Monday, December 22, 2008

Sick Sophie

We mistakenly left a bowl of mixed nuts on the dining table yesterday afternoon and the dog promptly ate them. Unfortunately for Sophie, some of the included nuts were Macadamias. Apparently, Macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs. When we woke up this morning, Sophie was suffering the symptoms: wobbly walking, vomiting and depression (although I can't really give a definite diagnosis on this one). Sophie spent the day sleeping in her bed and was fine by the evening, just like a bad Macadamia nut hangover.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Weekend Activities

* Sophie dug a big hole in the garden.


* We went up to Palomar Mountain State Park to see the snow. I went a slightly different route up there that took us past Lake Wohlford, which I have never seen. At the park, the sun was out and the weather great.


The kids made snowmen...


threw snowballs and tried sledding without sleds...




The dog loved it as well, especially when a squirrel scampered across the snow.

* Took my parents to see Dr. Suess' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! as the Old Globe theater. The acting and music were great but the stage was the best part of the show. The scenery people outdid themselves on this one. The only negative was the heat in the theater, too hot for me.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Weekend Activities

* Kids went to Disneyland for the Christmas festivities.
* Kids had their Christmas piano recital. Jaya played "We Three Kings" and Bengt played "Good Kind Wencelas".
* Waited for the storm.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Weekend Activities

* Jaya held a garage sale and was quite the little salesperson
* Lux Art Institute Open House
* Hike at San Elijo nature center and South Cardiff

Monday, December 01, 2008

Weekend Activities

* 2 Thanksgiving Dinners sans kids (they were in St. Louis visiting my brother).
* Build another loft bed for Bengt. This one was shorter than Jaya's.
* Hiked San Elijo Lagoon with the dog.
* Painted the ceiling (over a year after we removed the popcorn).
* Put up a dartboard in the garage.