I made my pumpkin white chocolate macadamia bars and they are yummy. I set 2 plates aside for Hector to take to work and a plate for us. I labelled the plates with stickers and left a sticker on his pager to remind him to take the pumpkin bars this morning. I guess I wasn't clear enough because he took the wrong plate (ours with all the ugly/crumbly bars). Good thing he had some free time to come home and exchange plates.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
It was nice to see Kat last night too. I hadn't see her since she went on her cruise to the Caribbean last week. She brought me back these cool slippers that look like Dutch clogs but they're really comfy. I'm wearing them now, Kat! Thanks so much!!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Another pumpkin I dealt with was the one I carved into our jack-o-lantern. Last year I used a carving kit which came out really nice. I remember putting the tools and stencils in a ziploc but that bag has disappeared in our black hole of a house. Although, I did find the Netfliz movies that we've had for 2 months and never watched. Okay, since I couldn't find the kit and didn't want to buy another one, I had Tyler draw a face that I carved out for him. He approved the final result.
Another pumpkin food we tried this year is pumpkin ice cream (Dreyers Grand). It tastes just like pumpkin pie! Yum, the kids love it and so do I.
Tonight we are going to a Halloween night at California Adventure. The Disney characters will be dressed in costume and I'm not sure what else will go on but the kids should lots of fun. More on that tomorrow...
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
At noon, Lupe (Hector's sister) and her son came by for a quick visit. Her son, N needs practice driving for his driver's license test so they drove out to our house. They made it here fine but I think Lupe was a bit anxious on the way. We had lunch at Kai's, a sushi place and sports bar. I tried the rainbow roll and dragon roll which was really good. We had to rush home to set off for the the Kings/Ducks game at Staples. The game was pretty good and the Kings seemed to have a slight edge for most of the game but the Ducks tied it up in the 3rd period. No team scored during the 5 minute overtime so they move on to shoot off which the Ducks won. Boo!
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
I am glad that the week is over and hopefully we can gather ourselves this weekend. Tyler has to elevate his arm up above heart level as much as he can this weekend to avoid swelling. The cast has not slowed him down much which is good, I think!
I don't think he would get a Harley like he rented since they can expensive but he has some models in mind. Our 10 year anniversay is coming up so that would be a great present to himself.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Tyler is in good spirits and he didn't seem too upset that his soccer season is over. :) He knows that he has to refrain from the monkey bars for at least a month. His story of the fall goes like this...he was going across the monkey bars as fast as he could and he fell on his bottom and his arm ended up hurting. Tyler kept everyone informed of his broken bones including me, the stock clerk at Longs, the pharmacist and of course my mom, who bent over backwards consoling him! Yeah, he's milking this for that he can...
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
On Monday, Hector pulled out Tyler's wiggly tooth. You can see the new one coming in where the first one was. Tyler was pleased to receive $1 from the tooth fairy and he quickly put it in his piggybank.
Poor Hector had a rough night/day. He was second call and usually he doesn't have to go in until 5 pm. but the hospital was busy so he went in at 7:30pm. He finished his cases and came home for a couple of hours before heading off to work again (4pm). He was still at work when I came home at 10pm where I had my drunk/sick friend incident. I went to bed at midnight and I remember Hector coming home & getting called in again sometime in the middle of the night. Usually, the second call gets the next day off or a very short caseload but not this time. I spoke to Hector earlier today and he said that he went in at 3am last night, stayed until his scheduled cases began at 7am and finished at 4pm. So now he is conked out on the sofa getting his much deserved sleep.
During the event, T had to use the bathroom a couple times..tiny bladder. We were a few miles from home and T insisted I stop at this park to let her pee. Huh? I had to park in the lot while the restroom was at the other end of the park at 10pm and she took off. I know for a fact she didn't go all the way to the restroom and we'll just leave it at that. We finally make it home and T goes to the bathroom. I send my mom off since she babysat and wait for T to emerge. About 30 minutes go by and she still is in there. I'm asking if she is okay, should I get her something or call her husband to pick her up since she wasn't 'well' enough to drive.
I get muffled responses so at 11pm I call M to pick his woman up. He arrives at 11:30pm and it takes us another 30 minutes to coax her out of the bathroom. Oy! I'm glad it wasn't me...been there, done that enough to never get myself in that situation ever again!
