Friday, June 25, 2010

camp mom

the first week of vacation is a blur. we dubbed it "camp mom". aside from increased work obligations. an exciting proposal. and sleepless nights worrying about all that. we celebrated d's birthday. (we love you daddy-o!) adventured around town with school-friends in tow. battled a stomach bug. spent an inordinate amount of time poolside. and threw in a visit to the getty center.

field trip to the getty
field trip to the gettyfield trip to the getty
field trip to the getty
field trip to the getty
field trip to the getty

the gardens there continually inspire me.  (i have a not-so-secret crush on robert irwin.)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


check out the interview over at cafemom.  that's me with my school-garden-mom hat on :)

thank you shari!

Friday, June 18, 2010

last night

of the school year. goodbye kindergarten and third grade. (long sigh.) it has been a phenomenal year. (i will miss you, but the girls, they seem more ready than ever for what comes next.)

last night
last night
last night
last night

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

where you will find us



Sunday, June 13, 2010

in the news.

so thrilled to have a pretty good article on our project show up in a local paper. a few points a little off the mark. (pond life! we are going native - even in the pond - thanks to USFWS!) i do wish it went into the diversity of our school - and the phenomenal commitment by LAUSD, our community members and businesses. but not bad.

check it out here

that's e last spring next to our newly planted greenbelt

Thursday, June 10, 2010

just like that...

she turned 6.

it still hasn't sunk in.


she told me today she isn't a little girl. but she isn't a big girl either. just a medium girl.

i love you medium girl. there is actually very little medium about you. it is all big. and beautiful. and so full of love it takes my breath away.

happy birthday sweetie pie.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

not for dinner tonight. but soon...

before the kale and mustard greens are all gone!

from today's LA Times

quesadillas with greens and feta cheese

Tuesday, June 01, 2010


holiday monday
holiday monday

we talked about our childhoods. about our memories. and wondered if this would be one for them. i hope so. i hope they don't take this time at the seashore for granted. i hope not. but they might. it has become such a part of our lives.