Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This week when I was staining the fence I was once again one can short -- arg!
What was most annoying was if I had about a 1/2 cup more of stain I would have been able to finish all the cutting in which would have left only rolling to do -- oh well.
Guess I'll be heading back to Lowes this week.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
We've already started to have our snacks -- and today, our lunch -- on it. I'm finding the whole not-needing-to-sweep-afterwards a big plus.
Now I need seat cushions. I'm thinking yellow or orange -- or maybe I'll just find the perfect print somewhere.
Any ideas? Know any good tutorials on easy-to-make pillows? (Stress on the easy-to-make part.)
Friday, June 26, 2009
I know my girls are so young and the number of activities will only grow and hence their schedules will only get more packed as the years progress.
I just feel like I'm always waking someone up -- who doesn't want to be woken up -- to get to ballet in the afternoon, rushing to pack things to get to swim class on time or trying to tweak Maddie's schedule so she won't have a breakdown in the middle of Katie's gymnastics class.
Today, Katie started tap class with her partner in crime.
And I was reminded that I chose to do this -- that I want to do this, because I love seeing her excited to try new things and I love that smile.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I think I have some patentable ideas -- the chocodilla being a prime example.
Tonight it was dessert pizza. Sometimes we make it a smores pizza with chocolate and marshmallow. Tonight was cinnamon sugar, chocolate and icing.
Katie asked if we could make the icing pink.
Shocking I can't get to my pre-baby weight isn't it?
Monday, June 22, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Checked out hundreds of butterflies at the exhibit in Santa Barbara.
Played at the park with friends.
Went over to the Adkins house and the girls did dinner and bath time with Lauren and Jake.
Got some planting done.
Lonely week. Papa was out of town since Sunday and just got back today.
House got broken into. We were lucky. We weren't home and they didn't take much, just emptied out virtually every drawer in the house.
Thank you Ray for coming over so quickly and putting a new door in. Gave me peace of mind.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Our friend Roberto taught Katie to put ice down people's pants this past weekend.
Katie thought it was hilarious.
She actually fell down laughing -- pretty funny.
Katie-ism for the day: As she is packing up play butter in her backpack to go to on her trip, “Mama, dem ran out of butter in “In-ga-lind.” (That's how she pronounces England)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
It's amazing the amount of stamina the kids have developed in one short year.
The kids picked for about an hour, which was a lot longer than last year.
I've been nibbling on them and they are so sweet.
And, the cost is cheap, especially when you have some decent three-year old laborers to pick them!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
There were about 40 people in the audience. I thought she might get a scared.
"Why was my show not so long?" was her question when I got her after her performance was over.
"I want to be in that show too," pointing the the group that was currently on stage.
Headed up to the Bay Area after the show.
Great grandma Beth recently had cataract surgery and is now sans glasses so you can see her baby blues again.
The girls visiting with her...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
So, I shouldn't be surprised when she comes out of her room looking like this...
Later, I found this picture on my camera. Papa must have snapped it during the subsequent swimming adventure in her room.
Monday, June 1, 2009
We hiked back out to return them only to find the water completely dried up.
Papa had to hike up the rocky riverbed to find some water while Katie, Maddie and I waited.Katie was obsessed with writing her name on the trail on the way back. We must have stopped at least 10 times to perform this task.
Later we wished our friends Ellie, Lara and baby Luca well before their extended trip to Italy.
And what better to share with friends but some cupcakes.
One of my finds...
I think I'm going to paint it either a soft yellow or a bright light maybe even turquoise blue.
Can't decide. What do you think?