Tuesday, August 18, 2009

On my 5th Day of Kindergarten....

My mom finally took my picture. Yep that's just how we roll. Everyone takes a picture of their kid on the 1st day of school, why not be a little different. That's my story and Im sticking to it!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Learning to Share with Cheetos

Is it possible to inherit a love of Cheetos? I used to eat them all the time as a teenager and my kids love them too. Then I find out that Gramma Sparks (my fathers Mother) also loves cheetos. This makes me happy. It may seem like a silly little nothing, but to me it makes me feel just a little bit closer to the ones I love.

I walked into the kitchen and saw this. I quickly grabbed the camera to capture this small moment.

Attack of the Popcorn Popper Monster


Batter Baby

This girl has more in common with me than just those curls. We both love to lick the batter bowl and sneak bites of the bread dough. She heads straight to the kitchen whenever she hears the mixer or bread maker running. She pulls the chair over to the counter, climbs up and sits there till she gets a taste or two or three. ..

Pizza Dough

Banana Muffins

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Summer Fun Fridays

We had a lot of fun this past summer. Every friday we tried to get out and have an adventure with Gram-me, Meli and Tristan.

This friday we went to Ford Street Park to feed the ducks and run around a little. Then we finished the day off with a little ice cream from Thrifty's. It was a nice summer day.

The nice thing about going to the park early is that the ducks are actually hungry, so they will swim to you. These are some well fed ducks.

Too Cool!

Want to Hear a Story?
So Im taking a picture of this cute little duck couple when I suddenly see something in the background.....TREVOR!! What is he doing all the way over there? And if that is not enough he is standing on one of the ponds drains. On the backside of these drains are little water slides. We were playing on one earlier taking fun pictures like the one below. Then all of a sudden he jumps down the backside of this drain and disappears from sight. Oh yeah I totally freaked and ran like a crazy lady around the pond only to find......
This little ramp. Crazy Boy!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fun Friday: Lake Arrowhead

This trip is still fresh in my children's memories. How could you forget your first trip to the Belgian Waffle Works. Where you can order waffles topped with ICE CREAM!! Check out these huge platefuls. The kids were in sugar heaven. Or my personal favorite the Benedict Waffle. So Yummy!! Is it summer yet, I'm getting a craving.

Here is Trevor's waffle a la mode.
Liz is in chocolate heaven.
After our tummies were full it's time to feed the ducks. Oh and the fish too.
Then to work off some of that sugar how about a little bowling. This fun friday was extra special since Grandpa was able to join us. With a crowd like this, it was a good thing the place was empty.
Even though the babies couldn't bowl they found other ways to entertain. Love that Tristan.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Fun Friday: Jump Zone

This is a fun place to go on a hot summer day. It's air conditioned and the kids can run like crazy and burn off all their energy.

We are always outnumbered 5 to 3 on our little adventures. It can be fun and a little stressful juggling (literally in this picture) all those kids.

I think this was Cora and Maggie's favorite part. They sat in this little saucer while we spun them around and around.
They have a little toddler section which was perfect for our 3 toddlers.

Shhhh, don't tell anyone. You're not supposed to slide down together, but come on, you have to at least once.

And since the kids spent the last few hours running around we had the brilliant idea to fill them up with some sugar.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Fun Friday: San Bernardino County Museum

We have been to this little museum several times. The nice thing about kids is that they never tire of looking at stuffed animals. But don't forget to head over to the live insect exhibit.
Yeah it's my favorite (note sarcasm).

Does Maggie actually have little chubby cheeks in this picture?

Watch out for baby eating birds. This one almost took off with Tristan.

Who Who is touching my wing?

My Magpie is chillin' with the Magpie Lark.

That is one big steering wheel.
Now wouldn't it be really fun if it actually spun around.

Fun Friday: Children's Museum and Ruby's

Since the kids had such a fun time on their field trips to this place, we thought we we head on over this summer. Again it is nice and cool inside with lots of things to keep the kids entertained.

This is one of Liz's favorite parts of the museum. Well done Liz, another delicious pizza!

Officer Trevor and Cora on duty.

Geesh this kid looks hungry someone get him some food. How about a tasty Ruby's Burger and Chocolate malt to wash it down with.

What better way to start off lunch then with a tall shake and a cup of ice cream.

Preschool Graduation

Preschool this year was tons of fun and very busy. I pulled double duty with Lizzie in the older class and Trevor in the younger one. I learned so much this year and am so grateful to have found such a good program for my children and myself.

This was Lizzie's last year in Preschool. She has matured so much this year and will be very ready for Kindergarten.

Trevor had a good year learning tons and making friends.

Trevor decided to wink at everyone this night.
So he is making this face in almost every picture. Crazy Kid.

A little excited, just a little.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Check It, Check It OUT!

This is a site that I really enjoy visiting. She has lots of great ideas and tutorials. As a matter of fact we will be creating a few at our upcoming Christmas in October Activity. So head on over check it out and enter the giveaway while you're there.

Looth Tooth

This morning Miss Lizz lost her first tooth. She was very excited, then we almost lost it down the sink. Oh my, could you just imagine if that happened. I don't even want to go there. And just last week the purl bee posted this cute tutorial and I had to make one for her little tooth. So sweet and VERY easy to make. The little tooth goes in the tooth pocket, isn't that adorable.