Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bear Wants More

Last week Sweet Peas had their spring performance which was the kids acting out the book, "Bear Wants More". Dottie as a little timid about being a part of it about 4 weeks ago and declared that she "actually wanted to just watch" but not long after that she jumped in wholeheartedly and was so totally excited about it. We read the book MANY times and by the day before the bid day, she was reading it to Esther because she has it so memorized. She had a countdown going the week of the play and would wake up every morning and say, "The performance is in 2 days..." As we were walking to my car the morning of the big event, Dottie exclaimed, "I am so excited Mama!!! The day is finally here!". The play was all of 5 minutes but Chuck and I couldn't have been more proud. Dottie was a bunny with her buddies Lulu and Sasha and excitedly waved to us when she saw us in the audience. Esther was also very eager to watch her big sister on stage and clapped excitedly at the end. Check out Dottie's big debut as a cute little bunny... Untitled Untitled Dottie and her buddy Audrey... Untitled

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A much needed makeover

This past week, our house got a much needed makeover with a new paint job. We said goodbye to the yellow that was on the house when we purchased it and hello to the tannish grey (and added the red door just for a pop of color!). Dottie and Esther have been enjoying posing in front of the newly painted door... red doors! photo.JPG IMG_2387

Friday, May 11, 2012

sunday streets in the mission

During the summer in San Francisco there is a monthly event called "Sunday Streets" where the city closes off all auto traffic on a select area of streets in a select neighborhood and opens the streets for just pedestrians and bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc. Fortunately the Mission has been chosen for at least 3 of the monthly events this summer which gives us the perfect opportunity to enjoy it because it is so close to us. As I mentioned previously, the weather has been stunning this year which makes it even super easy for us to get to! We walked down with Mie, Ella, and Erna and met up with Kim, Jon, Frannie and Jane and after walking around for several hours, couldn't resist ending the day with yummy ice cream cones! Ice cream! photo.JPG photo.JPG photo.JPG

Sunday, May 6, 2012

cinco de mayo

We have been in San Francisco for almost 12 years now and this year is one of about 3 that I can remember having such consistent gorgeous weather. We have had little to no rain (sadly this means little to no snow in Tahoe) and warm enough weather to wear short sleeves regularly...an odd thing in SF. Yesterday we enjoyed a perfect cinco de mayo with a very fun water balloon fight and margarita's & fresh guacamole on the back deck. The day ended with the "super moon". Water balloons! porch living allie and esther Super moon