On how I love TED Talks! And this video features Jill Vialet, the Founder of Playworks which is the nonprofit where David works! She tells her story behind the inspiration for founding Playworks, and shares her vision about how we should redesign education in America to serve our greatest asset - our children.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Now that Zoey's in Preschool we definitely miss her previous daycare providers Alan & Rosemarie; however we're still close by and plan to visit, and they totally supported her transition to "big girl school". What a cute pic with their daughter Annemarie and Z's fellow daycare babies Violet and Fraya.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
My baby is growing up so fast! Look at how excited and READY she was to start preschool on Monday morning - too cute! She is thriving there already and loves all the crafts and fun activities she gets to do with all her new friends and her teachers, Miss Lindsay and Miss Tiffany. Each day is a special activity - Monday is cooking class, Tuesday is dance class, Wednesday is Spanish class, Thursday is a field trip to the library for story time, and Friday is music class! While we will definitely miss Z's previous daycare providers, we are so happy with our decision to move her into preschool. What a big girl!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Last weekend we headed up to the beautiful Sierra Nevadas off HWY 88 to celebrate and remember three of our lost loved ones - my grandmother Ruth, my uncle Ken, and my cousin Kenny. Of course tears were shed and hearts ached, but love and memories flowed all around us and we all felt connected, unified around their beautiful tree. And then we all got to camp and enjoy some quality time playing in the outdoors! I love my family - we are all so blessed to have each other by our sides through this journey of life. :)
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Friday night involved a picnic dinner, lots of sunshine by the water, live music in the form of Alameda Battle of the Bands, animal balloons made by a silly clown, fields of flowers, and endless laughter with my daughter and husband. Life is good. :)
Monday, August 6, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
With the exception of a short 3 month span last year, Zoey has pretty much always loved taking a bath. I think it helps that she has a plethora of fun bath toy options, including a musical octopus that blows bubbles, and lately she's been asking to take her swim ring into the bath too - haha! Love my little bubble girl. :)