Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tender moments & faces

I just couldn't help but snap a couple pictures of these two walking back to the car from Cayden's school. I love to see the love and friendship that is growing between them, but man do they still fight like crazy!

Ellie sadly took a bad fall to the face. The kids were up on our raised planter (needless to say we have constantly told them not to go up there...because someone was going to fall) and sure enough one of them did.

We slathered Neosporin on it

Luckily it looked much better the next day!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mia time!

My mom had to take my brother to a birthday party in Laguna so I offered to drive them and I also snuck Mia out with me. It was so much fun being able to focus on just her and seeing her cute little personality.

She has been my only sand eater!! She is determined to try it and is always trying to sneak it in when I am not looking!!

We had a delicious dinner at Ruby's after the beach  minus Mia spitting up a bunch (prob from eating too much sand) It was a great day!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Park time!

On Saturday August 20th we had a little bit cooler of a day, meaning, not in the 100s =) My sister and I decided to take the kids to one of their favorite parks and they had a blast..

Mia slept through most of the fun but she was able to fit in some swinging time before we left..

Saturday, December 3, 2016

All that Jazz!

Ellie has started another season of dance! She (and I) decided she should try jazz this year. For me it was because I was done dealing with the tight fight every Monday and this class didn't interfere with her preschool she was going to be starting soon! She LOVES it! They were working on some stretches and so I decided to snap a few pics..

I love that she peeked over at me...she is very flexible and I have no idea where she gets it from!!

Monday, November 28, 2016

My little First Grader

Well Summer came and went SO fast like usual! I can't believe my little Cayden is officially a first grader! I could tell he was a little nervous but definitely excited, he loves school!

Cayden has been really sticking with the train engineer profession...

We ran into some friends from last year which was fun =)

I think this is where the nerves were really starting to sink in..

Off they is such a bittersweet thing for me.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The night before school

I decided to do a fun little family dinner/family home evening the night before school. We decided to talk about putting on the armor of god which we had a cute little orange demonstration so I thought I would keep the theme alive so we ate orange chicken and had an orange cake for dessert. The kids loved it!

My mom couldn't miss out on the fun and she even brought them little gifts..

Time is flying way too fast, I can't believe I will have two in school! Only one more to go =)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Overcoming fear

Last Summer Cayden wanted to try the water slide at our community pool. It was his first and last time, well this year we were invited serveral times to another community pool that had two bigger water slides. The first couple times we went he didnt even ask to go on them and then finally one day he got enough courage to try and would not stop! He LOVED it! I was really proud of him for getting over the fear and realizing how fun something could be =)

It was a great way to end off the Summer!!

Monday, November 7, 2016

San Diego zoo!

On 8/8 we decided to venture out to the San Diego Zoo since we normally go to the Wild Animal Park! We all had a great time!! Zoo's are always hit and miss with how many animals you will see and how up-close they will be but this time we were able to have some up-close fun encounters with the animals which made the trip so fun!!

We loved watching the lions take their naps..
we always have to ride on the skyfari! Since we all are not able to fit in one, Cayden was my little date..

The kids were at this window for quite some times seeing the giant turtles and crocodiles swim right by them..

We went to the gorillas right when it was feeding time which was so fun to watch! This big guy was cracking us up..

Seriously love this picture..

We saw a really fun trampoline/acrobatic show while we ate dinner..

Before we left we decided to let Cayden right the train that is right outside the zoo. He has been wanting to ride it for over a year now and so he was SO excited!
We were pretty exhausted by the end of the day but totally worth it!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Cayden has always been interested in gymnastics since the last time he did it and so when I found a summer program I signed him up! Unfortunately for his day and time he was the only boy, but I don't think that bothered him one bit =) His class had their little performance on their last day, 8/4 and they were to dress up like a Disney character, luckily that meant getting away with a Marval character...

Cayden has never had his face painted so he was excited about it..

Grammy drove all the way out to see his last day! We grabbed some lunch after and had a great time!