Life Lessons

I do the best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep doing so until the end.
-Abraham Lincoln

Friday, November 26, 2010

First Snow

We were up early on Thanksgiving morning and went to Mount Baldy with the intention of spending the morning on the intertubes. It was a frosty 29 degrees on the mountain! Unfortunately, there was a high wind advisory. The ski lift was closed due to the wind so we made a wise decision to go back down the mountain about 5 minutes and play in the snow. What a wonderful way to begin Thanksgiving. We hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving too!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

First Day of School

The first day of school has been the easiest one so far..... the boys woke up early, got dressed, ate breakfast, and were ready to go BEFORE they needed to leave. They started school on Thursday, September 2nd so they didn't have a long week of school, but they were exhausted at the end of the day. I started school the Monday before they did so it was a long week for all of us, but we are off to a fantastic start.

Meet the Teacher Night

The boys had Meet the Teacher Night the evening before school started. We love the fact that they get to come into their classroom, meet their teacher, see their friends and ease into a new year. This year Aiden is lucky enough to have the same teacher he had in Kindergarten. She moved up to First grade this year and we requested her the day that we found out about the change. Blake has Mrs. Doolittle this year and it's hard to believe that he is in 3rd grade. How are we old enough to have a child who will be 9 in a few months? He has begun cursive and multiplication already and loves the fact that now he is a part of the Laptop Learning Program. It's going to be a great year!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dance Party at the Wiersma's

Jake and Amy had the Dirty Devils over for a pool party the day after the drive-in to end the summer. It was a fun day full of swimming and food and games and lots of socializing. The day ended with a dance party by the pool...... oh my goodness these kids have some moves!!!! It was already dark when the dance party started, so the picture quality isn't great, but you get the idea!

Despicable Me at the DRIVE IN

The men lounging at the Drive-in
J.P., Aiden, Blake and Gavin
Darren, Jeramie, Eric and Jake
Stacy, Stephanie, Tiffany, Amy, Lynda and Lily
Aiden didn't quite make it through the entire movie..... poor baby!
We played on a co-ed softball team this summer in LaVerne. We are the DIRTY DEVILS sponsored by Red Devil Pizza. I did not want to play at all, but Jeramie really did so I went along with it. I am so glad that I did! We had such a good time and made some fun new friends that we enjoyed spending time with this summer. We all went to the drive in the last Friday of summer to see Despicable Me. I forgot how much fun the drive-in can be!

We're moving to Palmdale!?

We spent one day at Mulligans racing cars and miniature golf before the 6:00 game.

Carson and Aiden at Happy Hour with Shirley Temples
Our own personal living room in the lobby.... yes, we were right at home.
Here are a few of the kids who weren't on the team, but whose families were there to support the league.
Just kidding of course! We spent a lot of time in Palmdale this summer because the UFLL 9/10 year old team won the state championship. Although Blake wasn't old enough to play All-Stars, that didn't stop us from driving hours to support our team. We went with a lot of families from the league and stayed at the same hotel as the team. It was a fun experience for our family. Of course I was too busy cheering and clapping and jumping up and down to take any pictures of the team, but we had more fun in the hotel lobby with all of the other families than anywhere else. I can tell you one thing for sure, that hotel staff sure was glad to see all of us go....I can't imagine the hotel lobby has never been so crowded before.

4th of July 2010

A token shot of the two of us just to remember the day
The big boys against the kids.... don't think that they let them win either.....
Justin, Aiden, Garrett and Blake

We're hoping these kids are friends forever!!!

Lexi and Jeramie... .don't you want to take her home? I know we do!
We spent the 4th of July at the pool with our neighbors and had a BBQ later in the afternoon with my dad and Yvette. Later that evening we went over to the Surrell's house and the kids played in the backyard before we headed to Bonita High School for the fireworks show.