Sunday, July 19, 2015

Wet Weekend

It startled me awake early Saturday morning.  What was this strange sound coming from outside?  Could it actually be....raining?  Yes, indeed!  It poured most of the weekend.  Our backyard became a fun playground of puddles for the kids.  Swimming in the rain was a huge hit with Lydia and John as well.  Only downside was showing up to a park for a schoolmate's Birthday party right as the rain picked-up.  We played in the car for a hour until the party was eventually cancelled.  People in San Diego don't make back-up plans.  Megan

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Beach with Trash

This is Lydia's clay sculpture, designed and created on her own at the Children's Museum. It is entitled "Beach with Trash."  I am slightly impressed with her environmental awareness but mostly depressed that this is how she pictures the beach.  Thanks Southern California.  I miss Navarre.  Megan

Monday, July 13, 2015

My Ah-Ha Moment

I now understand why parents love putting their daughters in dance.  This outfit is ridiculously cute.  Megan

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Jack Meets Ken

Jack plays from time to time with Lydia's Barbies, to her dismay.  She has recommended to me "Jack needs a Ken doll."  Well here ya go Jack!  

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Soccer Mom Dreams on Hold

The last few practices of Lydia's soccer season were a little difficult; it took a lot of coercion to get Lydia to participate. John and I decided to take a break and try again when Lydia is older. We are also trying not to fall into the trap of over-scheduling kids in activities. However, Lydia came home from school one day asking to take ballet. And then again the next day...and the next. So when I saw a good deal on a class at a studio near our house, I signed up. Lydia began ballet/tap classes last week and she seems motivated to do her best. Here she is showing me some of her moves before heading to class. Do I have what it takes to be a Dance Mom? Megan

Monday, July 6, 2015

What to do???

I have mentioned before that Jack wants to do everything he sees Lydia do.  Well, Lydia is going through a coloring stage, which means Jack wants to color all the time too.  Only he likes to color everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE.  This kid is a much different breed than Lydia.  When I tell him no, it often makes him want to do whatever it is more.  Stubborn?  A boy-thing?  Terrible twos beginning?  I'm at a bit of a loss.  Megan

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th!

Happy Fourth of July everyone!  We aren't doing much other than hanging out in the backyard.  Our pool continues to be a big hit as summer temps have arrived.  Megan