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Kayley @ Google

Kayley’s almost 3 and she kept asking about being dropped off with me for lunch, so today Jenny dropped her off and she was sooo happy. As soon as she got out of the car she was saying “I LOVE GOOGLE” and all smiles. Every time we turned a corner she was sure to point [...]

3 Baby Possums in Manhattan Beach

I remember it well – July 10, 2007. For some reason I unexpectedly wake up around 5am (maybe due to the stress of our relocation to Palo Alto), go downstairs, sit in the dining room, waste time reading news on a laptop, and open the door to feel the fresh air. It gets a bit [...]

Lia is bored on a long drive and asks for help

In July we drove up to explore Palo Alto for a few days, and on the way back Kayley fell asleep and Lia was as good as good quietly reading in the back, and somewhere on I 5 she passed us this note that said “I am bord(sic)! Please help me”. And we just cracked [...]

Rumor: PEP Program at Pacific School in Manhattan Beach to end

I would like to be the first, and probably only, blogger to break the rumor floating around the community here in Manhattan Beach, 90266, that the PEP program at Pacific Elementary School lost funding and is going to end. Apparently the principal will resign because of this too. My guess is that next years kindergarten [...]

Rosie RIP

A week ago I rediscovered some old web pages I had no Rosie, circa 1997/98: some very early pictures, and a day at the parade, and the top level page, and my little daughters, who are big fans of Rosie, have been asking to seem those pages every day. We were all very sad today [...]

Congrats Steve for your Hack Day performance

I’d like to give a shout out to Steve for being on the team that won the Most Money award on the cool Yahoo hack day contest.

The Only Native North American Marsupial Spotted in Manhattan Beach(!)

The other day I was sitting at our kitchen table with Lia (4 1/2y) and Kayley (1 1/2y) and Lia said “Hey…look at that!” and yes we saw a real wild animal walking by, a wild, probaby baby, Possum! Jeannette, who grew up in New York and itsn’t too fond of rats and other rodents [...]

How you know when your kids have too many toys

Our family room is really “The Play Room” and is totally taken over by our 2 girls, which has always been fine with me. They have all kinds of toys, fine, and labeled plastic boxes so that the Polly Pocket dolls go in one box, the Farm Set goes in another, and so on. The [...]

Terrible twos

Funny comment from Issac about the Terrible Twos: it’s when you have two kids!

Lia on b’s and d’s

Lia had a nice point tonite when we were reading a Clifford book. She said The way I tell ‘b’ from ‘d’ is ‘d’ is a different direction as big ‘D’ and ‘b’ is the same direction. Nice insight!

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