…Cousins

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cousin |ˈkəzən|noun (also first cousin) a person belonging to the same extended family Just because! Love these gals and guys!

…Determination

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determination |diˌtərməˈnāSHən| noun firmness of purpose; resoluteness  He started out slow, actually he was crying the first thirty minutes, but after some lunch (go figure) my son was ready and willing to find his perfect pumpkin. My son’s Auntie Rie came with us to Lemos Farm this weekend to beat the crowds before the big pumpkin festival in Half Moon Bay in […]

…Moves

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move |mo͞ov| verb  go in a specified direction or manner; change position  My son and I tried to soak in some of this unusual hot weather in San Francisco this weekend, by attending the Presidio Off the Grid food truck event. We picked up a grilled cheese sandwich and some ice cream. My boy was more concerned about dancing […]

…Gardening

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gardening noun is their favorite weekend pursuit: horticulture, yardwork, landscaping. I am a big fan of Pinterest…isn’t everyone!! I try to actually make some of the things I pin onto my boards. No doubt I have a lot of pins that remain on my wall and are never attempted, but this weekend my son and I took two days to “almost” complete […]

…Solo

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solo |ˈsōlō|noun (pl. solos) a thing done by one person unaccompanied We do things together all the time, but today S took charge all alone. He walked onto the baseball diamond alone, climbed up onto the big bench by himself, rode the slide down like a big boy all alone, and practically hopped over a brick wall, solo. He’s growing up so fast and he’s […]

…Soaked

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soaked |sōkt|adjective extremely wet; saturated “Take photos of my kids doing something they enjoy,” was the request for this photo shoot. Soapy water, bathing suits, sponges, and a car….totally a recipe for a crazy  and fun afternoon. These three sisters did not disappoint. It was innocent at first, but then Brooke had to stir up the trouble […]

…Cream

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cream |krēm|noun the thick white or pale yellow fatty liquid that rises to the top when milk is left to stand and that can be eaten as an accompaniment to desserts or used as a cooking ingredient Yesterday, my Mom spent the afternoon of her birthday doing what she loves best; spending time with her grandchildren (we missed you Lucas) and […]

…Masterpiece

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masterpiece |ˈmastərˌpēs|noun a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship On Monday’s this summer I’ve tried to do something fun and artsy with my son. Today I broke out the watercolors. He enjoyed the water and eating the paintbrush more than painting, but he still created what I think is a pretty awesome masterpiece.

…Sand

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sand |sand|noun a loose granular substance, typically pale yellowish brown, resulting from theerosion of siliceous and other rocks and forming a major constituent of beaches,riverbeds, the seabed, and deserts. He is not a big fan of the ocean or the waves, but he loves the sand. Samuel has just begun to learn how to walk and although it took us quite a […]

…Imagination

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imagination |iˌmajəˈnāSHən|noun the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses I hadn’t seen Leo in along time, so during our photo shoot I thought it best to stay out of his way, while he played with his helicopter. If you ever want to experience that unexplained tingle you get when out of the […]