Growing up in Southern CA, I had only visited places where snow had fallen. It wasn't fresh and untouched. I had no idea. I knew it was cold. And it was fun to sled down a hill. But I had no idea what it was really like until I moved to VA. Our first winter there, was a doozy! 2 feet of snow in a span of about 6 days. For me and that area, that was a lot of snow!
Rich had to have shoulder surgery today. The good news: they reattached the muscle to the bone. Got rid of the bone spur that was there. Discovered that the rotators cuff was in tact and his shoulder joint is that of an 18 year old!!!! The bad news...well....
Remember the book box Ryan made? Well on Friday he brought home his first three books! And happily "read" them all. I know at this point, it is memorization, but I also know that is the start. He is very excited about school. And I am glad. I am still getting used to his absence. It feels weird not to see his little blond head running through the house.
Kristin has entered a contest with Disney. It is called "U Rock" What you do is make a 30 second video singing with your favorite music....since the contest is to meet and see the Jonas Brothers, she picked a song of theirs. Go and check it out right here Then vote and leave some comment love for my girl!
Last week was an eventful week to say the least! School was starting and I had to scramble to get Ryan all set for KINDERGARTEN!? He really likes it so far, but kindergarten can be exhausting.
This happened more than once!
Before school started, not only did I have to deal with doctors, labs, shots and teaching my 4 year old to pee in a cup, I also promised Kristin a haircut. Emily decided she didn't need one. Which, really she didn't. So, good for her!
She wanted a whole new look...
I like it!
So this past weekend, we went in to Old Town to the Farmer's Market. I thought I would be so smart and bring my camera. Because you just never know! Well a fat load of good it did me sitting in the car! Oh well, that is what phones are for.
Fonzie the Pony. Ryan wanted NOTHING to do with him. Kristin on the other hand, was happy to pet and talk to him. Emily petted him a little but otherwise kept a safe distance.
We visited cousin Nicole who works in Old Town. Here she is at the boutique she manages taking care of the boss's dog. Multi-tasking!
We went a lot of different places over the summer. We went to the beach, Idllywild, and Indio. Along the way I saw things that I found interesting and took pictures. This time on the way home from Indio, which really has a whole lot of nothing, I still managed to take a few pictures.
Trees that look like the victims of a fire
Windmills...there were countless many. To tour them was $30 a piece.
A train for Ryan...he was asleep at the time and missed it.
This past week we went to Idllywild. Rich had jury duty so he couldn't go. Having never been we had no idea or plan of what to expect and do. Iddlywild, it turns out is actually quite large and would require a plan and possibly a few days of stay to get through it all.
The first thing we did when we got there was eat.
Once our bellies were full, it was time to guess figure out what we would do next.
picture taking is a good time waster.
My niece was able to come with us. That was a treat.
This little gal was standing tall and proud by herself.
Ryan wasn't willing to sit on the tree stump, but he could "totally" stand on it.
Ryan liked this art picture.
There was a store called "The World Store" and in that store, everything came from within the earth. Things like these lovely geodes.
The kids formed "The Stick Band"
For whatever reason, I was totally amused by this pint sized fire hydrant. I think it is made special for pint sized dogs.
On our way up the mountain, we saw a most interesting tree. It was dead for one thing. But it looked like a bird or something....okay a great big pre historic bird, but a bird. I took two pictures on our way back down the mountain. I liked them both, and then did some tweaking. I am not sure