Thursday, April 13, 2006

One Must Have Tea

When you are five, Spring Break can be stressful. After all, you have the full attention of your mother for two long weeks. Your weary body has traveled to locations such as the water park, the beach, and the ice skating rink (again), and even (gasp!) the dentist. You have spent mornings pondering what you'll have for breakfast....will it be Honey Nut Cheerios or French Toast? Your days consist of swinging on your swingset, loading Barbie and Ken into a horse carriage for a tour, capturing bugs in a bug jar, painting Easter Eggs sparkly tie-dye colors, and swimming in your auntie's pool. With such a busy agenda, things can get a bit hectic! What to do? Why not gather with close friends who are under the same kind of stress and unwind with an afternoon tea? And not just tea....BUBBLE GUM tea and a chocolate chip scones, peanut butter whip sandwiches, and miniature cakes. Feather Boas and fancy hats are a MUST. After all, being a lady of five is such an important endeavor. One must ready herself for Kindergarten, earn stickers on her behavior chart, AND not harass the pugs. My, my!!

Friday, April 07, 2006

We Love San Diego!

We spent yesterday in San Diego with our friends, the Saylor family. They had a beautiful camping spot right on the bay. From their campsite, you could see the buildings of downtown San Diego, the Sports Arena, Sea World, and the hills of Claremont where the lovely USD campus rests.

Todd and Nicole both teach for the Murrieta School District. Nicole teaches with me at Murrieta Valley. She is off right now with their new baby Sophie who is just adorable and reminds me of Gracie when she was a baby. (She even puts her little hands above her head like Grace did.) Their other daughter, Josie, is a wonderful friend of the girls. The three of them get along splendidly; they spent yesterday at the campground park and in the sand near the water's edge. We stayed until dark, bbq'd burgers, and had smores and my new favorite treat, brown bears (which is bisquit dough on a stick cooked over the fire and then dipped in butter and cinnamon sugar...oh my!) Ironically, it was rainy in San Diego until yesterday! The girls and I had the perfect was sunny and breezy and just beautiful. I love the beach (always have!). Also, I'm NOT pregnant! I know the picture above makes me look dad calls it my maternity shirt. Yes, Neil Zakar, the man who wore a "No Cerveza, No Trabajo" hat to meet my first "boss" in college, likes to comment on my wardrobe. Hee hee!