The boys spent a good 3 hours playing in the sun and water so now we chilling at home. Hector is playing The Legend Of Zelda with Josh watching, Tyler is watching The Ant Bully and I am ready for a nap!
Friday, June 29, 2007
I finished my scrunchie hat last night and decided to keep it for myself. I've been knitting for everyone else so I kept this one once I saw how it turned out. I'm trying to find the little digital camera to take some pictures of it and the pictures from Soak City should be ready by this afternoon too.
I received my Denise needles the other day and they work great. I love this kit. I really like working on circular needles and found this interchangeable kit. So far, it's been very versatile and easy to use. I paid the $5 extra to donate to breast cancer plus my kit is pink! No more second guessing needle gauge etc. since everything has its proper place and fits neatly inside.
Tyler and I just returned from seeing Shrek the Third which was cute and funny. I'm not too timely in seeing new movies but we manage. I was originally thinking about Ratatouille but Tyler chose Shrek. We zoomed on over to make it to the 10:15 am showing since Hector was home to watch Josh. I love the early showings! We can watch the movie then go home for lunch and the rest of the day.
No great plans for the weekend but the kids got an invite to a going away party on Sunday. It should be lots of fun with a bounce house/water slide and shave ice machine. The big perk is that the party is being held in a super swanky mansion in Palos Verdes. It's a long story how a pharmacist friend can afford this place but she made an awesome decision to buy it when she did about 5-7 years ago when it was a buyers market. I questioned the million $ price tag even back then but now the new homes in the same tract are now selling for over $5 million!! I'll try to take lots of pictures of the 7000 sq. foot house on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Sweet!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Tyler opted to play at the Beach House which is a multi-level structure with a couple of slides and knobs, levers, water cannons all designed to wet yourself or others. Plus there are a couple of huge buckets that tip over when full onto a dozen or more kids waiting for the waterfall. Josh doesn't like water spraying or dripping on him so he tried avoid everything in that area. He ran up the stairs very fast and when I finally caught up with him he was already drenched. Hmmm...oh well, that's what we were here for.
We moved on the Tidal Wave Bay which is the wave pool. There were not many people yet so finding some tubes was a snap. I put Josh in a life vest and he was off running into the water. I was surprised that he liked it so much since he doesn't like the ocean but I never know what to expect from him. It took a while for him to find a position he was comfortable with but he liked laying on it like a boogie board while the waves tossed him around. Josh loved it. We found a great spot where Josh could catch a 3 foot wave and ride it for a bit then I'd bring him back to do it all over again. The morning time was nice and not crowded at all unlike the afternoon.
We grabbed some lunch at noon before everyone else got the same idea. The kids' meal came with a sturdy souvenir cup with Snoopy on it. The only complaint was that an ice cream bar was given with the kids' meal so by the time they finished their food their ice cream was melting all over the place.
Our next stop was the Sunset River (lazy river) which is quite long and very relaxing. On our second time around, Tyler announce very loudly that he HAS to go to the bathroom! Geez...if he hadn't said it so loud I would have told him to pee in the river (I know it's a bad example but everyone does it, right ?) but people are all around so we get out at the nearest exit which of course, wasn't the exit where we left our sandals so we're running because the ground is very hot. We ended up near the entrance by the lockers (at least it was shady) then ran to the Beach House because Tyler wanted to go there. I had to run back to Sunset River while holding Josh to retrieve our sandals (he was very smart in asking me to hold him). I zigzaged my way to a little patch of grass then to a small puddle and finally the river. Ahhhh...is it possible to burn the bottoms of your feet? To recover my tootsies, Josh and I went back into the river for another loop before heading back to find Tyler.
We found Tyler who was bored with the Beach House at this point and we went back to the wave pool. This time the pool was packed and everyone was fighting over the same waves so I decided to pack up for home. Josh was not happy with this idea but it was 3:00pm I wanted to head home before traffic began. Overall we had such a great time. Hopefully next time Hector can join us so we can take Tyler on the more adventurous slides and rides. I didn't bring any of my digital cameras because I didn't want to get them wet and had no one to watch them. I did buy a disposable waterproof camera so I'll try to develop those today.
Monday, June 25, 2007
8:00 am - I get up...the kids are playing GameBoy. I feed them breakfast and make some bacon. We watch some program on HBO Family called I Spy which Tyler enjoys.
9:00 am - We get dressed and I gather some things to take to the park ie. soccer ball, bubbles, shovel and some juice for the kids. Look at some stuff on the computer about Soak City because that is our plan for tomorrow.
10:00 am - We walk to the park and stop at Glenn's house to see if he wants to go but his mom has plans. We kick the soccer ball around and Josh kicks it much harder than Tyler. I work with Tyler on his drop kicks when he plays goalie and he starts to get the hang of it. We play in the playground and I wave big bubbles around. Joshua won't share his shovel with Tyler so we cut our playtime short.
11:00 am - As we're walking home, we see our neighbor Judy leaving for work and say hi. She says we can use her pool so we rush home to change and gather all the water stuff. The water is cold but the kids get used to it and start splashing. Tyler and Josh have a great time but Josh gets out first and wants to snuggle in his towel.
12:00pm - I notice the time and say it's time to go for lunch. Tyler has a burrito while Josh has his PB & J sandwich and they share an apple. Now they're watching SpongeBob...we'll hang out until Tyler has his swim class at 5:00 pm. He wants to pass his test so he can move on to the next level!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Me: What's your name?
Joshua: My name is Joshua.
Me: How old are you?
Joshua: I'm fine.
Me: How old are you?
