Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I can't tell a lie...

I've done it once again. Not that life stops but I just can't keep up on the blogging.
I've found facebook also. bad bad bad like crack not that i would know. But just bad.
So last week Diane and i had a mom's night out. We went to the new Rave Theater in town and saw What Happens in Vegas Ok, so i just admitted that i saw it...we also enjoyed it. The man in front of us at the end of the movie got up and said, "you ladies sure got your money's worth." We both had tears from our laughing. You know us when we start to laugh.

So Liam has been asking for a preschool...finally!!! Well my friend Jeanne son goes to a preschool and they were having a field trip to the pumpkin patch and we came along. He LOVED it!!! They had a new baby miniature donkey with the mommy. Liam said that was us because the mommy was protecting the baby. My sweet boy.

On Sat. i joined Diane in a booth for a fundraiser at her school. I purged 6 years of scrapbooking stuff.
breathe in breathe out
We did quite well but after we were starved so we picked up the boys and headed out for tacos and margaritas. Yeah then we had to go to the city park to sober up a little by way of the barbers chair. Dueling chairs that is. Hayden wanted a 1 and 1 but he got a 2 and 2. Liam just got a clean up from granddaddys buzz.
On Sunday i headed into Oakland chinatown to have brunch with about 200+ of my people. Yes the OwYangs. Very interesting lot. I hadn't planned on going until my Aunt Betty called and said that she was going. A nice surprise was to see my cousin Petrina and her daughter Jasmine. i have not seen them in a while. Talk about life getting in the way. The boys miss camping with them. Never a dull moment. While i was looking for a parking spot i did a ditzy thing. i thought the sign said 8'2 not 6'2. 8'2 was on the other side. So i headed down into the lot and heard BAM...yes it was my racks hitting. Of course i couldn't back out right away because of the pile up of little cars behind me. They had to back out then me onto to busy Webster St. They all moved fast when i went...i skidded out. Well i was on a downhill grade. What was i suppose to do. i also got to go to my favorite chinese deli YUMMY!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

challenges, inspirations and little lovelies of fall...

So this past weekend was our Art, Wine and Jazz Festival. Hayden entered his Matisse and he also had a drawing he did with his class. Very proud of that boy i am. He started out drawing this summer with my father and this was one of his firsts.

Diane, Liam and i went to Berkeley last Sunday. Liam came along so he could go to his Grand daddy's and Lizzy. He was so funny because he asked to spend time with the 2 of them. So i dropped him off and we were off to the mecca of shopping that awaited us. A feast for the eyes also.
We hit the usuals Scapbook Territory, Castle in the Air and Anthropology. Oh My GoodNeSs we are so starving out here.
It was so good to feel the vibe of the city. The Obama bake sale had some yummy things to eat. We would never have one of those out here.

Upon picking Liam up...we walk in and my little guy is was buzzed by Grand daddy. there were long rouge hairs and pockets where the steady hand must of waivered but nonetheless it was time spent with family. He picked these beautiful little pears with Lizzy. They were just so cute.

Returning with my bag of goodness i went straight to work that night. My head was racing with inspirations. So these are some of my fun that night.
i have been consuming myself with challenges. This one that one...well my next challenge was to Diane yesterday. Finish 3 projects by the end of the month. Things that are almost finished but just not done. How many of those do we have? Why can't we just finish them? Well i have found a lot while i am cleaning out my scrappy corner. i have NEVER cleaned out gone through or thrown out my stash. Oh am i sick!!! Bring in the guys with the white coats.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Saying good-bye...

to our sweet summer. Ah yes it is now fall the days are cooler the leaves are falling and the geese are flying. At least they sure were last week where we were camping at Collins Lake. If i don't hear another flock of geese flying over until next year I'll be happy. They don't have alarm clocks...one squaks and they all start in...6:30AM first light yes?
Bruce made fishing fanatics out of the boys. They loved it. Maybe not the walk back...the lake was low after 2 years of draught.

Our home sweet campsite. Yes, you can see 2 tents. i hit the dirt on this trip my husband was visiting his father. Since the boys were down on the dock fishing Diane and i found ourselves with a lot of idle time and we only brought one scrappy project Daniela's so we played many hands of solitare.

You got to be sure you explore your world above and below.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

How do you teach a teenager manners?

So yesterday we had the honor of meeting Claude, the albino alligator at The Academy of Sciences. Evidently he and his lady friend are unruly teenagers and have no manners when it comes time for their meals. They attack the biologists behind their wooden walls.Hayden enjoyed having the docent there to answer all of his questions regarding the alligators and fish.What a treat it was to go to the city. Of course we were there for the kids but it was absolutely worth it as an adult. The kids ran all over the facility.The boys enjoyed the fact that they could go under and over in the building.

The building was a feast for the eyes. And so nice to get out of town for the day. i guess a couple of other families thought the same also...saw some other towns people. Well for our next adventure...stay tuned!!