Tuesday, July 14, 2009

3rd of July Quakes Game

Our 4th of July was pretty mellow this year, considering Matt had to work, so we decided to do most of our celebrating on the 3rd. My mom had invited us to a Rancho Cucamonga Quakes minor league baseball game for that night, and it worked out perfect! What's better than hotdogs, family, and a spectacular fireworks show?? The kids had a blast, and it was actually a really good game!
Cam & Ty excited before the game

Blakey, say "cheese"!!

We invited Matt's dad, Dave, to join us since he was flying solo while Linda was in Minnesota.

Best cuzzies

That Sunday, we also celebrated my mom's birthday...
Happy Birthday Mom!

Summer- In a Nutshell

So, in order to keep myself updated, I have decided to just give you all I've got! Here's a bunch of pics of the things that have been keeping us busy this summer thus far:

For our anniversary Matt & I got a night out on the town! After walking around, people watching, and a wonderful dinner at the Grove in LA, we stopped at this really cool dessert shop in LA called MILK. It was so neat! They had all kinds of homemade ice cream, desserts and even sandwiches! I had to take pictures...

The fabulous red velvet cupcake I had...

Happy 8 years!!

Ty' swimming lessons...

Every once and a while we get to steal Gillian for a day or so. The kids decided to make this strawberry shortcake from a recipe that was in the back of a book they read together.

It was so cute watching them, and came out really yummy, too!!

Blake's new favorite pastime. I think he's going to be our ball player...

I could take a million pictures of him doing this! He's just SO cute!!!

Blake at his "Tumbling Toddlers" class

Ty at his gymnastics class

Our first beach trip this summer

We decided to go for a bonfire, and take Grandma Nana with us!

Smile!! She had a great time...

And, last but not least, water fun in the backyard!! (This takes up most of our time...)

And sometimes, we even have friends over to join us!

Nothing better that Big Sticks in the summer!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

8 years ago today....

...I made the BEST decision ever. To spend the rest of my life with the greatest guy in the whole world- my best friend. A guy who puts up with my crap, makes me laugh, is an awesome Daddy and I never get tired of being with.

Happy Anniversary Matt,
I love you more today than ever!!!

Here's to many more years of happiness...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Last Days of School

Finally I get to posting the end of the school year! I know, I'm such a slacker... But I'm trying to get caught up with the "now"! Anyways, we had a lot of hustle and bustle that last week!! My dad was here visiting, we had Ty's last day of pre-school, Cam's Gold Medal ceremony, graduation and water day- all in the span of five days! My poor dad... I think he thinks our lives are always that crazy!

Here's Cam with her Gold Medal she earned. They had to do a list of about 10 things to earn this award. Tying their shoes, knowing their address & phone number, and counting by 2s, 5s & 10s, just to name a few. She was VERY proud of herself, and we were too!!

They had a "Water Day" the last day of school, and had a BLAST!!
Even the teachers got wet (which the kids loved!). I hope Mrs Ancich forgives Matt for pelting her in the head with a water balloon... :( (He did say sorry) And when the water balloons ran out, Matt graciously helped by using his firefighting skills to douse the kids with the hose... they LOVED it!!!!!

The teachers also provided each kid with a water squirter. Fun times!!
Cam's Kindergarten Graduation- Hawaiian style! They sung the cutest songs...
Receiving her "diploma"

Cousin Brooklynn (along with Auntie Christa & Mikayla, of course) came to help celebrate too :)

Mrs. Ancich & Mrs. Lloyd- what a team!!

Buds for life- Dylan & Camryn

The boys- Owen, Jake & Tyler

Happy Birthday Tyler!!

Our big boy turned 5!! I can't believe it's been that long since this little guy came into our lives- what a blessing he is to us! Tyler is definitely full of life- with his love of Legos and building things, fascination with Star Wars and bugs, and BIG green-blue eyes, he never ceases to amaze us! I can't wait to see how great of a person he's going to grow up to be. Ok, so now that I need a whole kleenex box...
Ty at his preschool celebration, wearing his special 'birthday hat'

Ty in the center of the circle for his special birthday song

We had a small get together at our house on his Bday. I had to do a Star Wars cake, of course!! (Even though at the last minute he wanted dirt bikes... ha ha!)

"...Happy Birthday Dear Tyler..."

His sweet new Bug Vacuum!


Land of LEGOS

In lieu of a massive birthday party with all his friends, Tyler chose to go to Legoland this year. If any of you have talked to him lately, this isn't a huge surprise- the kid is OBSESSED with Legos!! And considering we have never been, we decided to take a trip to Carlsbad.

Here's Ty in his own little heaven...
...we had to pry his hands off of the light saber to let the next person have their turn. (And so we could see the rest of the park!)

This was a "Firefighter Relay" ride, in which the KIDS were supposed to pump the engine to get it across, then shoot water into a window, then pump back across to win. Needless to say, I was laughing my you-know-what off as Matt "helped" the kids. He just oozes competition, and a good one it was not!! Hilarious!! I guess the kids need a little more 'firefighter training' before we try that one again...

My big boy inside a Lego shark head. (Not shown is the complete terror right before this picture when I thought I lost him.)

Blakey, pooped!!

The kids loved these miniature cities- all made out of Legos. Obviously this one is DC...

Our final snapshot with Thomas the Train