Monday, July 20, 2009

a perfect summer weekend

Friday started out with a trip to the Handlery pool to swim. We had planed on going to the Lafayette pool, but they were having an adults only event. More than half of the shallow end is 3 feet, so Porter had a really fun time swimming around. Friday night we had friends over for tacos and it turned into a porch party with dancing. We all had a really good time.

Saturday morning we walked over to a local coffee shop for breakfast and then over to the Gay Pride parade. We had a fun time and the kids did not ask any questions about all the people walking around in their underwear. The only thing Porter said on the walk home was "those people have paint on their legs"
Saturday night the kids spent this night at my parent's house, so Jason and I could go out. Our friends Kristine and Gregg were celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their company Premise at their cool new office. After the party we went to U31 and the Whistle Stop for some dancing.

Sunday was spent hanging out at my parent's house by the pool.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Puppet Show

My friend Iris took some great photos of the kids at the puppet show yesterday. These are my favorites.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fun day at Balboa Park

a ride on the "miracle round"

a picnic in the park
a coffee with friends
kids running around
wine at the zoo
a puppet show

an amazing summer night with friends

Monday, July 13, 2009


Check out this really cool bike I would love to have!

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

Friday, July 10, 2009

"is this dead flamango?"

I am not a huge fan of eating meat, but Liesl loves to eat it when we go to my parent's house. I like to call it what it is, so she knows that pork is dead pig and beef is dead cow. Porter calls dried mango "flamango" even though I have told him many times it is just mango. Porter also calls the flamingos at the Zoo "flamango". Naturally, Liesl has taken to calling flamingos and mango "flamango" as well. In the car yesterday she was eating some mango and asked "is this dead flamango?". I had to explain that what she was eating was a fruit and a flamingo is a bird and we don't eat flamingos. Then she told me that if there was a dead flamingo in the river we could swim to it and get it and eat it. I was laughing so hard and all I cold say to that was "I guess we could".

Monday, July 06, 2009

Balboa Park

Last week Porter wanted to go to the Science Museum, but by the time we got there we only had 10 min before it closed. Porter was happy enough with what we got to see, but wanted to check out the butterfly garden after. We were there a few months ago and didn't see any butterflies, this time we saw two Monarch butterflies flying around and the kids loved it.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Porter's Birthday Party

Every year we celebrate Porter and his cousin Henry's birthday on the Saturday of the 4th of July weekend. On their first birthday we had a big party, but the last three years we have just had a small party for them. Since they were turning 5 this year we decided to have a big party again. The kids had a blast swimming all day only got out of the pool for the pinata and cake.
Porter and Henry both got a set of Bakugan balls and spent a good part of the day playing with them.
The kids had a great time in this boat my mom bought for them. They all took turns riding around the pool in it and sliding down the slide into it.

Me and my sister.