Top O' the Mornin'!

Well, the day started off well with green pancakes and green eggs...no ham, we're bacon people. We've done the green breakfast thing for four years now. Bella just stared at us all as she chewed her green food...probably wondering what color would be on the menu tomorrow...perhaps red...or Kata's favorite pink!

We still miss the Dublin, CA parade and the pancakes at the firehouse with the firefighters (their annual fundraiser always got a lot of attention because not only did the firefighters make and serve breakfast but you got to eat it in the firehouse) but doing our own thing is pretty cool. Then the kids took out the fairy wings and their leprechaun hats and we were off to St. Patty's Land. They had lots of green coins distributed throughout the house and had treasure hunts for the pot of gold. Yes, there really was a pot of gold. Well, a cauldron of sorts...with plastic gold coins...shhhh, don't tell them. It was almost like we were back in San Ramon gearing up for a festive day in Dublin.

Not sure how the day will end but it's certainly been fun! Hope you had your fill of mirth and merriment and some Irish-style libations! If not, get yourself a bowl of Lucky Charms...that works as well!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Fairies and Leprechauns


First things First....

Thought I'd stop the torture of our family and friends and just create a cotton pickin' blog. It's easier after all and then y'all can stop by and visit whenever. I know what you're thinking, it's about time! Not sure when I'll update these things (constantly at first and then whenever the mood strikes me)...you know how OCD I can get with newly found passions. And the Equalateral thing?...Well, it's like the triangle...three sides, three angles...all equal, get it?

Okay so we're still chewing through Spring Break...Ken's still on vacation and we are on a visiting local sites (think saving $$$ since the Disneyland splurge) kick so yesterday we stopped by the Carson City Childrens Museum. Here's the picture of "Mama made us pose one more time." The kids truly love it there...although it's *much* smaller scale than the San Jose museum...but they love the dancing piano keyboard and the balloon cannon thing. Cannot get enough of it. If only the place served coffee for moms it would be awesome! Bella was well, Bella. She thought everything was fascinating including the air vents. But then again, that's Bella for you. Ever the creative one. Remember the other two never drew on walls, jumped on sofas or ate playdough...well, there's always one in the family. I can hardly wait to see what she'll get into by the time she actually turns two.

Bracketology...the art of figuring out which NCAA team is going to advance in the Tournament has also become an obsession. For Ken it's an actual art form. And I am the ever patient Basketball Widow. NOT! I cajole him into letting me submit my own bracket so I can later have bragging rights. So far, I like to select my winners using the tried and true method of rank -

  1. Whether I've even heard of the school (colleges previously unheard of are automatically not going to advance)
  2. If a friend/relative/remote-but-well-liked acquaintance attended selected college
  3. The school colors...ugly shades are not considered (period)
  4. And the all important...the mascot cannot be something that I deem "too stupid for words"

And need I add, I am currently at 100% correct...and Ken's well...not at 100% let's just say. Of course, only three games have been played. We'll see...I think my selection criteria is better this year than when I used to let the cat pick them for me...although Kitty did garnish me a third place win one year.

Oh and here's one for you -

3 Things I Love Right At This Moment

  1. The new MAC Barbie lipstick...no, not the Barbie Pink one...please...the Modern Ms. L-O-V-E it! "Mid-tone brick red with silver pearl"
  2. Let's Do Tea's Strawberry Kiwi blend
  3. An freshly delivered (thanks amazon) copy of "Eldest" by Christopher Paolini

Love to you all,


Spring Break, Day 3