Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Maybe we should ask Santa for a new camera this year.

week of Thanksgiving

The kids had the whole week of Thanksgiving off from school, so we tried to keep busy.

On Monday we drove out to the Grove to see the "snow" (bubble machine) and the giant Rockefeller Center-esque tree. Kind of fun but probably not worth the drive. Also, I was reminded how out of place I feel at upscale malls. The farmer's market nearby was more my style.

On Tuesday we visited the Reagan Library for the first time. I don't know what took us so long. We all really liked it.
Wednesday we went to a park. I don't have any pictures, but it was a nice park.

Thursday was Thanksgiving, complete with the annual cousins hockey game. Other highlights: baton twirling and sugarless pumpkin pie.

We spent Friday tearing down wallpaper, and that night Ryan and I went to see Weezer. Couldn't miss them performing the Blue Album. Wish I could have gone Saturday night too for Pinkerton.

Saturday the boys (minus Wesley) went ice skating at L.A Live. It was Charlie's first time unaided. Uncle Sam told him to just hold out his arms if he didn't want to fall, and from then on he didn't feel the need to hang onto anyone.

It was a good week.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Goodbye Sox

We said goodbye to Sox last week. His teeth were getting pretty bad and he was losing weight because he couldn't really eat anymore. I guess that's what happens to a lot of horses when they get old. We went to see him one last time with the kids before the vet came to put him down. Here's what Ryan wrote on facebook:

Had to say goodbye to Sox this week. Born 29 years ago, almost to the day in my Grandpa's barn in Tujunga. Helped build dozens of trails in Tujunga and southern Utah. Tough as nails, Grandpa Haslam always claimed he was half billy goat on those trails. He could handle just about anything you could put in front of him. Sweet enough to let my 2-year old ride him. He'll be tough to replace. No doubt, Grandpa already has put him to work, building trails in paradise!