Wednesday, August 12, 2009

First Day of School.....yeah!!!

I was really nervous for my son Adam to start school this year. First of all he was going to a new school...middle school. Secondly, he was going to start taking the bus which is always scary to me. Sam started 2nd grade and she was not nervous at all. I was really surprised at this because she is usually very timid. I think because she has been in the same school since kindergarten. She was very comfortable. I still have a hard time...she is my baby. A friend of mine from high school is now Adam's principal...small world. I know she will keep an eye on him for me.

Friday, August 7, 2009

My Birthday at the Old Towne Pub

So I turned 38 this year and Randy took me out for dinner and to see the band Old Californio at the Old Town Pub in Pasadena. The band has two of our friends in it and we had never seen them play. During dinner my two friends Kristy and Robin decided to crash in on my date night. If you know my husband at all you will understand how he does not ever take me on date nights. I was fine with them joining us. We had alot of fun. My friends talked my brother into joining us since he was home by himself. They left the pub early and Randy and I stayed until the end. We got home after 2am. Wow...that was late for this old lady!

Look no training wheels!!!!!!

I know this might seem late in age for some people but my 6 year old can now ride a bike without training wheels. This took so long because I do not have the bravest of girls. This is a big deal in our house because she is finally branching out. She was happy as can be with training wheels until she saw the little boy across the street riding his bike without training wheels. That really kicked it into gear because he is only 5!!!! This whole thing still makes me nervous...just being a mom.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADAM!!! July 22, 2009

My little boy is growing up.....he is now 11. What happened to that sweet little boy who dressed up as Bob the Builder for Halloween...hahaha! I have to say I just love this kid. He just loves his mom also. He always tells me that he will take care of me when he play professional baseball. We can only wish! We took him to his favorite hot wing joint and he was in heaven. I personally cannot eat meat of the bone so this whole thing just grosses me out. As you can see he just loved it. I did make him the cheesiest cake ever....he love Van Halen (the David Lee Roth years). This is all Randy's doing. Randy got him tickets to see the Atomic Punks which is a Van Halen cover band. They were playing at the House Of Blues. They were in the front row and had ringing ears for days. Adam got to sing with the band and they gave him a guitar pick.

Disneyland 2009

Randy and I took the kids to California Adventure and Disneyland. We had never been to California Adventure so I was excited to see it for the first time. I have to admit that I really enjoyed the Playhouse Disney live on stage....I knew all the songs.....maybe I should not admit that! hahaha We had a really good time. Sam went on the Matterhorn for the first time and loved it. Of course Randy was ready to go home early....I think we need to go later in the day or leave him home next time...hahaha!

Seaworld 2009

This is the first time the kids and I have been to Seaworld. Randy had gone years ago when he was about 6 or 7. I was so excited! We had a great time. It was a little overcast in the earlier part of the day and of course I felt the burn on my shoulders. I was so amazed on how smart these beautiful creatures are. Shamu is amazing!!!! We will be going back before the year ends for sure.

Fourth of July 2009

For the past couple of years Randy and I host 4th of July. Last year we had a party with Randy's band. This year it was mellow and quiet....just the way I like it. I don't mind a big party but this year I wanted it to be simple. I had my mother and brother over. We did the usual hot dogs, hamburgers and salads. We live on a small cul-de-sac and we have a (so called) block party. All of our neighbors are very nice. Next year I am determined to have a house with a pool. I will keep you updated.

Last Day of School

The last day of school is always bittersweet for me. I love that school is out but I also dread the long summer. It is always hard to have a daycare out of your home during the summer. My kids just don't understand why we are stuck at home. It is not easy trying to explain to a 6 year old that mommy does not have the patience to drag 6 extra kids with us. This year the kids only had 8 weeks off, which is just fine for me! Adam had a 5th grade promotion and Sam had father/daughter day at the end of the year.