After last week being so busy, you'd think I'd have taken the weekend to just rest and relax. Nope! I took Melody, her Grandma Marie and met her Grandma Alice down in Fashion Island in Newport Beach to browse the playhouses they have set up there. The playhouses are for kids, yes, 10'x8'x10' so they aren't big, but in their smallness, they are nicer than even one room in my entire house. They have flat screen TVs, hardwood floors, lofts, green lighting, fountains, custom cabinetry, and one even has a "hockey" rink in its backyard and a place for the virtual zamboni, yes sponsored by the Mighty Ducks. These little playhouses are not for the faint of heart or light of pocketbook. Each year, builders and businesses sponsor the creation of the playhouses and they are then auctioned off to the highest bidder. We down here at the bottom assume the highest bidder has a backyard or two that could support the playhouse, fully landscaped and outfitted. Ahem, I don't think one of these playhouses would fit IN my backyard let alone my pocketbook, but I digress. We had a great time, played in several fountains, rode the carousel, went to lunch. Pictures are posted in the gallery, along with some other pictures from other random days including Melody's foray into cheerleading for the Angels.
Next, I've nicked the following from my friend Mary Beth's blog, who nicked it from Dani, lol. Enjoy and feel free to copy and paste into an email, deleting my answers and adding your own, then forward to all your friends, copying the person who sent it to you... heh. You can post in the comments if you like. Edited: this is a one word challenge. Answer each question with one word. If you read this earlier today, ignore what I wrote then as it had too many words. :-)
Your hair? frizzy Your mother? awesome Your father? Papa Your favorite thing (not including people)? sleep (this seems to be a common theme amongst the Mamas) - I'm taking this verbatim! Your dream last night? frightening Your dream/goal? security Your favorite drink? Coke Zero The room you're in? Office Your ex? forgotten Your hobby? Victoriana Your fear? pain Where do you want to be in 6 years? Thirties Where were you last night? home What you're not? skinny Muffins? cranberry-orange One of your wish list items? Wii Time? waster Where you grew up? California The last thing you did? Dentist Favorite weather? brisk What are you wearing? clothing Favorite book? Numerous Your TV? plasma Your pet? numerous Your computer? iMac Your mood? ennui Missing someone? Tara Your car? TSX Something you're not wearing? perfume Favorite store? Target Love someone? Numerous Favorite color/shade? blue Last thing you ate? lunch Your life? busy Your friends? loyal What are you thinking right now? Pain What are you doing at this moment? survey Your summer? short Your relationship status? married What do you do when you can't sleep? I can always sleep When is the last time you laughed? Dentist's Last time you cried? Recently
I just added some new pictures from when we went to the Orange County Fair. The theme this year was "Say Cheese" so in every sense we embraced the theme. We were silly, cheesey, and we took lots of pictures. :-)
I also added some pictures from our Saturday morning at Grandma & Papa's house. Grandma made pancakes with strawberries (yum) and cream (not so sure), Melody played in the backyard in the faucet and all around got soaking wet. We had to put her clothes in the dryer before we could even come home. It was a really nice visit with lots of hugs for Papa.
So, mosey over to the gallery and have a look.
Saturday, we took Melody over to Auntie Sam's for a haircut! She did great. She really loved sitting on the booster, and she held still while Sam clipped just a little bit off the ends. She really enjoyed looking in all the mirrors, and all around had a great time. Unfortunately, Mom and Dad hadn't decided whether we were going to actually get her hair cut that day, so we left the good camera at home. Once again, my iPhone to the rescue and we did get a few fun shots of her enjoying her first beauty treatment. :-)
A very happy Easter to everyone! We went to the Cypress Community Easter Egg Hunt, and Melody did great! She just wanted to play with the toys at first, and then, just eat the eggs, but she got the hang of it after a few minutes. Pictures posted in the gallery!
Below is a little video of Melody, tired. I think you'll get a kick out of where she decides to sleep.