Friday, August 29, 2008

first day of school...

the boys started school yesterday and of course i had to take a TON of pictures, especially since it was tanner's first day of kindergarten. i can't believe i am sending another one off to school. they are growing up way to fast! tanner did great but i cried the whole way home after i dropped him off. isaiah loved third grade and he said "his teacher makes him feel very comfortable" :) we are looking forward to a great year!

tanner the big kindergartner :)

isaiah the big 3rd grader!
tanner sitting at his first desk :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

camping in carpinteria 2008.......

last week we took our final vacation of the summer. we went beach camping at carpenteria state beach with 12 other families. i think there were a total of 32 kids. i can't think of a better ending to a great summer and we had a blast!! it was so much fun hanging out ALL day at the beach, taking long runs along the beach with my sis, bike riding with the fam, hanging out by the fire at night eating smores, and just enjoying some great company. while we were there we celebrated hayden's 4th bday. all he wanted was an inidana jone's cake. luckily there was a Von's nearby that could accomodate this request. i had so many great pics from the week. it was hard to even pick a few....enjoy :)

i just love getting sugar cereal while i am camping
our humble aboad

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Smooshie!!!!

happy birthday to my smooshie, tiny, shweet shweet are such a joy to have in our family. you are funny, goofy,cuddle bug, and a bit bipolar (he can go from super mad to super happy in seconds!). you make us laugh daily. everyone that comes in contact with you has an immediate smile to their face cause you just bring joy to a room. we LOVE your hair. i don't think you would be "smooshie" w/out that hair. you love your brothers more than anything and you love to play with them. you also love to play with their friends. their friends are your friends and they love you. right now you love starwars, indiana jones, and super heros. for your birthday all you wanted to do was see the "clone wars" movie. you love the "mimi" and now refer to it in third person. we love it when you come in bed in the morning with your crazy hair in my nose, your thumb in your mouth, and you snuggle right up to us. we love you hayden and we hope you have a very happy 4th birthday!!!

ps. i can't believe my baby is 4 :(

Friday, August 08, 2008

running for taylor....

on august 31st i will be running the disney half marathon in support of taylor ross a 7 year old girl with cystic fibrosis. i will be raising money to donate to the cystic fibrosis foundation. our hope is for them to find a cure. to read about taylor's story and to see how you can help with this cause please go to have a link to this blog under my 'friends' link.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

VBS Power Lab 2008.....

tanner 1st angel game...

tanner got to go to his first angel game last night. it was a HUGE treat. seth was given 5 tickets to the dugout suites. so he took my dad, sister, bro in law, and tanner. tanner was SO excited to finally be going to a game. he has been begging us all season. we were laughing though cause i am sure his expectations of a baseball game are now set very high. dugout suite, catered dinner with all you can eat hotdogs, soda, and dessert cart with a bag full of gummy bears. :)

the big three - one!.....

i had a GREAT 31st bday. i started the day off by sleeping in! what could be better then that. my sister and micah came down for the day and my mom took us all to lunch. one of my favorite things to do is walk down to the circle and eat so that is what we did. bagel me was my restaurant of choice so we went there and enjoyed their yummy bbq chicken salad. later that afternoon we got home and my mom and sis watched the boys while my good friend gina treated me to a much needed pedicure (i think my last one was like 8 months ago!) seth got home early and let me go do a little shopping by myself. heaven:). later that night seth had set up a little surprise dinner with some good friends at benihana's. what a fun day :)

our chef.
don't they make a cute couple? ha ha ha!

oc fair....

last week we went to the oc fair. we went on a free admission day if you bring three gently used children's books. perfect. an added bonus was with each admission you got a free ride. perfect. so the kids each rode one ride, we walked around and took in all the sites of the fair, ate too much, and then came home.