Saturday, August 31, 2013

What's Next?

As Rai gets ready to begin his last year in preschool, a school that is like a second home for him now, we can't help but think: where will Rai and all his little friends end up next year? Right now, it looks like they're headed to schools all over the city. It will be tough for Rai to say goodbye to all his friends but, we already know, one or two of them may join him where he may be headed for elementary school.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Magic Show

Once in a  while, Rai and Ko dig into their magic bag and, for the rest of the night, it's magic show time.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Doing Their Share

We decided on instituting a little allowance system with the boys. They know earn anywhere from a quarter to a dollar for different chores and tasks around the house. On the flip side, they also have to pay us if they waste food or do something that causes us to lose our time. When we go out on weekends and the boys want a treat, some ice cream, or to buy a little toy they have to check their balance to see if they have enough money. We've got a real credit/debit system going and the boys have really learned a lot about earning, spending, savings, and even debt. Ko is always asking, "Am I in debt?" We're glad we did it! Watering the garden with Rich, though, that one's just out of pure joy!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Tuesday Night, Pizza Night

For us, most Tuesday nights are pizza nights. That's the night when our favorite, Pizza Orgasmica, has their half price special. At half price, their gourmet pizzas are still twice as expensive as pizza anywhere else but, they're just so good... ! And, their family room with it's low tables, floor cushion seating, and all-around chill atmosphere makes the boys so happy their prone to dancing the jig (in their fancy, light up shoes, that is!).

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Rai is 52 Months Old!

At 52 months, Rai is a full person. He has his good moments and he has his bad moments just like the rest of us. Meanwhile, he continues to astonish us daily with the questions he asks and statements he makes. Happy "birthday", Rai!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chance Encounters

While biking back from the Sunday Streets event the other day, just by chance, we ran into two of Rai's preschool friends. First, on the road, we passed an extended bike with a boy sitting on the wooden rack in the back. It was Simon. Then, at the Panhandle playground, we found Harper with her dad. Harper happens to be Rai's very best friend and is probably the sweetest girl in his entire class. Needless to say, it was a great afternoon!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunday Streets

Aiming to take our minds off of the first day of work, we joined the Sunday Streets event in the

Tenderloin on Sunday afternoon. Every month or so, a bunch of streets in a participating neighborhood are shut down to all vehicular traffic and left open to all other modes of traffic: walking, running, skating, dancing, and more! The Tenderloin, unfortunately, has a bad reputation in the city so it was nice to see this event highlight the best of the neighborhood. It didn't hurt that there was a great live band playing on every corner. We had a great time!