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Sunday, April 30th, 2006

Love to hate American Idol’s Randy, Simon and Paula?
Have fun.

Floam-tastic, and sparkly too

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

So the big one spent some time last night and today making coupons- just for the heck of it, they aren’t like love coupons or anything, they are fake store coupons. She was under orders to clean up her mess, which she did. However, and this is a big however, unbeknownst to me, she left […]

Anyone know where I can get some pillows?

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Daisy is now no longer content to just climb up on chairs at every opportunity, now she uses the chairs as a means to climb onto the table. At least she has style, once she reaches the top, she throws her arms into the air and let’s out a joyful ‘ta-da’! The only thing left […]

shop talk

Friday, April 28th, 2006

The girls and I went to Target today for some regular items and I picked up a pack of undies for the big one. First off, I’m most delighted to see that they came in a hipster cut as that works best for low cut jeans. It was a big pack of 9 and when […]

’tis a good day

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Damn that American Idol. I had Bad Day stuck in my head so much that I bought the darn song. Now my i-tunes looks all sappy since I also have You’re Beautiful by James Blunt.
Kind of nice to have these softer songs on whilst the kiddies run ragged screeching and having fun. It’s a […]

Water, water everywhere

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Daisy has had a fascination with the cat food and water bowls since she discovered them a few months ago. She delights in getting a small cup from the play kitchen and scooping the water hoping I don’t catch her. I also know she has sampled cat food in the past. In any case, we’ve […]

The end

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Tomorrow marks the end of Math 2. I haven’t told Tabitha yet, but she’s probably reading over my shoulder as I type this so I guess she knows now [she was, btw]. In any case, we will not be diving right into Math 3, but taking a bit of time to do some review. There […]


Thursday, April 27th, 2006

The replacement part for the dryer failed. Doing laundry at the in-laws’ is going to get old real quick.
My beloved Target failed me in the infant medication department. To be fair, it wasn’t my usual Target but still. I’m very sad. Thankfully we finally found infant drops at a different Sav-On that does not combine a […]

Where are the drugs?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

So the little one has a minor cold. Slightly stuffy nose, but more annoying for both of us is the runny nose. The cold medicine I have for her is Tylenol plus cold and cough which treats a fever and a cough that she doesn’t have. I dislike over-medicating so off to Sav-On we go.
We […]

The good, the bad, no ugly

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

So the fabulousness that is my husband just called to tell me he’s been promoted and is currently in training for a whole new department. Better hours, more money, they think he’s doing incredibly well. Yay! The one downside is he is back to Mon-Fri with Sat/Sun off work. It’ll work out, I know, but […]

Can you point, your fingers and do the twist?

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Why, yes I can and so can my husband and both daughters. It’s April so that means time to see the Wiggles! We went to their show on Sunday and it was just as good as always. I will say that I did not pick the best seats, I thought they would be good, but […]

Revenge of the goat pellets

Monday, April 24th, 2006

I have always had a somewhat irrational fear of petting zoos, dating back, I think to the time I was about eight and a goat attempted to eat the pants I was wearing. So imagine my horror when, while changing my little angel’s diaper, I was confronted by a bowel movement which looked almost […]

Too many Aussie shows

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Tabitha: What are you doing?
Chris: Putting this book away.
Tabitha: Daisy chewed on it.
Chris: I know, but it’s okay.
Tabitha: It has teeth marks all over it; people will think I have a wombat.


Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Daisy: [pointing to her sock] Tah, tah
Me: Daisy, say ’ssssss’
Daisy: Ssss
Me: Sssss
Daisy: Sssss
Me: Ssss-sock
Daisy: Ssss- tah
Little bugger.

Is it bedtime yet?

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

I was asking myself this question for most of the day. What a long day of whining children. Strike that, one whiner and one flat out crying full force. That would be the little one and that would be how she spent most of her time while we were at a play date for Tabitha. […]

Hooray for Hollywood

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Last week we went out to Hollywood to finally go to the Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store. It’s adjacent to the El Capitan Theatre but we weren’t there to see a movie. It used to just be another Disney Store, but last June they turned it into an old fashioned ice cream parlor and […]

What goes up….

