Sasha and Devlyn Have Arrived!

We're so happy to see cousins Sasha and Devlyn.  It's been too long and they're finally here!  They skied last week in Wyoming and this week they're in Cali. 
 It didn't take long for the boys to get right into play!
Mia and Suzy joined us for dinner.

Sunday Funday

Perfect Day to swim, BBQ, play games and visit with friends.  Thank you Sherry and John for a fabulous Sunday!
Jeff and John
Egg race

 Winner Jessie
 With my Bff and Bff

 Jeff and Weston

 Hunter and Van

 Balloon Toss
 Van and Eva
 Mike, John and Jeff
Eva, Josette, Weston, Georgie, Lily, Meadow, John, Gigi, Jeff, Van and Jess

Family Run

It was a beautiful afternoon running the Palos Verdes cross country course including Agony Hill.  After our run we visited The Watson's, then went down to the cafe for lunch and smoothies.  We went back to The Watson's that evening for a sunset BBQ.  It was great to see Hannah home from U of O and hang with Abby and Nat too.  Also nice to meet new friends Carri and Rick.  So happy to spend time with such wonderful friends :)


Josette is taking Acro dance with Miss Carrie at Fusion... and she loves it!


What a fun Sunday!  Ginny and I took the girls to see Roger + Hammerstein's Cinderella at the Ahmanson Theatre.  This production of Cinderella was modern and very entertaining.  The costumes were stunning and the quick change action from rags to riches left us all thinking "how'd they do that?"  You have to see it to believe it!  The music was so beautiful, the girls and I were singing along with the cast.  We had a great afternoon!  Following the show, we met Gene, Jeff and Van at Il Fornaio in Manhattan Beach for a delish dinner. 

Loved our box seats!

Battle Of The Books

At the beginning of the school year, the students were provided with a list of books and encouraged to read as many as possible. There are 12 books on the 3rd grade list. In order to participate in the school battles, 3rd grade students are required to read a minimum of 7 books. Students spend the majority of their time preparing independently for battle by reading as many books as they can on the book list. They then meet for a competition to answer questions about each book and the authors. Gigi's group (yellow) came in 2nd place! Good job Gigi and to your entire group for your reading comprehension! Reading makes you smarter!