Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Last night it happened again, so Tyler wants to take Hand Black Lessons. Apparently Josh doesn't know how to explains what he does or he's keeping it to himself (laughing). It's a definite mystery.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The middle gray is what is on the other walls of the family room. Overall the room looks much better.
The kids playroom is a mess as it doubles as storage too. The kids are okay getting around tables to get to their toys but they've enjoyed the arcade machine again.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
My darling husband planned ahead and moved the satellite receiver into the game room so our kids will not be deprived for one measly second of their precious shows. It keeps this house sane. I set up a knitting area in the play/dining room with a fan so I'm cool. It's only 9:30am and I am blogging in the comfort of our bedroom with A/C. Such a good investment!
Did you see that insane win by Michael Phelps last night? 1/100th of a second which is unbelievable to the entire world. Craziness but he earned it. Congrats on your gold medal.
Okay, now I need to pick paint and since I couldn't decide, Hector said I can pick 2 colors. Wow, in my limited thinking, that's huge. It just doesn't come to me but thanks for that because now I can pick a darker color & lighter color and be perfectly happy. Yay.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Hector brought up the subject of our wedding anniversary which is coming up in November. Gotta love his planning strategy! Should we go somewhere special or is there anything I'd like? Hmmmm, I need to think about that one. I did mention another lens for my DSLR but I couldn't think of anything else offhand. He pressed further so I did mention a French Bulldog which got me a sarcastic comment. Boo. I already have enough diamond jewelry to sustain until our 15th anniversary....if we fixed up the side yard we could store another car there. Maybe a cute convertible? Ha...those are probably things out of the budget but hey, he asked!
Wouldn't that be awesome ? Tooling around in my convertible with my dog? :) Or maybe a nice romantical trip for two? What would you want?
Thursday, August 14, 2008
My plans are to finish up the ceiling by the bar and hallway. The kids get to visit Grandma. Oh and yesterday my MIL had her hip replacement surgery. From what I know everything went well and I wish her a speedy recovery! :)
GET BETTER SOON!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Then the night before, we watched the mens swim relay that the French were the favorites. There were reports that the French were talking smack about the Americans but Team USA settled all that in the pool! USA beat them for the gold medal and set a new world record. So that was pretty sweet.
On another note, I finished more of the ceiling. Hector bought a pressure sprayer which made wetting the ceiling sooooo much easier which then makes scraping easier. I had to push the sofa around to do this but we got it done. Hector started on the sanding. Our plan is to begin painting this weekend. Yay.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
"Move it Grandma! This isn't a funeral!"This statement was uttered by Josh to me while waiting at a red light to make a right turn. I
did the classic double take and said huh? Tyler informed me that it was from an Ed, Edd and
Eddy cartoon. Great.
While taking our nightly walks I suggest we sing a song thinking one of the kids will pick a kids
song (maybe). I was wrong...Josh began belting out Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones. I blame
Rockband for that.
Wipeout. That MXC based TV show on ABC. My kids looooove it. They try to reconstruct
parts of the obstacle course and run around "wiping out". No major wipeouts yet.
Yay..I finished the baby sweater and I even did well on the seams. So now I have to figure out who will be the lucky recipient because babies grow so fast and I don't know who will benefit the most out of it. I might have to hold it up to a baby to get an idea of what size this is. Hmmmm.
It was a beautiful night at the beach and boy it was packed. Good thing Sandra's husband Eddie snagged a fire ring because it got chilly later. The boys enjoyed playing in the sand, kicking the soccer ball around and makinig s'mores. They survived the few hours without any electronic gaming devices.
We didn't get to the beach until about 7pm because that previous day at Soak City got the kids and me a bit sunburned. I didn't want to spend any more time in the sun than we had to.
Tyler is showing off his handiwork. It's a castle with a bridge and moat.
It takes me a long time to come up with the right combination of sock yarn and pattern. I start lots of times casting on the stitches, knitting then I don't like the look so I rip it all out and begin all over again. The latest yarn is giving me grief because I couldn't find the right pattern for it so I laid it aside and picked up a different yarn. There is a pattern called Be Mine in 2-at-a-time sock book that has heart cables up the front and back which looks so adorable (for me). Yes, it looks very challenging because there is a big chart with all sorts of symbols on it to tell what kind of stitch needs to be done. That alone stopped me in my tracks but lately I'm gaining some confidence in the chart department so I cast on. So far so good, the ribbing is coming out nicely and the yarn feels nice.
Last night I was ready for the leg part which means THE CHART. At least I was smart and looked up the pattern on Ravelry (a terrific knit and crochet community) so see other people do the pattern then post pictures. I saw some knitters comment that the chart had several errors that made me glad I checked first otherwise I would have been in trouble. Thankfully the author and publisher corrected the errors and redid the chart which is even better that I could print out the copy. To be honest I was ready to photocopy and enlarge the book page because the chart was kind of small. Now I have a 8 x 11 page copy of the correct chart so I'm preparing myself for it later today. :)
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Of course the first day I didn't use a mask so I probably inhaled all sorts of dust and unknown particles. Plus my arm ached like crazy...it took me most of the day to scrape a couple of sections but now I know better. I just have to wet the area better to make the scraping easier. The next section Monday took me only a couple of hours and today I'm on a break.
I think Hector rather enjoyed me doing some physical labor on the house and spent his time laying on the loveseat watching TV. :) Well this is my contribution to the remodel and maybe some painting.
My goal is have the ceiling complete by Thursday so we'll see how that goes. Sigh.
Friday, August 01, 2008
Josh dug in and I think he preferred this method of eating pizza. That way his hands don't get so messy.
As the day turned into night, time for dessert again. Strawberry shake for Tyler and Josh showed down on a Reese's sundae. Yum. See him shovel it in!
Savoring the delicious flavors.
These photo cut outs are found throughout the fair so naturally it's picture time.
The ferris wheel...one of three.
It was great to get the unlimited ride wristband for the kids who took advantage of all the rides they loved. Some rides they rode only once and some others were 6 times in a row. They definitely got their moneys worth.
The balloon ride went around and the kids could spin the balloon as fast as they wanted. My kids were very conservative in spinning but they looked like they were having fun.
I'm looking forward to next year since both kids will have the entire summer off and we can take advantage of the unlimited ride special again. We also got free admission because we donated children books to the library so that was a great deal. The LA fair is coming up in September which is much bigger than the OC fair. The bummer is that the kids will be in school by then so we can't take advantage of the weekdays and the weekends will be ultra crazy. Maybe I can sneak off by myself to look at the knit and crafts projects.
This weekend has no fun in sight since I need to start cleaning out the upstairs bedroom and clearing the closet. Hector will be finish patching up the family room wall and catching up on sleep.