Chatty Cathy

Another new development of P’s, since the Florida trip, is that she’s become much more extroverted.  During the trip P met many new people.  I had a few lunch and dinners with my friends and friends of my father’s.  I always brought P along.  Many of our family friends had children so P met them … Continue reading Chatty Cathy

LA Metro

As of last week P started her music classes at The Colburn School in downtown LA.  The class is at 10:30am, prime rush hour traffic. As I sat at a light last week the bus zoomed by and I thought hummm that just might be faster.It wasn’t.  However, P and I loved the adventure of … Continue reading LA Metro

Ice Skating

Last Sunday P went ice skating for the very first time!  It was amazing!  Our friends invited us to join them for some outdoor skating fun.  Hubby had to work that morning so I thought I could do this alone.  I’ve skated before but it’s been decades.  When we got to the rink P couldn’t … Continue reading Ice Skating

Big Sur

We just spent four days in Big Sur and Monterey. It is one of my favorite places on earth.  Last year I went alone with P for her first birthday. This year the entire family came: P, my husband and myself.  For very personal reasons it was a very healing and emotional trip. I think … Continue reading Big Sur

Ni Hao!

I have mixed feelings about TV right now. For the most part I don’t like it. However, I see P learning a lot from the shows she is watching.  Up until recently I’ve only put on videos…very select ones.  After reading an Oliva book I got on the slippery slope of watching Nick Jr., or … Continue reading Ni Hao!


We’ve done some fun things in the weeks since I’ve last blogged. Best adventure was going to the Getty. I’ve taken P to the Getty Villa several times but this was her first time to the Getty off the 405. Their kid’s section is amazing. Absolutely amazing!  It’s divided into five separate rooms or cubicles, … Continue reading Getty

California Girl

Drove like two crazy girls on Friday.  Went from Woodland Hills, to Pasadena to drop off a birthday present, to Marina del Rey to get home repair products and then back home.  On the way home, via PCH, we made a pit stop.  When I hit PCH P starts saying “beesh! beesh!”.  I pulled a … Continue reading California Girl

Zoo magic

Yesterday I had to get some work done. P watched 3 movies and who knows how many TV shows. I don’t like using TV as a form of baby sitting.  It was an exception, the work was needed for a community project but I hope to never do it again.  To counteract yesterday’s sedentary life … Continue reading Zoo magic