Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Today is the first official day of summer for our family. I have compiled a list of things I want to accomplish, just because. Things I want to do. After running a bunch of errands, I got In N Out for lunch. You can't lose with that. The burger and fries are always perfect. Even though I live in So. Cal, I don't often go there, so it was a treat. I also went to the library. One of my goals for the summer is to go to the library and pick an adult book. I spent almost an hour just looking at all the possibilities. I ended up with two paperback fiction books. Perfect for another goal: to sit outside and read just for fun. That goal will have to happen on another day.
Here is to a great beginning of summer!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Friday, July 11, 2008
Doesn't he look peaceful in this picture?
As a child, I hated naps. As an adult, I wish that I could take them. My son is in the first category. He does not want to take a nap, and thinks he does not need a nap. Unfortunately, an alien takes over on afternoons he does not nap. My normally well behaved child turns into one of those kids from Super Nanny that hit, throw temper tantrums, and run around the house throwing things and doing everything you tell him not to. Of course, I am usually exhausted myself and want nothing more to do with him. On the days that prince charming naps, not only do I get a nice little break myself, he is usually much easier to deal with. When he naps, my son is a friendly, outgoing, and generally helpful child. He will pick up his clothes and dishes. He will cooperate. The world is a much better place. He even sleeps better at night when he has a nap, so we all get better sleep.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Today, we did a park and lunch. As a mom, I have discovered that parks are generally a good place to meet other moms. Also, it is a good place to meet a mom friend to chat while the kids play. Of course, once it is too hot to play, lunch is a big hit. Today, we did Ruby's. The food is fairly good, and they have milkshakes. A bonus for my son is that he gets cherries.
Yesterday, we got a plastic pool at Wal Mart. I have been looking for one, since ours broke. Hopefully, we will get time to play tomorrow.
Ah, Wal Mart... I do try to avoid that store. Although, the one close to us is a pretty upscale one and I can usually find good deals on stuff. I took Andrew over there to spend a birthday gift card. He had lots to choose from and ended up with a transformer that I could not figure out. Needless to say, Carl had to come to my rescue last night.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Carl and Andrew petting stingrays
It is Mother's day. As usual, we had a busy weekend. Carl started it off by going to Bible Study on Saturday at 8am. As for me, 8am is a little too early for me. I just have to convince Andrew of that fact. He did manage to sleep until 7:30. By the time Carl got home from bible study and his errands, we were about ready to go. Granted, that was 3 hours later. Somehow, things take more time with a 4 year old wanting to play daddy airplane and baby airplane.
We went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and got annual passes. We spent most of the time watching Andrew climb and watching and petting stingrays and starfish. It was a nice time for all of us. We also had a nice picnic lunch outside. Of course, we all came home and napped. It was a good day.