Monday, August 31, 2009

Beach Day

This is our last week before school starts, so I have a list of places I want to take the kids. Today we went to OB, our favorite beach! Porter is not a fan of the beach, so when I told him where we were going he was a little bummed. Porter usually fights me on going, but I told him it was our last beach day of the summer he said "okay we can go". Liesl loves the beach, so she was happy to go and play with her friends.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Queen Califia's Magical Circle

Queen Califia's Magical Circle is a pretty special place. I had never been there before, so when my friend suggested going there I was really excited. We went at the worst time you could possibly go and still had fun. It was so hot there, I was pretty miserable, but I was able to find a spot in the shade and relaxed for a little while.

I look forward to going there again when it is cooler.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

so grown up

Liesl looks so grown up with her bangs, that the ticket taker at the zoo asked me how old she was. As he was taking my tickets he said "how old is the little one?" I panicked and said " two and a half" Porter then said "I am five" I was so scared that Porter would correct me and tell the truth. I felt so bad for the rest of the day that I lied about that in front of my children. I have no problem buying a pass for Liesl, I just wanted to try and wait until our passes expire and renew them all together. It is not easy for me to break rules, never has been, so we are going to buy Liesl her own membership. She has been asking for her own card anyway, so she will be happy about it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I took Liesl in to get a hair cut yesterday and she got bangs! I think she looks so grown up now.

Monday, August 17, 2009

a trip to the dentist

Last week I took the kids to the dentist. I had previously taken them to a pediatric dentist, but they are old enough now for my dentist to see them. Liesl had 4 cavities last time and 3 this time. I brush her teeth every day and the Dr. said that she has really deep groves in her molars and poor enamel, so no amount of brushing will help. Porter has good teeth, but he needs to stop sucking his thumb. The Dr. said that Porter is altering the way his face would naturally look and that freaked me out. I was just going to let him suck his thumb for as long as he wanted to, but now we are going to try and have him stop. We are not going to do anything until after school starts and see how things go then. He is really attached to the blanket that he snuggles with when he is sucking his thumb. He has even told me before that he loves me as much as his blanket. It will be interesting to see how this goes.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Moonlight Beach

We hadn't been to Moonlight Beach in a while, so my friend and I packed our kids in her car and went. It took a little work, but we fit three car seats in her car.

The kids played at the playground for quite a while before we went down to the beach. The water was so nice and warm, I actually went in to my chest this time. Liesl loved going out into the waves with me and Porter was happy just running around chasing the waves on the shore. After the beach we all had some ice cream before heading home. It was a really fun day.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sea World

Last Tuesday I got an email from Sea World asking if we would like to come to the park the following day for a special announcement at the dolphin show. The last time we were there we were in the middle of a camping trip and didn't get to stay very long, so I canceled the kids dentist appointments and we went.
The kids were really into the pre-show entertainment and wouldn't look at me for a photo.

I had never taken the kids to the dolphin show before and they loved it. I loved the dolphin show as a kid and I think it all started when I was picked to go up during one of the shows. I had the certificate they gave me up in my room for years and even put down "dolphin trainer" as one of my career choices in elementary school. The dolphins are just cool and I really liked the show too. The big announcement is that after Labor day the current show will end, and in May 2010 a new show called 'Blue Horizon' will debut. The new show will have birds and acrobatics along with the dolphins and sounds like a lot of fun. I imagine the new show being similar to Cirque de la Mer which the kids really like as well. The kids really enjoyed all the acrobatics and the large ball that was floating around with a man in it. Hard to explain, but the kids really enjoyed it. We also went to the dog and cat show and that is always a hit with the kids. My mom, the kids and I all had a really nice time.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Friendship Day

Yesterday we went over to a friend's house to celebrate Friendship Day. The kids made cards and put them in everyone "mail box". Porter and Liesl were so happy with their cards and had such a fun time playing with their friends. It was a great idea and we look forward to doing it again next year.

cooling off in the pool

Sunday, August 02, 2009

a night out

Saturday night the kids had their first sleep over at my sister's house. We met up with some friends at El Dorado for drinks and dancing. I Twittered them an hour before we went and got on the guest list, so that was nice.
I met up with a photographer who asked me to make a scarf for him. I made it months ago, but never had it with me when I ran into him. We had a really fun time at El Dorado and the kids had a fun time at their Auntie's house.