Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hodge Podge

 Sally: Can you turn on One Direction?
B: No, I want "Under the Bridge!" (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Then when another friend was over they had me turn on Justin Bieber
while writing, "I love Justin Bieber."

August got a bath on his 7-week birthday.

I can't help it, every time Drew puts on his Tiger Cub uniform I have to take a picture.
I really need to get him the knee length scout socks he wants just for my own enjoyment.
 This was on our visit to Leo Carrillo Ranch.

Super pretty place that I'm ready to visit again.
 (Drew's down there in the bottom left)

Sunday was Skype story time with Rachel.
This made me really happy and it should happen every Sunday.

 Ummmm Rachel, Sally has a question.

Veteran's Day we visited the Elfin Forest Recreational Area in Escondido
for a little hike with Brent & Errin.
Look how excited Justin was about it:
In his defence, he had a headache.
He didn't complain when he had to take Owen back to the car early
because the bikes weren't working out on the steep, rocky trail.

And then there's Sally who forgot her shoes, so she got to run around barefoot the whole time.

Drew and his miniature teeth enjoyed it.
Aren't those supposed to be falling out by now?

And here's my little stage hand Owen.
 His class did a short performance of Frida Maria.

Afterwards he got to show off August to his class.
 And August didn't love being shown off.
But really he was happy except when I took these pictures.

"Look Mom he can sit!"

Sally continues to use August as her doll and he wonders when it will end.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


 Picture credit: Nicole
The best part of every game.

The Skyhawks' season has come to an end.

Justin ended up loving coaching and is bummed the season is over.

Drew is not.
He improved for sure but his favorite parts of the season were the treats, the post-game tunnel, and the trophy.
He's excited to add that giant one to his collection.

And he did like being able to play with his friends Gray and Carter.
They all got to be on the same team thanks to Nicole for being team mom and Nathan for coaching.

Friday, November 02, 2012


Happy Halloween

Werewolf, Ghost Face, Flash, and Pixie Fairy

Post Edit: Phone scenes from trick or treating.
(went around to a few of our neighbors,
then met up with the Layton's in their more efficient neighborhood)

A Dud

 I came home with this huge pumpkin from Bates.

I was all excited for the awesome jack-o-lantern it would become.

And then Justin and Brent unloaded only it to find it had a crack and soft spot.

And THEN! Justin cut it open and found this:
Pumpkins growing on the pumpkin and nasty liquid sloshing around the bottom.

So, so gross.

Justin was nice and carved it anyway.
(it got a mouth, too)

He said it sliced like butter.
One advantage to a rotten pumpkin.

But we were never able to put a candle in it.
And it's currently oozing junk down our front porch.

Disadvantages definitely won.

At least inside the house, more pleasant things were going on.

Brent & Errin's family joined us for:
- chicken pot pies with tentacles
- pumpkin poop (Cheetos)
- pumpkin carving (RIPE pumpkin carving)
- watching Nightmare Before Christmas
- eating Jack Skellington