Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ahh, long weekends

What a great weekend so far. I went to see Sex and the City 2 with my friend Natalie and her mom. We had a great time. I had heard the movie wasn't any good but it was about what I expected. I laughed a lot so it was worth it. Besides I don't get to the movies very often, so I really enjoyed it.

Saturday I took Siobhan to get her hair cut. She lost about 5-6 inches. It took some time talking her into it, but she likes it now.

It will be SO much easier to take care of, so I am super happy with it. Daddy likes it too (thank Goodness). After her haircut we went to the Brea Mall for a trip to Justice. She got four shorts/pants and a super cute eyeglass case.

We picked up lunch for everyone and headed home. After a bit we head over to the Olde Ship in Santa Ana to watch the LA Galaxy game with one of Eric's friends and lots of Galaxy friends. Alan Gordon was there so Diego was happy to get another name on his jersey.

Today we went to Ikea (frames) and Macy's. We are looking to get a new couch. Enjoyed yummy dinner and what I am sure will be another late night of the kids playing the Wii, watching Boomerang and Eric and I going between tv, computers and iPads.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Red O

Do you know who Rick Bayless is? He is a chef out of Chicago, who now has a restaurant in LA! He cooks foods from Mexico and can often be found shopping at the stalls of Mexico for whatever he is making on tv.

We have cooked many items from his cookbook and everything is amazing. Today I made reservations for dinner (next month). Eric and I will be going for a wonderful dinner with NO kids.

We are both super excited. Bradley used to watch his show all the time and we used to think about going out there to his restaurant in Chicago for his birthday or something.

I will let you know how it is. If you want, you can click on the title. There isn't too much on the website yet.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday, Monday

A bit tired today. I keep waking up with numb hands. I tuck them under my head for some odd reason.

Started the HUGE task of watering the back yard today. Played a little soccer with Diego and Cucui. She (Cucui) likes to get the ball and run with it. It is pretty funny trying to get around her, she moves like a true player. Wonder if the Galaxy will accept her if she gets fit?!

My mom said she might get an iPad. She wanted to go get one when she saw mine but I told her they are all out. She wants a 3G.

Eric's birthday is coming up, only he is turning 28 or something AGAIN. Then Diego's is a few days later. My little man will be 6. He keeps asking when he will lose a tooth. Maybe it will happen soon although I don't know what the hurry is. Maybe he wants to drive a car too?

Gonna go watch Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmare now.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wonderful Weekend

Wow, how wonderful to know there are actually people here! Thanks for hanging in there.

We've been working on the yard. By we, I mean us and Javier who we hire to do some stuff around here. He worked for 4.5 hours today and transformed our backyard back into something it once was. Well, if grass were yellow anyway. I think we should tear it all up and start over. Or really, we should replace most of it with something other than grass. Our lawn is huge and frankly impossible to water the whole thing unless it is over a couple of days. Eric has some great ideas for stone and other walkways throughout so we will have to do something. Not to mention I don't really believe in wasting water on grass. I wish we could replace the front grass with that fake grass. Maybe Anaheim will offer some kind of incentive. That would be super helpful. (We were thinking of doing the solar thing too Anaheim if you want to help us out!)

Been spending a lot of time watching True Blood. Basically a Twilight for adults. I know it came out first but Twilight is so popular. I really enjoy it but can only watch it online unless HBO finds it way inside our house somehow.

Looking forward to the return of Mad Men and Living Human on BBC. We also started watching Dr. Who with this new season. Great show. I recommend all of them, it is also on BBC. Eric said that is the only channel we really need. Oh, and Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares. I really like that show too. Which is weird because I am not really into the whole reality show (except Amazing Race), but I look forward to watching that too. Also BBC, ha ha!

Anyone watch any of those shows?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Return

I entered my first blog post on 8-6-04. Almost six years ago. Before many people had even heard of a blog. Is those six years, I have blogged more than once a day to many, many months in-between (recently).

We watched Julie and Julia last night and Eric said "Don't you miss blogging?" I guess I do. So much of what I do is under my 160 characters. You can't express or discuss too much that way.

I enjoyed a day with Siobhan's class this week. We went on a field trip to Santiago Oaks Regional Park. I have been many times but Siobhan hasn't. Many of those kids hadn't either. It was fun learning about animals, rocks and getting a good bit of exercise at the same time.

I can't believe the school year is almost over. Diego will turn six in a couple week and soon he will no longer be a Kindergartener. Siobhan will be entering the GATE program and we are so excited about that. I am certain Diego will make it too when it is time.

Krystal and Bradley are out on their own. As much as we missed them (sometimes) it is really nice to have just the little one's too. Having such a large age grap the drama for the older kids has been removed.

This summer we are working on our yard and house. I am actually growing veggies. I say growing because they haven't yet died. I plan to actually make it work. We are going to enjoy many tomatoes, bell peppers, chili's and peas. I have to plant my radishes and I may pick up something else next time we head to the Home Depot.

We have been enjoying the LA Galaxy games. Well, Eric, Diego and I do. Siobhan doesn't really watch so she stays home. Beckham is hurt and two of our players are off to World Cup but we still plan to keep winning.

World Cup. I think our house is going to be madness for a month and a half. That's okay because I do like to hear a soccer game on the tv.

Hope someone is still reading this. I plan to be back more often and I hope you will too.