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“Mom! I didn’t cry at my short cut.” ~ Paul So proud of my boy for finally making it through a haircut without crying. As an added bonus, I think it is super adorable that he calls haircuts shortcuts.
While on vacation I had the opportunity to read quite a bit. I randomly chose the book The Help and loved it. The book is set in 1962 in Jackson, Mississippi, just 7 years after Rosa wouldn’t get off a bus and one year before the Woolworth Sit-in. While I was reading it I was [...]
There is something comforting about coming back to the same beach house and the same beach you have been to before. You settle in real quick like as if no days have passed. This year we had that experience. We spent another we at the Pineapple Cottage on Seal Beach, California. We had lazy mornings, [...]
Annie continues to LOVE the beach. She plays out in the ocean getting tossed by wave after wave until she can’t take it any more. Then she rushes up the beach and tosses herself onto the warm sand and covers her self in sand. Over and over the same routine occurs. She can’t seem to [...]
Kimberly gets so excited when the waves are approaching her. She literally jumps for joy each time the surf comes up. Going out in the ocean with Daddy is her favorite thing to do. She likes to go with him best because he can stand farther out and help her when she tires. She also [...]
Madeline learned to body surf this year. She was so proud that she was able to go out farther in the ocean. No longer is she too afraid, she can safely swim out and ride the waves without constant fear that she will be sucked away. However, when I go out farther in the ocean [...]
Paul went in the ocean this year. I wouldn’t say he loved it but he certainly was able to get in at least once a day. He loves to dig, run and eat at the beach. He loves the cheetos I packed and everyday he would ask for plenty of snacks and cheetos at the [...]
Today was the day I finally crossed number 11 off my 50 by 50 list. The kids and I made a sandcastle kingdom. Bill created a moat and barrier from the ocean, which actually worked very well. It was a fun thing to do. Once built the kids went around the beach looking for things [...]
Paul finally made it out in the ocean this year. Last year he spent all his time scooping sand on the beach and only went in the water when we took him kicking and screaming all the way. I wouldn’t call him a beach baby, but I am amazed that he is even out there [...]
We should have named her Sandy Jr.
“Mom can I keep the dead fish head?” ~ Annie “NO!” ~ Mommy and Daddy in unison Yup, we are back at Seal Beach. On our first stroll down the beach this afternoon Annie found a fish head. She thought it would be a good souvenir. Sometimes I don’t even know where this child is [...]
Kung Fu Panda 2 opened at the beginning of summer. I knew that a main theme of the movie was adoption and I waited for others to see it to give me reviews. Having two children who are adopted I worry about the impact that movies about adoption can have on them. In general movies [...]
Swim lessons are over for the summer. We had our last class on July 14, 2011. It seems weird to be done with swimming so early. This summer is flying by and because of the early start to school this year the summer is almost over. The kids all did really well in their classes. [...]
While swimming this summer I noticed something interesting; Paul has a unusually long ability to hold his breath, so much that his swim teacher said it was “unnatural”. I had to laugh at the college aged life gaurd’s choice of words but honestly I have to agree. Paul can swim from one end of our [...]
Paul is the last three year old I will get to parent! This thought brings a huge smile to my face. I am sure there will be other ages that I will despise in the coming years but for right now three is year I abhor most. Not one of my kids went through the [...]
Bill has been working crazy long hours this month. I decided it would be fun for the kids and I to take a short trip to San Diego and Sea World. I was trying to find good rates on the internet. I was planning to take the kids on my own, but when I was [...]
The kids and I went to Sea World San Diego last week with Aunt Steph. We all had a fun time. The kids were so excited to see the Shamu character. So much that they almost tipped him over. Shamu was able to regain balance and we got a fun photo with him.
“Mom, I picked this flower just for you.” ~ Paul “Aww, thanks.” ~ Mommy while my heart was melting Paul was lagging behind at Sea World and I had no idea what was taking him so long. I was about to loose patience with him when he presented me with this flower and spoke in [...]
While orders were piling in I tried to spend some quality time with my family over the holiday weekend. Friday night we had a BBQ and bike parade with friends and family. It was such fun for everyone. The kids loved the bike parade and had such a fun time decorating and riding their bikes [...]
Our family loves to go out to a park, hang out, eat junk food and watch fireworks. Like most American’s we do this at least once per year. We went out to Anthem on Saturday night and Aviano park on Monday night. Both nights we had fun relaxing and being together. Thankfully the storms held [...]« Previous Entries