Thursday, May 30, 2013

First tomato harvest

Brennan found the first ripe tomatoes of the season in our garden. They are tiny, sweet, currant tomatoes.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Coconut cream pie

Kelton and I baked it from scratch. We started with a coconut. Kelton loved cracking it open. Nobody wants to wait for the pie to cool!

Musical interlude

Brennan on the ukelele and Weston on the drum playing a rainy day song.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Praying mantis babies

Our egg sacks hatched today. Now we have hundreds of tiny praying mantises. A few escaped the container and we found them wandering around the kitchen.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


The boys are inspecting the chocolate alligator daddy brought back from Florida. It was unanimous choco-gaters are yummy!

Friday, May 10, 2013

End of an era

I sold our trusty Double Bob stroller today. Weston and Brennan said they didn't need it any more because they are big boys now. I'm happy to have back the space in the garage, but part of me misses my 'little' boys.

Our garden

The kids love the garden. Our tomato plants are starting tiny tomatoes. Brennan has been harvesting strawberries straight into his mouth. Our pea vines are very tall and starting to flower. We all enjoy salads from the lettuce plants.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Bug hunt!

This week's nature adventure was a bug hunt at Foothill Park. We found 14 different kinds of insects, including this cicada, several butterflies, ladybug larvae and tiny jewel beetles. The butterflies were a favorite of Weston and Brennan.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

The new Exploratorium

Kelton and I spent a day at the new Exploratorium. They've done an amazing job with the new location.

We played with stop motion. We experimented with tornados and examined our insides among oh so many other nifty things. It's so nice to be able to go on a crowd free weekday!