Thursday, March 5, 2009

Weekend plans, Mar. 7 and 8

As per usual, our weekend plan-hope with kids.

07:00-07:30 get up, get dressed, take socks for all (30)
07:30-08:00 eat breakfast (rice raisin kasha) (30)
08:30-10:00 outrageous outgrowns children stuff sale @Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Gate D, 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111 (
10:00-10:30 drive to The Jungle (950 El Paseo De Saratoga, San Jose, CA 95124)
10:30-12:30 play climb at the gym (60+60)
12:30-13:00 drive home
13:00-13:30 lunch at home
13:30-14:00 play, read
14:00-16:00 nap time
16:00-18:00 food shopping with kids @WholeFoods and Safeway
18:00-18:30 set table together
18:30-19:00 dinner (30)
19:00-19:15 tonight's featured toy (20): stove (bring the measuring cups & spoons, pretend cook)
19:15-19:20 clean up (5)
19:20-19:40 tonight's activity: paper puzzles (20)
19:40-20:00 cartoon and pj; sleep
20:00-20:30 read to L.
20:30-20:40 put L. in bed

SUNDAY, March 8 - Happy International Women's Day
07:00-08:00 get up, get dressed, pack paints for a craft project and soccer ball
08:00-10:00 drive to De Anza Plaza, get breakfast @Boulanger, go to Santana row, read at Borders
10:00-10:30 drive to Shoup park (400 University Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022)
10:30-12:30 Russian play date
12:30-12:45 drive home
12:45-13:15 lunch at home
13:15-13:45 play, read
13:45-16:00 nap time, pack swimming things
16:00-16:30 drive to Silliman Activity & Family Aquatic Center in Newark
16:30-18:00 swim play (30+60)
18:00-19:00 dinner at Olive Garden Italian Restaurant (39145 Farwell Dr, Fremont, CA 94538)
19:00-19:40 drive home, play
19:40-20:30 all sleep-related stuff

I would also absolutely go to this puppet show Two Tales of Beatrix Potter - Jemima Puddle-Duck and the Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit, but the Ticketmaster surcharge is insane (would come out to $100 for us - for a puppet show?!), and I don't have time to buy it in person.


  1. wow , that is so impressive
    i can not do even 20% of what you do!
    i should get some tips from you when we meet

    i guess the age is a big thing, my daughter is only 19 months

  2. We started going to many of similar places when my oldest was 1.5-year-old. We just can't stay at home on the weekends because it's much more tiring to think of activities to do (other than watch cartoons) every 20-30 minutes or so out than it is to just comment on and explore things that come up as you walk along the zoo path, or come across in a children's museum, or really any place that's new or has variety of things to explore. We end up pointing at things, talking about them, asking questions about them, touching them, etc, just naturally, without any prior preparation (well, other than planning where to go). "Look at that painting. What color is the sky? Blue. See this flower? It's also blue. What kind of flower is this? That's right, a rose. Look, this is a sculpture. This - a painting. This - a sculpture. It's a sculpture of a horse. What does a horse say? Neigh-neigh. What is this? A plate." With our older boy, of course, it's a more complicated conversation.