Monday, August 14, 2006

My favorite part of the fair

Elyse is an active child, very active. She wants to see and do all there is to see and do and she wants to do it quickly. I spend a lot of time chasing her and I can't take my eyes off of her for 1 second.

I had to strap her into the stroller because she kept taking off down the through way while we were trying to eat dinner. It had been a long, hot and tiring day on my part and I just wanted her to sit still so I could eat for 5 minutes.

This is Elyse strapped into her stroller eating a fig nuton. She was strangely quiet and content to be sitting there.

A minute later I looked down and this is what I saw. No wonder she was content, she was tired, who would have thought that after only 8 hours of being on the go would tire her out?

Oh yippee! She was asleep. That meant I could go look at the photography exhibit, my favorite exhibit in peace.

I switched her over to the stroller that reclined. We take 2 strollers because Christophers short legs get tired and the double stroller just annoys me. She slept for 2 hours and I was able to relax. I really enjoyed watching her have so much fun at the fair, but her nap was a well deserved break and rare gift for me.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Rear of the fair fun

We went to the fair a few weeks ago, all 7 of us and we took our 2 nephews with us too. It was a lot of fun and I have a lot to share. I thought I would share these pics, they are some of my favorites.

Rear ends. "Whose is bigger mom?"

Kids looking at the baby pigs, I love the rear views.

Not sure what they were looking at here, but they found it interesting.

Washing their hands after petting all the animals. My favorite part.

Scott, Elyse's biggest brother helping her row their boat through the ocean. I love seeing them play together. He is so good with her, he always takes time to listen to her and play with her and he is so patient with her. I hope their relationship is always a close one, even though he is 11 years older than she is.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Yesterday I got up at 6:00 a.m. to use the bathroom and through the open window I could feel a COOL breeze. Not the sticky hotness of the humidity or the feeling of a blowtorch breeze, it was a cool ocean breeze.

For the last 3 to 4 weeks I look out my window before I go to bed and I wish on the brightest star, okay I beg the brightest star to send an Artic blast down our way. For the last 3 to 4 weeks that star has let me down.

I woke up Dave to tell him that my star finally came through for me. He doubted the star. The heat wave has moved on. I opened all the windows and doors and there was a breeze coming through the house. The air conditioner is NOT running 24/7 like it has been for the last 4 weeks. People, I have coolness in my life again, and once again, I love Southern California.

Today is another day at the beach for us, a cool 77 degree day at the beach.