Sunday, February 19, 2017
What A fun time at Top Golf with Dad and Abigail. Abigail and I did terrible in both games we played. First it was just a game of take turns and hit but then we played teams. Dad killed Abigail and I and he was on his own team against us.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Right in the middle of a summer swelter, San Fran and its moderate temps were just what we needed. On a bit of a whim a mini-vacation was planned to get away to the coast, and enjoy the city the way the locals do. While there we stayed a little motel on Lombard St., and enjoyed the many quaint stores within the area. Dogs definitely rule the roost around these parts. They are welcome in any store and treated like a member of the family. First night consisted of the wharf, Pier 39 and Rainforest Cafe. The kids enjoyed all the sights and sounds, especially the street performers. One who Spencer was sure was a robot. We ended the night with some sourdough turtles from Boudins. The next day was bit more relax with a stroll down Chestnut to Noah's Bagels, and then a good session at the local park. After that, it was off to the cable cars. Without a destination known, we hopped on and ended up in Union Square, where we changed our plans to eat at Lori's Diner, and it could not have been finer. After naps, we decided to continue our adventures on the MUNI and travel like the locals. It got a little crowded at times and the places we wanted to go to all ended up being closed, but the journey was fun nonetheless. Day three brought the Exploratorium and after 3.5 hours, we still didn't see it all, but our energy was fading, so we cut the visit short. Off to Lucca's Deli for some authentic Italian sandwiches and spaghetti, then to top it off, Susie Cakes cupcakes for dessert. All in all, it was a fantastic trip with no real agenda that we will be sure to do again next year to take in even more that San Fran has to offer.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Our not-so-little Abigail is growing up so fast and seems to reach milestones too fast for our liking. the most recent, which was losing her first tooth. This tooth had hung on for a good while, but nothing was going to keep it from falling out this night. Abigail was excited, yet a little apprehensive about pulling it out. She was definitely against using any floss to yank it out. So she slowly loosened it to the point of no return and eventually removed it all by herself. We both screamed with excitement upon realizing that it actually came out, and as she ran to show mommy the excitement turned to fright, and she started to cry. The crying was short lived, and we quickly set on making the tooth envelope for placement under her pillow. The tooth fairy made her first official visit for Abigail, and the money has already been spent.
This was the third camping trip made my the neighborhood gang, second trip with everyone being able to attend. This year's location was the coast at a beautiful campsite called Costanoa. Although it was a wee bit chilly at times, it didn't take away from the fun-filled adventures everyone had. We arrived to the site on Father's Day and enjoyed a well planned night of food, drink and songs. The next day we all managed to make the hike to the beach where the kids explored and splashed in the waves. Tuesday was a two-fer, we were able to go see the redwoods on our nature hike, and go to Santa Cruz to enjoy the boardwalk and the beach. Each night we were able to all huddle in around the fire and enjoy each others company. We had many visitors throughout the trip including two skunks, many prairie dogs, one little resident kitty, and several raccoons who feasting on our food. All in all it was a great trips with great friends. Can't wait for our next camping installment.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Abigail completed her last performance for the spring dance season, and might I say, it was flawless. She was front and center with her friend Clarisa, and the two of them danced in perfect unison. We are all very proud of little ballerina in her last performance in ballet shoes. She has decided that she would like to try hip-hop or jazz next time. New and exciting moves are sure to come from that. Here is a picture of Abigail with her roses that Spencer gave to her after the concert. She made sure that we didn't forget her flowers with multiple reminders.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Alright, so I thought I would give this whole blogging thing another whirl. Work is kind of slow, and I need something to keep my brain from physically dying. There has been so much that has happened since our last entry, and no amount of motivation would allow me to catch up, so with that said here is what I can remember in bullet format.
- Spencer graduated from Phoenix Preschool.
- Summer was upon us with swimming and more swimming.
- Visited the great island of Newfoundland. Top notch visit.
- Camping trip to Fallen Leaf Lake with the neighbors (rained on last day).
- Andy and I milked a free white-water rafting trip. Booyah!!
- Spencer started Kindergarten.
- Abigail's Christmas Dance Concert.
- Christmas in Cali this year. Loved the new fake tree.
- Sledding in the Sierras.
- Home floor reno official began, and is still in progress.
- Bring on the 2010 Rocklin Pony baseball season.
- Finally finished the front garden area. You're welcome neighbors.
- Grandma and Grandpa Polischuk come for a visit.
- Running Events: Davis Stampede, Run Rocklin, Parkway Half Marathon, and the World Famous Camp Pendleton Mud Run.
- Spencer graduated Kindergarten.
- Abigail's Spring Dance Concert.