Monday, June 30, 2008
Meanwhile, Tyler and I were sitting there looking out the window and I saw a man appear outside on the sidewalk. He was in his 40's or 50's and it looked like he was unsteady as he stepped onto the grass. I even mentioned it to Hector because it looked like he was going to fall. The man was at the edge of the curb and from my view he was looking to his left to cross the street which is very busy, about 3 lanes on each side and he didn't bother to walk another 50 feet to the street light. He was swaying looking/ checking when he decides to cross, steps off the curb and falls face forward! The man managed to flip over but he was clearly in trouble....he couldn't get up. Hector and another lady ran out there to help him up and get him back on the street. They were talking to him and it appeared that he had some kind of movement disorder. I was still inside watching the kids for about 10 more minutes and bought them ice cream to keep them busy. Hector called 911 and a firetruck and ambulance arrived. Hector described what happened and later said that the man had problems talking but he had a cell phone so hopefully the hospital will be able to straighten everything out.
It was kind of scary just because he could have fallen anywhere and got hit by a car but thankfully there were no cars coming toward him at the time.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Like...go to Staples Center for our Select-a-seat time. We already bought our season tickets and this is the night we can go inside Staples to see any of the other available seats that can be purchased or swapped. We like the section we are currently at but would like to move a few rows up closer to the ice. There were several to choose from in our section but none of them were the aisle seat which can be convenient to come and go but a pain when you have to get up to let someone by. We liked some seats in row 7 (we currently are in row 12) but then went to the section directly across the ice to see how those seats were. It turned out that a lot of the ice and goal would be blocked by the players on the bench making all those line changes etc. Back to our first choice...in row 7. Much better to be 5 rows closer and hey, no price increase! We waved down a rep who fills out some paperwork which we have processed and voila', all done. Time to get our free food like hot dogs and sodas at the concession stand. Also a lot of the store merchandise is 50% off. Hector found a Kings hat to replace his old one he lost in Montreal, I got a hoodie and a bigger jersey for Tyler. Good deal. They had used player jerseys which ranged from $50 to $1000 and used equipment like sticks, goalie pads etc. It was fun to try on the gloves and blocker to get an idea of what it's like.
After that it was on to Hollywood Park (horse track) to catch the end of the races and the English Beat concert. We met up with Hector's former colleague and his girlfriend to hang out and enjoy some music. We were only a couple of people back from the stage so I tried taking some pictures which came out blurry and a super short video clip. All sorts of people were there with a couple of rowdy guys, you know the usual. But it was lots of fun to hear the music like Save It For Later and I Confess and stay out late on a date. :)
So that was it...
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
We spent the rest of the morning/afternoon hanging out, playing darts and blowing bubbles.
Now I need to improvise a scarf pattern for this great yarn my cousin Hannah gave me. It is a ball of recycled silk yarn and from what I can research (on Ravelry) it looks like sari silk. The yarn has gorgeous and vibrant colors with varied textures so I think a scarf will show off the yarn at its best. But I've tried a couple of ideas and had to ditch them after a couple of rows. Just wasn't feeling it. Sigh. I'll have to do some more digging around for the perfect pattern. Wish me luck.
The kids and I are heading over to Sherri's place to romp in her pool. We really could have used it this weekend if we were not so busy with other things. Oh well, it's still warm and the kids love the water.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Tyler really enjoyed the popcorn, claiming it was the best ever! Yep he is a true connoisseur.
Today is Saturday and yes, Hector hooked up the portable AC unit in our bedroom. It is already much cooler. He is taking the kids to the Beverly Center to catch another viewing of Speed Racer before it disappears from the movie theatres. Meanwhile I will straighten the house as much as I can in this awful heat (yes, I start to wilt at 80 degrees) and make a shopping list of stuff we need to get later. We will have carne asada, chips, salsa, guacamole, 7 layer dip, maybe a Chinese chicken salad and spinach strawberry salad too plus a dessert. Nothing that requires me to use the stove or oven hopefully.
I gave the window and door in the kids bathroom another coat last night and this morning. It should be presentable for our guests that will come over tomorrow for the bbq. I heard that it will be cooler on Sunday and I definitely hope so. Like I said before, I'm spoiled with mild weather. I already know that I will be extremely warm when we take our cruise to Mexico in August where the temps will be in the 90's. My friend Kat and her family are taking a cruise next week to Alaska where it will be a pleasant time in the 40's and 50's. Oh well.
I can't believe how much "stuff" the kids bring home. It quickly piles up to huge amounts of homework, tests, art and reminders. I try to save a couple of things but most of it goes into the recycle bin. Even the wall where we hang the kids' projects is full so I need to weed some of those out. We still have some of Tyler's work from preschool so I have to get more of Josh's stuff up there. Seriously it never ends.
It's official...Tyler brought his report card home and he moves on to the 3rd grade. Yikes. It just means more stuff that I have to help with. This past year Tyler had about 8 oral presentations and had tests on subjects like supply and demand, the human body, bats, owls, and manufacturing. It is a good thing he retains a lot from class but we're trying to get him in the habit of studying and preparation. Ugh...then it starts all over with Joshua. If you thought you were done with homework...bad news, you get to relive it all over again with your children. :)
Okay, the video is almost finished loading and I'm off to deal with housework.
Excuse Josh's messy face but I finished another newsboy hat last week. Also a camera bag which I modified from a soap holder pattern and the wave jumper was done tonight. It just needs the buttons and some blocking...I hope it fits the baby it is intended for.
(Magic Carpet activity)
One day I found an unusual carpet on the floor,so I sat on it. Then I said, "I'd rather go to Soak City than sit on this carpet." Suddenly the carpet zoomed out the door and onto the freeway. I said,"Whoa! This is a magic carpet." Then the police thought it was a car without wheels and it was going fast so they thought I was breaking the speed limit. Then I rose off the ground and soared all the way to Soak City. I changed and went to play.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
The end of the school year wouldn't be complete if we didn't post some of Josh-jumping-off-the-rock pictures. When we first moved into our house, this rock was a big ugly eyesore. But as time goes on, it has served as the coolest mountain in the neighborhood. Kids can't resist climbing to the top and in Josh's case...jumping off it.