It was in the 90's this week....and we were all VERY CRANKY....everyone yelling at everyone...irritation in its highest form.....it's probably time to consider getting air conditioning next summer....for the sake of our marriage ;)
We declared our home an "underwear-only-safe" zone:
Jimmy's zoku popsicle maker to the rescue!!
To make matters worse, our block lost electricity (just our street!!). That meant the fans were no longer working. Lisa invited us over to her place for the night, but we decided to stick it out. We slept in the living room with the patio doors wide open to catch any possible breeze that night.
OPEN HOUSE NIGHT at Paula's school...to meet her 5th grade teacher. They also made root beer floats for the parents:
Neville's Baby Shower....Adrian ran into him last week at the beach:
Movie under the stars at the Chamberlains...tonight's feature: "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade". It finally cooled down for us to enjoy the outdoors again:
Just a cute picture of Oliver:
It is the HOTTEST it's ever been in SD.....and we don't have air conditioning. The earth is definitely changing.
Bobby and his business partner Raresh were in town for a conference so we got to hang out with them this week....such nice guys.
Adrian just bought a new paddle board so we headed out to La Jolla Shores to cool down. We haven't been to this beach in years...like in 10 years....as luck would have it....an old college friend of Adrian was walking on the beach and spotted him. We haven't seen him since we left for Romania back in 2007. His friend (Nevell) is going to be a Dad for the first time...we're going to his baby shower next week!
Beach was packed - usually don't have this many people in the cold Pacific waters...
Paula holds the record for standing up on the board the longest...
Like Father, like Daughter
(Nic and I are hesitant to try it)
Bobby's record: 5 minutes?
2 weeks before school started, Nic got accepted to the same Charter School that Luke would be attending.
I applied for Nic and Paula but unfortunately there were only openings in the 3rd grade level. We'll apply again for Paula next year (middle school already!!!).
I especially wanted the kids to attend this charter school because of the language focus. I'm a strong believer in being bilingual and have been disappointed that the kids are not fluent in Romanian as they should be...and frankly, Adrian has given up too. I hope they will try again in the future (a must!). So through this curriculum, they will be able to learn another language and get the European cultural experience that we cannot give them on our own. I want my kids to be "globally" aware so am very excited that we finally got into this school. Too bad the primary language is not French or Italian (wouldn't that be awesome?!?), but with time, they will be able to speak German to their Grandma Maria, which is pretty darn cool! I'm going to try to learn German too...it'll be a family goal.
First day of school - their first time at different schools
When I told Nic that I would take him out of his current school to attend this charter school, there were tears...."What about my friends?" I'm on guilt-mode, promised lots and lots of future play dates with his old friends.
Meeting new teacher:
Seeing a familiar face always helps:
Leaving him as the bell was about to ring....I think we were both holding back tears...although he denied it.
I wasn't worried about Paula...she's the big girl on campus now...a 5th grader!!!
We pulled the airstream up to the border of California/Oregon Coast. Beautiful place...kind of melancholy with the fog rolling in everyday.
The highlight of trip was definitely witnessing the salmon run....and Adrian's determination to catch our very first fish. It was the most delicious fish EVER :)