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

The Bunny cameth

Monday, April 17th, 2006

We had a lovely Easter yesterday. Miss Daisy woke up first so we went ahead and woke up Tabitha too. As Daisy and I sat with her morning cup of milk and my morning cup of Diet Coke, she definitely noticed the eggs around us and seemed rather interested. As soon as she was ready, […]

In the Easter spirit

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

The eggs are dyed and hidden, the baskets are filled, the camera is charged; now it feels like Easter. Have a good one


Saturday, April 15th, 2006

Issues abound on the website. Trying to fix it and have been working on it for awhile. The site may come and go and the layout may follow suit.

The Big Bunny

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

Last night as we were getting ready to go to the mall it suddenly occured to me that we weren’t going to an egg hunt or the zoo this year and therefore, we weren’t going to see the Easter Bunny. So we decided to see the Mall Bunny. It has been my pet peeve for […]

Soggy Easter Eve

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

We did go to the mall last night and it was still crowded, but this mall is always crowded so I shouldn’t have been surprised. We found shoes for Daisy and after a few tentative steps she was off and protested loudly when picked up. Her first pair of real shoes We did […]

What’s in a name?

Friday, April 14th, 2006

The first summer after Tabitha was born the soap opera Passions premiered with a crazy old witch named, well, Tabitha of course. The name is also associated with cats and, my personal favorite, a porn star.
Daisy was named after my Great-Grandmother, but with our Disney obsession, I’ll admit it is slightly embarassing to call her […]

freakin’ weather

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Yesterday we were all basking in the 83º heat with the kiddies clad in shorts and today we’re stuck with rain and a high of 68º. Huh?
I hit Target last night while Tabitha was in hula and found the last bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs for Chris; no Creme Eggs though, they were all gone. Of course, I […]

hazard pay

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

So I’m trying to fix a strap on Daisy’s stroller and she kept climbing into it because she loves her stroller. Of course, the little bugger was quite pleased with herself and told me “sit” with a satisfied grin. I pawned the kid off on her sister to play blocks which meant my toiling was treated […]

How do you spell relief?

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

I’ve battled a massive caffeine headache all day. I hate when the stores are out of caffeine-free Diet Coke because it always results in a day or two of pounding headaches after a few days of so much caffeine, as I’ve mentioned before. Today was really bad though, my eyes and ears were pounding as […]


Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

The girls are prancing down the hallway showing off their outfits while Tabitha provides the music. Tabs is in a skirt and top outfit from Naartjie and Miss Daisy is wearing fuzzy footie pjs with a black knitted scarf wound around her. Little divas
 As a side note, I’ve been typing since I was […]

title schmitle

Monday, April 10th, 2006

Yesterday we headed out to  Disneyland as soon as we were all up and ready. We had a pretty good time despite the crowds. We just did things that didn’t involve large groups of people. I think we could have stayed even longer, but by 4 the breeze had turned into a cold wind and […]

self esteem

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

Got some of my positive self image back tonight, and I did it by skipping my walk. About a month ago I decided to strip my hair and recolor it a slightly lighter color. See, I absolutely hate coloring my hair, I’ve been doing it about 12 years now. I was genetically cursed gifted with […]

“bow hand”

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

Apparently Tabitha has a good “bow hand” and holds the bow to her violin very nicely. Who knew? After her lesson though, Tabitha declared that using the bow was much harder than plucking it. Hard or not, she loved her second lesson and is just as enthused now as she was last week. She adores […]

Today’s the day!

Friday, April 7th, 2006

The time has finally changed and Chris is home 4 evenings a week so tonight, I finally get to start walking again! yay! I have been looking forward to this day since last Aug. when my walking regime was cut short. I lost 14 pounds last year, in an amount of time I can’t recall. […]

Rock on

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Miss Daisy has always shown quite the fondness for music, unless I’m singing to her, of course. Nowadays, she does actually tolerate that, but since she was a newborn she has enjoyed recorded music, especially something with a beat, which means she really enjoys hip-hop, much to my chagrin.
In the car on this fine evening […]

Gray skies are gonna clear up

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

The rain finally stopped yesterday and we spent the rest of the day being amused by the crazy wind. We have a roof antenna on, well, the roof, and it moves and creaks like crazy in the wind so our hall bathroom ends up sounding haunted. Part of our patio roofing paper came off so […]

Rain Song

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

The wind is just crazy around here. Coupled with the rain and I think we’ll be staying inside again today. Unfortunately it affects our satellite so any shows recording now don’t come in so well so we missed a bit of American Idol last night. We heard enough of just about everyone to decide who […]

And we’re live

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Here’s the new blog home. Tara Zandra dot Com will no longer host the family blog so please update your bookmarks.
 Semi-witty content coming later today!

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