Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday Night Leftovers

* We went my hometown last weekend.  It was strange to see so many people downtown.  Usually there is nothing going on but there is a new restaurant with outdoor seating, a new ice cream shop, and a new hotel going up.  So it was kind of nice to see.  My mom complained that "everyone always wants to sit outside".  Yes, count me in. I"m in a office all day, so I find eating outdoors to be delightful. 

* My mom also complained about the crowds.  It's a town of 10,000 people year round.  I'm afraid she is crossing over into old lady-dom.  She didn't want to run the air conditioner.  She didn't/couldn't walk very far.  She repeated stories that I told her to me like she had heard them somewhere else.  Her fridge was stuffed with food.  Tons of food.  This is a bit worrying and I'm keeping an eye on it closely.

*  My baby girl turns seven on Monday.  I don't even know how that happened.  Where did ages 3-7 go?

* Camp only has three weeks left.  They did a field trip to a waterpark yesterday and she was wiped out when she came home.  She wouldn't eat dinner and we got her to drink fluids.  She was asleep by 8:00 pm.  I am wondering if she has her father's tolerance to long stretches of sun.

Monday, August 3, 2015


We were in my hometown this weekend and someone insisted on helping daddy with the bike pump.  V is hiding in the porch with my mom because she saw a bee.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Night Leftovers

Where did the summer go?  Every weekend is booked solid.  So many weekend trips we would like to do, yet run out of time.

Speaking of trips, P is going to London for a week in September on a work trip.  The plan was for me to come along.  The flights are a staggering $1800 and that is before we pay a nanny. It just seems like a crazy amount of $ to spend to go to a place that I know well.   I was looking forward to going to the UK, it's been 12 years.  We can go for an awesome long couple's weekend instead!

We found this small Korean restaurant about 15 minutes drive from our house.  It's very basic, and has a small menu, but the food is really good.  I've been craving it all well.  Their BiBimBab is different than what I've had other places, but I still enjoy it.  

Benn trying to move out baby and toddler toys from the house.  My kiddos are growing up!  Let me know if you want any.

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Daddy took me to soccer in his car.  I kicked the ball.  I ran really fast.  I love soccer.  *Soccer is pronounced SOCK KA.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

My Coworker

We had a massive storm here which resulted in the daycare being closed due to a power outage.  I had a massive deadline, so I had no choice to work from home in the morning.  This guy was a complete angel.  He watched Peppa Pig on the Ipad, had a snack and played with Play-Doh.  He did seem pretty relieved when daycare opened in the afternoon and I was able to drop him off.  But I enjoyed him so much.

Monday, June 1, 2015


It's no secret I really wanted to take dance when I was a child.  I wasn't particularly athletic and I think I could have actually participated, instead of warming the bench in most sports I played.  We had one small (expensive) dance studio which my parents considered for the elite (they definitely suffered from an inferiority complex) and really didn't have the money.  I hoped victoria would like dance, and so far she seems to.  (By the way-  it is the cheaper eat activity we do, by far).  I get the shoes secondhand and we go to a non flashy dance studio.  

Last year she took ballet and jazz.  This year is tap and jazz.  She had a dress rehearsal yesterday.  The theme is Disney so it is pretty cute.  

So am I upset with my parents?  Yes.  They let their insecurities get in the way of something their child wanted to do.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday night leftovers

Things are so busy here.  We are booked solid (several activities a weekend) until 2nd week in July and then the rest of July.

Do you have a FitBit?  Want to be friends?  My all time high for a day is 18,500ish.  This time of year I'm over 11,000 a day.  I like it and find it motivating.

I planted a garden over Labor Day weekend.  A small one.  Three kinds of tomatoes, two kinds of cucumber and peppers.  I tried to pick things that wouldn't be eaten since I have no fence.  

When I was a kid we had a huge garden. Tomatoes, sweet snap peas, a few squash and potatoes, and a ton of beans.  We also had a transparent Apple tree.  I really miss that tree.