Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Look at my boys! How cute are they? They insisted on these funny looking goggles.

Taking a break in the mall playground. Busy day today visiting Toys r us and then the mall. Hopefully we'll sleep good tonight!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Having fun in the park.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Morning

Just finished a great cup of chai yummie. Had a great day yesteday at Venice beach and on Third Street. It seems like when it's just the family we don't do too much on the weekends, but now with family visiting from Sweden, we're having a pretty busy schedule. I'm quit enjoying it.

Venice beach was packed, and the weather was perfect. Having two little boys with us, Hayden and his cousin Morgan, we couldn't run into too many stores, but it was okay. I still managed to buy a pretty black dress and some t shirts for my boys.

After Venice we headed up to third street promenade and it was pretty busy there as well. Had an early dinner at an expensive Italian restaurants because all the cheaper places were packed. Had planned to spend $50 on dinner, and ended up spending $132...ouch! After dinner we strolled around third street and soaked up the fun atmosphere. I always say this, but we should do this more often!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Post Concert Thoughts

The ABBA tribute at the Hollywood Bowl last night was amazing. We all sang along and felt nostalgic. I remember being in my teens and not thinking ABBA was so hot, but now I realize how huge they were. The Bowl was packed and everyone there were dancing and singing along. What a great feeling. Some people were dressed in retro ABBA style, and there were a couple of gay guys dressed in silvery mini dresses, and silver plattform shoes and huge blond wigs. Did I mention they were already big guys, and with the plattforms they were huge. So funny watching them making their way around the audience soaking up the attention they got. Hilarious!

Today we're heading to Santa Monica with my family from Sweden. A little 3rd Street, a little Venic Beach and maybe a little mall shopping. I'm so looking foward to it. It's been awhile since I've been there.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

At the Hollywood bowl watching a "Tribute to ABBA" like a true Swede...What are you all doing tonight?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Spend the time and money to have my nails done, and three days later one nail broke off. Haven't done my nails since I got married seven years ago. Should have realize that doing housework with acrylics is not a good idea! It's hard enough using my touch tone phone with these babies. Definitely not for me!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Little boys and cars...

Two little cousins at play!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'm at the airport waiting for my brother and family to arrive. I have thirty minutes to kill before they land, and there are no newstands or coffee shops at this terminal. Everytime I'm at LAX to pick someone up I'm either way late or way early. What's up with that? It's not that I leave my house way too early or late. It's the goddamn traffic on the 405 that's so hard to predict. Twenty years ago it took me 45 minutes to get here, and now it's usually an hour and a half. Last week I came to pick my mother in law up, and I left the house an hour and a half before scheduled arrival. Guess what? I was one hour late due to a bad accident. Today I gave myself the same amount of time, and I'm 30 minutes early. Could really use a cup of coffee. Yawn...!

Sitting at the car wash waiting for my car to get spic and span. I'm picking up my brother and his family tonight from LAX, so the car needs to be presentable. And trust me, it was not! Washing my car never ends up high on my priority list, but it should. I feel so much better driving a nice clean car with a fresh scent of yasmin...yes that's my favorite airfreshener. At least at this place!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Post Graduation Thoughts

Woke up at 5 am to say goodbye to my mother in law who was flying back to Missourri after spending a few days with us celebrating the middle daughter's high school graduation. The other set of grandparents left on Friday. So, now it's just us for a day before we get an invasion of Swedes. Jokes aside, I do look forward to my brother and his family's visit. It's just that it's been so hectic here that we haven't had much time to breath. I got back from Sweden 3 weeks ago. The renovations from the waterdamages were just completed days before gaduation guests arrived.
We've spent a lot of time and money to pull everything together, and I still have a bunch of loose ends to tie, but oh well, we'll get there too I suppose.

So the middle daughter just gaduated. She will enter community college in the fall and hopefully transfer to UCLA in two years. That's her plan, she says. Well, her boyfriend just moved out of his parents' and into his own appartment. So, how long do you think before she leaves the nest and joins him? She turns 18 in July. I can just pray that she keeps a good head on her shoulders and realize that wanting adult priviliges entails adult responsibilities. Yes, I can see how exciting it may sound to have your own place, but paying bills and dealing with other adult responsibilites may side track her from her educational path. And that would be a shame!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Spending an afternoon in the park after a hectic week of graduations and all that it entails. We've had a house full of guests, and now we have a moment's rest before the next set of guests arrive. So, we're enjoying the moment.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hayden finally let me cut hos hair...not perfect, but definetily an improvement!

Hayden finally let me cut his hair...with the promise of ice cream afterwards!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Having fun at the park...

Thursday, June 3, 2010 ant eater! What a strange animal. It's usually always been sleeping when we've been here before.

Spending the day at SB Zoo with my boys...!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Started "mommy and me" swimming classes today with the toddler. We had a blast. The pool was warm and inviting with a large shallow end where the toddlers could feel secure laying on their tummies, and practicing kicking their legs. I went with my "home girls" and their kids. Afterwards we went to a nearby park for some serious play time. I must say I love my life. At some point reality will set in, and I will have to go back to work. But for now, I'm enjoying the moment!