Tuesday, July 27, 2010

AGG dinner

Check out how happy Makoto (youngest AGG 2.0) is!!
I think the boys are catching up..Girls - 5, Boys - 4
All in a row...(insert Lankha in front of Maddie)
How Sassy girl now dresses to "go out"

Monday, July 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Explaining to Daddy how they psyched him out and told him his Birthday was cancelled...
Helping Daddy...
Maddie insisted we set the table "like we did for my dance!" and made birthday signage.

Baking for Daddy's Birthday

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Buzz mania!

And Boo Boo does NOT like Buzz at all :)
The kids got a kick out of this sign (I know, how many times have you seen it?!) because the new TS3 includes a spanish speaking Buzz part...

Christine's Graduation party

All the Babies with the Baby Cousin/Baby Uncle Benjamin
(Reagan, Taylor, Maddie, Benjamin, Carter, Dillon, Adam, Blake, William)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

SCP time!

Co Jennifer was able to play with us after work!

After a week with Chi Kaitlyn...I don't even have to ask them to pose...they MAKE me take their pictures POSED!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Spectrum Reunions!

With Gwen..went to jr. high, HS, and college together :)
Maddie, Nicholas, and Adam
Meeting Lisa again...sista from the 'Hood 30 years ago :)
Posing while waiting

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mante Family

Congrats on the new addition!!
Adam, Maddie, and Aidan
Baby Avery Grace

Saturday, July 17, 2010

1st time at making S'mores

After the flame was shut off...
With the "S'more master!"

Hair Business

Friday, July 16, 2010

Meeting the Schumanns

Maddie and Robbie
Robbie's new camera skills
Smile Dad! (taken by Robbie)
25+ years later...
Almost exactly 1 yr since I met him as a 1 month old :)

At least they are sort of all smiling...
Trying to get all 4 posed!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July...middle of summer?!

Not sure what happened or where the time goes...the kids are growing up so fast! I think this is the first "summer" where I have been able to see the difference. With both of them in school, they are REVELING in "summer vacation": sleeping in, eating whenever they want, no naps unless they want to, but at least they've somewhat kept bedtime at a decent hour (although some days not so much!)

We have never really differentiated our seasons prior to this summer. I guess we just kinda always went with whatever we felt like doing or whatever Daddy was doing/going to do. Now, we actually have to (GASP!) plan ahead and use our "vacation" time efficiently :P That's been a harder task than I thought it would be...hence, our "lack of planning" and being just well, LAZY! It works well for us. No screaming Mommy, no whiny kids, no "emergency" crisis phone calls!

Now, I will back blog because I feel the need to "catch up" and not fall too far behind because I can't believe it's already the middle of July and only 6 weeks since Maddie got out of school and 6 weeks til she enters FIRST grade... time does fly...does it really go by faster as we get older???? I always thought it seemed to go by faster because our lives were filled with more interesting adventures and we just wanted to hang onto those moments longer...hmmmm....

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Drive to SoCal

Weird, wacky weather produced some AWESOME sunsets!
Smokey haze from fires
The loooooong drive....