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homebody wanna-be

By Tara Zandra | May 4, 2008

We’re supposed to be driving to Palm Springs right now, but yesterday morning when I was faced with all our weekend plans just after our week o’ plans, I decided the trip needed to be postponed. I bring it all upon myself so I’m not going to complain, I just needed to not have plans for today.

Friday afternoon, the girls and I surprised Chris and picked him up at work so we could all go to Disneyland! It was a lovely afternoon and evening and we had so much fun that we decided we need to do this more often while Chris gets off work early. First we went into Disneyland and rode a few rides. Then we were heading over to California Adventure and the Disneyland’s parade was starting and we happened upon a prime spot. So we stopped and watched the parade. Daisy just loved it! She had that wonderous look on her face that 3-year olds get at Disneyland. She brought tears to my eyes, that one did. After the parade we did go to Adventure and took Daisy on her favorite ride- Monster’s Inc.- and then went to go eat dinner. Disney has the best veggie burgers. I don’t know how, but they do. Next we went to the back of the park to wait for the Electrical Parade and found another great spot right before it started. Again, Daisy was in awe. Tabitha enjoyed it because we missed seeing it last year so it’s been a long time for her. Next, we slowly made our way out of the park and into Disneyland. We hit a few more rides and called it a night at 11:30pm. Daisy conked out on the walk to the car and Tabitha soon followed once we were in the car.

Yesterday we all slept in until past 9 and had to quickly get ready for the day. First we needed to stop at our Webkinz store because to pick up the girls’ prize for the coloring contest. They also used their coupons from the extravaganza so Daisy picked out the Leopoard and Tabitha chose a figure. They each received a mouse pad for their prize so that’s plenty of stuff. Next we went to open gym. Tabitha asked for help on her cartwheel and I think she made a bit of progress. Daisy played and spent the last 15 minutes doing the zip line over and over again.

Next we went out to the dance studio for Student Appreciation Day. They had sno-cones and a bounce house for the kids. It was pre-registration for summer and fall classes too so I attended to that business. Tabitha will be moving into the beginning ballet for 10-12 year olds. I wasn’t sure about that since she won’t be 10 until Jan. so I spoke with her teacher. She didn’t realize Tabitha’s birthdate when she wrote the recommendation so we also talked with the director and we came to the conclusion that the older class will be a better fit. Next I got Daisy signed up in their intro to dance class for the summer but again had to talk to the director to decide on her fall class. Since Daisy already takes a structured class once a week without me (gymnastics) and she’ll be doing the half hour class during the summer, she’s going to go ahead and do the one hour ballet and tap combo in the fall. It’s going to mean I’ll be at the studio for a solid two hours but it’s better than driving out there twice a week, I guess.

And then, after all that, in the afternoon Chris and I worked in the front yard. We didn’t have enough bark (of course) so we’ll be going to Lowe’s today to buy maybe 8 more bags and then I’d like it to be finished for goodness sakes! This was supposed to be a simple project, weed hill, lay out landscaping fabric, set up garden statues, cover with bark, done. Instead it’s been a week and a half of constantly needing to buy something else to make it work. As it is, landscaping edging was also supposed to be placed, but that task proved way harder than I intended so I scrapped that idea.

So today I’d like to work on sewing, get to a farmer’s market or the local farm store, finish the hill, clean the bathrooms and kitchen, clean the fishbowls, and play a computer game with Chris. Or maybe just sit around and ignore everything else :)

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2 Responses to “homebody wanna-be”

  1. Marion Goulding Says:
    May 4th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Oh you are so luckyt to live around Disneyland!!
    I can just imagine the wonderful memories your daughters will have when they are grown!!!

    I vote for sit around and ignore all the other things you were going to do today…they will wait…LOL

    have a good one!
    Marion

  2. Vanessa Says:
    May 5th, 2008 at 10:50 am

    You know, I read “won’t be 10 until Jan.” and thought “Wow, 10, that’s really old!” Then it hit me that Gillian will also be 10 then. It’s amazing, especially when I remember them as 18-month-old toddlers sitting in the sandbox in your back yard. :)

    Gillian did a ballet/tap combo class a few years ago, and the only issue I had was that the ballet half always ran long and tap got squished into 15-20 minutes at the end. I wish they would’ve switched it around so tap came first at least some of the time. She really liked it, though; it wasn’t until she moved into the more intense ballet-only class that she decided dancing was not for her.

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