Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Isn't it funny how some songs just bring back so many memories? Driving today, I heard three songs that brought back memories that were so strong I could picture the tiniest details. The first was "Hotel California", which made me remember the drive to Palm Springs with Robin, Cynthia, Amy, and Michelle for Spring Break freshman year. I can recall the quiet road, the song we were all singing and philosophizing about (what does that song really mean? Years later, I heard it was written about the mental hospital in Camarillo, now CSU Channel Islands, where I took some summer writing classes, now that brings back other, slightly freaky memories....). I can picture the red jeep we were in, so excited to be on our first college spring break!
The second song was "Blister in the Sun" by the Violent Femmes. I could instantly picture myself walking down an Isla Vista street late at night. It was cold and we girls were singing that song as loudly as we could, linking arms and laughing. Ah, college life!
The last song that brough back such strong feelings was "Home" by Coldplay. I remember sitting on the rocking chair in the Tarzana hospital nursery, rocking my 4 day old baby Spence, hoping that we could take finally take him home after a horrible hospital mix-up (not the baby, the lab work!). I can picture the striped wallpaper, and hear the nurses chatting with each other as they rocked and fed and changed tiny babies. I sang the part about home to Spence, and was so thrilled that only an hour or so later, he was released! Wow, the power of music...
SOOOO excited to see friends this weekend that some we haven't seen in a long time...Brian, Chip, Vicki, and Steph! Yay!
Pic is of Spencer and Jake, his cousin and buddy in crime!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

that's life

Did you hear how the govt. is thinking of getting rid of the penny? I guess they have to make more pennies than any other coin because people stash in. If I see a penny laying around the house, I usually leave it in whatever drawer, closet, purse I find it in. But if it is a quarter, I snatch it up (or Spence does and puts it in his piggy bank). New Zealand apparently did away with the penny, and everything is going fine without it. Merchants just adjust prices slighty, in fact, to the consumers' benefit. Hmmm...I also heard KFed (Kevin Federline, Mr. Britney Spears, a fellow Central Californian, I don't really like claiming that!) is on a mission to save the penny (and his career)! Hee-hee
Summer is trucking along...3 weeks into my summer break. Spence had and loved swim lessons, we're slowly working on potty training, playing, playing and swimming...Cooper is taking more steps now. He is pretty cautious, not like his danger ranger older brother.
HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY to my little sis Jenny! She had a great day yesterday partying out in LA and then spending time with her hubby back home in San Diego. She got THE camera I want for her birthday! Lucky gal! :-) CAN'T wait to see her this weekend! She and Just are coming up! Then we are going there in July to visit her and the San Diego Zoo. Spencer needs to see some real animals. He wants to see the elephants and the snakes.
The pics today are:.. one of the Daddy Pics photos (spell out DADDY and put into a picture frame). And one of the birthday girl with her prince charming at Buca de Beppo when we visited in April. Love ya, Jenny!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Bad blogger and boys' update

Ok, bad blogger...lagging on the blog...we have been soooo busy...My boys had their 1 and 3 year dr. appts, then Spence had a dentist visit and an eye doctor visit. We are caught up for at least 6 months! :-) Spence finished his swim lessons this week, too. He loved them! We have been doing stuff around the house, putting up a ceiling fan, getting concrete along the side of the house, and getting an estimate for hardwood in our family room. Now that we have been here a year, it is time to make some changes. It's very exciting!

Spence is a total crack up now...the things he says. "Mommy, our house is beautiful", "Let me think about it" (when he is getting in trouble, he'll sit down, fold his arms and say this), hmm...what else, I know he is cracking us up all day, I need to keep my journal out all the time to capture these funny moments.
Coop is starting to walk. He's not that interested. He can walk, but he prefers to crawl and he is fast! He is waving bye to everyone and "talking" a lot more. He calls Joe "da". He is starting to rough house with his daddy and brother and becoming more of a daddy's boy. My cute them!
I'll leave you with a few pics of Cooper's party...

Friday, June 09, 2006

almost 1

can't believe it...has it already been a year??? On one hand, it flew by, how did he get soooo big? My baby??? On the other hand, it seems like he has always been here....always been a part of our family. My Cooper...happy happy birthday (almost) dear boy....He's not quite walking, but taking steps. Yesterday he took 4 steps at a playdate, and wow, were the other mommies impressed! :-)
Spence started swim lessons this week and is a fish! He is so cute! He sticks his head in very well, but has a hard time keeping his legs still. He just wants to kick, "look, mommy, I'm swimming!" he cheers.
How's your summer going?????

Saturday, June 03, 2006

birthday party fun

Spencer had his 3 year old birthday party today! Fun! We had a tour of the fire station and then played at the park next door. I think everyone enjoyed it. 12 little kids in their cute hats...I share some pictures for your enjoyment (especially the aunties that couldn't be here....) Thanks to Grandma for the cake! :-)

Thursday, June 01, 2006

1 more...

Ok, I have a 10B. too, maybe the most important one...potty training! Sounds fun, huh???
Thanks, Sally, for being so quick on your list! Vicki, gotta update!!!! You have a pretty cool pic you could post....