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i am a stay-at-home mom living, learning and loving by the bay!I love to take pictures. I love to crochet cozy things for my family and friends.

December 21, 2011

Holiday Fun





Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel!



Counting of the gelt!



Fun at a Carolls and Cocoa party!



Our friend's beautiful living tree.



Goose, BFF and Sebastian wishing you
Season's Greetings!

We have been having fun here by the bay!
But Goose is sick with pneumonia in her lungs and possibly developing asthma.
Not fun!
Today we are staying indoors, baking like crazy and watching some fun holiday movies like
Elf, The Santa Claus, and The Polar Express.
What are your favorite holiday movies??



December 16, 2011

getting ready


An interpretation of Monet's Waterlilies for Daddy.



A coil clay pot for her BFF!


A crocheted scarf for my sister.






An ornament wreath to deck the halls.



And some seriously adorable cats! 

We have been getting ready for the holidays by making gifts, crafting and snuggling
these two little guys.  Okay, Scratch is not so little anymore!
This next week will be CRAZY!
We will be celebrating Solstice with a walk in the woods, Hanukkah to light the lights with family and friends, and Christmas with presents and lots of yummy food!
Hope you are enjoying the season with your loved ones!

December 4, 2011

Fort Ross


Cooking in our outdoor kitchen!
We cut up beets, carrots, onions and potatoes all day long!




The Kuskov house where we slept on the second floor.



A better view of our "kitchen."



Binky in his hunter outfit.
Love the hat!



The chapel.
After dinner, we walked in silence with out candles to the chapel for
some beautiful Russian music played by some students.



Goose(far left) aka Unitma, and some fellow Fort Ross employees.



And our final hour was spent watching the militia fire the cannon!
Very cool!

I have to say this was a very cool trip!
Exhausting, but so cool!
I learned so much about this Fort and time period.
Like, it wasn't actually a Fort, but more of a settlement.
While we were there, some real Russian tourists visited the Fort and
really enjoyed seeing all the kids in their roles.
This was our first living history trip and I
couldn't have enjoyed myself more!
I know the kids had a great time.
Binky wants to go back next year.  Maybe with Daddy this time!