Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hello Aunt Betty

After dropping off Eric at the airport so he could spend some of Thanksgiving in Denver, we drove south to visit Aunt Betty. How nice it is to be on the beach. Lola played and played in the sand with a shovel someone forgot. We also went into the little aquarium at the end of the Manhattan beach pier.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

What a treat to have share Thanksgiving with Friends and Family. Eric & Virgil had fun working in the kitchen. We made a menu for our Austrian neighbors who joined us. Lola liked having her date with their son. She fed him some bread. Oh how tasty Thanksgiving dinner is... YUM.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Spending some time in the kitchen

Homemade rolls from freshly ground wheat.. (take a deep breath of yeast bread.. oh nice:)Freshly made Foccasia bread, makes mouth water. Spinach artichoke dip with peperjack cheese on top- soo tasty, cranberry sauce- terrific on graham crackers and savory with turkey, pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling- yes please! Burbon pecan pie,,,oh so tasty!Of course the always satisfying sausage cheese balls- must for Prewitt family gatherings. And tomorrow, the turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, green bean caserole.

Racing with Eric

Lola took Eric over to half priced games at Dave and Busters for some racing. She showed him how to play whack a mole and surfing. Fun times

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Terrific Thursday- Pilgrims and Pies

Today we had the class at our place. We talked about pilgrims and the native Americans. We also had a great time making homemade apple pies from scratch, the crust too! We also made a cranberry relish that you don’t cook. Oh very tasty!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Park Playdate

It’s so fun that the girls play together with their own games. We had a good time at the park. There were a few lingering flowers that smelled wonderful. Lily already had her tree up and when we came home Lola started wondering when we are going to put up ours:)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Terrific Thursday-Native Americans and Turkeys

We wanted the children to know about how different parts of the country had different tribes and they all didn’t live in Tipi’s. We also talked about some of the food the pilgrims and the native Americans might have eaten, like turtles, nuts, and fish! We made headbands for a festive little party and ate a fruitful turkey for a snack.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Dance class is a nice hour break for Mom to run over to whole foods and have a chance to shop. Lola enjoys it so much. She likes the stretching too. They pretend to do different things, like spreading jelly on their legs. It’s hard to take a good picture through the glass.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hands on Hip

Gym time! Lola in her little leotard. :) When they walk between stations she is suppose to put her hands on their hips.

Lounging at the library

At the library they have a nice couch area that the kids can take their shoes off to relax and read. Lola still enjoys Curious George Books. How thankful we are for such a nice library service.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Enjoying the Sunshine

We went down to see the animals at the San Francisco Zoo today. The penguins were being fed and we stopped to watch. The lions were roaring and it was soo cool to hear. When we made it to the back where the bears are we made it just in time to watch them be fed. It was awesome watching them actually fish for real live fish in their pond. After seeing the African animals we went over to the pier for a nice lunch and stopped by the sea lion docks, they are still mostly gone. Of course Lola road the double decker carousel too.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Terrific Thursday- American Symbols

As Veterans day is around the corner and we are getting closer to Thanksgiving we decided to talk about symbols of America, like the flag, Bald Eagle, Presidents, what was veterans day for, what’s a soldier. The girls learned a lot of new vocabulary.

Who can resist a good tea party?

A house full of girls usually ends up in a Tea Party, at least at our house that is:) Things that girls learn from Tea Parties.... Manners, hospitality, conversation skills, pastry decorating skills and the importance of friendship.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hello Aunt Betty

While daddy was away on a business trip the girls headed down to LA to visit Aunt Betty & Uncle Jack and their fat cat. We took Aunt Betty to the cemetary to place some of her home grown Birds of Paradise flowers on family graves. Lola had a great time running on the beach afterwards. Oh to dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean. Such Joy!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pink Pig Umbrella

This little piggie went wee wee wee all the way to church.We had a little drizzly day on the way to church. Lola took out her little pig umbrella to walk from the parking lot. She looked so cute.:)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Coyote Point to say hello to the river otters

Our friends joined us for a trip to see the wildlife at Coyote Point and to play at the dragon playground. The river otter was in an especially playful mood. He kept following the girls back and forth in front of the glass. It made Lola and Kiku laugh and laugh. In the museum the girls had fun rearranging the water bottles to make patterns.

Happy Diwali

Our friends invited us over to celebrate Diwali, an Indian Holiday. We were terribly late because of traffic and missed the ceremony and prayers, but we did enjoy the fireworks in the drive way and the Indian treats. Lola of course had fun playing with Kiku and the cousins. It was fun to get to wear our Indian clothes too:)

Thursday, November 4, 2010


We feel like we’re cheating the seasons when so many places across the country are cold and wet. Lola gets to play in the sun at the park barefoot. We love watching her ride her bike there.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dance Dance Girl

Tap and Ballet are what the Doll is learning in her dance class. I think she might like tap a little better. She talks about the steps more~ shuffle tap step or heel toe heel toe shuffle shuffle.. Mommy likes that the teacher uses real dance vocabulary so she knows the proper names of moves.

Terrific Tuesday-Seasons and Planets

Sometimes, well actually every time, we go to make plans for our lessons we relearn or learn new things about what we want to teach the children. Our Class was really full today with two addition little ones joining our fun. We talked about how the seasons change and the plants change. The kids made some space pictures and playdough planets. We went on a nature walk and collected some leaves. There was a lot of new vocabulary introduced this lesson. All the planets, orbit, seasons, rotate, axis, universe, comet... the list is pretty long... After our lessons we usual let the kids wind down with a movie from the library. It was cute having them all sit on the couch eating a popsicle.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Playing some games

We made a mat man that Lola dressed up. Then we played dress up where Lola was tinker belle. We played Madagascar too!