Another year brings us the 8th annual installment of Cookiefest since the arrival of Nora (and thus the creation of this blog). Nora’s gotten too large for Jen to hold like in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Colin joined us in 2012 but, due to bedtime circumstances beyond his control, missed both that year and 2013 and so is making his cookiefest debut this year! Welcome, Colin!
Nora and I took a visit, just us two, to the SF Zoo. It was a member weekend, so were able to get in early and kind of felt like we had the place to ourselves. Highlights include: singing “Hail to the Victors!” to the wolverine, getting to see prehistoric-like plants in the dinosaur area, and (of course) the red panda.
On November 19th, Nora became an official girl scout (a daisy, to be precise). Her duties include: being honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, responsible for what she says and does, respectful of herself and others, respectful of authority but also using resources wisely, making the world a better place, being a sister to every girl scout, and, perhaps most importantly, selling delicious cookies.
After Legoland we spent a delightful day with Donagh, Deborah, James, and Daragh at their lovely home in Carlsbad. They took us to the beach where we played in the ocean, warmed by a bonfire, enjoyed amazingly good s’mores, and then decided it was time for equally delicious tacos. A good day well spent…
Here’s Colin singing the pee pee song (to the tune of tiptoe through the tulips). He’s in the bathtub or there’d be video too.