Thursday, May 29, 2014

a day on the central coast....

While my father was in town we decided to take a trip to Monterey and Santa Cruz.  About 40 years ago my dad was stationed at Fort Ord.  This is where I believe he started his military career.  Before they sent to him to Korea, before he met my mom.  I love listening to my dad retelling the stories of how he met my mom in Korea.  How she was a cocktail waitress and when he laid eyes on her, he knew he wanted to marry her.

I like to think when he brought her back to California she fell in love with it like I did.  But my Father  tells a different story.  He said that she was terribly homesick and wanted to go back to Korea.  Which  I can totally imagine and relate to.  Except she didn't even speak English, what a culture shock that has to be.   But I like to imagine her running on the beach and enjoying bonfires with my Father.  Both so young at the time, so full of life and possibilities.

Our weekend was similarity great.  We went the aquarium, where we saw tons sea life.  We ate yummy food and bought souvenirs. We also went to Santa Cruz and walked the boardwalk.  The best, however was watching my Father and Step Mother playing with Max.  He loved having them here and so did I.

a perfect mini cone!

Dennis the Menace park

last day of preschool

Preschool is pretty frickin' amazing!  What kid wouldn't love preschool? Games, snacks, art projects, constant praise and tons of attention from the sweetest teachers.  And I swear there is something in the water that preschool teachers drink. Vodka?  But wait, maybe it is vodka.  Maybe that is their secret.  That warm demeanor, the endless smiles, and the lack of reaction to kids getting naked in class or pouring out an entire bottle of glue.  Vodka would definitely help me in those situations...

SO I kid.  But seriously, those teachers taught me how to be a better parent  To play with my child better, to be more patience and to listen.  I can't say it enough, I loved their school and truly hope they have room for us next spring as we try to sneak in again.

signing in
front roll
striking a pose
nice kicks

Popsicles, juice boxes and cupcakes all before noon.

The wonderful Mrs. Barbie
fixing the cars
snack attack
water day!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

too much fun...

Let the games begin.  This month we are having a influx of visitors, and we can't be more thrilled.  Especially the monster whom is reaping all the benefits.  Candy, ice cream, kisses and undivided attention.  He is the main attraction and he knows it.  May has brought Megan, My Father and Step-mom, Rob's Father and girlfriend and my Sister and Brother in Law.  Now thats mouthful!

Max helping with the bags as guests arrive

pool time
Lego mania
watching clouds roll by
garden time
places to go
kiddie pool
how many men does it take to change a light fixture?
(you gotta put family to work too)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

more garden posts...

I just can't get enough       
Week 4

                 The following week...

                  Week 6-7 ( I think)