Friday, October 31, 2008

Queen Bee

Happy Birthday to one of the most creative, intelligent, loyal, hilarious, energetic, dedicated, and reliable people I know... My sister Lisa! No one can ever take your place!

I Love You...and wish you a wild and crazy birthday/ Halloween in the Fog City...

Happy Birthday to you LISA!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Guts

Carving pumpkins is one of my favorite family activities: its neck 'n neck with dying Easter eggs. I love the dilemna of what type of face to draw, i love the kid's faces when they first stick their hand inside the "guts", i love what hard work it is to scrape out and carve the perfect grin....

I love the mess of it all...
I love that Avery insisted that NO ONE help her this year... and how she kept repeating "Yep, I'm still carvin' my punkin all by myself, with NO help from anyone!"
Hunter's was a pirate with a patch over one eye.
And Davin's was a man with a mustache, but the funny thing was when we put the candle inside it began to look like Hulk Hogan... you'll see....
My favorite part is the smell coming from the oven right now...ummm... roasted pumpkin secret recipe... shhhh... don't tell anyone (soy sauce and olive oil) its the best!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Wildcats times 2

There is no denying my excitement to take the kids to see this one that debuted tonight across the country. I think I will hold off seeing these Wildcats until the box offices calm down...
And in other wildcat news...Villa Park Spartans beat the Brea-Olinda Wildcats 13-2. A good win, but I have got to mention how gorgeous that Brea stadium being in the country with the smell of sage in the air. It was quite a sight, and unfortunately my darn camera doesn't do it any justice...
Next game is on Thursday night at Tustin (Dusan's alma mater) and also where Marijon (his dad) coached for 6 years. It should be a bitter battle.

Let's go Spartans!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pumpkin Festival

Today we headed out to Cal Poly Pomona's Annual Pumpkin Festival (as suggested by my good friend Steffanie) and I'm so glad we did! It was so festive. My favorite part was watching the kids explore the pumpkin fields...there were thousands of pumpkins...

Avery found this one that was actually PINK!

After loading up our wagon, we headed over to get faces painted...

Another bonus, was the Insect Fair...Davin was so brave with this millipede, and later a hissing cockraoch!

I am so pleased with this last picture of the kids...don't be surprised if it ends up in your mailbox in 2 months with a red and green border around it... shhhh...act surprised!

Friday, October 17, 2008

a week in our life: friday

To wrap up this eventful week in pictures...

Friday journaling:
6:45 Avery in Halloween spirit
7:45 Boys on their way for "spirit dress day" at school
8:05 36 sixth graders waiting for directions in line
11:00 Happiest Birthday Steff!
3:30 a little backyard "downtime" afterschool
5:00 a taste of neighborhood Halloween spirit
6:00 arrive at stadium
8:00 Caitie, Amanda, and I (the coaches biggest fans)
9:30 Dusan, Mike, & Visko post game picture/ ball boys and their sister
A successful scoreboard

This was such a fun project. Thanks for checking back for each daily update. I am ready to finally take the camera out of my back pocket now. It was fun to slow down and take pictures of the little things that we don't normally appreciate (or photograph). The week came to a victorious ending tonight when VIlla Park beat El Modena 38-14. The picture below (taken by a professional photographer) sums up Dusan's post-game mood...


Thursday, October 16, 2008

a week in our life: Thursday

Thursday Journaling:
7:00 arrive at school
7:45 boys are off to class
8:30 student teacher, Monica, does her first lesson
2:45 Coleman loses his first tooth
3:30 off to the pharmacy to pick up new eczema meds
5:00 soccer practice for both boys
6:30 Davin and I have a date to Taco Bell
7:30 books/ Bee Movie
9:00 The Office, of course

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