Friday, February 27, 2015

Beach Day

It turns out that all of my posts are going to be 2-3 weeks after the event happens. Life has been a bit chaotic in our household. Basketball season finishes up this week with an end of the season tournament. Meanwhile, softball has started for Vera and basketball for Keller. I just got finished planning a Girl Scout event (post coming soon) and J is working many, many hours of overtime. 

But the beach day, that happened 2 weeks ago, was wonderful. Sunshine, sand, and lots and lots of digging. I took this adorable photo of Gus and while texting it to J, a rogue wave proceeded to wipe Pearl out. Soaked. It was also a bit scary. I hate when I forget the most important beach going fact, "Never turn your back on the ocean." Thankfully, able to scoop her up, strip of her soggy wear, and then dress her in my tank top. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015



Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Thanks sis and b-i-l for making Vera's dream come true.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Ha! She loves the blue scanner light. Thanks sis for the photos!

Griffith Observatory + The Hollywood Sign

Vera's third grade class is studying the moon and its phases...a very timely visit to the Griffith Observatory for us. 

Vera asked for one thing. She wanted a photo with the Hollywood Sign. This is my failed attempt. Whoops. 

She is a ham.

Keller was being a total stinker butt during this photo!

He made up for it with this one.

Heritage Square Museum

Heritage Square Museum is random, random and cool all at the same time. Basically, the museum relocated houses that represent Southern California's history from the Civil War to the early 20th Century. Costumed guides give tours every hour detailing each house's origin, owners, and a little bit of the time period when it was built. They vary in how well they have been restored and decorated. The green and maroon house was my personal favorite...well, that one and the hexagonal house. Living in a hexagon would be cool.

They filmed a scene from "Saving Mr. Banks" outside the front of this house.

Our guide was interesting. I don't think she knew quite what to do with our family of 6, children were not her specialty. At one point, she turns to Vera and talks about chloroform and how kidnappers use it. Hmmm, maybe not the topic I would have started with my 9-year-old who worries. 

It was quite bizarre. To drive to the museum we traveled through a little neighborhood to the end of the street. Then, BAM, there were the historic houses. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015