Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A day with Daddy

After dinner...
video

Friday, September 25, 2009

Monarch Butterfly Parade

Our Monarch butterfly!
The kids paraded around the ENTIRE playground twice.
On the 2nd loop!
Maddie's Class


This is an annual Kindergarten event at the conclusion of their lesson about Monarch butterflies. All the Kinder kids get "dressed" up in their own wings and headbands..then parade around the BIG playground where all the other kids come out of their classrooms and watch.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sept 16 - Into France

Back on the CORRECT road again... to Caunes-Minervois...
ummm, we are supposed to be on THAT road down there???
sun-bather at resort...not a pretty sight ;p
THE lake at Homps
kid emptying out shoe...I know, paparazzo me!
the driver and navigator
We're in France! Slow down next time so I can take better pics of signage!

Sept 16 - Figueres: Dali Museum onto France

I think someone is all "droopy" and museum-ed out for the day.
One of MANY MANY churches we visited!
Happy to be leaving Museum!

Interesting...this was taken through a magnifying glass...



onto the museum
Anson and his after meal expresso.."PINKY OUT!"

Dali was definitely an "artist" but I found it to be a little too artistic for me...not sure I would decorate my home with his stuff...we took lots of pics but some are "too interesting" to post :)

Sept 16 - Leaving Barcelona

Waiting for her husband to come pick her up! Had to stop her from borrowing a bike...
Our hotel, the green facade one.
Random bar
View from our hotel room/back alley.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sept 15- Barcelona

The 1st of MANY yummy meals together...
Random cool "art" by patrons
Pre-dinner, we were able to see Kristina and Patrick :)
Definitely what the Dr. ordered Quyen to take...

Friday, September 11, 2009

1st artwork from Adam


We survived his 1st week as well...BARELY :)

Another Butterfly poem...



A butterfly came to visit me
Now it's sitting on my knee!

Then it tried to taste my toes
Now it's sitting on my nose!


Butterfly prose

I'm a little white egg on a leaf so green
Then I hatch into a caterpillar fuzzy, long and lean.

I eat a lot of leaves and grow big and fat
Then I spin a blanket around me just like that.

Inside my chrysalis I sleep a deep sleep
When my rest is over from my chrysalis I leap.

I spread out my wings to get ready to fly
Can't catch me now I'm a BUTTERFLY!


**(AND YES, SHE CAN ACT THIS ALL OUT!)**

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Adam's 1st day of Pre-school





Follow the leader... "hurry up Boo! we're gonna be late!"

I can't believe both kids are in school now... where did the time go? I thought I would be elated and super excited...which I guess I am, but I am having a lot of mixed emotions. I no longer have "babies" or toddlers, I HAVE KIDS! :) It's been a great roller coaster of fun (most of the time) with many days of us just hanging out, keeping each other company and/or naps. But there have been so many days where I doubted myself and my ability to be a good mommy...

I hope their enthusiasm for school continues for at least the next 15 years! ;P

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Maddie's 1st Artwork from Kindergarten

Maddie's mural...by Chu B

With Chu B! THANKS for making dreams come true...
*and Co Miho for cleaning out the room*
Maddie was MORE than ecstatic! She claims she could live in her room FOREVER :)
The final work...
Mixing of more colors which I find just truly amazing!
Adding the focal point...
He took a break to let paint dry so I snuck in w my camera...
Here he goes... (mixing all the colors from OOPs! paint at that!)
Artistic prepping...
Waking up to Blah room sunday...