T calls this afternoon from work. I'm telling her she didn't seem blotto last night when we left the party but she said it was the combo of White Russians with the lethal mix of every alcohol in the Long Island did her in. She apologized which she didn't have to and said she had fun. That's my girl!
The Skybar is an open patio/courtyard with a small pool. There are nice nooks with bed/lounges and small tables to sit at. The bar is up some stairs where there are more tables and the grass covered podiums where 3 models stood looking bored. We managed to grab a table but it wasn't very crowded. The pictures of the bar are when people went downstairs and mingled at the pool area.
Overall, the event was okay. It was fun because it was at the Skybar which I saw still exclusive where one must be on the list to attend. It boils down to an overhyped bar that is really not that special. I didn't see any celebrities but I wasn't looking too hard. T and I posed for some pictures in front of the Instyle backdrop to get our Hollywood groove on!
Monday, October 16, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
The guys rode to Neptune's which is a roadhouse by Zuma beach. I guess it's a legendary biker hangout so they checked it out. They also rode through Topanga canyon which is really winding and twisty. Hector wore my helmet and some screws that hold the face shield came loose. I hope that the company will replace them or we can find some to fix it. Wah!
Here is the Harley that Hector rented for the weekend. It is really nice but big. I don't think he would be interested in buying one but it's fun to try them out.
Friday, October 13, 2006
My friend Kat left early this morning for her cruise in the Caribbean. She recently started a new position that keeps her very busy so this vacation is a welcome reward for her. Have lots of fun Kat!!
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
So the Kings are off to a great start. I want to get a Kings hoodie and maybe a hockey jersey for Tyler (he outgrew his other one).
Some other fun...we went to Eagle Riders to rent a motorcycle for Hector this weekend. He wanted to rent a Yamaha but it wasn't available so he rented a Harley Davidson Heritage Softail. Hector's brother, Carlos is coming out for the weekend and those two will go a day ride Saturday. They can ride in the canyons or up to Santa Barbara then on Sunday Hector can take me for a ride somewhere. He already bought a motorcycle jacket for me and will pick up the helmet I liked on Friday. This is eventually leading up to Hector testing some motorcycles before buying one. So stay tuned for pictures of their and my adventure next week!
Monday, October 09, 2006
I took pictures of 2 flowers on the way to Sherri's place. One is a pale lavender rose and a purple flower. They were so pretty, I couldn't resist them for my flower collection.
Sunday was jam-packed with activities. We had Tyler's soccer game at noon and his friend Glenn on the opposing team. Both teams played really well; Tyler was goalie for a quarter and didn't let the other team score! Yeah. Towards the end of the game, the score was tied but then the other team scored! Too bad. We had lunch with Glenn and his parents at Shakeys so we all had fun. The top pic shows Tyler in goalie mode ready to stop the ball. His team works really hard to keep the ball away from their goal.
Later in the afternoon, we took off to Disneyland. It was really cute since they put up Halloween decorations everywhere. The sign of CALIFORNIA was changed to fall colors with the "A" made into big candy corn. A big Mickey pumpkin on Main Street and other pumpkins with Disney characters carved in. It was not too crowded and we rode 6 rides in 4 hours which is really good. Someone had left their Disney rental stroller at the entrance gate when we arrived so we used it all night. Josh jumped right in after every ride which was cool. We even got in some dancing at Tomorrowland with the kids. We stayed for the fireworks show that we always enjoy seeing then ducked into 50 year commemoration movie with Steve Martin to avoid the crowd of people leaving. It was a great day.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
I was trying to get Joshua to use his potty. He is very resistant to my efforts. I put him in underwear then pull-ups over that so he can ride on the bus without having an accident and he came home completely dry. Aha, now is my chance to try to have him on the potty or so I thought. Joshua sat there for over an hour and nothing happened. I tried reading him a book, running the water and singing. He seems to be really self conscious about it and not able to relax enough to go. Arrghh. His teacher says we'd try for a week and if it didn't happen, we'd try again another time. Bah!
The kids have Monday off so we already have a playdate with Ariana & Alex. Maybe I'll load Sherri, her 3 kids and us into the truck to go another park for something different. I feel for her because they only have one car so she doesn't get out very much. I think I would go stir crazy.
The LA Kings season opener is tonight so I'm excited. Hector is at work until 5pm and he's been working a lot lately so it'll be nice to spend some time together. We splurged on half season tickets this year so lots of games to see! Go Kings Go!