Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring Break 2012 - Tahoe

Bags were packed, Charlie was booked for a few days at Minor's Camp - a fun day camp in Tahoe...and all was set for a week of fun in snowy Tahoe. But things changed when we got there - QUICKLY! Charlie was VERY certain that he didn't want to go to Minor's Camp... he wanted to ski. So we rerouted the plan & put him in Northstar's ski school. At just 3 years old, one of the youngest on the mountain - we quickly learned he absolutely LOVED it. It was the first time Joel & I sincerely tapped into his athletic self. And what an athlete we found! He finished at a level 2+ after 4 days, and we can't wait to see where next year takes him!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween & All Things Oktober...

This year Charlie was Buzz Light Year from Toy Story - his FAVORITE movie. He happily flew around in his costume with his inflatable wings, trick-or-treating for his favorite candy - CHOCOLATE!

And recently, Charlie fell out of bed in the middle of the night. I rushed in to tuck him back in and found him really upset because he claimed, 'it smells like bargage!' 'Charlie love, that's your diaper...we had asparagus for dinner.'

I absolutely LOVE this goofball.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Field Trip to the Academy of Sciences

I was fortunate to be a chaperone for the field trip to the Academy of Sciences. It was a treat to see the exhibits through their eyes, and really special to spend time getting to know more of his classmates.

All eyes on a butterfly.

Checking out the albino alligator.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer Fun 2012

With summer coming to an end, I thought we should reflect on some of our grand summer adventures and every day moments.

DJing with Daddy in the Mission and enjoying some sort of bubbly soda - an extra bonus treat.

Charlie just being his cute self after swim class.

His cow pillow. It's like his security blanket. It comes everywhere.

Meeting Max Katzin for the first time.

Bewildered by the nudging goats at the Noe Valley Summer Festival.

Making the most of a foggy and chilly summer day in San Francisco at Crissy Field.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tahoe Summer Vacation 2012

We shared a house in Tahoe with Nana and Papa, with the Armisteads right up the road. It was a really relaxing and adventure filled 4th of July vacation week.

Beach time at Meeks Bay.

Pancake breakfast with the Tahoe Fire Department!

Sharing a gondola ride with Papa - one of Charlie's FAVORITE things to do in Tahoe.

Charlie playing monster!

Hiking with Papa and Shadow.

An afternoon at the pool.

Hanging out with the entire clan...

Monday, June 20, 2011

Charlie Starts Preschool - PKDW

Charlie started at his new preschool, PKDW - Potrero Kids at Daniel Webster. The school is FABULOUS and he is already thriving. Here are a few pictures from his first few days.

Charlie getting to know his new teach Clint.

Admiring the passing garbage truck during recess, of course!

Kick ball!

I think he is in for a really colorful and bright journey during the next 2 years!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Camp Mather 2012

This year at Camp Mather it was ALL about the bike for Charlie. At the beginning of the week he would 'ride' his scoot bike by just standing over it and walking. But by the end of the week he was sitting down, balancing & cruising everywhere. Living in San Francisco, it's challenging to find a flat road and a good chunk of time to really practice. THANK YOU CAMP MATHER!!!

Happily riding Sweetie Tweetie, the famous (and ancient) donkey.

One of my favorite moments of the week. I realize these will be far and fewer between as he gets older, and I so promise to revisit this moment often in years to come!