Monday, August 10, 2009

Last Days of Summer Break

I'm sorry I've been MIA from blog posting but I have been trying to squeeze as much "fun" as I can out of the next few days because school starts on Thursday! Last Friday, I signed my son up for high school...he is officially a FRESHMAN! When did THAT happen? He was just a 6 year old when Sheridan was born and that was just last week, right?
On Saturday, I hosted a Girls Night Out for my backyard movie. I screened Romancing the Stone. It was the movie I saw on my very first date! I served Sangria, apple empanadas and chips and guacamole. My friend Marina brought homemade salsa...super yummy! I got requests for more GNOs!
On Sunday, I took the kids to a Dodger game. We sat in the shade, yeah!, and ate Dodger Dogs, sipped on cherry Icees and compared shades of red on our tongues. The Dodgers lost but I don't care. The kids got free Webkins and I got to spend time with my babies.

On Monday, Sheridan and I decided to take a trip to Santa Barbara. It is about 1 hour and 15 minutes north of where we live. We visited the zoo (where her 9th birthday will take place) and scoped out the site. The zoo is like a park and the lions and giraffes have an ocean view since they are right across the street from the beach.

Next, we headed to the Santa Barbara Pier to the Ty Warner Sea Center. Sheridan spent 2 HOURS collecting specimens from the sea and checking them out under a microscope. She is my future Marine Biologist!

After the lab studies, we headed down to the beach for some practical study. Sheridan had a great time dodging the small waves. Tomorrow---Bowling!


Polka Dot Moon said...

I SOOOO want to come to your GNO! You're too fabulous for words!

We {Jackson} started 2nd Grade today.......I have to agree with you on the time. Too fast!!

Enjoy your last days of summer :)

Natasha @ FĂȘte Fanatic said...

You sure don't miss a beat! Enjoy!

Joanne Kennedy said...

It was so fun talking to you today. Can't wait to meet you in person!

The Zoo for a party is a great place! Who wouldn't have fun at a zoo!

I love Santa Barbara. I used to drive up there several times a month as my brother lived up that way for about 2 years. It was so fun.

I have not been now for years and miss it. I think I'm going to have to go up there again real soon.

We used to stop at Santa's Lane on the way home. Is that place still there? Off the left of the Fwy?


Allidink said...

Awww what great ways your spending the last days of summer with your kids! So fun! Your girls night out sounds like it was a blast!

All the best,

dana said...

I dearly recall the crazy days right before school started when my kids were young. I LOVED doing all of those fun, last minute things with them. Believe it or not, I also loved shopping for clothes and school supplies. When they were bigger, and didn't care if I was with them or not, I loved cramming fum stuff in for ME to do before I had to start back to the grind of teaching. These days, I STILL love to do as much fun stuff as possible. One of these days, I may not feel like it or be able I take advantage of it now. Today, my hubby and I went to our state fair. That is the FIRST time I have ever been there...I can still smell pig poo!! :) It was a fun (but HOT) day. L, Dana

PS I LOVED your photos.