Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I love Skippyjon Jones and Fancy Nancy!

I am in love with the Skippyjon Jones books. If you have not read them, please do! It is about a Siamese cat who thinks that he is a Chihuahua. I'm really excited for the new book "Skippyjon Jones Lost in Spice" that comes out in September!!

Here is a preview: SkippyjonJonesLostinSpice

I also love the Fancy Nancy books. Nancy is a little girl (probably first grade) who loves everything fancy, even her words! The books are great for building vocabulary (that's a fancy word for words you know).

I've mentioned these books several times to my family, so they were requested (that's a fancy word for asked) when I came home to visit last week. I had so much fun reading some of my favorite books to my family!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Seaport Village

I was going to drive back to Las Vegas on Monday morning, but was convinced to stay another day and leave Tuesday morning.  It wasn’t hard to convince me since this was the last time that I got to hang out with Jocelyn before her move to VA.

Jocelyn and I had a nice morning strolling around Seaport Village and window shopping.  We enjoyed a picnic lunch and had plans to fly a kite, but we were ready for a nap instead :)

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Can you tell that it is an elephant tire swing?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth of July


I was able to be home for the Fourth of July this year.  It was fun to participate in the family traditions: ward breakfast; Crest parade; BBQ, nap, and games at Grandma’s; followed by fireworks…oh wait…didn’t make it to the fireworks…we were having too much fun and went to bed :)

Friday, July 3, 2009

The San Diego Zoo

While I was home for a few days on my track break, we decided to go to the zoo.  It’s been quite a while since I’ve been to the zoo.  They have completely changed the monkey and flamingo exhibit!  It is now much more open and less cage-like.  


Of course we had to get a picture of the coordinating girls :)

The boys in my class are absolutely fascinated by dinosaurs, and dragons, and lizards, and snakes and… So I couldn’t resist:)








Andrea and the Komodo Dragon               Jocelyn and the Boa Constrictor

IMG_0152 This is the turtle that couldn’t figure out how to eat it’s food.  Jocelyn and I were getting a kick out of it – then we tried to tell the turtle how he could be successful at eating his lettuce.