Thursday, March 29, 2007

What We Are Watching Now

We just bought Walt Disney's Peter Pan and the kids haven't gotten tired of this movie yet. It's only 75 minutes long, which I think is the perfect length for pre-schoolers. Next up: The Jungle Book and the Aristocats.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

A Wild Weekend at Nob Hill Foods

A new grocery store, Nob Hill Foods, opened up a few blocks from our house recently. As a result, we've been spending some nights exploring the store--including some weekends when we are bored out of our minds. The prices are pretty good, though. And they give me 5 cents credit for every bag I recycle at the store.

The new Nob Hill Foods in Alameda has a Java City coffee shop inside

Russell and Punky are excited to give the new kiddie shopping carts a spin

Passing the meat section, Russell and Punky are pleased to see the low prices

Russell signals for the shopping cart to stop in front of the produce section

There are two steering wheels in the shopping cart, neither of which work

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me

March is a very popular month for birthdays. Last weekend, it happened to be mine. As with Jenny's birthday earlier in the month, we held a low-key celebration--just Jenny, the kids and me. Later that day, we went on our quarterly movie date and dinner without the kids. Although the movie wasn't much to write about, it was still good to get away and relax for a few hours. Then, it was business as usual until the next quarter.

Punky and Russell await the command to blow out the candles

It's time to blow!

The candles are out. Why am I still blowing?

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Happy Birthday to Jenny (Mommy)

This weekend we celebrated Jenny's birthday at home with just the 4 of us present. No fancy dinners or presents. But I did pick up a cake with all-natural ingredients. Russell especially liked the fact that it was yellow, while Punky kept reminding me that he wants to be a tiger on his birthday.

The Brewster Boys really enjoy singing "Happy Birthday". In fact, we lighted candles and sang "Happy Birthday" 4 times this weekend, with Jenny there only the first time. After the 4th time, I got tired of singing and threw the remaining cake into the garbage can.

Punky and Russell watch as Jenny puts the candles on the cake

The candles are lighted, but Russell struggles to remember to lyrics to "Happy Birthday"

After making a wish and blowing out the candles, Jenny cuts the cake

The Brewster Boys hang out in the kitchen after the birthday celebration