Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Braces be-gone

Monday, April 21, 2014


St. Patrick's Day started early with the Shamrock Run Jog-a-thon the Friday before so the kids got to dress up in their green clothes twice.  I was working on the jog-a-thon packets and prizes so I didn't watch much of the older kids run, but I did get to watch Tucker in the kinder mini run.  Tucker was very excited at first but then he walked a lot too!

On the real St. Patrick's Day, Sam and I went over to Disneyland and got to meet up with our friend Jeremy and his family from high school/church. We watched the parade together and then waited in an hour line for Space Mountain! Normally we wouldn't wait in a line that long, but it gave us a great chance to chat and catch up with Jeremy!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pi Day

Because I have a bunch of math nerds for children, Pi day (3/14) is something to be celebrated.  This year they had mini pies in their lunch, pies for after school snack and pizza pies for dinner and they also gave a pie to their favorite 6th grade math teacher.   Brady said his student teacher in Geometry also brought pies he made himself to class!  

Sam took our little tradition and carried it over to work by surprising all his employees with a bunch of pies!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday- 1997

Monday, April 14, 2014

Passing Notes...

I was in a PTA meeting putting together some jog-a-thon stuff and Tucker came and stuck this sweet little note in my hand and ran away....

Saturday, April 12, 2014

SeaWorld Take 2

We had another fun day with the Kitchens at SeaWorld.  We got to see a few of the things we didn't make it to last time and a few of the favorites over again.  The older kids were off on their own going on rides most of the time and the little kids would've been content to stay in the play area all day but also got in their requested shows!

The kids had fun experiencing the dolphins but Tucker couldn't reach to touch in time and was pretty sad about that.
These two asked me to take their picture while we waited for a show!
We waited a long time to go on these "sky buckets" and Tucker was a little afraid right at first but then he loved it!  If you notice their foreheads, I taught them to put their hand on their head after we got our stamp to go out and eat our picnic lunch.

It was a nice day and then we stopped by for a nice visit with Grandma Borgia on our way home!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Snips and Snails...

Nicki and her kids came to town for another visit last month and as usual we all had a great time!  The kids all love to spend time on the big hill when they come and Courtney always enlists everyone's help in gathering snails!  They gathered this whole little wagon full and were quite proud of themselves.
The kids also love it when their cousins come to church with them.  I just took this quick picture when the first group of us was ready and waiting for everyone else!


Kolby stayed home sick a couple of days last month. On the second day when he was starting to feel a little better, he said he felt like having croutons so I looked up a recipe for him and he made them for himself for lunch!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Daddy Daughter

Eden always loves to do a little photo shoot before the Daddy Daughter Dance, I only wish I had pulled out the real camera instead of my phone!  She only decided to go last minute, Sam was going to be home late and their was a church Stake Activity Day she was going to go to instead, but on the day of the dance when she heard everyone talking about it, she changed her mind and even though her dad was very tired from a long day, he agreed to take her and they had a good time.

Friday, April 4, 2014


If you ask Eden what she loves she will either say soccer or singing.  I found this voice class at the Fender museum and she was able to get in the low cost spot.  She had been waiting for over a year to get in and was so excited to go to class.  It didn't turn out to be exactly what I expected, she didn't learn much but she did have fun singing and got to sing two songs at her performance. Her favorite was Roar and she practiced all the time, much to her brothers' dismay.  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Blue & Gold Again

I'm supposed to be done with Blue and Gold dinners for a while since I no longer have a cub scout but Sam is the cubmaster and I am the primary counselor over scouts so we still get to be there! I went to the church earlier in the day to help set-up and Tucker and his friends had fun playing with the pretend fire. I snagged the other two pictures from other people and obviously my older boys did not mind still being at a cub scout activity, especially because there is food and friends involved!

Friday, March 28, 2014

School Daze

Tucker usually does his journal on his own now so it's fun to take a look every once in a while and see what he has written.  The first one says "I played Uno with my family. I wan (won). It is a fun game. And I was just really impressed with his elephant drawing in this other one.
Jordan spent a good 20+ hours on this boxcar derby project for PE.  This still isn't finished, it is a water bottle that still needs a label but I didn't get a final picture since his friend finished it off and took it to school.  They had to do something that related to health and then Jordan sat inside it while his friend pushed him on a little cart.
More awards pictures, Kolby got Math and Language awards along with his highest honor award for straight A's and Tucker was student of the month.
The kindergarten had a boxcar derby during their transportation unit.   I was happy to already have this bus that he and Kolby made a few months ago and almost all the other cars were much more involved but he didn't seem to care, the only thing he said is "my car is smaller than all the other cars."
Brady and Jordan both got "Distinguished Honors" awards for their straight A's at the middle school.