Thursday, May 13, 2010

#1's 9th B-day!

Can you believe it? 9?!?! Wow.

Here are a couple of pics from the actual day, there will be more of his party with school friends. Daddy has the memory card for that and is out of town...

G got a "fishing" bow for shooting carp on the river, some awesome Avatar figures, money, clothes, Legos...all the things little boys love.

#2 & #3 each got a fishing pole of their very own from Pop-pop and Beppe. You can see how much fun I had practicing in the pool!

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More So. Cal Pics

We visited the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills...this is a great free little sightseeing diversion. It is a 55 room home with beautiful grounds. They were actually setting up for a wedding when we were there. It now belongs to the Parks & Rec/State Parks department and though you can't go in the home, you can see some cool architectual elements as well as the grounds with water features, etc. There were a ton of turtles in the ponds. It would be a great place to take a picnic lunch and spend a couple of hours.

These lovely ladies were visiting from Japan and their mom asked (interpreted through their tour guide) if our kids would be in a picture with them. She was very curious as to how old our boys were; I think her oldest was a bit younger than #1.

A Working Vacation with Jeff

Jeff had to miss quite a bit of the boys 2 week spring break due to the big project at Calabasas. So we decided to take everyone down for a few days to enjoy some sun and change of scenery. The night before we left, I spent the evening in the ER with #3 who broke his arm so you'll see his splint in the pictures. We came from cold yucky weather to nearly 80 degrees so we were loving the shorts time! You can even see some sweat on the kids. :) We ate at Carney's in LA; I think they have two locations and we were at the N. Hollywood one. Awesome hot dogs, per Jeff. I had a yummy wrap thing. I'll have to hunt down the pictures we took at the beach in Malibu.
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Monday, December 07, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We hosted our company's Christmas party here on Saturday night...we had a bout 26 people and it was nice. It also forced me to finish up the Christmas decorations early this year! This morning we woke up to a couple inches of snow on the ground. The boys were so excited! Snow definitely helps bring about the Christmas Spirit!

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Ian's 2nd Birthday!

Cupcake eating was the highlight of his night! I'm not sure why we don't have pics of him opening his gifts, but he has had a blast playing with his Duplos (Thanks Wes, Beth, Ellie & Quinn!) as well as his fire truck from Uncle George, Aunt Bridget and family. Life can't get much better than being two...

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Caleb's 6th Birthday

Caleb was lucky enough to have 3 birthdays! An early one with Frompa & Grammy in late October, one whenb Pop-Pop and Beppe visited in the middle of November, and two little buddies from school over on his actual birthday. I guess that's one upside for the kids living away from the majority of family!

The Fall

Wow, I can't believe it's been two months since I've posted. This has been a very busy fall...we've been going non-stop since October! Now it's December and JTS has slowed a bit and all our parties and engagements are over until Christmas. Time to hunker down and finish up some of my projects!

Here are some fun pictures that Jeff took back in October. The boys look like they're being helpful by raking leaves, but all they do is rake them into a pile and then jump off the chair into them! It looks so warm in these pictures; it's currently 18 F and snowing! I hope to post other happenings in the following weeks to get the blog caught up a bit. Until then...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lemonade Stand

A few weeks ago, the boys begged me to let them do a lemonade stand. I capitulated and boy, was it successful! They ended up making $22 even after paying me for supplies (gotta teach them the real world!) They've been wanting to do it again, but time hasn't allowed. I have a feeling we'll be doing a couple next summer...fall is here and the days are cooling down. They had a blast and did a very good job!
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Funny Boy in the Tub

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New Fencing

Pictures of the new pool fence and vinyl fencing along the driveway. I'll need to take some good pictures of the front of the house to show off the new paint job and shutters!

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Park City; Labor Day 2009

We visited Park City this weekend and had a nice time. Our room was fantastic and we had the added bonus of getting to visit with my Aunt and Uncle who live in Salt Lake City. We usually only see them at Christmas time so it was fun to be able to visit with them! The weather was perfect and it was nice to get away for a couple days and see some new territory!

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