April 13, 2010

Fun in the Sun

May 11, 2010

A few weeks ago Mom, Jeremy, the Little's and I took a spontaneous trip to L.A. We planned two days of museum's, beach time, fun shops, and best of all, time with Daniel, Kendra and their Littles! We went to the Children's Museum first:

By the grace of God, we survived downtown L.A. traffic and arrived with smiles! Quite a feat I assure you. :-P

Our destination

Dancin' in the lights.

Camera's and funky faces just seem to attract each other. :-P

Our faces were completely unplanned . . . great minds think alike right? Ha! :-)

Inside the museum - so much to see!

Marveling at the amazing kelp forest.

Amazing things outside . . .

And inside!


When we were "museumed out", we toured the beautiful rose gardens just a short distance away. It was great to run and play amid so many beautiful blossoms!

Kendra teaching Livy how to fly. :-)


No one warned us of the Tyrannosaurus Rex running loose throughout the garden!

Or the monkeys in the trees!

Two cuties.


After touring the rose garden's and stopping for some sweet, drippy, sticky ice cream bars, we sat back and enjoyed a fantastic Imax movie about enormous waves and the crazy surfers who ride them. It was amazing! In 3D, the viewer can feel a bit of the thrill without wetting so much as your little toe. That realization was bittersweet. Does watching a film like that one enrich your life by making you feel a little of what surfing enormous waves would feel like? Or does it rob you of the necessity of actually surfing to know at all what it would be like? Hmmm . . .

3D glasses are the best!


The next day we played at the beach and walked along a beautiful bike trail that skirted the coast.

Precious times. :-)

April 10, 2010

For the Love of Lupin

April 10, 2010

Little girls are made of daisies and butterflies and soft kitty cat purrs
And all the precious memories of times that once were.

Little girls are made of angel's wings and giggles and a firefly's glow
And all the happy feelings, deep inside, that we all know.

Little girls are made of cinnamon and bubbles and fancy white pearls
And snowflakes and rainbows and ballerina twirls.

Little girls are made of sunshine and cupcakes and fresh morning dew,
And these are the reasons, little one, why everyone loves you.

~Karen Barnes