Monday, August 13, 2018

Happy Hollow 8.10.18

On Friday, I took Miles to Happy Hollow. A friend was going so we decided to go.  Since Ella had just missed school on Tuesday to go and it was a special day at preschool. 

To summarize we went Friday, Tuesday, and then Friday.  I went with 3 kids the first time. Then I went with Ella and Miles the second time.  Then I just went with Miles the third time.

Right when we got there we met Amy, Max, and Grayson. We rode together for awhile. Then we met Sarah and Georgia and their kids.  Miles was tired and complaining it was hot.  We ended up leaving the park near 1 and he was asleep by 1:10 in the car.

Miles seemed so shy. He wanted to be close to me. He wouldn't ride with the other kids.  But then at the end he was upset going into the car and he wanted to say bye to Max.  They hugged and I didn't have my phone out. I got a pic of a 2nd not as good hug after I said I wished I had a picture of it.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Pete the Cat and Pizza in the Park

A bunch of us got together and saw Pete the Cat.  The kids loved it.  Then we went to the park after to play and eat some pizza.  I had to drag the kids out of there to leave. They wanted to keep playing.  I think there were 35 of us total. We had almost 2 full rows in the theater.  Dave only went last minute when Yamini had an extra ticket.  So I woke Miles up and he sat on my lap.  Under 2 is free so it worked out.


Miles picked up Divya's shoes. I said they were hers so he pointed to her with them.  I'm not really sure what he thought he was up to.
Jaden didn't feel well and he cuddled. He never cuddles so I had to snap a pic.

Friday, August 10, 2018

National Night Out 8.7.18

While Miles was napping, I learned about an event. I figured we wouldn't go because it was 5-8 and Miles was just getting to sleep after 4 PM.  But he woke up at 5:45 and after he cried for a long time we decided to go.

The food was gone by the time we got there. It said free for the first 500 people.  We left and then had to go back because I realized Ella lost a shoe. She had given them to Miles. When we went back they sat on the motorcycle and the policemen enticed Ella to sit on it by letting her turn on the lights.  She told me later someone else turned them on and she didn't. I see by the video the someone else was Miles.

The video is from my instastories.

From the facebook event for it:
The City of Mountain View’s National Night Out is on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Cuesta Park. This year, enjoy a free BBQ for the first 500 attendees, plus games, inflatable, dunk tank, fire engines, police vehicles, and more.

National Night Out is a nationwide, annual community-building event that promotes police and fire community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
Thank you to our sponsors: El Camino YMCA and Target.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Happy Hollow 8.7.18

Ella skipped preschool and we went to Happy Hollow again.  This was for a meetup (again) but we didn't see any of the other people (again). It was a fun but exhausting day. Ella rode the Frog Hopper five times.
The first video I created using google and the second video is a compilation from my instastories.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

2018 Goals Progress (July)

I made a post with 2018 goals and I have updated about my monthly progress a few times .

For 2018, here are my exercise goals:
  1. run 72 miles (that's 6 miles a month) with a reach goal of 100 miles * --- I ran19.45 miles in June so I've run 60.18 miles so far this year. 
  2. complete 4 Beachbody programs - I completed 3 phases of 80 day obsession but still only count that as 1 program. 
  3. Exercise in some form 208 times (that's 4x/week) - In June I typed: I exercised 150 times the first half the year. (In my head my goal is way higher than this so I thought I was behind. I haven't counted push-ups for push-up challenge to the 150 number either.   (30, 36, 47, 17, 19, 16 = 165 so apparently I didn't document everything in my app)  This month I have done 44 more exercises.  My app says I've had 175 workouts out of 213 day. 
Random other goals related to exercise -- I haven't done anything there!
  1. Have a photo shoot while running
  2. Have a photo shoot while doing various forms of exercise
  3. Combine random exercise files/videos to one spot on my computer
For inspiring others, I plan to
  1. Run 6 free challenges - I ran 2 in February and another in 2 March. I ran 2 more in June!
  2. Run 3 month long challenge groups - I am part of groups so I keep not running one!
I need to work on a Beachbody program!  I feel like 2 of my 3 main goals are going to be so easily met and 1 is not. But if I didn't move to CA I don't think this would be the case at all.  I guess I better run a month long group starting August 27. (That's close to Sept 1 but not so soon that I don't have time to get people into it.) 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Happy Hollow (8.3.18)

Ella's preschool didn't have school so I decided to go to Happy Hollow.  I also took Ella's friend Gio.   It was a long exhausting day for me. I'm tired now!  Miles and Gio were good. Ella cried a lot.

 I took more videos than this but these are just my instastories.  Sometimes I posted them but they seemed to have saved in the wrong order.

1SE July 2018

I love this app but now I wish there was a 2 seconds or 3 seconds every day. 1 second just seems so short. I probably used half the default videos it chose with roll the dice and updated half manually.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


I seem to socialize a lot. When I socialize a lot, I blog less. Then I don't blog about the fun times we are having with friends. :( 

So here are a few pictures just from the past week.

Monday: Susu came over and we played and then the neighbors joined us.  (July 23)
Tuesday: Playing at the park.
Thursday: lots of shopping. Not really socializing but Miles was pushing his own cart so he made lots of friends at the store.
 Thursday: Preschool board meeting so Miles was playing with the other kids.
Thursday: Concert in the park
Saturday: Friends over for dinner and playing.

Sunday: Tot Trot and playing at the park

Monday: Play date at our house.

 Tuesday: Ortega Park

Today we visited preschool for over an hour inside then some time outside. Here Ella is inside and we are outside the fence.  I took this picture to show her her curls. 
Picking Ella up, took 50 minutes. The kids did not want to leave. Miles loved playing. I had to carry him out of there.

So basically in a little over a week I didn't socialize on Wednesday or Friday. But really I did on Wednesday because we were at the DMV so Gio watched Miles and there was some socializing at drop off and pickup.