Wednesday, November 07, 2012


Porter never lets me photograph him anymore. I don't know if it was because I let him have some coke at a birthday party or what, but he let me take a few! lola9-9 porter lola9-21 lola9-30

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Creativity for Kids Craft Party

Today I hosted a craft party using a few different kits from Creativity for Kids at my friend's home. The girls had a fun time making necklaces, headbands and bracelets with the help of their moms. The kits provided us with everything we needed to make the crafts, even the scissors and glue. We started out making the Pop Art Necklaces and it ended up being the only things the girls, mostly around 6 years, could make on their own. It was a really fun morning crafting and hanging out with friends!
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A big thank you to Heidi and Matilda for opening up their home for this fun morning! DISCLAIMER: I was given the product to host a craft party. These are my opinions and I received no monetary compensation for writing about the party.

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Sailor's Adventure

Liesl drew some pictures yesterday and started telling me the story as I was looking at them. I told her we should write the story down, she dictated and I typed. You can read it on her blog.

Friday, August 03, 2012

a busy friday

To end our week of fun we had our friends Ava and Maya over for the day. Our plans to meet some friends at the bay had to be changed because Ava and Maya forgot their swimsuits. I had everything packed for a day out so we went to Trolley Barn Park for a few hours. After the park we went over to The Children's Museum. It was not busy at all and the kids had fun! blog-78 blog-79 blog-80

Thursday, August 02, 2012

North Park Library

At our local library, the summer reading program includes special guests every Thursday. Today a man brought in a few different animals so show and talk about. It was a nice presentation and the kids had fun. blog-74 blog-75 blog-76 blog-77

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The Lafayette Hotel

Today we met some friends at the Lafayette Hotel to swim in their pool. It is fun to play in the pool, have a drink and relax like you are on vacation. blog-70 blog-71 blog-72 blog-73

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Adventure Playground

I found out about adventure playground a few days ago when Secret Agent Josephine posted a photo on Instagram. IMG_6470 My sister-in-law and her friend came with us and my sister drove down with her kids. We got there a little after 12:30 and right after a bus full of kids showed up so it was busy for the first few hours. Porter just wanted to hammer and saw for the first hour, not wanting to get wet. IMG_6474
After he observed the rope bridge he decided he could cross it without getting wet and he did a few times before he fell. IMG_6531 IMG_6533
Once he fell in he was fine and went on the rafts and mud slide. IMG_6559
Liesl and Miranda spent the majority of their time on the rafts. IMG_6487
"this is cold but awesome" Liesl
The kids were a wet dirty mess at the end of the day but, they had such a fun time, I know we will be making a trip up again.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Lemonade Stand

We set up a lemonade/ice tea/cookie stand today! The kids made $28! We are going to have a few more this summer and donate the money to their school. photo-68 photo-67 photo-66

Monday, July 16, 2012

Kirk Creek Campground - Big Sur

Last week we went camping with some friends in Big Sur. Neither of us had ever been up there so we were looking forward to it. Our first night there we stayed in campsite number 13. The site was all dirt and surrounded by poison oak so, when the ranger asked us the next morning if we wanted to move we said yes. Untitled bigsur-4550 The little tent on the right is the one we slept in. We borrowed a tent from my friend because I was afraid we would be too cold in the one we have. Well we forgot to get the poles for the tent so we all had to sleep in one little tent we brought for the kids to play in. Untitled bigsur-4585 We moved to site 19 and it was all grass and overlooking the water. bigsur-4617
Here are the kids hiking down to the water from our campground. bigsur-4803
 The mornings were so cold but, the kids really didn't mind. bigsur-4837 bigsur-4924
 We had some fun times but after two nights sleeping like this... P1050783holford
 We decided to pack up and drive down to San Louis Obispo and sleep in a hotel.