Saturday, July 27, 2013

Monkeys at the zoo

Desperate for a little family fun, and desperately avoiding my ever-growing pile of laundry, C and I surprised the kids with a day trip to the San Francisco zoo. We had so much fun! We bought the kids a zoo key, which they shared beautifully. We bought overpriced lunch and let the kids eat pizza and drink soda. Avery was a hit with every auntie and grandma in the place. Even though there's a ton of traffic and I'm sitting in a parking lot nursing Avery, I have the biggest grin on my face. Today was a total win :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

So freaking busy

Ten (eleven?) days between posting and still this is going to be disjointed, train of thought style. I have been going non-stop and there's not much of a foreseeable end in sight. I'm still the acting supervisor of my unit and am daily learning all the things I didn't know. My old boss is back as my "mentor" which both helps and complicates things because she's like a state employee hummingbird. I'm teaching one night a week, which is awesome but also a lot of work because I've never done it before. We also picked this exact moment in life to start looking for a house again, so there've been all those associated meetings/showings/zillions of hours spent perusing MLS (side note, holy fuck prices have gone up since last year!) And to top it off, this past week each of us has been struck down by what can only be described as a stomach bug with roid rage. At completely separate times because, of course.
So yeah, busy. And barfy. I don't see the busy part resolving anytime soon but I'm hopeful that we'll get a routine going so that we can go back to eating real food and wearing clean-ish clothes. REALLY hoping the barfy part is over.
In other news, Avery can roll front to back and back to front and keeps getting herself wedged in her gym. Cracks me up every time. And Syd has started asking for a French braid every day. It makes my heart very happy.

Friday, July 5, 2013

And they call the thing rodeo

I decided during lunch today that, despite the heat and our recent Disney trip, I wanted to take Eli to the rodeo. C thought I was crazy, so Eli, Avery and I snuck off, leaving C and Syd home. Y'all? That's the best $40 I've spent in a long long time. Eli screamed himself hoarse. He got to see bullriders and trick motocross. It was so freaking fun. We stayed clear to the end and Eli literally bounced to our car.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

We went to Disneyland!

It was awesome and totally worth the astronomical price I paid (am paying) for season passes. The kids loved it and we only lost one, and very briefly. Most of the pictures though are on my real camera and I'm supposed to be reading for a class I start teaching tomorrow and am grossly under-prepared for. So for now, phone dump!