Sunday, February 26, 2012

Nine People on Four Food Paths

You may not have thought it possible... But at the moment we have four food paths ("diets") going on here at the Compound. It became noticeable when Matt and Nana started a detox-raw-foods thing a week or so ago. That put Tracy and Jamie on a separate path, the kids on their path, and Robob stayed, of course, on his unique path. There is overlap now and then, but that doesn't seem to make the logistics any easier. What's really going to make all this very interesting is that the kitchen gets demolished this coming week and will be "out of service" for three weeks during the remodel. Veggies and dairy and fruit, oh my!...

And please, don't leave the internet connection unplugged when you use the blender. (We network over the AC electrical system.)

The kitchen did get a mega food processor out of the deal.

I think Robob will be moving up the schedule on his kitchen installation, too.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Flying Truer

Under Dad's watchful eye, Sam and Serafina got some archery practice in this afternoon. And they are getting much better - the arrows are flying much truer!


Using Your Resources...

It was about a month before two boat racing events that the kids would be doing, and Tracy had a brainstorm...

What if we got Uncle Trevor, the engineer, to help with a boat?! So, beyond the Compound walls we reached to other resources. Actually, it wasn't that far. He lives in the area. And oh my gosh, the boat he came up with! It was the talk of the town at both events. "Serafina didn't make that, did she?" Uh, no. But she and Sam sure enjoyed racing it. She received a first place award at one event, and Sam clearly outpaced the herd at another.

For all the photos:

Awana Yacht Races, 2/21/12
Children's Center Rain Gutter Regatta, 2/24/12

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Helper

One nice thing about having all the folks of various ages around here is that one can almost always find someone that'll get excited about helping. In this case, Serafina was all over helping Nana prepare Valentines for Nana's class.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Winery Discoveries in our Own Backyard

Bob, Sandy, Lynn, and Jamie headed out in search of (very) local wineries that we had not been to before. And struck pay dirt at all three: Clesi Wines, Stephen Ross Wine Cellars, and Kynsi Winery.

All the photos, links to the wineries, etc. are here:

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Along the Bob Jones Trail

We headed out for a little hike this morning along the Bob Jones Trail from the Avila Bay Club to the playground at the Sea Life Center in Avila. Great way to enjoy the day and to burn off some kid energy.