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water, water everywhere

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

We made the most out of the scorching July 4th weekend. Saturday was pretty much the girls playing in water in the backyard. We bought 2 new kiddie pools, both of which are for babies but exactly what Daisy wanted. There was nothing that was going to satisfy Tabitha so she has contented herself with […]

DaVinci Exhibit

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

There’s a travelling exhibit that has replicas of DaVinci’s inventions. It’s been here for a few months but I put off attending as I was hoping to get closer to DaVinci’s time in history lessons. But the exhibit is set to close on July 4th so it was kind of now or never. We were […]

Sleepless in LA

Monday, June 13th, 2011

This was my annual “no sleep” weekend as Chris went away with his dad and brother. I have to be completely exhausted in order to sleep when he’s not here but of course I still have to get up in the morning so I got 4 hours each night. On the bright side, I watched […]

Team spirit

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

The girls’ last dance competition was today. It’s been a long day for us all so I’ll just leave you with cute pics.

April Fools

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

This bug and this note were waiting for me when I came out of the bath. To be honest, the bug did give me a start.

If you don’t read 6-year-old, it says, “Love you, Mommy! And happy late April Fool’s Day. Love, Daisy.”
I especially like the googly eyes she drew in the Os in […]

A day in Santa Barbara

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Monday morning we got up and headed to the train station for a field trip with our homeschool park day group. One of the dads does a phenomenal job of organizing our field trips and I am very grateful for that. This time it was riding Amtrak up to Santa Barbara for the day. It […]

Who needs sleep?

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

This weekend was a bit taxing for one Miss Tabitha. Saturday started innocently enough. Tabitha had cleaned the playroom the night before, which trust me, was quite the undertaking. She was motivated by the desire to build with her Legos. It was understood the playroom needed to be spotless in order to bring out those […]

End of the week

Friday, April 8th, 2011

I had a birthday gift to buy that I had put off and by the time I decided to go it was inconvenient. That would be how we found ourselves at a Lego Store on Thursday morning. We hit the one in Downtown Disney so I had to make it very clear to Daisy we […]

Competition Time

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

The time was finally here, the girls’ first dance competition! I posted photos on Facebook so I won’t bother replicating them here, but I’ll go ahead and give some details.
Daisy has two competition dances, the first being a tap dance duet to Milkshake by The Village People. She and her partner are adorable, of […]

It’s a jungle in here

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Saturday was Daisy’s Jungle themed birthday party! She has a small guest list so we’re able to do a little more with decorations. We had inflatable monkeys and an inflatable palm tree. All Daisy wanted for this party was an inflatable palm tree- don’t ask me why. Everything looked really cute even if our palm […]

Planes of Fame

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Tuesday was a field trip with our park group. We went to a museum called Planes of Fame. At one point, many of these air planes were in Buena Park with the Cars of Stars exhibit but now they are near a small airport in Chino. One thing that sets these planes apart from some […]

6+1 day

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

The day after Daisy’s 6th birthday marked a bit of a milestone for me. On that day, I had been a mom of 2 kids for longer than I had been a mom of 1 kid. I looked forward to reaching that point. But I thought about it for a couple months leading up to […]

Now We Are Six (couldn’t resist)

Friday, February 4th, 2011

So the baby has turned 6! Amazing! Her day was filled with surprises the first being waking up to 6 pink balloons in her room and another two dozen in the living room. She was thrilled and instantly picked a few to name and play with for awhile. Her next surprise was breakfast in which […]

Birthday Eve.

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Today is the last day my first baby is 11. We went to Disneyland, though it has nothing to do with her birthday. Rather, we wanted to do the character fan weekend but didn’t want it to cut into her birthday celebration tomorrow. We were there about 3 hours and then headed to my in-laws’ […]


Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Today was Kickin’ Country Weekend, or some such nonsense name. It was the weekend two of the Family Fun Weekends at Disneyland and the theme was country music. Good grief was this a hard one to sit through. But it was worth it, we saw lots of great characters in country outfits. Aside from everyone […]

We survived!

