Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!

I know I’m the only ancient artifact that gets that Laurel & Hardy reference.

Well my VBFF *very best friend forever and ever!* Aimee will now be living in an apartment building that the famous comedic duo once owned. It’s less than a block from the Boardwalk/beach but several blocks further north from her old place. We visited her new digs today.

Built-ins rule!! Now we need to paper the shelves like my med cabinet.

This Trundle bed is gnarly but her queen size mattress may not fit.

The previous tenant left his rad organ, Aimee just may inherit it.

Claw foot tub, a real classy joint *let me clarify, I loathe anyone who describes themselves or things as Classy…if you say classy, most likely you’re not!*

Who loves this apartment?
Aimee: “I do! I do!” The exposed brick is rad and wooden blinds are lovely.

It’s a good sign to find Jesus in your walk in closet, right?

Channeling my inner Elton!
Buu-buuu-buuuu Benny & the Jets!!
Warning; some fucking serious cuteness is about to be posted
This has got to be the best pic of these girls ever!!

I give the place 2 solid thumbs up but I have to throw a thumbs down to no parking. The building is on a pedestrian only street which is charming but I have to park like 3 block away *and we all know how lazy I am!* So after checking out the new crib, we headed to the mall and we were bombarded with “OMG she’s so cute!” from strangers. Like this group of ladies who looked like they were going to kidnap her. I didn’t get anything exciting from Target *unless you geek out like me* when there is a new edition of Readymade and Fresh Home *my Domino replacement*
Aimee started picking up some stuff for her new place *she has a lot of shopping to do in the next month* I was so tired from lunch, we skipped our planned trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond.
So yesterday I got an email from the owner of the talent agency *YAY!*. I emailed her back letting her know I’ve scheduled Liv to have her headshots taken at the end of May but I put a link of the Disneyland photo shoot just to give her an idea of Liv’s look. I was all excited and expecting her to rave over how cute Liv is *we are, of course, completely biased* and how she can’t wait to book her tons of jobs. This is why I never should have expectations *Hello? they fail everytime!* I got back an email with her telling me that I need to submit a photo of Liv *without a hat with a plain background* to her kids divison casting agent and that agent will determine of Liv has the diverse look they need *and that they don’t cast kids with similar looks* Umm, really?! I knew she wanted professional headshots, and I thought the whole point of Gilli hooking us up was she is the owner, wouldn’t she just sign her without having to go through another agent?
BOO, LAME & DOUBLE GONG!
I was all ready to apply for Liv’s SAG card, help her with her award acceptance speeches and have her passport ready for when she needs to fly to Paris for fashion week. UGH! I hate when I don’t get my way!! *I am going into Brat mode* Hmmph, I’m totally folding my arms and poking my bottom lip out. She better sign Liv when I get her headshots done. I have Gilli’s endorsement *that should speak volumes*
I guess it was too easy peasy. Well, I am exhausted *I need to remember to take my prenatal vitamins, I have been so lethargic lately* tomorrow if Antz doesn’t work late, we may take Liv to this amazing park.
I read about it in Los Angeles magazine. It’s one of the last parks with these 60’s creatures made into the slides and jungle gyms. It’s pretty rad but I am not a fan of the sand!!
Oh! and I found a PRE-preschool for Liv to start in June. It’s Fridays for 3 months. I think it’s brilliant, so she’ll be acclimated to a school environment and make new friends. This school sounds amazing and it’s a Mommy/Daddy & Me class. I am excited to enroll her.
Here’s their Mission Statement…LOVE IT!!
I removed the name of the school for the lovely stalkers… thoughtfully-designed parent & me classes offer children and their parents or caregivers a wonderful range of experiences, activities and materials that meet typical developmental needs while catering to and rejoicing in each child’s uniqueness.

Unlike many classes that focus on just one domain of children’s learning (i.e., art or music or gymnastics), ________ offers a comprehensive, developmental and dynamic preschool-like curriculum that includes freeplay, music and movement, arts and crafts, storytime and a healthy snack.  __________’s qualified and enthusiastic teaching staff guide children and their grownups through an age-appropriate class routine that emphasizes choice, creativity, communication and community while supporting children’s social-emotional, physical and cognitive development in a non-academic, non-competitive way.
Although we don’t adhere to a particular educational philosophy, you’ll probably feel that our parent & me classes have much in common with some of the more progressive approaches that emphasize child-directed play allowing children to choose the activities they want to engage in, emergent curricula that are responsive to children’s constantly shifting interests, and the use of more natural materials (where possible, wood rather than plastic, and developmental instead of battery-operated).

*LOVE IT!!! I despise seeing kids play with lame toys like Dora the Explorer or video games all day!

Our arts and crafts curriculum is a great example of our philosophy in action. How many times have you watched your child participate in an activity that was supposedly about making art but felt more like an exercise in trying to get your child to follow unnecessarily rigid instructions, or that emphasized tidiness over creativity and innovation? At ____________, we value process more than product, and believe that mess-making is an integral part of exploring and learning about how to use materials like paint, glue, confetti and playdoh. Plus, it’s fun! We understand if you don’t want your gleaming hardwood floors covered with purple glitter, but while here at ________, your child can feel free to spread the sparkly love. Our idea of an art project is to let children put their hands into a bowl of whatever we’ve got on the table that day and make whatever they want out of it (other than a meal).

*HECK YESH!! Make a fucking mess Olivia!!* The space looks adorable and Antz is going to try to leave work early on Fridays to join us at the class *This makes me soo mad they took away the half-day summer Fridays, STUPID corporation, shakes fist!!*

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