Friday, March 7, 2014


With all the snow we have been getting lately, we headed over to the school to go sledding on some great hills.  They have several and each one offers something fun.  The boys had a blast.  I even took a few turns!  It brought back many memories of spending ALL DAY outside sledding with family and friends when I was a kid.  Some good memories were made!

Here are two videos from our day.  
This is Anthony going backwards.

You can't tell from my position buy Christian does get some good air on his run down the hill.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Valentines Day

 The boys' Valentine mailboxes.


Every holiday we have this drink.  I decided to buy some and save it for a special night.  One Sunday we didn't go to my in-laws after church (much to the sadness of the boys) and I told them we could have something fun at the house.  Anthony pipes up "Can we have the marijuana?"  I look over at Diego like "What?"  I asked Anthony what he was talking about.  He again asked if we could have the marijuana I bought.  I had no clue what he was talking about.  He said "you know the one in the refrigerator? Like the one we have at Abuelitas?"  Then it dawned on me that he was talking about the sparkling cider.  We all had a good laugh on the way home.




A couple weeks ago I went and played Bingo for the first time.  All I could think of was the episode of "Roseanne" where they go and play bingo and all the women have their troll dolls and good luck items lined up on their table. I was ready for action!

The place looks empty but it filled up.  We were the youngest people there!  People take Bingo serious.  They drop some serious cash on it too.   Many had special made bags to hold the ink dotters.  Many had several paper games and electronic games going at the same time.  Serious business!

I did get to yell "Bingo!" once and then 2 seconds later some guy behind me yelled it too.  Luckily it was only the two of us so we only had to cut the pay in half for that game.  But at least I got to yell "Bingo!"

Running Errands

Out running errands one Saturday.  Bringing the whole crew with me plus our adopted neighbor is always interesting.  Things heard along our trip:

Neighbor: Christian who sings this song? 
Christian: Justin Timberlake
Neighbor: Nice..let's keep it that way.
(Christian was singing along to the radio)

"What's going on in the world today? We've got pollution & other crazy stuff."

"How can you not like Taco Bell?!!"

"How do you break up a band because of a girl?"

Good Times!

Pinewood Derby


 Christian was the only one from the family to compete this year.
    It went really well for him. 
 He came in 3rd overall.

 The top 3

Thursday, November 21, 2013



 On Veteran's Day I took the boys to hike Old Rag.  It has been on my bucket list for years and now that the boys are older and can do more 'grown up' things, the time had come.  We stayed at this awesome ranch that my friend lives on.  It is sweet!!  The boys loved it and keep asking "when can we go back?" 



My friends son put out this trap to catch a rabbit but caught this possum instead.  When he went to tell his dad what he caught the dad said they'd shoot it later.  The eyes on my boys head went wide and asked if they could stay to see that!  The answer was no, we'd be hiking but they kept asking along the hike if I thought they killed it yet.  Such boys!

 Off to hike!
  It was a good/tough climb.  Things I heard along the trail:

"Why are we doing this?"
"Why did we even come here?"
"When are the bears coming out?"
"How much further?"
"I can't believe we haven't seen any bears yet?"
"This is great!"
"This is so fun!"
"This is AWESOME!"
"Do you think we will see bears on the way down?"

 The trail had these huge rocks all over.  It was boy heaven.  
They didn't really care so much for the hiking.  
They just loved climbing the rocks.



It was fun trying to squeeze through and pull yourself up and over all the rocks.
  Definitely the boys favorite part.




Christian is trying to get a little inspiration.

Photo Bombed by Diego!

Poor Anthony was done by the end.  The whole hike was about 9miles round trip and he was pooped.  It didn't help that when we got to the bottom of the mountain we still had 2 1/2 miles to go to get to the car.  He cried a good mile.  All I could think was "Please let us see a bear...that would make Anthony so happy!"  He was the one who kept asking "When are the bears coming out?!"

 By the time we got back in the car we were all pooped. 
 It was a great day with great weather. 
 We plan on doing it again!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The next Bear Grylls

We are on a kick of watching survival shows here at our house.  Diego has figured out how to catch fish with a water bottle and little bits of bread.  He is quite good at it.  I have decided it would be ok to get stranded somewhere with Diego.  He knows his stuff.

Looking for the fish.

Attracting the fish with bread.

This is what I see as he's setting up his trap.
  I'm thinking I don't want to know what made all those holes.

 It's hard to tell but there are fish swimming all around the bottle.

He pushes the bottle down so the fish can swim in easier.

His catch!
  Earlier in the day he fed the ones he caught to his turtle.