Tuesday, April 15, 2014


"Gramz, come save me!" pleads the Bambino.
"This conversation is SOOOOO boring! It's obviously not about me. It's probably about work or somethin'."

Monday, April 14, 2014


"Gramz, look at my new 4 wheel drive car and how it can climb over major obstacles!" exclaims the Bambino.

"Now, watch how nothing can get in its way!"

"Pops, don't move. You're a mountain and you're not supposed to jiggle...unless it's an earthquake."

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Succulents in Bloom

The spring succulents are in bloom and you can stroll along a desert path at Ruth Bancroft Garden  in Walnut Creek, CA, and enjoy countless varieties of blooming cacti.  It's quite a sight!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

They grow up so fast, don't they?

"Whoa....something is happening here!  There's a chick holding my hand!" says the kiddo.
"Now what do I do?"

"Gramz, quick! Get me that book on speed dating!"

Monday, April 7, 2014

Learning to Crawl

Bambino demonstrates a deep desire to read....he plows forward in a sustained effort to crawl and grasp the book he has heard stories about.

Of course, his grandparents watch in awe and gasp every now and then, even tearing up a bit as the kiddo struggles and grunts trying to get his limbs to work in a coordinated effort so he can complete the task of what seems like miles of crawling yardage.

Yes, he makes us proud with his never give up, never give in attitude.

(Only a grandparent can understand the drama, tears, and finally gasps of excitement we go through when we watch such a heroic effort of our brilliant grandkid!)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mozart in the Jungle

We now have so many more entertainment options than ever before.  Netfix, as you probably know, is producing their own TV programs, such as "House of Cards", and Amazon has a new series called "Mozart in the Jungle".  The original book, written by Blair Tindall, is actually a biography of her experience as a free-lance artist trying to make a career in classical music.  It is a captivating tale of how she entered the sacred temple of symphonies and then, as a writer, exposed the industrial side of monetary and sexual excess in this industry.  WHAT??? sex and drugs??

It is this book, Mozart in the Jungle, that is the basis of this new Amazon series.  You can watch the first pilot on Amazon for free.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

My Favorite Part of the Day - Bath time!

"Gramz, did you know my favorite time of the whole day is bath time?" asks the grand kid.

"I love splashing and splashing!  There is just so much action and excitement during my bath!"