Saturday, January 10, 2015

Breakfast at McLintock's

The kitchen remodel kicked off this tradition. And ever since, Papa Robob has led the charge every Saturday morning to McLintock's in the Village for breakfast. Mainly for the Bloody Marias, but they also have the best eggs and bacon around. Cups of whipped cream for the kids is a crowd pleaser, too! Sometimes there's a couple people tag along, sometimes it's the entire Compound like this morning, and on rarer occasions we'll have others join us as well. A sub-tradition for this breakfast trip is the Rooster Hunt. Papa Jamie will take whatever bigs want to go on a rooster hunt between the time we order and the time the food arrives. That's just about enough time to make a round-trip to the creek side of the Arroyo Grande Village where the roosters hang out. The roosters have their own website! Today it was just Papa Jamie and AJ on the Rooster Hunt.

All the photos and links are here:

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Christmas at the Compound - Really!

The "Foster Christmas" was really held at the Compound, albeit on New Year's Day. A sampling of the pics are below; all the pics are here:

Lift Off!

All nine of Robob's great grandkids
on Lynn's branch of the tree, plus one on the way!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas at the Compound

Except...  On Christmas Day we were at Shaver Lake this year...

All the photos:
Christmas Eve Eve
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Christmas Story at SLO Little Theatre

A Christmas Story
December 6-21, 2014
Produced by  SLO Little Theatre
Role: Helen

Helen is a bit of a child prodigy with a bit of attitude to go with it. OK, maybe a lot of attitude. Here's a review of the show: "A Sparkling Gift".

See a link to the photobook at the bottom of this page.

Just below is a photobook built on Shutterfly. You can click through and order a copy for yourself. If you watch for coupons and specials, you should be able to get it at $35 or less. I paid $31 out the door. All the money goes to Shutterfly (I take no cut). Enjoy!

Photo books are the perfect gift for any occasion.

Back to Theatrics.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Great Pumpkin Roll of 2014

The Nipomo cousins and our friends from "upstairs" (up the hill) joined us for this 6th annual rolling of the pumpkins! All the photos:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day 2014

It was just "usins" for Thanksgiving dinner today. The four Bigs paired up with adults to help with every part of the meal. And by golly if we didn't sit down to eat within 15 minutes of the appointed hour! Lynn and I visited Trevor and Jen this morning, too. We introverts give thanks for a wonderful day of "just us" once in a while.

Sam and Matt did the prime rib. Serafina, Matteo, Tracy, and Lynn seemed to be all over the place with Grandma's rolls, rainbow jello, potatoes, etc. And AJ and Jamie did the olive penguins. It was quite a day...

All the photos are here.