Oct 31, 2012

Mr. Tate and some Nana Loving

Kinda missed capturing this tie on a certain cuties milestone date, but I think these pictures would certainly suffice.

Oct 29, 2012

Why is this the BEST costume EVER!

Dumbledora the Explorer
I die laughing EVER time I look at it!  It makes me so happy. Thank you, whoever you are. You are AWESOME!

Oct 24, 2012

Happy Halloween

The festivities begin today (Harvest Festivals, Costume Parades, Playgroup parties, etc).  So I thought it only right to post the kids in their costumes this year (Before they get trashed) and wish you all a:

Ella- Medieval Princess (Cracker Barrel)
Asher- "Baby" Knight (that is what we call him, not to his liking, Costco)
Tate- Baby lion (Costco)
My favorite picture.  They are SO serious.
Love this little lion man.

Oct 22, 2012

Palm Springs with my love

A few weeks ago, my love and I, had the opportunity for a weekend getaway, no kids (thanks to Grammy Karen=Tate, Nana Annette=Asher, Aunt Sarah=Ella).

So we trudged into the heat (crutches and all, more on my bum foot later) of Palm Springs. And totally loved having time for just each other doing NOTHING (not something the two of us do much, it was wonderful).
Eating at Kobe Steakhouse (our favorite) sans the obnoxious couple next to us who kept talking about how much he HATED certain groups of people (including Mormon's, which I am in case you didn't know already) I felt like saying something but decided to enjoy my dinner with my lovely spouse instead.
Ned told me to pose here?  Matching bellies.
Ate at Pinocchio's in the Desert which we thought was just hilarious.  But it did have SUPER good food!  Ned absolutely loved his! 
Maybe that's why he started posing like THIS!

I was thrilled when I found an "I LOVE LUCY" statue, I always loved watching the show with my mom and Grandma and still today will watch it.

Then we played LOTS of pool (evenly matched with lots of scratches) and hit 2 movies.  IT was awesome.  I LOVE THIS MAN!  (Excuse the horrible iPhone photos)

Oct 16, 2012

7 months and counting

Our BABY BUMBLE BEE (as Asher calls him) is 7 months!

He is a HAPPY as can be. But WILL go from 0-10 in a moment.
He also just learned to scream FULL BLAST, which he enjoys doing now just for fun! 

The Fair (Funny Family Photo)

This picture is hilarious to me!

We ventured to the "Perris" fair down the street, because it's only 2 minutes away.

It was cold (verging on rain) but we decided to tough it out since I had promised my kids the last 2 years and NEVER kept that promise.  (So a little sad they figured that one out and now they get it and get mad at me if I don't do what I say...)

So commentary:

  • Ned looks just thrilled to be there. Doesn't he? He actually had a fun time, I don't know why he looks so bitter here.

  • Tate is probably checking out the pig that literally tried to attack me, another story.
  • I am smiling, despite being exhausted after a long bout of migraines that week.  Thrown together to make it there, determined to get to the darn fair this year.  I walked around with one of Tate's blankets on my neck because I am a cold Cali girl now.
  • Kyler (my friend Kim's little guy, she was taking the picture) probably not thrilled to be on my lap.

  • Ella. Well need I say more! She was THRILLED to be at the fair and was living it up. Until Ned got her on the Monster Truck and then she freaked out and tried to jump off.

  • Nana and Boppie lookin' cute with Ryan and Asher (giving their best smiles).

  • Peyton always trying to copy my kids (Ella in this case) which is usually NOT a good thing. 
  • And prego April a sport walking around.

Oct 2, 2012

Does anyone know?

How darn excited I am for this movie!

I just read the full length (NOT abridged- 1463 pages) book this last year and am a bit obsessed.  So let me just put it out there that I am excited!  Christmas Day it comes out.

What is it about:
Prisoner 24601, known as Jean Valjean, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. Set in early revolutionary France, the story reaches resolution against the background of the June Rebellion. 

Oct 1, 2012

A few "Gems" found

Tate pouting
You know: reading the paper, eating a strawberry with my legs crossed

Because we are cool like that!
Isn't this what every father and son do in the public bathroom?!?
These boys...
Playing air hockey (and didn't realize her face was filthy)
Asher picking my nose.

This kid does not even care! We all finished eating at Benhihana, got up and left and he just sat there eating by himself, he was NOT leaving that ice cream.

 OH WHAT A FAMILY WE HAVE. Fun times though, that's for sure!