August 26, 2014

Experience 11: SCRATCH at ESMoA

I LOVE graffiti and street art exhibits and taking the family to Experience 11: SCRATCH was really cool.  This was our first time at the El Segundo Museum of Arts, a great little artist space nestled in a quiet neighborhood in El Segundo. 

We made it to the Family Day (FREE!)event which was a perfect day to view this urban art exhibit.  The kids took part in all their activities as a way of taking in the whole experience:

Experience 11: SCRATCH, ESMoA

There was a word puzzle scavenger hunt for them:

Experience 11: SCRATCH, ESMoA

Look carefully:

Experience 11: SCRATCH, ESMoA

Find clues:

Experience 11: SCRATCH, ESMoA

Hidden messages are everywhere:

Experience 11: SCRATCH, ESMoA

Signing off.  It's been real!

Experience 11: SCRATCH, ESMoA

I sooo LOVE that the kids enjoy coming to museums.  My wish is that they will grow up to be cultured individuals with an appreciation of all kinds of art.  Oh I hope so!!

August 24, 2014

This week in pictures | Aug 18-24, 2014

Tooth fairy was here:

I bought a crock pot.  I want to peak soooo bad!!

Playing with letters:

Missing an UPPERCASE Y at the end:

She has a dark side too:


Going on week two of meal planning.  It's working out!!

She likes to take the lead on our walks:



Friday night dinner:

Bite rider:


Can't decide what's more precious, her little fingers:

or her little legs?

Family day at ESMoA:

SCRATCH art experience:

Leaving our mark:

Brothers: might be the one person in the world who gets you:


Happy "giving" weekend!

August 23, 2014

Four weeks of art

O.K., it was really supposed to be six weeks of art.  Presley missed one class because he was at Legoland. And the other landed on the first day of school.  The community center offers creative and fun classes at affordable prices that you don't feel so bad when you miss one or two.

Presley had been asking to take art class all last year.  I just couldn't add one more "drop-off" to our schedule so when summer arrived I had no excuse but to grant his wish:

Thinking this short term art "thing" would be enough to fulfill his creative soul (at least for now), this arteest is now asking to take art classes year round!!

August 18, 2014

This week in pictures | Aug 11-17, 2014

Our summer in a jar:

New backpacks, new lunches, and new shoes.  It's the first day of school!

Presley went feather hunting at recess.  He said he missed me:

...and she misses him...everyday now:

Baby got (a new) back.  Missed her (I know, I know...just a car). But absence does make the heart grow fonder:

Say NEVER, like NEVER putting my kids on the bus, and happily EVER happens:


Conserving water one drip at a time from our A/C unit:

95 F:

Saturday night:

He's slowly loosing his baby-fat fingers (sniff, sniff):

Prepping for Monday night's dinner of spaghetti and meatballs.  The boys loathe lumps:

For a taro birthday cake, head to a Chinese market:

Patience is a virtue:

Love and Love:

His first tooth fell out at lunch!

Pig ears on my Dad's 72nd birthday.  Now that's special!!

The BEST bunch!!

Happy weekend!

August 10, 2014

This week in pictures | Aug 4-10, 2014

Welcoming committee in front of the Madrid Theatre:

The Madrid Theatre

Finally made it to one of the children's performance series.  It happened to be the last free show of the summer. Lucked out!!

The Beautiful World, Madrid Theatre

Movie time:


Tree People

Then downward:

Tree People

Now water break.  Today was the first time we didn't lug the stroller. She hiked on her own without any complaints!!

Tree People

A boy and his stick:

Joined the Y:

Bathrooms are up ahead:

Spent most of the day in water:

The Chima Water Park was excellent!!

Truman thought these were hilarious:


Shoe shopping:


...and lunch date with my 8 year old newborn son.  He spent all of lunch talking about Star Wars when the plan was to talk about "his" goals and "my" expectations for 3rd grade.  Why am I soooo weak!!!???

The Cheesecake Factory

Donatello is his favorite TMNT:


Ben & Jerry's before dinner:

Ben & Jerry's

Surviving Target with the whole family:

Dim Sum was so yum until...


David had "problems at work":

My Dad made a brief appearance.  Seeing him in his signature Hawaiian shirts make me smile:

Dead squirrels are falling from the sky:

Waiting for family at 3rd/Fairfax.  I scored seats for the 13 of us!!!

Happy "last" weekend of summer (for us)!