Life with Leo

December 26, 2008

Snow and Christmas

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Leo digs his way to the playhouse

Leo digs his way to the playhouse

Jupiter in the snow

Jupiter in the snow

Jupiter and Leo hanging out in the playhouse

Jupiter and Leo hanging out in the playhouse

Jupiter and Pickles are now officially friends

Jupiter and Pickles are now officially friends

Jupiter reluctantly wears a Christmas cracker hat

Jupiter reluctantly wears a Christmas cracker hat

Leo tries out his new Spy Glasses

Leo tries out his new Spy Glasses

Could Nigel look any happier?  Shouldn't he get one too?

Could Nigel look any happier? Shouldn't he get one too?

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December 23, 2008

Introducing our new puppy

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Jupiter came home with us on Saturday, between the snow storms.

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Our awesome vet, Dr. Lisa Colgan, lets Leo listen to Jupiter’s heart.

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Those eyes are saying, “please make this stop”.

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December 17, 2008

Lemons and Peppermint Sticks – Recipe for Fun!

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  • Get a lemon & cut a conical hole in the top
  • Get a FAT peppermint stick (sometimes hard to find — these are JoyBrite for 99 cents, 10 inches long, 3/4 inch diameter — found at Walgreens)
  • Trim the ends of the peppermint stick and then cut into 3 or 4 pieces.  These will be your straws.  You can see little holes in the peppermint stick — this is important!
  • Put candy cane into lemon and start sucking!  The flow may be slow at first, but bigger holes will develop.  If nothing happens, trim the end a little more.  Have fun!

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December 14, 2008

Pez, Christmas Tree, Lights

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I took Leo to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, CA when he was two.  It’s one of Burlingame’s only museums (if not THE only one).  A fondness for Pez has followed ever since.

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We put up the tree today — Leo and Sophie did all the work while I put up a few lights outside.

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Last night, Leo enjoyed showing Finn how to read “The Sweet Smell of Christmas”.  It wasn’t long before Finn got the hang of it.

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And finally, here is post-op Pickles, enjoying a ride on styrofoam sled.

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December 12, 2008

Sweet Smell of Christmas

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I always loved this book and it’s one of Leo’s favorites, too.  I remember licking the cocoa — it didn’t taste very good.

Here are a few photos and the endpaper makes a fun desktop image if you’re so inclined.

December 10, 2008

Pickles, Jupiter and Venus, and a Fruit Box

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December 6, 2008

Roosevelt Elementary School 1976 Yearbook

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Thanks go to Erica Burton for digitizing this blast from the past.  Everyone we talk to has  really warm memories of Roosevelt Elementary School in Burlingame, CA.  It was named after Teddy, not FDR — a civics lesson we learned in Kindergarten.  For more about the school, there’s a group on Facebook you can join.

Anyone who knows me knows that I still love birds — thank you Mrs. Jones!

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Click here for the complete Roosevelt 1976 yearbook pdf

December 4, 2008

Which one will be ours?

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which one will be ours?

We get to pick him up in three weeks!  Names, anyone?