Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Together Pictures

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
-Henry Ford-













New Year's Eve Breakfast

The donut shop is still closed so we had a nice breakfast together at the Westside Cafe!  Happy New Year's Eve!

First we drove down Grand Avenue!

Mommy had to have some routine tests done!
Oliver seems to enjoy watching Mommy
get poked by needles and give blood!

Oliver really wanted a bagel, but it was closed!

He was worried that it went out of business.  A
pizza place next door was out of business, a deli
on Grand was out of business and so is the 
CANDY STORE on Grand!  Goodbye to 
Mommy's pirate.  (Sad today.)

We went to our neighborhood cafe instead.

(Mommy's coffee.)

Our breakfast. 

Sweet kid paying for our breakfast.
Mommy appreciates his thoughtfulness.

Oliver is off with his Daddy for the New Year at 10:00.  Mommy will miss her bacon eater and will see him on Sunday at 2:00.  Happy New Year's Eve!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


It is definitely winter in San Diego!  Its pretty cold for us right now, we finally turned on our heater!  (Mommy would still like help figuring out our fireplace.)  Snow was in out forecast for about five minutes!  Oliver had a good afternoon playing with friends and finding a pair of winter hawks in one of our pecan trees!

Coming to get Mommy to show her the hawks!

Can you see them?


Here is a video of them.  Hopefully they choose
our trees to make a nest and have babies in the Spring!

(Goodnight and sweet dreams.)

Monday, December 29, 2014


Oliver and Mattias discussed starting up a lemonade stand for most of our Sunday walk yesterday.  Mommy added a few ideas to the growing list to start off their small business.  Today they worked on their stand....

Oliver is making good use of the pallet and
the sign he painted last night.

Mommy is making good use of the sign she got
for our street.  (Mommy is old.)

Getting ready.

They included hot chocolate to the menu and decided
to hold off on the lemonade today because it was cold.

Mommy had to go to the dentist, they played and
got their hot cocoa ready with Mattias' mom.

When Mommy came back Oliver had $6.00 in his cup!

And a whole bunch of friends over!  Their business
was booming!  Mommy thinks her slow sign was 
working too!


We are lucky and we got to swim in a mostly 
quiet pool tonight.

Oliver caught a cricket with his bug vacuum
that Uncle Matthew gave him for Christmas!

(Goodnight and sweet dreams.)

Sunday, December 28, 2014


We had a really great Sunday.  Mommy wants to go to sleep, so she'll finish this blog tomorrow sometime when she feels like it.  She has more to add to it.  Update: Actually, Mommy is satisfied with this blog.  She will save the pictures for other fodder.  Mommy likes that word.


We went to San Diego to visit Balboa Park again.

 World Cottages:
We wanted to go to the world cottages, only open
Sundays from 12-4.  We focused on learning about
one country before we went.

Puppet Show:

We got a back stage tour!


We went for our Sunday walk.

We created stuff at night.

(Goodnight and sweet dreams.)