Thursday, June 9, 2011

Diego is four!

On his actual Birthday he opened some presents bright and early then we went to Krispie Kremes for a birthday donut celebration!

Diego asked for a Star Wars Party, and thanks to Grandma and Grandpa's help he got one!
Death Star Watermelon and Yoda Soda

Hans Solo stuck in carbonite Jello

Hans-burgers and Saber Dogs

Death Star Pinata

and Special guests!

Grandma and Grandpa are always getting into character!

Thanks friends for coming and making it a special day!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


We had our baby girl on April 30th, 2011 at 4:23pm. We named her Vivia Marion.

Vivia means "lively" or "full of life" and that is exactly how she has been since I could feel her move in my tummy. She was rolling around, kicking, and punching like crazy! Marion is Steve's grandmothers name, who is now 95yrs old! I've had her name picked out since before I was even pregnant with Job...just waiting to use it! I'm glad it fits her!

She has been doing great since we got home. The kids have been doing good too. They occasionally get a little crazy since we are home more. Job is great with her and can even calm her down when I can't."

Diego loves her from afar but if I give him the job of holding her is is a very proud brother. Maggie is in love with her and is so excited to be a big sister! she keeps saying "I can't believe my sister is here!

Steve is also in love and just laughs at all her little groans and snorts she makes all day...and in the night.

I am trying to cherish every moment with her just incase she is our last. I find myself holding her even when she's asleep, just cause it's SO MUCH FUN! I can't wait till she is smiling and giggling with us...and the reason is not gas! :)

We love you Vivia!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Homeschooling giveaway!

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Still enjoying Winter in Southern Calfornia!

Mt Laguna never lets us down! Sun to snow in 20 minutes. Can't beat that!

Taking pictures was a little harder this time since we were in 2-3 ft of fresh powder, I'm 7 months pregnant, and I had to carry Maggie a lot(snow would've been up to her shoulders) but we got some good ones!

I promise, they were having fun :)

And a week later, still snow being dumped on the mountians. Amazing!

Big Five!

My first born, and biggest boy Job has turned five years old!
A WHOLE HAND!!!! Something about this age is so different from the others. He is not a toddler age anymore. He will be starting Kindergarten later this year, and will be the oldest of our four kids. He is my little man, attitude and all. Sarcasm is present daily, and the fight to be right is on! These little things I could live without, but the other new additions to his personality I could keep forever! The helpfulness, thoughtfulness, and love for learning are so sweet. He has an urge to know and understand the "why"s of everything and is not easily satisfied. He has even asked me to start calling him Christopher(his real first name). Not gonna happen!

We were going to have a party for him on the weekend but it was going to pour rain so we just went to the park on his Birthday with a few friends.
We thought it would be a simple party and that's it. It turned into 5 celebrations over four days!

1-The ParkBirthday Boy Iron Man

Jaguar Man(totally not a planned costume till he changed his mind two days before the party)

Super girls

Mama forgot her outfit (forgot to plan an outfit)so Cat woman appeared sometime during the party.

Maggie "Supergirl/kittycat" begged me to let her paint my face. I gave in

Grandma and Grandpa and Great Grandpa always have a great time participating too!

2-Corvette Diner

3-Bowling with some friends
(face painting and costumes still happening!)

4-Dinner at the Fish Market by the Harbor

5-Church. Each class is by age so when a classmate brought cupcakes for her birthday celebration Job used it as his fifth party excuse! I picked him up covered in pink frosting! So, five celebrations for being five years old.
I'm hoping this is not the trend around here for birthdays!

Job I love you and am so happy to be your Mama, but your birthday is officially OVER!