Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Dentist appt.

Molly did great. She loved seeing the X-rays of her teeth since she's so obsessed with skeletons and bones. My crazy little Halloween baby.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jellyfish graduate!

Molly graduated from the jellyfish class today. She's now an Octopus and has to focus on her kicks. The ribbon has been folded up multiple times so it was hard to get a good pic.


From AVAC:


In our Jellyfish level, we continue building on the skills from the Sea Horse level. We are teaching our students to be able to float on their tummies in a good streamlined body position which will allow them to move through the water efficiently. This level provides the foundation for all additional skills needed to swim with proper technique. We are also working to master a crucial safety skill - the circle swim. This skill enables the child who falls into a pool to turn him/herself around, swim back to the side, and pull him/herself out of the pool. The primary skills the student needs to master to move to the next level include:

• Independent glide on tummy with face in for 8 to 10 feet in good body position
• With assistance, being able to swim on tummy, roll to back and return to tummy
• Unassisted circle swim (described above)


Our Octopus level builds on the skills that our students have learned in the Jellyfish level. In this level we are concentrating on developing a strong and efficient kick to enable students to propel themselves through the water. The primary skills the student needs to master to move to the next level include:

• Being able to push off from the step or wall and kick for 10 feet in good body position
• Being able to float on their back unassisted for a count of 10
• Being able to swim unassisted, then roll to their back, and then return to their tummy and continue swimming

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Molly, a one girl show...

I was in the middle of vacuuming the house when I came across this performance. I caught what I could. Molly could see herself in the tv screen. My crazy random little girl!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Helping daddy work

This is how you do Costco

I'm really surprised she was able to fit.

All done

Open play at Pump It Up was a resounding success.

Um sweetie?

You're doing it wrong.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New goggles!

Molly got these a few weeks back, but I was finally able to sneak a pic today before class. She was getting really red eyes from swim class and I decided it was time she could benefit from goggles. I had wanted to wait as I've heard kids can get very dependent on goggles and I wanted her to be able to swim without them. After one class where a lot of time was spent swimming under water trough hoops her eyes were really bad so we picked up some goggles right before her next class.

Molly loves them.

LOVES them.

When it's time to dive down and get toys or rings off the bottom the teacher has to make sure Molly doesn't get ALL the toys. If they are walking over to a different part of the pool Molly will pop her head under every few feet because she can. When the teacher is busy with another kid Molly is swimming in circles under water.

My little fishie!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Nap time

I was in the middle of doing the sheets, but that didn't stop Molly from tucking Teddy in.

Tending to Teddy

Molly was giving him the once over and asking him if he had a headache. I had a nasty one pretty much all day yesterday so she was very concerned.

This one cracks me up!

Her smiles are so over the top it's hard not to laugh.

We have a visitor.

Teddy, from Molly's school, will be staying with us for the next week. Molly was beaming when she came out of school today. She had Teddy on her back and was holding on to the binder with quite the grip.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Quote of the day

"I want to get warm!"

(as she craws ALL THE WAY IN to the dryer)

Sent from my iPhone

That was exhausting!

Mission Impossible

I don't think Ethan Hunt has to worry about his job just yet.

My little monkey

Molly climbed up the far right side of this rope ladder wall and made her way over to the left.

St. Patrick's Day

St. Paddy stickers are in at Trader Joe's.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cuddles with Grandma

Watching Curious George.

All tuckered out...

Helping daddy with his projects (new work bench) is hard work.

And she's out...

Long day + fresh air + tons of running around = one tired Molly

Molly and N fell asleep on the futon a little after 6 pm and she slept a solid 13 hours. This was after passing out on the couch by 6:30 pm on Friday night and sleeping another solid 13 hours.

Lucky number 13.


Lovely day for SUP

Santa Cruz Harbor

Covewater mascot

That little furball instantly took a shine to Molly when we stopped by Covewater to pick up our SUP rental board. He crawled in her lap and gave her a ton of kisses. Of course by the time I thought to take a pic the adorable show was over.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Someone had a long day....

Shot with my Hipstamatic for iPhone
Lens: Jimmy
Film: Kodot XGrizzled
Flash: Off

First job?

Looks like Molly can make some spending money by wrapping gifts.

Om nom nom

Lovely day for a banana shake.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Snack parent

I was snack parent today and we made Dr. Seuss hats, Leap Frogs, and ants on a log (with cream cheese). The kids had a blast!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Backyard movie night

It was a lovely day and a lovely evening. BBQ with friends and now we're watching Finding Nemo projected on the garage.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Way back on MLK weekend we headed down to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with Carina and Temperence. N really wanted to join us, but unfortunately work exploded and he had to stay home. The up side to this was the fact that we could take one car as I had both of our car seats in the Subaru. Here are some of my favorite shots from the day:

For the rest of the picture click here.

Circle time

We went to the park yesterday and Molly was running circle time with Nathan. I could see her teaching him "Little Bunny Foo Foo" and walked over to get a closer shot. Of course everything came to a screeching halt once Mommy walked over.

Sign of the times...

Molly picks up her Sleeping Beauty phone and starts hitting buttons.

Me: What are you doing?

Molly: I'm texting daddy.

Me: What are you texting daddy?

Molly: I'm texting daddy to see if he'll take me to Red Robins. He can put it in his calendar.