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!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Families who can party!

We love them! New Years Eve was a lot of fun this (last year). We had a few friends over and even though the house was bursting at the seams it was a good time!
Good sports



Game time!
Boy time


Out of all the Dads to be sitting still...

And, the most predictable Dad to be sitting still/napping


Fun in Time Square!
I think Caylin tickled Job so much he Peed ;) Ha ha!



We watched the ball drop at 9pm and then jumped into the new year!




Yummo food! (Tamales, Rice, and Beans and tons of munchies!)

Silly sisters

And the Finale, cheap Sparklers!











and when the sparklers are gone and the party is over, Someone always cries...


It is now 2011, we are looking forward to Job's 5th bday and we are awaiting Baby#4 in April. I'm glad we have such great friends to share all these fun times with!