Saturday, May 23, 2009

Park Report #1: Burgess Park

Next fall we'll have a new schedule, me and the kids, and I need to add some parks to our repertoire. I'd been to Burgess Park in Menlo Park with the big kid years ago, but it's not close to home so it fell out of rotation some time back. Clearly I'd missed some of it's charms:

- enclosed toddler play area (did I mention how the boy was able to slip past me and run ACROSS A STREET at a non-enclosed park last week?) 
- bathrooms
- ducks !
- toddler pool !! $5 a day and open not just 10-12 in the morning but also 2-4 in the afternoon, right when you really need something to do post-nap.
- old ladies playing tennis (fun to watch but mean if your kid picks up a stray ball - WTF? )
- water fountain
- and, I've heard, snacks and drinks for sale in either the swim center or the rec hall. 

We're making a date with our pre-school friends for next week and seeing if this one goes to the top of the park list.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Hmmm, maybe for Lily & Nico?

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Toby Show: Cheap & Easy :: Story Dice

OK, this is the party favor for the girl's birthday party, I think. Probably we'll use stamps, and go with the treasure-hunting theme. Trying to talk her out of a scavenger hunt with 12 girls in our 1200 sq ft house. ..
The Toby Show: Cheap & Easy :: Story Dice

Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Fireplace Steps Outside

Outdoor firepits are so California to me, definitely on the list for our perfect house. But I'd build the wood-fired oven first, no matter how passe it's become by the time we actually own a house.
The Fireplace Steps Outside -

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

LMNOP Online Magazine for hip, stylish parents and their children

Yup, more cuteness
LMNOP Online Magazine for hip, stylish parents and their children The Redwall Series

And some books to check out next library trip The Redwall Series

Okido - Home

Magazine for M
Okido - Home

Famille Summerbelle Online Shop

New prints from the artist who did the sweet family tree
print. I'd *so* be wallpapering if we owned our place.
Famille Summerbelle Online Shop

Fabric, becausesometimes I think about sewing..

Lots of great suggestions in the comments for mail-order sources and a few places to check out on our next trip to NYC....So much of the available clothing forM's age is nasty in all senses ofthe word. Tomboy is how we've solved it for now, but maybe in the next year I can get out the sewing machine again

sugar city journal: fabric conundrum