…Wingman

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wingman |ˈwiNGˌmən| n. a man who helps or supports another man; a friend or close associate I was painfully shy as a kid. Painfully! I found it hard to make friends, was always the quiet one, hated small talk, and was anxious if I ever had to lead or carry on a conversation. Shyness, honestly there weren’t to many perks […]

…Drizzle

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drizzle |ˈdrizəl| noun light rain falling in very fine drops Come rain or shine was what I read on the Leap Sandcastle Classic’s website this past weekend. Wouldn’t you know, after a serious drought in California for the last four years, on this particular weekend, the Bay Area saw some much needed rain! A little rain didn’t stop us from […]

…Apricots

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apricot |ˈapriˌkät, ˈāpri-| noun  a juicy, soft fruit, resembling a small peach, of an orange-yellow color I spent the morning with my son and niece in an apricot orchard. The trees were bare but the ground was riddled with left behind apricots. Some were “yucky” in terms of my niece, others shriveled up, others unripe. We were able to find about […]

…Ninjas

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ninja |ˈninjə| noun a person skilled in ninjutsu The day started out with us doing crafts getting ready for 4th of July. While outside it turned into a “look how high I can kick” tournament. Fun morning spent with the cousins!    

…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!

…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 […]

…Pals

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pal |pal| informal noun a friend I love these two. I love them even more growing up as best friends!

…Pier 39

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pier |pi(ə)r| noun a structure leading out from the shore into a body of water Having summer’s off is really working for me! During my time off I promised myself I’d take my son out and do some touristy things. We played in Golden Gate Park, walked across the Golden Gate Bridge, and today took my niece along with us […]

…Introduction

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introduction |ˌintrəˈdəkSHən| noun  the action of introducing something Today I watched my nieces and nephew while their Mom was at home finishing up some work. I’d been wanting to introduce someone to a new place I’d scouted for photos and today seemed like the best time. All three ran to the top of the grassy hill and then I heard the excitement […]

…Pudge

pudge |pəj|noun informal fat on a person’s body This post is dedicated to my niece Brooklyn and all of her adorable pudginess! I am absolutely in love with her.