Monday, April 30, 2012
This April was way too busy but even if it takes me until mid night on the very last day of April, I will update. I will not despair on updating people who do not care about our family blog.
Sofia and Raquel got their new pool sandals and Sofia decided to help Raquel put hers on. She's got the tickles instead.
Fast forward days later, Sofia and Raquel wore their Belle's dresses and decided to hang out outside in our yard.
Sofia likes to be called Belle when she's wearing this dress. She corrects me and tells me she's not Sofia, she's Belle.
Smelling the flowers like a good princess should do.
But soon their fairy tale walk becomes another's garden duty to be had that day.
And for some, Cornmeal on their hair and face...
And soon, to be able to feed the animals in their fairy tale walks, princesses need to learn how garden.
Raquel was doing fine until...
She wasn't supposed to pull the plant from the soil but put it in the planter in front of her. John was crushed since he doesn't like plants to die and suffer. Yes, he talks to them. He's got the 6th gardening sense.
Alright, back to basics for Raquel.
Sofia has become a pro at gardening. She loves it!
A couple of weeks later, John attended the Men's ACTS retreat. This was their return home on Sunday after mass.
The girls had not seen John for three days and they were too excited when they saw him. I was too!
A Samoan brother in that house!
And during the month April, Sofia and Raquel attendend swiming classes at our local recreational pool.
This video was actually shot today right after we had all finished our dinner. I had to do a quick abrupt CPR technique on Raquel.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Dad sues school district after son is punished for cheating
A father is suing his son's Northern California school district for throwing the boy out of an honors English class after he was caught cheating. The sophomore at Sequoia High School in Redwood City copied someone else's essay, which aside from being just plain wrong, also goes against the "honesty pledge" students sign at the beginning of the class, making it explicitly clear that any cheating will result in expulsion from honors courses. Clear cut, right? Well, the dad is pointing out a conflicting school policy that says students won't be punished for cheating until the second time they're caught. Um, can the second incidence of cheating be this dad trying to cheat the school system and bend the rules for his kid?
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
When I first read reviews on this movie I was disappointed even though the previews for this movie looked amazing but they only show you the good parts of the movie, which in this case, are few. The rest is awful down to Orlando Bloom. Nothing made sense and even the good actors in this movie looked awful in a not so funny, clever movie. They fought with swords Ala Matrix. Why not keep fighting to the period? What a waste! I haven't yet seen a Musketeer movie I liked. Don't waste your time buying/renting it.
1 Star for the custom clothes.
Dull and boring. John even felt asleep. Shrek doesn't want to be King and looks for the next heir to replace him. All Shrek wants to do is go back home to his swamp and be a Ogre. But, Alas! Prince Charming returns for vengeance and this time he takes control of the castle and the crown. There are a few jokes but I was not impressed with this one. There is a fourth Shrek movie...I'll watch it when there isn't anything else to watch.
Fish banned by Whole Foods: code-red fish:
Caviar, Sturgeon (imported wild)
Crawfish/Crayfish (imported farmed)
Flounders, Halibut, Soles (US Atlantic, except Summer Flounder)
Groupers (US Atlantic)
Lobster: Spiny (Brazil)
Mahi Mahi (imported longline)
Marlin: Blue, Striped (Pacific)
Salmon (farmed, including Atlantic)
Sharks & Skates
Snapper: Red, Vermilion
Tilapia (Asia farmed)
Tilefish (US Southeast)
Tuna: All Canned, Albacore, Skipjack,
Tongol (except troll/pole)
Tuna: Bigeye, Yellowfin (longline, except US Atlantic)
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We seem to give our loved ones back to you, Lord.
You have them to us.
But just as you did not lose them in giving,
Neither do we lose them in return.
You don’t give in the same way that the world gives.
What you give you don’t take away.
You have taught us that what is yours is ours also,
If we are yours.
Life is eternal, Lord, and your love is undying.
And the death is only a horizon.
And a horizon is nothing
But the limits of our sight.
Lift us, strong, Son of God, that we may see farther.
Cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly,
Draw us closer to yourself, that we may find ourselves
Closer to our loved ones who are with you.
And while you prepare a place for them,
Prepare us also for that happy place
Where you are
And where we hope to be…forever.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Chuck, you repented and turn your life to Christ. May God have you in his eternal glory and we pray that the ministry you founded keeps moving forward stronger than ever.
Friday, April 20, 2012
I think is number 2. I get to the really nice shops and I melt and my wallet quivers and shakes at the prices. I still end up buying nothing because I can't afford nothing. Therefore, do I purchase clothes that don't fit me well and shrink after the first wash or save my pennies and buy nice clothes that last quite awhile...
Or perhaps do what I usually do: Turn to the childrens department and buy my girls clothes. It's easier to pick for them and for my husband than picking clothes for myself. Sucks.
I'm a frustrated clothes shopper.
A peaceful place where I could escape and be by myself.
2.What’s interesting about your nearest community library?
Lots of children Spanish books!
3.What is the longest you’ve had an overdue library book?
hmmm...I still have the overdue library book from years years ago.
4.Among people you know who aren’t already librarians, who would make a good librarian?
My husband, John. He loves books.
5.Who is your favorite librarian?
Can't think of one....
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I'll like to buy time or if evenings could be longer where I could do things that I need and want my life would be set. I don't even know what's up the world; the last thing I heard some Pitt/Jolie celebrated were engaged and that the Secret Service had hired some exotic clientele to keep them entertained.
But for now, I must write something and here it is. something.