Archive for April, 2008

flying days

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

With Chris getting home so much earlier, our days are just flying by. Both yesterday and today I had to run and errand and take kids to classes so I barely have time to squeeze in their free time, their play together time, lunch and lessons. Then we come home from whatever class and […]

back in the groove

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Chris has a temporary reprieve from the uber-late shift so I’m taking full advantage and started walking tonight. I haven’t walked in months and it felt good. We all went to the grocery store after dinner and then I walked home. After a couple blocks it felt like I’d never stopped. I could feel […]

leisure time

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Temps hit 100 today so we spent a leisurely day at home. Chris and Daisy slept until 10 thwarting my desire to make a big breakfast. Instead we had an early lunch. The girls played together and separately, Chris and I played Roller Coaster Tycoon 3, I sewed and built Daisy a train track, Chris […]

more extravaganza

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

We headed back to the candy store today for more Webkinz activities. The owner is so nice that she let my girls do all the activities, even the one we weren’t going to be there for later in the day. First, both girls did a gem hunt (finding a colored stone amongst foam peanuts) and […]

webkinz extravaganza

Friday, April 25th, 2008

We had a lovely time at Park Day this morning. I got in some really good talking time with the other parents and Tabitha says she had a great time with her friends. Daisy wasn’t really happy to be there, but 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.
During naptime, I started on Tabitha’s piggy skirt […]

lost is back (so I type)

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Darn that surround sound, no matter how loud my headphones are turned up I can still hear bits of Lost coming from the living room. There’s always explosions and gunfire that breaks through my music. I’m listening to my mellow playlist which just can’t compete.
Anyway, the beeping was here very briefly this morning and […]

the rest of the afternoon

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

The beeping next door led to something big and powerful hitting something else with enough force to shake the ground under my feet. Had I not known what was going on next door, I would have assumed small earthquake. That happened 3 or 4 times and I was starting to fear for my windows. They […]


Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

My neighbors as having work done in their backyard which involves a small forklift-like vehicle and it’s going back and forth from their front yard to their backyard. When it goes from back to front, it travels in reverse, so I’ve been listening to that horrid backup beeping sound that trucks make for the last […]


Monday, April 21st, 2008

Yesterday we drove down to San Diego and wen to an environmental fair. It was much bigger than we thought it would be with loads of booths offering information and/or services. The services booths weren’t that valuable to us since they were all based in San Diego, but it was still neat to see […]


Friday, April 18th, 2008

Today was rather pleasant. We went to Park Day this morning and it was a nice turnout and even nicer weather. There’s a little girl about a year older than Daisy who is very friendly so I kind of pushed Daisy in her direction and told her to play with K. She’s just the type […]


Thursday, April 17th, 2008

I finally got Tabitha signed up for her own gymnastics class and I was able to get her into a dance class. Daisy is not in dance yet as the one I wanted is full. I’m thinking I’m going to be going the parks and rec route for a little while, but for a 3 […]

go me!

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Today was our first meeting of the American Girl Book Club. I have to say it went so well! The girls really seemed to have a good time which was my only goal. I love planning things, but I’m not so good about actually hosting. I’m nervous before every party I throw and often wonder […]

soundtrack of life

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Today is one of those beautiful days with all the doors open and the children are providing a lovely background sound of laughter. I’m adding my own soundtrack in by blasting The Raconteurs. I was playing a bit of Serj Tankian earlier and Daisy started dancing around telling me she loved that music. I grabbed […]

Not my best day

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

It seemed like a good day at first. Well, not completely at first when Daisy not only woke up an hour early, but promptly started the hysterics when Chris left for work and she regretted refusing to say good-bye. But after that- it was good.
The girls were having such a good time together and playing […]


Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

We’re all battling different degrees of colds and I’m feeling rather tired and disinterested which is why there’s been a lack of updates. Daisy relapsed after I thought she was fine and Tabitha didn’t get her cold right away so both of them came in contact with other kids last week and I feel really […]

dueling hobbies

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

I had a brainstorm with a scrapbook layout I was stuck on and found exactly what I needed at a scrapbook store today. I also found embellishments for the other layout I was working on and it looks so much better now. Tabitha was at a movie party and Daisy was napping so I had […]

where we haven’t been

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Since the New Year we’ve gone to Disney World for 9 days, Chicago for 7 days, to Phoenix for a weekend, an American Girl Fashion Show, The Huntington, a Foo Fighters concert and a Wiggles concert and gone letterboxing. We’ve had two birthdays, one birthday party, Easter, Girl Scout cookie booth sales and a recital. […]