Grandma came for a visit, which is always so nice especially since Grandma is a very busy lady. She stayed for 2 days so we kept her busy, and loved having her.
The first night we took her to our favorite Mexican restaurant. The carne asada tacos are awesome.
The next day we went to the Quail Botanical Gardens, I have never been there before it was actually really cool, and the kids loved it.
Then we made Grandma give the kids a bath, and read stories before bed.
The next day we spent the morning shopping thanks to my wonderful Tuesday babysitter Stacey, and she was off after lunch. We miss her already.
My Mom just got back from a trip to Canada and brought back a few souvenirs from my home land. If ever you want delicious chips you have to try Old Dutch..... Ketchup is my favorite.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Well I decided to finally take piano lessons this summer, I found a wonderful teacher, and realized how much I did not appreciate how difficult it is to play this amazing instrument. Not that I thought it would be easy or anything, I think I just thought it wouldn't take me like 2 weeks to learn " Happy birthday to you" with basically only one hand. With that said it's been a lot of fun, even if I never learn how to read or play something substantial.
I don't know what it is about our backyard this summer but birds seem to enjoy setting up camp here. We had more birds we BELIEVE decide to make a home on the roof of our house, we didn't actually see the nest. Only these birds did not like that they had to share the backyard with us. We couldn't go outside for a while or one of them would land a little too close for comfort, and proceed to chirp a what I would call a very angry sound. Even when some one would come to the door they would puff up and land on the tree in front of our door and chirp some more. It got to the point that if we even looked out our sliding glass window they would land on the girls picnic bench and yell at us. Josh of course begged for the go ahead to teach these birds who was boss around here, I of course said "No" since that would of involved being allowed to obtain some sort of shooting device, that would then of resulted in a very tragic outcome for the birds.
So I don't know what it is about my tiny, usually messy closet, but the girls love it in there..... especially Paige. When ever I'm in my bathroom trying to get ready the girls set up camp in the closet. Lilly covers Paige with my big winter jacket and pretends to read her stories, then puts her " night, night". Or they are climbing in laundry baskets and trying on my shoes. Hey at least it keeps them busy long enough for me to get ready.