Thursday, October 8, 2009

Where On Earh.....

....have we been? Well, no where in particular. Just super lazy about blogging. I don't even have a wonderful excuse like being pregnant or having a new baby or a new job. But we did have a great summer and beginning of fall. The kids are growing up too fast as usual. Here are some random pictures in no particular order.

It is rare when they are all dressed up and clean but we like it when they are.

We went to the SF Zoo. The kids loved it. They really liked the bears.

We went with my friend Becky and her 3 kids. The kids did great. We were 2 adults and 6 children 4 and under.

This was Amanda's favorite part. She could do this for hours.

We had tons of tomatoes this year. We froze some, gave away some and made tons of salsa. We miss fresh tomatoes very much now.

We had stir fry almost every other day made all from Josh's garden. Well, except for the noodles and soy sauce.

This is not even half of what he had in his garden. There were beets, chard, garlic, potatoes and zucchini.

I did some crafts. I made them crayon rolls

and appliqued their names on their own bags.

They also did tons of crafts. They love it. I love it too, not so much the mess though.

We hung out with family

and watched Samantha grow up...

...way too fast.

Collin started Pre-school on September. He loves his teacher Ms. Gina.

The kids' most favorite thing in the world now is flying a kite. They can do that for hours and hours. Collin is getting quit good at it.

Oh, here is me trying to be artistic with my favorite picture of Collin. I think this picture shows how happy he is when he is flying a kite.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Samantha Turns 1

I have been neglecting my blog for a long time and I have no one to blame but Facebook. Oh boy, I told myself I won't do Facebook and now it has taken over my blog world.
Any how, Samantha turned one on the 13 of July and Josh and I are still in shock. We can't believe how fast she is growing and have no idea where the time has gone. She is the sweetest baby you'll ever meet. Just a peach. Goes with flow. She loves Collin and Amanda and follows them all the time.
For her birthday, she had a Barn Cake. She liked it a lot but Collin and Amanda were much more into it. They loved helping me making the cake and talk about what they would like for their birthday cakes. They loved opening her presents and blowing her candle. They are all so blessed to have each other and so are we to have them.

The Birthday Girl.

The Barn Cake. (this is not the best picture of it, but you get the idea)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sweet Samantha is One Today

Where has the time gone? I can't believe Samantha is One today! She is the sweetest baby ever. We love her very very much!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Wonderful Mother's Day Present

Loved the musical, love the person who took me there and appreciate our wonderful babysitter that made it possible to go.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Utah Trip and Collin's 4th Birthday

So, we went to Utah for the General Conference and see some family. We needed a vacation very much and we are so glad we went. We had wonderful time and the children did a lot better than we thought. We did not even have to bring out the portable DVD player the whole time going and only half way back to California. We packed up the car the night before we left and started for our trip bright and early. Put the kids in the car in their Jammie's and drove as much as we could. They slept for a while and then were busy singing songs, looking at books and playing with toys. We only stopped 3 times for gas, diaper change and rotate the kid's seats around. We were so proud that we did not eat junk food and took lots of food, snacks and drinks.

this is were Samantha chilled while we were taking care of the things at our pit stops.

We stayed at my sister Kimia's house for the time we were in Northern Utah. Thanks Kimia for letting us stay at your house.

We got to go to Josh's mission reunion and see president and sister Call from Quito Ecuador mission. They are the sweetest people.

Samantha looooooved grandma Laurelle. She hang out with her most of the time we were visiting her. Doesn't grandma look too young to be a great-grandmother?

Collin turned 4 while we were in Utah, and we went to a dinosaur museum at BYU. It was very neat and it was free. The kids enjoyed it very much.

But when we got home, we had a birthday party with grandparents for Collin. Josh made the turkey and this time he made it with pineapple, BBQ sauce and wrapped it in bacon. It was out of this world.

He had been wanting a Peter Pan birthday cake for months. For the life of me I could not find any Peter Pan stuff anywhere. I went to 6 different stores and all they had was Tinkerbell. But I saw cool Toy Story figurines at the Disney store and called Collin and asked if he would like a Toy Story cake and he immediately said, Yes. That was easy and he loved the cake and got to keep the toys.

I can't believe my boy is 4 already. He is a wonderful kid and we could not love him more.

my mom got Amanda some hair stuff and she Loooooved it. She got all dolled up and was so cute.

Here she is posing for the camera.

She has been so girly girly lately. On Sunday when I was putting ribbon in her hair, she wanted some on her wrists too.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Yes, we are alive...

Well, it has been a while since I have posted anything. We are well and life goes on like crazy. Our three little monkeys keep us on our toes but what can we do but to love them. They are after all pretty cute monkeys.

Oh, sweet Samantha is sure a cutie. She is a very good baby and loves to sit around and watch the others run around. Here she found Amanda's shoe and fell sleep holding it. Poor baby, all that entertainment is exhausting.

Amanda loves books and if you put her on your lap and read to her, she is in heaven. Thanks Hayley. You are her new favorite person now.

Oh, Collin. He follows his dad like a shadow. Here he is cutting up all the roots of the tree that we cut down couple years ago. Josh works on the yard very hard. He rotter tilled all the front yard and killed all the weeds. Dug up all the old roots and now is working on fixing the sprinkle system. He is planing to have a front-yard vegetable garden. They are nice to look at and sure wonderful to eat... this rainbow chard from our front yard. I cut them up and put it in a stir fry and it was to die for. He has a lot of other vegetables and flowers and trees going on in the front yard. you can check out his new blog. I am very proud of him.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My kids are so lucky have friends like these.