dress up.  As imaginitive play is SO important, I highly encourage it and want to make them some fun things to play with.  I have some superman fabric and some vegetable fabric that I’m going to make dress up capes out of for around the house.

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My Family in June-Some Fun Things We Did

Here’s my monthly posting about the fun things we did in June!  We had a wonderful month and are definitely ready for summer!  Lex has been up to lots of fun stuff including growing teeth and feeling the neccessity to eat with utensils-it’s still a work in progress.  We had some fun play dates, trips to the park and the beach.  In the middle of June, we took a trip to San Jose to visit the Grandparents, Great Grandparents, uncle, great uncle, aunt, cousin etc–lots of family up north 🙂  We had a GREAT time and hope to visit again towards the end of the summer.  Aleksa got to visit Happy Hollow during our visit.  We saw squirrel monkeys and got to ride the 2 mph Danny the Dragon.  Cameron had a great time surfing Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz and we had a great day getting ice cream at The Penny Ice Creamery and eating at The Cliff Cafe all while Aleksa had her first full day with Grandma.  Looking forward to the fourth of July!

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Northern California Christmas

My trip up to San Jose for Christmas has turned out to be interesting.  My family has changed a lot of our traditions this year to accommodate our changing family and it just made Christmas feel strange.  I suppose this could have something to do with me getting older and having a different role then when I was younger.  It’s times like these when I realize that life is going to continue to throw me curve balls and I need to have the strength to  not let it get the best of me.  As I reflect on how this past week has turned out, I realize that there are a few things that I should do differently in order to be happier.  This reflective process is very important and I need to always remember that I’m a dynamic individual with the power to change and get better.  I need to remember to be happy with what life offers me and look to the positive.  Most importantly, I need to remember to BREATHE.

I can honestly say that my favorite part of visiting this year was seeing my family and a few old friends from high school.  It’s always wonderful to see people and catch up.  It has made me very reflective about my life and what I value, as well as where I need to turn my focus.  A lot will be changing in my life in the next month and I’m ready to welcome the change and challenge myself to become better and better.  I have so many new years resolutions that I want to set that I’m thinking I should just make a huge master list and post it on my wall.  That might just be what I do this year 🙂  I could make it into a fun craft project and frame it so that I have a constant reminder of my goals for the year.   I’ll have to start coming up with some ideas for it now and hopefully have something ready by early January.