Thursday, January 21, 2010


What does an unplugged evening bring to your family night? For me I got to play a full game of Monopoly, 2 hours of Uno, a great game of reading comprehension with Capture the Flag and a game of "What's Gnu?" to finish it off. It was 10:00 before we knew it!
While playing Uno we called all our numbers and colors in Spanish. Imagine my surprise when Adrian knew the color of green in French. Seems he'd learned in an online computer game.
But before I plan the next unplug night I'm gonna make sure Adrian has more library books! I was really hoping for a night of reading!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

They Say It's Your Birthday

One of the unconservative 21st Century pleasure we have is getting in the car and driving. We've done it every where we've visited. We love finding those out of the way places that no one seems to be inhabiting. For my birthday we did just that. After a stop at famous In and Out Burger we ventured to The Valley of Fire that is located about 50 miles north of Vegas. It was definitely the off season. Hardly any one there. Just us and miles and miles of rock. We did several hikes and lots of hole searching. Afterwards we headed home along Lake Mead, where we ventured down the roads to some coves and ended up at Echo Bay where we meandered into a brand spanking new restaurant where we happened to be the only guests! Pretty nice Birthday.

We found the Ass Hole! Counldn't resist!

Monday, January 4, 2010

First Day of New Year School

Ugh! The break is over and we are back at it. We started with bed snuggles but decided we needed some TV watching on our new bedroom 32" Plasma. So we watched a recording we had from the History Channel on "How the Earth Was Made". I enjoyed how the scientist traveled to discover their findings, but I have to admit I kept asking Adrian "What are they talking about again?" and he'd explain it to me in simple terms.
Next we went on to play Blockus and yes the kid beat my pants off once again. I can't seem to "invision" as my son likes to say. He then traveled with his dad to compare hot water heaters for the jacuzzi, practice some basketball and then onto the library, where the men like to spend hours sitting and reading.
The day ended with history. Seems Paul was quiet upset that the clerk had sneezed into his bag of groceries before handing them to him. He came home called the store and ranted for 1/2 an hour about "Typhoid Mary." Adrian and I were curious as to who Typhoid Mary was, so we googled it and discovered she was an unknowing typhoid killer. She believed she had never had Typhoid, so could therefore not be a carrier of the deadly disease, but she was placed in confinement for most of her life. She was set free for a small period of time, but she did not keep her promise to never work as a cook again and infected a bunch more people. It is believed that her position in society had a lot to do with her treatment. Which lead to the discussion of our law system.
What a great day back at school!