Sunday, June 26, 2011

Father's Day Weekend

Karl and the boys had a Father's Day camping night at the Schneider's home. The kids and dads had a great time eating hotdogs and smores, glow sticks, a snipe hunt, looking at the stars and of course sleeping in tents! The moms went out to dinner for a little "shower" for me. We had a really great time! I stayed the night at my sisters house and we went over to meet up with the boys in the morning for a big breakfast cooked over the fire! Karl, my dad, brother, and the boys went to a baseball game in the afternoon. In the evening we had my dad over for fish tacos. I think Karl had a great Father's Day!! How can you top camping, hotdogs, beer, baseball, fish tacos, and time with two really great little boys?

The boys set up "Cars City" on the patio with the left over firewood this weekend. They worked hard on this project and were very proud of themselves!

Karl had a track meet on the TV this afternoon. The boys thought the long jump was cool so after the meet Karl took them outside to practice long jumping. These pictures remind me of my Grandpa Crane. He was a world class track athlete. He mostly did sprints and long jump. I remember as a kid having long jump compititions with him in the backyard and down the hallway. I know Grandpa was looking from heaven and smiling watching his great-grandchildren long jump in the backyard!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Another Beach Day

Last Tuesday we spent a family day at Will Rogers State Beach. It was still cold but we made the best of it and had a great time. Karl wanted to get some fish tacos so we drove down the PCH and spotted a great little fresh fish dive that was having Tuesday Tacos!! They were the BEST fish tacos! I tried to recreate them for Father's Day...but didn't come close!
Since Karl has Tuesday's off now it is great family time. We played last week so this week was a "house work" day! Kall and I washed ALL the windows in the house! What a great guy...he knows how to keep his crazy prego wife happy!! My house is smiling and shinning now!! At least the windows are!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Last Day of Preschool

Last week was the last day of preschool for the summer! Micah's last day was Wed and Matt's "graduation" was on Thursday. It was bitter sweet. I know I am super emotional due to being prego but I couldn't help but be a little sad. I turned in Matt's kindergarten registration paperwork on Tues and went back to the car and cried for 20 minutes. How is it possible I am registering my little 5lb preemie for kindergarten?
Micah had a fantastic year at Noah's Ark Preschool and we will miss it next year...but we are trying something new. He will attend a different local preschool with Luke that will allow us to save on some costs and just try something different.
Matt's "graduation" was very cute. I have never been a fan of preschool graduation with caps and gowns...but it turned out to be special. Matt felt very dressed up in his "gold gown." The class did a little program and sang "Shake Your Sillies Out" and "Jump Jump Jump." Following those two songs very few kids still had their hats on!! Then the kids got cake and a balloon. It wasn't over the top and ended up being very cute. Of course, I cried!

Matt and his school buddy Jaiden. Matt and Jaiden became friends at the start of the year and were still good buddies at the end. That doesn't happen often in preschool!
Micah in front of the playground on his last day of preschool

I am now 33 weeks far so good! I'm a little concerned this could be another "Micah" and I'll go past my due date! Yikes...I really want this to be over in 4 weeks!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Our Day at Ventura Beach

Karl's brother, Jack, and family visited for the weekend. We ventured out to Ventura for a beach day on Saturday. The weather wasn't ideal but we had a great day. It was Brayden's first time at the beach and after a snack and brief warm up time he loved it! All three boys had a blast digging in the sand and playing in the water. The dads, Jack and Karl, win the Dad of the Year award for playing in the COLD water with the boys who didn't seem to notice the cold at all!! We thought we would only be there a short time but ended up chasing waves and digging for over 3 hours! We then went to the marina and got ice cream and played on the grass. Today we plan to pick cherries...stay tuned for pictures.