Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Kainoa's first Halloween! We had so much fun tonight...we just stayed home and answered the door, but Kainoa did a great job of showing off his best monkey face and handing treats to the children. He really did a wonderful job of sharing the candy and the children were very patient when he picked a special candy for them and placed it in their bag. He even gave some of our neighbors many treats!

We practiced wearing the monkey costume on didn't go so well!

A couple more practice runs....


We hope you had a wonderfully fun Halloween and can't wait to see your pictures!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Apples, Pumpkins and Parent's Night...Oh My!!

What a wonderful time of year! I got out of the car yesterday and the first thing I smelled was freshly raked leaves and a burning fireplace. Two undeniably "fall" smells. Two smells that bring instant comfort and a desire to wrap up in the softest afgan we have. The smells of fall are, for me, second only to the distinctive smells of late summer in Colusa County...part tomato harvest, part hot sun and part drying prunes.

October is a very emotional month for us....highs and lows. But, having Kainoa with us has made the highs even higher and the lows seem not so low. We're having the most fun exploring pumpkin patches, cider mills, petting zoos and our very first Parent's Night!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Fall ... Our favorite season

Have you been "Boo'ed" yet? It's a really fun tradition in our neighborhood. I look forward to it each year. To start "Boo'ing" in your neighborhood....check this out!
Farmer's Market Fun
Davis has one of the best local farmer's market. Not just because the produce (and pastries, and honey and kettle korn) is fresh, usually organic and always beautiful...but because there is so much to see and do that a whole morning slips away and everyone has a good time.

They have this fabulous merry go 'round that is pedal-powered. Grandma and Paka took Kainoa on his first ride a couple weeks ago and when we went to the market this morning, Kainoa remembered and led us straight to it. We watched for awhile, then he got in line, paid his dollar and picked out the frog. He rode it all by himself....I was amazed as I watched him hold on tight with both hands. He's grown up so much.

The "Peddler"

Timi and I must use incredible self-control when we approach the Lab Rescue booth. They always have such sweet Labs and that's how we found Sheba. Kainoa doesn't help much either...he loves them so much!

Another 'Trick' Wouldn't you love to be this flexible???