Thursday, May 31, 2012

Birthday Party

Some weekend excitement included a birthday party for one of Claire's favorite friends Nas. She was so excited to sing to Nas that she opted out of sleeping during naptime. She and the birthday boy really dug into the cake. Nas was dismayed by the messy state, but Claire decided she'd just wash off the chocolate frosting with some nice dirt.

Picnic in the Park

We met up with some new friends in Golden Gate Park for a leisurely Sunday picnic. Claire loved roaming the open meadow and ran all around. Couldn't get her to wear a warm sweatshirt in the cool, foggy morning, but at least she wore a hat!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

For Mother's Day, we drove north in search of some sun for a family hike. We finally broke out of the fog in Terra Linda and found a state park and hiking trails. Our endpoint came when Claire wanted to walk but instead had more fun squatting at the side of the trail, "feeding" dirt to the plants.

We followed that with lunch at Counter Burger. The day was capped with a (cold! blustery!) trip to a neat playground which boasts tremendous downtown views. It was a fun day! Even better, no skunk incident like on MD 2011!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


"This is my camera I'm taking a picture, Mom."

Monday, May 28, 2012

Morning Smoothie

Starting off this Memorial Day with a spinach/banana/blueberry smoothie. Breakfast of champion (whiners).

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Little Plumber

Matt is fixing a leak in the shower with a little help from Claire. They are having a plumber conversation, 4-letter words and all.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

My Little Shopper

We snagged one of the kid shopping carts at Trader Joe's last night and Claire took her job very seriously. She would not let me put anything in my basket. She had so much more fun than sitting in the big cart and the only extra item she added to our list was pineapple spears. Good choice, Claire. I only have a few bruises from run-ins and the bananas might have one or two from the great cart rollover in the freezer section. Otherwise a fun trip!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sunday Evening

It was a beautiful Sunday so after a fun tip to the car wash, we hit a great playground. With Matt's assistance, Claire had the joy of sliding down an advanced slide. She loved it, as you can see. She tends to gravitate to the bigger kid section of playgrounds, thrill seeker that she is.