Aria’s Girl Scout troop is representing Japan at their annual International Faire at the end of this month, so as a related field trip the troop took a train to downtown Los Angeles to spend some time in Little Tokyo. This was Aria’s second time on a train, but it was her first time at […]
Playing at a park has got to be one of the best things about being a kid. The sand, the swings, the slides -so much fun. But for us parents? Not so much. So today I’m going to share with you some ways that I make our park adventures fun for the kids and for me. Visit […]
Will someone please explain this sign to me? This was at the beach we went to today. It had us scratching our heads. No landing in water after having jumped? Really?
Tonight Rich and I packed up dinner, grabbed a bottle of Merlot, and piled the kids into our van for the 30 second drive down the street to our town’s “Concert in the Park”. This annual event happens every Friday evening in the summer months of July and August. These are seriously a lot of […]
The other day we got a special treat here in sunny southern CA — SNOW! When I say it NEVER snows in our town…I mean, it NEVER EVER snows in our town. But I guess it was cold enough on this night, that when the rain came down, it froze! It was actually a hailstorm […]
There is a cute little petting zoo just about 10 minutes from our house. I take the little ones there every now and then for a treat. Yesterday there was a GROUPON for tickets at 50% off, so I jumped on that and bought quite a few! Yay! I love getting deals. The bunny pen […]
My kids would spend all day out in our front yard if they could. Unfortunately for us, we live on a street where neighborhood cars tend to speed down, and I just can’t trust them out front unless I’m out there, too, watching out for their safety. One of their favorite things to do […]
Well, we got some brand new sand toys the other day. They arrived via UPS from Lakeshore Learning, which as some of you might know is one of my top five favorite stores to spend money. We headed out to the park to try them out. We usually walk to the park, which […]
Well, check me out on roller skates! I haven’t been roller skating in who knows how long, but my cousin Nick is all into the roller skating rink lately, and he invited me to meet him there. And so, I went! Of course I dragged Tony along with me… He was a good sport about […]
It was cold here in our tiny corner of the world on New Year’s Day. But instead of staying inside our warm and cozy house, I bundled the three little ones up and took them to our local lake. It had been raining the past few days, and I thought we should get out and enjoy this first […]
It has been so incredibly hot these last few days! In the triple digits! Enough, already…I’m looking forward to some fall weather! But while it’s hot, we are making the best of it. We have plenty of pool days and waterpark days. Our community has wonderful pools and waterparks — we are so lucky to […]
Yesterday we went to spend the day on my friend’s property. This is where my horse Shay is living, and it was so nice spending time with him. His trainer came and worked with him, too, which was extra fun for me. I love seeing Shay under saddle and “working”! Shay with his fly mask […]
I love this recent photo of Aislynn and Andrew!
Our five youngest eating ice cream cones — Alex, Avery, A.J., Aislynn and Andrew Avery and Andrew Avery, Andrew and A.J. Alex and Avery Andrew enjoys his cone — makes a mess with it, but it’s all good. Alex and A.J. at the park…. Alex with his big smile Aislynn playing in the sand….Andrew with […]