Bus-Train-Walk to Stanford

Jocelyn’s Second Grade class took a bus-train-walking field trip to to Stanford University today, and I was able to go along while Karen and Felicia went to preschool. We took the VTA #63 bus to the CalTrain station, and hopped aboard for the ride to Palo Alto. And then we walked. A lot. Anyway, […]

Wild Cheetahs of Safari West

Can you find the wild African Cheetah in this picture? How about the wild American ones?

On Saturday, we made our long-awaited trip to Safari West, a wildlife preserve located just north of Santa Rosa. We spent the night in tent cabins, and got to see lots of incredible animals up close … very up […]

Cousin Kiana is Five!

It’s her birthday! Kiana is five-years-old today, and we’re happy to celebrate.

Her family hosted a party on Saturday, and we were able to share dinner and presents afterward. To celebrate her growing imagination and her preparation for kindergarten, we put together a Charlotte’s Web present pack, including a plush Wilbur-esque pig and […]

Lucky Number 12

We’ve got two pictures to share from our incredibly busy weekend, which included Sunday’s visit to the SJPPNS Carnival, where Felicia had a chance to play the snare drum, backing up our good friend Tyler who was on lead vocals. Moses’ daddy Abraham played the guitar, too!

Felicia also participated in her first-ever Cake […]

‘Russia Day’ Not Actually That Russian

Well, it held so much promise. Jocelyn had even dubbed it “Russia Day.”

Jocelyn joined two of her friends from dance class to perform in Booksin Elementary School’s annual Student Talent Show earlier today. They performed a “Russian Folk Dance” with tambourines that they have been learning at Center Stage Dance. This was a […]

An Acrostic Mother’s Day

Of course, there are lots of great reasons to get young children enrolled in preschools and elementary schools … but one of the best is the helpful assistance these institutions provide during the days before Mother’s Day.

Not to suggest that I’ve shirked any of my responsibilities, but it is comforting to know that teachers […]

Felicia’s Mini Show

Felicia started her own ballet class a few months ago, and she’s been eagerly anticipating the big Center Stage Dance Mini Show all week, after we decided on Monday that we would join in the fun.

The girls in the class performed their usual routines, including “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and everyone’s favorite “Belly Wobble” […]

We’re a “Paul Harris” Family

Our family’s commitment to our local Rotary Club and to Rotary International is an important part of our identity. The girls enjoy attending events, and appreciate the value they bring to our community.

In Friday night, the Rotary Club of Campbell & San Jose West hosted a recognition dinner for 2007 Paul Harris Fellows, […]