Wednesday, May 23, 2012


We went to Big Sur State Park.
It's not very far from here, and to get there you drive down the scenic Route 1.

Which made me a wee bit nervous because there is only about 3 feet of shoulder separating me and my loved ones from a cliff , and the Pacific ocean.

We went hiking. The kids did surprisingly well for the amount of uphill walking.
Josh had to carry me for a little while.
I tire easily.

We saw some big trees.

Redwoods, to be exact.

Then we went to a beach.

Alex had a birthday.

And Derek had a juice box.

Well, technically a juice bag, but it sounds kind of funny when he says that so we stick with juice box.
I don't want anyone to think I approve of my children saying douche bag.

Ahhhhh! It's the head!

Alex thinks it's funny that I find the head a little disconcerting. So she hides it places.
Like in my bed.

It's just my cake in a box.

Don't judge me. She said, and I quote, "Best birthday cake, ever!"
Can we say easy to please?

Today was windy. I could tell from my bedroom window.

I like it here. 
Because I can use my bedroom window to see if the waves are choppy.

-Josh is full swing into his course now. So far, he's enjoying it. It hasn't been overly challenging yet because he did so much Rosetta Stone while in Afghanistan. The pace will probably be picking up soon.
- He's been told to expect between 1 and 3 hours of homework a night.
- That's okay. We'll still see him more than we have for the past several years.
- I hired a tutor to give me Spanish lessons a couple times a week. I start in June.
- I also signed up for a Spanish class that meets one night a week starting in the middle of June.
- It takes us 11 minutes to walk to the aquarium. It's a fun break for when we just have an hour to kill. The kids each can pick a couple things they want to see, and in theory, they get some energy out on the walk.
- In reality, they are still loud and energetic after we get home.
- Alex has 2.5 weeks of school curriculum left.
- The human head weighs 8 pounds.
- Goodnight



Taylor said...

I forget, when is the moving date to Spain?
I want to go to an aquarium.
We are incubating chicken eggs. Because we are odd now.

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

California is a great place to be living while learning Spanish. Lots of places to practice.

I heart your view.

Joyce said...

Big Sur is on my list-I've never been. Lucky you with a view of the ocean!

Christina said...

So cool!! (The Redwoods, not the Head)
You are making me think about the fact that I need to get out and do fun things with my kids. :)

Christina said...

It sounds mean that I said the Head is not cool. It's cool for Alex. I'm sorry for the torment it brings you.
Am I overthinking my comments?

The Henry Crew! said...

I agree, the head is creepy... but after letting your daughter pull every hair out of you head while "practicing" french braids, you will be grateful you have a substitute head for her to practice on. I'm just sayin. :-)