Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat

Erin was working on Halloween, so instead of me trick or treating with the kids through the streets, I took them to the New Covenant's church carnival. Best thing I ever did ! I think from now on we will do this every year. The church went beyond what I expected. There was about 75-100 booths for games, crafts, tatoos... you name it they had it. There was a petting zoo, pony rides, jumpers, slides, rock climbing wall and complimentary food and drinks, popcorn and cotton candy. Of course, Timeri and Slater spotted the firetruck and made a b-line right for it. The kids were given so much candy, toys and stuffed animals that their candy buckets weren't even big enough for all of it. We had a great time and appreciate the generosity of the church.

Preschool Halloween Party

Our handsome lil bat !
Our beautiful lil princess !
Best Friends !
What a face !!

Miss Peggy had a Halloween party for the school at the park. I may be a little biased, but Timeri is the prettiest little princess and Slater is the cutest bat EVER !! Timeri and Slater love eachother, they are best friends. My mom always said they would be. I hope it stays that way.
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Pierre... my French tickler. I love Erin !! He participated in a contest at work called "Stache-tober" All the guys at the station shaved their faces clean October 1st, and they all started growing them for the month. It was all being done for a fund raiser for Jeanina Cucchinati, Joes wife, who was diaginosed recently with MS. Joe is another Captain at Erin's work. Jeanina chooses the winner on the best mustache on October 31st. Erin won in my eyes, in all of our eyes. I started calling him Pierre, since I am such a fan of Paris. I would ask him when he would take me on his gondola. I also joked around with him saying I had his Halloween costume for him... the Reno 911 officer. I love you babe !!
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

The boys and Samuel

The boys had their friend Samuel over. They are great friends... however, they always seem to find themselves in some type of mischief.
Their attempt to bury Caden. He covered his face so he wouldn't get sand in his eyes.
Samuel, prior to his burial.
And here is Samuel ! The boys were proud of what they had accomplished.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Trunk or Treat

Here we are the trunk or treaters.
Timeri and Campbell.
Caden and Fischer.
Slater checking out his goodies.

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Here we are again on another adventure. We were invited to my girlfriends church for a trunk or treat to celebrate Halloween. We all dressed up. I actually wore my wedding still fits ! The kids had a great time playing games and getting a bunch of candy.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Timeri's first haircut




Well, Timeri got her first hair cut. The actual story behind it... we were at her fieldtrip for the preschool and I was looking at her hair and noticed she had cut it. I was trying to figure out where she did it, because I keep all scissors up high in the cupboard. It wasn't too noticable, but thought it was a good time to give her a hair cut. She was so excited to cut her hair. Afterwards, she said "Mommy, will I still get bird nests?" She was so excited to show her brothers her new hair cut. We picked them up from school and she kept screaming "Look at my hair!" It was really cute. She continually spins around with her hair flowing through the air. When a friend comments on her hair she smiles and gets really shy. The funny part of the story is when we got home from picking the boys up from school, my dad had called to tell me had found a three inch piece of blonde hair in one of his sinks. Ah hah... the evidence... she had done it the past weekend when we were visiting him...little stinker. She looks absolutley adorable !
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Peltzer Farms fieldtrip

Miss Peggy took the preschool class to the Peltzer Farms pumpkin patch. It was a warm day, the kids had fun. Timeri and Slater loved the little petting zoo with all the different animals. They ran through the corn maze, watched pig races, and were able to pick their own pumpkin. By the end of this month the kids should be specialitist about pumpkin farms

Monday, October 20, 2008


This is Davin and one of his favorite little buddies at school Austin. Austin's mom had told me that she heard Austin talking in his sleep one night calling for Davin. They are both cute,, sweet kids.
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Underwood Pumpkin Patch

Today we went to the Underwood Pumpkin patch in Moorpark with my Dad. The kids loved it ! The Pumpkin patch was huge. There was tractor rideshorse rides, pony rides, and entire area of farm animals, corn maze that drove us a little corn crazy...every pumpkin in every shape and color, pig races, jumpers... it was a great time. We left after being there for several hours being ain addition to us being a little overwhelmed by the 1000 + people that were there... Thank you PAKA for taking us there !!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Our lil' goalie

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Here he is... our lil stud goalie !!! Caden is so good at playing goalie. Guess he takes after his mommy !! HAHA !! I just wish he would listen to tme about playing the position, because I know what I am talking about. He is great !! He punts the ball so far. Everyone always comments on his playing. He is our lil stud !!! Love you Caden !!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Duck Pond





Today I took Timeri and Slater to the Duck Pond. This was something I had always done with Caden and Davin when they were younger. It was great just going with the Timeri and Slater becasue I wasn't being pulled in four different directions. Slater was laughing the whole time until this one black duck tried to take his finger along with the bread. Timeri was terrified... she was standing on the bench the whole time saying they were going to get her. It was funny !
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

ET Park





This weekend when we went to my dad's house, we went to the infamous park called ET Park. It is actually the park where they filmed some scenes from the movie ET. The kids just love this park. They love "the worm", hey call it. Today of all days, it was so incredibly clear. The park is located high up on the hills of Porter Ranch. When looking out from the park you can see about 145 degrees of the San Fernando Valley. Today it was so clear you could see downtown LA. It was beautiful. My dad and I took the kids for a little adveture up the hill. We admired the views. It was awesome. Ironically, the next day the Porter Ranch fires started. The kids and I watched the news. Wondering where Erin would be dispatched, if my dad would be evacuated and if ET park would survive the fire. Davin actually cried about "the worm". Praises to all the hard working firefighters, the fire was contained. When the kids and I went to visit my dad the follwing weekend we had to make a trip to ET park to see if it survived. "The worm" survived ! The upper portion and lower side of the park were destroyed. It is strange that we had just stood at the park a week before on such a beautiful day and on returning on another beautiful day, with charred mountain ranges surrounding.
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Saturday, October 11, 2008



Almost every time we go to see my dad we make a trip to Oakwood Cemetery to visit my mom's gravesite. This time I just sat right on it and was just thinking that her ashes were so close to me... just right under me. I miss my mom so incredibly much ! I wish she could just call me, or I could just cuddle up to her and hug her... I would hold on real tight. The one thing that sooths my aches is my moms unwavering faith in Jesus. She knew the truth, and I know she doesn't want me to mourn... she is having quite a celebration in heaven. When the kids ask about her or tell me they want to see her, I explain she is preparing a place in heaven for them right next to her and Jesus. The kids love her so much, she really left an impact on their little lives. I LOVE YOU MOM ! I am looking forward to hugging you again !!
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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory !!

For Timeri's 4th and Slater's 3rd we had a Willy Wonka party. Slater dressed up as Willy Wonka, Timeri was Varuca and Caden and Davin were Umpa Lumpas. It was great... the kids had a great time. I think by the end of the party they were all sugared out. Thank goodness for the jumper.. they were able to burn off some of the energy. Happy Birthday Timeri and Slater !!!!