Wednesday, November 30, 2016

first grader

little buddy got a student of the month award. 
her teacher said she always listens carefully, is a big helper, and is working very hard on making her sentences detailed. she also said she really likes to read aloud. 


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

a few weekend pics

It was such a nice long weekend. We did all kinds of fun stuff, and some days didn't do very much at all. 

We celebrated Thanksgiving on Friday this year, giving us Thursday as a free day. May I recommend this to you as a thing to do. 
On Thanksgiving we went to Venice Beach and walked around. 

Took in the canals and all the unbelievably beautiful homes. 

We then hit up Three Weavers to grab some beer for Thanksgiving. 

The kids painted a castle on Turkey Day.

Sash got new peejays. 

I took Joze to the library to make crafts. 

We made this cool house. 
My sister took the children to the grove and took this magical picture. 

We also went to The Point and it was blustery! 

Here's my little first grader. 

and here's the stinker baby. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

happy beeday babe!

happy birthday to Babe! 

Big cheese, I hope all your burgers have eggs on them this year.
And I hope all your beers are IPAs.
And I hope you get to to go Disney with Buddy at least ten times.
And I hope you get to sleep a lot.
Those are my birthday wishes for you.

Monday, November 21, 2016

weekend pics

this isnt a great pic of any of the children, but what i love about it that there are four in a row and little joze is right in the mix with the other three!

We went to see Pennywise at the Ventura Theater and I will have to devote an entire blog post to that, later. I will say this, I saw them there, 20 years ago and it was much crazier this time. 

me and babe havinga good ol time. 

then, sunday,  got to reunite these two besties at a baby shower. What a gorgeous and fun weekend.

oh, and this.

Friday, November 18, 2016

haiku friday

buddy's class has a
charlie brown thanksgiving meal
today at her school.

everyone needs to 
bring pre-popped popcorn to class.
i went to the store.

the aroma of 
fresh pan dulce filled the store,
so we got that, too.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Weekend Photos, a few days late!

My handsome hubby enjoying a Pliny the Elder at the Stone Brewery in Escondido. Can we go back there please? 

For some reason, the monitor was on and I got to watch the stinker baby playing with her toys. 

Buddy, looking grown, joyfully playing with her cousins at a beautiful park. 

little cousins. 

i love the lava girls!! Last soccer game of the season. 

my beautiful mom's beeday. 


hump day

  • just completed my 3rd event in three weeks. i must say - this was my favorite. we featured the state treasurer and he spoke with one of our professors. they were both total policy nerds and everyone enjoyed it. the room was full and people were happy.
  • my little ones are both feeling better (today). there have been some colds running around the house a little but as of today, i think everyone is one the mend. lets keep it that way!
  • its finally fall here (for now) so that makes me very happy. 
  • i know the election results are still dragging (me and) everyone down, but i feel like people are still remaining engaged in a postive way, calling senators and what not. lets keep it going people. 
  • thanksgiving is coming! i feel like i should fast until them. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

temple of the dog

A few months ago, I bought Ten Club (that's the Pearl Jam Fan Club) tickets to see Temple of the Dog at the Forum. Temple of the Dog is all of the Pearl Jam band members excluding Eddie Vedder and the front man in Chris Cornell.

Totally, everyone made fun of me. And why not?

Me and Babe went last night. We totally had the nanny stay late, went out for drinks and dinner and went to the Forum to watch a show.

We were real close, in the fifth row, and the crowd was pumped up. Man, we had such a fun night. 

I am so tired today. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

happy beeday to my ma

We celebrated my ma's birthday this past Saturday! I won't tell you how many trips around the sun she has taken.

But it was a great day.

Happy beeday, Ma! Thanks for being such a top notch lady. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

haiku friday

mom's birthday weekend!
the fam will get together. 
and celebrate her.

josie has a cold.
buddy's is done for now, so.
it makes sense i guess.

it has been six weeks,
since josie was sick last time.
she is still cheerful. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

big plans

i had big plans to buy tickets for Babe to go to the Cal game in the bay area thanksgiving weekend. For his beeday!

But then i lagged and it became so very expensive. Like, we could fly to the east coast for the same price, so I had to re-neg on my promises.

Anyways, unbeknownst to the Husband, the Homies banded together to get him this birthday present which arrived in the mail yesterday during my event. 

It's an ugly cal sweater! And I love it. 

I think photo credit has to be Sash, here, because Josie is too little and it sure would be weird if the nanny took this picture. 

Keep finding things to smile about, people. Every day. The days that are coming may be dark, but we have been through dark days before. 

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

the day after

I am proud to have voted for Hillary and so sad she lost. She is a hero of mine and a classy broad.

But I love America and I love you guys. Let's keep on keeping on, kids. Here's a picture of my baby to brighten up you day.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

fired up and ready to go

what a great day! Let's hope it stays great. 

I was able register and take the girls' nanny to vote for the first time. What an awesome day. 

And then I got to cast my vote for the first female president of these united states. i've been with her for a long while, and i sure hope she wins. 

by a landslide. 

i'd love to show the world how truly great America is and that the people of this country would never vote a small minded, racist, misogynist to the white house. 

Monday, November 07, 2016

a few weekend pics!

we went to the zoo!
with gabs and her family.
we had so much fun!

we got out of town,
and had a little visit.
just enjoyed ourselves.

now, the holidays.
prepare to shop, eat and drink.
and exercise, too!!! 

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Feliz Cumpleanos a Mi!

As you know, my beeday falls on Dia de los Muertos, one of my favorite celebrations of the year!

Look at this magnificent altar at Buddy's school. I of course wept when I saw it. 

And there's grama and grampa!

Big shout out to my peeps today. Thanks mom and dad for having me. 39 is going to be a damn good year, I can tell already. 

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

halloween wrap up

These pics are so similar but I couldn't choose. In the top one, Buddy is looking at Joze a little bit which is sweet but in the bottom she looks like Wonder Woman, so determined and fierce. And in both you can admire Joze's little tail wagging. 

The loot! 

Joze only went to the neighbors house and then helped me pass out candy. Babe took Buddy all over the place. When she got home we poured out her candy (see above) and later Babe said, did your mom look over the candy? 

And I said, oh, for needles and stuff? No, I was just looking to see what I wanted to eat. 


Now we can put away the halloween decorations for another year, which will make the house feel 100% neater.