Saturday, September 26, 2015

Movie Screening

The kids love to go to the movies. We got invited to a screening to see Hotel Transylvania 2 at the Mann's Chinese Theater Down in Hollywood.

Everyone got free popcorn and drinks and goody bags filled with capes, bat ears, straws, magnets and other fun things.

The kids also really like to play board games.

Evan suffered a mental breakdown when he rolled and got put in jail.

He was not able to recover and go back to the game. 

Who new going to jail could be so traumatic. 

Playing before school.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Chatting with the Children

The boy versus girl debate at our house continues.

Coming Next Spring

Hailey drew a picture of our family the first week of school... all 5 of us... She's been telling people over the past year that she's been waiting for God to send baby Aubrey to our house.  Evan is convinced the baby will be a boy... and wants to name him Darth Vader.  I guess we'll find out around Easter.

Sunday, September 20, 2015


The first thing they want to do when they wake up in the morning is check out  the Lego magazines. I am pretty sure Steve dreams about Lego's all night. And I listen to Lego talk all the time. 

Keeping themselves entertained which makes me happy.

Steve entered a Lego contest every single day for a month. He was so excited to win a bat pod. This is rare because it is not available to buy in stores. There were only 750 Legos sets made in the US just for this contest. I am sure all the winners are pretty happy at the moment.

Friday, September 11, 2015

It's Too Hot Outside.

It's been too hot and muggy to cook. We have been using the crockpot all week. Here is a easy one for you Lauren. Frozen chicken breast, potatoes, onions, cream of chicken or mushroom soup, box of stuffing with drizzled butter on it.

Other things we made this week in a crock pot that everyone liked  were meat for french dip sandwiches, and fajitas.

See his sweaty head. The heat and wet muggy air has made the kids ultra grumpy. They complain way more when it is hot. I am uncomfortable too, so I am sympathetic.It is too hot to go outside. The park equipment is too hot to play on. You can only eat so many popsicles right?  

A lady with the "dog mobile" parks outside our house. She is friends with our neighbor. She has a trailor home with about 25 dogs inside that she watches. It makes the outside air stink like wet dog so we can't open our windows.  She also has the worst sailor mouth...and that is the last thing we want to listen too.

Evan drools like crazy. Normally I don't think twice about it except he has been eating lots of yogurt and with the yogurt drool in the heat it smells like death. The other morning I made him take a bath and washed his hair at 10:00 am because he was so smelly. Last week someone came up to me and complained about his drooling at the park and said I should leave with him. We most definitely didn't leave. 

Steve has been going out at night and killing lot's of brown widows. The ivy on our house is a spiders dream breeding ground. They also like the trash cans.

He claims the tree is his rocket ship. He has been  deciding whether he wants to be a knight or astronaut for Halloween. We were out looking for Halloween decorations at TJ Maxx last week. The kids were  both sitting very well behaved in the cart when a lady approached me and told I have "alot of children." That's wasn't all. She said she was sure I was done having children. I told her I was going to have at least 10 more children because I produce superior brilliant children.  And then I looked her straight in the eye and said, "I don't recommend that for most people." And then I just stared at her until it was clear she was uncomfortable. I wanted to make sure she didn't have anything else to say. 

We made lotion this week. 

Hailey is thriving in school. She is a basket case by  the time school is over. She is very concerned about following the rules. The excitement hasn't worn off.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bits of the Week

Reading together.

The kids are burnt out by the time we get home from school.

This is what Steve does after the kids go to bed.

I told him not to build this for Evan and he went ahead and did it anyways.

Story-time at the library.

Riding the train at the farmer's market.

We bought some peaches today.

Too tired to do anything after school.

And we got birthday cake for Kendra at the bakery.

Evan was crying all day saying his tummy hurt because he needed cake, but we had to wait for Kendra to get home for work before we dove in.

Sunday nap outside.

Now for some pictures from school.  This was right after she and another girl crashed heads while running in the hall.


The kids earned 100 stars and earned a class party and got to wear their pajamas to school.

First day of school.