Saturday, May 30, 2009

We've had a busy week!

So much going on this past week - I think I'm so tired I could sleep like this guy...

Last Saturday we stood in line for over 3 hours to see Disney's Christmas Carol Train. It wasn't too bad, really. And Colin just loved it! You can see more pictures here.

The next day our plans changed at the last minute, so we headed to Travel Town in Griffith Park to ride the trains and have a picnic. We also rode the other train at Griffith Park, over by the pony rides. Colin also tried out a simulator ride and loved it, so we plotted when we could get him on Star Tours at Disneyland..

And this week was also Colin's last day in preschool. I guess he's officially a kindergartner now.. My baby is growing up! His class went to Wilson Park here in Torrance, for a train ride and playtime.

Yesterday was a very big day for my husband - he received a Civilian Career Service Award from the City of LA. Colin did well through the two ceremonies, even though he was bored silly.

Afterward we headed to Disneyland, where we met up with friends for a few hours of fun. And Colin did indeed ride Star Tours for the first time!

Add to that swim lessons, doctor appointments and physical therapy... am I glad this week is over! I now have a little less than a month to get the house cleaned and get packed for our trip to visit our parents.

But for today, I think we will simply hang out at home. :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Everything is just beachy...

We had a lovely day yesterday - we went to Bolsa Chica State Beach! When we left home, it was hot and sunny. Then we got to the beach - chilly and foggy! We didn't even bring jackets, but we had fun anyway!

Colin played in the sand and went for a walk by (and in) the ocean with Daddy. We started our bonfire and some friends joined us. We cooked hot dogs and had s'mores. The kids all had a really good time, and we adults had a very relaxing

Hope you all have a good week leading up to the long weekend!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Chainmaille - not just for knights!

I have been playing around with chainmaille for a while, and I have finally listed my first piece! I know there are some of you out there who hear chainmaille and think of medieval knights.. It is such a versatile craft that you can make just about anything - I'm choosing jewelry for now. Watch my shop closely over the next month for new items!