Saturday, December 4, 2010

Santa Barbara

Mike and I went to Santa Barbara for a Christmas party/opening of his art at Cabana Home.

The food was yummy and we met a lot of great people. A couple of his art pieces were sold that night. We stayed in a beautiful hotel right on the beach...the Oceana. They had complimentary beach cruisers, so before we left for home we went for a ride along the coast and out onto the pier. It was a really fun getaway.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Andrew's band concert

Andrew is learning to play the clarinet this year at school. They have an excellent band program. He has gotten so good in just two months! They had their first band concert and it was so good! He's a natural. Unfortunately our video camera was out of commission. I'll have to try to video him playing at home sometime.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

STAR WARS sugar cookies

Nani and Papa sent star wars sugar cookie cutters, aprons, and sprinkles to us in the summer. The kids LOVE making sugar cookies. We finally got time this month to make them! Now everytime I make dinner Jimmy gets out his apron to wear and help me cook.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween at Disneyland

Will was totally into all of the decorations for Halloween.
Mike always wanted to try a turkey leg. Andrew and Nate ate most of it.

Waiting in line for the Toy Story ride.
Jim ate a ton of cotton candy and couldn't stop jumping up and down.

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Harry Potter Birthday

For Nate's birthday we had a Quidditch match...Ravenclaw versus Hufflepuff.

Hufflepuff was ahead until Ravenclaw caught the snitch and tied the game!
Then we went to class. Transfiguration, care of magical creatures, and...

We finished the party with a feast. Pizza and pumpkin juice (cactus cooler).
And a Hedwig (the owl) cake

Happy Birtday Nate!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Yipee! Jim is 3!

A few days before Jim's birthday we went out to buy the stuff for his party. He chose Toy Story as his theme. He was so excited about it! The next day he said, is today my party? Is it my birthday? Finally today came. We went to the park with friends despite the cold weather and played games...
comet toss

find the hidden army men

ate lunch

played on the playground (Jim was the captain of the ship)

and sang happy birthday and ate cupcakes.

When his brothers got home from school we had another party...
opened presents

played with presents

sang happy birthday again and ate more cupcakes.

When we were getting ready for bed Jim got sad and said I want my birthday again. I said you had such fun day you don't want it to end? Jim said, Ya.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

the Perfect Beach day

All summer has been so cloudy and cold at the beach. I was worried it would be the same when my sister and her family came to visit from Utah. But we got lucky and had a beautiful day at Moonlight beach.

We ended the day at Juanita's Taco Shop. mmmm... fish tacos....yum.