Over the last week with the kids home I opted for some home projects that required minimal concentration in case I was interrupted by the kiddos! So I grabbed a couple of cans of spray paint, a scarf so I did not breathe the fumes (the kids said I looked like a gangster) and some sample tins of Benjamin Moore paint for the socks (legs) of the stool and tables and my projects were complete.
|The Golden Stool for the phones at the entryway|
|A neon table with purple socks|
|My neon craft table with bowls of yarn|
Ski week for the kids began with some beautiful weather with a hike at McClellan ranch where the kids enjoy looking after the farm animals in their 4H program.
|Climbing at the ranch|
Tuesday we visited the Team Lab exhibit in Menlo Park for an immersive art experience. As soon as we walked into the darkness the exhibits were breathtaking. Merging nature and digital art in an interactive experience bought a new respect and understanding. Check out the artsy website for more information about their upcoming shows.
|Stand too close and the blooms will disappear
|One of my favorite pieces a short film combining crows and calligraphic brush strokes|
|Butterflies and blooms|
|In a room full of flowers and scents where flowers bloomed on you|
|A room full of LEDs from floor to ceiling that interacted with your phone|
|A rocket colored by Missy enters the scene|
|Ash enjoys the Little People on him|
At Mountain View City Hall had an exhibit of Feathers, Fur and Fins and here is Ash’s toucan illustration in pencil.
Sunday we had a family hike at Uvas Canyon County Park – what a Sunday ritual it was with mother nature. Because of the rains the waterfalls were flowing by the trails which made a very calming and refreshing wander through the woods.
|Spring blossom peeking through|
|Climbing up a few tree roots|
|Hiking in the green|
|Snack time at the top of the falls|
|A Fallen Tree Root|
|A dragons eye|
|Up into the ferns|
|Upper Falls in action|
|A family of rocks caught in the stream|
|Tree rings of a cut redwood|
|Moss is coming to get you|
|From a seed life grows|
Here are the kiddos at the same rock wall…
|Sibling love 2016|
|Cute little muffins in 2010|