Monday, August 31, 2009

Beach Bums

Last weekend we decided to take the kids to the beach to celebrate Sage starting school the next week. Normally the kids are afraid of the water and Aurora is afraid of the sand, that all changed this time. The kids had tons of fun playing in the sand.

and building sand castles with kelp for the flags.

Sage then decided that we needed to bury Robert in the sand.

After seeing how much fun it was, Sage decided that he wanted to be buried in the sand.

Then much to my amazement Aurora decided she wanted to be buried. She flipped out though once she was completely buried.

After all that Aurora got brave and stepped out into the sand and never looked back. She finally realized what she had been missing.
It was a wonderful evening at the beach, full of firsts for the kids and lots of fun memories for our family.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First Day of School

The First day of School has arrived! I've been dreading and awaiting this day for months. I'm very excited for Sage but still sad to see my baby off to school. He on the other hand isn't sad at all and wanted nothing more than to be at school. I had to ask him three times to give me a hug.

Here he is on the deck this morning with him backpack and lunch box.

Here he is in front of his classroom.

Here he is reading book at his desk waiting for school to start.

I miss him so much! For the first 5 days he gets out early, so I'll be there waiting outside his classroom.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


This week my Young Women's lesson is on Forgiveness. I made up these cute little S'mores kits for the girls.

(click to enlarge)

The tag reads:

"And be ye kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." Ephesians 4:32
We must forgive S'more & S'more.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


This last Saturday a bunch of us Wicked Fanatic's went to go see Wicked. It was amazing! I only came home with the Souvenir Program, a Mug, Fridge Magnet, and Elphaba Keychain.

Me in front of the poster.
A map of OZ
I was bad and snapped a picture during the Popular Scene.

It was such a great show and I can't wait to see it again!

Family Beach Night & Adelle

We love the beach but don't get to go that often because Aurora is the Energizer Bunny and we haven't ever felt like chasing her down the beach. Much to our surprise she wanted nothing to do with the water.

Robert and Sage playing in the water

Aurora and Grandma Maxine hanging out.

Sage doing his goofy pose for the camera

My Brother Joey, My SIL Amy and my niece Adelle came for a visit last week. It was tons of fun and the kids loved having someone new to play with.
Sage and Adelle on the Trampoline.

Adelle and Aurora playing outside. Adelle already has a shoe obsession, she walk
ed around in Sage's flip flops most of the day.

Sage is 5! Part Duex

We had another party for Sage, but this one was just for family. We had a ton of fun with all the cousins from Escondido.

Sage, Katelyn, Jeremy bouncing in the astro jump

Sage's birthday Cupcake
Aurora shoved a cupcake in Jeremy's face, it was hilarious!

My cousin Will is such a spaz, gotta love him!

My Cousin Liz's little boy Nicholas swinging at the pinata

This Pinata was huge and REALLY strong. After all the kids got done beating it 4 times each we let the adults destroy it. It finally took my Cousin Will to break it open, here's a video of the shenanigans.

Hello World!

Sorry to be gone so long. I could make up a lot of excuses about why I haven't been blogging, but there isn't a good one. I just haven't felt like blogging lately. With all the adjustments I've been going through the past few weeks, I needed to take some time off. Now that I'm rested, I'm ready to jump right back into blogging.