…Triumph

triumph |ˈtrīəmfnoun a great victory or achievement

The first triumph from our Sunday morning drive to the tide pools was finding the stinkin beach. Its hidden in a neighborhood, which I love, but still I had a hard time locating it. We did lots of rock climbing with the aid of Mommy and “I do it all by myself.” (2nd, 3rd, 4th etc. triumphs) Hermit crab shells, mussels shells, pebbles, and seaweed were plentiful. I love our little find!

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Rapport…

rapport |raˈpôr, rə-| noun a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other’s feelings or ideas and communicate well. I still have very fond memories of who my best friend was when I was a kid. Our mothers were friends, we attended the same school together, starting at preschool all the way up to 8th grade, her mom coached us both in soccer, we […]

Tardiness…

tardiness |ˈtärdēnis| nounthe quality or fact of being late; lateness I say better late than never. Sometimes it seems as if, in all the pictures I take, more than half of them never get seen. Never for those ones, I guess. So although my son and my two nieces’ birthdays were over three weeks ago, I finally got organized and was able […]

Tigers…oh my

tiger |ˈtīgər| noun a very large solitary cat with a yellow-brown coat striped with black Um, yeah, my kid comes out of his room the other day, with this hat on, a shirt that is two sizes to small for him, shorts hangin below his hips, and asks me to have a photo shoot with him. I don’t know if I should be […]

Momentum…

momentum |mōˈmentəm, mə-| noun Physics the quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity. I was trying to get my son to understand how to make himself go faster on his new bike and a memory popped into my head, when by boyfriend had taught my son the word momentum. He was pushing him on some […]

Hops…

hop |häp| verb spring or leap a short distance with one jump Hoppy Easter, from me and my little bunny! Have a good one!  

…Rights

right |rīt| noun a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way Headed out to the Women’s March in San Jose on this historic day, January 21, 2017. Scored with a super close parking spot and an arrival time that gave us plenty of time to maneuver through a smaller crowd then […]

…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 […]

…Chef

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chef |SHef| noun a professional cook, typically the chief cook in a restaurant or hotel. Three years old, I tell ya, this age has given me a run for my money. I hear it being called “Threenager” often, and I have to say, it’s pretty accurate. One moment he is the sweetest little guy, the next minute a holy terror. It’s constantly […]

…Tradition

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tradition |trəˈdiSHən| noun a long-established custom or belief that has been passed on in this way As a Mom I am just in the beginning stages of creating traditions for my son. I’ve taken some from my own childhood and introduced them to him thus far. Many are holiday traditions. What a difference one year makes. I waited too […]

…Transform

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transform |transˈfôrm| verb make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of “I’ve always loved butterflies, because it reminds me that it is never too late to transform ourselves.”-Drew Barrymore Just the other night I was chatting with my boyfriend and I was in a pretty bummed out mood. I kept telling him, “I wish I had […]