Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Yucky!!!

One week into the school year I woke up and noticed my head was itchy. That happens sometimes, and ever since we had lice a few years ago whenever my head itches I dig out the lice comb because I am paranoid like that. It's always clear, but not this time :<( I checked all the kids, and the girls had it too. NO!!! I called off work and called them out of school and off we went to Walgreens to buy the shampoo. After combing through Whitney's hair for a LONG time and getting anxiety about going through all this again I picked up the phone and made an appointment at a lice salon. It was expensive but WORTH IT. She got everything out of all our hair, then I went home and cleaned. And did laundry (12 loads in just over 24 hours). And changed all the beds. And bagged up a bunch of stuff. It was a hot day, and we are enrolled in the summer discount program, and late in the afternoon I realized they had turned off our a/c and it was 84 degrees in our house. All I could think was "I AM SO DONE WITH TODAY!!!!." Then I had the thought come to my head that if lice is my biggest problem, I'm doing ok. That really made me think. It was an annoying problem and horrible day, BUT it was very temporary. How many people wish that lice could be their biggest problem. After that I was able to move through the rest of my clean-up with a semi-cheerful attitude. All rechecks have been clear so far, so I think we beat it!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Labor Day weekend

On Saturday of Labor Day weekend we took a little family hike up to Mt. Rubidoux. It was pretty!



 The kids are at a fun age for stuff like this now. We spent the rest of the day watching a lot of college football :>) Then, on Sunday Rich got released from the bishopric! He's been in for about 5 1/2 years so it will be nice for him to be home more. He was in young mens for a long time before that, he has been going to mutual for close to 11 years :>) On Monday we went on a little hike at the Santa Rosa plateau with the Thompsons and McDowells.  


We finished off with Sonic happy hour. Yum!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Weekend with Kristi

Kristi came to visit for the weekend! We went to In'n'Out and the Storm game
 where Krsiti and my kids showed off their awesome dance moves :>)




 She helped the girls with their gingerbread man project (who says gingerbread men can't have pink hair?)
We also went down to Laguna Beach. I didn't take a single picture but Heather and my aunt Deanna did, thanks to them! It really is beautiful there. The waves were CRAZY though!


 These cute cousins have so much fun together.
  


 And I love my cousins too :>)
We finished off by going to Cafe Rio, it was a great day!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Dodger Game

Janine and Nathan were in town, so we went to the Dodger game. It's been a LONG time since I've been to Dodger stadium! Before Carson was born I think. A lot of family was able to come and we had a good time.

 We all had a Dodger dog of course. I remember these being so amazing as a kid, now I am not so impressed! The kids were happy though.


 Love this family of mine!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

First Day of School

Brendan
This is his last year of elementary school! I'm having a hard time with that. He's just so BIG! He got the teacher he wanted and is really happy to be the big man on campus. It should be a good year for him! He also got into the GATE program this year which makes me so happy :>)

 
1. What is your favorite food? Ice cream
2. What is your favorite sport? water polo
3. What is your favorite tv show? Ninjago
4. Who is the coolest person on earth? John Cena
5. What is your favorite thing about school? recess
6. If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to: Russia
7. What is your favorite color? green
8. When I grow up I want to be a: software engineer
9. What is your favorite song? The Final Countdown
10. What is your favorite book? Rick Riordan books
11. What food do you NOT like? broccoli
12. Who is your best friend? Luke and Hunter
13. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
14. What is your favorite game? Lego Star Wars 7
15. What is your favorite toy? Legos
16. What is your favorite breakfast? Darth Vader waffles and stacked up French toast
17. If I had one wish, it would be: to be the richest man on earth
18. What do you do best? play video games
19. When I was little I used to: yell in Carson's ear
20. What is your favorite memory? going to Legoland 
21. What is your favorite movie? Star Wars 3 and 7
height: 60 3/4"
weight: 86 lbs
shoe size: 7

Carson
This kid still seems so little to me, but he is growing up! He still has extreme mood swings but is generally a pretty loving kid. His teacher is new to the school but seems really nice. He doesn't have many friends in his class but I'm sure he will make new ones soon!


