Saturday, August 28, 2010

2nd Annual Family camping trip at Leo Carillo

Our site, vanagons representing!

(not our RV in the back round) The RV was called the "fun Finder". the family had two kids about the same age as ours. they were in the RV most of the time and if they ever came out the kids were screaming and yelling. they left early. Don't think they found the fun they were trying to find.

The kids loved riding around and going to the store for goodies

Job is doing great without his training wheels

Beach time just down the path.

Last year Diego was still pretty small and couldn't climb up the big boulders.He did great this year.

Nap time on Grandma's lap

Making friends

Tide pool finds!
Diego imitating the crab blowing bubbles from his mouth

Deep in conversation I'm sure

Dirty camping faces

"Diego, what are you doing?"
"playing in the dirt"


Cousins came and visited with us during the day


We had a blast as usual! Can't wait for next year! We will have baby #4 by then!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Moto Family Blogging Birthday!

Another good friend of mine recently celebrated her Blog Birthday. It made me look back to my 1st post. It was August 25, 2008. Things have changed a lot since then!

Looking back on 2 years of stories and pictures is so emotional!

I'm glad I started this blog. It's been a place to share our fun times with friends and family. Hopefully You've enjoyed it. And as always we are off to another family adventure...CAMPING!!!! More pictures and stories to follow!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Job Jar-great idea

As seen on Martha's site

In summer, the mere mention of chores can evoke reactions usually reserved for dentist appointments and haircuts. To make tasks less tedious for everyone, print them on strips of paper, color-coding to distinguish "grown-up jobs" from "kid jobs." On chore day, have everyone draw and complete a job.

Doing this TODAY!!!
I'm sure there are tons of variations instead of a Jar. My creativity level is low today, a jar will do.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Stop over to TUTUMONKEY for a great giveaway! I've yet to win a giveaway, but I still never know ;) Happy Blogging Birthday Tutumonkey!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

We are having a baby!!!!!

We just found out on Sunday that we are expecting baby #4!!!! We are so happy! I am very early but I just couldn't wait to tell people! The kids are excited and want another baby boy....I'd like Maggie to have a sister, but either way we will be happy!
Here we go!

Monday, August 16, 2010

12 new things

Check out Sarah Mae to see where this all started

My 12 new things:
Make gifts for Job's new preschool teachers, Have a girly girl party for Maggie's 2nd Bday. Be completely moved into our new house.
Sew a different style of apron, mommy and child size (I've only sewed one pattern so far)
Have a staycation with my hubby for my 30th birthday and make a homemade pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving
Make handmade Christmas stockings (again). Last years were not what I had expected
Sponsor another child through Compassion
Make new hooded bath towels for the kids
Frame some kids artwork and display in the house.
Make a super heroe outfit for Diego
Make towel beach bags for the beach
Make a new recipe for homemade BBQ sauce for Father's day.
make a homemade cheesecake
turn something "old" into something "new"

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Rainbow Cupcakes

I saw some cupcakes like this on a blog somewhere and I'm sorry I can't remember where it was! I was deep in blogger world looking for some ideas for birthdays and came across some rainbow/tie dyed cupcakes.
Start with the batch of batter and separate into small bowls, add the colors you want to use.

Spoon out a scoop of each color into the baking cups and keep adding colors till they are full enough.

use a toothpick to swirl the colors in the middle


You don't see them frosted because I let my son experiment with the frosting and they turned out a funky brownish blue color. not so cute :)
If this idea was on your blog please let me know so I can give you credit!

Summer fun

This summer hasn't been as hot as usual and we've only had a couple beach days but we sure have been keeping busy!
Steve turned 36, we had yummy apple pie to celebrate.

Steve has been perfecting his BBQ'ing skills

We still love to take a last minute trip in the bus to see the sunset.

Next on the agenda, camping! Can't wait!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

So many babies!

So many diapers!

I've made some diaper cakes in the past. Some for friends, some for sale. it's fun, just to take the time to do something other then my normal day to day stuff. My kids help now, they roll with me and help pick our what things go where.
I thought I'd just post some pics. Fun to see how different they all are.

Most are filled a bottle of champagne, some with martinellis, some with formula.
And most have a toy or monnogrammed letter with them.

these are wrapped with receiving blankets or burp cloths,

I wanted to make business out of it...we will see. Can't wait to get more creative!