Archive for May, 2010

Old Maddox Photos

h1 Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Maddox is in bed, Dallas is out.  I’m browsing through old photos that never made it to the internet.  Here are a few…

Pomona College, Claremont
9-14-09 (1 year old)




New Carlisle, OH
Oct – 09



Colfax, CA
Nov – 09



Fava Beans

h1 Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Maddox helping to shell the Fava beans…

He was actually really good at getting the bean out of the pod.  I was impressed. I’m doubting he’ll be able to do the next step of getting the bean out of the sheath, but I guess there is still time for that.

I’m looking forward to cooking them up for dinner. Yum.




22 Weeks

h1 Monday, May 17th, 2010


Maddox decorated my belly with puffy bunny stickers. How could the baby not be happy? She is going to have the best big brother ever!

City Beach

h1 Monday, May 17th, 2010

The main playground in Golden Gate Park is our new go-to place for outdoor fun. It is a pretty close drive and it is big enough to fit tons of kids, moms, and nannies with no problems. One of the sandboxes has a fake stream that goes right into it. I try not to think of the possible cooties, and just let Maddox have a good time. I bring his water shoes, and a full change of clothes every time.


On our last visit one of the moms showed me how the stream works. Turns out there is a giant red button on the ground that can be stepped on or pushed to start the stream. The stream will then go for about 5 minutes then stop. If there are big kids there that know how to operate the system, the stream is running full-time. If its only little kids (not strong enough to push the button), then it only goes off when someone’s nanny gets bored.

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Here is a photo (Hi Grandma!) that shows the path of the stream before it falls into the sandbox.  Maddox thinks the water in the sand is pretty great, and I agree. Someday when the shores of San Francisco aren’t better suited for Polar Bears, we’ll head out to the real beach.


Violet Projects

h1 Monday, May 10th, 2010

Soule Mama is making Violet Jam!  Yummy!  Her blog post about it was too enticing not to share with you all.  Go check it out.  I only wish I had access to all those violets!  The flower jam possibilities are making my head spin.