Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
We went to the Wild Animal Park yesterday. They were re-opened and doing things for Halloween. The kids did a scavenger hunt all over the park and then got a handful of candy for their prize. They also made bats and ghosts in the new Discover Station area. The park was very empty. That was great. We wandered around slowly and lunch there. We watched the elephant show. Sunita didn't want to do the show the trainer was asking her to do. She made up her own. She walked along the balance beam and got up on the big tree stump all on her own. The trainers didn't know why she was doing this but it was fun to watch how her mind was working. We saw the Cheetah sisters being fed and then relaxing.
I like the new tram better. It's not as long but it's much closer to the animals. We got to see the devastation from the fire too. They literally stopped at the fence lines. The Animal Park has an amazing fire prevention system.
All in all it was a good day. It was so nice to be out. We are coughing a little more today though. Just that little bit of exertion I guess.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
The weather man is saying the wind is calm right now. Pray that it stays that way so they can get the tankers in the air.
Monday, October 22, 2007
It's really scary down here for lots of people. My friends were evacuated this morning. Most of the schools in the county are closed. Except ours-the kids are pissed about that. We don't know where Paul is right now. He was still in Malibu early this morning waiting for a new assignment. That could be to stay there or come down here.
It's very smoky even here in Oceanside. I could see the glow of the flames this morning before the sun came up.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
This is a wig close to Kendra's hair color. It would require tying her hair down close to her scalp and putting the wig on. Hmmm, almost three hours up and down with curlers, sleeping on them and maybe getting a not so great result or forking out $85.00. I know what my decision would be and I know what the money keeper's decision would be. Oh well, maybe it will be fun to watch a movie and curl hair in the hotel on Friday night before the competition.
Monday, October 8, 2007
"Kids are different today,"
I hear ev'ry mother say
Mother needs something today to calm her down
And though she's not really ill
There's a little yellow pill
She goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day.
It's dinner time. "Kyle, where's Kieran?" "He's climbing the shed." "Whaattttt!?!"
Kieran did this all by himself, then called me to take pictures of him. Yes, very impressive. It's the taking pictures while trying to control my urge to yell something along the lines of, "don't run with scissors", "you'll poke your eye out with that stick", "if Johnny Milligan jumped off a cliff....." All those things somebodies Mother said.
Kieran is amazing. His brain works in mysterious ways but he exhausts me. Thank goodness for Guinness and Preference by L'Oreal.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
6:30 am and Kyle announces he's bored. There's a hard and fast rule that no one is allowed to be bored before Mommy has a sufficient amount of caffeine.
Paul dragged the bored ones to the "hiking park". The rangers let them hold Mr. Pibb (a tarantula found in the soda machine) and feed a 4 foot long gopher snake. My girly girl dropped a tiny innocent mouse into a snake's cage. Yuck!! If she has nightmares someone is going to have a lonely night on the couch.
And this is where Kyle and the Leapster became friends again-For the rest of the day. Mushy brain boy!