Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mid-week Wrap-Up

I'm so far behind on posting, but trying to catch up here.

I do have new posts up at Parentella, but instead of posting individual links, I urge to subscribe to their blog and read everyone's contributions.

Here are some pics from our Mother's Day. We met up with my sis and her family and my parents at Bubba Gump's in Santa Monica.

My nephew took this pic from the Ferris Wheel.

And I've never seen this one before, but thought it was cool.

To tell you the truth, I wasn't much looking forward to going to Santa Monica after spending all of Saturday at Disneyland, but those views from the Ferris Wheel reminded me why I love living in SoCal.

It's also always nice to spend some time with my family, especially my sister. Once again, as always, we ended up both saying the exact same thing at the exact same time with the exact same inflection! I may not see her as often as I'd like, but she will always be my best friend. When my girls are getting along, I see their future and I know how much that bond will mean to them in their adult years.

Last night was Sylvia's spring choir concert. I will most likely write a Parentella post about these experiences in the middle school years. For right now, I'll just say I'm glad it's over! She tried out for Choir for next year, but doesn't seem to want to do it anymore. And that's fine with me. I'm actually glad that she's had both experiences of being a cheerleader last year, and in the choir this year, but next year, I think we really need to keep her extra-curriculars limited to what she does at the after-school program. The experiences are more rewarding for all of us!

OK, I'm not liking the new Compose platform in Blogger. I'm also really really sick of my template.

I have one more event to get through this week, and then things should calm down for a while.


Florinda said...

Time for Blog Advice You Didn't Ask For:

I found my current template at Our Blogger Templates: http://www.ourblogtemplates.com/ They have some great, flexible options, and it was very easy to install.

I didn't know the Compose platform for Blogger had changed; I've been using Blogger in Draft (http://draft.blogger.com) for so long I barely remember the original setup. BTW, Blogger in Draft has a Template Designer feature.

Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day weekend!

Julie@My5monkeys said...

I love visiting down there and have yet to visit that pier.

Sounds like you had a great weekend at disneyland and the pier. Happy Mothers to you and I understand being busy.

You have beautiful girls

MindyMom said...

Great shots of the girls! Glad you had a great weekend. :)

Danielle said...

I am so jealous of your beautiful pictures. We are supposed to get up to 2' of snow. I may have to come visit! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad your weekend was so great! I can't wait to give my girls their first Disneyland experience, once we're moved. They'll never want to leave!

Cat said...

Looks like fun. Your relationship with your sister reminds me of me and my siblings- we're very lucky.