Friday, November 2, 2012

Twilight Camp

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Father's Day

Breakfast in Bed for Dad!  Also, some nice notes from the kids and an amazing book for Dad that R.J. made for him.  It was pretty involved, he worked on it for months in his G.A.T.E. class as an assignment called "Gift From the Heart."  R.J. doesn't want anybody else to see it, except Dad!

Homemade Butterfingers - one of Ryan's favorite candy bars.  I don't even like Butterfingers, but these were amazingly delicious, I could not stop eating them!  They are made with melted candy corns, peanut butter, and then dipped in chocolate.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Last Day of School

Homemade cookies and cards for the teachers

This is the last day Braden & Sienna will walk to elementary school together, since Braden will be going to a new school in the Fall.

We celebrated the last day of school by getting ice cream at Baskin Robbins, yum!  Don't worry, R.J. got one too but he's too cool for pictures these days.

End of the Year School Fun

Yes, I know, school is about to start again. I have to hurry and catch up my blog before then! At the end of the year, the elementary school had a really fun field day. I was in charge of the Wall Ball Station. And I got a lovely sunburn after standing in the sun for 4 hours!

The next week I helped in Sienna's class for a County Fair day for all the 3rd graders who had just finished reading Charlotte's Web.  I made a yummy banana cream pie with a layer of chocolate and caramel. It was beautiful.  Then I put it in a bag, and the lid fell off and the pie slid sideways.  So I scooped it into another pie tin the teacher had and served Banana Cream Pie Soup.  It was so sad.  But still delicious!

This day was so incredibly hot!  The field day actually was cut short because of the heat.  I was in charge of the musical chairs station this time.  So much anger can occur when kids play musical chairs!  It turns out Row Sham Bo can solve any problem when you're 9.  We carried around squirt bottles to cool everybody off and of course that was the funnest part for everyone, getting sprayed!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

School Luau

Every year our school has a luau at the end of the year. Each grade performs a different hula, we eat a picnic, have popsicles and snow cones, and dress up in our favorite Hawaiian shirts. This year I have no pictures of Braden performing, because he was being his typical self and hid in the crowd where we could not get even one picture!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sienna's 9th Birthday

Sienna had such a fun 9th birthday! Her birthday was on a Saturday, but we started the celebration on Friday. The boys had a Father-Son campout, so we had a Girls Night!! Weirdly, there were no kid movies playing this weekend, except at the $3 movies in Citrus Heights, not my favorite place but Sienna loved it. We went to the mall and saw the Lorax. I let her pick where we had dinner and had to laugh when she insisted on Taco Bell. Only the best for my girl! We went swim suit shopping after the movie. It was also National Donut Day, so we went to Krispy Kreme for our free donut, and bought birthday donuts for the next morning too. On Saturday, we had donuts (duh!) and opened presents. Then me & Sienna met up with some friends and saw Wicked in Sacramento. It was a surprise for Sienna and she loved it. We had dinner afterwards at The Spaghetti Factory. On Sunday we had a family dinner and I only took pictures of dessert, ha ha! It was a great birthday weekend for Sienna!

Sienna really liked this fountain at the mall.

Just enjoyed a movie and delicious taco, and now we're on our way to go shopping!

Don't worry, we didn't buy this one.

Nothing better than a warm, Krispy Kreme donut!  We may have ate several.

Birthday morning

On our way to see Wicked.  I really thought I took a picture of the whole group, but can't seem to find it, oh well.

1st time seeing the capitol building in downtown Sac

Enjoying a birthday ice cream and birthday serenade at The Old Spaghetti Factory

For Sienna's birthday dinner with the family, we made a yummy knock off Lofthouse cookie.  They were better than the ones you get at the store, so there.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

So Behind & Backwards!!

My blog is so confusing right now.  I had a virus on my computer, then after a month, got it fixed.  And then it was dropped on the tile and broken forever.  Finally got  a new computer after a couple of more months and I'm trying to get my blog updated.  However, today I just found a bunch of events that I had skipped.  Oops!  So my blog posts are no longer chronological in all places, but still worthy of taking a look at!  It will be back on track some day.  I'm hoping by the end of the summer...

River Cats Baseball @ Raley Field

R.J.'s band got to play the national anthem at a River Cats game. Fun times!

We had to wait an hour in the very hot sun, before we could enter the stadium.  This is right about the moment Conner thought it would be a good idea to pee his pants.  Since this hasn't happened in FOREVER, I did not have an emergency pair of clothes, so I had to wash out his shorts & undies in a bathroom sink and put them back on him wet!

While we were waiting, Braden made friends with a random boy and played a little baseball

Cooley Middle School band coming on to the field.

Conner Moments

Every night, before putting Conner to bed, we clean his room. Every night, when I check on Conner before putting myself to bed, these are some of the scenarios I find...

Hail Storms

In April, we had so many hail storms. It was weird. Conner was really scared when we were in the car because it was so violent and loud, he thought for sure our car would break and we might die. But at home, the kids were so excited!