…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 […]

…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 […]

…Golden Gate Park

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park |pärk| noun a large public green area in a town, used for recreation I’m not sure the name of the park I took my niece and nephew to in Golden Gate Park. I called it the “hill park” when I was a kid. Hill park because there was a huge grassy hill that we used to roll […]

…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 […]

…Ravioli

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ravioli |ˌravēˈōlē|noun small pasta envelopes containing ground meat, cheese, or vegetables For the first time at dinner tonight “S” wanted to feed himself. He was adamant about using the fork to stab the ravioli. I tried helping him and he grabbed hold of the fork and the ravioli went flying, It was the first day of many, I’m sure, where food will […]

…Three

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three |THrē|cardinal number equivalent to the sum of one and two First comes LOVE Then comes MARRIAGE Then comes THE BABY IN THE BABY CARRIAGE! Love+Marriage=Baby  Mommy+Daddy=Baby! It all adds up to BABY! Can’t wait to meet you little one! Congrats Dan and Nazaneen!  

…Landmark

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landmark |ˈlan(d)ˌmärk|noun an object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, esp. one that enables someone to establish their location This summer for the two weeks I have off before I head off to my long vacation down in Southern California I promised myself I’d do some touristy things in San Francisco. I grew up here, but […]

….Sunshine

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  sunshine [suhn-shahyn]  noun brightness or radiance; cheerfulness  San Francisco, although known for many things, unfortunately sunshine is not one of them. It’s rare to get a string of days filled with sun. The sun may shine most days, but it is never hot. This past weekend has hit the bay area with a welcomed amount of hot sun. Enough […]

…Sunday

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Sunday |ˈsənˌdā|noun the day of the week before Monday and following Saturday This morning Auntie Ree hosted a kickball game for the kids. I was team captain for one side, Lucas for the other. The teams were pretty uneven, but fun. My team, The Giants, consisted of Uncle Eric, pregnant Katie, Grandma, pitcher Caitlin, and outfielder […]