Thursday, August 28, 2008

new dress

I bought this fabric a few months ago to make a dress for Liesl. I never got around to it until yesterday when Liesl asked for a yellow dress. Liesl was looking at a book and the girl had on a yellow dress, so she wanted one too. I got out this fabric and I asked her if she liked it and she said "yes". I made the dress and it is a little big, but she does not like it now because it is not pink. I had to tell her I would give her a piece of candy if she put it on for a photo, she never asked for it, but I kind of feel bad for doing that. Anyway, I think it is such a cute dress and hope she wears it someday.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Soccer Time

Porter's coach called me on Sunday to tell me that soccer practice starts on Thursday. We registered in June, so Porter has been talking about soccer for a while now and is really excited. There is a store a few blocks from us that only sells soccer equipment, so I walked up there yesterday to buy Porter his gear. Porter was so excited to buy his cleats, shin guards, socks and ball, he wanted to put them on right when we got to the park. My first instinct was to say "no" and make him wait until Thursday to wear them, but then I realized that it was no big deal and let him put them on at the park. We kicked that ball around for a while and had a fun time. I took a picture of him when we got home and then he wanted me to take a picture of him showing his shin guards.

Friday, August 22, 2008

three days

I grew a strawberry tomato. My good friend and fellow blogger signed me up for a gardening class this fall. I can't wait to really learn about gardening and hang out with my friend, without kids!

I went on a 20 mile bike ride to Point Loma last night, we stopped at The Pearl for a drink before we rode home. It was a fun ride, but it was really easy and since I ride the kids around all the time, when I am riding with out them I want to push myself. When I ride with the kids that is my free leisure time, it is hard. but I want to push myself further when I an riding without the kids. Maybe I need to go on more rides with Jason, but it is just hard because we have kids. We each go out quite a bit, but we maybe go out together once or twice a month if we are lucky.
Tonight we went to Balboa Park to watch a movie. The kids had fun and fell asleep by the time we got home. Friday we are going too House of Blues to see a band and have fun.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Park

Last week we went and checked out this new park by my friend's house. It has a water feature just like the one at this park that is about 25 minutes away, so I was excited to have one close to us. I am not sure if there is a name for the park, but it was down by the bay in Barrio Logan. The kids had a great time playing and I had a great time chatting with my friend.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


About two months ago I rode my friends fixed gear bike down the block and loved it! I have talked about wanting to get one for myself ever since, but Jason needed a new bike before me, so I knew it would be a while. Last Thursday Jason rode his friends fixed gear and started talking about getting one. All the time I talked about getting one he would make comments about it, saying things like "I don't get what the big deal is". So, when I got an email from him about a Craig's List add yesterday I just laughed. Was he seriously thinking about getting one before ME? He just bought a really nice road bike a month ago! We found a nice single speed bike that we both can ride and it can be converted to a fixed gear later. So, yeah we bought a bike last night, Jason rode it to work today and I am going to take it out tonight on my weekly bike ride.

Monday, August 11, 2008


I have not had much luck with my garden this year and these buggers have had a field day with my tomatoes.

Anyone have any idea why my tomatoes are like this on the bottom?

Sunday, August 03, 2008


Porter, Savannah and Liesl

religion part 4

I did not know there was going to be a part 4, but her goes.....

Today we were at my parent's house, Porter and my Mom were playing in the pool and there was talk of who was bigger and that Porter would be big one day too. Porter said that the "man who made the Earth was really really big" and my Mom asked him if he knew the name of the man who made the earth. Porter said "no" and my Mom said "god" and Porter said something like, I like god or I love god. I can't speak for my Mom, but from what I gather, I think, that she thinks, that children know about god even if you don't tell them. I know it is what she believes to be true, but it is not what Jason and I believe, so I really don't like her telling Porter about it like it is fact. I don't care if she talks about god with the kids I just want her preface it with "this is what I believe to be true" I know my Mom will share her beliefs and that is fine, I grew up in a church and I don't think it hurts people or it is bad. I just want my kids to know that there are a lot of beliefs out there and there is not just one way to think or one set of beliefs that they can follow if they choose to do so. Anyway, I love my family and I had a nice Sunday with them.