Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ski School with Joshua

Anthony and his cousin Joshua did ski school together today.  They rocked! 

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Yes, he is wearing snow pants over his pajamas. He was so excited to play in the snow, what there is of it here. Ski school Saturday.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

It's a Crowd

Yes, Anthony is in there somewhere!


  Today we went to the Tech Museum to see the MythBusters exhibit.  It was COOL!  The first part was a display of experiments from the show--an outrigger canoe made of duct tape, an exploded hot water heater, etc.

  The main part of the display was experiments we could do.  We experimented with toast landing butter side up or down, yanking a tablecloth out from underneath a place setting (I rocked) and Anthony's favorite, building a house out of straw/sticks/bricks and placing it in a wind tunnel.  The picture is Anthony playing in a rain tunnel, which you could use to test and see if you get wetter walking or running in the rain.  (You will notice the child is not wearing, but carrying his raincoat.)  The answer is that you clearly get wetter walking!

  After lunch we explored more of the museum.  Many of the exhibits were just too old for him, but he loved the earthquake platform and an art exhibit where you could rearrange the pixels of light.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Cookies

I didn't let Anthony help decorate the cookies for the daycare party. He is less than hygienic. I did save some dough for him, though. He rolled it out and cut out snowmen.  He really enjoyed putting on the icing and the sprinkles.  It was a challenge to keep him from eating ALL the icing.

(The bottom pictures are the cookies I decorated.)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Preschool Christmas Program

 Today was the annual Christmas program at preschool.  60 children singing in their own key.  Anthony did great, but we did notice he was placed in front of a teacher.  He knew and sang all the songs.

  Unfortunately, he was behind a taller kid, so we didn't get the best pictures.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Daycare Christmas Party

 Yesterday was the annual Christmas party at daycare.  This year was particularly special as we got to see old friends who had graduated come back to party.  Anthony and his pal C. were inseparable.  It was so sweet seeing them together, they were best pals starting at about 8 months old!  I have some great pictures of them hugging at the 2009 party when they were 2.

  After the traditional singing, Santa showed up with presents for EVERYONE.  Anthony really liked this year's present, a Siddeley(?) airplane on a stomp-rocket type platform.  Basically, pound the bellows and the airplane takes off.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

A Good Friday

It wasn't the day I had expected, but it was a pretty nice day.

The plan:  Work in the morning, then company luncheon followed by an afternoon to myself, probably shopping.

Instead, I skedaddled (my new favorite word) out of the party immediately following dessert to go meet the refrigerator repair man.  I decided to pick Anthony up at preschool and have a holiday afternoon together.  It got off to a great start, with him jumping up and down at the treat of me picking him up.  We then dropped a donation off at the Ronald McDonald House and then went to the Stanford Center for adventure.  It worked out well, we had a nice visit with Santa.  No pictures, I'm cheap.  Santa did give Anthony a reindeer toy.

Then we did some shopping.  Key thing on the agenda was a star for the top of our Christmas tree.  We went to Pottery Barn first.  I didn't like the star, but I did like the Christmas tree skirt.  I gave it to Anthony to hold, hoping that he'd have his hands full and stop touching the beautiful glass ornaments at his level.  He decided the skirt made a cape and wore it out of the store.  He was so cute, everyone at the mall kept smiling at him.

We did find a nice star, at Macy's, on sale.  Then it was a dinner date and home to bed.

(Meanwhile, poor Daddy was in San Diego.)

Sorry, I've been lazy about posting, this was all LAST Friday!