Sunday, September 30, 2007

A 10 year-old's lament...

"Dear Mom and Dad"
By Allie H.
(Sung in dramatic opera style.)

Mom & Dad - we're sick of doing chores! We're tired of having no allowance!
We need at least $20...... so give it to us right now!
(guitar solo)
We don't like picking up poop or washing dishes!
So stop right now!
Or we will rebel!
We want allowance to buy stuff and have cool things.
We want to watch Hanna Montana! Whenever we want!
Take us to the movies!
Let us get sick of candy!
LET US GO ON CLUB PENGUIN and get brainwashed.

(To be continued...)

Sunday, September 23, 2007

A day in SF.

We spent the day in SF: Allie, me, Isabel, James and Judy. Started at the deYoung to see the Nan Kemper exhibit (no photos allowed but that didn't stop me) and then had tea at the Japanese tea gardens. Fun!

Well, would you?

Sure, why not? Never say no to Marc Jacobs.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

$3,000 and 30 months later...

Before... and after....

Annabelle got her braces off the very morning of school picture day. Perfect timing for a graduating 8th grader. She was a pretty good patient; only a few broken brackets and usually wore her rubber bands. Tomorrow we'll pick up a new high-tech, wireless, thin plastic retainer. Isn't she beautiful? It was worth every penny.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Back to School: Week 2

6:07 am -- my alarm clock goes off. I drag myself out of bed. I'm dead.

got a good 7 hours of sleep the night before but I feel like I could sleep at least 3 more hours. During the summer, I was getting up about 6:45 am and always felt so rested. What is is about that extra 38 minutes that is killing me?

Is it because I know how freakishly busy I will be all day? There was no easy transition from summer vacation to school this year. Almost daily volleyball practices started immediately, homework like a vengeance and additional work from my second job. Not to mention making dinner that all five of us like (impossible!), finding time for the treadmill and breaking up constant battles between the girls.

Makes me want to HOLLA !!!!!!