In spite of rumors to the contrary, I am alive, well and kicking, just catching up on sleep, chores (what are those?) and life back here in LA after my return from Reno.
I thought I'd share some of the pictures I took of the babies, the resident kitties and some of the views I saw from my niece's neighborhood. This was not an exploration trip, so I saw very little of Reno, but what I saw made me want to take a return trip and see a little more.
My room was decorated appropriately for a UF alum, as are the kids parents.
Everyone wanted to be in that room.
No need for toys. Sebastian was quite content to play with the handles on the dresser in the guest room.
Whatcha looking at Auntie Ann?
Did I say everyone? Scorpius included.
Sebastian and I headed out for some fresh air my second day and we saw lots of pretty colored leaves...
...and trees with berries - forgot to ask what they were.
And look! The first snow of the season on the mountains, right in their backyard. Babies' momma is an avid snowboarder and cannot wait to hit the slopes soon.
Mountains on other side of neighborhood don't have the elevation of their snowcapped neighbors. Still beautiful!
Come on, Auntie, keep moving we've got some swinging to do!
A couple more pictures of the landscaping technique used a lot around here. (xeroscape? not sure of the spelling - CG, help me out here)
What do you think of it? I would miss the grass, but with the arid climate the grass would suffer or your water bill would be sky high.
One more picture of the snow, Sebastian and then we will get to that park!
At the park, almost to the swings.
Aaaaaah, that's better.
That's what I'm talking about!
Still on my bed.
Veer showing off his girth.
Sebastian and his momma.
And Theodore with his momma.
Uh oh! first bath at home, umbilical cord finally fell off.
Bath was nice, please don't take me out of the warm water.
Dad lending a hand.
Quick bundle up and...
....I'm still cold! Where's that milk?!
Left out of the action...again.
Mom, Dad and Theodore in their first professional picture taken at the hospital.
Thanks to Cristine and Pete for asking me to jump on the plane to Reno to help out with two beautiful little boys. These parents have their work cut out for them with two so young, but they have their routines in place and "stay calm and carry on" no matter what - being in the military brings that out in you, I think.
So, now that I'm caught up here in real life (are we ever really caught up?) I'm going to explore my new area in the valley by visiting some estate sales and garage sales with The Maven this weekend.
What are your plans?
Happy weekend to everyone
and my thoughts are with those in the Northeast who may be having a very bad weekend of cleanup, recovery and rebuilding. We can all give our support by donating to the Red Cross.