Sunday, January 03, 2010

Where’d the Time Go?

While everyone else in the blogosphere is writing about all the things they did during the year 2009, I am just trying to remember what we’ve done over the last two weeks of vacation. It’s been a pretty awesome holiday.

I had some vague ideas of grand outings to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, museums in San Francisco, but instead, we stayed close to home. We climbed structures at two new-to-us playgrounds, visited a Lego exhibit at a local museum, sent holiday cards, wrote thank you notes, baked red velvet cupcakes, had playdates with friends, admired the full moon and re-enacted The Return of the Jedi roughly four thousand times.

Q-ster particularly enjoyed reading the Danny and the Dinosaur series that I got him for Christmas, which is simple enough for him to read with a little assistance, but has enough plot to entertain him. Next, I need to get to the library and check out everything else by Syd Hoff. I’ve gotten out of the library habit, because it’s so hard to get there during operating hours and Amazon is always available, but I want Q-ster to have those same fond memories of browsing the stacks that I have, not to mention the cost effectiveness!

We also picked lots of sweet Clementine oranges from our tree and played lacrosse with lemons. It was eclectic, but very satisfying family time.


Hip Mom's Guide said...

Lacrosse with that's one we haven't tried!

Stimey said...

I know exactly what you mean about the library/Amazon thing. I need to designate a monthly library day or something.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a good holiday!

And we're currently on library hiatus. We can make it there OK, but my toddler LOVES to run off in that place for some reason, and I can't hack it. Streaking behind a small person yelling for him to stop running just doesn't seem, you know, RIGHT. So it's Amazon (and our already ample book collection) for us right now. Sad, but you can only leave in shame so many times, you know?

Bob said...

Lemons lacrosse, game won't go sour.

Asianmommy said...

I love Danny the Dinosaur. Curious George is one of my favorites, too.