Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Last night I went to the movies with a friend.  We saw Black Swan.  Whoa.  Intense and dark.  But I liked it and Natalie Portman was amazing.

Monday, December 27, 2010


Is it just me or does it seem strange to post your menu on your dumpster gate?  Sure, it may get viewed by a lot of foot traffic but I dunno...seems like it is sending some sort of message.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Pay phone

Wow.  I have not seen a pay phone for a long time. I wonder if it even works.  The last time I had to use one it was out of order and left me feeling like I needed a shower.  I did not touch this one but good to know just in case I am ever stranded next to the liquor store in downtown Carlsbad.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


We are getting really excited for Christmas around here.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Birds on the window

What can you do on a rainy day in Southern California? The beach is no good.  The malls are outdoors.  Bowling...movies?  Too crowded.  Window art!  We were inspired by the blog colormekatie.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rain, rain go away

Wow.  We are going on three days of rain here.  I know most of the world knows how to deal with weather but here in Southern California...we get lost on days like these.  Where did our hot December days go?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fun is...

Playing with remote control cars in the rain with your kids.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lego Christmas Tree

I had to go to Legoland yesterday.  Not for fun, for shopping.  I was hoping that Legoland, being Legoland, would have the biggest selection of Legos.  Not so much. I paid $12 to park.  I waited in the Customer Service line to get a 1 cent shopper's pass for one hour.  (They let you shop in the park for one hour without paying admission or parking...but you have to spend at least $20 in the gift shop.)  I searched the stores in the park but they did not carry the Lego City Airport Kit I was looking for.  So, back in the customer service line I go to let them know I couldn't spend $20 and to request that I still get my parking refunded.  Too bad that don't have a phone number to the actual stores in the park, I could have called and saved myself a trip.  But!  It wasn't a total loss,  I did snap a picture of the Lego Christmas Tree.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Birthday Party

Southern California  style...
It is mid December and today reached 80 degrees.  Perfect day for an outdoor birthday party.  This party was a joint venture for three kids turning 5.  Bouncy Houses, giant slides, snow cones, popcorn, BBQ, face painting and a DJ.  Over the top for sure.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Home sick

I have kids with fevers so I haven't been able to get out to take any pictures.  But we do have our Christmas tree and sitting around a tree in pajamas all day is not so bad.