Friday, January 20, 2012

Thanks for the workout, Dora!

So a couple of weeks ago, J and I were wandering around Target as we often do.  Expecting that the rain was coming eventually, we decided to check out the Wii games and see if there was something that we could play together (honestly I had no idea if there were appropriate games for 3 year olds).  Boy did we find something!

This game is a hoot!  We have played every day since we got it and not only are the songs and characters familiar, but the dance moves are simple enough for my youngster and yet fun and (sometimes tricky) for me!  We are both sweaty and out of breath after playing! 

Isa, Dora, and Marina- creating a party in our living room.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chili For Dinner!

Well the rain has started!  Being on the Northern California coast is a treat, but you must not be one to freak when the weather is wet!! I have fallen in love with the rain. Now the trick is... how to allow for safe and effective ways to use up the energy of a three year old when it's pouring outside  :).

Today we went to work making a winter favorite... chili!  I put J in charge and he poured every single ingredient into the crock pot, put the top on, and with my help, turned it on.  He now has invested time and effort into this dish and will be more inclined to scarf it down (hopefully!).

For the next few days I'll showcase the fun and active things we are doing to stay sane in the winter weather.
What do you do when playtime is indoors ALL day?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Welcome 2012... Thank you and goodbye 2011.

Welcome 2012... Welcome new adventures, new friends, new ups and new downs. I am ready for another year in this crazy life. 

Always a lovely sight on the Hammond Trail

Thank you and goodbye 2011... Thank you for your experiences, for the friends I have made, and for the amazing little boy I now have filling up my heart  :).

At the Mad River Fish Hachery

We had such a blast feeding the fish and enjoying family time in the sun.