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Another birthday party for Miss Tabitha. The kids keep getting bigger, but my house sure doesn’t! Last year I said not in the house again, but we didn’t do any real planning to not have it here, so this was our only choice. I think next year though, we really are going to look outside […]

atmospheric conditions

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

It never fails, whenever there’s something cool going on up in the heavens, we get clouds. Sure enough, tonight is a full moon and the girls were supposed to study it with binoculars. Last night and all throughout today, it was the most crystal clear, cloudless sky. The minute the moon rises- clouds. Hopefully it […]

Take that, Winter!

Monday, January 17th, 2011

It was so beautiful today I could not imagine spending the whole day inside. While my two sleeping beauties were taking advantage of the rare day I let them sleep in (that sounds wrong. If Tabitha sleeps even a half hour past normal, she has a ton of trouble going to sleep at night. Daisy […]

A post for Mama Anc

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

I’ve been informed I haven’t blogged since the 8th
Sunday we did end up bundling up and going to Disneyland. It was the day of break downs. Space Mountain, Matterhorn, and Pirates were all down at the times we wanted to ride. But we still did lots of fun things and met up with […]

hot car, cold studio

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Seriously, it’s amazing how cold this dance studio is. Sadly, my car was very, very hot the other day because apparently I have a cracked radiator. It’s at the mechanic’s and should be ready tonight but we didn’t need that on top of the washing machine breaking, the DirecTV box breaking and the first new […]

no work, no school

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

But free time is over as it is back to lessons, dance, Park Day, and Girl Scouts this week. No book club yet, at least, but everything else is back in full force!
Lessons went well today, for the most part. The big one grumbled about math and the little one grumbled about printing, so all […]

Day of Daisy

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Yesterday Tabitha was with her Girl Scout troop all day. As in, we had to leave the house at 7, in the pouring rain, to take her. The went to Pasadena to work on decorating the floats for the Rose Parade. I did it in High School so I guess it’s just a rite of […]

Taking advantage

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

The girls have this week off from dance so we’re taking advantage of not needing to be somewhere in the afternoons and going places. Monday we headed to the LA Zoo. We used to have a membership, but let it lapse 4 years ago. Since then we’ve only visited once but as of yesterday, we’re […]

this isn’t the post you’re looking for

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Here’s a photo to distract you from the fact that this isn’t a real post. At least my kids are cute. Plus, look at their fabulous dresses! I may be biased since I sewed them.


Monday, December 6th, 2010

Amazing what a long talk with a good friend will do for one’s disposition. I was feeling pretty down and wallowing in those feelings on the drive to Daisy’s dance; but I got to chat for an hour and now feel very upbeat.
This morning we went to see a small production of “The Elves and […]

ze plane! ze plane!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

We went with friends to the LA Arboretum yesterday. I lived the first 10 years of my life just down the street from it so I’ve gone there quite a few times. Sad to say, for the most part I did not enjoy being there and only tolerated going in order to see the house […]

less than words

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

You know, I don’t even know why I’m not blogging. And I’m tired of feeling I need to blog about not blogging. I’ve been behind ever since the fair back in September and I seem to have lost my mojo. I’m guessing because Septemeber is also when our schedule went crazy. Between formal lessons with […]

The past

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Other things that have been going on. Chris had to go to Arizona for some training for work. I hate when he leaves as I hear a million bumps in the night. This time his leaving also coordinated with a difficult day in terms of getting the kids to their various activities. But the 3 […]

Mickey’s Halloween Treat

Monday, November 1st, 2010

We chose Tuesday, October 19 as our night to attend Mickey’s Trick or Treat event. It’s been at California Adventure for the last few years but it was moved to Disneyland this year which made it a new experience. Sadly, rain was being predicted. Chris and I both spent time on accuweather checking the hourly […]

not very halloweenie

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

So every year we go to Disneyland with the girls in Halloween outfits and take pictures around the park with various decorations. We also make it a point to ride Haunted Mansion, Space Mounting Ghost Galaxy and find characters in costume as well as do the craft in Woody’s roundup. After lunch we head […]

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