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)!

August 04, 2014

To protect and to serve

Venturing out to different parts of L.A.when the kids are out of school is what I LOVE about summer. We drove out to Highland Park where a gem of a historical museum stands, The Los Angeles Police Museum:

The Los Angeles Police Museum

The Los Angeles Police Museum


The Los Angeles Police Museum

Handcuff relics:

The Los Angeles Police Museum

Wow, a Ford!

The Los Angeles Police Museum

Big bird:

The Los Angeles Police Museum

The Los Angeles Police Museum

BOMB case you didn't see the first two times:

The Los Angeles Police Museum

"They're awesome!" is not what I wanted to hear from them:

The Los Angeles Police Museum

Rich in history:

The Los Angeles Police Museum

With just a week left before school starts, cramming in summer is going to be challenging.  There's still so many fun things to do/see on my bucket list.  It just might have to carry over into winter.