Archive for April, 2010

Wiped out

Friday, April 30th, 2010

It’s been a heck of a looooong day. We didn’t have book club this morning so that was leisurely but then it was park for a couple hours, then to the dance store for new dance shoes for both girls, then to the Webk!nz store (okay, that wasn’t a *need* but it’s literally around the […]

there were cupcakes

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Daisy went to a party this evening at Color Me Mine- one of those ceramic painting places. There was painting and there were cupcakes. Meanwhile, in a town not to far away, Tabitha was eating a cupcake at a Girl Scout meeting.
Read the book!

My eyes are crossed

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

I have been staring at this computer for far too long today. Between the Webk!nz thing and lots of curriculum research I am worn out. I’m desperately trying to find a way to organize all I would like to get for lessons in a way that lets me see at a glance the items I […]

absolutely nothing

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

That’s pretty much what we did today. Daisy was too sick to go to dance so we were just at the studio for a little bit for Tabitha’s lesson. Then we came home and Tabitha decided she was more tired than she’s ever been in her life and collapsed on the sofa. I sent her […]

day of mon

Monday, April 26th, 2010

I didn’t feel like posting so I took a picture of Tabitha petting the cat to upload instead, but in the pic, the cat looked mean and mangy, which she is neither, so I decided against it.
I’ve spent the better part of the last 6 hours on Webk!nz because of a special event they have […]

I miss my big chair

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Once upon a time we had a big, comfy chair in the living room under the windows. It was the best spot in the world to sit in the spring with the fabulous cross breeze in this house. Alas, it eventually broke and went away. That spot is now the music and art center. Now, […]

nice little day

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

The girls started the morning with sword fighting. Daisy was dressed as Cinderella and Tabitha was a pirate and they were fighting with a light saber and a hook and sword. For next time Tabitha would like us to figure out a jedi princess outfit for her. I think we’ll be repurposing the Grecian dress […]

and so it goes

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Normal Friday, not much to write about. We had book club this morning where Daisy and I took a walk in our attempt to find out where the constant flow of gutter water was coming from. We found a storm drain outlet or whatever that was pouring water out, but that didn’t really answer our […]

if you give a mom the internet

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

So I was researching composer and artist biographies. There’s a particular series that I like and I was taking the time to write down all the books so I could then look up their date of births and put them in order. From this I found the author also does a series on scientists and […]

good wed.

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Tabitha had a field trip this morning at a paint your own wood piece place. It was put together by a friend of mine who teaches an American Girl literature class through a homeschool co-op and the project was for the girls to paint a treehouse for the mini American Girl dolls. She invited Tabitha […]

those type of days

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Horrible day. Worst in a long time. Today I relied on Webk!nz, Cake Wrecks, Awkward Family Photos, and 1000 Awesome Things to pull me out. That last one I just discovered today and it was nice to read so much positive without it being saccharin. I’ve added it to my daily blog list which is […]

“it’s a small world”

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Small World outfit- Done! Daisy wore it to Disneyland yesterday so I took lots of pics in front of the attraction. She’s wearing a long sleeve shirt underneath since it was cool in the morning and of course I didn’t get a single picture later after it had been taken off, but that’s okay.
I […]


Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Just got home from 14 hours at Disneyland.
I hope to recover by Wednesday.
Good night now.

nothing like the last minute

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

So I have the most intricate applique that I’ve ever attempted sitting on my table. Not to mention I haven’t appliqued anything in over a year. Yet, I didn’t even start working on it until this evening and I want it finished Saturday night. Oh, and I also need to make a pair of pants […]

taking it easy

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Tabitha has a bit of a virus which makes her very tired so our days are pretty easygoing right now. She can do one activity and then need to rest for half an hour or so. At one point today though she was tired enough that she was teary and unable to stop so I […]


Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

This evening I had a choice between editing and uploading pictures or taking a hot bath with my book.
Notice the lack of pictures.
And then we watched Glee.
‘Twas a good Tuesday.

first day

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I started math with Daisy today and it went just fine. Clearly it’s easy as can be, but I’m talking more about her attitude. I was sort of afraid that seeing Tabitha do math would scare her off since Tabitha’s math takes a long time to get through and must seem boring as hell to […]

busy, yet not

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

It doesn’t seem like today was busy, and yet, we did a lot of stuff. We went to lunch with my in-laws, then back to their house for visiting, then home where I finished putting the skirt on Daisy’s Small World shirt, then I ran to the fabric store for thread, quick dinner, then Lucy […]

going about our business

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

We had a slow and easy morning which led into an early lunch because Chris and Tabitha headed out to a 1 o’ clock Kings game. Unfortunately the Kings lost, but they still had a good time at the last regular season game this season. While they were gone, Daisy and I walked to the […]

forgot about Easter

Friday, April 9th, 2010

I never did talk about Easter, did I? We had three of them, in a way. Last Friday we had an egg hunt and potluck with our park group. Then on Saturday we went to my in-laws’ and had full Easter brunch with them, my BIL and his gf and her kids, as well as […]

button pushing

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

So when I’m not feeling well, or in a bad mood or whatever, the kids are so sweet and understanding and do whatever they can to help me have an easier day. But if I’m in a great mood those same two kids decide to push every button I have in their attempt to ruin […]


Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

That’s a good sound, not a scream
Let me tell you, it has been so nice to not wake up in a panic thinking “What do I absolutely, positively have to get done today?!” I was so relaxed this morning I did yoga and a full workout. I even have an appt. later […]

just a tuesday

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Nothing really interesting to report for today. We had dance classes early this morning and violin this afternoon. In between Tabitha did French, spelling and math and Daisy read to me at violin.
I talked to Daisy a bit about dancing because she mentioned wanting to be in her normal class this summer (as opposed to […]

party time

Monday, April 5th, 2010

I’ve finally got Daisy’s party pictures up as well. Enjoy!

American Girl Place

Monday, April 5th, 2010

I forgot about our trip to Ameircan Girl Place for the girls’ birthdays. I just finished those pictures and they are up on their own page.
American Girl Place
Now, onto party pictures (after I take care of children’s lunch needs).

Disneyland Hotel

Monday, April 5th, 2010

I put Disneyland Hotel photos up on facebook. Rather than go to the trouble of adding them here as well, if you are interested in the newly renovated Disneyland Hotel room photos, please click here. The album is public so the link will work even if we are not facebook friends.
I’m working on Daisy’s birthday […]

cheater post

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

No time to blog. So here’s a pic of Daisy taken today mid-flight.


Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Since I haven’t been up to blogging the last couple of days, I thought I’d quickly dash off something Daisy said on Saturday. The girls dance performance was at a private school (a rather nice looking one at that) and so Daisy says, “When I grow up, if I’m not a normal adult, I think […]