Thank You, Aunt Kathy

We love cards, especially when they include money for an ice cream treat.Joey1978 RulezThe timing couldn’t have been better when temperatures reached into the nineties
Joey1978 Rulezso after dinner at the Farmer’s Market, it was quick walk over to Rite AidJoey1978 Rulezwith all those flavorsJoey1978 Rulezwho can decide?Joey1978 RulezI always suggest chocolateJoey1978 RulezYum!

 

{this moment}

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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Tide Pools

Across the bridge, there is a smaller aquariumJoey1978 Rulezperfect to visit on a weekend when Long Beach is hosting the Grand Prix near our local aquarium.Joey1978 RulezWe are fans of the water and shells and rocks, but we don’t love the sand.
Joey1978 RulezWhen it is a low tide the tide pools are the best:
Joey1978 Rulezmaking for lotsJoey1978 Rulez of exploring,
Joey1978 Rulezclimbing,Joey1978 Rulezand discovering.Joey1978 RulezHenry found a “snow” rockJoey1978 Rulezand there was a seal being moved off the rocks, escorted back to the ocean. Close enough to hear the sounds she made and watch her make a safe return.
Joey1978 RulezThese three are such ocean babies, soaking up sunshine together.
Joey1978 RulezThey are all healthy and that is something we aren’t taking for granted these days.

(This Moment)

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.DSC03100

Day Off

Slightly confusing that I had Cesar Chavez day off, but not Joe and Paul. This meant I had a morning with two little ones. DSC03083We walked over to the park and Henry entertained us with tricks on his scooter.
DSC03076He loves the attention. All eyes on him.
DSC03075Then in the afternoon (Joe currently has a ton of homework-on top of student teaching) we evacuated the premises to leave him in peace and headed over to a fiesta.DSC03093These are friends from school.DSC03095Luckily there are younger siblings so we can all have fun.DSC03097Lots to explore  with the toys of friends. She was mesmerized with the princess dolls and doll house.
DSC03092So much play that we came home and crashed hard.
 

 

April Fool’s

My only prank was this mini lunch I packed Paul.DSC03098Inside the mini bag I put a mini sandwich, mini box of raisins, and carrot sticks cut up. The juice box should help with with proportions. It was tiny.

He thought it was silly. I don’t really do mean jokes, just funny.

Happy new month!