our Lego Winter Village – Tree Lot, Gluhwein Stand & Horse Drawn Carriage

The boys have been really into Duplos for some time now, and Oliver is showing an active interest in Legos. Ever since our CraigsList Lego haul, I’ve been on the lookout for instructions, and design inspiration. Inspiration hit really hard when Grandma Dulce and I decided the boys needed the Lego City Advent Calendar. One … More our Lego Winter Village – Tree Lot, Gluhwein Stand & Horse Drawn Carriage

water-misappropriation problems resolved (we hope)

After a summer of being ignored as I reminding the children that California is having a drought and we need to leave the water off, I decided to solve the water-misappropriation problems once and for all and replace the faucet with one that has a removable “key” (or you can use a flat-head screwdriver in … More water-misappropriation problems resolved (we hope)

Herb’s Garden

Our backyard has come a long way since we moved in, and I am continually working to make it a more child (and people) – friendly place. We recently splurged and had the mulch-pit redone, it was turning into a muddy pit when it rained (all winter), so it was scraped, re-weed papered and freshly … More Herb’s Garden