Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
So I was at Barnes and Noble yesterday to check out some books on Italy. We are thinking of an Italy trip in October so I found a couple of books to keep me occupied. While I was there, I browsed the crafts section and found some knitting books. There is one called Knit Hats! that has 15 different hats that are so cute. Since I bought the books, I had to go to Joann's to get yarn and knitting supplies. I chose an elf hat pattern that uses 4 colors of yarn. Tyler's hat is my first attempt at real knitting so he is excited about it. The hat will be red, blue, cream and gray.
It took me a while to figure out how to knit an I-cord then switch to different colors and knit in a circle. Once I got the hang of it, the hat started coming along. So far the hat is taking shape into a cone that will fit a doll and has 4 stripes. I need to knit about more stripes and hopefully it'll be done in a few days. Pictures to follow.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Hector came home around 8pm so we're happy that he is home and that Hector had a great time in Tahoe. Only 2 more weeks til Mammoth and more snow time.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
That will bring me to our next mountain trip in early March. I usually plan the vacation and book the condo & ski lessons. This year we included our friends He-man & She-ra with their recently added kiddies so it was good that I booked a spacious condo with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Hopefully the next few weeks will dump lots of snow before we arrive in Mammoth. Tyler is excited about his ski school and he gets to miss real school too.
I was catching up on Tivo last night and I focused on CSI Miami episodes. I was shocked by the episode where Delko gets shot in the head and appears dead. Then it was to be continued but thankfully I had 3 episodes to catch up on. The next episode info says that a CSI is dead so I'm thinking,"Noooooooo! Why would they say that?". So I'm expecting Delko to die as he is rushed to the hospital, when they have to use the defibulator (sp) paddles on him 3 times, when the MD plunges a syringe of epi into Delko's chest and rushed off to surgery. Of course, he did technically die when they jump started his heart but I wasn't sure if he could still be a CSI after being shot in the head (temporal lobe). Well, the 3rd episode shows him back on the field with a buzz cut and a surgery scar on his head. Then they talk about Delko being back to work too soon only a few weeks after getting shot! Ugh....puhleeze. I think he would need a LOT more time before he was allowed back. Oh well, it's good TV. Infuriating but good.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
The purple flowers are on my way to Tyler's school. I noticed them this morning but took the pic on my way to pick him up. How thoughtful of people to provide me with beautiful flowers to shoot.
Monday, February 19, 2007
During a break in the rain, the sun came out so I took the opportunity to get more firewood from the shed. I noticed a white flower that bloomed so took a couple of snaps. So here is my flower of the day picture.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
So last night's little soiree was a great success with lots of great food and company. I'm still enjoying the leftovers today and probably for several more days. My friend Kat and I are so excited about the start of the Amazing Race: Allstars which begins tonight. We are starting a new point system where we keep track of the racers...it's complicated but should be lots of fun. I'll keep you posted...
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Now it was on to The Sky Room in downtown Long Beach. This place has everything for a romantic dinner; great views, excellent food, impeccable service and amazing music. Their Valentine's Day menu consisted of a 5 course meal with 4 choices of entree. Everything was wonderful and I suggested that we should do this every year. I think Hector agrees too so kudos to my wonderful hubby who did an excellent job of planning our evening!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
Gambling was okay...overall I gave it all away but I had some luck hitting 4 of a kind on a few video poker machines that kept me entertained. I would play for a bit then walk around to Caesars and Bellagio to check out the mall and conservatory. At the Bellagio I was mildly surprised to see a banner in Chinese over the entry and I assumed it said Happy New Year. Inside they had red ball-like things all over the place and the conservatory had a pagoda and red bridges. They had interesting signs that explained feng shui, zig zag bridges and flowers.
Here are some of my pics including the beautiful glasswork of Dale Chihuly that is displayed in the Bellagio lobby.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
I've been lagging on the photos so here are some to catch up. These are from last week when we went to California adventure. Joshua doesn't look very happy with Minnie Mouse but he chased her down to say hi then posed with her so I think he was happy inside. :)
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
The second movie I saw was Benchwarmers and I saw some of it. I wasn't paying close attention to it but it's filled with potty humor etc and had some funny parts. That's all I can say about it.
I'm gonna be in Vegas this weekend. My mom showed me a pamphlet for adults with endocrine disorders and she really wanted to go. Of course, she didn't show this to me until last week but Hector is off this weekend who was sweet to watch the boys while I drive my mom there. I do have another reason to go....I can gamble or shop while she attends her conference. Lucky me. Then I can show her some of the sights at night since she doesn't gamble. Hopefully we won't drive each other batty.
After that we decided to try the Lucky Strike bowling that opened recently. The last time we tried to bowl there, the wait time was crazy on a Friday night. Well, this time was Monday at noon so the place was practically empty. It's one of those trendy places that have big screens at the end of the lanes and dim lighting. Other than that, it was still bowling. I sucked at it so I'll stick to video game bowling because it's much easier on my wrist. I then chose the Lazy Dog cafe for lunch and it was a busy place. I had a chicken club sandwich (okay) and Hector chose the Bahama chicken which was not that good. We might go again but try a different entree.
Since we had the day off, we were invited to an impromptu birthday party for my friend's niece (from previous post). We met at Kids Concepts which is a huge indoor play area/ jungle gym. The kids just went bonkers in there for a couple of hours and it was great. They practically had the whole place to themselves. Then it was back to our house for some Baskins Robbins ice cream cake. Oh, it was so good. Chocolate cake with mint chocolate chip ice cream. C had a great time especially with her new Bratz doll and clothes. Oh, to be 5 years old again!