Archive for August, 2008

Last weekend of summer

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

I know it’s not really and in all previous years I’ve refused to trea it like the end of summer. But then I wait until fall really starts to plan anything fall-ish and I find myself trying to cram everything in before it’s Halloween time. So, end of summer it is
Like most of […]


Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Today the girls and I went up to the local mountains to meet some of our friends from Park Day. We all climbed upstream through a small river and then filled a large bag with all the trash we found. Then one of the parents sat the kids down and talked to them about respecting […]


Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

In history today we read about Ashurbanipal and how the Assyrians attacked everybody even remotely near them. They created a rolling tower to help them breach city walls so tonight Tabitha and I built one out of Duplos. Then Tabi got the idea to build the little city being attacked so we had some fun […]

Ahoy there!

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Last Saturday:

Last Sunday:

Monday through Friday:
Nothing! No alarms, no lessons, no blogging, no schedules. Just glorious play time all the time. (Oh, and my car battery died (of course) so that was replaced).
Saturday past:


Today we were refreshed and had a full day of fun lessons including dying cloth purple (like the Phonecians) using blueberries (unlike the […]

It’s a good thing they aren’t in school

Friday, August 15th, 2008

If my kids were in school, I think we’d have a lot of late nights finishing up projects. We have to turn in Fair entries tomorrow and Chris and Tabi are still working on one project. When it’s done, Tabitha has to finish another project before she can go to bed. Daisy also just finished […]

If I was the Army, I’d have a lot done by now

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Instead, I’ve been awake since 4 and have accomplished nothing.
Daisy woke me up as she’s been doing almost every night. And why does she wake me up? Because she’s sad it’s not morning and she feels the need to cry on my shoulder about that unfair fact. Then 45-minutes later, she needed water. Then I […]

I don’t like thinking of titles

Monday, August 11th, 2008

I didn’t start getting dressed today until 9:00am so I felt an hour behind all day long, which I guess, effectively, I was. But aside from that lost hour, we packed a lot in. After practicing her violin, Tabitha and I started off with spelling and math during which time Daisy played by herself. By […]

the rest of the week

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Tabitha thoroughly enjoyed her day camp which just about makes all the hellish traffic worth it. Seriously, it took us 2 hours to get home Friday- I’d like to point out we do not live 120 miles away. So her class was called Expedition Archaeology and since Tabitha has expressed a desire to go into […]

A letter

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Dear People of LA,
Please drive more carefully. Stop getting into accidents on a daily basis. Especially if you are carrying cargo that might spill and result in 3 lanes being closed for the 3rd freaking day in a row!
The Anc Girls—- who are extremely tired of being stuck in the car for hours on […]

just what I needed

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

After sitting in traffic for 5.5 hours over two days, I came home today wiped out. My whole body ached- even my ears hurt. Tabitha definitely won’t be taking a day camp at this location again. Thankfully I have Chris who not only massaged my neck and let me sleep for a bit, he also […]


Monday, August 4th, 2008

The girls’ room is done being painted!

It’s not done being decorated, of course, since we’re still adding to the walls with themed items, but at least the big paint job is done. I must say again how much I love these colors together.
Tabitha started yet another day camp today. So after Daisy’s dance class […]

Play ball! (and paint)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

The other night while watching the Dodger game, they advertised an upcoming game that included free Dodger Build-a-Bears for kids. Did someone say free toys? We found a great deal on tix and today was the day. Of course it was a 1 o’ clock game so we slathered on sun screen and donned hats. […]

La Playa

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Today we headed out to Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for some exploration. It’s been a few years since we’ve been and they’ve remodeled in that time so it was nice to see the expansion areas. One building housed their nursery and we were able to see shark eggs and when I light was shined on them, […]

Where’s my beret?

Friday, August 1st, 2008

The girls started their painting project today. Miss Tabitha immediately donned the coveted beret so she would be official.

This prompted a bit of jealousy in the younger one so I had to quickly improvise.

They covered the whole thing in blue today but didn’t have time after it dried to do the second layer of turquoise. […]