Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Charli Diving

Just had to show off how well Charli is doing in the water already this year! Enjoy!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Water Babies

We just had four days back-to-back of water fun! My wonderful neices, Alexandra and Sophia, visited for the two days after Father's Day, and MY kids looooooove spending time with their cousins! And we continued on with the water play the next day! Here are four pics, one from each day, in chronological order.

Discovery Bay

The Club

State Beach

Sprinkler Play

Friday, June 13, 2008

Dream Girls Challenge #5

The challenge was to scrap five random thoughts in five different places on the layout, and to have some doodling. It's not my best work ever, but it's done! Jack was pressuring me to hurry up the entire time, as HE wants to do a page. Man, I was hoping for JUST ONE DAY to relax and scrap. Just one. But the kids will NOT stop bickering, whining, crying, and driving me crazy. What's happened? School ends and all H breaks loose???

Thursday, June 12, 2008

We made it!

We survived the school year! Woohoo! What a wonderful year it was! Here are the kids and me this morning at Jack's school. Yay summer!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Kid Pics

I haven't posted any pics of the kids in awhile, so here ya go. Our lives continue to be very full! :D

Here's Jack blowing bubbles at the park:

And here he is on Fun Day at school. Notice the bangs cut. Ain't he cute?

Here's Charli having fun with water:

And here she is at school. What an angel!

Reading Journals

Here are the reading journals I created for Jack and Charli to ensure we keep the reading going this summer! They are just altered/decorated composition books.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Ok, feeling really guilty about slacking with Jack's reading lately. We've had many late nights, busy times, and we've done very little reading lately. At least Thursday he signed up through the library for the summer reading program. I also made both him and Charli reading journals. My plan is to make the reading and journalling part of our daily routine over summer.

I'm really looking forward to summer break and hanging with the kids. I have all kinds of fun art, science, reading, writing, etc. ideas to do together. Plus (and more importantly right now) all the FUN we'll have! Especially swimming at the club, assuming a nice summer will actually arrive soon!

Oh, I can't wait! I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait....

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Has it really been this long....

since I wrote a meaningful post? I was just looking over my calendar, and here are a few things that have been happening lately (my little excuses for being MIA.) May 18th was our Day on the Green fundraiser at school. Put in back-to-back 12+ hour days for that one. May 30th was our Principal's retirement party. So bummed he's leaving. Today was voting day, and I've been helping a bit with the Yes on Measure E Campaign. We'll find out soon if it passed (hopefully.) Let's see... it's tournament week for Little League, Charli had a birthday party today, I've been exercising a bit... for several weeks now! Mostly running with Denyelle Tuesdays and Thursdays, and I've done a couple exercise classes at the club, as well. Wondering what's up with this unseasonably cool late spring we're having. Ummm. What else? Oh, one weekend recently we had five events in one day. Ummm... yeah, that was May 10th. The last birthday party we had to bail on. We were just wiped at 12:30am after going hard all day. Still need to load some pix from Jack's 7th birthday that day... didn't really get any good ones, though. So tomorrow we have a baseball game, Friday I'm working Snack Shack, Saturday we have our last game followed by our year-end party, followed by my awesome friend, Amy and her hubby Jim coming over Saturday night before their Sunday triathlon. Oh, and did I mention I had Allison's little girl, Bella (who is Charli's best friend) for about five hours Sunday and then for a Monday sleepover? Oh, and I think I had them all Friday, too? Or did I? I keep forgetting which days I've had Allison's kids lately, but I know I've had them a few times. I'll have them again this Friday, and then she'll watch mine while I do Snack Shack. This is really just a mindless rambling. Just updating my MANY readers (ha!ha!) of what I've been up to. A lot. But not much at the same time.

My Grandpa has cancer. I need to call him. Darn, it's already too late tonight. If I could slow my life down a bit, I could remember to call him and have a meaningful conversation. Meaningful. That's the second time I wrote that in this post.

I'm looking forward to hanging out with the kids this summer. Last night I made them reading journals for summer. Will have to get pics of them and upload them soon. Well, just rambling. Time to go. I did another DreamGirls layout recently. Here it is: