Monday, May 28, 2012
Backyard pool fun for the Pace's and Snesko's! The kids really had fun playing around with Stephen and Cody. Chelsea and Chelsea tried to have a quiet time on their floaties but that didn't last long. We enjoyed eating hamburgers and brats and baked beans and pasta salad. For dessert we had "Stephen's favorite cake" and ice cream.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Tatum had some end of the year celebrations and Chelsea couldn't attend because of her work schedule so I went instead. The Monday after Mother's Day they had "muffins for mom". We were served a muffin and they sang several songs. Tatum really has excelled in her preschool this year and has enjoyed every minute of it. Always excited to go each day and happy when you picked her up.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Chandler has been taking piano lessons for a year now and his first recital was a few days ago. He did excellent and played four pieces. The last three were duets with his instructor. The instructor's name is Zoe Simmons and Chelsea took lessons from her when she was a little girl.
Gretchen, Chelsea, Tatum and myself went on a long weekend trip to the Orange County area. We stayed at a cute little cottage in Seal Beach. The town was charming with a cute street for shopping and lots of well manacured homes. Our intent in going was to visit the Long Beach Antique Street Fair in Long Beach. Alvin and I went to this fair last July and I was impressed with what was for sale. This time not as impressed. Maybe after you see something for the first time it is never as good when you repeat it the second time. We were there three hours and saw it all.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Yes, they did go to Phoenix Children's Hospital but not for being sick children. Gretchen works there as a "child life specialist". Some of you probably don't even know what she does and I find it difficult at times to explain what her job entails. I usually say she helps the sick children and their parents with ways to cope with their hospital stay and sickness. She needed to update some of the pictures they have on hand to show the children what a certain procedure involves. So, Chandler, Cooper and Tatum were the models for the day.