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Nathaniel Reads to Mommy – Week 11


Nathaniel Reads to Mommy is a project for 2014 that I am doing with my 4.5-year-old son. You can read more about it here.

Savor Project – 2014 – Spread Sixteen

This week is about Cal Day at Berkeley and David’s paper on quantum physics.

so happy.


Savor Project is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Learning with David - Week 11

This class is by udacity.com and it’s a computer science class called Intro to Computer Science, which teaches Python, too.


Learning with David is a project for 2014 that I am doing with my 9-year-old son. You can read more about it here.

Savor Project – 2014 – Spread Fifteen

This week is all about the boys playing board games and david’s first trip to the eye doctor.

so happy.


Savor Project is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Weekly Diary – May 25 2014

I haven’t posted in three weeks so there are a lot of photos here, feel free to ignore them:

boys playing in the backyard.

nathaniel spent a lot of time in his Pjs and in boxes.

quite happy.

his little mother’s day card. i love it.

and the cover.

drawing in his time machine.

so very content. i love this boy.

some more art.

Jake’s parents visited for grandparents day.

and i took the opportunity to snap photos of course.

it had been such a long time.

since i took anything with them.

and i love these.

my sweet inlaws.

jake’s mom totally redid out front yard.

the boys loved helping.

he had promised the boys, so jake got a diet coke and some mentos.

he’s dropping them into the soda here.

and boom!!

david loved it.

the next day, we went hiking.

nathaniel made funny faces

and then some more.

he made us laugh and laugh.

then they left and a few days later my sister came to town.

we took the boys to swim class.

and snapped photos of course.

we walked around and the boys played on her phone

and i snapped shots.

and more

they ate it up.

then Jake took some of us.

and we laughed.

and hugged.

and laughed more.

and she took some of Jake and me too.

then we took the kids to the park.

where they had fun.

and i snapped photos.

i love seeing them so happy.

and jake took photos of us, too.

it was so very joyful.

then it was family photo time.

nathaniel was entertained.

we love video games.

and tickle time!!

and here we go. so grateful for my life. i hope your week was lovely, too.


Weekly Diary is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Nathaniel Reads to Mommy - Week 10


Nathaniel Reads to Mommy is a project for 2014 that I am doing with my 4.5-year-old son. You can read more about it here.

Weekly Diary – May 18 2014

one more week of backfill:

nathaniel’s face has a red blotch.

and i have no idea why.

but i love the photos anyway.

and here we go. so grateful for my life. i hope your week was lovely, too.


Weekly Diary is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Learning with David - Week 10

This class is by udacity.com and it’s a math class called Introductory Algebra Review.


Learning with David is a project for 2014 that I am doing with my 9-year-old son. You can read more about it here.

Weekly Diary – May 11 2014

these are family photos just to back fill because we did take them:

they are blurry i know

but they were our only chance this week

and so we went with it.

and here we go. so grateful for my life. i hope your week was lovely, too.


Weekly Diary is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Nathaniel Reads to Mommy - Week 9


Nathaniel Reads to Mommy is a project for 2014 that I am doing with my 4.5-year-old son. You can read more about it here.

Weekly Diary – May 4 2014

Here are some photos from this week.This week was mostly about Nathaniel’s Fifth Birthday.:

We got back from Yosemite in time for our local easter celebration but N’s eye was still hurting and he had a fever so he only got to go out for 10 minutes.

Thankfully on his birthday he was back to being fully healthy.

like his brother he got a big balloon and a cupcake when he woke up.

which he blew out in one whiff.

David got to go spend time with him at school a bit.

they are looking up where Turkey is.

then Nathaniel got to do his celebration at school. Here he’s telling his teacher how big he was at birth.

and the earth is going around the sun one more time.

nathaniel wanted his brother to be the sun with him this year.

and finally he’s five and gets to blow out the candle. I love the way they celebrate at his school.

He got some Mo Willems books because he’s our favorite author!

and some legos and magnets.

and the Mo Willems Pigeon activity book (which I think he liked, don’t you think so?)

that weekend, we did a small celebration in our little park as we’ve done every year since we lived here.

it’s been nice to see all the kids grow up over the years.

Nathaniel was so happy to be there.

it is so lovely to see his smiling face

and here’s the cake he picked. it was quite delicious.

then it was photo time.

love my family so much.

especially that they put up with my photos.

and smile when i ask (or threaten no video games if they don’t.)

and let me tickle despite not liking it.

and here we go. so grateful for my life. i hope your week was lovely, too.


Weekly Diary is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Learning with David - Week 9

This class is by udacity.com and it’s a math class called Introductory Algebra Review.


Learning with David is a project for 2014 that I am doing with my 9-year-old son. You can read more about it here.