Wednesday, March 19, 2014

disney day

we went back to disneyland today. we are going to get our money out of our passes. yay. we met mason's friend archer and his mom there. we didn't hang out with them for too long. we did the classic rides including a trip over to tom sawyer's island. they now call it pirate's lair on tom sawyer's island. they added all this pirate stuff that is new from when i went there as a kid. it is really cool. it was the first time the kids had been there. they loved playing in all the caves. i love all the wooden bridges. we also went in the tiki room and the jungle cruise. all my favorites.

after we split up from our friends we headed over to the haunted mansion. we all love that ride. it was so fun for me to be at disney with just my three kids. we could do whatever we wanted to do without a big group decision. it was very relaxing.

i decided to not stay too late. i didn't want to get stuck in traffic. the kids were also getting pretty tired. we got home at 4:30. they played while i cleaned up.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

spring break

we are on spring break. yay. it was so nice to not have to wake up early today. so very nice. we decided to skip dance class and go to santa monica to visit my sister and their cousins. bodhi is not on spring break this week so we went with jen to pick him up after school. he was so excited to see all his cousins waiting for him. we stopped for frozen yogurt on the way back to their place.

the kids played the rest of the day and jen and i got to talk and hang out. we made delicious salmon tacos for dinner. we stayed until bedtime. it was a fun and relaxing visit.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

the happiest place on earth

today was the best day ever. we got annual passes to disneyland. yay! it has been a really long time since we have had passes. they keep raising their prices and it was just too expensive. but this year jen and ray decided they were going to get disneyland passes instead of throwing a birthday party for bodhi and kira. we decided that we would do the same. we really did spend too much money on the passes but i don't care. i am going to take the kids all the time. i even convinced miles to join us and get a pass for himself. a real family outing.

we met jen, ray, christina and their kids at the storybook cafe for bodhi's birthday brunch. the brunch was fun but way over priced as expected. they had characters walking around making the kids laugh. after brunch we went into california adventure to see the new cars land. it was pretty cool. we rode some new rides including the little mermaid ride. that is a fun one.

we also went over to disneyland and rode a bunch of rides over there. we stayed all day and had plans to stay to see the fireworks. we almost made it. we were going to watch the fireworks from the roof of the parking garage where we were parked. we got the kids in their jammies and waited for the show to start when mason and connor got too cold and too tired. then dahlia started to cry, so after a couple of fireworks we took off for home. still it was the best day ever.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

color me mine

dahlia went to a birthday party at color me mine. it is a cute shop where you pick a ceramic item and paint it. then you come back in a week after they have fired it and pick it up. dahila picked out this adorable little penguin to paint. it was not that easy to paint this little guy. i tried to help her out a little bit. she was having fun but she soon got sick from the paint fumes. she is really sensitive to smells. i was thinking this would be a nice place to have a party but i guess it is not for us.

we stayed for cake and then headed home. we are all a little under the weather today.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

natural history museum

we had a great weekend. today i took the kids and met jen, ray, bodhi, and kira at the natural history museum. i love this museum and have decided to renew our membership. they recently have made lots of fantastic changes. it is really a fun place for the kids to learn. every time we go we see something new.

they had this booth set up today where they take pictures of you on a green screen and then comp you into funny backgrounds. the kids did it and the pictures were really cool. i actually bought the set. usually i don't go for the expensive photos. i think it was worth it this time though.

we stayed at the museum for three hours and then we all went back to my place for dinner. the kids love hanging out with their cousins.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

the attic

kids are so funny. miles is installing security camera's around the outside of our house and had to go into the attic to run cables. the kids were crazy excited about going into the attic with daddy. they were even more excited when they found a rat skeleton. fun stuff!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

western round up

today we woke up early to go to the western round up. it is a carnival at connor's preschool. this year it was pouring rain so they moved all the games inside and set up a huge tent for the pony rides and petting zoo. i had to work at one of the game booths so miles took the kids around to play and see everything. i missed out on all the fun. once my shift was up they all wanted to go home.

they did get to play lots of games. connor's favorite activity was the pony rides. he loves to ride the ponies. how cute. luckily it stopped raining for a little while. mason likes the petting zoo. connor and dahlia got tatoo's before we left. a fairy for dahlia and spiderman for connor.

we lucked out and it didn't start really pouring rain until we got home. the rest of the day was really wet. we stayed in and i did laundry. it turned out a pretty relaxing day.