Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Hector is off to the hockey game with M tonight. Hopefully the Kings will get their act together. Earlier today we went bowling and I did awful. By the 3rd game, I was improving and I eeked out a win over Hector 111 to 109. Wow. I think this is a first for me although he says I've beat him before. :)
The fires in SoCal are wrecking havoc all around us. The sky is smoky and it's hot, windy and dry. I pray that there will be a quick containment and for the safety for all those involved. Today Tyler was supposed to have a study trip to the fire station but it was cancelled. He is starting to understand what is happening to those around us more.
On the good news front, Tyler passed to the next level of swim class so we're happy for him. He gets to move on to the Fish level and after that I think that will be it. Pretty soon baseball will begin and we'll be involved with various activities.
Monday, October 22, 2007
The last time I started my BMW was a couple of weeks to drive it to my photo class and even then it had a hard time starting. It must have been a month since I really drove it. So we leave for vacation and return when I'm thinking I should start it up again. Today was that day and you know what? The battery is dead dead dead. Great. I can't open the doors or the trunk. Darn electronic locks. Hector called the service department and after another attempt was able to open my car. Fortuntately my battery is located in the trunk so he jumpstarted my car easily. I had to drive it around for bit which suited me fine so I drove over to Cerritos and back. Meanwhile Hector finished installing the baseboards in our kitchen. Yeah!
We also went to Costco and loaded up on staples like toilet paper, batteries and food. I wanted a portable hard drive to back up all my music and pictures and we found a 250 GB for about $140. I thought it would be about the size of those CD cases that hold about 64 cds but this thing is about the size of a 3x5 card and less than an inch thick. So far I'm loading my music on which is taking a while but I can't complain. I have about 26 GB of music to transfer so we'll see how it goes.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
We walked along the river and let the kids play in the park. We tried going to the observation clock tower but it was closed for the season. Boo. We did find the Basilica Notre Dame and it was pretty awesome. The kids can't handle that much culture very long so we caught a caleche (horse carriage) for a 30 minute tour. The driver gave out carrots to the boys so they feed Charlotte the horse before the ride and after too. At this time Hector realized he left his hat in the church and went back to look for it. Bummer, this was his LA Kings hat and he couldn't find it but the woman suggested he come the next day to look again.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
The weather is gray, overcast and chilly but that didn't stop Hector from running around in shorts and t-shirt. That's it for now...we'll relax a bit at the hotel then hopefully the clouds will burn off so we can go to Mont Royal to take in the view....
Sunday, October 07, 2007
After the concert, we went to Pinks. A Hollywood tradition that both of us had never eaten. Tonight we decided to brave the line (which is always there) for 45 minutes and get some Pinks hot dogs. We had the chili dogs (mine with cheese) and they were okay. Okay but not fantastic. Kind of pricey, we paid around $3-4 per dog but the wait was way too long. Would I go there again? Yeah, if I'm in the area and the line wasn't too long. I don't rate hot dogs as a real treat for me; I view them as something quick and tasty when you're hungry and it definitely wasn't quick at Pinks.
I had to get up earlier than usual on Saturday since Tyler had a soccer game at 9am. The only good thing about the first game of the day is that I found a parking spot right near the field. In a few short weeks, the kids are really improving. They were playing with a better sense of position and strategy this time. Tyler's team won the game 8-1. It was lots of fun.
Kat came over in the afternoon and brought some CPK salads for lunch. Yum. I got to see her new car which is super nice. We had a nice visit for a few hours playing video games and croquet with the kids. Soon after my SIL Lupe came over to watch the kids so Hector and I could go to the opening game of the LA Kings. We found our new parking lot and our usual seats. The game started of well with the Kings ahead until the 3rd period where they just lost it and the game 5-3. Bummer.
This week I've been feeling extremely tired and on the verge of a cold/flu. I took advantage today (Sunday) to sleep in and didn't get out of bed until 11:30am. It was SO nice. I did a couple of loads of laundry but I'll get the packing done tomorrow. Our flight leaves at 8 am so that means the shuttle will be picking us up around 4:45am. Ugh. Not looking forward to that at all.
Au revoir for now.
Friday, October 05, 2007
I started a baby gnome hat from One Skein Wonders some camouflage yarn. I doubled up the yarn to make it more bulky and soft which so far has been shaping up nicely. I heard that knitting needles are allowed on plane flights but I better check for sure because I'd hate to surrender my Denise needles. I love that everything I need is in this one kit in a handy case. It makes finding everything so much easier.
Today we retrieved our suitcases from storage so I can start packing this weekend. I can't believe we'll be leaving Tuesday already. Last night I felt a little achy so I took some ibuprofen because it would seriously suck to be sick. I have to remember to take my Airborne too; I don't know if it works or not but it seems to for me so that's why I still use it. Hector will be rolling his eyes but that's okay. :)
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Josh had a great time playing at the park today with Amber. They played in the sand, on the slide and had an energetic game of tag for a hour. It was nice to see Josh interacting with her instead of playing by himself. They are bonding this year because Alex started pre-K so Amber has been a little sad to be the odd child out of school.
This year is already shaping up for these two since we've taken bowling twice this week. We figured out that they can share a game of bowling because they get tired of it pretty fast. It works out perfectly for them and the adults can play a game at the same time.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
I'm going to start on my sweater now so I can hopefully have pictures later today.