Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Last week Jason's brother Shane came to visit from Louisiana. Jason just found out about his brother and 2 other siblings when they contacted him a few years ago through Myspace. There has been talk of visits ever since and this summer Shane came out. We had a lot of fun with him here and were sad to see him go. The kids just loved having Uncle Shane around to play with.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kung Zhu

We recently had the opportunity to review a new Zhu Zhu pet called Kung Zhu. Porter invited some friends over to check out the new toy and accessories.

The whole set up took over my dinning room. It is big and was not very easy to find a place to store it.

The kids played with the whole set up, training and fort, but eventually just played with the battle arena.

It is a fun toy and the the kids had a great time playing with it. The technology in these hamsters is really amazing, but it is lost on a bunch of six year old boys. I think older kids would understand it more, but the kids had a great time just playing with them and battling.

DISCLAIMER: I received Kung Zhu pets for each party attendee and the complete playset. These are my opinions and I received no monetary compensation for writing this review.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Liesl told me today that she would like to be named Clarabel. She said that she would like me to call her Clarabel, but everyone else could call her Liesl. I used it a few times today when she didn't respond to Liesl and she looked at my right away. I didn't blog the year Liesl was born, so only family and friends know this, but when Liesl Maedchen was born we named her Charlotte Mae. The name was just not working for me, so when she was 8 weeks we started calling her Liesl. Liesl knows we changed her name because we have talked about it and I will joke sometimes and call her Charlotte. I call her Liesl, Munch, Lee Lee, Maedchen and Munchie Maedchen, so I guess I can add Clarabel to the list if that is what she wants.

picture summer day 12

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

picture summer day 7

3 inches

The kids have had a pair of scissors on their craft table for years and never cut their hair. Liesl got a new pair of scissors for her birthday in March and she has cut her hair twice and Porter cut his once with them. I have put that pair of scissors away, but for some reason they end up on the craft table again and again. Liesl has asked to cut her hair, but she wants it really short like a friend of hers, I am not ready for hair that short, so i gave her a trim today. Jason told me to take her into a professional because clearly I am not a barber , but I cut it myself. It is not that great, but it works and Liesl is happy.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Picture Summer Day 6 OB Pier

When is summer going to get here? If we have another cloudy day I might have to take the kids back to Palm Desert for a week just to get some sun.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Picture Summer day 2

Porter had the day off, so we went to the San Diego Botanical Gardens with a friend.