Monday, January 30, 2012

wild weekend

Monday came too quick.  4 flag football games.  2 championship teams.  errands.  beautiful weather.

Waking up Monday morning in a tent is never easy.

the socks say it ALL.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


First he waits for her.
Then they wait.
Then she gets the royal treatment.
lucky dog.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


an easy weekend with lots of family time.  crossing off the to do list.  just how i like it.

Friday, January 20, 2012

these days.

  • He'd rather not have his picture taken.
  • I sneak them when I can (close to never).
  • He'd prefer a hot breakfast over a cold one any day.
  • He likes to sleep with a dog. lucky for Eloise.
  • He has a special voice he uses only with Eloise.
  • He treasures the moment his homework is done.
  • He'd rather be outside than in.
  • He likes to compete.  At everything.  
  • He really likes to win.
  • He thanks me for dinner.  every. single. day.
  • He sighs under his breath each and every time he is asked to take the trash out and then conveniently forgets to come back to put the new bag in.
  • His sister makes him crazy.  But he can't stand to see her cry.
  • He leaves his cleats at the front door step.  Even though his last pair were stolen from that very spot.
  • His brother is his very best friend.
  • He's a walking carbohydrate.
  • He's got middle school figured out.  For now.
  • When he leads the family prayer he never leaves out a single one of us.  Including all the pets.

I think we'll keep him.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

on the loose

Peanut, Avery's hamster, getting her nightly workout.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

afterschool snack

Monday, January 16, 2012

just down the road

Last night was the Villa Park Football Banquet.  We took advantage of the venue in Irvine, and got ourselves a room.
 It doesn't matter the weather... rain or shine... they'll SWIM.

 lookin' fly:
 Even the tooth fairy knew where to find us:

 off to Balboa for breakfast and a walk...

 proof that I was there too:

three day weekends are the best.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

her best self.

Avery and her troop spent the day yesterday in Montclair earning their very first Brownie badge: "My Best Self".  They rotated through physical and mental self-esteem stations and ended the day with a presentation from the cutest dentist we'd ever seen.  A great bonding day for Troop 7344.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

business as usual

Its been a back to school, gymnastics, flag football, Girl Scouts, lesson planning, homework, spelling pre-test, packing lunches, alarm setting, and oh-how-we-miss-winter-break kind of week.
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