Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter 2014

Spring Program and Open House 2014

Where has the time gone?  It is hard to believe that we are just weeks from the end of the school year, and my precious little ones are showing me around their classrooms and singing in their spring program.  Wow!  Andrew and Kat got all duded up to sing while Anika sat with us as a "recently graduated out of the elementary school program" audience member.  We were still able to enjoy a visit to her classroom to see the impressive "classroom city" project. 

Fun spring-inspired flower!

Anika ran the church at her classroom city!

Finally a decent picture with Mrs. H.  (Kat refused to smile nicely with Mrs. Huisken at the beginning of the year so it was nice to try again!).

Happy Birthday, Chloe!

Another cake for another birthday!  Chloe (our Korean student) celebrated her birthday a week late with a few friends at a sleepover - lots of giggles, singing, sugar, and sleeping in - I guess some things are universal.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

17 Mile Drive

Please excuse the long post, but we had such a picturesque time on the coast that I couldn't resist sharing it with you.  Our spring break was a bit different this year as I was teaching, so we were only able to get away for an overnight.  However, the week was filled with magical moments: dinner and conversation with good friends, playtime with neighbors, a backyard movie bash, and our trip to visit the USS Hornet and 17 mile drive. 

Seeing the sea lions and bird on Bird Rock was a highlight. 

Getting up close and personal with the wild (tame?) life.

Another Year Older

In the midst of the kids' birthday celebrations, we have to celebrate dad, too.  Lloyd gained another year with a couple of celebrations.  We enjoyed some wonderful Baskin Robbins ice cream on his birthday and then he shared a cake (as he shares his birthday) with our friend and neighbor, Clara.  
Celebrating with the fam!

Letting Clara blow out the candles!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Andrew's Birthday Party 2014

And. . . more birthday!!!  Andrew turned 8 this year and he was very insistent on a football cake.  Since the Niners were in the playoffs, it seemed appropriate to shout out to our local team.  When I saw this little football launcher it seemed like a no brainer to give our active little boy an active birthday cake.  He was surprised and delighted  -- and we had to launch the football over the candles, of course.  He had his first sleepover with four friends.  They were even asleep by midnight!!!


Anika's 10th Birthday Bash

It is the birthday time of year again!  Our little girl is TEN.  Wow!  Where has the time gone.  It is hard to believe that this  young lady made us parents a decade ago.  She was so excited about her KitKat cake, her friends, and a special double-digit visit to John's Incredible Pizza. 

Besties!  Such a great group of wonderful girls!

Christmas & New Year's 2013 in Review

Just a month late. . . Here are some pictures from our Christmas break.  (Unfortunately, there are any of Lloyd - so tragic!)


 After our Christmas service, we packed up and headed south to spend a few days with Lloyd's side of the family in SoCal.  It was a great visit.  We had cousin time, gift time, tea time, parade float time, bowling time, movie time. . . and the list could go on.  Here are a few shots of the Rose Parade floats.  We watched the parade on TV and then headed to Pasadena to see them all parked.  It was PACKED.  But the floats were incredible!

I liked this monster truck:-)

Nene with her grands!