Monday, March 9, 2009
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
For the first time, I saw snow dusting the top of the mountains immediately surrounding Stevenson Ranch. The weather prompted an emergency trip to the mall to purchase winter jackets for the girls (whose regular one's have a home in Big Bear).
As for Big Bear . . . what can I say . . . they've had the most snow in 35 years!!! Getting more than half of the average annual snowfall in just a matter of days. With about 42" of snow, it is truly a winter wonderland! With plans for a Big Bear holiday we loaded up the cars with holiday goodies and caravaned through a snow-covered desert!?!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
We followed it up with our annual trip to Ojai for the Ojai Wine Festival. It was another beautiful day, where we only lost one 2 year old for about 15 minutes. (A special thanks to the security at the festival for finding our friends little boy . . . by far the worst parenting moment in my life, and it wasn't even our child. Thankfully everyone was okay, just a little shooken up and heart-sick.)
Mia finished preschool at Christ Lutheran and we celebrated with a wonderful year-end picnic at the park. Kindergarten here she comes!!!
And, both girls started our seasonal swim lesson blitz. Tuesdays through Fridays for a three-week period the girls are immersed in the water. Mia, the beautiful mermaid, is honing her free-style, backstroke, breaststroke, and dolphin-kicks! She also experienced a diving board for the first time this week and was hooked! She wondered why we didn't have a diving board in our 5-feet-deep pool. Honest question for a 5 year old. Then she said we could put one in when our swimming pool wore out! Great idea!!! It's such a joy watching them swim.
And, the death-defying Zoe is fearless in the water. She is on the verge of swimming on her own. She's even taking a few strokes and practicing her her dives (after watching big-sister do them). She also loves going underwater, and will jump off the part of our pool that is about 18 inches above the water. All we have to do is get her to stop splashing the teacher and screaming every time he comes close to her. Poor guy . . . didn't quite know what he was getting himself into with our session.
Other than that, the remainder of June will be filled with a dance camp for Mia, a visit from Papa with the "bald", and relaxing and sipping vino in Big Bear.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Mia Translation #2 . . . "Why did the the candy cane, and the shade, and the van cross the road?
. . . . To get to the beach to go in the pool!
Who says they have to make sense? So, long as they make you laugh, right?!? Wishing everyone much love and laughter in your life!