Since school let out on June 21st, we have been to the beach 4 times and to the pool at least 6 times. And today I took the kids to the beach and the pool, because half of them wanted the beach and half of them wanted the pool, so I just did both because […]
I’ve been thinking more and more about getting a pool in our backyard. Maybe not today, but someday in the near future. I think we would use the heck out of a backyard pool. As it was today, Rich and I had just too much to do around the house to take the kids […]
Aria is finally in her own small room, with her own small bed. At last, a place to put her “stuff” instead of our bedroom. A place for her to sleep instead of our bed! Oh, happy day! But when I say small room, I am not exaggerating. In our master bedroom, we had a […]
We live in a community that has many pools for us to go to. Some are BIG pools (which I hate going to because I spend the entire time walking around looking for the big kids – where did they go? the other side of the pool is miles away!) and some are much […]
In keeping with our quest to find new and different beaches this summer, we happened upon this one last week… To get down to this beach there were about a bazillion stairs. Yes, you read that right. A bazillion. Believe me, I counted. They started out as cement steps with metal railings, and I thought, […]
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?
Today we didn’t have to venture very far to have FUN — this wonderfully wet playground is practically in our backyard. Well, okay…two minutes down the road. But still. That’s pretty close! Water, water – everywhere! See that big red bucket up there? That huge thing slowly fills with water, and the kids […]
So today I woke up early, before all the kids, and I had some time inside my own head. Oh, how I love it in there! I need to visit more often. And I thought to myself, you know what? I’m determined to make this a GREAT day! Have you ever done that? Just had […]
Alex & A.J I’m trip’n out on this picture (taken today at the beach) because if I didn’t see A.J. below, I would have sworn it was A.J. caught in the wave. These two brothers look more alike than I realize!
We are off to a good “beach” start this summer with three beach days behind us already. Both Rich and I love the ocean, and we decided together that we would live no more than 10 minutes away from it so that our children would grow up knowing the sand and the waves. […]
SUMMER! It’s almost here! We have had a few warm days this past week. It starts out a bit gloomy in the mornings, but then heats up in the afternoon. The typical “June Gloom” of southern California. Once July hits, it should be HOT all day long. July, August and September are typically our Summer […]