Tag Archives: grandkids

Welcoming family from Basel Switzerland this week – such excitement!

We have been planning for months for the visit of my niece and her husband and children and this is the week! We have a family get together on Saturday and lots of fun planned for the days before. I … Continue reading

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Failed Cobb Salad Pizza recipe from Cooking Light – looks good but tasted bad! Plus adorable pics of our twins!

 I tried a really fun looking recipe from Cooking Light and it was a disaster. So I am sharing it with you. The good news was that same weekend our grandson twins had a hip hop concert  – so adorable … Continue reading

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New Addition to The Little Farm – Bella the cow!

 We are so excited to add to our menagerie – Bella the miniature cow. Here she is in all her glory with Farmer Clive who bought her at an auction. It is not easy to find a mini cow and … Continue reading

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Love making birthday cakes for our grandkids

 Jonah turned 8 this year! And he loves candy. So by his request I made a candy cake – ie a vanilla cake with white frosting and tons of sprinkles, lollipops, jelly beans, marshmallows hidden in the center and Scooby … Continue reading

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Having fun with the grandkids – nothing better! Painting, Making Bread and more

 Watching our identical twin grandsons grow up is such a joy. They are  sweet and smart – and love hanging out at the farm. Always chores to do and baking and cooking with grandma. Here they are making bread with … Continue reading

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Hanging at the beach – a bit chilly with June Gloom ( Fog in the mornings in LA) but warm later – and Tracy’s Scones!

There is nothing better than hanging out at the beach with the grandkids. Lots of collaboration going on here! Love to see it! Our four grandsons playing so well…. And some yummy stuff – Tracy’s Fabulous Scones – truly amazing … Continue reading

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Kids and Dogs – what could be a better combination! And a tribute to our USPS Mail lady Bonnie! We love her!

Our new rescue dog Goldie is adorable – and happy – smiles all the time – but has the nasty habit of peeing in the living room. We have tried everything – and she still does it. I think she … Continue reading

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Persimmons are so tasty any style! They are weighing down our trees right now – and we love them! And a super family photo

Persimmons are great in fruit salad, eaten on their own, in persimmon pudding or persimmon bread. Here is a great recipe – enjoy Persimmon Pudding Ingredients Ripe persimmons enough  to make two cups of pulp 3 cups of milk 1.5 … Continue reading

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So wonderful to give back – here is our Larraine Segil Scholars Family Holiday Party – parents, children and siblings of many of our 13 scholars joined us

We are so blessed to have these outstanding young women in our lives – and here they joined together for a holiday party at The Little Farm – it was such fun! Our son James and daughter in law Donne … Continue reading

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Spending time with grandkids – nothing better in the whole wide world!

This week for the first time our youngest grandsons – three year old twins – came to sleepover. What a thrill for all of us! I hid little presents all over and presented them at opportune times – on arrival … Continue reading

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Sleepover and Cupcakes – great combination for grandkids!

The first time all four boys slept over – in the same room! So much fun! Of course baking is always part of the fun – and tasting the cupcake mixture too! Jumping into our bed in the morning  (early……) … Continue reading

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Family time – what could be better! Our annual family week – most of the family were there!

Once a year we go away as a family ( anything between 25-45 of us) and have 7 glorious days together. The kids ADORE it as do the parents. Here are some of the activities we do. We have Grandma’s … Continue reading

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Birthday Cakes from MINECRAFT for our grandson Jonah – a labor of love!

I love making birthday cakes for my grandsons – its a lot of work but so worth it to see their faces. YUM! Mine-craft  is all the rage with little boys mainly – a game where they build imaginary worlds … Continue reading

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A life of meaning is a life full of happiness – giving back creates a life of meaning

I consider myself blessed that my life is full of meaning – hence I am happy. This is not just my feeling. There has been significant research done on what it means to be happy. Here is a fascinating article … Continue reading

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Family togetherness – from all over the world

My son and his wife and children are spending time with my nephew and niece and their spouses and children and my sister and brother in law – a very special time. Here the grandchildren of our family from all over … Continue reading

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Picking and cooking beets at The Little Farm

Here our oldest grandson Jack is holding some of the beets that we grew this season.  Cooking beets could not be simpler – cut off the greens ( we don’t care for them in salads but some folks do) and … Continue reading

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Apple cake – easy, fast and great when cooking with kids – good for wintry days too!

We do grow our own apples -and if you don’t, there are so many different kinds now available in your supermarket, that you can choose whichever are most prevalent and cost effective. This is easy to make and great when … Continue reading

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Camp Grandma – what my grandkids call our Little Farm – how I love that! Broiled Broccoli and Kale too!

We try to make our Little Farm the most wonderful place for kids – especially our grandkids and their friends. Certainly there are lots of jobs to do here – picking up the eggs from the quails ( 30 of … Continue reading

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A passion for old cars – do you share this?

My husband has always wanted to have an Austin Chummy – a 1927 car – and recently we were in New Zealand and he saw one on the road! Well – long story short – we now have imported a … Continue reading

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It is FIG time at The Little Farm – so we serve Figs with our Goat Cheese – cooking with kids who love it!

We love the combination of goats cheese and fresh figs. Truly scrumptious. Here is some of our fig bounty this year – and the two older grandsons smashing the figs into the pot for jam. Yum!

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