Monday, August 18, 2008

Our New Favorite Place

Over the weekend we went down to our new favorite shopping center in Rancho Cucamonga called Victoria Gardens. It is the neatest place! It is like an outdoor mall/village type shopping center, and there are tons of retail shops and restaurants. There's also a movie theatre and cultural center there. It's very kid and family friendly, and they have this little park area where they have different events on the weekends.

We went on Saturday and were there for a few hours. As we passed by this park area, we heard some live music so we decided to sit for a while and listen. This girl's name is Brooke Ramel, and she was very good - she sounds just like Jewel! She mostly did covers and took lots of requests, but she does have some songs of her own. Her songs have been featured in a couple of movies and a plethora of TV shows, like the Gilmore Girls, Six Feet Under, Charmed, and Dawson's Creek.

As you can tell, the kids loved her and they loved sitting on the steps right in front of her. It was so cute when she played a more upbeat song and all the kids started dancing around! This photo is a bit grainy, but these were two little sisters that were close to us and they were so cute!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Ants are going to pick me up and carry me away.

Any day now, I'm just waiting for it. I'm waiting for my chair to slowly start gliding across the floor.


They are everywhere. Mostly in the kitchen, but it doesn't matter. Upstairs, downstairs, wherever. I have put probably twice the legal amount of insecticide out in the yard, I have somewhere in the neighborhood of, ohh, 30-something ant baits on the floors, counters, and cabinets. I'm sick of having to keep my cereal and Blow Pops in the refrigerator. I try REALLY hard to keep my counters clean and to keep Moby's little eating station cleaned, but NOTHING IS WORKING.

What's the next step? Get used to them already, or call the exterminator? Because apparently my extermination skills are lacking.

HALP. :(