Spiderman theme while we were at Circus Circus again.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Spiderman theme while we were at Circus Circus again.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
A couple hours later, it was Picture Day for the SJV Sabercats! Dominic managed to get sweaty without even running around! It was a hot day - which made for stuck hair to the head for pictures. Hopefully they came out okay. I took some of my own, just in case Dominic snuck in some strange eyes or something.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
We had two overlapping birthday parties to attend. For the last day of summer, the weather couldn't have been more perfect. Simply beautiful. Dominic and I attended a classmate's birthday, while the other boys got dirty with their cousins at Bianca's backyard barbeque. Dominic and I spent 3 hours too long at his classmate's birthday - it was slow moving. I couldn't wait to get to the rest of the gang at Bianca's shindig. We arrived in time for presents! I inhaled some grub, a huge slice of chocolate cake (heaven!) and managed to get some pictures of the kids in motion. Sugar these kids up, baby!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
I made it to Day 5 and I'm exhausted! What a trip. I'm looking forward to an unscheduled week ahead. It's funny how much preparing has gone into this "blog trip". I hope today's post wraps up the "must do" locales of Sacramento.
A horse and buggy ride in Old Sacramento.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
In celebration of such feat, I think I'm going to blurb this thing!
Shopping at Costco can be fun for me, but not for my bank account. I tend to cruise every aisle for items that catch my eye and may need a home in my cupboards (or garage, or laundry room). Can anyone shop there for less than $100 a trip?
Shopping for myself is impossible. I'm not too picky I don't think, or am I? I can't seem to purchase items for myself (clothing) yet I'm always in the Boys' Section of every Target I go to. I just have to see what's on sale or new for my boys.
I feel rushed and often am succumbed to a guilty feeling spending money on items for myself that tend to shrink in the wash and never get the chance to be worn again. My closet has clothes that are 2-3 years old. Is that bad? Sure, styles change, but I've never been "in style" anyway, and why start now? Give me a giftcard and it'll take me months to find something to use it on. The hassle of arranging for a kidless trip to a department store alone is daunting. Then, when I'm out and about without kids, I feel the need to hurry back to them, like a mother hen. Oh, then there's fitting rooms.... let's not go there.So, if you're looking to "shop" in Sacramento as a tourist, I'd suggest Arden Fair Mall, the Folsom Outlets and Old Sacramento for souvenirs. Our downtown Westfield Mall is an outdoor 2-story mall that's struggling a bit to keep people shopping there. It does have a theater and some nice restaurants, including the Hard Rock Cafe.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Back in July, we celebrated out 11th anniversary with a getaway, oh.. about 7 miles from where we live! We had dinner at Scott's Seafood on the river and it was fabulous! It was very enjoyable dining outdoors. There are quite a few restaurants along the river that are enjoyable. Some day, I hope to make it out to Joe's Crab Shack. I've heard good things about that place.My last recommendation would be Il Fornaio's. This is where my work has held its Christmas Party for a few years now. Probably not the best place to take children, but makes for a nice dinner for two, or even a double-date!
So, there's my day three. Let's eat!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Congrats on 41 years Mom and Dad!
Because it's not feasible to taxi around with 3 kids by foot or bicycle (or bus for that matter), I have come to depend on "Mini Pearl". She gets me everywhere. And by the time I arrive to work in the morning, I've already been EVERYWHERE: 2 kids off at daycare, one off to school and back on the freeway for a near 30-minute commute to work.
Last Thursday, when I filled up, I got gas at $3.65 a gallon at Safeway (includes the 10 cent discount per gallon). During our weekend trip to Reno, NV, I was seeing prices running around this area as well. So, it seems that prices are going down from the $4.19 or so high we saw not too long ago.
Check out the best deals in your area. We use GasBuddy.com to see if there's somewhere along our routes that we might need to stop to get gas at.
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Monday, September 1, 2008
Life is a highway... Welcome new friends!
My posts for this "trip" may link to subjects which I have blogged about in the past. I've tried to include my personal experiences of places we have been to that are within Sacramento. Have a look back in time!As you can see, I'm a mom to 3 terrific boys (*snicker, snicker*). The oldest is in 1st Grade and attends a private, Catholic school. The other two attend a home daycare. My husband and I work full-time away from home - a home watched over by two dogs. We are blessed to have our jobs, our family nearby and this home to call our own.
I have lived in Sacramento, CA my entire life and usually visit communities within, such as Rosemont, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights and Elk Grove on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. Thank goodness gas prices are showing a slight decrease.There is a variety of "things to do" within our city. With Sacramento being the capital city of California, surely you might want to visit the Capitol Building itself. It's where the Governator works and where our legislature can't pass a budget! We have the American River Parkway nearby with miles of trails, Old Sacramento, Sutter's Fort, Raley Field (Home of the RiverCats) and Arco Arena (Home of the Kings) for all of you sports buffs. Of course, we have our Zoo, which is situated in Land Park; Fairytale Town and Funderland close by as well. We've got museums, golf courses and malls. The mountains and Lake Tahoe are 2 hours to the East of us, San Francisco and the Bay Area are 2 hours to the West of us. Something for everyone I'm sure.
I'm coming to your town next! Show me the way!