Baby Bird Rescue

We have a nest under the eaves right by our back door, and this morning, a young bird was flapping around in it and looked like it was stuck.  We watched for a bit hoping that he would be ok on his own, but then it became obvious that he was truly stuck and was not going to get out on his own.  We then had to initiate a baby bird rescue.  I got the ladder out of the garage {Read More}

Keep Active in the Summer

It is summer and the kids are out of school.  We need to build activity into their days or it is too easy to settle in to a lazy summer and watch too much TV and play more video games than is good for them. We have Tennis Tuesday every week, and go swimming at least once a week if not more.  I have many jobs around the house for the kids to do, but I have a tendency to {Read More}

Annual Snorkeling Trip to La Jolla Cove

Having grown up in Southern California, I fell in love with snorkeling when I was a kid.  I probably snorkeled for the first time in Hawaii, but I didn’t fall in love with it until later when I was older and we went snorkeling at La Jolla Cove in San Diego.  La Jolla Cove is a protected marine reserve, so there are lots of fish to see.  The water is of course much colder than Hawaiian waters, but during the {Read More}