Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cousins Meetup in Mission Viejo


The guys head off for a kayak tour around Lake Mission Viejo.
The lake had just been stocked with sizable trout. (Objects in picture are larger than they appear.)

From the night before, J and K enjoyed "first seating" at Chef A. Arrow's exclusive restaurant, where they partook of barbecued pork loin, pasta al dente and sauteed vegetables.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Natural History Museum 12/23

IMG_0577 by jengod
IMG_0577, a photo by jengod on Flickr.

Council of Elders in session at the Natural History Museum cafeteria.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Field Trip to LACMA for the Calder Exhibit & Metropolis II






Jackson and Uncle Mark check out Metropolis II.

Brother, husband, baby, brother.

Jason meets Matisse.

Apparently there's a vegetable garden behind Ray's at LACMA. Who knew!?

Jason's airing his grievances. Happy Merry everyone.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Megapost

Christmas Eve at our house. Magnatiles were a huge hit for Jackson and Jason loved his stacker toy. Everyone ignored the books, hee.

My dad did this greeting in holiday chalk on our front walk. Note the fabulous schematic wreaths and Christmas trees.

I persuaded the grandparents to fund this Montessori-style imbucare box and he loved it.
Jackson got a new battery-operated toy car as a joint gift from his parents and grandparents.

I love that he could be tooling down a country road here.

Jason with Grandpa Jack and what is apparently the world's most expensive squeaky toy, which was a gift from Uncle Bryan.




Jason conked out from all the excitement, sleeping under the new hooded towel by Grandma.

The neighbors had a sledding hill! The guy said it was like a giant shave-ice machine that they bring to your house.
Jason eating minibagel number three, give or take.

This was his fifth-ish and last minibagel of the day. Wouldn't touch anything else and the minibagels kept him busy for a nice long time.

Jason with Grandpa Jack and Grandma Sylvia.

Christmas tree!


Conked out after the drive home.




 Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!






Thursday, December 19, 2013