Sunday, March 30, 2008

Our landscape design team

Someone just woke up from his nap. Back to work...
Pictures taken 3-30-2008. John at 2 years and 12 days old.

Tobin & John.

John skillfully levels the ground.

Tobin watches John's every move.

Yay, team work!

Daddy & Son

Lancôme 'Trésor Elixir' Fragrance Spray (Limited Edition)

Picture taken 3-30-2008. A modern version of the classic Tresore.

Lancôme 'Trésor Elixir' Fragrance Spray (Limited Edition)

Yay, another parfum to add to my collection. I absolutely love it!
Steve - Thank you...

LAPBCo bricks found in Pasadena, California

Brand: LAPCo
Company: Los Angeles Pressed Brick Company.

These bricks were found in our backyard in the ground only a few inches from the surface.

The top of this brick has a glazed finish.

I wonder if we will find anymore interesting things in our backyard from the past.

We found this interesting link about California bricks companies past to present.

Friday, March 28, 2008


Good morning! John's number #1 Fan of Thomas & Friends!
Pictures taken March 28, 2008.

(Late last night John had a visit at the E.R.) It's going be all okay.


John is doing pretty darn good for being one handed at the moment.

John's adventure with Thomas & friends...

Choo choo...

Our cheerful Engineer!

John puts all of his wooden railways away in this temporary Micky paper bag.

John putting his wooden railways back in his room for now, til next time...
He certainly loves playing with his trains.

It's snack time...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The road warrior

with dirt all over his face. Picture taken 3-23-2008.

(Oops, I almost forgot to post this picture.)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ready for the next rain storm

Our drainage around the guest house/studio and extra large 2 car/SUV garage.

It's our rough and tough worker bee John.

John retrieves his shoe from the mud.

John working with Raymond.

Lee is hard at work as usual.
Question: Can you guess Lee's age?

Ron taking a brief break on an important phone call.

Thanks so much for everything...

Cheers to our wonderful friendship.

Answer: Lee is close to 80 years old.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Our backyard progress

Picture taken March 24, 2008.
It's slowly getting there.

I will take more pictures of the yard progress later this weekend.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Our sweet cupcake!

Pictures taken 3-23-2008.
Sarah's tummy time.

Sarah's very first roll over. Yay!

As of today Sarah is 4 months and 7 days old.

Sarah loves grabbing her feet!

Our little Angel.

Cupcake/Sarah your so sweet.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Hey, hey it's the Monkeys & John

Marvin hanging around in the dinning room.
John is still napping.

Guess who just woke up?
John visits Marvin briefly before he goes outside to play.

Aw, playtime.

John going on a cruise with Mojo.

Yum, I see the birthday cake with banana custard in the middle over there!

It's time to gather the eggs.

John with Marvin the monkey searching for the 12 eggs.
Notice "Monkey/Mojo" isn't on John's back?

Note: "Mojo" also know as "Monkey" is in the house.

Success! Found another one...

Still searching...


John gives Marvin the eggs for safe keeping.

All done. Found all of the 12 eggs, woohoo!

It's time to go in the house and get Mojo the monkey.

Happy Belated Birthday to us

John, Jodie, Steve and Sarah picture taken Saturday, March 22, 2008.

Thank you - Kevin, Cindy, Alec and Elizabeth. For the delicious cake and for the generous birthday gifts.

Yum cake!

Friday, March 21, 2008

26 pounds of cast iron...

Our Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven, 15 1/2-Qt. arrived just in time!
It's always a pleasure to do business with Williams Sonoma. Excellent service!

I definitely get some weight training just by lifting this from the cabinet to the stove.
The Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven, 15 1/2-Qt weighs with the lid on and empty 26 pounds total.

Thank you Honey/Steve for the gift.
xoxo - Jodie

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Happy Birthday, John a.k.a Jack, Wonder boy!

It's party time! I like to move it, move it...

John found an old frisbie with a old in the center and wore it as his party hat outside.

I'm 2 years old today!

John having a great time playing outside in the dirt with his new tractor toy, Cars and trains.

I will post more pictures of John's birthday in the near future.