Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Baby is a little Boy...

Another milestone in Clayton's world today, the first haircut. There were no tears from Clayton or Mommy. I should have taken the bet because you know Daddy thought Mommy would cry. I was just praying he would sit still. We knew it was time, we tried to hold off as long as we could but the kid was blowing his hair out of his eyes already. He was screaming for a haircut.  He is so cute with his super straight and fine (thank you Daddy) dirty blond (thank you Mommy) hair. But it was time. So here is the event in pictures.

Here is the BEFORE picture.

We choose the Thomas the Train chair. Not sure Clayton cared about the chair.

Oh look - now we can spike it!

And here is the AFTER! So cute

We can see his cute little ears now.
So yes we went to the kids hair cut place and even had to make an appointment. Who knew they would be so busy? Camille, Clayton's hairdresser for the day, was very patient. She even saved a few strands of that baby hair for this Mommy whose baby is now a little boy. Thanks for reading. ~mrs. c

Friday, January 21, 2011

His and Her Weekends

If there is anything I have learned about marriage, its the need to compromise on anything and everything. This includes travel too. However taking me away for the weekend to a room with a view is not a difficult arm twisting event.

The view from the room at sunrise.
The first weekend in January, Jake loaded up with me and Clayton and ventured to Napa for the California Women for Agriculture Annual Meeting. First of all he is not a lover of wine and secondly, I was going to be in meetings most of the weekend which means he was on Daddy duty. The good news is he loves Daddy duty and he even loves many of my CWA sisters. However his patience and support in Napa meant I was going to have to go along for the ride on a manly trip. And gladly I went.

Fresh steamed dungeness crab from the Pacific Ocean

Last weekend we ventured to Fort Bragg for some fresh seafood and coastal air. Jake was invited to hit the water for an early morning crabbing trip. He was on the boat and I got to be Mommy all day. And a great day it was. A great breakfast at a local favorite, Eggheads Restaurant and then perusing the local shops.

Clayton and I caught Jake just as the boat was coming in so we got to see the efforts of his labor before they took their steam bath. We hung out on the boat dock and waited for the water to boil and then got to taste the fresh catch. YUMMY!

Jake brought home ours uncleaned which means lots of work before we could dive in but it was worth the wait. Big green salads homemade Thousand Island dressing. Plus there was enough to put a few in the freezer for later this month.

In the end, Jake enjoyed some peaceful fishing on what turned out to be a great day on the water, brought home his limit, and spent a perfect weekend with me and Clayton. This compromise stuff is rocks! ~mrs. c

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Big Boy Milestones

Even though he is shy of being one year old by only days, this weekend, my Little Man is relishing in two new milestones. The first and most impactful is the upright and forward facing view he now has in his car seat. Here he is looking comfy, with his cool truck that doubles as a cell phone of course, in his forward facing car seat. Don't tell the car seat police. I know he's not supposed be turned around until he's one and possibly even two but he likes it and its so much easier to get him in the truck now. 

The second milestone is a real pair of big boy shoes (coincidentally also in the picture) that he can walk in. I still think his bare feet are ADORABLE! But he's going to be walking soon and he can't be barefoot forever.

Stay tuned. The BIG birthday party is next. ~mrs. c

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Making the grade

So I might be bragging a little but hey, that's why I have my own blog!

Making the grade is a feature article in California County and it includes me!

Making the Grade

In the current issue of California Country, is a story about County Farm Bureau education programs. One of the three featured Farm Bureau's is Butte County - that would be my county! We have a really unique program called the Agribee™. The Agribee™ is a spell and define competition, like a traditional spelling bee only participants must spell and define the words to advance in the competition. The other really unique element is that each word is an agricultural word!

If you are looking for a really great magazine all about California agriculture, check out California Country. A subscription is only $9!


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