Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Go Gordie!!!

Gordie's first day of preschool is today. And man is he ready! He is such a good boy, who loves to play and make new friends...so I'd say he should have a pretty good time at preschool! When we dropped him off today we had to chase him down to give him a hug and kiss goodbye. Although I miss him already, it is kind of nice to have "The View" on the TV in the background as I get things done around the house (Chessa is napping). :-) Gotta love this kid!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

YEAH! SHE DID IT!!! She always knew she would grow up to be a big girl doing to Kindergarden!!! My sweet baby girl...ok, she's not really a baby anymore. My BIG GIRL had her first day of Kindergarden today! It was a half day, and she did great! For those of you who don't know, she is attending a Dual Language School that will give her an excellent education and teach her Spanish. This year her schooling will be 90% in Spanish. WOW! Today I asked what she learning and she said "Como Esta." I asked if she knew what it means and she replied "'Como' means How and 'esta' means are you." I'd say that is pretty good! She says her teacher is a "funny guy," and the kids in her class are nice. Gordie, Chessa and I are going to miss her tomorrow when she is at school from 8:30-3:00. I really wish it was half day kindergarden, just thinking about the length of the day is breaking my heart! I am used to spending 12 hours a day with her...now I'm going to get just about 5 hours a day with her...ugh! That is a big change for this mommy!

Friday, August 10, 2012


It has been really really really really hot here! And school starts very soon. So we have been trying to stay cool and have lots of fun! We spent a nice day with friends at the beach, visited dear old friends in Malibu, the big kids attended Wizard of Oz dance camp for a few hours one day, and Gordie and Chessa have been loving the kiddie pool (Adelee has been staying in the AC playing dolls and dress up). One more week until Adelee is off to Kindergarden. I wonder what fun we will come up with next week.

Friday, August 3, 2012


Oh my! We have been busy! Chuck was gone for a few weeks. In that time we had a couple of pretty nasty illnesses (Gordie and Chessa). Once we recovered from those we were full force ahead including lots of bowling! Chuck returned from New York City and played hookie from work the following day. We hit up California Adventure. By then I was getting a little bit nervous about the last week of the month. We had swim class everyday, vacation bible school everyday and Adelee's KinderAcademy for 4 mornings. So I begged my parents to come out. Ok, it wasn't really that hard, I promised lots of cuddles from Chessa. Thankfully, they jumped on a flight and were here to help! While they were here we learned about the Philippines at the Hollywood Bowl, hung out at the Splash Pad, Chuck and I got to go out on a date, and they got to enjoy soccer practice and swim class. Gordie had a wonderful time at Vacation Bible School. He new exactly what he wanted to do to his hair on "crazy hair day." He remembered Noah's halloween costume from last year. Oh and I am not worried about that kid going off to preschool in a few weeks! Adelee and I had a wonderful time at the parent and me Kinder Academy at her new school. We met wonderful families and she is already singing songs in Spanish, after only 4 short days! Chessa couldn't get enough of Papa and I'm sure was very thankful to not have to be dragged around town everyday this week! Here are some pictures. I'm sorry they are not in order I am sure. But this is July! w