Saturday, February 25, 2012

Girls' Day

Elizabeth and Helen had a great time this year, helping the Grandmother set up the traditional Girls' Day dolls. It was very complex and elaborate, but they were up for the challenge and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. John, on the other hand, needed to be kept well away from the dolls, so Grandpop distracted him outside with the fountain.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Tasting Calaveras County

We spent this past weekend in Calaveras County for their President's Weekend Wine Tasting Event. The kids were good sports, following us around and finding different ways to amuse themselves while their parents sipped different wines. The first winery, Chatom, had great food for the kids and a neat little patio and rock garden (see above). Our last winery stop for the day was Twisted Oak, where the kids enjoyed playing with various incarnations of the rubber chicken (below).

Thursday, February 02, 2012


I know Rudy shared this photo via Twitter, but I had to keep it on the blog, too.