Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving, Pie Friday, Snow

Gino's melty sculpture

Pie judging criteria- hard to decide!

Trisha's Pie- Caramel, Vanilla Pudding Pie with an almond-chocolate crust

Gino's mixed berry tart

Gabriel and Jessi's Banana Cream Pie

Roman's Cherry Cream cheese Tart

Gabriel's Pear Cranberry pie

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gabriel is a Gold stripe!!

Way to go, Gabriel! He passed his first test!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Roman's a Green Stripe

Terrific Job Roman!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

First snow of the season

to the sled run!

clearing the drive
playing with a tray of snow (no boots or snow suit yet!)

boys were up at 6am ready to play

the first flakes the night before

Monday, November 9, 2009


Trisha taught her FIRST solo Taekwon-do class on Friday. It was really great!
Firemen came to our property for forest fire prevention. The boys (still in PJs) quickly made friends and got to go on board. They also got to dress up and squirt the fire hose.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


My dear friend, Marika, suddenly lost her child, Cira. She was just 2 years old. We were in a homeschool group with her brother and sister back East. Trisha wrote many wonderful books about the "Adventures of" her brother and sister, Emilio and Camila. A book she never finished, titled Special Edition: Emilio and Camila and Cira the Magic Baby, sits here on my lap. Trisha is heartbroken that she never finished it. Just like this young life, the book just stops after a few pages.
Cira's Obit states... "Cira was a highly evolved soul who touched so many lives in her short 2 years with her strong outgoing yet gentle spirit and joy for life. She took on her family’s activism from the moment she was conceived, involved in improving lives around her through her family’s tireless work on the Fenty campaign, neighborhood activism, environmental awareness, and working with the at-risk population."
I've got to get home. At least to hug the ones I love.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

More Halloween

The candy- to be used for Trisha's candy house again this year.

Gabriel's Pumpkin- snake eating a gourd
LVTKD pumpin

We made caramel apples this year and decorated them. The kids had a ball and the caramel was so perfect- we actually made our own homemade caramel- yay!

Roman's pumpkin

Trisha's heirloom pumpkin


The fantastic four

and the fifth little cow (this costume lasted about 5 minutes)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween and ....

Ghost pancakes

15 months old already

Jessi is drawing a picture of a dog here- she said so!

Airplanes from our friends in Sweden!

My friend Elizabeth's beautiful jewelry