Moving is quite a challenge. Any move involves so much work. You have to pack, you have to sort and organize, you have to find a new place. You have to buy packing materials. You have to buy more packing materials. You have to give formal notice. Switch all utilities. Research new Internet and cable service. You realize all the packing materials you’ve forgotten to buy and go buy even more. Continue reading
In honor of my 100th blog post, I went whale watching at Dana Wharf. No, that’s not true. I went whale watching because I got invited and was very happy to go because I’ve never went on a whale watching cruise before. But this is also my 100th blog post, so I thought it would be a cool tie in. 🙂
Wow! This week just flew by, didn’t it? Last weekend was the Annual Sandcastle Competition as part of the Long Beach Sea Festival. I had never attended before, and it was just amazing. A few dozen groups build the most amazing sand castles. A few vendors were there and the beach was abuzz.
There were 2 main categories in which castles were judged: Professional and amateur. Within the professional category, the judges awarded a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. Within the amateur category, there were several prize categories. So may I present, without further ado, the most amazing sand sculptures I’ve ever seen! Continue reading
Because it’s summer and there is no such thing as a school night, weekends don’t have to happen on the weekends. So Christopher and I had ourselves a pre-weekend, a preekend! The coolest thing about having a preekend with a 7-year old, is that you get to be a kid again! Yay!
When the sun goes down in Long Beach, beach life starts! At least during certain nights of the week. It’s the summer, so date night can be ANY night. Isn’t summer awesome? Tonight was Christopher’s and my date night. Every so often, my son gets to experience what a date is supposed to be. (Cheap, fun and innocent. That’s right!) So he gets to take his mommy out. He doesn’t have to pay yet. 😉 But tonight, no one had to pay, because movies by the beach are free! Continue reading
It was Christopher’s first and my second time at Cars Land at Disney’s California Adventure! I love the place – I think it’s genius they made it look just like the place in the movie. And of course I think it’s awesome just the same that they actually have the characters drive around as real cars that will speak to you. There’s almost no topping that. Continue reading
I wish I could have just taken Christopher and gone to the beach today. But work didn’t care that it was the first day of summer; it still wanted to get done. We’ll celebrate tomorrow. Today, after being inside all day because of work, we just did another indoor activity: We went to see Monsters University. (If you haven’t checked out the website, you totally should. It is set up like a real university’s website with incredible detail, and a campus store of course. The marketing person in me is screaming: Excellent job, you guys, I am so impressed!)