Soccer n Sprinklers

P wanted to play soccer. She’s been watching her friend K play on a team. I know she’s inspired and well-influenced. We went over to our local college fields one late afternoon. We kicked the ball back and forth and kept it away from one another….. Then she played with the nets, which is really … Continue reading Soccer n Sprinklers

Balance Bikes

I’m not exactly sure what route is the best way to go for teaching kids how to ride a bike.  P is on a trike right now. She likes it but the pedaling is a little frustrating for her.  Then one day we’re in a store and P gets on a balance bike.  She started … Continue reading Balance Bikes

Tennis Continues

Look whose on the court and happy!  We’ve continued playing weekly.  If P would have given me a different reason for why she didn’t want to play I would have respected it. However, “it’s too hard” is not  a good reason in my book.  Once upon a time I felt P had strong perseverance. She … Continue reading Tennis Continues

This and That

This post is for my amazing friend, T, who says she’s lonely at night with nothing to read.  Doubtful  though. She’s one of the most well-read individuals I know.  She inspires me to watch less TV and read more.  P continues to grow and develop.  Her favorite phrases these days are:“I’m a chipmunk, I like … Continue reading This and That


P took her first yoga class last Sunday.  The class was geared for her age, ie tolerant of kids not exactly following along but even then I found it tough to get through.  There were only two other families with us. P was the youngest by about two years.  She wanted to do everything but … Continue reading Yoga


I started taking P out on the court before she could walk.  I use to stick her in my wrap and we would both grab onto the racket while I hit.  She was so into it last year.  At 14 months she could drop the ball with one hand and hit the ball with the … Continue reading Tennis

Mt. Baldy

Hubby didn’t have to go to work today.  It rained last night, which means the mountains are full of snow so we took the day to go to Mt. Baldy.  It was about an hour and a half from home to the top of the mountain. We focused on P experiencing the snow instead of … Continue reading Mt. Baldy