Friday, October 29, 2010

Costume Parade

My gorgeous boys (:

A grumpy Indy

He was actually walking backward to school!
The boys school had a costume parade today.

Ivan, although he has been wearing the Indiana Jones costume for weeks, went as a pirate. I drew some facial hair on him and he washed it off. He told me, "Mom, that made me look HIDEOUS!" Not even sure where he learned that from!

Connor went as Indy instead and threw a HUGE fit. Connor's life is never fair and his complaints were just silly. Once he got to school and got some compliments from his friends, he did much better. For a calm, quiet kid he sure can put up a fuss!

Ethan went as Harry Potter. He sure has grown in a year. It was small on him last year but today I noticed how short the arms on his cloak were. I guess he will have to get something new next year.
Harmony wore the poodle skirt that she got in Girl Scouts last year. She made a very cute 50's girl! I didn't get any pictures of her 'cause we were a touch late getting to school today!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

For Ben...

Mason loved getting a ride with Daddy!

playing in the spider web

Air born!

Look how tall Harmony is! She is going to be taller than her Grandma (and her Mom) soon!

(It was Boo at the zoo while we were there!)

Ben keeps asking me if I am going to update this blog more once he is gone. Apparently he isn't interested in the the things on my other, kid tips etc (:

So I am going to try RRRRREALLY hard to keep this updated, ecspecially for him!

This past week, we were happy to have Ben's parents come and visit. Can I even tell you how nice it is to not have to wait years between visits, like we did on Guam?

We took them to the Santa Barbara zoo on Saturday. We really like the SB zoo, because it isn't the biggest in the world but not the smallest either.

After a week of rain and chilly weather, it was nice to have a warm day to spend walking around.

We have a membership, so if you come and visit, we'll take you too! (:

Friday, October 08, 2010


I can't believe that I have not updated my blog since August! Holy Cow. It has really been a while. I have been working so hard on my other blog and have just ignored this one. So here is a nice looooong update for you!

Harmony started 6th grade this year. She is now in middle school. She had a rough start but has started to get in a good groove. She has made a group of friends and is enjoying school a lot more. She loves playing the clarinet in band. Not a big fan of p.e. but she is getting used to it.

Ethan is a busy boy with school, scouts and chess club. He has been so excited about chess right now. Apparently the coach is very funny and makes it a lot of fun. He has made some great friends in school and loves riding his bike everyday. Every Thursday he complains about having to go to Scouts, only to talk non stop about it for the rest of the week!

Connor is enjoying school also. He was elected as room rep and is so excited about it. He is a very good student but sooo quiet! On Monday he is headed for an appt. with a specialist. He has never really had a good control of his bladder. So he has an appt. with a urologist to get everything checked out. He has such a good attitude about all of it. He also loves Scouts. He has made a lot of friends and has plenty of play dates.

Ivan is getting used to kindergarten. He has his good days and bad, but he is learning and growing. His teacher is very tough and not very friendly &open. That has been very difficult for all of us. I am not the only parent who is having a hard time with her. Hopefully all of these growing pains will get worked out. Ivan is such a funny boy and keeps me on my toes. He loves riding his bike to school every day!

Mason is a busy, busy boy. Anything that is opened, he closes. If something is full, he empties it. He loves to get all the pots and pans, tupperware etc out of the cupboards. He is walking all over the place and is such a big boy. He has the brightest blue eyes and the sweetest smile you have ever seen.

We have less than 20 days left until we say goodbye to Ben. His battalion is getting ready to deploy. We are trying to fill our last few days with lots of family activities. A trip to Lego land is included in that schedule!!

Me...well there isn't too much to say. Just keeping up with my "tribe" is enough drama for me!