Joshua: How old are you? (taken aback but happy he asked a question)
Me: I'm 41.
Joshua(looking surprised): Oh! (I'm smiling and laughing)
Joshua(smiling): Is Joshua funny?
Me: Yes. (More smiling)
Friday, June 22, 2007
Maybe we were having an off night but we had a so-so time. Thank goodness I bought the tickets at face-value and we were near the back top of the venue. I saw tickets for sale at $3500 each for the floor so I would have been VERY upset if I paid that much for this concert.
We have a Chris Isaak concert Saturday night and he's always been fantastic. This should be our 5-6th time seeing him so we're looking forward to it. Another plus is that the concert is at the Pechanga Casino so we can gamble later that night!!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Hector: Why do you sleep with earrings on?
I wear small hoop earrings (dime-size) with even smaller diamonds.
Me: What do you mean? I wasn't sure where this was going.
Hector: I mean aren't you worried they earrings will catch on something and rip off of your ear?
Me: What would they catch on? Kind of amused at this point.
Hector: The covers or pillowcase or your fingers...
Me: No, these earrings are comfortable and I don't feel them when I sleep.
This is where I put in earplugs and go to sleep....
I suppose it depends on the earrings and the person but it was kinda funny that he would think about it. If my earrings were a bother, don't you think I would take them off? :)
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Later I took Hector to Staples and we saw the Avengers (arena football). It was entertaining and fun since Kat and her parents went with us. The Avengers won and there were lots of giveaways. The crowd won a free Hamburger from Carls Jr. since the Avengers scored more than 50 points. We also won 10 free wings from Hooters when the Avengers scored a touchdown in the last 10 seconds of the 2nd quarter. Yay! We also won a Tastee Freez ice cream for something else that I can't remember. The event ended on a sour note when we exited the building, there were no vouchers or coupons handed out. After a few minutes we did get some Carls Jr vouchers but that was it. Hector and Buddy witnessed a fight break out over the promised goods which was unfortunate. Other than that, it was a fun game.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Here are the 3 grads posing with their respective cakes. Congratulations!
After the games, we had a nice lunch of Wienerschnitzel hot dogs, potato chips and fruit. Of course, each class always has to have too much food so we had other classes offer us Chinese chicken salad and pizza. Needless to say the parents had a wide variety of food to eat so that was great. After that, Hector and I were stuffed and headed home for a nap...it was a nice day!
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Okay, it was just an errand but for Sherri's kids it was a nice change of pace. And I enjoyed the walk.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
I arrived home in time to leave with my boys to head out to the drive-in. We invited Tyler's friend Glenn & his dad to see Surf's Up. I saw most of it but it's hard to watch a movie when you have to take care of the kids. They are constantly wanting a drink or pizza but overall they had a great time. The movie itself is cute...some body humor but the surfing action was pretty impressive in how realistic the waves looked. The movie showing after was Spiderman 3 which would have completed my movie trifecta but it was getting late for the kids. I was impressed that I managed to see 2 movies in one day which will most likely never be repeated again.
Saturday, June 09, 2007
I was lucky to snag a game after seeing the commerical play so last week I went on a quest to find the game. Circuit City, Best Buy were sold out but I found plenty at Toys r Us! Now the game is favorite of ours and tomorrow we have a Mario Party 8 party with a classmate of Tyler's and her mom. There is gonna be a lot of waving and yelling going on!
Thursday, June 07, 2007
So hopefully I can learn a lot more in the next year and promise to not use the AUTO function as the main setting. Hector gave a new external flash for Mother's Day so I'm excited to see how my pictures turn out. I already see a big difference....yay!
With all the pictures I take at the park, a lot of them include my friend Sherri's kids. I've been meaning to burn the pics onto a CD but last weekend kat brought over her little flash drive to upload a picture she wanted to have lightened. Aaaahhhh! The little lightbulb came on and I thought I need to get one of those. Duh...Hector always says that I love gadgets and yeah this one took me a while to discover but the prices have dropped & storage is much bigger so yesterday we went to Circuit City to get a flash drive. I know people use them for work but it never occurred to me that I could use them for my photos. Heh, I'm a little slow at times.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
There are real rides to go on at Pirate Shores but prepare to get very wet. The water ride pictured above looks like fun, right? You get your own water cannon that you can aim at other boats or people at the edges. Ha, that's where you would be mistaken...the seats in the boats are soaking wet so you're sitting in a puddle. There are multiple outposts like above where Josh is standing with his own water cannon and he can duck behind a wall so he won't get nearly as wet as those poor people in the boats who have no protection from the water. Yes, this ride is much more fun as a spectator with a water cannon versus a person on the ride. We saw lots of grownup people have lots more fun spraying the boat riders. Hector saw one man spray people for about 30 minutes...he was laughing so hard at the unfortunate people on the ride as he was soaking them. Good times for all!
Sunday, June 03, 2007
At the end of the day(which cleared up), the tower grew almost to 60 feet and we helped build the inner tower that supports the outer tower. After a while our fingers were sore from pressing on hundreds of Legos and I cut my hand from pounding on the edge to press the Legos toegether. Ouch.
This is our contribution that we worked on and it took about 20 minutes to build. Some people were very creative with the designs....
Friday, June 01, 2007
Josh has been pretending to be Sonic the Hedgehog which is really cute. He pretends to grind rails and practices his jumps off the park bench. Little A has been copying Josh which is really cute...she is a little daredevil! I think Josh looks like Tony Hawk in training...all he needs is a skateboard to complete his look. I'll have to watch out for more extreme moves.