Casey's Next-to-Last Pre-K Field Trip

 We brought Tutti to this one!
 That little boy in the front left is a child of a former high school classmate.
 The Gull Wings museum is so fun.
 Christa only noticed I wasn't around when I was on the toilet.
 She can't stop herself from loving the woobies.
 Future Fireman?
This one couldn't hang so I had to bring her to Mommy Mia's early.



It's not too often that we will watch something on Netflix and I will feel the need to do a movie review for it but I felt Tig warranted one. Tig Notaro is a stand-up comedian who, a while back now, gave sort of an unorthodox performance where she discussed a near-death experience that was followed by her mother's death and a bilateral breast cancer diagnosis. Pretty heavy right? But Tig was able to do a very funny comedic routine about it and instantly blew up, heralded by fellow comics as groundbreaking.
I had read about this documentary a few times in EW and then Questlove put a shot of Tig on his Instagram captioned with "Her comedy clips are my cat videos. Watch them endlessly." Sounded like a good enough endorsement for me. The film is Tig's journey back to the same stage where that single performance catapulted her to fame. It gives a brief background into her childhood, her career, her unfortunate turn of events and her journey to essentially live again. She meets her person, tries finding a surrogate and basically struggles to find her place as a comedian whose comedy doesn't rely on tragedy. So, yes, she's a comedian, but she's also just an all around interesting and dope human being with a truly inspirational tale to share.
I was moved to laughter and tears several times during the 95-minute run-time. When she spoke of how her mother's sudden death impacted her life, I could immediately relate. When she spoke of why she wanted children of her own just so she could see her mother in them, just to have one last blood connection to her, my heart broke. So often I look at Christa - in particular in her eyes - and see my dad. I also related strongly to how she and her significant other came to be and really loved seeing that story play out. I highly recommend this movie. Not only was it entertaining, but it reminded me just how much I have and just how much a human being is able to overcome as long as they persevere.


Weekend Update

 Friday after work we went for frozen yogurt and a walk. HOT
 Then we did sidewalk chalk, our new favorite.
 And Christa found happiness in warm laundry.
 Saturday morning dog house.
 And potty training.
 And backyard, clothed pool time despite lots of actual pool time earlier in the day..
 We are tackling the aphids with lady bugs.
 Casey had hot chocolate on Sunday morning and made that face. Ha!
 Christa on her brother's leap pad, feet and all.
The Bun getting brave.


Weather Report Haiku Friday

This humidity
Is really bringing us down
Not Oxnard weather
We've had sleepless nights
And so many sweaty days
Not enough rain though
Miss marine layer
Didn't see May Gray, June Gloom
My hoodie's dusty


Field Trip

 It's amazing how little ones act as though they have never seen water before in their lives. This fountain in front of the movie theater was not a great idea. It was a magnet.
 Me and my son before we got to watch Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. I do not recommend this film. The local theater has a special thing going where they basically play Netflix movies on the big screen at a discounted price for kids on summer vacay so their parents have something to do with them that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Brilliant.
Leaving the theater. There is nothing louder than 4 pre-K kids in a vehicle.

I have neglected the blog this week for sure. First of all, I hardly have a single thing of interest going on in my life aside from my children lately and I always fear this becoming a weird mommy blog. Also, my co-worker went AWOL last week and on Monday he sent me a picture of his totaled car and called me to say he was headed to rehab for "6-7 weeks." We got a temp yesterday so I get to train her and do my job and it's just nonstop excitement at the work place. I like the temp, though, and it's nice to have another girl around again so there's that. 
A month from tomorrow, Casey turns 5. He starts Kindergarten in about 27 days. It's going too fast. I only get to chaperone two more tiny field trips with his little daycare that I love. I hope he handles the transition better than I seem to be. I'll miss seeing the same sweet kiddos all the time and talking to the super nice teachers. When he starts Kinder, daddy will start taking him to school and Mommy-Mia will start picking him up and I will see less of him and yes the sound you hear is my heart breaking.


Hot As Hell Weekend Pictures

 Friday night was cousin pizza party and these girls got to love the bun. The girls drew with sidewalk chalk while the boys played Legos and the uncles drank beer and talked sports or politics or some other testosterone driven topic.
 Saturday was the super fun Casitas water park. It totally rained and rained while we rafted down the lazy river. It was so much fun and neither super hot nor super sunny.
 Here is a picture I forced Casey to take so I can make memories.
 Tutti's first downpour. Boy was the thunder and lightning and humidity something. Thought we were in the Midwest there for a moment.
Cheers, happy beer. You know me so well.


Haiku Friday

Been walking this week
I really need to move more
Not just cuz I'm fat
But to breathe fresh air
Cut back on all the screen time
And get off my ass
I will work on food
Choosing better, eating less
But first is movement