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: http://jf2.com/120205/

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.

Photos: http://jf2.com/120204/

Friday, January 27, 2012

Insta - Friday

Yes Insta- Friday is back! For those of you who didn't follow my other blog this is a fun little Friday blog party where I link up with my friends blog, liferearranged.com, and we all share pictures from our week that we took with our cell phones. It is a fun way to see the week in review. So with out further ado Tracy's week via cell phone pics:

On Friday (a week ago) I wanted to give a friend a bunch of socks, I know random. Since sock themselves are not that exciting I thought they need a creative wrap, thus came..sock pops!  Amazed at how cute they turned out a picture was a must.

And as must of you know I celebrated my birthday.  For my birthday Matt took me away for the night! Which included a stop at my favorite cupcake shop in Los Olivos, Enjoy! LOVE.

The next day we spent the day at Ikea where we got awesome new highchair for the twins :

Here they are testing them out Monday! They are perfect, small foot print, light weight, and fold flat for storage. Yes it is the small things in life.

Speaking of...Serafina was very excited because I found her and Hannah matching outfits. "The Girls" were very styling.

For some reason this bird, who probably doesn't need an introduction. has been a major player in our house. My 4 year old loves this bad boy.  He sleeps with him, eats with him, takes him to school , to the store, awanas, you name it this bird does does it.  


Playing real life angry bird.

Oh yes with parental involvement.

Yes this does include lobbing the red stuff bird as hard as you can at each other.

Yes there has been tears.

Yes I am over 30 and know better.

Yes we have so much fun we are laughing so hard it hurts by the time it we are done.

And last but not least:

Oh yeah this did happen. Sometime life is messy. But you just have to roll with the punches!

Happy Friday!

life rearranged

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Neat stuff in the night sky

Serafina latched on to a little astronomical event tonight - the moon/venus conjunction. As we were driving along after dinner, I merely pointed it out to her (it was on her side of the car). She must have been paying attention as later at home she hands me the pictured art project and says she tried to make the star go around the moon but that didn't work out. (Just as well.) I was impressed!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Enjoy Cupcakes: That was part of it...

Inspired by Tracy and Matt's recent visit to Enjoy Cupcakes in Los Olivos, Lynn got the hankering... So she, Papa Bill, Serafina, Matteo, and Jamie headed south for a Sunday drive. And we took the backroad, that is, Foxen Canyon Road. We pointed out stuff we found interesting, stopped where we wanted to, and eventually took a little tour of Los Olivos. The photos include Rancho Sisquoc Winery and gravel art, the Chapel of San Ramon and cemetery (and a little math subtraction), Enjoy Cupcakes (fantastic!), and Los Olivos and its fountains, buildings, parks, boci ball, missing railroad bridges, and more...

Photos: http://jf2.com/120122/

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

They grow 'em big in Nipomo...

And how about that brother and sister-in-law providing The World's Largest Gummy Worm that Tracy ended up using as a birthday candle holder?! Wow.