1. What is your favorite food? cupcakes
2. What is your favorite sport? baseball
3. What is your favorite tv show? Ninjago
4. Who is the coolest person on earth? Mom, Dad, and ObiWan
5. What is your favorite thing about school? new friends
6. If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to: the beach
7. What is your favorite color? blue
8. When I grow up I want to be a: paleontologist 
9. What is your favorite song? What Does the Fox Say/Can't Touch This
10. What is your favorite book? Who Would Win; Ultimate Ocean Rumble
11. What food do you NOT like? tomatoes
12. Who is your best friend? Andres and Brennen
13. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
14. What is your favorite game? Battlefront
15. What is your favorite toy? Legos
16. What is your favorite breakfast? Darth Vader waffles with boysenberry syrup
17. If I had one wish, it would be: to have a real wand that works
18. What do you do best? math
19. When I was little I used to: go in a tube at the pool and play with my talking Stinky
20. What is your favorite memory? sliding into home
21. What is your favorite movie? Jurassic Park 3
height: 53"
weight: 58 lbs
shoe size: 1

Sabrina
These girls are in kindergarten! It doesn't seem a whole lot different than TK yet but I know they are going to learn a lot this year! They are in the same class with Ava, and have a lot of friends in morning kinder to play with at recess as well. 


1. What is your favorite food? Ice cream
2. What is your favorite sport? soccer
3. What is your favorite tv show? Doc McStuffins
4. Who is the coolest person on earth? Santa
5. What is your favorite thing about school? recess
6. If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to: live at Magic Mountain
7. What is your favorite color? purple
8. When I grow up I want to be a: scientist
9. What is your favorite song? Let It Go
10. What is your favorite book? Frozen
11. What food do you NOT like? mushrooms
12. Who is your best friend? Ava
13. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
14. What is your favorite game? Sorry
15. What is your favorite toy? Rainbow Dash
16. What is your favorite breakfast? pancakes and waffles
17. If I had one wish, it would be: I could have a pony
18. What do you do best? making new friends
19. When I was little I used to: play with Whitney
20. What is your favorite memory? going to Magic Mountain
21. What is your favorite movie? Frozen
height: 48 3/4"
weight: 48 lbs
shoe size: 13

Whitney
I love this spunky, bossy girl!



1. What is your favorite food? bananas
2. What is your favorite sport? Soccer
3. What is your favorite tv show? Sofia the First
4. Who is the coolest person on earth? Mommy and Daddy
5. What is your favorite thing about school? Global Play Days
6. If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to: Legoland
7. What is your favorite color? red, pink, purple and blue. But mostly pink. 
8. When I grow up I want to be a: doctor
9. What is your favorite song? Let it Go
10. What is your favorite book? Frozen
11. What food do you NOT like? tomatoes, carrots, relish
12. Who is your best friend? Ava
13. What is your favorite holiday? New Year's Eve
14. What is your favorite game? Star Wars monopoly
15. What is your favorite toy? puppy
16. What is your favorite breakfast? pancakes and waffles
17. If I had one wish, it would be: to be invisible
18. What do you do best? losing Star Wars Monopoly
19. When I was little I used to: go to the park
20. What is your favorite memory? Legoland Hotel
21. What is your favorite movie? Frozen
height: 47 1/2"
weight: 47 lbs
shoe size: 12

Here's hoping for a good year!






Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Food Fight

My friend Lani sent out  text that she wanted to have a food fight for the kids before school started. I have to admit I was a little skeptical, but it ended up being pretty funny. We called the kids all over in a circle around various food items, then told them to go at it. The older kids jumped right in, but the younger ones weren't quite sure what to think!

 Sabrina did NOT think it was a good idea. She started crying from the beginning, and didn't stop til well after it was over (she kept yelling, "I'm not playing!" And she was quite concerned about what we were going to eat for lunch now that all the food was on the ground ha). 
 It got to a whole new level when the chocolate syrup and ketchup came out (and I realized too late that I should have Carson take his white shirt off beforehand!).



 Afterwards they cleaned off in the splashpad :>)
 we also got pizza so Sabrina didn't starve!
It was a really fun way to spend the last day before SCHOOL starts!!!