Monday, June 20, 2011

Last Awards Assembly of the year!

Jack was V.I.P
Ethan was Student of the Month

Poor Owie didn't get an award, but he sure deserved one!

Ice Cream Party!!!

Thank You Grammy for our Ice Cream party to celebrate Summer!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Evening Walk

We needed to get out of the house. So Ava and Jack jumped in her princess mobile, Owen grabbed his skateboard and Devin and I drug Ethan and all his preteen attitude out the door. (That yellow on Jacks face is a bruise. He got hit in that same spot twice in 2 days. The first with his own fist the next with Ethan's bed.)
Jack jumped out half way there so Ava got a chance to drive in the real world. I got a glimpse of her at 16.

This picture cracks me up. He looks like he wants to kill me. awww we are full steam ahead towards teenage years. sigh
And then we reached our goal . Starbucks, where we all enjoyed our steaming hot cups of coffee........just kidding. We got hot chocolate and carmel apple cider. Ava went with chocolate milk. It was a nice walk and i actually got Ethan to smile.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Ava and Jack checking out her gifts in the morning. She slept in until 10:30 on her birthday.
At Grammy's house in the car Grammy and Papi gave her.
Eating her cake
cupcake table
This is her at 11:00 that night. To excited to sleep.

I am so behind in blogging, frankly, I am overwhelmed. Every time I sit down to blog I struggle with where to start. Do I keep up my number count? Do I start over? I have pictures, but i've lost my blogging umph. huh so I here I go, starting over. No more numbers, just blogging. Maybe next year i'll try again. We'll see. So what can I say???? Ava and Devin had their birthday on April 2nd. Since Ava loves to dip everything she eats, we had a dip party. I made spinach artichoke dip, orange fluffy dip, carmel apple dip, roasted red pepper dip ( that was by far everyones favorite) dill dip and some sweet and sour meatballs just for the fun of it. We also had a jump house and a cupcake decorating station. Believe it or not Ava had fun. Gasp! I know. She is so hard to please and she hates being the center of attention, but she actually enjoyed her party. She thanked everyone as she was tearing into her gifts, she was polite and had fun. Devin behave himself to, but he usually does, usually.

So some fun facts about 3 year old Ava
* she's not potty trained. Go ahead and judge. She's the baby and i've already proved my potty training skills with the last three so who cares right?
* She is so girly. She loves everything princess. She has so many cute clothes, but she only wears princess dresses.
*she loves being a girl.
* She loves pink and purple anything.
*She can count really high. I didn't teach her that because I want her to be a baby
*She knows the name of every princess and who there prince is and what movie they are in. I did teach her that
* She loves Dora the Explorer (yuck)
*She knows all her colors
*She is sooo good on a razor scooter. She flies through the house.
*She is a caregiver. Whenever anyone is hurt she is the first one there with a bandaid or icepack or their favorite blanket.
*She loves coming with me to volunteer at Jack's kindergarten class. I really think she thinks she's older than the kindergartners.
I can go on and on. She is so sweet and I feel so blessed everday to have her.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Waaaaay behind

I'm so far behind on my picture posts its annoying! I have been in pain and when i'm in pain I can't do anything. I'm such a baby. I'll try to post pictures today. We'll see how that goes.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


These are some of the people I was closest with in highschool.
And these are our kids, crazy how time flies!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


My new photo collage. Thank you Nana! Soon the frames will hold pictures of people I know.
My Dad put my boys to work today. After I took them to Target to spend their hard earnings. This is them with their loot.


Milania turned one! I got the honor of holding her while she opened her presents. Until Jack started crying up in the playplace and I had to climb up in that death contraption only to be told he was fine. Oh and I am not elbowing Sassy off the table. I was helping her balance as she was scooting. I swear!


Shhhh.... Ava is sleeping somewhere in this picture. Can you find her?


What do you do when you are bored? These two strip down to their underwear and swimmy (Ava's word for swimsuit) and throw paper cups at my piano!


This girl is seriously addicted to Ovaltine!


Monday, March 7, 2011


Spelling tests are getting harder!
1. equilateral
Those are just a few, but you get the idea!


I wish I had her life.


Making Sassy's birthday present

Thursday, March 3, 2011


My itty bitty herb garden enjoying the sun

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Hair cut night


Barely awake for breakfast


Talking to Neenee

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Sunday Harvest from Nana's trees.


Desi got us free tickets to The Harlem Globetrotters. Not only were they free, but they were awesome seats! We were only 12 rows up from the floor. I have never seen my kids laugh so hard! These guys are really hilarious! Thank You Aunt Desi!
Ava continually amazes us with her femininity. She insisted on bringing a purse with a lip gloss and "camera" ( a toy that looks like a camera) She would take her camera out, take a picture, look at the picture and then put it back in her purse. The take out her lip gloss and apply and then put it back, she clapped and cheered and booed. It was like hanging out with a 30 year old. The boys loved being there and although Ethan tried to keep a cool, straight face he ended up cracking up the whole time. It was a great night.


I had the pleasure of joining Owen's class on their field trip the Long Beach Aquarium. It was a beautiful day and quite an adventure. My dear friend Shanon drove us and 6 kids. We may or may not have passed up our exit and ended up in Compton, but we did end up making it there safely. Anyone who know me knows that I am not a big fan of birds, no one sent the memo to the birds in Long Beach. While there I was pooped on, sat in poop, while pointing I touched a pigeon mid flight, and in the lorakeet exhibit I was the only one a bird landed on and I didn't even have food. Other then those horrifying events, I must say it was a blast. I don't get to hang out with just Owen very often so it was good bonding time.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Devin and the kids had Monday off from work and school so we took off Saturday night and escaped to my Grandma and Grandpa's house in Pahrump Nevada. It was so much fun and so relaxing. There is nothing like escaping from the world and being taken care of by your grandma. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for having us. I hope you and your house will recover from our craziness!!!