Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Together Pictures

Here are our 2013 Together Pictures!  


Oops, guess we were busy!?!












Happy New Year!

Here is a nice poem to bring in the New Year:

Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.” 

(Aah, kind of a refreshing way to start the New Year.)

Magical Day

We had a magical last day of 2013!  

We went to the magic place that has lots of nice
people and helps us with achieving our goals:

New chairs in the Lego area!

Oliver thinks there are more Legos!
Just an observation.

Beautiful day!

Dreaming of possibilities.

Oliver being silly with our favorite
lifeguard Kylie!

Peace and Magic are stirred up in this pool!

In the evening:

Mommy was able to pull Oliver out of the Muggle
world and into the magical world of Harry Potter,
full of amazing witchcraft!

We even had some Bernie Botts
to help us celebrate the new year!

They made us giggle!

And gag a little!

Magic smile!

We had some sparkling juice too!

And we made a toast full of magic and wishes
for the new year!

Platform 9 3/4.
(Mommy's favorite part.)

We hope you learned a lot in 2013 and 
strive for progress not perfection in 2014!
(Inspiration from Mommy's Yoga class
this morning!)  Also, don't forget you can
exercise your eyeballs!  Look up to the sky
sometimes and give them a stretch!  

Happy New Years!!!  

Monday, December 30, 2013

Old Friends

 We had another nice vacation day!  We met some old friends at Stagecoach Park and Oliver showed them his crawdad camp!

Akane's little tribe!  She has a 
little girl growing in her belly too!

Our other old friends, Eileen, Danielle, and James
hiking to the camp!

Danielle made Mommy a bracelet!
Mommy loves it!  She also loves Danielle
and is sorry that she was spacey and kind
of made Danielle fall into the water.
Sorry Danielle.

Fun, fun, fun!  

Danielle said she could set up her easel and canvas
and paint right here!  Sweet!  Little girls are so 
much fun!
We came home to rest and not get very much done.

We are off for a swim now!
(Goodnight and sweet dreams!)

Sunday, December 29, 2013


We had another great vacation day!

We kind of wish we could take a plane to some
really neat new place....

but we road tripped to Balboa Park in San Diego
instead!  We love our Adventure Subaru!

We got there with minutes to spare...

We saw the 11:00 show of 
"Jack and the Beanstalk."

Comfy, watching and learning.

We love the puppet theatre!

We decided to do what the sticker told us to do.

We traveled the world, locally!

Oliver wanted to go to England first!

He stood still just like the
 English solider!  Here is information
Mommy shared with Oliver tonight
about the guards.

We had a nice time visiting the Queen.

And paying our respects to beautiful Princess Diana.

After we visited Germany and got
some Koffie...

and apple streudel!

Oliver enjoyed the cottage visits today.
Mommy tried to get him to stay a little
longer in each cottage so she could
look at everything more.

Oliver raced to the United States of America!

He didn't want any apple pie, but scarfed down 
a hot dog...

and tried some good old fruit punch!

Then we were off for Scotland!

Then China!

And then Norway:

We sat on the bench and learned about trolls,
enjoyed the smell of waffles and people watched!

Trolls come from Norway.

Oliver likes the waffles even with a little sour cream!

Next we visited Sweden:

Its really clean and pretty in Sweden!

Next, Oliver had to go back to Norway:
For more waffle!

We just wandered afterwards!

And opened a fortune cookie we got in China.
(Waiting for that happy chapter.)

Bagpipes in the Scotland Moors!


Norway again!  He left some good donations!

After we time traveled to Tuesday:

We wanted to see Aunt Ali's new store off Governor Drive!

Oliver always loves visiting Aunt Ali
and her stores!

He likes looking for and finding one
unique toy!

Mommy found something scrumptious and sweet there!

We had a really fun, educational, full day!  Vacations are so nice.